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by Conky
23:57 Thu 22 Oct 2009
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It was Twenty (no Two) Years Ago Today (no Yesterday)
Replies: 23
Views: 4689

Re: It was Twenty (no Two) Years Ago Today (no Yesterday)

Alan, I've taken my time to reply, so I am not replying in haste. I have found your contributions to this thread to be needlessly personal, vitriolic and harmful to the atmosphere that I like to feel is generated by this forum. When I meet port lovers or members of the trade, I often refer them to ...
by Conky
13:13 Fri 04 Sep 2009
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It was Twenty (no Two) Years Ago Today (no Yesterday)
Replies: 23
Views: 4689

Re: It was Twenty (no Two) Years Ago Today (no Yesterday)

As you like the odd Latin phrase,

how about one for Glen,

"damnant quodnon intelligunt"

or Alex,

"concordia discors"

I'll stop there for the sake of future peace....
by Conky
21:42 Thu 03 Sep 2009
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It was Twenty (no Two) Years Ago Today (no Yesterday)
Replies: 23
Views: 4689

Re: It was Twenty (no Two) Years Ago Today (no Yesterday)

Apologies Roy if the simple truth is difficult.

Some get very sensitive and need it their own way. By the way, do you still need permission to post links to this site from your own?
by Conky
15:59 Fri 28 Aug 2009
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It was Twenty (no Two) Years Ago Today (no Yesterday)
Replies: 23
Views: 4689

Re: It was Twenty (no Two) Years Ago Today (no Yesterday)

Phew.... Glad you cleared that up. I was worrying from afar! :lol: Of course if you consider it is in the Arena of Meaningless Drivel, I suppose it is a rather important distinction. "but had drifted to a forum that I'd been using for other stuff, so that we could be a bit more rebellious" Very dipl...
by Conky
23:03 Thu 13 Aug 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Sandeman Vau
Replies: 8
Views: 3947

Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau Vintage & Background

Best to leave the Vau to the quirky oddities of Port. Trumpted as the bright new thing, it failed. I don't think they've tried one for nearly a decade and George and the gang have no plans to reintroduce it as far as I am aware. It was a great idea, but just didn't work. The fact that it is maintain...
by Conky
22:51 Tue 04 Aug 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and Something
Replies: 11
Views: 16078

Re: Port and Something

This thread has reminded me that my parents used to reach for Port & Brandy as though it was a Flu tonic!

Sounds more fun than Lemsip....
by Conky
22:31 Mon 03 Aug 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1090
Views: 181927

Re: Port for sale by retailer

For anyone in America, Isn't this a steal?

1963 Dows for $106/£65
by Conky
23:24 Tue 28 Jul 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 47
Views: 3130

Re: What are you drinking?

Just finished the QH77.Had half a bottle left. Lovely. Fruity, still a tad fiery, but in a nice way. You just cant hide the fruity, yet aged taste, of a pleasant VP. All of varying degree's, but none of the chemical harshness, or plasticity of the LBV's, or worse. I've got Ninja training for the nex...
by Conky
20:04 Sun 19 Jul 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1395
Views: 150463

Re: Latest buy

Government, on the other hand, is forever; and as an institution, will never enjoy much respect. Presenting the prospect of a precious asset falling into the hands of the reliably undeserving, strikes me as the best way to preserve it.. :D Tom Not sure I necessarily follow the logic, but interestin...
by Conky
20:01 Sun 19 Jul 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How does this work? Bottling VP's.
Replies: 16
Views: 1488

Re: How does this work? Bottling VP's.

So it could be absolutely genuine, but does tingle the Spider Senses. Fair enough, thanks.
by Conky
20:00 Sun 19 Jul 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 47
Views: 3130

Re: What are you drinking?

Quarles Harris 77. I got Debbie involved in watching the Open Golf and we were so rooting for the 59 year old Tom Watson (On my instructions :roll: ). Outstanding Sporting achievement to be so close to winning. But there you go, and I felt really flat. I suggested opening a mid range bottle to cheer...
by Conky
21:36 Sat 18 Jul 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1395
Views: 150463

Re: Latest buy

Tom, I remember old conversations about this, but I feel compelled to revisit it. You clearly are a supreme collector, and that in itself is a remarkable hobby/interest, but as you cannot drink them all, have you got any further down the line of what to do with your remaining collection at your unti...
by Conky
18:35 Thu 16 Jul 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How does this work? Bottling VP's.
Replies: 16
Views: 1488

How does this work? Bottling VP's.

