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by PopulusTremula
11:19 Tue 03 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cab Sauv: your personality = not subtle
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Cab Sauv: your personality = not subtle

djewesbury wrote:Ugh. I hate Malbec. I never touch New World wines. Did I mention, can't stand Malbec.
Perchance a Cahors would float your boat?
by PopulusTremula
16:52 Mon 02 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 Harvest
Replies: 72
Views: 9722

Re: 2015 Harvest

I'll skip ahead to the end point:

2015 - there was weather, wines were made. Best of the 21st century if the middlemen are to be believed.
by PopulusTremula
15:16 Mon 02 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-bottle table lamp
Replies: 73
Views: 9779

Re: Port-bottle table lamp

djewesbury wrote: Be VERY careful what you say about things that are old, decrepit, technically outdated and generally unfit for purpose. How do you think we all end up here?
My post relates to dwellings only but can of course be extended to include other "things" as one may deem appropriate.
by PopulusTremula
14:51 Mon 02 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-bottle table lamp
Replies: 73
Views: 9779

Re: Port-bottle table lamp

Paint method is best. Use liquid wax resist and small paint brush (like those used for airplane modelling) to seal top of neck. Let paint dry thoroughly before removing wax with hair dryer (or paint removing gun) and then wipe clean. I'd take Foster's architecture over that of jug ears any day but t...
by PopulusTremula
12:26 Thu 29 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: UK earthquake
Replies: 12
Views: 2690

Re: UK earthquake

Another wildcatter out fracturing the earth's crust? Are my bottles at Vinotheque unharmed? Will pork pie production in nearby Melton Mowbray grind to a halt and if so, will TPF's northwestern piemaker be able to fill the void.
by PopulusTremula
01:49 Thu 22 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2070
Views: 316509

Re: Apostrophe crimes

On a positive or practical note, at least i chose the right thread for my plethora of grammatical and logical errors. Must have saved people time when quoting. :)
by PopulusTremula
17:44 Wed 21 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2070
Views: 316509

Re: Apostrophe crimes

Well said and i can but agree even though i am not au fait with all details and intricacies concerning academic life, education policies etc.

This topic is a well-beaten horse but it seems the old nag just refuses to die...
by PopulusTremula
16:02 Wed 21 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2070
Views: 316509

Re: Apostrophe crimes

1. I think this has more to do with government policy toward third level education than any supposed problems at second level. But anyway, yes, that's why I said it was a perpetual problem. As in more unis equals dilution of the student brain pool? I would not disagree with that per se but would pr...
by PopulusTremula
13:52 Wed 21 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2070
Views: 316509

Re: Apostrophe crimes

Two quick tongue-in-cheek thoughts on DJ's lamentation above: 1. It is in the nature of those who are not young to worry about and to decry the abilities of those who are. This has gone on for millennia. 2. I suspect your population sample is small, biased and unrepresentative of the young populatio...
by PopulusTremula
19:06 Tue 20 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Where is everyone..?
Replies: 23
Views: 3342

Re: Where is everyone..?

I too like trees, which is why I noticed the the handle. Fortunately Somerset's full of them, not too many Aspen though. It's the noise and the quivering that intrigue me about them. One of my most effective ways of dealing with stress and troublesome questions is to walk through the beech woods wi...
by PopulusTremula
10:24 Tue 20 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Where is everyone..?
Replies: 23
Views: 3342

Re: Where is everyone..?

It's the Aspen. Isn't there a bit of mythology about why it trembles? Purely a rhetorical question I shall look it up myself. Indeed the Aspen. What can i say, i like trees, the smell, sound and colour of a forest, different depending on the predominating specie, season and time of day etc. Beats h...
by PopulusTremula
11:54 Mon 12 Jan 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: German wine
Replies: 21
Views: 9364

Re: Pointless Statistics

I realise that you may well be looking higher-end, but in case of interest my Riesling picks of the last year (with price in euros in [] after the name) were as follows: # Georg Breuer Terra Montosa 2004 [20.00] : Full, golden, minerals and green apples, tart sharp, honey finish - Georg Breuer: in ...
by PopulusTremula
09:08 Fri 09 Jan 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: German wine
Replies: 21
Views: 9364

