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by flash_uk
14:08 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Niepoort
Replies: 7
Views: 1670

Re: 1994 Niepoort

70 % opacity, paler brown, a little cloudy, not much by way of leg. Nose giving very little, but what was there was not promising. Sharp and acidic, really not good, VA. Went back after 1 hour, confirmed as totally awful, both nose and mouth. Incidentally, Richard M suggested anyone with cases of Ni...
by flash_uk
14:01 Wed 05 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: 1994 Smith Woodhouse

Very excited to be posting my first tasting note! 80% opacity, dark red, slight clouding on rim, some legs. Nose, whisky (?!) some pepper, spice with dark fruit, plum, behind then rubber. Initially some heat and acidity, falling away to a more velvet long tingly finish with some tannin at the end. N...
by flash_uk
16:25 Mon 03 Mar 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Wanted: webhosting with good webmail
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Re: Wanted: webhosting with good webmail

Does it have to have excellent webmail in particular? I find I rarely use webmail, mostly instead using the iPad/iPhone mail app or if on desktop/laptop then outlook. If you don't like/want outlook then thunderbird is v good. If the webmail was less important then there would be more choice. Also, I...
by flash_uk
23:44 Wed 26 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 26th Feb
Replies: 50
Views: 6069

Re: Wed 26th Feb

Hope everything is tasting very good for you all tonight - would have likes to make it but wife had a night out planned so I'm home with the kids upstairs and a glass of port by my side :D
by flash_uk
20:42 Tue 25 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 4765

Re: Keeping track

As ever with this type of thing, seems like no single solution has everything one would want. Had a quick look at cellartracker - looks good, but no facility to store photos. I'll maybe give this a try: Vinocellar . Seems to have both Apple apps and web front end, and an ability to export/import to...
by flash_uk
13:46 Tue 25 Feb 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Scotland, independence, the pound, and the debt
Replies: 18
Views: 3588

Re: Scotland, independence, the pound, and the debt

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:OK final question from me :)
Doesn’t have to be.
Except that every answer opens up myriad new questions in my head! You can educate me more over a bottle of port some time :D
by flash_uk
11:27 Tue 25 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 4765

Re: Keeping track

djewesbury wrote:Isn't that why TPF is such an important resource?
Indeed yes!
by flash_uk
09:35 Tue 25 Feb 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Scotland, independence, the pound, and the debt
Replies: 18
Views: 3588

Re: Scotland, independence, the pound, and the debt

OK final question from me :) If new Scotland were hypothetically to go down the route of using GBP as currency (or equivalent pegged to GDP), issued new Scotland debt instruments, which were (somehow miraculously) not taken up by new UK financial institutions, and paid down the new Scotland share of...
by flash_uk
18:41 Mon 24 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 4765

Re: Keeping track

As ever with this type of thing, seems like no single solution has everything one would want. Had a quick look at cellartracker - looks good, but no facility to store photos. I'll maybe give this a try: Vinocellar . Seems to have both Apple apps and web front end, and an ability to export/import to...
by flash_uk
18:16 Mon 24 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 4765

Re: Keeping track

Andy Velebil wrote:When you are looking at a given wines page, click the "Upload an Image" link. (See picture) You may need to be logged into an account to do so, but not sure.
Ah I see - thanks!
by flash_uk
17:25 Mon 24 Feb 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Scotland, independence, the pound, and the debt
Replies: 18
Views: 3588

Re: Scotland, independence, the pound, and the debt

OK, so is that concentration risk? Almost ALL of the future Scottish State debts would have been lent by almost ONLY UK financial institutions? On the sharing old UK debt thing, is there a theoretical solution whereby new Scotland issues a set of debt instruments in its name, equal to the value of t...
by flash_uk
16:33 Mon 24 Feb 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Scotland, independence, the pound, and the debt
Replies: 18
Views: 3588

Re: Scotland, independence, the pound, and the debt

It's a bit harsh to classify this as meaningless drivel... :lol: I confess I lost the logic trail at some point. I think it was here: As the crisis develops, the larger country will realise that ‟If we don’t help, they destroy our banking system" Why is it that the "insolvent" Scotland using the GBP...
by flash_uk
08:55 Sat 22 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 4765

Re: Keeping track

As ever with this type of thing, seems like no single solution has everything one would want. Had a quick look at cellartracker - looks good, but no facility to store photos. I'll maybe give this a try: Vinocellar . Seems to have both Apple apps and web front end, and an ability to export/import to...
by flash_uk
15:04 Thu 20 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 4765

Re: Keeping track

Oh. I must be blind - missed that.


