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by jdaw1
19:34 Tue 19 Jan 2021
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 233
Views: 106031

Re: Port House abbreviations

I slightly prefer "DoB" aesthetically, but am convinced by Phil's argument for differentiation from Dow Bomfim. So I vote "DrB" also. Ditto. Which is a majority. It seems that the majority prefer: Ud = O-Port-Unidade = O-Pᴏʀᴛ-Uɴɪᴅᴀᴅᴇ ChR = Churchill Quinta do Rio DrB = Douro Boys Axel , Mike , and ...
by jdaw1
23:42 Mon 18 Jan 2021
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 233
Views: 106031

Re: Port House abbreviations

flash_uk wrote:
22:35 Mon 18 Jan 2021
What about DoB? DBy makes me initially think Dow <something>. I know that doesn’t automatically follow...we have DG for Duff Gordon, but DoB avoids any question? As does DrB or course...
No objection to DoB from me. I say neither worse nor better than DrB. Others?
by jdaw1
23:39 Mon 18 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1243
Views: 604944

Re: Software that makes placemats

I’ve decided that the code should exist in a proper repository, to allow submission and discussion of issues , to allow others to contribute to the PostScript , and for better death-proofing. Hence ∃ github.com/jdaw1/placemat . Two issues ask a question of GitHub experts ( Software licence ; Documen...
by jdaw1
20:24 Mon 18 Jan 2021
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 233
Views: 106031

Re: Port House abbreviations

OPO - OPORTUNIDADE On 04 Jan 2016 ( review , placemats ) “Ud” was used for Unidade . It seems much more sensible to emphasise the part of the name that isn’t “Porto”. http://www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160104_Ud13.png ChR - Churchill Quinta do Rio Works for me. Db - Douro Boys The ‘B’ has to be a cap...
by jdaw1
21:14 Sun 17 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Possible hacking of site
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Possible hacking of site

Password change is somewhat hidden: User Control Panel > Profile > Edit account settings.
by jdaw1
20:41 Fri 15 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #2 - Wednesday 27th January
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #2 - Wednesday 27th January

Yes please. There isn’t a Morrisons locally, but I have 10Y of both Valadão and Quevedo.
by jdaw1
19:29 Wed 13 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Empty box for a Graham's SH61
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Empty box for a Graham's SH61

Lovely collection, and a fine reply to my question. Good luck getting your missing box.
by jdaw1
20:51 Mon 11 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1130

Re: RE: Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan?

Based on my experience while tasting several 2015 LBVs before Christmas, yes. I felt that the 2015 Graham LBV was best on the second day. It was served pop-and-pour on the first night which may have contributed to the second day showing better. Ergo, I would decant it for at least 4 hours - full-on...
by jdaw1
18:58 Mon 11 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 207
Views: 73730

Re: Pointless Statistics

winesecretary wrote:
21:56 Sat 09 Jan 2021
mathematical
Not really maths, merely repeated basic repeated arithmetic as done by a simple spreadsheet.
by jdaw1
17:09 Sun 10 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The terrible year 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: The terrible year 2020

Sten wrote:
12:57 Thu 24 Dec 2020
since the 27th of March we have been tasted > 65 new ports.
Impressive without the ‘new’. But really impressive with new. Doubtless all were in the book.
Axel P wrote:
18:51 Thu 31 Dec 2020
I have managed to drink something from 1970 every week
You also live well.

May ’21 be better.
by jdaw1
15:56 Sun 10 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 207
Views: 73730

Re: Pointless Statistics

Julian never ask a lady her age, a farmer his/her acreage and a port nerd his/her bottle total! Having said that I salute you, 418 is dead on, I reckon the Magnum total gives it away. Using only the quoted data, two decimal places of percentages was enough to narrow it down for ‘small’ bottle quant...
by jdaw1
21:52 Sat 09 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1130

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan?

Yes please.
rich_n wrote:
22:33 Thu 07 Jan 2021
Handily I already have a bottle of 2015 Taylor LBV open but I might add a bottle of 2015 Graham LBV to the mix, just to see what the fuss is about.
I will do the same. When will you decant? On the day, noon?
by jdaw1
21:51 Sat 09 Jan 2021
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Dow's 1983 Vintage Port
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Dow's 1983 Vintage Port

Hello. The right sale price for the Dow 1983 is circa £30. Alas the ’80s was not a good decade for the Niepoort.

The best course is probably to give them to a local friend or relation.

I realise that this might not be the news for which you were hoping.
by jdaw1
21:46 Sat 09 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 207
Views: 73730

Re: Pointless Statistics

1920's, 30's & 40's 1.20% (0.79%) 1950's 1.44% (6.07%) 1960's 9.33% (13.19%) 1970's 9.09% (16.09%) 1980's 11.72% (13.19%) 1990's 11.24% (12.93%) 2000's 33.73% (23.22%) 2010's 22.25% (14.51%) Dow 14.59% (15.04%); M&S 11.00% (2.11%) Fonseca 10.29% (11.35%); Taylor 10.05% (13.46%); Sainsbury's 10.05% ...
by jdaw1
21:34 Sat 09 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Empty box for a Graham's SH61
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Empty box for a Graham's SH61

Empty boxes are wanted by collectors for a good purpose. Empty boxes are also wanted by less good people for less good purposes. Please say something about yourself, independently verifiable, that could re-assure us that you and your purpose are good.

Thank you.
by jdaw1
13:48 Sat 09 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)
Replies: 7
Views: 364

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

Hello Mr Doty. Whence are you posting?
by jdaw1
22:50 Sat 02 Jan 2021
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1963 Quinta Do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: 1963 Quinta Do Noval

We love photos. Please post pictures.
by jdaw1
00:40 Tue 29 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1811

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

Is the theme to open something good, or something from a challenging year like the 75'? We might turn away JDAW if so The theme is usally "Open a bottle of Port you're going to enjoy drinking since you won't be able to share it with anyone." That reasoning is strange. Surely if I am going to share ...
by jdaw1
22:11 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1811

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

I have a bottle that matches the theme of “A challenging year”.
by jdaw1
18:09 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1811

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

Reading this prompted me to wonder if a tasting of different bottlers of the same Port should go onto the list of potential future events? See Corks and bottles: Oporto versus London ; Comparing the bottlers ; and UK v Oporto bottling . And I am very definitely in. Yes please. (It was my idea, over...
by jdaw1
00:30 Sun 27 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1811

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

AHB wrote:
19:29 Sat 26 Dec 2020
We all brought Cockburn 1955. It did make for a splendid dinner.
A very boring offline”, as reported.
by jdaw1
21:00 Thu 24 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta de la Rosa LBV and Vintage Thursday July 8th
Replies: 18
Views: 1291

Re: Quinta de la Rosa LBV and Vintage Thursday July 8th

Current draft of the placemats for this de la Rosa event inspired by the TSQ50 circle in at the Taylor vertical of 22 Mar 2013 ( PNG , placemats , in list of , organisation thread , review thread ). A2, trimmed at bottom by 81.5mm, so cut paper size 594mm×338.5mm. Circle diameter ≈ 88.8mm ≈ 3.50″. ...