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by flash_uk
00:56 Fri 14 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The matrix
Replies: 23
Views: 1660

Re: The matrix

My starting point is to give an overall rating to each bottle I taste: excellent, very good, good, ok, poor, faulty Since I want to see some relative comparison and at some tastings all bottles can be in the top three categories, I allow myself use of + and - as a modifier to each as well. I like t...
by flash_uk
00:49 Fri 14 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The matrix
Replies: 23
Views: 1660

Re: The matrix

My desire is to get a simple view on one page! Landscape = 50+ Shippers x 200+ Vintages, Portrait = 200+ Vintages x 50+ Shippers. A0 should do nicely :) I'm currently on A3 with 27 shippers and 45 years. That is covering back to 1945 for a good chunk of shippers. For those not on the page I'll use ...
by flash_uk
23:12 Thu 13 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The matrix
Replies: 23
Views: 1660

Re: The matrix

DRT wrote:I think I have found exactly what is required.
Ha ha! yes, yes...can't deny these are useful. Need to read these each time you want to know about one. My desire is to get a simple view on one page!
by flash_uk
14:22 Thu 13 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The matrix
Replies: 23
Views: 1660

Re: The matrix

it isn’t really obvious what you want Guilty m' Lord :) Agree with griff that port is v personal and I have no desire or energy to try and reduce the merits of wine to a number being an average of averages. As to what I want, really just something that for now can give me a rough feel for a year/sh...
by flash_uk
22:24 Tue 11 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The matrix
Replies: 23
Views: 1660

Re: The matrix

A quick addendum...I have read with interest the many lively threads on scoring systems, merit of scoring etc, a few here: Scoring Ports Uncle Tom's Scoring System The best intentions and futility of scoring port I'm not really inviting a rerun of all that...just asking, if you were recording some v...
by flash_uk
21:22 Tue 11 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The matrix
Replies: 23
Views: 1660

The matrix

I have embarked on a little mission. Something tells me others may have journeyed down the same path...so I thought I'd canvas comment, advice and opinion :) As a recent convert to the pleasures of port, I find myself with a cellar sparsely populated with port, and many fun years ahead changing that...
by flash_uk
19:13 Tue 11 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port in Birmingham
Replies: 14
Views: 2211

Port in Birmingham

Does anyone know of a place where one could discover a decent glass of port in Birmingham??
by flash_uk
18:39 Tue 11 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 14361

Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Magnus: your eloquent reply is delightful, but wrong. ThePortForum is not Lentful, indeed is much closer to the opposite. And not all of us are piously practising Christians (e.g., not me). So please could I, acting as a Amicus Curia, urge a different decision?
Seconded :D
by flash_uk
17:38 Sat 08 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: VYX
Replies: 8
Views: 1459

Re: VYX

There's also this on passtheport.dk
by flash_uk
12:21 Sat 08 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sainsbury's TTD 1999 VP
Replies: 20
Views: 2404

Re: Sainsbury's TTD 1999 VP

How much did you get them for Phil? They are £25 in my local Sainsburys. With5% off for 6+
by flash_uk
23:25 Fri 07 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Gould Campbell
Replies: 12
Views: 1963

Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

Sure I don't know what you mean! You were sitting next to me! Sorry for confusion :-) And was very good to meet you on Tuesday. See you again in April I believe. I'm actually in Belfast on Monday night now as it turns out. I must look ahead and try and plan being there when there is something port ...
by flash_uk
11:38 Fri 07 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Gould Campbell
Replies: 12
Views: 1963

Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

djewesbury wrote:
flash_uk wrote: Not of the punctured run-flat variety I don't think :)
:shock:
Sure I don't know what you mean! You were sitting next to me!
Sorry that was a bit cryptic. Relating back to a bottle in February at this event
by flash_uk
09:26 Fri 07 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Gould Campbell
Replies: 12
Views: 1963

Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:perhaps a little rubber at the end.
Was it hot or cold rubber?
Not sure. I got a lot of different rubbers that night.
Not of the punctured run-flat variety I don't think :)
by flash_uk
09:25 Fri 07 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 14361

Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

PopulusTremula wrote:
flash_uk wrote:I also have one that would fit the bill.
Flash: thanks for offering to bring an extra. Offer hereby gratefully accepted. Please bring blind.

Magnus
will do.
by flash_uk
00:41 Fri 07 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 & 1992, date TBD
Replies: 53
Views: 5189

Re: 1991 & 1992, date TBD

I suspect it unlikely anyone will drop out, but could I be wait listed anyway?
by flash_uk
00:20 Fri 07 Mar 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 04 March 2014, 1994 Horizontal, Michael Schuster
Replies: 22
Views: 3213

Re: Tue 04 March 2014, 1994 Horizontal, Michael Schuster

djewesbury wrote:Thanks to DRT for organising our tickets
+1
by flash_uk
17:50 Thu 06 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 14361

Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

jdaw1 wrote:OK, bye bye ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙ placemat theme.
:( That seems a shame. Could we not retain this placemat for the case of 6 and supplement with another for whatever extras arrive?
by flash_uk
15:30 Thu 06 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 14361

Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

I also have one that would fit the bill.
by flash_uk
09:26 Thu 06 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 14361

Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

My suggestion was perhaps a bit vague I realise now! I was definitely not thinking more G80, but rather for additions either have more G, like a 77 or 83, offering an opportunity to compare and contrast a little older and a little younger to the case of 6, or, have more 80s which are not G, to offer...
by flash_uk
23:18 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 14361

Re: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

PopulusTremula wrote:As only six bottles are included in the case study, depending on the number of attendees and our degree of thirst, we can supplement the six with additional bottles of other wines if required.
Would it be an idea to constrain additional bottles to be only horizontal or vertical from G80?
by flash_uk
22:59 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1127
Views: 217236

Re: Software that makes placemats

jdaw1 wrote:Might www.jdawiseman.com/2014/201403_generic_a4.pdf assist?

Keep a copy in your briefcase at all times. And if you love your pals, include multiple copies of the first eight pages.
Splendid. Exactly what I had in mind. JDAW gets :GoldStar:
by flash_uk
20:43 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Martinez
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: 1994 Martinez

Decanted 1-2 hours prior. 70% opacity, not much leg, good clear rim. Nothing much on the nose, hints of spice - cinnamon, cloves. In the mouth, heat in the middle with acidity which fades away to a caramel finish. Fruitiness behind the het in the middle.
by flash_uk
20:18 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Graham
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

Re: 1994 Graham

Wow, we had different Ports That's exactly what I was thinking when I read your note! Let's see what others come up with...I am but a mere novice at this right now, and I think this was the last glass I tasted in the sequence... Re the glasses I also had a couple in v poor state of repair...dried s...
by flash_uk
20:12 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Quinta da Eira Velha
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: 1994 Martinez Quinta da Eira Velha

Decanted 1-2 hrs prior. 70% opacity, cloudy rim with fine sediment, slight legs. Not much from the nose, dark fruit, v v faint caramel. On the palate lots of heat, which stayed, OK balance but structure a bit weak.
by flash_uk
20:06 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Re: 1994 Ramos Pinto

85% opacity, deep red, good legs. Nose more open than some of the others I thought. Some vanilla and hints of lychee and watermelon at the end. On the palate, nice balance, some heat which faded, longish dry finish. Fruity. Had some substance. Having written this up now, feels like a bit of an indet...