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by 10Anos
07:46 Sat 10 May 2008
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 2328

Welcome Chris...

Sounds like you had a good start...
by 10Anos
07:18 Sat 10 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cockburn's Lacrima Christi 1974
Replies: 31
Views: 3946

Well, lets just say that here in the south we generally consider the people in the coastal provinces a little thrifty or even stingy. I can't imagine this was always the case because in the 17th century (which we call "de gouden eeuw" meaning "the golden century") it were those provinces that were m...
by 10Anos
16:35 Thu 08 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cockburn's Lacrima Christi 1974
Replies: 31
Views: 3946

Conky wrote:Remember he's a Scotsman, so the conversation may go along the lines of

"So my share is £50? So that's £40? £30 right? when do you want the £20 paid?"

:D Alan :D
That reputation is not limited to Scots only...
You don't have expressions like "a Dutch treat" or "to go Dutch" for nothing...
by 10Anos
16:45 Mon 05 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Equipment for Blind Tastings
Replies: 40
Views: 6410

I just bought these... http://www.wineware.co.uk/images/products/main/blind-tasting.jpg Rather than various decanters being carried from the four corners of the land to Wokingham should I just bring these and we use the original bottles instead? Derek How are these going to conceal differences in h...
by 10Anos
08:16 Sun 04 May 2008
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 15
Views: 3111

Welcome JacobH! Good to greet another new member!

In addition to what was already said, is that you can often get half-bottles (375 ml) of VPs which are a obviously bit lighter on the wallet.
by 10Anos
08:21 Sat 03 May 2008
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: The Dissent Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 10936

Question to those who regularly post on :ftlop:: is it really noticeable that this is a commercial site? In other words: do certain products seem to attract above average attention which can be attributed to e.g. being mentioned more often than other products (read: sponsor vs. non-sponsor-products)?
by 10Anos
06:30 Fri 02 May 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Most users ever online
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Most users ever online

Somewhere in the the statistitcs in 'Who is Online' it says: Most users ever online was 156 on Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:55 am I never paid much attention to it, but I was checking out :ftlop: the other day to see what all the fuss was about and I noticed this Most users ever online was 124 on Mon Jun 25,...
by 10Anos
16:57 Thu 01 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A little port quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 3526

Is it an event that needs to be organized?
by 10Anos
07:16 Thu 01 May 2008
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Need recommendations on Belgian beer
Replies: 17
Views: 6949

I serve them at cellar temperature, can be a bit cooler but don't take it down to 0K like you normally have it in the US. I like pilsner and some other blond beers best at around 4-6C (39-43F). I prefer the darker ones a little less cold, say 8-10C (46-50F). Often the brewer will advise an optimum ...
by 10Anos
17:26 Wed 30 Apr 2008
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1996 Vista Alegre LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

Decant +24 Tannins have mellowed slightly, other than that, not much change.

I can't say that I'm impressed with this LBV. Is it still too young or is this one as good as it gets?
by 10Anos
12:15 Wed 30 Apr 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What shall I put on Death Row next?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Not me, I voted for the Warre's LBV 1995, always exciting to try something you don't know yet...
by 10Anos
07:22 Wed 30 Apr 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: When does a hobby turn into an obsession?
Replies: 25
Views: 2821

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=13669#13669]Here[/url]AHB wrote:I will find out in 8 hours and 12 minutes and 38 seconds...
I'd say a countdown this precise also qualifies...
by 10Anos
19:30 Tue 29 Apr 2008
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1996 Vista Alegre LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

1996 Vista Alegre LBV

Vista Alegre LBV 1996, bottled in 2002. "Traditional" and "unfiltered" are both to be found on the label. This port is in a dark brown (not black) bottle and has a cork. Bought for ┚¬ 14,50. I managed to snap the cork in two pieces while extracting it from the bottle. The other chunk came out cl...
by 10Anos
17:03 Mon 28 Apr 2008
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 19
Views: 7634

