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A Sad Loss

Post by DRT » 01:11 Sun 22 Jul 2007

It is with deep regret that I have to report the loss of a dear old friend of mine who has served me well for many years.

At approximately 08:30 on Friday 22 July, after 5 days away from home, I left my hotel room in London and checked out of the hotel. I had a busy week at work and didn't give a thought to my friend until this evening when I went to my wine fridge and pulled out one of his favourite ports, a Warre's LBV 1995.

Two minutes later I realised that he was gone forever. I am devastated. No one will ever take his place.

R.I.P. Screwpull Port Decanting Funnel - 2003 to 2007 - you will be sadly missed :cry:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Conky » 01:29 Sun 22 Jul 2007

It was week for Porting Tragedies! :(

We'll bury a momento of the corkscrew and one of my 63 alongside everyones Port knowledge(After the Cruz 87). :(

From ashes to ashes, dust to dust... :(

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Post by DRT » 01:46 Sun 22 Jul 2007

I don't think there has been this amount of Collateral Damage since Shock 'n' Awe :shock:

Come on, sing with me in memory of the dearly departed...

Do-do-do, do-do-do
do-do-do, do-do, do

do-do-do, do-do-do
do-do-do, doooo...

Tradgedy!
When your Screwpull's gone
and you can't go on it's
Tradgedy!

:cry: :cry:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Conky » 02:03 Sun 22 Jul 2007

When your Ports been had,
and you feel so bad.
Its tragedy!

Its hard to bear
With nowt to go home with,
your going nowhere,
tragedy...

When you lose control
And you got no soul , it's
Tragedy...
When the morning cries
And you don't know why , it's
Hard to bear
With no-port beside you
Your goin' nowhere

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Post by AHB » 06:56 Sun 22 Jul 2007

:lol:
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Post by Andy Velebil » 14:41 Sun 22 Jul 2007

:lol: My condolences to your loss Derek. But we all have a beginning AND an end, such is life. A shame you're loved one didn't make it into adulthood. I shall keep you in my thoughts and prayers :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by KillerB » 19:03 Sun 22 Jul 2007

A daft question I know, but have you considered ringing the hotel?
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by Luc » 15:03 Mon 23 Jul 2007

Did I miss something , or are we mourning the loss of an inanimate object . . . I could understand mourning the loss of a loved one , or one who wasn't loved , or a pet , even an insect , but then again , this is afterall , meaningless drivel :) :)

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Post by Conky » 16:37 Mon 23 Jul 2007

How animate is Peanut Butter?

We've had a few Sobs over that. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Luc » 16:47 Mon 23 Jul 2007

Well , Alan , lets just say I won't be having Guiness and Peanut butter anytime soon :lol: :lol:

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Post by Andy Velebil » 17:07 Mon 23 Jul 2007

Luc wrote:Well , Alan , lets just say I won't be having Guiness and Peanut butter anytime soon :lol: :lol:
Ohh come on, I dare you :lol: :lol:

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Post by Luc » 17:25 Mon 23 Jul 2007

That is a chalenge that cannot be refused , unless one has standards to uphold . . .

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Post by Andy Velebil » 17:33 Mon 23 Jul 2007

I double dog dare you :twisted: :lol:

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Post by Luc » 18:09 Mon 23 Jul 2007

The gauntlet has been thrown and accepted .
Saturday will be the day chosen . 88) 88)

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Post by DRT » 20:18 Mon 23 Jul 2007

Oi !!!!

Don't go rubbing PB in my wound :cry: :cry: :cry:

I tried calling the hotel but had no luck. My dear loved one has gone forever :cry:

...and what's wrong with loving inanimate objects? I have a 13 year old son who spends his entire life lying on the floor surrounded by empty crisp packets and smelly socks, but I still love him :D

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Andy Velebil » 21:28 Mon 23 Jul 2007

Luc wrote:The gauntlet has been thrown and accepted .
Saturday will be the day chosen . 88) 88)
YEEHAA, Shall I call your local hospital to be ready.....just in case :wink: :lol:

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Post by Luc » 13:56 Tue 24 Jul 2007

Hell , no need to call the hospital because I intend to decant the Guiness before hand :roll: :roll:

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Re: A Sad Loss

Post by DRT » 00:21 Tue 24 Jan 2017

A slightly late update. Approximately eight years later I found my long lost friend in a box in my loft wrapped in kitchen roll and surrounded by port glasses wrapped in a similar manner. I forgave my (now) wife immediately and put it down to experience.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: A Sad Loss

Post by PhilW » 08:01 Tue 24 Jan 2017

Finally, after eight years, you can stop singing falsetto. Until your (now) wife finds out, then you might have another short while.

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Re: A Sad Loss

Post by DaveRL » 13:45 Tue 24 Jan 2017

Much joy. A sign from the Port Gods to put it to good use as soon as possible.

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