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by jdaw1
22:20 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Nacional 1963

The one time I had Nacional 1963, in the company of Mr Bridgeman, it tasted of raspberries.

Me too: I would have this again.
by jdaw1
22:19 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Taking Pictures of Port
Replies: 26
Views: 6042

all Nacional vintages ever declared

No. Must hold all Nacional vintages ever declared, with magnums of the regular Noval from those years in which it also declared.
by jdaw1
21:26 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Taking Pictures of Port
Replies: 26
Views: 6042

I repeat my encouragement. please could other posters of TN consider themselves encouraged to include photographs of bottle, cork, and—most importantly—port. Photography geekiness I can’t do. And indeed there was considerable trouble with the flash reflecting off the glass ( e.g. ) and hiding the...
by jdaw1
15:47 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Are you affected by the flooding? Is your cellar safe?
Replies: 20
Views: 3971

Are you affected by the flooding? Is your cellar safe?

Hundreds of people have fled their homes in three villages in South Yorkshire amid fears a dam is about to burst after torrential rain. … Elsewhere weather conditions are easing after severe flooding across England. But Sheffield remained virtually cut off from the rest of the country as the transp...
by jdaw1
12:30 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2034
Views: 218306

Antidisestablishmentarianists' Corner

Likewise I could call it Antidisestablishmentarianists' Corner. That’s always awkward. The corner could be used by one antidisestablishmentarianist (so ‟Antidisestablishmentarianist's”), but is intended for the use of many to discuss these things (‟Antidisestablishmentarianists'”, as you wrote, a...
by jdaw1
01:11 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: My drink of choice.
Replies: 6
Views: 3264

Smiths was always too smooth for me

Smiths was always too smooth for me — perhaps too Northern in its style. I like more bitter and more grip.

A gallon? The most beer I have ever seen a man drink before debladdering is twelve pints, on the Monopoly pub crawl. He admitted that it was a “long slash†.
by jdaw1
01:00 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1103
Views: 164609

Smaller picture done.

Smaller picture done.
KillerB wrote:Thanks jdaw, having used these I can confirm that they are extremely useful.
Does that mean that you are using these at home, operated all by yourself? If so you are one of the few.
by jdaw1
00:56 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 32619

…with the commensurate affect on auction prices

RonnieRoots wrote:Phew, for I while there I was afraid there were far more port lovers in this world than we previously knew of.
…with the commensurate affect on auction prices. Phew indeed.
by jdaw1
23:10 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 32619

It is possible to split threads; at least, I’ve seen it done

It is possible to split threads; at least, I’ve seen it done elsewhere.
by jdaw1
23:03 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 32619

How much of this thread should be in Meaningless Drivel?

How much of this thread should be heaved overboard to Meaningless Drivel? (Clue: “none† is not the correct answer.)
by jdaw1
22:02 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 35
Views: 6001

“the original is around 600cm wide†

Derek T. wrote:the original is around 600cm wide
I mis-read this first time. That’s huge!
by jdaw1
21:56 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 32619

Where “everyone† means “everyone we actually know†

KillerB wrote:send e-mails to everyone.
Where “everyone† means “everyone we actually know†, rather than everyone.
by jdaw1
21:30 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 32619

SEO agreement

OK, we’re agreed. We do (or have already done) the cheap kosher things, and then let nature take its course.
by jdaw1
20:54 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 32619

Fixing the meta tags isn’t dodgy

Somewhere phpBB might allows settings for the HTML meta tags <title>…</title> <meta content="…" name=description> <meta content="…" name=keywords> where the ellipses should be set to the title of the thread, the first 180 characters of the first post, and the name of the thread ( details ). There a...
by jdaw1
20:38 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Peculier Port phrases Thread.
Replies: 21
Views: 3409

Sesquivertical

Sesquivertical

A term invented by yours truly. Like a double vertical, except that one of the houses is missing about half the years. From the Latin “sesqui-†, meaning one-and-a-half times.
by jdaw1
20:37 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Peculier Port phrases Thread.
Replies: 21
Views: 3409

Double vertical

Double vertical

Two houses from each of several years. E.g., Taylor 1908, Cockburn 1908, Taylor 1927, Cockburn 1927, Taylor 1963, Cockburn 1963, Taylor 1970, Cockburn 1970, Taylor 1985, Cockburn 1985. This can be thought of a a Taylor vertical, plus a Cockburn vertical, with matching years.
by jdaw1
20:20 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 32619

SEO

There are a variety of things. Somewhere phpBB might allows settings for the HTML meta tags <title>…</title> <meta content="…" name=description> <meta content="…" name=keywords> where the ellipses should be set to the title of the thread, the first 180 characters of the first post, and the name of t...
by jdaw1
16:54 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 32619

TPF on google

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=152#152]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:TPF is now listed in The Open Directory Project (though might take a few hours to appear). When google next takes a copy of the ODP’s free data it will appear in the Google directory. Both of these will help the search engine rankings.
I’m taking credit for that good news.
by jdaw1
14:02 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 101 things to do with a Vesuvio bin label..
Replies: 31
Views: 5538

Firefox is fine with phpBB.

Firefox is fine with phpBB. I have used only Firefox on this BB—both Mac and PC.

Each browser has a single cookie cache, covering all open windows and tabs. So any one application can be only one ID.
by jdaw1
13:59 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Taylor
Replies: 10
Views: 2738

Worst post-war port? Royal Oporto 1985.

Worst post-war port? Royal Oporto 1985.
by jdaw1
03:21 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 6
Views: 2968

could other posters of TN consider themselves encouraged to…

Good reply.

Back to the main subject, please could other posters of TN consider themselves encouraged to include photographs of bottle, cork, and—most importantly—port.
by jdaw1
03:19 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Do you have to have a reason to drink good port?
Replies: 30
Views: 5181

Churchill White Porto

Derek T. wrote:
9 in 10 are VP
I'd love to know what the 1 is?
E.g.
by jdaw1
02:03 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 6
Views: 2968

You might or might not be a fairy, even of the port variety.

Derek T. wrote:I think there may be some port fairy's [sorry] out there who keep draining our decanters
You might or might not be a fairy, even of the port variety. But this is a family bulletin board so we don’t want to be told. ;-)
by jdaw1
02:00 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: 1991 Morgan's After effects
Replies: 27
Views: 4756

M91 = G&T

Whatever the taste, the Morgan 1991 seems to have a very distinctive affect on the mind. Much the same affect, as best I can tell at this distance, as a gin and tonic.
by jdaw1
01:55 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 6
Views: 2968

RP85 at T+30H

The following day, from an unchilled decanter that alas seemed to be empty after pouring but one glass: still a fine port with good tannins and mouth-fillingness. Better on day 1 though.