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by Doggett
20:08 Tue 20 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port & wine websites and blogs
Replies: 13
Views: 4628

Re: Port & wine websites and blogs

Thank you all for the tips...
by Doggett
15:45 Fri 16 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port & wine websites and blogs
Replies: 13
Views: 4628

Port & wine websites and blogs

Would kind :tpf: folk please let me know what blogs they can recommend to get more info about Port and Wine. With :tpf: being obviously the best resource, what other sites have good regular updates about 'good juice' as Julian would say? Obviously most the producers have their own sites and I would ...
by Doggett
07:55 Fri 16 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 132
Views: 56031

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Count me in...

I can bring a Bottle of GST 2011 and also a magnum of Fonseca 2011. Also for a special treat I have some Waitrose (symington) 2011 I can supply too, if you want to up the quality stakes!
I hope to see you all there.
by Doggett
20:31 Thu 15 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 24272

Re: Thu 10th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

It all sounds like a wonderful evening, I already feel in debt to Chris for creating such a hedonistic, pleasurable competition. Congratulations on your victory this year Alex. Unfortunately I don't think I will be succeeding you next year...unless there is a huge weighting given to enthusiasm in Ch...
by Doggett
17:01 Thu 15 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 24272

Re: Thu 10th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

Sounds fun. I would definitely like to come. Can I ask the history of the Doty Cup?

Simon
by Doggett
16:56 Thu 15 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 17th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup
Replies: 93
Views: 24272

Re: Thu 10th March 2016 - The Fourth Annual Doty Cup

Hi Alex,

It all sounds very intriguing, so could you please put me down to attend. One question, when you says wines, is that Ports or 'normal' vino?

I shall look forward to it, and start pondering on what to present on!

Simon
by Doggett
17:21 Fri 09 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A Year in Port - A film documentary
Replies: 5
Views: 3000

Re: A Year in Port - A film documentary

It would be great if we could get something organised, and if we could do that with a Port producer all the better. I will ask that he keeps :tpf: in mind, and when the release date and promotional plan are known, we can look at what is possible.

Simon
by Doggett
17:16 Fri 09 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Civilised society is...
Replies: 18
Views: 3083

Re: Civilised society is...

One would think that one's butler would be able to collect the decanter from the club the following morning so that one could enjoy the Port in the comfort of one's own home? Is that not an option that they have considered? Wouldn't one send one's Underbutler for such a task - surely one's Butler i...
by Doggett
15:37 Fri 09 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A Year in Port - A film documentary
Replies: 5
Views: 3000

A Year in Port - A film documentary

At the risk of going over the ground of an old post, I thought I would let you know about what will hopefully be a wonderful documentary on Port to be released in 2016. It is made by David Kennard and Inca Films who have previously made the wonderful wine documentaries: A Year in Burgundy and A Year...
by Doggett
15:00 Fri 09 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 27th Oct 2015 - an emergency?
Replies: 43
Views: 13132

Re: Tuesday 27th Oct 2015 - an emergency?

Many thanks. I really enjoyed the last emergency and I'm looking forward to meet you and enjoying some more wonderful Port.

Simon
by Doggett
11:07 Fri 09 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 27th Oct 2015 - an emergency?
Replies: 43
Views: 13132

Re: Tuesday 27th Oct 2015 - an emergency?

It looks like i can make the 27th Oct, so if this emergency is still happening I would like to join if I may.

Simon
by Doggett
01:09 Sun 04 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Can you recommend a port glass?
Replies: 33
Views: 10189

Re: Can you recommend a port glass?

I have discovered by serendipity this evening that Berry Bros Rudd champagne glass is very good for port. That deserves a fuller explanation... ? In terms of port glasses, I was recently in Porto, and at the Sandeman lodge where I did the 1790 tour. It finished in their gift shop where I bought 6 R...
by Doggett
15:40 Sat 03 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Which is the best 1991?
Replies: 26
Views: 4896

Re: What is the best 1991?

