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by flash_uk
18:41 Mon 24 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Keeping track
Replies: 34
Views: 4992

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: 4992

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: 3714

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: 3714

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: 4992

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: 4992

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: 4992

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: 4992

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: 4992

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: 3204

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: 3204

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: 3204

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: 9679

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: 9679

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: 9679

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: 2425

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: 9679

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!
by flash_uk
15:29 Mon 17 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 9679

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

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Could you please book it tomorrow?
If I remember. Do nudge me during the Bung Hole’s working hours.

Oh - thought I'd remind you of this also!
by flash_uk
15:28 Mon 17 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 9679

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

OK - need some advice from the masters... Have bottles standing, planning to decant in the morning and bring with me to work. Never taken a decanted bottle on a journey before, so once I've double decanted, can I just put the cork back in? What happens if the cork broke on the way out? Bung the bott...
by flash_uk
00:47 Sun 16 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 9679

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

jdaw1 wrote:
flash_uk wrote:I should maybe bring two bottles.
Two will suffice if they are both magnums.
We'll be cross-eyed at this rate...
by flash_uk
23:21 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 9679

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

Seeing as this will be the first time we have met, why not stick with blind and allow my contribution to be a surprise! The more I read on other posts the more I think I should maybe bring two bottles.
by flash_uk
23:18 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham 1980 case study - Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Replies: 106
Views: 15268

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

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:I’ve just notice that we are eight people, for whom a mere six bottles will be a woefully inadequate bagatelle. What should be done about this?
Beer.
More port
by flash_uk
19:50 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 9679

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

What sort of bottle are you thinking of bringing along? We often have a theme resembling ‟Bring A Bottle To Share”. Recent such events happened on 8 th January 2014 , 2 nd January 2014 , 28 th November 2013 , 31 st October 2013 , 8 th October 2013 , 2 nd October 2013 , 25 th September 2013 , and 1...
by flash_uk
19:42 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 9679

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

DRT wrote:Is your real name Barry Allen?
No nothing to do with DC Comics :D
by flash_uk
18:24 Sat 15 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 18th Feb 2014 - A Half-term Thirst
Replies: 60
Views: 9679

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

No, Flashman the bully I am not. Nor the victim of a lightning strike, a firestarter or a fireworks engineer.