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by AHB
15:48 Mon 29 Oct 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time for a TN sort?
Replies: 416
Views: 70080

Pocas should have the cedilla included. The lack of a cedilla probably reflects ignorance or a lack of time to investigate which ASCII code has to be used on the keyboard to generate the ç character (135). That was about the only bit of the exchange I understood between Al-K and jdaw1. I didn't ev...
by AHB
15:35 Mon 29 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Offley Boa Vista
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

1985 Offley Boa Vista

Not as good a bottle as drunk earlier in the year. Still deeply coloured but very closed on the nose. Sweet and balanced in the mouth, but little of the complexity that was experienced before. The length was reasonable. Overall, I was disappointed by this wine having had such a good experience 9 mon...
by AHB
18:11 Sat 27 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 11408

I would also vote for a 12 hour decant - in my opinion its always better to decant too early than too late, especially if that means the chance to decant off all the sediment before travelling with a bottle and stirring it all up again. I know what I'm doing Halloween too - we're off Trick or Treati...
by AHB
18:03 Sat 27 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Formula 1 - is it corrupt?
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

My prediction for the outcome of the fuel temperature scandal - that the offending teams will be fined, but that the race result will be allowed to stand. Why do I suggest this? Not from the basis of any conspiracy theory, but simply from equitable treatment of the drivers. Hamilton probably shoould...
by AHB
17:57 Sat 27 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Definition of Turnbull Time
Replies: 18
Views: 2128

:lol: :lol:
by AHB
00:52 Sat 27 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1089
Views: 172364

Re: Good rant. Good place to put it.

And Seely did say at the Wilkie tasting that there were Nacionals from 1955 onwards, as well as the famous 1931. He did, but for some reason I had it in my mind that 1955 had been missed out. We also tasted the 1947 Nacional, which identity I was able to confirm from the reconstructed cork :D Alex
by AHB
23:42 Fri 26 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Sandeman
Replies: 6
Views: 2256

What fun, I like the Sandeman '66 but haven't had one for a couple of years now. I shall be very interested to read what you think of it.

Alex
by AHB
23:35 Fri 26 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 11408

I'm sure that I read somewhere from both Simon and Derek that there was port left over and consumed with breakfast. More seriously, from personal experience I have found it is perfectly reasonable to consume a bottle of port over the course of an extended evening (ie. 4-6 hours) with little else to ...
by AHB
23:25 Fri 26 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rubbish Week for British Sport
Replies: 19
Views: 1670

Luc - Derek's just sulking, let me give you an illustration of why: Derek - name the country team for whom top class Scottish cricketers win their international caps. Luc - keep up the abuse for the gallant English losers, we give ourselves the same abuse so it is nice to hear it with a Quebecois ac...
by AHB
23:17 Fri 26 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Definition of Turnbull Time
Replies: 18
Views: 2128

Let me be perfectly clear for all reading this chain who may be confused. The Bridgeman Quotient is the name of the measure of the sum of the ages of the bottles in a particular cellar or other defined group of bottles. Whenever referring to this measure, you must always capitalise the Q in Quotient...
by AHB
23:11 Fri 26 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1089
Views: 172364

Re: Elliston Fine Wines Ltd

6 btls Graham 1948 £725.00 each Great class and power. This is an example of how great the '48s are. Youthful medium ruby with a slight garnet edge, a nose of licorice and ripe plums, with lavish, sweet plum flavors and a firm tannic backbone. There is a wonderful depth of racy fruit here. Good now...
by AHB
19:04 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 11408

G-man and Mrs G-man (should that be G-Mrs?), I look forward to meeting you on Monday, should be fun!

Alex
by AHB
19:01 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Definition of Turnbull Time
Replies: 18
Views: 2128

Does the Bridgeman Quotient apply equally to Uncle Time and Turnbull Time or does the accelerant factor built into Uncle Time mean that the Bridgeman Quotient is no longer useful in measuring the aggreagated bottle age gained by a cellar over a given period of time? Perhaps Uncle Time is actually th...
by AHB
18:57 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rubbish Week for British Sport
Replies: 19
Views: 1670

Luc When Canada achieves even the runner up in the rugby world cup pool they qualify into, then you can laugh at us. When Canada competes in a sport against the US other than to allow your American cousins to call themselves world champions of a sport played in only two countries, then you can laugh...
by AHB
18:49 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Should we limit membership???
Replies: 14
Views: 5267

OK. I fully accept that my interpretation of your idle thought was too harsh. Lurkers are always welcome and are to be positively encouraged to join in the debate when they feel comfortable to do so.

Alex
by AHB
18:46 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham Crusted 2000
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

I was tempted, but flew out of the country before I could give in to temptation. **Sigh** Never mind, perhaps next time.

Alex
by AHB
14:30 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham Crusted 2000
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

A Crusted port for £7 is a no brainer. While Crusted may not be the ultimate majesty that vintage can bring, its a jolly decent second and as good as many SQVPs or "early-drinking second labels".

Care to share where it came from?

Alex
by AHB
14:28 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 11408

Re: Decanting times for offline

jdaw1 wrote:Croft 1963 I was going for three hours. Is that too little for your taste?
I think three hours before we meet is perfect - plus about another three hours over the course of the evening should be spot on.

Alex
by AHB
14:26 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 234635

Re: square and curly parentheses

Perhaps because the quotation marks and apostrophe keys are the least used they are therefore the first to be affected by declining batteries? Conky being a frequent user of the square and curly parentheses on some other bulletin board, presumably? I can only assume so. Could there be another expla...
by AHB
14:20 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Should we limit membership???
Replies: 14
Views: 5267

Rubby, We all start with small tasting notes. As a first step, please just post a tasting note of what you drank and what you thought - even if your thought is "I liked this, I will buy more" or "I liked this, but it was too expensive to buy more". Even a tasting note that is as simple as this is in...
by AHB
14:15 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Fonseca 1920, 63, 66, 70, 75, 77, 80, 83, 85, 92, 2000
Replies: 21
Views: 7270

how did you guys find the 1980 btw? I wasn't at the F-Plan offline, but I have had the Fonseca 1980 a few times recently and I love it. It's delicate and very unlike a "normal" Fonseca but the way it changes in your glass over the course of an evening is just wonderful. Not a blockbuster wine, but ...
by AHB
14:11 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 14
Views: 3005

Plus the fact that of the total space available, significantly large portions are not (yet?) under vine. Perhaps one day we will be awash with Vesuvio but for the moment, when you stand at the top of the Vesuvio hill, you get to see an awful lot of dry, arid scrubland.

Alex
by AHB
14:00 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 11408

Best I will be able to do is to double decant in the morning before I leave for work OR decant in a hurry after work and give the port 2-3 hours of air time before we drink it. It will be a 1985, one which I have drunk and rated quite highly recently; not a Graham or Warre. Any preferences for which...
by AHB
13:52 Thu 25 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 234635

Perhaps because the quotation marks and apostrophe keys are the least used they are therefore the first to be affected by declining batteries?
by AHB
01:14 Wed 24 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 14
Views: 3005

There we can agree - Vesuvio '96 will never win the premiership and will be destined to mid-table mediocrity whenever it comes up against some of the big-boys.

However, from time to time it will reach the UEFA cup places and might sometimes just scrape that 4th Championship spot.

Alex