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by AW77
00:24 Tue 10 Feb 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9540
Views: 534475

Re: One quiz at a time

Caryl Churchill? Or is this too highbrow?
by AW77
00:06 Tue 10 Feb 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's just not cricket
Replies: 2378
Views: 131484

Re: It's just not cricket

djewesbury wrote:Yes. It was the 'young' bit, right?
It sure was. :)
by AW77
00:05 Tue 10 Feb 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's just not cricket
Replies: 2378
Views: 131484

Re: It's just not cricket

djewesbury wrote: At the Oval I will be accompanied by a young and enthusiastic cricket fan beloved of many here, who will help me in selecting the right wine for the hour of the day.
Let me guess, it's Derek, TPF's astronomer general?
by AW77
19:56 Mon 09 Feb 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9540
Views: 534475

Re: One quiz at a time

A Lord Peter Wimsey novel?
by AW77
16:06 Sun 08 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2004 Quinta do Noval LBV (unfiltered)
Replies: 0
Views: 885

2004 Quinta do Noval LBV (unfiltered)

Bottled unfiltered in 2010. D+0h: quite a lot of deposit in the filter and in the bottle, smells of fruity currant D+7,5h: dark as ink, on the rim slightly purple red, smells of eucalyptus and raspberry, very smooth in the mouth, very full body, in the mouth currant, dark chocolate and acidity, in t...
by AW77
15:50 Sun 08 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Croft LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 845

2007 Croft LBV

Bottled filtered (as confirmed by Croft which I asked by e-mail). Pop'n'Pour: 1st glass: dark as ink, smells of gooseberry, medium body, not excessively sweet (almost half-dry in port terms), in the mouth gooseberry, sour cherry and a hint of marzipan, in the aftertaste acidity and a hint of marzipa...
by AW77
01:41 Sun 08 Feb 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2011 Toscana, Villa Antinori
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: 2011 Toscana, Villa Antinori

Yes, Daniel, I'm delighted that Owen likes Italian wines.
But I'm more delighted that Owen likes acidity in his wine. This bodes well for the two bottles of Riesling he's going to taste in Summer. :)
by AW77
15:48 Sat 07 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval 1715-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Quinta do Noval 1715-2015

I just opened a Quinta do Noval LBV and while decanting I looked at the year of the founding of the quita which is printed in big letters on the lower part of the bottle. Then I realised that this year is Quinta do Noval's 300th anniversary. I wondered if there are any special releases, blends or fe...
by AW77
00:17 Sat 07 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Shipper adjectives
Replies: 33
Views: 3083

Re: Shipper adjectives

Rozés = Rozésian
Sandeman = Sandemanian
(more specific Vau = Vauvian)
Andresen = Andresenian
Vallado = Valladonian
Pocas = Pocasian
Kopke = Kopkepian
Calem = Calemian
Ramos Pinto = Ramos Pintonian
Offley = Offleyian
Niepoort = Niepoortian
Ferreira = Ferreiran
Crasto = Crastonian
by AW77
23:47 Fri 06 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1418
Views: 210202

Re: Latest buy

We'll done. Good purchases. Fair prices? I got the 04 from the German merchant for 22,50 Euro all in, but the 03 from the Portuguese merchant was more expensive due to higher shipping fees: 34,60 Euros (16 € for the bottle, 3,75 € for packaging and 14,85 € for the shipment). But since I wanted to c...
by AW77
19:00 Fri 06 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1418
Views: 210202

Re: Latest buy

1 x 2003 Niepoort LBV
1 x 2004 Niepoort LBV
(one from a merchant in Portugal, one from a merchant in Germany, these were the last bottles they had, otherwise I would have bought more)
by AW77
23:19 Wed 04 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port production statistics
Replies: 10
Views: 1505

Re: Port production statistics

I think there are statistics in Richard Mayson's "Port and the Douro" (in the Appendix at the end). You might have a look if you can use these. (I don't have my copy at hand right now.)
by AW77
23:15 Wed 04 Feb 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1997 Château Poujeaux
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: 1997 Château Poujeaux

