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by jdaw1
18:42 Wed 31 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: Tasting Note Index: Alphabetical
Replies: 3
Views: 16782

TN index, alphabetical, part 2

The alphabetical tasting-note index has moved to www.ThePortForum.com/Tasting_Notes/alphabetical.html.

Alternatively see the date-sorted index at www.ThePortForum.com/Tasting_Notes/date.html.
by jdaw1
18:38 Wed 31 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline at Andy's house to celebrate Alex B.'s visit to L.A.
Replies: 15
Views: 4031

link to the placemats

I forgot to put a link to the placemats in this thread:
by jdaw1
18:36 Wed 31 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 248172

ADV’s apostrophe crimes

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=6019#6019]Here[/url] ADV wrote:we are going to have 5 bottles of port tonight, plus some dry wines....just wanted to rub that in...now don't drink all you're port. We shall do that for you, after all, what are friends for
by jdaw1
18:33 Wed 31 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: 2000 Noval Unfiltered LBV
Replies: 39
Views: 4548

New technology — feedback required.

Indeed, new technology — feedback required.
by jdaw1
18:32 Wed 31 Oct 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time for a TN sort?
Replies: 417
Views: 75017

Updated, but need middle initial of John Danza + Simon Lisle

Updated: parts 1 and 2.

Missing the middle initials of John Danza and Simon Lisle.
by jdaw1
18:00 Wed 31 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: 2000 Noval Unfiltered LBV
Replies: 39
Views: 4548

Isn’t Derek lucky to have such helpful chums!

A splendid suggestion, foiled only by our slowness in doing it: we’re already on the last day I think.

Isn’t Derek lucky to have such helpful chums! And look at the two bullets Alex is bravely taking tonight, sparing Derek the injury. Fantastic chums we are.
by jdaw1
14:12 Wed 31 Oct 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time for a TN sort?
Replies: 417
Views: 75017

You don’t get a new index until I get answers!

You don’t get a new index until I get answers! Names: Quinta do Bragào? Quinta do Bragão? Which? Poças? Pocas? Which? Gran Cruz? Cruz? Which? Vista Allegre? Quinta da Vista Allegre? Which? Is “Taylor Quinta do Vargellas Vinha Velha† the same as “Taylor Quinta do Vargellas†? The answers don’...
by jdaw1
14:01 Wed 31 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1090
Views: 181881

1963 16 cs Cockburn £720 dp/cs 1963 62 cs Croft £720 dp/cs 1963 2 cs Quinta do Noval £740 dp/cs 1963 1 cs and 5 botts Warre £980 dp/cs 1966 6 cs Graham £1100 dp/cs 1967 3 cs Cockburn £595 dp/cs 1970 1 cs Fonseca £1100 dp/cs 1970 1 cs Graham £900 dp/doz 1970 1 cs Quinta do Noval £440 dp/cs 1970 3 cs...
by jdaw1
12:57 Wed 31 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: 2000 Noval Unfiltered LBV
Replies: 39
Views: 4548

Re: black-on-white text-only approximation

Conky wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:It’s a monochrome black-on-white text-only approximation to the label. If it is so different that confusion is likely, then you’re back in the kitchen
Would that be snoring, horizontal and asleep?
Of course.
by jdaw1
02:06 Wed 31 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: 2000 Noval Unfiltered LBV
Replies: 39
Views: 4548

black-on-white text-only approximation

It’s a monochrome black-on-white text-only approximation to the label. If it is so different that confusion is likely, then you’re back in the kitchen.
by jdaw1
01:34 Wed 31 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: 2000 Noval Unfiltered LBV
Replies: 39
Views: 4548

confusion-preventing placemats

Updated: confusion is now impossible.
by jdaw1
00:32 Wed 31 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: 2000 Noval Unfiltered LBV
Replies: 39
Views: 4548

