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by DRT
22:38 Sun 28 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Made from Port packaging
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Made from Port packaging

Perhaps you could manufacture ten Wizard of Oz Tin Man costumes? I feel this is the equivalent of Mickey Mouse cutting the brooms in half in Fantasia, in that I would much rather have a “what shall I do with 10 plastic decanting funnels” problem than “what shall I do with 10 tiny Wizard of Oz Tin M...
by DRT
11:37 Sun 28 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Made from Port packaging
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Made from Port packaging

More planters...
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by DRT
11:31 Sun 28 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Made from Port packaging
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Made from Port packaging

JacobH wrote:
11:23 Sun 28 Jun 2020
any suggestions as to what to do with the plastic funnels you sometimes get?
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Perhaps you could manufacture ten Wizard of Oz Tin Man costumes?
by DRT
22:40 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1195
Views: 275134

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Another six M&S 2011 in another M&S store. I hope I’m not being sexist but it seem to me that the vast majority of people out shopping are women. Does this mean that women are not interested in VP at €9 a bottle? Discuss😊 Justin, what are you doing out shopping at you age? Shouldn't you be locked d...
by DRT
19:06 Mon 27 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Fonseca
Replies: 0
Views: 990

1970 Fonseca

From Magnum On Saturday I opened my wine fridge, a more or less daily occurrence, to be welcomed by a puddle of fabulously smelling purple liquid around my feet. My heart sank when I discovered that the open neck of a magnum of F70 owned by me and some others here was staring at me from the back row...
by DRT
18:46 Mon 27 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 53
Views: 5232

Re: Lockdown Drinking

My latest Lockdown Drinking was a fabulous half of a magnum of Fonseca 1970.
by DRT
10:52 Mon 27 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 41
Views: 4068

Re: 2018 Declarations

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by DRT
22:03 Thu 23 Apr 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 657693

Re: One quiz at a time

8, 14, 25,345. That was easy.

Difficult to believe that I've won two maths questions in a row but it is what it is.

Next question: by how many votes will Donald Trump win the next US Presidential Election?
by DRT
10:26 Thu 23 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 41
Views: 4068

Re: 2018 Declarations

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by DRT
12:44 Wed 22 Apr 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 657693

Re: One quiz at a time

The determinant of the matrix for the scores of the evening in question was the highest of the year, whereas those with -6 were the lowest. Correct! I'm always pleased by the mathematics of tpf. 88) Excuse my tardiness, I only just noticed that I got the correct answer. Someone else please feel fre...
by DRT
11:18 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 41
Views: 4068

Re: 2018 Declarations

Does that mean they have bought In some older tawny to help produce an average age of 40YO? If so I wonder who/where provided that. Either way, I am sure it will be very good as I have enjoyed their other tawny blends. The Case do Douro has vast stocks of surplus single harvest (and blended?) Ports...
by DRT
22:42 Mon 20 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?
Replies: 15
Views: 1630

Re: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?

By coincidence it is the 50th anniversary of the first filtered Taylor’s LBV (The 1965 LBV released in 1970. https://taylor.pt/en/news/taylors-celebrates-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-launch-of-the-first-lbv-with-a-commemorative-edition The only bottle of this (birth year) LBV that I have owned and t...
by DRT
18:36 Mon 20 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?
Replies: 15
Views: 1630

Re: Should the IVDP ban the filtration of LBV?

Rightly or wrongly I thought that those that filter their LBV do it so that there is a quality ‘ruby’ port available for the market that requires no decanting (and can also be described as Vintage). To a lot of people the need to decant and a lot of the other traditions around port that we like are...
by DRT
17:39 Sun 12 Apr 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 657693

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time

All the wines scored points? They did on the other two nights in questions... but not on the others :) The determinant of the matrix for the scores on the evening mentioned in the question is 50, whereas the determinants of the other two evenings' scores are both -6. I'm not sure if this helps. Gue...
by DRT
11:08 Thu 09 Apr 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Coates & Seely - 20% Discount for TPF Members
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Re: Coates & Seely - 20% Discount for TPF Members

I have just read Tristram's email again and he says "We are happy to extend the offer to ‘friends of friends’ too, so please feel free to forward it on to other wine lovers." If anyone here is part of other wine groups or forums please feel free to make other wine lovers aware to this offer. :FF9999:
by DRT
09:16 Thu 09 Apr 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Coates & Seely - 20% Discount for TPF Members
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Coates & Seely - 20% Discount for TPF Members

A few days ago I received the email below from Nicholas Coates offering 20% discount to members of their "Friends of Coates & Seely" loyalty scheme. This offer has now been extended to members of The Port Forum as "Friends of Friends of Coates & Seely" 88) For those who are not aware, the Seely in t...
by DRT
09:20 Tue 07 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 65
Views: 6596

Re: Another virtual tasting

"DRT" Decanted at 09:00. Quality Assurance completed by 09:15 with a positive outcome.

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by DRT
08:13 Mon 06 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 65
Views: 6596

Re: Another virtual tasting

Is there room for one more?
by DRT
17:17 Thu 27 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Blind tasting scoring
Replies: 8
Views: 3967

Re: Blind tasting scoring

PhilW wrote:
23:18 Wed 26 Feb 2020
Suggest "error <= 5 years" would be better than "correct decade" for the half-point
(cf guesses of 63, 67, 72 or 77 for a 70, for example)
This range doesn't follow the "<=5" rule, which for a 1970 would surely be anything from 1965 to 1975?
by DRT
17:08 Thu 27 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Blind tasting scoring
Replies: 8
Views: 3967

Re: Blind tasting scoring

This loosely reminds me of a change that was made to the Formula 1 scoring system many years ago which introduced the possibility of a driver becoming World Champion without winning a single race because the differential between winning and losing had been narrowed. Perhaps the differential should b...
by DRT
13:19 Sun 09 Feb 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2070
Views: 352663

Re: Apostrophe crimes

There is much that could be said about the Trump impeachment. And I realise that this may well be the least of it. Nonetheless: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51408704 https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/07/trump-impeachment-witness-vindman-escorted-out-of-white-house.html https://www.npr.org/...
by DRT
02:13 Sat 08 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 40896

Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

Yes, it was Cachão. In which case I will amend the tasting note title. Will TN index updates cope with that? Yes, it will update the next time I create the index. Good to know. Also noting that I won't make the amendment as subsequent posts suggest it was probably correct in the first place! The SQ...
by DRT
02:02 Sat 08 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca Setubal Superior 1927
Replies: 3
Views: 3123

Re: Fonseca Setubal Superior 1927

This is the company that made the wine you are asking about: José Maria da Fonseca The wine is made from the Muscatel grape, which gives it a waxy characteristic quite unlike most Port. That said, Niepoort make (or did make?) a Muscatel Port as it is a permitted grape variety in the the Douro region...
by DRT
17:46 Mon 03 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 40896

Re: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020

flash_uk wrote:
21:11 Fri 31 Jan 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
21:04 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Yes, it was Cachão.
In which case I will amend the tasting note title. Will TN index updates cope with that?
Yes, it will update the next time I create the index.