Hope you find a good bottle for the celebration. Thanks for the Croft pointer Simon. I was thinking more of a case. Something I can open when he is around, which is quite often, gawd bless 'im. I even was thinking about getting a couple, so I could have one to drink with him and one to give him sho...
by Doggett
09:26 Fri 02 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Which is the best 1991?
Replies: 26
Views: 4896

Re: What is the best 1991?

If you decide to give the Croft 91 a go,and find out which of the tasting notes you side with, Lay and Wheeler have some for just over £50 on this link https://www.laywheeler.com/region/portugal?page=2

Hope you find a good bottle for the celebration.

Simon
by Doggett
23:53 Tue 29 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Historic price of VP
Replies: 9
Views: 1996

Re: Historic price of VP

And to continue going off topic... Now it is 50p at mainline stations! As I get older more and more I feel as if I deserve to be a network rail shareholder with my contributions over that said penny. I feel that oyster season ticket holders should have this as a season ticket benefit. Then again it ...
by Doggett
13:19 Mon 28 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: BBR port walk - 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4490

Re: BBR port walk - 2015

I managed to get 2 tickets for this on the Friday evening and had hoped to take Mrs D along, but she is no longer available. So a ticket for Friday is on offer to fellow :tpf: folk if you would like to join me?
by Doggett
08:17 Mon 28 Sep 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 595
Views: 69908

Re: A reason to get up early

DRT wrote:Gentlemen, I give you the Blood Moon...
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Surely a tawny moon rather than blood!?
by Doggett
15:15 Fri 25 Sep 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1989 Chateau Batailley
Replies: 1
Views: 1669

Re: 1989 Chateau Batailley

I concentrated on the port tasting rather than notes on this fine bottle, but I did note that it became increasingly lovely as time allowed it to open up. It was a very enjoyable wine and a fine accompaniment to my rare steak and chips. My thanks to Derek for providing a lovely bottle of red.
by Doggett
09:28 Fri 25 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Churchill
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

Re: 1985 Churchill

Youthful, purple colouring. A pleasant taste without much of a finish for me. Again I think it suffered in comparison against some other of the ports that evening. I guessed at a Taylor's Q de TF 88 which I offer for members' amusement. I would like to try this one again sometime to see if it showed...
by Doggett
09:18 Fri 25 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Re: 1994 Tesco

This port provided my single point for the evening, as I guessed at a Tesco 97, so thank you to Julian for bringing it along to help my cause. It had a very vanillary nose and struggled against the other wines of the evening. It was also noted to have had a very new cork. I have previously enjoyed a...
by Doggett
09:12 Fri 25 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Re: 1994 Vesuvio

This as my contribution to the fantastic evening. Every time I have had the V94 I feel that I have enjoyed the port before it's prime but enjoy it I did. It had a wonderful deep colouring, with a thinning rim. Bold berry fruits and a long smooth finish. I am a huge fine of this port and it didn't di...
by Doggett
09:04 Fri 25 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Dow
Replies: 4
Views: 2960

Re: 1970 Dow

D70 was a close second on the night to the N50. I spent more time drinking and enjoying this port than writing notes, but recoded powerful fruits, a big taste and a strong if slightly hot alcohol finish. The D70 was still youthful in colour and I think this bottle would have lived on for years more....
by Doggett
08:56 Fri 25 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1950 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 3
Views: 2038

Re: 1950 Noval

What a port to record my first :tpf: TN. The N50 was my wine of the night and I am very grateful to Tom for bringing it along. I am afraid my comments will not be up to you hardened :tpf: folk and I am not sure they are of much value, but as they say...you have to start somewhere! I recorded, that c...
by Doggett
15:25 Wed 23 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to record personal tasting notes
Replies: 13
Views: 2242

Re: How to record personal tasting notes

Thank you for the replies, tips and welcomes.

The consensus seems to be to use the :tpf: tasting notes thread, which I will adopt too.
by Doggett
12:12 Wed 23 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to record personal tasting notes
Replies: 13
Views: 2242

How to record personal tasting notes

Obviously :tpf: is a huge tasting note resource, but I was wondering what methods members use for their own personal records. I have made some loose notes for myself previously but want to do a better job of this going forward, as I intend to pursue my passion for Port more seriously and hopefully j...