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by DRT
19:33 Sun 19 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 74
Views: 13475

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

*** Calling the '70 babies *** I think '70 babies = Axel, Wolfgang, Ben, Neil. Is there anyone else? We have a decision point now. It seems that the B&F might be an option for a 28 person tasting. Were any of you hoping/intending/determined to have this 50th anniversary tasting somewhere more speci...
by DRT
12:34 Sat 18 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 27
Views: 429

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

hadge wrote:
23:55 Fri 17 Jan 2020
please can i added to the waitlist, thanks
Done.
by DRT
12:31 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)

Phew. Whilst Mrs L is aware we have wine in storage, I haven't exactly admitted how much. Always best to keep a few cards hidden up my sleeve. :) The highly complex quantum mechanics involved in the accurate quantification of "wine in storage" makes it extremely difficult to accurately articulate t...
by DRT
12:21 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 27
Views: 429

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

CPR 1 wrote:
09:28 Fri 17 Jan 2020
CPR 1 wrote:
23:15 Thu 16 Jan 2020
yes please
I seem to be missing from the attendees list :crying:

And to add I can offer F, Ni, V, T, N, BBR (SW), Passadouro and Warre LBV.
Sorry, Charles, I missed your first post when updating the list last night. Now rectified :wink:
by DRT
00:21 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports
Replies: 18
Views: 263

Re: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports

I think we’re tending towards evening before for the Tier 3s. We now need any of the other 24 people who expressed interest in the horizontal and do want to taste Tier 3 to vote in order to establish how many for Tier 3. Perhaps better to focus on the main event first and re-visit this once the dat...
by DRT
00:12 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 28
Views: 1565

Re: Ideas for tastings

I would rather like to do the Matrix tasting of 2005 again. Would be great to compare 63,66 and 70. Of 2005? Pre-TPF, and pre my meeting any of you. Please say more. In early October 2005 there was a tasting at The Crusting Pipe where a group of like-minded souls from both sides of the Atlantic tas...
by DRT
22:48 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 27
Views: 429

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Yes please. I only have Sandeman Vau.
by DRT
14:06 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports
Replies: 18
Views: 263

Re: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports

I voted evening prior.
by DRT
02:44 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)

Thanks for the note. Excellent. This makes me very happy. I bought another 6, and 6 of the 2007, which are in storage at The Wine Society. I've not thought about them for some time, but perhaps I now should. One day, when I get room at home (buying > drinking = chronic shortage of space and Mrs L s...
by DRT
15:41 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 3418

Re: 1993 - A hunt

I know of one single bottle of this that is owned by someone here who might be willing to open it for the tasting you refer to :wink: If you are referring to me, unfortunately I'm saving this for my viva voce... next Friday. I will be having it sometime around then with my dad. I'll try and remembe...
by DRT
02:52 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Prime assortment for sale, auction or just a good home
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Prime assortment for sale, auction or just a good home

I have no skin in the game living across the pond. May I just add to those interested. Unwritten rule of wine forums is to not get into bidding war with other members. Never turns out well in the very small world of wine people on forums. Generally first reply gets first shot. Or Perhaps email each...
by DRT
02:50 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 3418

Re: 1993 - A hunt

the year wasn't so good... Certainly true, but from a different region to Port and with no big mountains in the way to cause the clouds to drop their worst on the vineyards like they did in the Douro. . Screen Shot 2020-01-15 at 01.45.38.png . I have a feeling we might both know the answer to wheth...
by DRT
01:45 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 74
Views: 13475

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Some thoughts on the thoughts above. This is the sort of leadership that we like to see. We need an "Everyone else take one step backwards" emoticon :lol: A suggestion for the tiers: I think it would be interesting to include Dow Bomfim and Taylor Vargellas in Tier 1 to allow them to be tasted alon...
by DRT
01:36 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)
Replies: 4
Views: 191

NV Wine Society Crusted (bottled 2006)

I bought two bottles of this in June 2014. I drunk the first shortly after delivery and recall it being a bit rough and needing more time, so the other bottle has been in my wine fridge undisturbed for six and a half years. I was right 88) This is now silky smooth and delicious, full of ripe black f...
by DRT
19:38 Tue 14 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 3418

Re: 1993 - A hunt

I also have six of these, bought for the same purpose.
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by DRT
19:35 Tue 14 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 3418

Re: 1993 - A hunt

Gosh, that really is uncommon. There's no tasting note for it on the tasting notes database; possibly a candidate for the in-the-works 'ports for which there isn't a tasting note on the tasting notes database' tasting... I bought a case of halves from the quinta when I was there in 2006. They are f...
by DRT
19:28 Tue 14 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 74
Views: 13475

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Some thoughts on the thoughts above. This is the sort of leadership that we like to see. We need an "Everyone else take one step backwards" emoticon :lol: A suggestion for the tiers: I think it would be interesting to include Dow Bomfim and Taylor Vargellas in Tier 1 to allow them to be tasted alon...
by DRT
19:02 Tue 14 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 3418

Re: 1993 - A hunt

I placed 24 of these in my wine fridge this afternoon and it reminded me of this thread 88)
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by DRT
12:47 Tue 14 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 74
Views: 13475

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

All of DRT's points (bottle variation, attendance, free-pour, numbers) on my initial thoughts are entirely valid ones. But I cannot organise, because could not physically contemplate, the tasting he suggests... For clarity, I am not recommending doing all 56 in three flights. I think a repeat of th...
by DRT
03:48 Mon 13 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 74
Views: 13475

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Our first large 1970 tasting looked like this . Seventeen Ports in the afternoon followed by eighteen Ports in the evening, with a beer break. That's thirty-five Ports. It was fabulous. If we have fifty-six Ports we will need a morning session of twenty-one, almost all of which will be rubbish. I di...
by DRT
00:43 Mon 13 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 180
Views: 36894

Re: Pointless Statistics

Port accounts for 78% of my cellar: 69% Vintage, 8% LBV and 1% other Port. I have one bottle of Colheita (a 1965 Quevedo), no Tawny and no White Port. I refer readers to my signature. The remainder of my cellar is all dry reds: 21% Bordeaux and 1% from other regions. My Port cellar is, 17% Warre, 16...
by DRT
00:10 Mon 13 Jan 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Prime assortment for sale, auction or just a good home
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Prime assortment for sale, auction or just a good home

jdaw1 wrote:
23:58 Sun 12 Jan 2020
I might have some interest — and work in central London, simplifying delivery.

Please, how many are there of each?
I think the pictures show all of the bottles. The first is the whole batch, subsequent pictures showing the individual rows of three.
by DRT
22:13 Sun 05 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: BWW Best wine critics
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: BWW Best wine critics

Congratulations, Axel. This is very well deserved. You were the one who gave me my first personal introductions to people in the Port industry and I am very grateful for that. You deserved a medal for being the first (and only?) Tornado pilot to fly cases of Vesuvio out of the Douro in a convenient ...
by DRT
22:04 Sun 05 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 180
Views: 36894

Re: Pointless Statistics

Total stock of VP has now crept past the 6000 bottle mark with a collective age that now tops 200,000 years Tom, I think you might have failed in your objective of just over a decade ago of not going over 2,000 bottles :lol: That is a seriously impressive cellar you have. I am quite sure many Port ...