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by DRT
22:44 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 110
Views: 18864

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Re-confirms from JDAW ; DJ ; ADV ; DRT . Hoping to move from reserve list to main list: MPM . By private message one person has requested removal. Could we add the fact that it is a Sunday to the title? Have we booked a room at the B&F? Hopefully we will be able to get the Red Room — but I'm not su...
by DRT
20:05 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's Christmas port?
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Dow's Christmas port?

AHB wrote:
09:34 Tue 06 Nov 2018
I saw a bottle of this for sale in John Lewis on Saturday. It came in a polished copper wire bottle cradle shaped like a reindeer. I thought it was rather cute; my better half thought it tacky. I was not allowed to buy it.
I agree with your better half.
by DRT
19:53 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

Andy Velebil wrote:
04:00 Tue 06 Nov 2018
I’ve never seen that bottle used prior to late 1960’s.
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by DRT
23:03 Mon 05 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

bottled after the Selo came to exist based on bottle, without Selo is a major red flag. How do you know when it was bottled? Could have been in 1901, 1910, 1936 or 1952. The first two would definitely not have a Selo. Some googling of London company archives might turn up something about the wine m...
by DRT
21:01 Wed 31 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: 1991 Morgan

Just reread this tasting note. I fear the Morgan 91 is the definition of a port drunk to young. As a group we must have had over a Pipe at one point, I fear we don’t have much left! That is simply following the tradition of how clubs and other institutions would drink their Vintage Port. Julian's b...
by DRT
23:31 Mon 29 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: 1994 Fonseca

Very nice indeed. Surprisingly young and un-evolved from a half bottle. A massive fruit bomb with no adolescent harshness. Lovely port.

AHB commented that JDAW would have loved this. He wasn't wrong, but neither or us could bring ourselves to save some to test that theory.
by DRT
18:30 Sun 28 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 23
Views: 1541

Re: Tue 30th October

AHB wrote:
18:25 Fri 12 Oct 2018
DRT wrote:
16:45 Fri 12 Oct 2018
AHB wrote:
14:19 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Theme: Mature Single Quinta (or Second Label) Ports (mature >20 years since the vintage)
Blind?
Blind or sighted at the bringer’s option.
I'm bringing blind.
by DRT
17:17 Wed 24 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre's 1977VP during dinner @Buckingham Palace
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Warre's 1977VP during dinner @Buckingham Palace

Andy Velebil wrote:
14:07 Wed 24 Oct 2018
That’s a lot of bottles of Latour and Warre’s for that many people.
For 170 people who won't be drinking much that's about 3 to 4 cases of Latour 90 and 1 case of Warre 77.

The Latour is £9-10k per case on WS so I think I'd rather be paying for the Port :roll:
by DRT
21:51 Sun 21 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's Christmas port?
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Dow's Christmas port?

It's a basic ruby port which was (is?) sold in UK supermarkets at a particular time of year.
by DRT
23:09 Thu 18 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 23
Views: 1541

Re: Tue 30th October

jdaw1 wrote:
22:45 Thu 18 Oct 2018
AHB wrote:
14:19 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Theme: Mature Single Quinta (or Second Label) Ports (mature defined as >20 years since the vintage)
AHB wrote:
16:48 Thu 18 Oct 2018
and a bottle of GM04!
2018−2004 ≱ 20.

I have a good 2001 single-quinta to hand. Would that be allowed?
Yes. (but I am not the organiser)
by DRT
18:23 Wed 17 Oct 2018
Forum: Press Releases and Announcements
Topic: Douro Harvest Report 2018 by Paul Symington
Replies: 0
Views: 788

Douro Harvest Report 2018 by Paul Symington

Douro Harvest Report 2018 The End of the Longest Drought We assumed that we would revert to a normal year after the driest ever growing-season in 2017, but we were wrong, and the long drought continued through to March 2018. The Douro had endured 20 consecutive months with well below average rainfa...
by DRT
17:56 Wed 17 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Luxury Edition of 'Port Vintages'
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Luxury Edition of 'Port Vintages'

I'm in for one of these!!! 88)
by DRT
17:27 Mon 15 Oct 2018
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: The "D" is not working.
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: The "D" is not working.

I have bodged a fix so it works now.

I need to figure out a permanent fix as it will be overwritten when I generate a new version of the index.
by DRT
17:01 Sat 13 Oct 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 16
Views: 2102

Re: Wine Auctioneer

We can clearly see the character 0 or O and also the kerning between that and its neighbouring character. If it were the word PORT, either way round, the adjacent letters would be well off the side of the bottle. Not only that, but the full word P O R T would be wider than the cork itself. Whilst t...
by DRT
16:50 Sat 13 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 114
Views: 33040

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

benread wrote:
21:38 Fri 12 Oct 2018
A hotel with an old fashioned outdoor pool. 5 miles down the road from me! And with a direct train from Reigate. You didn’t need to drink alone!
I will remember that the next time I stay there!
by DRT
18:46 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 23
Views: 1541

Re: Tue 30th October

As this is looking like a small gathering should we perhaps consider having it at The Tappit Hen, which opens on the previous evening?
by DRT
16:53 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

It is perhaps significant that ten days after this tasting no one has posted a review of the evening, so here goes. I did not take detailed notes but on the night of the tasting I sent the following summary to a friend on WhatsApp... "A good tasting, not a great tasting. The old wines were tired - 1...
by DRT
16:45 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 23
Views: 1541

Re: Tue 30th October

AHB wrote:
14:19 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Theme: Mature Single Quinta (or Second Label) Ports (mature >20 years since the vintage)
Blind?
by DRT
16:41 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 23
Views: 1541

Re: Tue 30th October

And me.
by DRT
00:18 Wed 10 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 114
Views: 33040

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

The Mercure Hotel at Box Hill, Burford Bridge has the following to offer...

Cockburn's Fine Ruby - £4.95/70ml, £35 per bottle
Graham's LBV 2012 - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle
Graham's 10yr Tawny - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle
by DRT
22:51 Tue 09 Oct 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 3 bottles of vintage port
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: 3 bottles of vintage port

Pictures sent by email from Sue...
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Sue Harmond wrote:I inherited them 9 years ago after my Mum passed away. They have always been stored laying down and out of sunlight as advised by my dad. I believe they were given to them as gifts.
I’m based in Thundersley Essex.
by DRT
21:52 Tue 09 Oct 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 3 bottles of vintage port
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: 3 bottles of vintage port

Hi Sue,

You have my email address so if you send me the pictures I will happily post them for you.

Can you please tell us roughly where you (or the bottles) are and what you know about how and where they have been stored?

Derek