Re: Pointless Statistics

Robert Weil is indeed overpriced, but so is Meyer-Näkel in my view (the RW of the Ahr). I will send you a longer PM over the weekend with some suggestions concerning the Ahr and the Rheingau. Agree that M-N is not exactly cheap but it seems to me that top German Spätburgunder never is and also, not...
by PopulusTremula
21:19 Thu 08 Jan 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: German wine
Replies: 21
Views: 9364

Re: Pointless Statistics

Answers are quite simple: Ahr: Meyer-Näkel, bought on a whim one might say. Have not tried any others. Rheinhessen: I like Wittmann's GGs and Keller's GGs as well as other wines from K. Have not tried Rheingau and the only big name that springs (to my somewhat narrow) mind is R Weil whose wines alwa...
by PopulusTremula
15:54 Thu 08 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 38583

Re: Pointless Statistics

Have done a quick and dirty rundown of the wines i keep in storage at Vinotheque and the numbers came up as follows, all based on 75cl bottle equivalents: (rounding errors are mine) Countries Austria 1.10% France 25.33% Germany 25.63% Italy 8.83% (of which 14% is from Tuscany, rest is from Piemonte)...
by PopulusTremula
19:03 Wed 07 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: General query on maturity in half bottles
Replies: 48
Views: 6274

Re: General query on maturity in half bottles

Why can't certain things be allowed to remain mysteries like how does the graphite get crammed into pencils or how are bucatini made?

It seems to me that even a perfect formula for half bottle maturation is still a less satisfactory method than that of pulling a cork on periodic sample bottles.
by PopulusTremula
17:52 Wed 07 Jan 2015
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Boeuf Turnbull
Replies: 8
Views: 3578

Re: Boeuf Turnbull

djewesbury wrote:The Wine Society accidentally sold me something Australian
I would be curious to know who caused the accident? TWS are usually on the ball in my view.
by PopulusTremula
15:53 Tue 06 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Most evolved halves - G90 or W87 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1970

Re: Most evolved halves - G90 or W87 ?

Don't most storage facilities offer single bottle withdrawals nowadays?

If you can't pick and mix, then do what Julian suggested and get both out in their entirety.
by PopulusTremula
14:29 Tue 30 Dec 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Christie’s auctions
Replies: 141
Views: 13677

Re: Christie’s auctions

Thank you for digging these out and posting them, most fascinating. I suppose i don't need to ask you to keep it up, but please do.

Also, what is the intended outcome from collecting these? Are you creating a database of all port sold at Christie's and if so, what will this be used for?
by PopulusTremula
22:54 Wed 17 Dec 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A glass of port with DrDirk
Replies: 41
Views: 12463

Re: A glass of port with DrDirk

Sadly i will have to pull out, doing the graveyard shift feeding No.2.
by PopulusTremula
13:38 Tue 16 Dec 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Concerts/Gigs/Shows
Replies: 74
Views: 24543

Re: Concerts/Gigs/Shows

djewesbury wrote:Why?
To make room for the waffer thin mint?
by PopulusTremula
11:01 Tue 16 Dec 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Concerts/Gigs/Shows
Replies: 74
Views: 24543

Re: Concerts/Gigs/Shows

I've got tickets for Room on the Broom on Sunday. Should be good though i fear the audience might be a little runny-nosed and fidgety.
by PopulusTremula
18:49 Fri 05 Dec 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Fat middle-aged males
Replies: 42
Views: 5903

Re: Fat middle-aged males

No port. Armagnac for me tonight.
by PopulusTremula
11:05 Mon 01 Dec 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A dry red port?
Replies: 24
Views: 2412

Re: A dry red port?

A suggestion half tongue-in-cheek would be that you look for Cali fruit bombs. Often these have alcohol levels not far from that of port, achieved w/o fortification. Alternatively, Amarone might fit the bill.
by PopulusTremula
10:14 Mon 01 Dec 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Taylor
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: 1985 Taylor

Bruce Guimaraens?