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by mpij
17:47 Sun 15 Nov 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1098
Views: 188867

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Aldi have Maynard's 2011 unfiltered LBV at £9.99.
by mpij
18:22 Wed 23 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 159950

Re: Latest buy

Having picked up a couple of dozen of the Sandeman 2003 Vau Vintage from Tesco thought my port buying was done for the month. Today a friend offered me some bottles found when an elderly relative moved into a home. they are 2 bottles Dow's 1955, 1 bottle Croft 1963, 1 bottle Dow's reserve "matured i...
by mpij
09:05 Sat 29 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1098
Views: 188867

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Tesco have 2003 Sandeman Vau Vintage port reduced to £12. I cleared the shelf.
by mpij
17:47 Sun 15 Mar 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Best bargain purchase at auction
Replies: 14
Views: 2904

Re: Best bargain purchase at auction

My best auction buy was 4 bottles, Croft 1935, Taylor's 1945 Warre's 1958(undrinkable) and SmithWoodhouse 1983, all for £100 plus buyers premium.
by mpij
13:21 Tue 13 Jan 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Alcohol and health
Replies: 336
Views: 61288

Re: Alcohol and health

From the Independant "A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims "
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 71010.html
by mpij
19:18 Sat 30 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1098
Views: 188867

Re: Port for sale by retailer

PhilW wrote:
mpij wrote:Just spotted half bottles of Croft unfiltered LBV in Tesco for £8.99, it was in only store in Dundee where I ever saw it at full price, hoping it's a precursor to lots of it on offer at half price soon!
What year?
2004, sorry should have said.
by mpij
23:08 Fri 29 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1098
Views: 188867

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Just spotted half bottles of Croft unfiltered LBV in Tesco for £8.99, it was in only store in Dundee where I ever saw it at full price, hoping it's a precursor to lots of it on offer at half price soon!
by mpij
12:46 Sun 03 Aug 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Pyramid shaped tea bags
Replies: 46
Views: 3824

Re: Pyramid shaped tea bags

[quote="LGTrotter"] Tea in Delhi makes me think of all the chia-wallahs selling that sweet brown cardamom flavoured brew, which while little to do with tea as I understand it is a terrific thing. Especially in those little clay dishes which everybody threw out of train windows. I also have fond memo...
by mpij
12:39 Sun 03 Aug 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Pyramid shaped tea bags
Replies: 46
Views: 3824

Re: Pyramid shaped tea bags

LGTrotter wrote:
DRT wrote:I find that builder's tea is a bit like sucking an old tuppeny bit.
Precisely!
Do you have tasting notes on the different years?
by mpij
22:23 Fri 25 Jul 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar #4
Replies: 94
Views: 9623

Re: Cellar #4

Hope your all enjoying yourselves.
by mpij
20:58 Wed 23 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Upside-Down Union Jacks
Replies: 132
Views: 45256

Re: Upside-Down Union Jacks

PopulusTremula wrote:Would the issue go away if Scotland were to secede from the Union, i.e. would the flag become fool proof? If so, we may just have stumbled on the only instantly verifiable argument in favour of secession.

Sent from my GT-I9195 using Tapatalk
It would, however, ruin this thread.
by mpij
23:19 Tue 08 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Shopping Channel for Winos
Replies: 6
Views: 1507

Re: The Shopping Channel for Winos

I prefer to keep my job!
by mpij
09:30 Sat 28 Jun 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Labelling in your cellar
Replies: 25
Views: 1251

Re: Labelling in your cellar

My cellar is a Miele 162 bottle wine storage unit that sits in the hallway of my 13th floor flat. it has never been anywhere near full and I find opening the door and having a look is enough to keep track of what Ihave. Am sure I have issues with theft and evaporation but not having any records cann...
by mpij
14:33 Thu 26 Jun 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 344
Views: 51579

Re: Port for sale at auction

My local auction house, http://www.curranddewar.com/auction-lis ... 0&mrows=40 , has a double magnum of Taylors 1976 lbv in their next sale. Does anyone know if this is filtered or unfiltered and will it be past it's best by now? Will buy it anyway if it sells near estimate but don't want to overpa...
by mpij
17:15 Wed 25 Jun 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 344
Views: 51579

Re: Port for sale at auction

My local auction house, http://www.curranddewar.com/auction-list.cfm?srow=1&aid=101&sterm=&imgonly=0&mrows=40 , has a double magnum of Taylors 1976 lbv in their next sale. Does anyone know if this is filtered or unfiltered and will it be past it's best by now? Will buy it anyway if it sells near est...
by mpij
08:13 Wed 04 Jun 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 389436

Re: One quiz at a time

jdaw1 wrote:So “One quiz at a time” has had two quizzes at a time. Now what?
Haven't you just made it three?
by mpij
07:41 Wed 04 Jun 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine auctions and market manipulation
Replies: 23
Views: 1924

Re: Wine auctions and market manipulation

A side question: is it legal for a private individual to sell a bottle of alcohol to another private individual without a licence? Alcohol has to be either sold by a person who holds a personal licence, or sold to a person who holds a personal licence. I hold a personal licence.. I have bought alco...
by mpij
18:24 Sun 25 May 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 389436

Re: One quiz at a time

Antonio Gramsci.
by mpij
16:05 Sun 25 May 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 389436

Re: One quiz at a time

Hagel.
by mpij
18:53 Fri 23 May 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 389436

Re: One quiz at a time

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Boris and Mrs Johnson.
You have the less famous of the two.
Going by Twitter followers you have the famousness wrong.
by mpij
06:07 Fri 23 May 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 591
Views: 45239

Re: A reason to get up early

New meteor shower the Camelopardalids predicted for tonight.
by mpij
06:27 Wed 14 May 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's just not cricket
Replies: 2378
Views: 103929

Re: It's just not cricket

I have a radical solution to the England teams problems. Offer the top job to Shane Warne.
by mpij
18:07 Tue 06 May 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rangers Football Club heading for administration again!
Replies: 3
Views: 1822

Re: Rangers Football Club heading for administration again!

Rangers win this round and limp on.
by mpij
17:59 Tue 06 May 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rangers Football Club heading for administration again!
Replies: 3
Views: 1822

Re: Rangers Football Club heading for administration again!

@STVGrant
Rangers CFO Philip Nash statement to court: “Renewal of season tickets has been slower, rather than lower, than expected”. Head scratcher.
2:00pm – 6 May 14
by mpij
23:30 Mon 05 May 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rangers Football Club heading for administration again!
Replies: 3
Views: 1822

Re: Rangers Football Club heading for administration again!

Former director Imran Ahmad at Court of Session tomorrow attempting to ringfence £500,000 relating to claim for unpaid bonuses. Also rumors on Twitter of emergency board meeting tonight. Things may be getting interesting.