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by flash_uk
18:10 Sat 25 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 6536

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

benread wrote:
14:39 Sat 25 Apr 2020
May I join you this time please?
Of course!
by flash_uk
14:25 Sat 25 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 6536

Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

Our next virtual tasting is on Thursday 30 April. I’m going to limit slots to 9 people again. The format will be as before, we will combine the verbal delivery of a tasting note, with guesses from the others. This should allow us to cycle quickly through the guesses and spend more time chatting. Whe...
by flash_uk
14:10 Thu 23 Apr 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 758237

Re: One quiz at a time

8, 13, 21, 34
by flash_uk
19:49 Sun 19 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?
Replies: 15
Views: 2948

Re: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?

It would be better if Filtered were the default and Unfiltered declared on the lable and explained on the reverse...needs decanting. The non-experts will be fine if they grab a bottle of filtered, and if they grab Unfiltered then they have insturctions.
by flash_uk
22:24 Thu 16 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 5410

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

OK folks, invite sent. Looking forward to it :663300:
by flash_uk
22:10 Thu 16 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 6268

Re: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical

Doggett wrote:
00:45 Thu 16 Apr 2020
Can you add Mike/Flash please. He is busy helping the NHS supply chain, but good for this tasting.
winesecretary wrote:
00:46 Thu 16 Apr 2020
flash_uk added.
Thank you both very much, very kind of you to have me in mind.
by flash_uk
23:28 Tue 14 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 5410

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Glenn E. wrote:
19:47 Tue 14 Apr 2020
Gah, looks like I'm the unlucky #10. Well, put me on the wait list if there is one!
Glenn, I’ll send you the invite anyway, and feel free to drop in with some port. I know you’ll likely not be able to spend the whole time with us as it’s work time for you.
by flash_uk
15:17 Tue 14 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 5410

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Cripes. One slot left.
by flash_uk
14:16 Tue 14 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 5410

Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Who would like to join another virtual tasting on Tuesday 21 April. I’m going to limit slots to 9 people, based on learnings from the first two tastings. The format will otherwise be the same, although this time, we will combine the verbal delivery of a tasting note, with guesses from the others. Th...
by flash_uk
00:52 Tue 07 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 65
Views: 11469

Re: Another virtual tasting

jdaw1 wrote:
19:18 Mon 06 Apr 2020
Does anybody else need two rows on the guessing page? Rephrased, who else is bringing two?
I have decanted for tomorrow, all seems well, so unlikely to double up!
by flash_uk
18:17 Mon 06 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 65
Views: 11469

Re: Another virtual tasting

DRT wrote:
08:13 Mon 06 Apr 2020
Is there room for one more?
Derek added to the Zoom invite :660000:
by flash_uk
00:44 Wed 01 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 65
Views: 11469

Re: Another virtual tasting

I’ll get the invite out for the 7th, including a mystery guest...
by flash_uk
22:47 Tue 31 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 65
Views: 11469

Re: Another virtual tasting

jdaw1 wrote:
20:35 Tue 31 Mar 2020
Current draft of the paperwork.
Too much paperwork there I think? A wine of the night sheet is included - we only need “What is it?”
by flash_uk
00:41 Tue 31 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 65
Views: 11469

Re: Another virtual tasting

OK, so far:
1st:CPR, JDAW, MPM, AHB(arm twisted)
7th:GEAG, PW, NAC, CPR, JDAW, MPM, AHB

It would seem that the 7th is a shoe in. Invite on the way.

The 1st is now looking tricky for me so I’d prefer to pass if that’s OK with folks?
by flash_uk
22:00 Mon 30 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 53
Views: 8501

Re: Lockdown Drinking

winesecretary wrote:
10:33 Sun 29 Mar 2020
Being drunk in stages over the next few days...
When I read this first line, I thought you were advising us about the state you expected to be in :lol:
by flash_uk
00:07 Mon 30 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 65
Views: 11469

Another virtual tasting

I enjoyed our tasting on Wednesday 25th very much and it would be fabulous if another could be arranged. I'm happy to host on Zoom again. If I floated Weds 1 April or Tuesday 7 April, how would one of these suit for folks? Date settled as: Tuesday 7 April People: MPM Star Guest: Oscar Quevedo CPR AH...
by flash_uk
20:36 Thu 26 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 16102

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

A fabulous evening! For anyone else thinking about this format I thoroughly recommend. Worked best I think, because we all knew each other well beforehand. The real "ah-ha" for me, was that we spent far more time actually talking to each other rather than concentrating on tasting 14 different glasse...
by flash_uk
19:55 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 16102

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Folks, I might be 15/20 mins delayed opening the video call.
by flash_uk
00:17 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 16102

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
23:17 Tue 24 Mar 2020
I’d like the format for tomorrow’s tasting to be Reverse Blind.

Reverse Blind? I taste my Port, and tell you what I taste. You ask questions — “X on the aftertaste?” — and I answer honestly.

Then you guess what my Port is.

Objections?
Like it!
by flash_uk
01:01 Tue 24 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 16102

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

JDAW has just advised me he will be participating. Splendid. Julian now added to the video call. It transpires that I will still be at work at 7.30pm on Wednesday, so I will most likely get the video call up and running and leave you to it. A small chance that I’ll be in a hotel and can then join in.
by flash_uk
17:47 Sat 21 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 16102

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

I've sent everyone an invite for 7.30 on Wednesday.
by flash_uk
10:25 Sat 21 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 16102

Re: Cancelled - Wed 25th March 2020

AHB wrote:
22:55 Fri 20 Mar 2020
flash_uk wrote:
19:49 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Me too. I can set up a Zoom videoconf call. Can handle lots of people.
Mike - please do. It would be a bit of fun to try something out and see if we can make it work - even if we only have 40 minutes of banal chat whilst drinking our own bottle of Port.
What time should we start?
by flash_uk
19:49 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 16102

Re: Cancelled - Wed 25th March 2020

Me too. I can set up a Zoom videoconf call. Can handle lots of people.
by flash_uk
18:14 Thu 19 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

Re: 2000 Taylor

90% opacity, deep dark red. Big, powerful nose, some violets, black plums. Lovely, smooth mouthfeel, big black fruits, some sweetness. Very together, chewey. Lovely port. Would happly drink this now, and every year forward for another 40 years.