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by DRT
21:21 Fri 15 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

PhilW wrote:
15:56 Fri 15 Feb 2019
DRT wrote:
15:09 Fri 15 Feb 2019
I would be too scared to describe my mother-in-law as "fabulous, but slightly faded" :shock:
Perhaps the Red Queen might be more appropriate in your case then?
More Olenna Tyrell than The Red Witch Queen :roll:
by DRT
20:20 Fri 15 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port

Posted on Instagram today...


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I like the packaging 88)
by DRT
15:09 Fri 15 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

No chance for me I'm afraid due to half-term commitments. That's a great idea for Dirk: a wine called The Mother-in-Law. Perhaps "The Duchess" (a fabulous, but slightly faded LBV) would be more in keeping with the Niepoortland series; though I always hoped Dirk might add a Caterpillar-based port to...
by DRT
09:58 Fri 15 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

Unfortunately I will not be in London on 20th Feb.

For clarity, is the theme "Bring your mother-in-law to a tasting"?
by DRT
00:11 Thu 14 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1081

Re: Sell collection

I paid GBP 75 per bottle (just under USD 100) last time I bought Graham 1963. That's the market I am able to buy in. Maybe I should be arbitraging Port from the UK to New York... Wow. I think I've got some learning to do. To be fair, AHB has been consistent in telling us that he has not been buying...
by DRT
16:28 Wed 13 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 866

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

Some pictures from the organiser...
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by DRT
22:06 Mon 11 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 426

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 -

I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969. You now have 68 attempts remaining. Does this scupper my idea of bringing a 1960? :x Not at all, with the assumed justification of "it has a 6 and a 9 in it". There was nothing wrong with FG96 either, on the same basi...
by DRT
21:55 Mon 11 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1081

Re: Sell collection

Obviously I was not looking for someone who was bottom fishing. Seems like there are a lot of folks like that on the forum. As far as I can see no one on this forum has been in any way disrespectful to you. Your comments above are unnecessary. I refer you to Rule 1 , which is essentially "Be nice"....
by DRT
21:02 Mon 11 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 426

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 -

PhilW wrote:
17:58 Sun 10 Feb 2019
AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
You now have 68 attempts remaining.
Does this scupper my idea of bringing a 1960? :x
by DRT
19:26 Mon 11 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 24247

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

awaiting decisions from DRT. What decisions have I to make? Deadline for reconfirmations has passed. Who moves to and from the waitlist? OK. One step at a time: Since my last update on 9th November 2018 I can only see one reconfirmation from Ben Read. JDAW, please confirm I have not missed anyone. ...
by DRT
10:34 Sun 10 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 24247

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

jdaw1 wrote:
19:07 Sat 09 Feb 2019
awaiting decisions from DRT.
What decisions have I to make?
by DRT
16:46 Thu 07 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 426

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Yes please.
by DRT
20:45 Wed 30 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Well I never...
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Well I never...

88)
by DRT
19:56 Thu 17 Jan 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Day trip up the Douro Valley
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Day trip up the Douro Valley

Quinta do Vesuvio - do they still do visits, if booked in advance? (I read a while ago that they did, not sure if this changed with the Bomfim visitor centre opening). If yes, then do they do lunch as well? As Vesuvio is my favourite house, this is somewhere I'd really like to visit. Unless you hav...
by DRT
00:23 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Christopher wrote:
23:08 Mon 14 Jan 2019
for such an important event , I think a theme of British shippers is more appropriate.
Given the heritage and natural language of the monarch involved, perhaps we should allow a smattering of Germanic-shipper relatives to join the party?
by DRT
19:37 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Level detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Level detector?

I think the most impressive part of this experiment is that you happened to have a bottle of Tokaji lying around in that lab 88) :FFCC66:
by DRT
00:42 Thu 03 Jan 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 595
Views: 51550

Re: A reason to get up early

I have often wondered what planetary accretion looks like. Now we know.
by DRT
02:03 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 15th May 2018, Port Fit for a (New) Duchess, at The B&F
Replies: 8
Views: 2077

Re: Tue 15th May 2018, Port Fit for a (New) Duchess, at The B&F

jdaw1 wrote:
00:06 Mon 31 Dec 2018
One of my TNs has a list, presumably of toasts:
  • The Queen;
  • The Happy Couple;
  • Vintage Port;
  • The Port Forum.
Can anybody recall whether these were actually done?
jdaw1 wrote:
23:29 Tue 15 May 2018
The evening was splendid, the four toasts being made by our newest citizen.
by DRT
10:13 Mon 31 Dec 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2057
Views: 269136

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Apostrophe crimes

"They say I used apostrophys wrong - fake news! Fake news. We have the best apostrophys, they just didnt understand what I said. Fake news, so sad." Is it childish to point out there's no "y" in apostrophe/apostrophes; or the missing punctuation in "didn't" when it's clearly a popular representatio...
by DRT
17:50 Thu 27 Dec 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2057
Views: 269136

Re: Apostrophe crimes

Remind me, are we allowed to report posts by people who have American English as their first language or is this thread just for the admonishment re-educationof the native English speaker? The use of Americanisms should not be reported as they can't help it. Misuse of apostrophes and general gramma...
by DRT
23:44 Sun 23 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Musings on a book
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Musings on a book

A very good idea for a thread 88)
by DRT
10:56 Sat 22 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Almost meaningless drivel
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Re: Almost meaningless drivel

I certainly am-bought the 294 (Bordeaux) bottle version about 18 months ago and not had an issue (touch wood). I think wife would have preferred the glass rather than solid door version (for aesthetic reasons) but former was materially more expensive. Thanks, Ian, good to know. I was trying to reme...
by DRT
01:26 Sat 22 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Almost meaningless drivel
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Re: Almost meaningless drivel

My wine cabinet at home broke recently - in a fairly spectacular way since it clearly shorted and caused all the trip switches in the house to trigger. Sadly, my 15 year old Belgian-imported Liebherr was beyond repair and so a replacement had to be bought with some urgency. The old cabinet sat in a...