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by DRT
00:11 Fri 22 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 72
Views: 3632

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

akzy wrote:
21:45 Thu 21 Feb 2019
After taking council from DRT, please put me down for a yes. First time doing something like this - considering bringing a 1980 Smith Woodhouse.
An excellent decision, and the SW80 will be a very welcome addition to the line-up, thank you.
by DRT
00:01 Fri 22 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 72
Views: 3632

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

AHB wrote:
18:29 Thu 21 Feb 2019
Would I be allowed to bring a bottle of Bomfim 1965?
Yes please!!!!! 88)
by DRT
01:01 Thu 21 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 72
Views: 3632

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

akzy wrote:
23:03 Wed 20 Feb 2019
It might actually be chance for my first meeting. Can I be placed as a reserve for the time being?
You would be very welcome! These things fill up quickly so please confirm ASAP :wink:
by DRT
19:57 Wed 20 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 72
Views: 3632

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

Thanks, guys.

If happy to go sighted could you please announce which VP you will be bringing to allow JDAW to do what JDAW does?

Thanks
by DRT
19:44 Wed 20 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 72
Views: 3632

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

Once again it is time for me to share a bottle of 1965 VP with friends to ensure I live for at least another 12 months.

Default food orders will be assumed unless special requests received.

Please come and join us to enjoy some nice Vintage Ports in good company.
by DRT
19:39 Wed 20 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 72
Views: 3632

Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

When? 18:30 on Tuesday 26 th March 2019. Where? The Red Room at the B&F - Food order . Who? DRT - Taylor Vargellas 1965 & Fonseca 1970; AHB - Dow Quinta do Bomfim 1965; JDAW - Fonseca 1966; CMAG - Morgan 1963; PW - Butler Nephew 1970; BMHR - Graham 1970; MPM - Warre 1960; CPR - Taylor 1977; DRL - W...
by DRT
01:44 Wed 20 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Mystery tasting notes
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Mystery tasting notes

I should probably sort out a review thread, then you can post notes. Thank you. If you put the paperwork on the web (or have me do it) it’ll go in the list . I have never seen the list before today. I am very pleased to have been party to the tasting of 31 March 2007 as it perhaps marks the day whe...
by DRT
16:59 Sun 17 Feb 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 13 Feb 2019 - The 10th Anniverary Vesuvio Case tasting
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Wed 13 Feb 2019 - The 10th Anniverary Vesuvio Case tasting

Thank you, Christopher. I very much enjoyed this event and it was very interesting to taste these Vintage Ports 13 years on from when I first tasted them at the Quinta with you, AHB and others.
by DRT
09:07 Sun 17 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port

idj123 wrote:
13:41 Sat 16 Feb 2019
Very gin-esque.
The marketing that I have seen is aimed at using this for Port & Tonic, so the gin thing makes sense.
by DRT
21:21 Fri 15 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

PhilW wrote:
15:56 Fri 15 Feb 2019
DRT wrote:
15:09 Fri 15 Feb 2019
I would be too scared to describe my mother-in-law as "fabulous, but slightly faded" :shock:
Perhaps the Red Queen might be more appropriate in your case then?
More Olenna Tyrell than The Red Witch Queen :roll:
by DRT
20:20 Fri 15 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port

Posted on Instagram today...


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I like the packaging 88)
by DRT
15:09 Fri 15 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

No chance for me I'm afraid due to half-term commitments. That's a great idea for Dirk: a wine called The Mother-in-Law. Perhaps "The Duchess" (a fabulous, but slightly faded LBV) would be more in keeping with the Niepoortland series; though I always hoped Dirk might add a Caterpillar-based port to...
by DRT
09:58 Fri 15 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Unfortunately I will not be in London on 20th Feb.

For clarity, is the theme "Bring your mother-in-law to a tasting"?
by DRT
00:11 Thu 14 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 2327

Re: Sell collection

I paid GBP 75 per bottle (just under USD 100) last time I bought Graham 1963. That's the market I am able to buy in. Maybe I should be arbitraging Port from the UK to New York... Wow. I think I've got some learning to do. To be fair, AHB has been consistent in telling us that he has not been buying...
by DRT
16:28 Wed 13 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1763

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

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by DRT
22:06 Mon 11 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 -

I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969. You now have 68 attempts remaining. Does this scupper my idea of bringing a 1960? :x Not at all, with the assumed justification of "it has a 6 and a 9 in it". There was nothing wrong with FG96 either, on the same basi...
by DRT
21:55 Mon 11 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 2327

Re: Sell collection

Obviously I was not looking for someone who was bottom fishing. Seems like there are a lot of folks like that on the forum. As far as I can see no one on this forum has been in any way disrespectful to you. Your comments above are unnecessary. I refer you to Rule 1 , which is essentially "Be nice"....
by DRT
21:02 Mon 11 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 -

PhilW wrote:
17:58 Sun 10 Feb 2019
AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
You now have 68 attempts remaining.
Does this scupper my idea of bringing a 1960? :x
by DRT
19:26 Mon 11 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 27451

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

awaiting decisions from DRT. What decisions have I to make? Deadline for reconfirmations has passed. Who moves to and from the waitlist? OK. One step at a time: Since my last update on 9th November 2018 I can only see one reconfirmation from Ben Read. JDAW, please confirm I have not missed anyone. ...
by DRT
10:34 Sun 10 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 27451

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

jdaw1 wrote:
19:07 Sat 09 Feb 2019
awaiting decisions from DRT.
What decisions have I to make?
by DRT
16:46 Thu 07 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Yes please.
by DRT
20:45 Wed 30 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Well I never...
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Well I never...

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by DRT
19:56 Thu 17 Jan 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Day trip up the Douro Valley
Replies: 7
Views: 1383

Re: Day trip up the Douro Valley

Quinta do Vesuvio - do they still do visits, if booked in advance? (I read a while ago that they did, not sure if this changed with the Bomfim visitor centre opening). If yes, then do they do lunch as well? As Vesuvio is my favourite house, this is somewhere I'd really like to visit. Unless you hav...