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by jdaw1
16:20 Wed 05 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Closures, and re-openings
Replies: 11
Views: 2095

Re: Closures, and re-openings

Boot & Flogger reopens today.
by jdaw1
23:48 Sat 25 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Non-Vintage Port before 1986
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Non-Vintage Port before 1986

JacobH wrote:
23:00 Sat 25 Jul 2020
  • whilst the White Ports were still flogged in a manner which would have been familiar to Sandeman 150 years earlier
There are four white Ports, identically described, but not identically priced. They weren’t doing the finest job of the upsale.
by jdaw1
19:18 Mon 20 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage Port - Quo vadis?
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Vintage Port - Quo vadis?

We’ve had a run of good years. The shippers have done the correct thing — they’ve made good Port. If the run continues, well, excellent. If it doesn’t, then there will be a pause. Or it can be blamed on Port Vintages . They saw the book and thought “This is too complicated; we must do something easi...
by jdaw1
07:51 Mon 20 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Shipped by Sail
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Port Shipped by Sail

JacobH wrote:
23:48 Sun 19 Jul 2020
even a more of a pity that they didn't manage to get a barrel of plant based purple fabric dye on the boat too for maximum authenticity.
Portuguese law still restricts export in bulk. Very un-eco of the Portuguese, but that’s how it is.
by jdaw1
22:06 Sun 19 Jul 2020
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Quinta do Noval Virtual Tasting at 67 Pall Mall
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: Quinta do Noval Virtual Tasting at 67 Pall Mall

Good writeup, thank you. Please say more about the “sticker which shows the length of time they had been exposed to temperature above 20°C”.
by jdaw1
21:38 Sun 19 Jul 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Hexagonal Thing
Replies: 11
Views: 8148

Re: Hexagonal Thing

My copy of this game has disappeared. Did I lend it to somebody? If that somebody was you, please reveal yourself.
by jdaw1
12:10 Sun 19 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1191

Re: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020

JacobH wrote:
10:19 Sun 19 Jul 2020
The other thing is that I tend to look at overall quantities to get a sense of how much I am really paying. As a result, I would be happier to take smaller samples when there are more bottles and larger samples when there are fewer.
Seconded.
by jdaw1
23:16 Sat 18 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 47
Views: 4785

Re: Port cocktails

I half-recall an upper limit to what can be achieved by distillation: how is that vodka made 95%?
by jdaw1
09:53 Sat 18 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 47
Views: 4785

Re: Port cocktails

Hmmm...I’m not quite convinced that that will be strong enough to produce an effect of “having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick” as per the books. Could we bulk it out with some overproof vodka to get the ABV up from c. 30% to a good 70-75%? ;-) If the vo...
by jdaw1
22:54 Wed 15 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: “ Bye-bye to corked wine”
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: “ Bye-bye to corked wine”

Very interesting. I wonder whether Cork Supply would undertake to refund the cost of wine nonetheless corked?
by jdaw1
22:53 Wed 15 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: “ Bye-bye to corked wine”
Replies: 13
Views: 661

“ Bye-bye to corked wine”

Bye-bye to corked wine : Cork Supply: Natural corks with total sensory neutrality Case closed! The Portuguese cork producer Cork Supply has succeeded in achieving a technical innovation that will eliminate any off-aromas or flavours that affect a wine. It is a revolution! Two sequential, complex te...
by jdaw1
19:10 Tue 14 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1191

Re: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020

Do you want a placemat? If one page, no room for logos. Either send detailed instructions, or allow me to use my skill and judgement.

Edit: if one page, no room for many logos.

Edit: www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200730_Quevedo.pdf?
by jdaw1
17:24 Mon 13 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles

BBC: Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles Johnnie Walker, the whisky which traces its roots back 200 years, will soon be available in paper bottles. Diageo, the drinks giant that owns the brand, said it plans to run a trial of the new environmentally-friendly packaging from next year. W...
by jdaw1
17:18 Mon 13 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Co-fermentation and Biodynamics
Replies: 19
Views: 1082

Re: Co-fermentation and Biodynamics

JacobH wrote:
09:36 Mon 13 Jul 2020
That’s very amusing. Where did you find that?
Page 583.

Edited after Jacob’s comment, immediately following: Page 583 of Port Vintages (2018). By me.
by jdaw1
22:37 Sun 12 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Cross-atlantic tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Virtual Cross-atlantic tasting

I have an ’80 within reach, but not an ’85. We could be approximate.
by jdaw1
22:36 Sun 12 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Co-fermentation and Biodynamics
Replies: 19
Views: 1082

Re: 2018 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port (Cask Sample)

JacobH wrote:
18:22 Thu 09 Jul 2020
it is important to decant of the lees during the right phase of the moon due to its gravitational pull on the sediment)
Ancient traditions.
Patrick Guimaraens of H. Parrot & Sons, then London agents of Fonseca wrote:… before bottling. It is always nice to choose a bright, fresh day with cloudless sky and possibly a north/north east wind blowing to do this operation.
by jdaw1
10:31 Sun 12 Jul 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1985 Taylo'rs Vintage port
Replies: 12
Views: 1299

Re: 1985 Taylo'rs Vintage port

I disagree with that quite strongly. Taylor 1985 had a bit of a bad reputation a decade ago but it has matured beautifully. It was very junior to the Fonseca. But in the last few years the Fonseca has lost some oomph, as the Taylor has grown into a lovely silky mature thing. So I agree with Derek. ...
by jdaw1
21:50 Fri 10 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #9 - Tuesday 14 July 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 756

Re: Virtual Tasting #9 - Tuesday 14 July 2020

Or make it Monday. Or Thursday.
by jdaw1
21:05 Fri 10 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #9 - Tuesday 14 July 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 756

Re: Virtual Tasting #9 - Tuesday 14 July 2020

Yes please.

Blind or sighted? If blind I’ll make a guessing page.
by jdaw1
22:45 Sat 04 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 47
Views: 4785

Re: Port cocktails

I’ve just received by WhatsApp a link to oldfashioned.tech, which might be of interest to some here.
by jdaw1
20:12 Mon 29 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 5318

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

What’s the theme for what we’re meant to open? Port?
by jdaw1
15:32 Sun 28 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Made from Port packaging
Replies: 11
Views: 1303

Re: Made from Port packaging

Christopher wrote:
13:57 Sun 28 Jun 2020
The card in the front slips out and in a nice piece of design work turns out to be a Graham’s Malvedos Coaster!
I have a few spare. Coasters: genius.
by jdaw1
10:42 Sun 28 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Made from Port packaging
Replies: 11
Views: 1303

Re: Made from Port packaging

Sainsbury’s pre-summer clearance (mentioned in Port for sale by retailer and in a TN ) has 2006 Graham Malvedos at £23. They come in single-bottle wooden boxes, as also do, for example, the Tesco Symington 2007 Vintage. With some simple wood glue, eleven of these can make a small table that holds a ...