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by Chris Doty
20:43 Tue 04 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 55
Views: 4156

Re: 2019 Declarations

We really need a producer to chime in at this point; we are all just theorising. Well, only in part . There is a consumer side and a producer side. The consumer wants reliably good juice at a fair price, but I think there is something more that this discussion touches upon. Vintage port is seldom c...
by Chris Doty
22:24 Fri 30 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 55
Views: 4156

Re: 2019 Declarations

I guess (Quevedo), like Noval, are going down a route of putting one whenever they have the grapes, irrespective of quantity? I’ve thought about this about as deeply as I think about anything (which is to say not very) and I’ve come to appreciate this philosophy. If the wine meets their standard fo...
by Chris Doty
18:34 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A possible improvement to tasting-note technology
Replies: 17
Views: 3995

Re: A possible improvement to tasting-note technology

JacobH wrote:
19:38 Sun 12 Jul 2009
There also ought to be an option: ‟have now passed out; this box is being circled by the person sitting to the left / right”.
This
by Chris Doty
10:33 Mon 08 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Seckford's announcement of Taylor Fladgate 2018 wines
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Re: Seckford's announcement of Taylor Fladgate 2018 wines

Thanks for the comments, old friends.

Added a few cases each of fg and cr in 375. Plus some fg mags. Too cheap to regret.

Woo woo
by Chris Doty
19:16 Mon 25 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Hexagonal Thing
Replies: 12
Views: 12611

Re: Hexagonal Thing

I’m learning about this NOW?!!
by Chris Doty
12:17 Wed 20 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)
Replies: 9
Views: 3245

Re: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)

Thanks guys!

It is on Tampa Bay, opposite Tampa.

Gman- let’s get something in the diary!
by Chris Doty
12:15 Wed 20 Jan 2021
Forum: Travel
Topic: Yet another Porto travel thread
Replies: 4
Views: 8507

Re: Yet another Porto travel thread

PS. Isn’t it ridiculous that we are now so spoiled for choice that I aimed to avoid the Quinta da Santa Eufemia, Quinta das Lamelas and São Leonardo at Portologia on the basis that I wanted to try something even more obscure! This! Seems like it is HARD to make dodgy wine inside IVDP demarcation. Th...
by Chris Doty
12:11 Wed 20 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 66101

Re: The Five Word Novel

unresolved matter of that nubile...
by Chris Doty
09:44 Wed 20 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 66101

Re: The Five Word Novel

festered in the Bishop’s mind.
by Chris Doty
09:02 Mon 18 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 66101

Re: The Five Word Novel

Port. Yet, there were bigger...
by Chris Doty
08:59 Mon 18 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)
Replies: 9
Views: 3245

Re: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)

New home = St Petersburg (no, not THAT st Pete)

Hope to sign a 12 month lease Monday (today)

Watch this space

Woo woo
by Chris Doty
08:57 Mon 18 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1986 Taylor Terra Feita
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Re: 1986 Taylor Terra Feita

I’ll say it till I’m blue, 1986 is THE sleeper vintage in port.

2000 is second.

1970 is universally known at this point, and is still dirt cheap

2011 isn’t “cheap”, but you can get basically anything you want (except Quevedo)

Thanks for the share!

Next try the Gm and Fg
by Chris Doty
00:00 Sat 09 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 66101

Re: The Five Word Novel

aguardente when obviously you are
by Chris Doty
00:33 Fri 08 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)
Replies: 9
Views: 3245

Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)

Hope y’all safe & sound

🙏
by Chris Doty
00:12 Fri 08 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 66101

Re: The Five Word Novel

And enquired of the Bishop...
by Chris Doty
04:27 Thu 07 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Pricing Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Money. Bonds, Futures and Swaps
Replies: 1
Views: 4977

Re: Pricing Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Money. Bonds, Futures and Swaps

We are in your debt.

More detailed comments may be delivered subsequently
by Chris Doty
04:25 Thu 07 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 66101

Re: The Five Word Novel

Suddenly emerged from his wife’s
by Chris Doty
04:21 Thu 07 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Pray for America
Replies: 0
Views: 1379

Pray for America

Not much to say. I am ashamed and despondent, and my fellow Americans would benefit from prayers for peace, patience, insight and compassion.

God be merciful.
by Chris Doty
00:56 Wed 06 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 218
Views: 90164

Re: Pointless Statistics

AHB wrote:
17:53 Tue 05 Jan 2021
24 bottles of South African fortified
What were you on, and can you get me some?! :nirvana:
by Chris Doty
01:45 Fri 25 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 6208

Re: Festive Drinking 2020

Doggett wrote:
17:03 Thu 24 Dec 2020
So... when I have left George’s dining room, I am heading to Neil’s for the paltry wine on offer. Next ?
Spoken like a Doty Cup Champion!
by Chris Doty
01:44 Fri 25 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 6208

Re: Festive Drinking 2020

nac wrote:
11:39 Thu 24 Dec 2020
23/12/20 - Chateau Beaucastel CNDP 2005.
Still quite tannic (as evidenced by minimal sediment) but drinking nicely and stood up well to a rather lively Madras.
Thanks for this note! I’m about to pull a case of 2005 Blanc out of storage,... doubt it will be primary...
by Chris Doty
01:35 Fri 25 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Excessive alcohol — I don’t like spirity Ports
Replies: 2
Views: 2007

Excessive alcohol — I don’t like spirity Ports

:tpf: Is a special place. The reasons are multitude but the point is that its individual members, with perspectives and preferences as varied as their personalities, have continuously helped me think in new ways about a subject on which I have already invested so much. You could look at 1,000 bottle...
by Chris Doty
08:07 Mon 21 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1820 Ferreira
Replies: 15
Views: 6365

Re: 1820 Ferreira

I may have been drunk before But I am drunk now At Bern’s Trying to negotiate the... Well, let’s say there are unknown quantities of Portuguese treasures lurking in the vast and undisturbed cellars of this fabulous restaurant (maybe or maybe not including a lone bottle of the aforementioned 1820 d.a...
by Chris Doty
15:15 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 06 April 2022, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 48
Views: 27354

Re: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F

jdaw1 wrote:
15:10 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Theme: 1992s.
Nuff said.

Down like a clown
by Chris Doty
15:20 Thu 12 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 46
Views: 25882

Re: Ideas for tastings

jdaw1 wrote:
15:13 Thu 12 Dec 2019
I intend to arrange a 1992 horizontal.
I would attend, if in the country