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by djewesbury
18:59 Mon 14 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Voice of the Vintage (1938), Gaumont-British
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Voice of the Vintage (1938), Gaumont-British

I see what you did there. I'm drinking a Negroni in Gatwick at the moment. Will have a look at this when I get home.
by djewesbury
00:49 Mon 20 Feb 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2017 Clos de Trump
Replies: 2
Views: 440

2017 Clos de Trump

I'm pretty great on wine.
I'm making a lot of great wine.
Some people saying I don't make great wine.
Bad.

(Sorry, meant to post this ages ago but somehow forgot...)
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by djewesbury
00:35 Mon 20 Feb 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 59
Views: 5157

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Have I missed this boat?* I was unable to commit previously but I discover now that I'm on annual leave for the whole of June, prior to terminating my contract. I have a couple of engagements the following week (speaking at a conference, pouring gargantuan quantities of liquor down the throats of ev...
by djewesbury
15:35 Fri 13 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and literature
Replies: 255
Views: 24885

Re: Port and literature

... I'd have murdered the lot of them, starting with Harriet. Rather a harsh critique on poor Harriet Walters' efforts in the 1987 TV adaptation. Personally I thought she was rather good and played off Edward Petherbridge's foppish twit better than most would have been able to. Ian Carmichael was b...
by djewesbury
10:40 Fri 13 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and literature
Replies: 255
Views: 24885

Re: Port and literature

That I am tediously repetitive I will allow, but I think this is the first reference to "Busman's Honeymoon" made here or indeed anywhere else on this forum, unless I am wrong. Which has been known. Good day to you sir! Gad. I stand corrected then. I feel sure I had discussed those unfortunate bott...
by djewesbury
12:28 Thu 12 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to serve a G70
Replies: 26
Views: 1996

Re: How to serve a G70

TPF is also a forum of many learned and scholarly souls, some of us frequenting the rarer, loftier realms of academe. We should probably organise a viva voce with you soon to check that you can adequately defend your research (into drinking port).
by djewesbury
12:26 Thu 12 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017
Replies: 113
Views: 9229

Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Sorry everyone, can't make Weds 1st. Coming over on the 3rd, can't change that.
by djewesbury
13:32 Wed 11 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to serve a G70
Replies: 26
Views: 1996

Re: How to serve a G70

You should also make sure that you have been standing on your head for 15 minutes of every hour before drinking. And whilst you may want to wear linen trousers, these could impair the flavour of the port, in which case a neoprene overcoat can be adopted. Really, so few rules, and so little time to d...
by djewesbury
11:06 Sun 08 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and literature
Replies: 255
Views: 24885

Re: Port and literature

Dorothy Sayers again in "Busman's honeymoon" (not one of her strongest) has Bunter, Wimsey's valet exploding with rage when Mrs Ruddle washes and stands upright two and a half dozen of the Cockburn '96. The horror. Just for variation I am looking into a reference in Raymond Chandler's "The High Win...
by djewesbury
18:37 Fri 06 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 10210

Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

B&F closes 10pm on Mondays. Is there a reason why not Tuesday? Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk Only picked a Monday as this is when we have tended to hold tastings. However, happy to slightly revise the date fort this tasting to be Tuesday 10 October 2017. On Thu 05 Jan 2017 the poster was chan...
by djewesbury
11:49 Fri 06 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 10210

Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

On Thu 05 Jan 2017 the poster was changed from djewesbury to idj123 , to give the latter control over this post and the title of the thread. — jdaw1. Ian: when a date is selected please edit the first post to add it to the title. I wonder what Schubert would have thought of the ownership of his Sym...
by djewesbury
14:32 Sat 31 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Barwise corkscrew
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: The Barwise corkscrew

I just got one for £7 from House of Fraser, so obviously I can now go and spend £118 at my local wine merchant.
by djewesbury
14:04 Sat 31 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Barwise corkscrew
Replies: 2
Views: 455

The Barwise corkscrew

Has anyone tried one of these Barwise corkscrews? I seem to have left my old Le Creuset / Screwpull behind me, and noticed that the old model has been discontinued (though I'm sure they're still available). I'm not daft enough to pay £125 for a Durand.
by djewesbury
18:19 Fri 30 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Congratz to Sushi North on a new vintage!
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Congratz to Sushi North on a new vintage!

What marvellous news - congratulations to you all! All the best from this side of the pond!
by djewesbury
14:12 Fri 30 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: 1970 Quinta do Noval

That good? I see...
by djewesbury
14:10 Tue 20 Dec 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 8719

Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

The only 55 I have is a Butler Nephew, so it will be coming along too. I need to report a theft. Having reserved my BN55 for this tasting it seems that someone stole it from my cellar, took it to the Douro during this year's harvest and drunk it :shock: I will need to adopt, please. The exemplary d...
by djewesbury
22:38 Sat 17 Dec 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: A little Belfast festivity
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: A little Belfast festivity

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:Congratulations on the new job 88)

I am pleased to see that you and Justin had a pleasant evening. Presumably my invitation was lost in the post? :roll:
Your invitation was returned with "Derek isn't allowed to come" written on the envelope… In your handwriting!
Harsh.
Yes I thought so too.
by djewesbury
20:21 Sat 17 Dec 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: A little Belfast festivity
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: A little Belfast festivity

DRT wrote:Congratulations on the new job 88)

I am pleased to see that you and Justin had a pleasant evening. Presumably my invitation was lost in the post? :roll:
Your invitation was returned with "Derek isn't allowed to come" written on the envelope… In your handwriting!
by djewesbury
15:45 Sat 17 Dec 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: A little Belfast festivity
Replies: 4
Views: 544

A little Belfast festivity

JustinK visited Belfast last night and we opened a modest selection of bottles. No tasting notes were written but we enjoyed all the wines: Dow 63, the lowest-ullaged bottle from a recently acquired small stash, in surprisingly good shape, I remember fine spirit and pepperiness, a little tannin.. Co...
by djewesbury
20:36 Wed 30 Nov 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017
Replies: 113
Views: 9229

Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

flash_uk wrote:I was even thinking maybe add a regular 75cl of each just to complete the experiment. Perhaps that would be too much port...
Not at all. It's been ages since I've seen you fall asleep in the Boot and Flogger.
by djewesbury
13:57 Mon 28 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-based beverages
Replies: 14
Views: 2637

Re: Port-based beverages

I posted to say I couldn't go. Weeks back. It must be those pesky admins, randomly deleting posts again. I blame all that cheeky Vimto consumed while administrating. Damn censorship; I bet that I won't even be allowed to say Or maybe it was the fact that I attempted posting it while I was drinking ...
by djewesbury
12:52 Mon 28 Nov 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline
Replies: 38
Views: 7000

Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Sorry, I did attempt to post a few weeks ago that I couldn't make this - clashes with the last day of teaching unfortunately.
by djewesbury
12:46 Mon 28 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-based beverages
Replies: 14
Views: 2637

Re: Port-based beverages

Can I just declare that the clear winner of the poll, with a massive 9% of votes, is 'In bed, at any time'.

That's democracy, people.
by djewesbury
12:44 Mon 28 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-based beverages
Replies: 14
Views: 2637

Re: Port-based beverages

and I'm not even going to the Xmas tasting. You are currently still confirmed for a place at the Xmas tasting, so if you are able to attend then you could still make another TPF tasting this year. If you are no longer able however, please confirm in that thread. I posted to say I couldn't go. Weeks...