The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

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Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by Glenn E. » 19:02 Fri 29 Nov 2013

Cookie wrote:I am delighted to announce the birth of my second grandaughter Saffron Lily born 25.11.2013 :D
Congrats!

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Post by djewesbury » 13:22 Sat 30 Nov 2013

Great stuff, very pleased for you Cookie! All in all a pretty good week.
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Post by idj123 » 12:05 Mon 30 Dec 2013

Megan Ann Johns born in the early hours of this morning to two very tired but nonetheless proud parents. If I'm not too exhausted may celebrate with the aid of a Croft 63 tonight!

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Post by jdaw1 » 12:11 Mon 30 Dec 2013

:-)

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Post by DRT » 12:46 Mon 30 Dec 2013

Congratulations, Ian :D
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by Andy Velebil » 14:41 Mon 30 Dec 2013

Congratulations!!!

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Post by Glenn E. » 18:11 Mon 30 Dec 2013

Congrats! :D
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Post by djewesbury » 12:31 Wed 01 Jan 2014

Congratulations Ian.
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Post by AHB » 13:27 Thu 02 Jan 2014

And congratulations to Mrs Ian too!
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Post by jdaw1 » 01:01 Sat 16 Jan 2016

Presumably Mrs J will be even more tired than you, so won’t want to share the bottle. Like buses, you wait for ages then two splendid results come along at once.

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Post by flash_uk » 11:34 Sat 16 Jan 2016

jdaw1 wrote:Presumably Mrs J will be even more tired than you, so won’t want to share the bottle. Like buses, you wait for ages then two splendid results come along at once.
Am I missing something, or is this response over two years late?

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Post by jdaw1 » 12:26 Sat 16 Jan 2016

No, you are not missing something. I have been careless. Apologies.

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Post by Doggett » 20:10 Tue 11 Oct 2016

I am very pleased to announce the birth of Zachary Charles Doggett on September 25th 2016. Weighing a healthy 9lbs, he and his mother Rosie are home healthy and safe, and the world is once again a beautiful & wonderful place. A Noval 40yo tawny was drunk to celebrate the birth... And I look forward to raising many more glasses.

Huge apologies that I have not been in touch for a few months, but I hope to be at a tasting to celebrate soon.

All the best,

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Post by jdaw1 » 20:57 Tue 11 Oct 2016

Doggett wrote:I am very pleased to announce the birth of Zachary Charles Doggett on September 25th 2016. Weighing a healthy 9lbs, he and his mother Rosie are home healthy and safe, and the world is once again a beautiful & wonderful place. A Noval 40yo tawny was drunk to celebrate the birth... And I look forward to raising many more glasses.

Huge apologies that I have not been in touch for a few months, but I hope to be at a tasting to celebrate soon.
Splendid news. And it is traditional to tell you that there is a tasting tomorrow.

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Post by DRT » 23:34 Tue 11 Oct 2016

Congratulations, Simon. Very pleased to hear that all is well with you and yours.
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Post by flash_uk » 23:39 Tue 11 Oct 2016

Woohoo! Many congrats to you and Rosie :D

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Post by PhilW » 19:00 Wed 12 Oct 2016

Many congratulations to you both, glad to hear all is well and great news. Cheers to Zachary and you both from some Mz70 here this evening!

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:09 Wed 12 Oct 2016

We toasted the new-born with F70. No new-born could be insulted.

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Post by Doggett » 23:54 Wed 12 Oct 2016

jdaw1 wrote:We toasted the new-born with F70. No new-born could be insulted.
Thank you to all for the kind messages and also for a toast of F70...I shall have to get Zac a bottle to understand and appreciate the quality of the toast!
We are both very honoured and doff our caps.

Any suggestions as to which Port House should be his first allegiance? (Posts or PM's gratefully received with arguments for :wink: )

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Post by idj123 » 13:15 Thu 13 Oct 2016

jdaw1 wrote:We toasted the new-born with F70. No new-born could be insulted.

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...plus some other rather unctuous Ports. Simon, we will look forward to your return in person, in the meantime I am delighted for you and your new family and relieved to hear that all are well!

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Post by Old Bridge » 11:10 Sun 19 Mar 2017

Can this thread also include grandchildren?

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Post by jdaw1 » 11:32 Sun 19 Mar 2017

Old Bridge wrote:
11:10 Sun 19 Mar 2017
Can this thread also include grandchildren?
Yes.

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Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by Old Bridge » 12:07 Sun 19 Mar 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
11:32 Sun 19 Mar 2017
Old Bridge wrote:
11:10 Sun 19 Mar 2017
Can this thread also include grandchildren?
Yes.
Thank you.
I have so far 5 grandchildren, and they shall get a case of VP each on their 21st birthday.

2009 - girl Taylor's Vintage Port 2009 or Niepoort Bioma Vintage 2009. Any opinions which to choose? (I have actually bought both, and she will get the one members think best)
2011 - girl Taylor's Vintage Port 2011
2013 - boy Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2013
2015 - 2 girls ???, but too early yet.

Please advice.

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Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by DRT » 02:01 Tue 21 Mar 2017

Old Bridge wrote:
12:07 Sun 19 Mar 2017
2009 - girl Taylor's Vintage Port 2009 or Niepoort Bioma Vintage 2009. Any opinions which to choose? (I have actually bought both, and she will get the one members think best)
If your 2009 granddaughter turns out to be reserved and traditional then the Taylor seems fitting. If she turns out to be of a quirky, off-the-wall and risk-taking nature then the Bioma might be the answer :wink:
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Re: The Port Forum Babies and their Vintages

Post by Old Bridge » 17:14 Sat 25 Mar 2017

DRT wrote:
02:01 Tue 21 Mar 2017
Old Bridge wrote:
12:07 Sun 19 Mar 2017
2009 - girl Taylor's Vintage Port 2009 or Niepoort Bioma Vintage 2009. Any opinions which to choose? (I have actually bought both, and she will get the one members think best)
If your 2009 granddaughter turns out to be reserved and traditional then the Taylor seems fitting. If she turns out to be of a quirky, off-the-wall and risk-taking nature then the Bioma might be the answer :wink:
Taylor it is then.
I have to decide now so that I can safely taste the other one.
Thank you for the help.

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