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by Zelandakh
15:34 Sat 29 Oct 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fortified Friday
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Re: Fortified Friday

And my old company had a group of about 20 who would celebrate "Thirsty Thursday" although not with port.
by Zelandakh
15:32 Sat 29 Oct 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fortified Friday
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Re: Fortified Friday

Tom - every Friday?

I like fortified Friday, but equally enjoy fortified firsday too. And it would be entirely unfair on the other days of the week to leave them cold. How about fortified day? :-)
by Zelandakh
15:34 Fri 28 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

A port omelette? Eek.

Well, the sun is out here on the hill and Manhattan looks great. See you as the sun sets.

N
by Zelandakh
22:34 Wed 26 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

I don't have any to decant as SushiNorth is doing that, but I'd say personal judgement but preferably at least 24 hours :-)

Child coverage issue - there's a lot of it about!!
by Zelandakh
21:19 Wed 26 Oct 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Tawny suggestion pls
Replies: 21
Views: 5931

Re: Tawny suggestion pls

The Sandeman 20 is good price in Waitrose at around the 38 mark. As mentioed, lasts for ages after opening in terms of degradation although I can get thirsty which doesn't help its chances :-)
by Zelandakh
20:36 Wed 26 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

Plus charges for practicing this week ;-)
by Zelandakh
14:47 Wed 26 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

Looking good. Placemats for sure is a good next bet...

9 bottles, 9 people means 81 glasses assuming no incidents.

Really looking forward to it.

N
by Zelandakh
19:54 Wed 19 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

Sushi - thanks for giving the updates, yes I'm a 3 now and thanks to Sushi, we're fully adopted.

9 of the flight sounds fantastic.

Looking forward to meeting you all.
by Zelandakh
21:54 Tue 18 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

Anyone else want to attend?
Any other adoptions?
Roll up for an 8 person tasting.

I'd ideally like to get the details nailed in the next few days as that's when I leave to head stateside.
by Zelandakh
22:00 Mon 10 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

cacao is chocolate ;-) It will probably be me needing a hot chocolate and yawning all evening...
by Zelandakh
20:19 Mon 10 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

Zelandakh - W77
Lorna - (Mrs Zelandakh) - TBC
My brother - TBC
Sushi - SWC77 and SWC84LBV to split
gman - T84LBV
differentdave - D77
ChrisDoty - Sa77
Terry (Mrs Chris) - W86LBV

So we only need one more bottle and we're sorted.

Current 4 77s and 3 LBV...getting thirsty just thinking about it.
by Zelandakh
23:08 Sat 08 Oct 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: More Graham’s ‟Single Tawnies”
Replies: 15
Views: 2823

Re: More Graham’s ‟Single Tawnies”

Unfortunately not caused by anything I did but my birth year is 1970. It is a bugger to get decently price port. At least my son had the fortitude to be born in 1999 which is at least vaguely affordable. Can I suggest that you change your birth year by dead poll to something that had a good year - y...
by Zelandakh
20:42 Sat 08 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

Can I get some adoption options PM'd please? I'll need 3 please :-)

Placemats is a good point - any volunteers?
by Zelandakh
11:54 Fri 07 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

Perfect - 2 ladies in the group sounds good.

Sounds like we are nearly there, need to confirm a theme then look at adopting options.
by Zelandakh
15:37 Thu 06 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

OK, so next steps are the theme - will be decided by the local members and what is in their cellar. I would like to adopt as would my brother and would my GF. Babysitter has now fallen through so my sis in law isn't now coming - sorry about that. Q: What about glasses - are they provided by the venu...
by Zelandakh
21:02 Tue 04 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

Looks like we're a maximum of 7 and yet the table is booked for 8. Do we have a mystery attendee?
by Zelandakh
20:59 Tue 04 Oct 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1460
Views: 256991

Re: Latest buy

Aim me at your cellar Chris - I'll show you "full" :-)
by Zelandakh
20:50 Tue 04 Oct 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Borges Vintage 1985
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Re: Borges Vintage 1985

Had about 10 cases of Borges 80 over the years and it was gorgeous and subtle. I'd certainly expect it to be good. PM if you want to spread the risk :-)
by Zelandakh
20:09 Tue 04 Oct 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1460
Views: 256991

Re: Latest buy

7 Croft Roeda 95 (ordered 12 but only 7 left when they came to ship - boo)
7 Niepoort 99 to lay down for the boy's 21st as that's his birth year

My evening midweek tipple has gone up in price - 50cl Dow's Midnight, gotta find something else palatable...
by Zelandakh
20:03 Tue 04 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

OK, so shall we settle on Warre's as a theme then? I'd like to adopt a bottle please and for simplicity would also like to ask for a second bottle for adoption by my brother. I will ask the ladies whether they are planning on attending with red wine or partaking - how many bottles are you planning o...
by Zelandakh
08:34 Sun 02 Oct 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits

g-man, this looks good. I don't know North Square but then again I've never been to New York :-) Now the question remains of what to bring...what sort of thing are you thinking to bring yourself / expecting? If I need to pick something up that week, is there a good recommendation somewhere in NY for...
by Zelandakh
08:27 Sun 25 Sep 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: US / UK port purchasing
Replies: 5
Views: 2436

Re: US / UK port purchasing

Excellent info - thanks all of you.

I'm going to need to get something for myself and my brother to bring to the offline once the theme is established but would also be handy for my brother to get a source for every day drinkers. I suggest we discuss at the offline :-)
by Zelandakh
21:57 Wed 21 Sep 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 19 September in London at The Steak Exchange
Replies: 58
Views: 16730

Re: 19 September in London at The Steak Exchange

I love the delicacy of the Boa Vista 1970 but it is difficult to come by without paying stupid money these days (though I admit my family bought 10 cases which didn't help).

Looks like it was a storming evening.
by Zelandakh
21:45 Wed 21 Sep 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Friday October 28th - NY: Zelandakh visits
Replies: 84
Views: 15318

Re: Official Friday October 28th - NY Offline: Zelandakh visits

4 of us are pretty much on for the friday night somewhere kinda nice but none of us know any of the prospective venues. All sounded nice except the chinese - chinese and port? Thinking not... Will contact brother and see if he has any strong views. Do you have links to the venues - pictures especial...
by Zelandakh
21:40 Wed 21 Sep 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The arrival of Wiseman #3 and Wiseman #”“1
Replies: 87
Views: 25446

Re: The arrival of Wiseman #3 and Wiseman #”“1

Congrats on +3 and your understanding of being -1 :-)