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by JWEW
22:59 Fri 20 May 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Handwriting questions
Replies: 258
Views: 26078

Re: Handwriting questions

"Poor nose and very pleasant" does not seem to make too much sense.

Could the first word perhaps be good?
by JWEW
14:50 Fri 12 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 24th of February 2016 Vesuvio tasting
Replies: 159
Views: 20784

Re: Wed 24th of February 2016 Vesuvio tasting

My food order :-

Starter - Potted shrimps
Main - Chargrilled steak - medium/rare

Thanks
by JWEW
12:27 Mon 16 Nov 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Desert Island Ports
Replies: 19
Views: 2205

Re: Desert Island Ports

Presumably the eighth item is a decanter?
by JWEW
21:34 Wed 02 Sep 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 389530

Re: One quiz at a time

A croquet set
by JWEW
09:37 Wed 02 Sep 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 389530

Re: One quiz at a time

A slightly smaller desk
by JWEW
14:16 Thu 06 Aug 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 24th of February 2016 Vesuvio tasting
Replies: 159
Views: 20784

Re: Wed 24th of Feburary Vesuvio tasting

Would like to attend if possible. I have '94 and '98 handy.
by JWEW
09:36 Wed 01 Jul 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: BBR port walk - 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3095

BBR port walk - 2015

The BBR port walk will be held on two dates again this year, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th November 2015.

I shan't be there, won't be able to get back from Antarctica in time.
by JWEW
10:49 Thu 23 Apr 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tastings
Replies: 126
Views: 21580

Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

My food order:-

starter: Chicken liver pâté with toast

main: Gammon, egg and chips with black pudding

Thank you
by JWEW
12:19 Thu 12 Mar 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Handwriting questions
Replies: 258
Views: 26078

Re: Quint. do Noval 1919: a question of handwriting

Colheiterish

Only guessing based on the context of tasting a wood aged port
by JWEW
23:20 Wed 11 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tastings
Replies: 126
Views: 21580

Re: Tues 5 May, The Best of the Fonseca Bicentennial Tasting

I would like to attend if there's space.

I would need to adopt a bottle as have no suitable Fonseca.
by JWEW
22:53 Wed 04 Mar 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Mon 2nd March 2015, Boot & Flogger, with Henry Shotton
Replies: 18
Views: 4613

Re: Mon 2nd March 2015, Boot & Flogger, with Henry Shotton

Thoroughly enjoyed it, even though I spent the majority of the evening totally flummoxed by the ports.

I have come to the conclusion (again) that I need to drink more. All in the name of research of course.
by JWEW
15:44 Mon 02 Mar 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London
Replies: 166
Views: 22064

Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

I hope to arrive, with bottle, at the B&F shortly after 18:00hrs
by JWEW
01:18 Sat 28 Feb 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London
Replies: 166
Views: 22064

Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

Hmmm, I seem to have lost my post. Apologies if this duplicates.

My food order:
Potted shrimps
Sirloin steak - rare, creamed spinach
Dessert to be decided on the night.

Jon
by JWEW
11:56 Thu 05 Feb 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London
Replies: 166
Views: 22064

Re: Mon 2nd March 2015 - Henry Shotton visits London

I can confirm that March 2nd is still OK for me.
by JWEW
15:19 Thu 15 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 389530

Re: One quiz at a time

djewesbury wrote:JWEW's turn, as he guessed the first bit correctly.
Oh dear, I'll retire and attempt to think of a suitable question. If anyone else can think of one then please feel free to usurp me.
by JWEW
13:06 Thu 15 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 389530

Re: One quiz at a time

My theory was the start and end of the 1st French Republic but can't see the link of drinking port to commemorate the end. Probably not my go either.
by JWEW
12:33 Thu 15 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 389530

Re: One quiz at a time

djewesbury wrote: I don't remember being so specific about the years.
Remember that something needs to link the two dates.
.
Doh, no century was specified for the '48 and '49.

presumably 1848/49 are the relevant dates?
by JWEW
00:24 Thu 15 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 389530

Re: One quiz at a time

Are we looking for an event that occurred in both 1948 and 1949?

Ireland won the 5-nations rugby.
by JWEW
13:58 Wed 14 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 389530

Re: One quiz at a time

Think I can guess the French connection (Louis XVI) but it's not my go, so I won't.
by JWEW
13:14 Wed 14 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 389530

Re: One quiz at a time

Is the drinking of Champagne corresponding to an anniversary of an event that took place in France?
Similarly, is the port drinking for an event in Portugal?
by JWEW
16:19 Wed 07 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: General query on maturity in half bottles
Replies: 48
Views: 4314

Re: General query on maturity in half bottles

Measurements (appx) of the internal, cylindrical part of the bottle: standard: 65 x 195 mm half: 55 x 145 mm internal area of standard bottle = 46456 mm 2 internal area of half bottle = 17279 mm 2 is that right? now what? Don't think that's correct. For a radius of 65mm and height 195mm I get area=...
by JWEW
15:45 Wed 07 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: General query on maturity in half bottles
Replies: 48
Views: 4314

Re: General query on maturity in half bottles

If we can approximate the surface area of the liquid to that of a cylinder (which we can only do if the bottle is stored upright) then the surface area calculation is:- Area=2πrh+2π r^2 Where r is the radius (to internal wall) of the cylinder and h is the height (of the liquid). Yes, go on… Do you ...
by JWEW
15:41 Wed 07 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: General query on maturity in half bottles
Replies: 48
Views: 4314

Re: General query on maturity in half bottles

If we can approximate the surface area of the liquid to that of a cylinder (which we can only do if the bottle is stored upright) then the surface area calculation is:-

Area=2πrh+2π r^2

Where r is the radius (to internal wall) of the cylinder and h is the height (of the liquid).
by JWEW
21:05 Mon 05 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 389530

Re: One quiz at a time

Delaforce, Dow, Sandeman