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by idj123
21:51 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 33
Views: 2211

Re: Port cocktails

Yes, my wife described this ruby Port tonic as a "Port sangria', which isn't a bad description. As for the River Quintas, I'm quite a fan of the regular Six Grapes but it's not so easy to find in the UK as it tends to be reserved (so to speak) more for the US market I believe (leaving the UK for the...
by idj123
20:36 Sun 21 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 33
Views: 2211

Re: Port cocktails

I tried the Alhambra yesterday (Saturday) using Graham's Six Grapes (River Quintas edition to be precise) rather than a LBV. We also increased the 10 ml as that appeared a bit stingy (the only other element that differed was an absence of orange bitters). Both my wife and I agreed that it was really...
by idj123
19:23 Fri 19 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 65
Views: 1866

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Ah, that's more like it! No chance of Port envy and so for this one I'm in (assuming there is a space). Alex, will email you my address.
by idj123
11:21 Sun 14 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F
Replies: 44
Views: 10427

Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

It was Calem Foz 82 and a very lovely Port it was, fruit filled and we'll balanced with plenty of years ahead of it. Probably one of the best 82s I have tasted.
by idj123
15:22 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F
Replies: 44
Views: 10427

Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

Ok-confession; I took a Port to a small (within guidelines) gathering last week only later to find that no tasting note currently exists for this Port on the Forum. Alas, I neglected to take one...(sackcloth and ashes)!
by idj123
15:14 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 33
Views: 2211

Re: Port cocktails

Just taken delivery of 'Strong, Sweet and Dry' by Becky Sue Epstein and there appears to be a few interesting ruby Port cocktail recipes in this.
by idj123
15:10 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Hedonism/Symingtons Virtual tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Hedonism/Symingtons Virtual tasting

I agree regarding the 86 Malvedos-; we had it at a tasting the other year and if I recall rightly (I could be wrong) it was WOTN.
by idj123
19:42 Sat 09 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 4474

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Yes. I thoroughly enjoyed that and once again, a big thank-you to Tony, Alex and Ben and, of course, Oscar, for organising. It would certainly be good if we could arrange a further one to include the white colheita. Now off to finish what's left of my bottles (which isn't very much)!
by idj123
10:21 Fri 08 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 4474

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Enjoyed Oscar's tasting last night and have now just decanted the two VPs for this evening (the 2005 threw quite a bit of sediment, suggesting a degree of maturity). The LBV is stoppered and will leave the decanting until a bit later. I very much enjoyed it, and I’m looking forward to tonight! Osca...
by idj123
08:24 Fri 08 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 4474

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Enjoyed Oscar's tasting last night and have now just decanted the two VPs for this evening (the 2005 threw quite a bit of sediment, suggesting a degree of maturity). The LBV is stoppered and will leave the decanting until a bit later.
by idj123
19:38 Thu 07 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 4474

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Yes,agree with Simon's approach although I really should have got the bottles into the fridge earlier than I have done!
by idj123
21:33 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oscar Needs Some Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1359

Re: Oscar Needs Some Help

If it's just a question of clicking the subscribe button then I have done and so only two more required!
by idj123
12:46 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 4474

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Phil, can you include me for the Friday please?
by idj123
15:40 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sunday May 3 - #PortLoversUnite
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Sunday May 3 - #PortLoversUnite

Just realised may have been mixing this up with the Churchill tasting and so will look to register!
by idj123
15:36 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sunday May 3 - #PortLoversUnite
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Sunday May 3 - #PortLoversUnite

I don't have an Instagram account and so unfortunately will have to give this event a miss.
by idj123
15:34 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sunday May 3rd - my 60th birthday..
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Re: Sunday May 3rd - my 60th birthday..

Happy Birthday Tom! Real shame that we can't share in the normal manner but although I have already decanted a F83 for this evening, I will try and find something more befitting to crack open tomorrow. Good health to you sir!
by idj123
22:36 Thu 16 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 3044

Re: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical

I've obviously been slow off the mark here and so if there is to be a reserve list then please add me to it.
by idj123
18:22 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 26634

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Interesting that we’re having a Y2K tasting tonight 20 year’s on from the prediction that Y2K would herald meltdown...
by idj123
13:36 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 26634

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Graham decanted at 10pm yesterday-all looked good. Coming into Town from home today but should be there before 6.30.
by idj123
22:55 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 26634

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

jdaw1 wrote:
22:51 Mon 16 Mar 2020
nac wrote:
22:50 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Excellent. I shall bring F & T.
Delay decanting until Ian acknowledges.
Acknowledged- the Ni lives to fight another day.
by idj123
22:43 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 26634

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Am about to decant the Graham but what about the Niepoort?
by idj123
18:43 Sun 15 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 26634

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Am still planning to be there on Tuesday. Main concern at the moment is locating the bottle of Graham!
by idj123
11:58 Sat 07 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 26634

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

flash_uk wrote:
12:44 Mon 02 Mar 2020
Thanks for help Christopher out Alex. Happy to adopt the Ni if that's OK with Ian.
Ok with me Mike and to note that I also have a bottle of the Secundum.
by idj123
18:11 Fri 28 Feb 2020
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tuesday 25th February 2020 - Emergency @ 67 Pall Mall
Replies: 5
Views: 4978

Re: Tuesday 25th February 2020 - Emergency @ 67 Pall Mall

Yes, chapeau to Neil for arranging with the range and quality of the Ports befitting the venue-a return visit (with a tad more space) would be very much in order! Food was of an enviable standard and the service also. As has been mentioned, the T80 was by far the best example I had drunk and has cau...
by idj123
19:44 Thu 27 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Blind tasting scoring
Replies: 8
Views: 3944

Re: Blind tasting scoring

Is there any mileage in trying to restrict it to one fully declared vintage either side? Would clearly need a consensus on ‘fully declared vintages ‘ I appreciate!