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by jdaw1
10:13 Sun 27 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta de la Rosa @ 67 Virtual
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Quinta de la Rosa @ 67 Virtual

Thank you for the heads-up. I plan to attend.
by jdaw1
21:57 Sun 20 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 21st September?
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Monday 21st September?

AHB wrote:
16:34 Sun 20 Sep 2020
I think that no tasting mats are required.
If that changes, let me know.
by jdaw1
15:20 Sun 20 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87283

Re: Port House abbreviations

A decision is needed, and I think it should be the following. As yet, there is no need for a new abbreviation for Quinta do Javali Maria Luísa. It might be that, in time, one becomes appropriate, but with the information we have now, not yet.

Any strong objection?
by jdaw1
15:16 Sun 20 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 21st September?
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Monday 21st September?

jdaw1 wrote:
23:20 Sat 19 Sep 2020
Yes, maybe.
My wife says yes. But the FT says “Matt Hancock warns UK is at Covid tipping point”.

There is a right thing to do here, and that’s what I’m going to do. So not me. Alas.

Given a list of attendees, I’ll do my traditional thing.
by jdaw1
23:24 Sat 19 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87283

Re: Port House abbreviations

Vintage Port and its declarations are entirely neat and organised, except when they aren’t. And, though it sounds absurd to say so, he is really not so ugly after all, provided, of course, that one shuts one’s eyes, and does not look at him. The Lizards were extremely philosophical by nature, and of...
by jdaw1
23:20 Sat 19 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 21st September?
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Monday 21st September?

Yes, maybe.
by jdaw1
08:51 Fri 18 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87283

Re: Port House abbreviations

winesecretary wrote:
00:23 Fri 18 Sep 2020
ML appears to be a marketing thing. We should ignore marketing things since it is not distinct from the underlying vineyard.
I am not saying that you are wrong. But you haven’t engaged with the precedent of Fonseca versus Fonseca Guimaraens.
by jdaw1
19:47 Thu 17 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87283

Re: Port House abbreviations

Q: is Javali Maria Luísa sufficiently different to Javali to have a different abbreviation? Your answer should compare and contrast with Fonseca and Fonseca Guimaraens.
by jdaw1
08:32 Thu 17 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87283

Re: Port House abbreviations

PhilW wrote:
21:52 Wed 16 Sep 2020
I believe it is the designation for their special vines
Are all of Javali’s vines deemed ‘special’?
by jdaw1
21:08 Wed 16 Sep 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 135
Views: 35306

Re: The Five Word Novel

for COVID24, which was strange
by jdaw1
21:06 Wed 16 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 61
Views: 9065

Re: 2018 Declarations

PCM wrote:
11:21 Wed 16 Sep 2020
Quinta do Javali declared their Maria Luisa Vintage Port 2018 (source: website Quinta do Javali)
The obvious abbreviation question has been asked.
by jdaw1
21:04 Wed 16 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87283

Re: Port House abbreviations

Quinta do Javali Vintage Maria Luísa 2018 : Quinta do Javali Maria Luísa Vintage é sinónimo de excelência e resulta da nossa constante exigência na qualidade. Em anos em que a excelência é atingida, o vinho merece a designação Maria Luísa. Notas de prova PDF Cor escura e profunda, com auréola violá...
by jdaw1
18:46 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87283

Re: Port House abbreviations

There isn’t passionate unanimity, but the following seems to be broadly acceptable, with some liking and nobody strongly disliking. So decision taken.
ROC = Royal Oporto Quinta das Carvalhas
ROCo = Royal Oporto Quinta do Corval
by jdaw1
12:43 Sun 13 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC
Replies: 34
Views: 10046

Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC

If the 2020 Olympics can happen in 2021, then Warre’s birthday can. So I agree.
by jdaw1
12:42 Sun 13 Sep 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A.A Ferreria vintage 1945 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: A.A Ferreria vintage 1945 for sale

Chefphillips wrote:
14:24 Thu 10 Sep 2020
Hi yes I have images but not sure how to upload onto this site, can I email them over?
Send to me (contact details).
by jdaw1
12:40 Sun 13 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87283

Re: Port House abbreviations

I also have a preference for not changing established things, unless necessary. So ROC remains Carvalhas.

As ‘r’, ‘v’ and ‘l’ are in both, unhelpfully, the best might be ROCo = Royal Oporto Quinta do Corval.

Fierce objection, anybody?
by jdaw1
23:16 Tue 08 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VE (etc) Day Tasting - TBC
Replies: 56
Views: 5624

Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Mon 28 Sept

Draft of placemats added to first post. (link removed awaiting new date).
by jdaw1
12:19 Sun 06 Sep 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Colheita 1935 warre S for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Colheita 1935 warre S for sale

Then please send me pictures, or links to pictures.

And tell us the provenance. From whom did you inherit? What was their connection to the Port trade? Please say more.
by jdaw1
21:34 Sat 05 Sep 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Colheita 1935 warre S for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Colheita 1935 warre S for sale

Where are you? It would make a difference if the bottle was in California, or New Zealand, or south London. How did it come into your possession? How has it been stored? And your description is not complete. Are you able to post, or to send me for posting, pictures of the bottle? ( Cross-link to OP’...
by jdaw1
21:33 Sat 05 Sep 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Warre s Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage 1988
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Warre s Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage 1988

Where are you? It would make a difference if these bottles were in California, or New Zealand, or south London.

How do they come into your possession? How have they been stored?

Please say more.

(Cross-link to OP’s other post.)