Just dropping in from the other side of the pond

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Just dropping in from the other side of the pond

Post by foomench » 21:33 Wed 14 Oct 2015

Some of you may know me from one of those other Port web sites under my real name Eric Menchen. I've read some of the threads here going a long way back, but can't keep up with one board, let alone two or more (other hobbies too, like making beer). But Julian alerted me to a tasting I was interested in, so I signed up and submitted a comment on that thread. I'm waiting for some sort of approval process for that to go through, and to update my avatar.

Short story: I have liked dessert wines for just about as long as I can remember, went to Porto in 2008, and have been hooked ever since. I have a few bottles in the cellar now, and will post a photo or two when I can. And I just made my first return to the Douro last month on a great tour with Roy.

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Post by DRT » 22:13 Wed 14 Oct 2015

Welcome to :tpf:, Eric. It is good to see you here.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by foomench » 23:52 Wed 14 Oct 2015

Thanks!

Yeah yeah, size doesn't matter. And I know some of you with many more bottles. But I have to share this anyway. And it shows one of my other passions.

Left wall is Port, shelves have a variety, but mostly Port, and the half bottle rack is a good mix. (A good mix being mostly Port with some Sauternes and other things thrown in.)
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This is looking in the opposite direction, so the right wall is Port, with a mix of mags on top. And in the middle, away, is the colder zone for beer, and a few bottles of white at the ready.
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And this is the other side of the beer wall.
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Post by PhilW » 07:11 Thu 15 Oct 2015

Hi Eric, Welcome to the "other" forum (I think many/most of us on here are over there also).
Already signing up for tastings too, good sign and plenty of notice ;)

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Post by jdaw1 » 10:48 Thu 15 Oct 2015

Cellar party at Eric’s!

Not a poor looking stash at all.

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Post by jdaw1 » 11:15 Thu 15 Oct 2015

Eric: are your initials just “EM”? And are you left-handed?

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Post by foomench » 16:10 Thu 15 Oct 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Eric: are your initials just “EM”? And are you left-handed?
EM or PEM will work. And I am not left-handed!

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Post by jdaw1 » 10:04 Fri 16 Oct 2015

Eric: I have added you to the group Placemat makers.

Also, please consider subscribing to the thread Software that makes placemats: questions asked there about future development are aimed as much at you as anybody else. Thank you.

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