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Post by Sideways » 17:12 Tue 21 Aug 2007

I think this site could do with a 'Port Information' section, History, Winemaking Process, Producers, News, Vintage Guide, info on other fortified wines....

This kind of information is very helpful to people who are just getting into port such as me.


yes, I know, I could buy a book, infact I have several but....
Vintage Shmintage.

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Post by uncle tom » 17:19 Tue 21 Aug 2007

I seem to recall this was mentioned at the outset - there was some reason why it didn't happen - or maybe it's just a round tuit

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Post by Conky » 17:29 Tue 21 Aug 2007

Sideways,

When we kicked things off, we were really keen to keep things simple and unfussy. If you have a look at the very early Posts in the Port Topics, you'll see a History, types of Port, Unusual Port Phrases etc,etc.
Tom suggested that if we didn't have a specific Topic, maybe they should be stickies.
I cant remember what happened then, I think we just drifted off subject. Fair point though, maybe it needs revisiting.

Alan

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Post by DRT » 18:24 Tue 21 Aug 2007

As you know The Creator and her pesky little side-kick KillerB (Assistant to The Creator) have gone on holiday for a week and left me in charge of all things Administrative.

I have the tools and permissions available to create "Stickies". If the citizens of this forum are in agreement I would be happy to spend some time creating a locked sticky at the top of the Port Discussions section with links to the posts we created containing definitions of the various port styles.

Whadyathink?

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Post by Conky » 19:15 Tue 21 Aug 2007

Derek,

Obviously I'm only one voice, but if you could create a Sticky that had a Heading that suggested it was all Factual things to do with understanding Port. You could then include, History articles, definitions, classic books, etc,etc.

The point being, that we dont create a new Topic that interferes with the Home Page, and also is all contained in One Sticky which once clicked, can then sub-branch off.

I'd be very much in favour of that. (In fact I suggested similar when we kicked off). You've got to remember that we're all of varying degrees of knowledge, and I'd certainly find it useful to glance at now and again, to learn or refresh.

Alan

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Post by uncle tom » 20:08 Tue 21 Aug 2007

I can easily provide the text for a sticky that explains the mysteries of my scoring system - if anyone wants to know!

I could also rattle off a basic how-to on the gentle art of decanting.

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Post by DRT » 01:36 Wed 22 Aug 2007

Tom,

Please create 2 posts in the main port forum. I will create the sticky and link it to these posts and the definitions that we already have.

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Post by DRT » 02:27 Wed 22 Aug 2007

Is this what we want?
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Post by DRT » 00:27 Thu 23 Aug 2007

I have updated the sticky with links to all of the relevant posts I can find and with 2 new definitions kindly supplied by Uncle Tom by PM to me today.

If anyone wants to suggest adding anything to this list please roduce the definition (or request that someone else does) and let me know so that I can create the link.

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Post by Conky » 00:33 Thu 23 Aug 2007

Derek,

There are loads of Definition type Threads. Go to the second page, and there's the definitions, history of Port, etc.

I dont think we should have loads of Stickys. Cant they all be listed under one Sticky? See what you can do. Cheers,

Alan

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Post by DRT » 00:39 Thu 23 Aug 2007

There is 1 Sticky with links to all of the definitions etc at the top of the Port Conversations section. Were you looking somewhere else?
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Post by Conky » 00:39 Thu 23 Aug 2007

Thats already looking better. Well done. 88)

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