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by flash_uk
10:20 Thu 20 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 4765

Re: Keeping track

As ever with this type of thing, seems like no single solution has everything one would want. Had a quick look at cellartracker - looks good, but no facility to store photos. I'll maybe give this a try: Vinocellar . Seems to have both Apple apps and web front end, and an ability to export/import to/...
by flash_uk
02:29 Thu 20 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 4765

Re: Keeping track

http://www.cellartracker.com Great tool, and it's free. :D I did try this briefly, but found it lacked some critical functionality - there were a few aspects where i felt it was inferior to a simple excel spreadsheet but the one i remember most was the inability to specify whether something was hel...
by flash_uk
00:46 Thu 20 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 4765

Keeping track

Would be interested to know how everyone goes about keeping track of what they have in the "cellar". I know AHB has what sounds like a very well-tuned spreadsheet. What do others do? Spreadsheets? Apps? Other software? Websites? Nothing?
by flash_uk
19:21 Wed 19 Feb 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 18th Feb 2014, The Bung Hole, Thirsty at Half Term
Replies: 7
Views: 2831

Re: Tue 18th Feb 2014, The Bung Hole, Thirsty at Half Term

Just remembered I took a pic of the glasses (pre RAYC arrival, so only 4 filled)
Image


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by flash_uk
15:52 Wed 19 Feb 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 18th Feb 2014, The Bung Hole, Thirsty at Half Term
Replies: 7
Views: 2831

Re: Tue 18th Feb 2014, The Bung Hole, Thirsty at Half Term

And note to self - in future tick more of those little boxes on the bottom of the placemat.

Edited: second note to self: don't leave your tasting notes on the table at TBH.

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by flash_uk
13:20 Wed 19 Feb 2014
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 18th Feb 2014, The Bung Hole, Thirsty at Half Term
Replies: 7
Views: 2831

Re: Tue 18th Feb 2014, The Bung Hole, Thirsty at Half Term

What a thoroughly enjoyable evening, the end of which remains slightly blurry for me! Glad I did bring two bottles given that one of them as Julian noted, had a nose of motor oil (or a burnt/hot punctured run-flat tyre as Derek observed). Great to meet Julian, Derek, Rob and Alex - look forward to a...
by flash_uk
12:06 Tue 18 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 8624

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

PhilW wrote:
[b][i]Lord Flashheart[/i][/b] wrote:Haha. :mrgreen:
All you missed was the exclamation mark ;)
I like it! I had not thought of editing the quote to adapt the name...
by flash_uk
10:04 Tue 18 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 8624

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:And as I write this I realise I have left both corks wrapped in clingfilm on the kitchen table - is that a serious crime or merely a schoolboy error?
Bringing the corks and leaving the bottles would have been a serious crime. Forgetting just the corks is a schoolboy error.
Haha. :mrgreen:
by flash_uk
09:59 Tue 18 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 8624

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

Mission accomplished with the decanting of bottle #1 and bottle #2. One cork out 100% but with a half split near the bottom which I thought made it a little risky to put it back in. The other cork three quarters out with the remaining quarter in a million pieces. And as I write this I realise I have...
by flash_uk
23:14 Mon 17 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 8 Apr 2014 in Belfast - Wood-Aged Ports
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: 8 Apr 2014 in Belfast + another evening?

A return to the homeland...I could be tempted! Bit far away yet to know if the diary will accommodate. Will try and firm up one way or another a few weeks before the event.
by flash_uk
18:09 Mon 17 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 8624

Re: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst

RAYC wrote:If you are worried about the cork breaking, it is not a bad excuse to open a bottle of red wine for dinner this evening (and save the cork....)
Splendid idea!