Hi, was glancing through a handful of Port sales on Ebay, when I came across this Ebay page link I thought it had to be bottled within 2 to 3 years? Was that a) not the case in the 50's, b) am I just wrong (In which case please educate me), or c) is there something untoward about this bottle? http:/...
by Conky
12:07 Sat 27 Jun 2009
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 367674

Re: One quiz at a time

By deduction it is Karate, Something, Run.

No idea what the something is, of course!

If only you were an educated man, I would guess Golf!!!
by Conky
23:42 Fri 26 Jun 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Gilbert's 1937 vintage
Replies: 16
Views: 1902

Re: Gilbert's 1937 vintage

Is it only me who thinks it is a Labelling crease, and it is a 1987 ? That would fit the style and relative newness of Gilberts. There current site, http://www.gilberts.pt/g_en.htm doesn't give up much information, but are these the contact details you tried. heh, the bottom curve of teh "3", if it...
by Conky
21:35 Fri 26 Jun 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Gilbert's 1937 vintage
Replies: 16
Views: 1902

Re: Gilbert's 1937 vintage

Is it only me who thinks it is a Labelling crease, and it is a 1987 ?

That would fit the style and relative newness of Gilberts. There current site, http://www.gilberts.pt/g_en.htm
doesn't give up much information, but are these the contact details you tried.
by Conky
22:37 Wed 17 Jun 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Martinez vertical?
Replies: 10
Views: 1944

Re: Martinez vertical?

Hi Simon, great to hear from you. Hows Waste Disposal these days? I suppose you could say we are in the same trade! Anyway, to catch a rare bird, we are waiting on Alex-B having a reason to go towards Warrington. The moment he gets wind of such a trip, we'll all kick into action. It can be at mine a...
by Conky
16:57 Tue 16 Jun 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Martinez vertical?
Replies: 10
Views: 1944

Re: Martinez vertical?

Now Listen! With subtle imagery, and the thought of an unusual but thoroughly pleasant Port tasting, I have nearly (so close...), nearly got Alex to venture up North to drink Port. How ever you may care to hijack this and make it even better for the lovers of the Purple Sunshine, don't let him run t...
by Conky
16:35 Tue 16 Jun 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Martinez vertical?
Replies: 10
Views: 1944

Re: One quiz at a time

Blood & Sand!!!!

I'm 10 minutes away. (By pony and trap, of course).

So I will await the alignment of the planets, and the day all the cows sit down facing eastwards, with relish!
by Conky
16:12 Tue 16 Jun 2009
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Martinez vertical?
Replies: 10
Views: 1944

Martinez vertical?

Split by jdaw1 from One quiz at a time after AHB revealed that it ‟is Martinez who is the fourth most represented shipper in my cellar”. Al-B, you have loads of Martinez??? My ears have pricked up. If ever the North of England needs (and gets) a Cork repairing accountant, and your lifetime aversio...
by Conky
22:22 Tue 02 Jun 2009
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 367674

Re: One quiz at a time

Well done Alex,

Chairman of Greens.

That stops me going through torturous hints about vegetables, etc.

Over to you.
by Conky
23:51 Mon 01 Jun 2009
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 367674

Re: One quiz at a time

Good, we are getting close. One of you last three have the first word......but of what?
by Conky
17:23 Mon 01 Jun 2009
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 367674

Re: One quiz at a time

It is a title. But not Secretary, Captain or Jule's punt. I'm off to the Club's Council monthly meeting this evening in this guise. The meetings are held under Company Law as the Club is a limited Company. So like the Secretary and the Captain, what other official positions do Golf Clubs often have?...
by Conky
21:54 Sun 31 May 2009
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 367674

Re: One quiz at a time

Very droll Glen. :D But no.It is a reserved space, near to the front door of the Clubhouse.
by Conky
16:35 Sun 31 May 2009
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 367674

Re: One quiz at a time

I hadn't thought this through. I knew Peaches had a crap B side from my youth. With that knowledge and the internet, I came up with the answer. I've just glanced and wondered what 'Conky's on' meant. Of course at the start of the thread was....{If you get it right, you then have to pose an equally u...