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by jdaw1
02:20 Thu 27 Sep 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Christmas Offline
Replies: 141
Views: 20352

Wednesday 12th December, at The Bell?

Wednesday 12th December, at The Bell, Royston Road, Wendens Ambo, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JY? Maybe I should find an excuse to cross the water. If I were able to do so, where might accommodation be available?
by jdaw1
13:52 Wed 26 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Treading!
Replies: 15
Views: 1963

warmed silicon feet with a ~80kg effective press weight

If warmed silicon feet with a ~80kg effective press weight can’t do the job, then there’s something else going on. Is the human sweat what makes it better? (I hate to suggest adding salt water to port.)
by jdaw1
05:43 Wed 26 Sep 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Christmas Offline
Replies: 141
Views: 20352

Treble-trouble?

Triple-pipple?
Treble-pebble?
Treble-trouble?
Threesome-down-boy-no!
by jdaw1
12:51 Tue 25 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 238198

Derek T.’s missing apostrophe

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=4637#4637]Here[/url] Derek T. wrote:Corky - you could at least try to spell our new members name properly
by jdaw1
06:26 Tue 25 Sep 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Derek has reached 1000 posts
Replies: 18
Views: 3075

Cruz Vintage Port 1989!

Cruz Vintage Port 1989! How much of an honour is that?
by jdaw1
06:24 Tue 25 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A TPF tasting panel?
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Count me in, if it can be done from New York

Count me in, if it can be done—at least in part—from New York.
by jdaw1
22:42 Mon 24 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Mysterious Case of the Missing Apostrophe Man!
Replies: 24
Views: 2566

The 'winks club's mats are soaked in port

Sung to the tune of Tannenbaum The 'winks club's mats are soaked in port, And so are all who play the sport. Tomato juice and such-like drinks, Aren't good enough for tiddlywinks. And when our team's just won the cup, It takes us weeks to sober up. As long as they serve real ale here, We'll keep th...
by jdaw1
12:20 Mon 24 Sep 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Tasting Notes Section
Replies: 178
Views: 36250

TN index dates are posted.

Posted, not taken. Extracting tasting dates and scores would require reading the narrative: if you want to do that I’ll tell you how best to send to me.
by jdaw1
01:40 Mon 24 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 238198

Conky’s missing apostrophe

Another one of Captain Mainwarings classics seems apt... " You Stupid Boy !" I had to check, but the surname of George Mainwaring does not end in an ‟s”, so it can’t be claimed that ‟Captain Mainwarings classics” is some type of non-hyphenated compound adjective followed by an incorrectly plurali...
by jdaw1
22:33 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 238198

At whom is that instruction directed?

Derek T. wrote:Stop, stop ... I can't take any more
At whom is that instruction directed? Conky? Great.
by jdaw1
22:25 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Dalva
Replies: 17
Views: 4187

A little searing is allowed, but not required.

Fantastic. A little searing is allowed, but not required.
by jdaw1
22:20 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Dalva
Replies: 17
Views: 4187

Welsh rarebit

And has nobody mentioned Welsh rarebit? My, we are slacking.

(Guess who is on a diet, fantasizing about food.)
by jdaw1
22:19 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Dalva
Replies: 17
Views: 4187

rhubarb crumble and custard

And did I forget the rhubarb crumble and custard? That was careless.
by jdaw1
22:17 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Dalva
Replies: 17
Views: 4187

Food

Conky wrote:I'm just going to buy a Pig and a Cow and tie them up around the side of the house
Good idea, but we might also be needing a sheep and a few ducks. Plus some goose liver. And oysters. And that should be enough, unless there’s more than half-a-dozen of us.
by jdaw1
22:15 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Dalva
Replies: 17
Views: 4187

white stencilling

Conky wrote:the white stenciling is the 'proper' way that such delights are labelled
I also vote for white stencilling.
by jdaw1
21:42 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1937 Gonzalez Byass Coronation sherry
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Hurray!

Hurray! Such bargains are always a joy.
by jdaw1
20:42 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 238198

Conky’s apostrophe crime

Conky wrote:I have to cede this point to you guys who's lifestyle makes them better served to know such things
You meant ‟whose”, of course.
by jdaw1
20:08 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Request for Derek T.: recommended house fonts
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Request for Derek T.: recommended house fonts

A request for Derek T. : please post in this thread a list of your recommended house fonts. That is, in what modern font, found on at least some modern computers, should one typeset the likes of: Andresen; Borges; Calem; Churchill; Churchill’s Quinta da Agua Alta; Cockburn; Croft; Croft Quinta da Ro...
by jdaw1
19:57 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 238198

Oxford Dictionaries

In words such as isn't, I'm, or don't, the apostrophe indicates that one or more letters have been left out. It's is the contracted form of 'It is' or 'It has', not the possessive of it. The possessive is its, with no apostrophe. So you should say `It's a lovely day' or `It's been a lovely day', bu...
by jdaw1
19:29 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 238198

AHB’s missing apostrophe

by jdaw1
14:32 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 238198

Re: Conky is correct

The words may stick in my throat, but on this apostrophe-related matter, Conky is correct. Is that a comma crime? Should the comma not come after but instead of throat in that sentence? Some argue for both commas: “The words may stick in my throat, but, on this apostrophe-related matter, Conky is c...
by jdaw1
13:09 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 238198

Conky is correct

The words may stick in my throat, but on this apostrophe-related matter, Conky is correct.
by jdaw1
03:39 Sun 23 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 238198

ADV’s missing apostrophe

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=4170#4170]Here[/url] ADV wrote:If thats the green door, then that is definitely not Niepoort.