The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

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The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by KillerB » 12:37 Fri 23 Apr 2010

Stub - please fill in. I'm not stealing any doting father or mother's thunder.
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Post by AHB » 12:47 Fri 23 Apr 2010

Still a baby, me from the 1963 vintage (and him, as well)
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Post by KillerB » 00:26 Sat 24 Apr 2010

Doh - I meant the ones that were born to members since :tpf: started. I can name a few but thought it best if said members updated it themselves.
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Post by benread » 01:06 Sat 24 Apr 2010

Edward. b. 19th July 2008.

Just wondering what of the 2008 vintage he shall have!
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Post by RonnieRoots » 06:16 Sat 24 Apr 2010

Luka, 15th April 2010.

Born in what will either proof to be the next worst vintage ever after 1993 (if the rains continue) or the vintage of the century (if my dreams come true).

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Post by Cookie » 06:37 Sat 22 May 2010

Slightly early but..Isla (subject to change) due 27th July 2010...makes me a Grandpapa for the first time.

Hence my urgent need to tread some grapes for this vintage (declared or otherwise)... if anyone is listening!!
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Post by benread » 19:59 Mon 31 May 2010

Now that the M-i-L has been informed, I am permitted to announce Read jr II. He / she will be more formally named around 1st December 2010.

In the meantime, I can report that the current growing conditions for vintage port have been considered favourable to the extent I was able to establish this over the last few days in the Douro!
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Post by KillerB » 21:25 Mon 31 May 2010

benread wrote:Now that the M-i-L has been informed, I am permitted to announce Read jr II. He / she will be more formally named around 1st December 2010.

In the meantime, I can report that the current growing conditions for vintage port have been considered favourable to the extent I was able to establish this over the last few days in the Douro!
Congratulations Ben and Mrs Ben.
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Post by RonnieRoots » 13:24 Tue 01 Jun 2010

Great news Ben, congratulations!

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Post by jdaw1 » 18:26 Sun 20 Jun 2010

Ben: this is a grave responsibility. A new duty has landed on your shoulders shoulders already heavily burdened, but doubtless broad enough for the task.

Until December it falls to you to drink your wife’s share of the port. Do not fail.

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Post by benread » 20:06 Fri 16 Jul 2010

benread wrote:Now that the M-i-L has been informed, I am permitted to announce Read jr II. He / she will be more formally named around 1st December 2010.

In the meantime, I can report that the current growing conditions for vintage port have been considered favourable to the extent I was able to establish this over the last few days in the Douro!
The latest update to this is that Read jr II is a 'little' brother for Edward! The word little is perhaps used incorrectly as he was described as having a stomach above the 95th percentile in terms of size. Like his father already!
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Post by Cookie » 10:39 Sun 25 Jul 2010

I am very pleased to announce the arrival of my first grandchild Isla Louise born 24.7.2010 and weighing in at 2.99k or 6lb 10oz in old money. :D :D :D

Mother and baby doing fine.
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Post by AHB » 16:37 Sun 25 Jul 2010

Cookie wrote:I am very pleased to announce the arrival of my first grandchild Isla Louise born 24.7.2010 and weighing in at 2.99k or 6lb 10oz in old money. :D :D :D

Mother and baby doing fine.
Congratulations Grandad!
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Post by KillerB » 17:04 Sun 25 Jul 2010

Congratulationd Cookie
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Post by gerwin.degraaf » 11:56 Wed 25 Aug 2010

Jesper on 24 March 2005 (a solid SQ Vintage year) and top Bordeaux vintage) :D ;
Thijmen on 11 January 2007 (looks to be a great to classic Vintage) :D .

This, I'm sure is compensation for the fact that my birthyear was an absolute rubbish year for about any kind of wine (1973) :( . On the other hand, the Mrs is from 1977 (much better!) :D .

Btw, if anyone has any good tips for (affordable) VP's from 1977, I would be most gratefull (I only have 2 bottles of 1977 Graham's which I picked up at an auction some time ago, and would love to have some more bottles from this vintage).

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Post by smisse » 18:58 Mon 27 Sep 2010

Yesterday on the 26th of September 2010 at 5:15PM CET I became the proud father of Tristan.
Tistan weighs 4,170kgs and measures 52cm!

Mother and son are doing great :)

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Post by Glenn E. » 23:15 Mon 27 Sep 2010

smisse wrote:Yesterday on the 26th of September 2010 at 5:15PM CET I became the proud father of Tristan.
Tistan weighs 4,170kgs and measures 52cm!

Mother and son are doing great :)
Congratulations!
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Post by RonnieRoots » 05:24 Tue 28 Sep 2010

Great news Dries, Congratulations! :D

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Post by gerwin.degraaf » 12:48 Fri 01 Oct 2010

smisse wrote:Yesterday on the 26th of September 2010 at 5:15PM CET I became the proud father of Tristan.
Tistan weighs 4,170kgs and measures 52cm!

Mother and son are doing great :)
Many congratulations to you and your family Dries!
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Post by AHB » 13:46 Mon 04 Oct 2010

smisse wrote:Yesterday on the 26th of September 2010 at 5:15PM CET I became the proud father of Tristan.
Tistan weighs 4,170kgs and measures 52cm!

Mother and son are doing great :)
Well done Dries. Let's keep our fingers crossed for a vintage for Tristan.
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Post by benread » 23:41 Tue 16 Nov 2010

Jonathan Kenneth Frederick Read. Born 16th November 2010 @ 1am.

All the medical inducement could not induce him to arrive as planned, and originally started some 40 hours earlier! A swift an unplanned trip to the operating theatre dealt with that.

My proudest moment - I managed not to feint in the operating theatre!
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:50 Tue 16 Nov 2010

Well done to the newly re-parented Mr & Mrs Read.

No sleep for you matey-boy.

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Post by JacobH » 00:34 Wed 17 Nov 2010

benread wrote:Jonathan Kenneth Frederick Read. Born 16th November 2010 @ 1am.

All the medical inducement could not induce him to arrive as planned, and originally started some 40 hours earlier! A swift an unplanned trip to the operating theatre dealt with that.

My proudest moment - I managed not to feint in the operating theatre!
Congratulations! :CC0000: :CC0000:
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Post by benread » 00:39 Wed 17 Nov 2010

jdaw1 wrote:No sleep for you matey-boy.
The last 48 hours since 5.30am on Sunday have been good practice!
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Post by Glenn E. » 02:01 Wed 17 Nov 2010

Congratulations Ben and Nuala! :D :D :D

Sleep is overrated anyway. :wink:
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