Belated hello

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LGTrotter
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Belated hello

Post by LGTrotter » 20:58 Sat 28 Sep 2013

Having contributed (if that is not too strong a word) to some conversations and written a couple of tasting notes I realise that I have not added an introduction, so here goes.
I have for quite some time patrolled your tasting notes and sniggered at the conversations.
I am not sure how I came to port, via wine I suppose. This is in the eighties when I began drinking wine, I can confess it now mainly as an affectation. I first bought port in the late nineties when there were a few old school stores which sold mature vintage port very reasonably, just odd bottles.
I love port because I can still afford to buy really good wine (just); I love the feeling of being drunk on port; it is as tough as old boots so I rarely get a total dud.
I live in Somerset, UK which I have sworn never to leave again, however I do find myself having to go to London a few times of late.
I can be somewhat cynical, rambling and incomprehensible in my cups and these are the times that I write posts, there seems to be some tolerance of this thank goodness. Like all cynics I am deeply romantic, hence port.
Owen, vintage 1968.

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DRT
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Re: Belated hello

Post by DRT » 21:09 Sat 28 Sep 2013

LGTrotter wrote:I can be somewhat cynical, rambling and incomprehensible
You fit right in here.

Welcome!
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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djewesbury
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Re: Belated hello

Post by djewesbury » 22:37 Sat 28 Sep 2013

Very nice to be properly introduced. I think you should leave Somerset at least once for a port tasting amongst like-minded romantic cynics.
Daniel J.
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AHB
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Re: Belated hello

Post by AHB » 15:28 Mon 30 Sep 2013

djewesbury wrote:Very nice to be properly introduced. I think you should leave Somerset at least once for a port tasting amongst like-minded romantic cynics.
On the other hand Somerset is a very lovely part of the country and not a county in which we have yet held an offline. I wonder whether there might be an establishment in Taunton which would be sympathetic to the cause of a handful of port lovers needing a drink?
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djewesbury
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Re: Belated hello

Post by djewesbury » 15:29 Mon 30 Sep 2013

AHB wrote:I wonder whether there might be an establishment in Taunton which would be sympathetic to the cause of a handful of port lovers needing a drink?
Excellent idea. Seconded.
Daniel J.
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