One quiz at a time

Talk about anything but keep it polite and reasonably clean.
User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1963
Posts: 12776
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 22:51 Wed 18 Mar 2020

Mourão, and it's 60 years old
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

Glenn E.
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
Posts: 3555
Joined: 22:27 Wed 09 Jul 2008
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 03:18 Thu 19 Mar 2020

AHB wrote:
22:51 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Mourão, and it's 60 years old
PhilW wrote:from Quinta da ....
So that would be a no, because Mourão is Quinta do Mourão.

10 Years Old, Quinta da Romaneira? (Do they even make whites?)
Glenn Elliott

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1963
Posts: 12776
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 09:05 Thu 19 Mar 2020

Glenn E. wrote:
03:18 Thu 19 Mar 2020
AHB wrote:
22:51 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Mourão, and it's 60 years old
PhilW wrote:from Quinta da ....
So that would be a no, because Mourão is Quinta do Mourão.
Oooh! Picky!! Someone has time on his hands :)
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3033
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 11:46 Thu 19 Mar 2020

AHB wrote:
22:51 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Mourão, and it's 60 years old
An excellent guess, and perhaps a good memory since the current releases of white Mourãos are I believe the 50yr and the 90yr; I do indeed have a bottle of the Mourão 60yr white, however that is not the bottle I have opened (and now mostly consumed).

Not 60yr.
Not Mourão.

User avatar
flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3293
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by flash_uk » 12:59 Thu 19 Mar 2020

Gaivosa 10yr old?

PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3033
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 18:31 Thu 19 Mar 2020

flash_uk wrote:Gaivosa 10yr old?
Not 10yr.
Not Gaivosa.

Glenn E.
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
Posts: 3555
Joined: 22:27 Wed 09 Jul 2008
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 01:28 Fri 20 Mar 2020

Quinta da Revolta 20 year old white?
Glenn Elliott

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1963
Posts: 12776
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 22:58 Sun 22 Mar 2020

Kopke 30yo white in half bottle format.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3033
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 09:36 Mon 23 Mar 2020

Glenn E. wrote:
01:28 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Quinta da Revolta 20 year old white?
Not 20yr.
Not Revolta.
AHB wrote:
22:58 Sun 22 Mar 2020
Kopke 30yo white in half bottle format.
Yes, it is 30yr :)
Not Kopke (guessed previously, and not a "Quinta da").
(Not a half-bottle - though it's not a 70/75cl either...)

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1963
Posts: 12776
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 14:02 Wed 25 Mar 2020

I can’t guess yet. Someone else needs to guess before me.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

akzy
Taylor’s LBV
Posts: 178
Joined: 21:42 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Location: Brighton

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by akzy » 14:20 Wed 25 Mar 2020

Go on, I'll have a punt. Quinta da Prelada?

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1963
Posts: 12776
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 15:37 Wed 25 Mar 2020

Casa Santa Eufemia?
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3033
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 23:40 Wed 25 Mar 2020

akzy wrote:
14:20 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Go on, I'll have a punt. Quinta da Prelada?
Not Prelada.

PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3033
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 23:41 Wed 25 Mar 2020

AHB wrote:
15:37 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Casa Santa Eufemia?
Not Eufemia.

Final clue: the correct Quinta is located close to two of AHB's guesses.

akzy
Taylor’s LBV
Posts: 178
Joined: 21:42 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Location: Brighton

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by akzy » 13:55 Thu 26 Mar 2020

Across the river from Casa Santa Eufemia... Quinta da Devesa?

PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3033
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 14:53 Thu 26 Mar 2020

akzy wrote:
13:55 Thu 26 Mar 2020
Across the river from Casa Santa Eufemia... Quinta da Devesa?
Winner :D
It is/was indeed the 30yr old white from Quinta da Devesa; I couldn't help but notice the proximity to both Casa Santa Eufemia and Quinta do Mourao; perhaps a small golden White triangle around there (no, I couldn't tell from looking where Dalva grow/obtain the grapes used in their Golden Whites; I wonder whether it is anywhere close? anyone with answers, please let us know).

akzy
Taylor’s LBV
Posts: 178
Joined: 21:42 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Location: Brighton

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by akzy » 15:34 Thu 26 Mar 2020

PhilW wrote:
14:53 Thu 26 Mar 2020
Winner :D
It is/was indeed the 30yr old white from Quinta da Devesa; I couldn't help but notice the proximity to both Casa Santa Eufemia and Quinta do Mourao; perhaps a small golden White triangle around there (no, I couldn't tell from looking where Dalva grow/obtain the grapes used in their Golden Whites; I wonder whether it is anywhere close? anyone with answers, please let us know).
I'm very proud right now. More importantly, how was it?

PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3033
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 12:16 Fri 27 Mar 2020

akzy wrote:
15:34 Thu 26 Mar 2020
More importantly, how was it?
nope you're not catching me out like that; if I answer you say "correct, your question" (we've been there before!). That said, I will soon be posting a tasting note which may be of interest :)
Still your question :P

akzy
Taylor’s LBV
Posts: 178
Joined: 21:42 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Location: Brighton

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by akzy » 13:18 Fri 27 Mar 2020

PhilW wrote:
12:16 Fri 27 Mar 2020
nope you're not catching me out like that; if I answer you say "correct, your question" (we've been there before!). That said, I will soon be posting a tasting note which may be of interest :)
Still your question :P
Drats!

In which case, from the tastings by tpf in the last year (and data available), what was special about the tasting on Monday 7th October 2019?

nac
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
Posts: 516
Joined: 14:21 Fri 16 Dec 2016
Location: Kent & London
Contact:

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by nac » 17:25 Fri 27 Mar 2020

No points for guesses (apart from the Monkey)?

akzy
Taylor’s LBV
Posts: 178
Joined: 21:42 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Location: Brighton

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by akzy » 22:16 Fri 27 Mar 2020

nac wrote:
17:25 Fri 27 Mar 2020
No points for guesses (apart from the Monkey)?
Nope. Keep trying :)

PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3033
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 22:38 Fri 27 Mar 2020

The only time the initials of the participants have spelled GoCat?

akzy
Taylor’s LBV
Posts: 178
Joined: 21:42 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Location: Brighton

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by akzy » 22:55 Fri 27 Mar 2020

PhilW wrote:
22:38 Fri 27 Mar 2020
The only time the initials of the participants have spelled GoCat?
Hmmm. No.

First clue: This mathematical question shall require will and determination to solve.

Only Tuesday 28th January 2020 and Thursday 13th July 2019 are other non-trivial solution to this during the last year.

winesecretary
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
Posts: 538
Joined: 15:35 Mon 13 May 2019

Re: One quiz at a time

Post by winesecretary » 12:37 Sat 28 Mar 2020

All the wines scored points?

PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3033
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 20:30 Sat 28 Mar 2020


akzy wrote:First clue: This mathematical question shall require will and determination to solve.

Only Tuesday 28th January 2020 and Thursday 13th July 2019 are other non-trivial solution to this during the last year.
The determinant of the matrix for the scores on the evening mentioned in the question is 50, whereas the determinants of the other two evenings' scores are both -6. I'm not sure if this helps.

Guess: the determinant of the scores matrix for the evening was even?

Post Reply