Thank you for sending. Used today, for the first time, on Cr04 LBV. Very speedy when placed in a funnel (the plastic holder defeated me). You're welcome. I never use a funnel, so I just put the filter on the holder and pour. This is how you get the teafilter on the holder: you have to squeeze the p...
by AW77
22:47 Mon 02 Feb 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Wine Journalism: A Rich Seam of Unmined Moaning
Replies: 41
Views: 9739

Re: Wine Journalism: A Rich Seam of Unmined Moaning

Now Owen, what's the plan? We're all ears!
by AW77
22:41 Mon 02 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lining figures and text figures
Replies: 10
Views: 1134

Re: Lining figures and text figures

djewesbury wrote:(André, don't tell anyone, but I think you're right.)
I won't. And I understand that since you're an artist, this must be kept ultra secret. So please, if anyone reads these lines, please burn your computer.
by AW77
22:38 Mon 02 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lining figures and text figures
Replies: 10
Views: 1134

Re: Lining figures and text figures

This might sound superficial, but as long as the juice inside the bottle is good I don't care what the outside looks like.
by AW77
13:46 Mon 02 Feb 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Wine Journalism: A Rich Seam of Unmined Moaning
Replies: 41
Views: 9739

Re: Wine Journalism: A Rich Seam of Unmined Moaning

Daniel, could I act as your personal assistent in this free wine and free travel business?
by AW77
23:21 Sun 01 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-bottle table lamp
Replies: 73
Views: 9466

Re: Port-bottle table lamp

PhilW wrote:Derek's suggestion to use black sand is a good idea. His suggestion to submerge non-rated 240V mains wiring is not!
+1.
Derek's idea with the sand is really good (I didn't know that there was black sand. Probably from a beach with oil-spill ...). The sand would also work as ballast.
by AW77
22:28 Sun 01 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-bottle table lamp
Replies: 73
Views: 9466

Re: Port-bottle table lamp

PPS: no harm in swapping the cable for one that is rated for exterior use. I think these cables are designed for rain (so some humidity once in a while), but not for constant immersion in water. Plus, even if you got thoroughly insulated cables (that stay thoroughly insulated), you would need a tho...
by AW77
21:13 Sun 01 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-bottle table lamp
Replies: 73
Views: 9466

Re: Port-bottle table lamp

+ 1
by AW77
16:09 Sun 01 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-bottle table lamp
Replies: 73
Views: 9466

Re: Port-bottle table lamp

I think you could still paint it black. Then it would also look more like a full bottle of port. How would one paint it such that it looked like a bottle of Port with an into-neck fill level? Perhaps you could use Scotch tape to cover the neck so that it won't be painted black? Or you could use a s...
by AW77
15:41 Sun 01 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Summarise a vintage, concisely
Replies: 163
Views: 16918

Re: Summarise a vintage, concisely

I just had a look at the older editions of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book I have: between 1977 and 2002 there are no Vintage summaries. After that we have the usual "classic year" characterisation for 1970. 1970 is only mentioned as a declared year when Johnson talks about specific port houses (but...
by AW77
15:26 Sun 01 Feb 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Wine Journalism: A Rich Seam of Unmined Moaning
Replies: 41
Views: 9739

Re: Wine Journalism: A Rich Seam of Unmined Moaning

The media wouldn't have switched to bullet point journalism if people still had time to read. So this was just a move to adapt to an ever faster pace of living. (I don't want to defend this kind of crap journalism, I just want to point to the root of the problem.)
by AW77
15:19 Sun 01 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-bottle table lamp
Replies: 73
Views: 9466

Re: Port-bottle table lamp

First of all a good use for this bottle. Regrets? • Perhaps the inside of the imperial should have been painted black (pour and shake, or spray). Seeing the wire is very Norman Foster, but really, who wants Norman Foster? I think you could still paint it black. Then it would also look more like a fu...
by AW77
15:12 Sun 01 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pathe News Archive
Replies: 15
Views: 2587

Re: Pathe News Archive

This may be a trivial remark, but the music would drive me crazy if I had to hear for a whole day. BTW: Does anyone know what tunes are played today?