I must say that - so far - I have had no bad experiences with BOBs produced by the Symingtons. Some of them even surpirised me. I can't say that of most of the BOBs by other shippers I've tried so far.
There's one more comparison I'm planning: a Warre's Warrior vs. Conqueror Special Reserve...
by 10Anos
06:34 Mon 28 Apr 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vista Alegre
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Nice to hear that their aged tawnies are good, I like that style a lot. I'll definitly be trying some of those in the near future...but first the 1996 LBV. Only two days to work for us this week because of two bank holidays right in the middle of the week (Queen's Day and Ascension Day) and most peo...
by 10Anos
20:49 Sun 27 Apr 2008
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 19
Views: 7634

Re: 1994 Tesco VP (bottled by Symington)

benread wrote:As an aside, can anyone tell me which house is responsible for the QDC - it was not mentioned on the bottle.
After reading some on this site I think the answer to be Castelinho Vinhos.
by 10Anos
20:15 Sun 27 Apr 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Any old port in a storm
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

I don't remember the episode as a whole, just some specific details: - the actor Donald Pleasance and his way of speech; - wine storage (cellar??) with turned-off climate control in very hot weather to make sure tied-up half-brother dies during the weekend; - spoiling all the wine in the storage in ...
by 10Anos
08:37 Sun 27 Apr 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Your first port
Replies: 6
Views: 859

Three years in a row!!! :shock: :crying: I grew up in a family that doesn't take sweet wines serious: something to turn your back on as soon as you've acquired a taste for dry wines... So no port-tradition where I come from... Luckily I don't take for granted what other people say and like to find o...
by 10Anos
08:19 Sun 27 Apr 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vista Alegre
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Vista Alegre

Yesterday I went to an off-license that happens to be very near where I live to see what ports they have for sale... I noticed a brand I hadn't heard of before: Vista Alegre by Vallegre (Quinta da Vista Alegre, Pinhão). The off-licence was selling four or five LBVs of this brand, the oldest being ...
by 10Anos
18:20 Sat 26 Apr 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Any old port in a storm
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Any old port in a storm

Today, just out of the blue, I was thinking about a Columbo-episode featuring Donald Pleasance which I saw once, maybe twice, when I was a teenager (many years ago). In that episode Pleasance played a wine connoisseur who murdered his half-brother (plot summary here) . Even though it's the only epsi...
by 10Anos
16:44 Tue 22 Apr 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Same house, different brands
Replies: 5
Views: 1587

Re: Same house, different brands

I wrote:Right now I find it hard to say which I like better. I will be tasting both in the days to come and find out...
A few days later:
On their own they were both very good aged tawnies, but when tasted side by side, I preferred the Conqueror over the Otima on every occasion.
by 10Anos
20:58 Mon 21 Apr 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: I'm Warre's Warrior
Replies: 12
Views: 2086

I think of Heritage as adequate, especially when it comes at £5 per bottle. I may even have suggested that it was better than the Warrior but it could have been an adrenaline rush caused by having a drinkable ruby for a fiver. The Heritage sells for ┚¬7 and the Warrior for ┚¬9 over here. I'...
by 10Anos
20:46 Mon 21 Apr 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Single Quinta's
Replies: 16
Views: 2401

Casal dos Jordes Anyone ever heard of this ??? I have talket with the owner/winemaker - he`s a serious great, old man and he makes a top nice product. Yes, I have. Casal dos Jordões. It's made from organically grown grapes and bottled in the Douro region (São João de Pesqueira). So far I've ...
by 10Anos
20:49 Sun 20 Apr 2008
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

uncle tom wrote:..did Derek tell you he overslept on my sofa and missed his flight?
Oh yes, he did. As a result his rank and avatar were changed to something more appropriate...
by 10Anos
16:46 Sat 19 Apr 2008
Forum: Travel
Topic: Derek's a lucky *******
Replies: 40
Views: 15255

Derek T. wrote:Could Jdaw please create a suitable emoticon to sum up this level of stupidity?
A suggestion:

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it may have been caused by this:

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