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by PopulusTremula
10:53 Thu 02 Apr 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Warre
Replies: 10
Views: 3155

Re: 1966 Warre

Incorrectly guessed as Noval '66 but hey-ho at least i got the vintage right. Dark-ish ruby. Good hit of dark fruit and stone fruit kernels on the nose which carries onto the palate. Initially (shortly after pour), this had a slightly harsh and alcoholic end note which vanished during the course of ...
by PopulusTremula
10:47 Thu 02 Apr 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 31 March 2015 at B&F, 1965s & G66 & W66 & G80
Replies: 15
Views: 8466

Re: Tue 31 March 2015 at B&F, 1965s & G66 & W66 & G80

jdaw1 wrote:Mike and Magnus: you have been emailed pictures of your TNs. Please acknowledge receipt.
Acknowledged with thanks
by PopulusTremula
10:45 Thu 02 Apr 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Graham
Replies: 5
Views: 2384

Re: 1980 Graham

True to form, I was nowhere close in guessing this which i had "pegged" as Croft 1995 (intended as Roeda of course). Dark, closed and something of a brute in the way its components appear to veer off in separate directions. I think Julian's recommendation to leave well alone for 20 years may do some...
by PopulusTremula
10:38 Thu 02 Apr 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 31 March 2015 at B&F, 1965s & G66 & W66 & G80
Replies: 15
Views: 8466

Re: Tue 31 March 2015 at B&F, 1965s & G66 & W66 & G80

This was indeed an excellent evening!Entertaining tales, hearty laughter and good company combined with some rather stunning ports made this a very memorable event. A special thank you must go out to Derek who very kindly provided no less than five ports from 1965! *doffing hat* For me it was a very...
by PopulusTremula
08:59 Tue 31 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

MPM and MW decanted. Signs of promise were displayed by both.

Placemats have been printed.
by PopulusTremula
14:24 Mon 30 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Neck labels have been prepared.

I will print the placemats tomorrow.
by PopulusTremula
05:48 Mon 30 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

jdaw1 wrote:
PopulusTremula wrote:I would amend the bracketed section to "och Dereks fem från '65"
I have curled the apostrophe: “och Dereks fem från ’65”. If this is wrong, I’ll change it.
Looks great. Thank you.
by PopulusTremula
21:55 Sun 29 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Placemats updated. Magnus: even under the best of circumstances, my Swedish plurals can be irregular. After some sparkles, some left-over Rioja, some left-over Croft 2004 LBV, and some newly decanted Offley LBV 2007, they can be downright unusual. Please check the central header. I would amend the ...
by PopulusTremula
21:51 Sun 29 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:No word yet from Christopher? Or Alex?
Or Phil.
Sadly, Phil has advised that he is unable to attend. I have amended list of attendees.
by PopulusTremula
02:01 Sat 28 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Beetroot salad followed by medium rare sirloin with chips, bearnaise and buttered carrots please.
by PopulusTremula
16:45 Tue 24 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

idj123 wrote:A client has determined that I have to now be in Glasgow on 31 March and despite investigation into whether I can still get back in time, this is not realistic and so reluctantly I'll have to drop out :(
Sorry to hear, you will be missed!
by PopulusTremula
16:45 Tue 24 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

jdaw1 wrote:Please keep the list of people in the first post updated, as the placemats match that list.

Done. We're currently at 6 confirmed, one probable and one unlikely.
by PopulusTremula
11:31 Tue 24 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

jdaw1 wrote:
PopulusTremula wrote:Feel free to edit first post. Thank you for your help.
The placemats have been added to the first post.
Excellent work on these. I especially like the title, which I only noticed now.
by PopulusTremula
11:28 Tue 24 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Events have conspired to prevent me from attending Thursday's tasting . While that is a catastrophe, there is a silver lining. I can now attend this tasting :D For the purpose of this event, that is good news indeed. I have edited the first post. Also, I spoke to Kasha at B&F this morning. She is o...
by PopulusTremula
11:13 Mon 23 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Nine people won’t squeeze into the Green Room. Please consider amending the booking for the Red Room. Julian: Would the Ovens at B&F be suitable for a tasting in terms of light, privacy etc? Also, can the green room fit seven (current probable headcount)? If yes and no, then I'll book the Ovens but...
by PopulusTremula
15:49 Fri 20 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Venue: B&F at 18:30 (Green Room has been booked for 6 people) Nine people won’t squeeze into the Green Room. Please consider amending the booking for the Red Room. Red Room is not available as it's already booked. Tom at B&F suggested the Ovens which apparently can seat up to 30 people. They hold a...
by PopulusTremula
11:58 Mon 16 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

djewesbury wrote:I've booked a flight.. I now have to figure out what to do about a bottle. I'll report back.
Excellent. You have gone from tentative to firm.
by PopulusTremula
16:30 Thu 12 Mar 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: recent tasting of 1980 VP
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

recent tasting of 1980 VP

Phil's post in the 31st March tasting thread made me visit the VP site run by my Swedish brethren. There I found a recent review of 25 VPs from 1980 which was interesting to read. This vintage is fascinating in the way it completely flies below the radar, perhaps with the exception of Dow, but yet s...
by PopulusTremula
16:07 Thu 12 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

flash and CMAG added to the list. Would be great if you both could make it.
by PopulusTremula
13:02 Thu 12 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

PhilW wrote:Hi Magnus - I would love to join you, but the chance is very slim (~10%); will let you know if it becomes viable.

I have put you down as very tentative. We live in hope.
by PopulusTremula
07:52 Thu 12 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Idj and jdaw most gratefully added.

Feel free to edit first post. Thank you for your help.
by PopulusTremula
17:10 Wed 11 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Re: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

The Ards peninsula! Well. If you're near Belfast perhaps I can distract you for a night. I may be able to attend on the 31st. A distraction would have been manna from heaven. Alas, neither time nor protocol allow for any such escapades. The Easter weekend will be spent eating incinerated roast beef...
by PopulusTremula
12:49 Wed 11 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind
Replies: 79
Views: 26015

Tuesday 31st March - informal and blind

Realizing that the proposed date follows hot on the heels of the tasting on 26th March and that this is the Easter week when people may have retreat to their chalets, cottages, country piles or whatever, is there any interest in an informal gathering on Tuesday 31st March? I have been busy with work...
by PopulusTremula
12:27 Fri 20 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanting method experimentation
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: Decanting method experimentation

Thanks Phil, very interesting. I always use muslin which is folded a few times into a small sieve (approx. 6 cm diam.) and whilst i have not conducted any real tests, at least not of comparable quality to yours, i have always been pleased with the results. 1. The muslin captures the sediment, even o...
by PopulusTremula
13:52 Fri 13 Feb 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London
Replies: 166
Views: 38927

Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Sadly my attendance has become impossible. Please remove me from the list.