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by DaveRL
23:26 Mon 18 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Wed 20th Feb 2019, Emergency

A family illness has intervened and unfortunately I cannot make this.[emoji3525]
by DaveRL
18:43 Sun 17 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Graham's Blend No. 5 White Port

Very good graphics. I like it. Modern, with the instructions on the bottle. Treat like Sipsmith Summer Cup or Pim's. Chuck in some fruit, mixers and maybe mint for an alternative Summer drink.
by DaveRL
20:53 Thu 14 Feb 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 13 Feb 2019 - The 10th Anniverary Vesuvio Case tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Wed 13 Feb 2019 - The 10th Anniverary Vesuvio Case tasting

An excellent evening, great company and great Ports. Thank you very much CMAG for organising and donating. After a somewhat "drier" January than I would have liked, most welcome indeed. Thanks all, and thanks B+F for looking after us.
by DaveRL
21:47 Sun 10 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

AHB wrote:I've just thought what I can bring - a bottle of 1996 FG; 1996 being almost 1969.
Perhaps 3 bottles of FG 1996, since they will be 69 years old between them. Although technically the brief is "a" bottle of port, so perhaps not.
by DaveRL
01:41 Sat 09 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Yes please. An excellent theme. I will work something out.
by DaveRL
14:09 Fri 25 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Are Vintage Port prices increasing
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Are Vintage Port prices increasing

I wonder how much prices (and indeed supply) are influenced by currency fluctuations.
by DaveRL
18:37 Sat 19 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4862

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019

70's (or from that decade, don't mind which) is a great alternative idea. Still up for Quinta do Cachao when it is possible to arrange. The 13th works for me, but the 14th might land me in trouble.
by DaveRL
18:42 Thu 17 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 16
Views: 910

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Can I also go on the list please.

Theme. Anything fortified from Victoria Wine? Could be interesting, but perhaps not in a good way.
by DaveRL
16:38 Tue 11 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 13264

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Thanks Tom and all, two excellent Industry Guests too, been looking forward to this for a while, see you later.
by DaveRL
11:21 Thu 06 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 8603

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

My copy of The Book arrived here in speedily urban London today, and it looks very good indeed. I am most certainly not disappointed. :D :GoldStar:
by DaveRL
20:48 Mon 03 Dec 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Niepoort Garrafeira Tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Niepoort Garrafeira Tasting

That is a lovely looking line up. Good effort :)
by DaveRL
14:37 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 13264

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Yes please, I'm still in.
by DaveRL
22:07 Tue 20 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????
Replies: 11
Views: 986

Re: Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????

Yes please, good idea, but I currently have no Krohn.
by DaveRL
22:03 Tue 20 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to spell "Port"
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: How to spell "Port"

Good idea, I'll try.

I'm pretty sure, incidentally, that we have more than one resident pedant, but one in particular is most useful in starting new threads and policing us.
by DaveRL
14:44 Sat 10 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 40
Views: 3530

Re: RE: Re: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:
00:08 Sat 10 Nov 2018
Do we get two guesses at the Magnum?
I’m against this precedent. Would we get only half a guess at a half?
Given our skills at guessing I'm not against two goes. Bringing a blind magnum in two bottles is enough to confuse us. More guesses might give more points and more joy (but probably won't).
by DaveRL
22:59 Fri 09 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!
Replies: 40
Views: 3530

Re: Tue 13th Nov - An Emergency in London!

An excellent idea, I'm also volunteering.
by DaveRL
15:11 Sat 03 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1133
Views: 248284

Re: Software that makes placemats

Fabulous. Thank you. :D :GoldStar:
by DaveRL
13:10 Sat 03 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1100
Views: 198546

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose online included fortified. I mulled a little then bought a few more QdVesuvio 2011 at £45. My lack of willpower is legendary.
by DaveRL
17:13 Wed 17 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 8603

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

I've just listened to the esteemed author on The UK Wine Show ThirtyFifty podcast where he talks about vintage port. Very entertaining and well worth a listen. There's also a follow up podcast which I haven't listened to yet, where he talks about The Book. Both very good, very well worth a listen.
by DaveRL
11:22 Wed 17 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 17
Views: 2522

Re: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

No dinner for me thanks.
by DaveRL
11:44 Sat 13 Oct 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 16
Views: 2949

Re: Wine Auctioneer

Is OBV a possibility?
by DaveRL
20:30 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 24
Views: 3198

Re: Tue 30th October

I'm beginning to like blind. I'm still as rubbish at guessing though.