Re: confusion-preventing placemats

Derek T. wrote:mineral water
If you tell which type of “mineral water† (what is the point?) I’ll update the mats to reflect this.
by jdaw1
22:26 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: 2000 Noval Unfiltered LBV
Replies: 39
Views: 4548

confusion-preventing placemats[

Derek, I can only apologise. It is entirely my fault: there you were, trapped in your shyness, too timid to ask, so you hinted, you hinted ever so gently what you wanted, and I was too insensitive to notice. I am sorry, but it is done at last: for your Noval 200 LBV tasting, confusion-preventing pla...
by jdaw1
22:21 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1090
Views: 181881

Elliston Southwick Fine Wines

George Rhys of [url=http://www.es-finewines.com/]Elliston Southwick Fine Wines[/url], which has a terrible website riddled with needless non-functioning scripts, wrote:2 cases Fonseca 1970 £950:00 case
2 cases Taylor 1977 £895:00 case
1 case Fonseca 1997 £500:00 case
1 case Taylor 1997 £525:00 case
by jdaw1
13:39 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: New York, 29 October 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 7126

walked heavily and opened and closed doors noisily

Wife has complained that, on my return, I walked heavily and opened and closed doors noisily. Other than that, feeling OK this morning.
by jdaw1
05:20 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Geeks
Replies: 29
Views: 3295

Noval LBV drinkers eh? ASBO-tastic.

I don't think I was being unfair, just providing links that are "convenient and courteous" Oh, I can’t stand the incompetence. Your meant convenient and courteous , with the internal anchor (beginning #) in the link so that it starts at the right place, and without the redundant non-curly quotation...
by jdaw1
05:12 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Rebello Valente
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

RV77

Cloudy brown-red, and nosing of bottle-stink. Initially widely hated. Some said mint, others grass.

Then the bottle-stink faded, helped by a larger glass, and so found more favour. Later: very floral.
by jdaw1
05:09 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 2575

G85

The second darkest (after the K85), and my second favourite, nosing of “heavy berries†. To taste heavy, gooey, long and rich with berry fruit. Classic G85. AHB thought it slightly corked (“some TCA†), though too slightly for my blunt nose.
by jdaw1
05:07 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Sandeman
Replies: 3
Views: 2182

S77

Slight cloudiness, and quite dark. Nothing distinctive for me, though AHB found “sweet cranberry†, and JG “candy cherry†. Initially more rougher than the others, and acidic.

Later in the evening much better (I left a large sample in my glass for a couple of hours), with a strong mint flavour.
by jdaw1
05:04 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Kopke
Replies: 4
Views: 2324

K85

Kopke eh? Obscure house. My mother insisted that some operas remain obscure for a very good reason, and that was my prejudice for this £26 bottle from LHR duty free. Except that it is very very dark red. Not as opaque as the Fonseca 1985, but approaching that league. Nosing of floral something, and ...
by jdaw1
04:59 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Warre
Replies: 5
Views: 2601

W77

Worryingly transparent on decanting at 12:10. Unchanged brown-red on drinking.

Nosing had nothing distinctive except soft old port, though AHB said “amazing nose†. Some detected liquorice.

To taste soft, very very long, no heat. AHB found “red liquorice†.

Voted the best port of the evening.
by jdaw1
04:57 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Warre
Replies: 7
Views: 2873

W85

Brown-edged mid-red. Nosing of, more than anything else, red fruit. Alas too hot, though otherwise soft, and of medium length. Good VP; unexceptional.
by jdaw1
04:55 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: New York, 29 October 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 7126

restaurant OK

The consensus seemed to be that the restaurant indeed had good fries and great steak; that the profiteroles indeed required an extra-large helping of chocolate sauce, and that a suitably fantastic time was had by all.
by jdaw1
04:54 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: New York, 29 October 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 7126

Pictures of the glasses taken early in the evening.

Pictures of the glasses taken early in the evening.
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by jdaw1
04:53 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: New York, 29 October 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 7126

Alex B. brought his usual tasting glass.

Alex B. brought his usual tasting glass. We argued about who was more retentive, and seemed to agree on collective guilt.
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