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by jdaw1
15:43 Mon 08 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 4272

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Yes please. As we might be many, I suggest sighted.
by jdaw1
00:41 Fri 05 Jun 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1984 Cockburns Late bottled Vintage Port
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: 1984 Cockburns Late bottled Vintage Port

Its worth is some of, but not all of, £20.

Have you a friend with whom you could share it, or to whom you could give it?
by jdaw1
21:34 Thu 04 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 47
Views: 4745

Re: Port cocktails

I’ve asked.

Edit: my last sighting of Bittall was in the catalogue of November 1955:
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by jdaw1
20:48 Thu 04 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 47
Views: 4745

Re: Port cocktails

Great post from Jacob. The mention of orange as an ingredient reminded me of Bittall: Port cocktails: http://www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110806_Iberian_Bittall_Kingsley_Amis.jpg The Wine Society, June 1949: http://www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110806_194906_Bittall.jpg So Bittall is like pink port, except...
by jdaw1
16:40 Wed 27 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3044

Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

How about a theme for Simon of “1972 or a Birth Year Port, if you can.” Might also work for Neil. Unfortunately, my ‘72 stocks are not that extensive, so what I have is earmarked for 2022 or beyond. But maybe something like an Fg76 I have been saving or an Aged Colheita. Something to savour more th...
by jdaw1
09:19 Fri 22 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The ports you haven't got round to stocking up on...
Replies: 6
Views: 1245

Re: The ports you haven't got round to stocking up on...

g-man wrote:
02:55 Fri 22 May 2020
1878 Brooks Royal Coronation Port.
Odd indeed. Which coronation? Not Victoria; nor Luís I of Portugal.
by jdaw1
09:14 Fri 22 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side

If reverse blind, so you’re guessing each other’s, I can make a guessing sheet.

And do send a PM to New York tasters.
by jdaw1
07:40 Wed 20 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 4666

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Glenn E. wrote:
05:30 Wed 20 May 2020
Should I reveal or do you wish to guess?
Reveal. So that I don't have to bother making a guessing sheet.
by jdaw1
22:04 Tue 19 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 4666

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

14:00 is as good as any other (though Mike might struggle). Failing clear different instruction by then, decant time is to be Wednesday 14:00 British Summer Time.

Is there to be a uniform shape of decanter? I say no.
by jdaw1
10:17 Tue 19 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 4666

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Is there to be a uniform decant time? Even if only for the Sandeman 2015 ʟʙᴠ.
by jdaw1
23:23 Mon 18 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 4666

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

As a proud owner of some Sandeman 2015 ʟʙᴠ, please may I join?
by jdaw1
23:21 Mon 18 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels
Replies: 12
Views: 5206

Re: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels

A fantastic post, which should itself be displayed atop a doily of the finest nature.
by jdaw1
21:58 Sun 17 May 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1983 Warres Port x 12
Replies: 13
Views: 5637

Re: 1983 Warres Port x 12

I’m not a fan of ’83s, so am not you purchaser unless the price is extremely generous.

Nonetheless, good luck. Somebody should be.
by jdaw1
22:16 Fri 08 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 6591

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

nac wrote:
21:06 Fri 08 May 2020
JDAW just described as "a genius"...
Not my words. But jdawiseman.com/20100524.html worthy of more attention than it has received.
by jdaw1
10:07 Thu 07 May 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 81133

Re: Port House abbreviations

Should Vargellas become Vg with Vesuvio remaining V? That way we have FrV, V, FrVg and TVg (and TVgV). The original purpose of these necessitated brevity. Brevity is still very much a desideratum. As is consistency with the printed book. So my vote, in response to Alex’s questions, is a strong ‘no’...
by jdaw1
22:47 Wed 06 May 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 81133

Re: Port House abbreviations

BA = Burmester Quinta do Arnozelo
Done.
by jdaw1
21:34 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oscar Needs Some Help
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

Re: Oscar Needs Some Help

And I’ve asked my local WhatsApp group to help.

idj123 wrote:
21:33 Tue 05 May 2020
If it's just a question of clicking the subscribe button then I have done and so only two more required!
No. My wife’s accounts have subscribed. Forgiveness not permisison.
by jdaw1
21:23 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 81133

Re: Port House abbreviations

Axel P wrote:
19:43 Tue 05 May 2020
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Burmester Quinta do Arnozelo needs an abbreviation. BA? BAz? Any opinions?
by jdaw1
21:16 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oscar Needs Some Help
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

Re: Oscar Needs Some Help

Yes, three times.
by jdaw1
15:12 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)

PhilW wrote:
12:39 Sat 02 May 2020
I believe the wines are to be Ch94(half), ChG05, Ch14(half), Ch14lbv(half) and ChG18 (cask sample).
So a whole bottle of a cask sample. Unusual.
by jdaw1
15:10 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sunday May 3rd - my 60th birthday..
Replies: 15
Views: 2528

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

My father is deep quarantining, so the selection available to me falls short of that required for the occasion. Nonetheless, the occasional will be marked.

Zoom? We can arrange (unless the wife’s account is being used for another thing at the same time).
by jdaw1
10:29 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)

They’ve chose an arty picture, at low resolution, rather than a factual picture with high-def version. Which, with wording giving some but not all bottle sizes, leaves prospective purchasers unclear about what they might be getting.

I have previously grumbled about this sort of thing.
by jdaw1
22:35 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 4992

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

SCD: starting to show a bit of early maturation, ruby red, slightly glassy rim. Nose blackcurrant, red fruit, some plums. Maybe a touch baked. Palate light weight, black fruit, prunes, short finish, sharp shock of acidity on the finish, youngish, but showing early signs of maturing. Not spectacular....
by jdaw1
22:04 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 4992

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

WHW: I apologise for not typing earlier. Lots like an older Burgundy, semi opaque hint of brown, clear rim. decanted 09:30 this morning. Notes as of 18:30. In the sitting room. Beautiful chocolate smell, still a youthfulness to it, no tannins, not tired, at its peak. On nose lemon, red cherry, still...