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by DaveRL
16:08 Thu 11 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: We need some tastings in the diary
Replies: 25
Views: 4979

Re: We need some tastings in the diary

Excellent plan. Good thinking.
by DaveRL
09:35 Wed 10 Jan 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Porto Colheita 1968 - Envelhecido em Casco - OOPS!
Replies: 6
Views: 2015

Re: Porto Colheita 1968 - Envelhecido em Casco - OOPS!

Susan, sorry for the less than ideal news. Colheita is tawny port from a single year, aged in a wooden barrel and then at some point bottled. The longer the ageing in barrel the better for sale price, as this increases complexity and depth of flavour. 11 years before bottling is rather short. It wou...
by DaveRL
13:20 Tue 09 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Martinez
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: 1970 Martinez

A little volatile sharpness on the nose, but palate rich and fruity. Second tier in this company, but good.
by DaveRL
21:10 Wed 03 Jan 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 02 Jan 2018, B&F, A Non-Ideal Tasting
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

Re: Tue 02 Jan 2018, B&F, A Non-Ideal Tasting

An excellent evening, thank you. I was again beaten by the monkey. Must do better next time. :D
by DaveRL
17:21 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 22272

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Does anyone have a bottle of Cockburn Pink LBV? LBV is not allowed. Have we access to any NV? :D The plan is for a tasting as splendid as that for E2>V . Understood. Consider me reprimanded. I will try my best to deliver on theme. In any case, Pink Cockburn isn't listed on their website, surely it ...
by DaveRL
17:06 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Alcohol and health
Replies: 336
Views: 65825

Re: Alcohol and health

Santa should take plenty of sample bottles with him, then the accumulated sherry could last him all year.
by DaveRL
11:10 Fri 22 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 54
Views: 9459

Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

Starter: Smoked Salmon
Main: Steak, rare
Side: Green beans with shallots

(All to be Gluten Free please)

Assuming this fits with the new menu, which doesn't seem to be on the website yet. Thanks.
by DaveRL
11:05 Fri 22 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 54
Views: 9459

Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

jdaw1 wrote:
22:23 Mon 18 Dec 2017
Blind or sighted?
I dont mind. I'm rubbish at blind, so one could say I need practice, but losing to the monkey hurts.
by DaveRL
11:30 Tue 19 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 22272

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

DRT wrote:
00:15 Tue 19 Dec 2017
Does anyone have a bottle of Cockburn Pink LBV?
LBV is not allowed. Have we access to any NV? :D
by DaveRL
21:40 Mon 18 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 22272

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Given the Groom's reputation as a bit of a lad (reformed now I am sure), I wonder if he is familiar with Cockburn.
by DaveRL
12:46 Tue 12 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 22272

Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

A very good idea. Yes please.
by DaveRL
22:49 Thu 07 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 54
Views: 9459

Re: RE: Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

CPR 1 wrote:4th strongly preferred, 3rd might work, 2nd no chance
2nd or 3rd works, but not 4th.
by DaveRL
13:10 Thu 07 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 86
Views: 16180

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

For me please,

Oak smoked salmon with beetroot, orange and horseradish
Rib eye steak (rare) with hand cut chips
Green beans with shallots

(asked to be gluten free please)

Thanks
by DaveRL
23:23 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 22
Views: 5360

Re: Coravin

So far, the cost has prevented me from buying a coravin, although I really do like the idea. I did however back the kickstarter campaign of this new device as I think it's quite a cool innovation. Will find out if and how well it works when I get mine in a couple months time. That does look a very ...
by DaveRL
19:37 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)
Replies: 77
Views: 19191

Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

I couldn't make the date in November, but I might well be able to make a date in January - please could I be placed on the reserve list.
by DaveRL
19:20 Wed 08 Nov 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Upgrade of Forum Software
Replies: 141
Views: 30158

Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

DRT wrote:
22:25 Mon 06 Nov 2017
This is what I see...

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What do you see?
My Chrome and Firefox are both the same as this.
by DaveRL
19:10 Wed 08 Nov 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Port and Madeira inquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 1965

Re: Port and Madeira inquiry

They may be past their best but will still probably be quite pleasant. They may not be worth very much to sell, but a good option perhaps is to drink these with family and friends in memory of your father.
by DaveRL
16:40 Fri 27 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 52
Views: 14047

Re: Thursday 2nd November - 1970

For me please

Starter: Oak smoked salmon with beetroot, orange and horseradish
Main: Rib eye steak (Rare) with hand cut chips
Side: Green beans with shallots

Please could a note be added for the kitchen that mine to be gluten free.

Thanks
by DaveRL
19:01 Tue 24 Oct 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 10 Oct 2017, Gould Campbell 1927-1997, Boot & Flogger
Replies: 15
Views: 3172

Re: Tue 10 Oct 2017, Gould Campbell 1927-1997, Boot & Flogger

Indeed, thank you Ian and everyone on decanting and pouring duties. An excellent evening, with an early start. GC certainly did not disappoint, with some very good wines.
by DaveRL
12:32 Sat 14 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters
Replies: 35
Views: 7867

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017, B&F, Mature VP or LBV

I'm unable to come. Hope evening a good one for you.

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by DaveRL
12:05 Thu 12 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters
Replies: 35
Views: 7867

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017, B&F, Mature VP or LBV

I will seek permission but it is unlikely that I can make it.
by DaveRL
18:03 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 29250

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

Foor order for me please Parma ham with melon, burrata mozzarella and fig dressing Grilled chicken breast with smoked peppers, rocket and lemon thyme dressing Side of Broccoli with lemon, almonds and chilli Please include a note that these are all to be gluten free (they are on the menu, but it help...
by DaveRL
14:34 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 4285

Re: What do you have most of?

F85 top, then Martinez 94 followed by G94.
by DaveRL
20:30 Wed 27 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 52
Views: 14047

Re: Thursday 2nd November

This works for me. I could bring Warre.