Cruz Ruby Revisited

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Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by jdaw1 » 13:23 Sun 07 Oct 2012

Prior to this post, I had made 9993 posts.
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Coming soon are two changes of rank in quick succession.
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Perhaps the Delaforce 1958 tasting should be pressed into the additional duty of commemorating this milestone.

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by DRT » 14:02 Sun 07 Oct 2012

Let the drum-roll commence...
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by AHB » 08:34 Mon 08 Oct 2012

I protest!

Cruz Ruby is distinctly palatable compared to some port I have been forced to drink this year. Could we make the descritpion for 10,000 posts Santelmo White NV (from Lidl) or Santelmo Tawny NV (from Lidl) - both of which were worse than the Cruz Ruby I once drank!
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by DRT » 09:11 Mon 08 Oct 2012

AHB wrote:I protest!

Cruz Ruby is distinctly palatable compared to some port I have been forced to drink this year. Could we make the descritpion for 10,000 posts Santelmo White NV (from Lidl) or Santelmo Tawny NV (from Lidl) - both of which were worse than the Cruz Ruby I once drank!
I protest!

It should be Real Vinicola 1983.


PS: Rule 47(b) says that the first member to reach 10,000 posts has to drink seven bottles of Real Vinicola 1983.
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by AHB » 10:05 Mon 08 Oct 2012

DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:I protest!

Cruz Ruby is distinctly palatable compared to some port I have been forced to drink this year. Could we make the descritpion for 10,000 posts Santelmo White NV (from Lidl) or Santelmo Tawny NV (from Lidl) - both of which were worse than the Cruz Ruby I once drank!
I protest!

It should be Real Vinicola 1983.


PS: Rule 47(b) says that the first member to reach 10,000 posts has to drink seven bottles of Real Vinicola 1983.
Where would anyone find so many bottles of Real Vinicola 1983?
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by jdaw1 » 17:14 Mon 08 Oct 2012

These suggestions, though splendid in their own way, deny the revisited-ness of Cruz Ruby.

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by RAYC » 18:21 Mon 08 Oct 2012

Is it time to revisit the ranking system entirely?

You have reached 10k posts in TPF's first six years of life.

Extrapolating, this means there should be categories for at least up to 50k posts (Dow 1896 and N / NN 31 can then take care of all further posts).
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by jdaw1 » 20:15 Mon 08 Oct 2012

The ranks from 0 (Cruz Ruby) to 40,000 (NN31).
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by DRT » 21:43 Mon 08 Oct 2012

I disagree with the position of Cockburn 1851. That is much, much more prestigious than any of the three Noval wines that have the highest ranks.

Anyone who disagrees can have my bottle of NN63 for a Cockburn 1851 in the same condition :wink:
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by jdaw1 » 21:56 Mon 08 Oct 2012

There’s also a request that Dow 1896 be inserted, which can be done by moving 22500 to 22000, moving 25000 to 26000, and inserting a level at 24000.

Let’s see what others believe and then adjust.

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by DRT » 22:08 Mon 08 Oct 2012

Perhaps we could include some additional attributes to give a finer grain of precision, such as...

Taylor 1970
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Fonseca 1970
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Taylor 1970 (Tregnum)
...
Graham 1948
...
Fonseca 1970 (Melchior)
...
etc.

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by Andy Velebil » 03:03 Tue 09 Oct 2012

AHB wrote:
DRT wrote: I protest!

It should be Real Vinicola 1983.


PS: Rule 47(b) says that the first member to reach 10,000 posts has to drink seven bottles of Real Vinicola 1983.
Where would anyone find so many bottles of Real Vinicola 1983?
I was going to say http://www.winebid.com but it appears someone bought the 2 or so cases that was listed for sale for the past months....or maybe they just took it down?

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by jdaw1 » 19:56 Sat 13 Oct 2012

Maybe the person who posted this TN (‟I bought 9 bottles of Real CocaCola 1983 from Seckfords today at £13 per bottle”) might know more about it. Apparently that person’s rank is currently ‟Graham’s 1970”: maybe the RCV83 tastes like G70?

Edit: this TN (‟Not very nice, but drinkable in an emergency. 68/100”) of AHB’s is amusing.

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by jdaw1 » 00:47 Tue 02 Apr 2013

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by TLW » 06:15 Sun 26 May 2013

Goodness, and here I have just achieved a lowly "Cockburn's Special Reserve".

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by jdaw1 » 22:47 Sun 24 Nov 2013

Just noticed that my rank is now pre-WW2: Constantino 1927. Never had that.

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by flash_uk » 10:46 Mon 11 Aug 2014

I see someone is approaching a major milestone for the board...

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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by djewesbury » 10:55 Mon 11 Aug 2014

But where does he go after Graham 48? To my mind there is nothing finer...
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by jdaw1 » 11:23 Mon 11 Aug 2014

djewesbury wrote:But where does he go after Graham 48?
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by djewesbury » 12:31 Mon 11 Aug 2014

Oh well. You saw the peaks, at least.
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Re: Cruz Ruby Revisited

Post by jdaw1 » 12:58 Mon 11 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote:There’s also a request that Dow 1896 be inserted, which can be done by moving 22500 to 22000, moving 25000 to 26000, and inserting a level at 24000.

Let’s see what others believe and then adjust.
Beliefs, if any, were not reported here.

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