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by JacobH
16:44 Mon 25 Jun 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The London Olympiad Vertical - 1948 - 2012
Replies: 172
Views: 37490

Re: The London Olympiad Vertical - 1948 - 2012

Cookie wrote:We will obviously look at space and timings etc but if anyone has a vital question that could/should be asked at that meeting then please say.
Clearly the most important one is whether he is left or right handed...
by JacobH
16:11 Mon 25 Jun 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Some Noval: 25 June
Replies: 52
Views: 9457

Re: Some Noval: 25 June

Fantastic; though there is now a complete placemat disaster...
by JacobH
21:04 Sun 24 Jun 2012
Forum: Reviews
Topic: May in Portugal: Half marathon and some Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 2261

Re: May in Portugal: Half marathon and some Ports

1893 would seem more likely for a 93 than 1993... Hatch Mansfield of 1 Cockspur Street, in about 1903, described 1893 as ‟Very bad”. Even allowing for traditionally Edwardian euphemistic use of English, I am not sure one could adequately describe 1993 as ‟very bad”... Incidentally, André L. Simon...
by JacobH
17:56 Sun 24 Jun 2012
Forum: Reviews
Topic: May in Portugal: Half marathon and some Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 2261

Re: May in Portugal: Half marathon and some Ports

1893 would seem more likely for a 93 than 1993...
by JacobH
13:24 Sun 24 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Maps of the Douro
Replies: 54
Views: 6147

Re: Maps of the Douro

Thanks, Andy and Alex; those additions have been made, hopefully in the right place!
by JacobH
12:02 Sun 24 Jun 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1240
Views: 404961

Re: Software that makes placemats

I notice Almibar Pro is currently available for $7.99 which might be helpful for testing swash handling:
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by JacobH
11:38 Sun 24 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Jugged HAre
Replies: 13
Views: 2068

Re: Jugged HAre

they're called quinta roriz for a reason ! That's the wrong way round. The grape is known as Roriz in the Douro because, according to the guys who work there, it was first introduced to the region at Quinta do Roriz :wink: I suppose the other point is that, before the 20th Century, far less Touriga...
by JacobH
11:58 Sat 23 Jun 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Some Noval: 25 June
Replies: 52
Views: 9457

Re: Some Noval: 25 June

Updated placemats; will probably print on Sunday night.
by JacobH
11:27 Sat 23 Jun 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1240
Views: 404961

Re: Software that makes placemats

Should the font selected for the place-mat have, in effect, built in negative kerning, in that some of the glyphs go over the y-axis, then there may be a clash between some letters and the lines on the question and other pages. For example, the J in Jannon T Moderne Pro Italic overlaps the y-axis (i...
by JacobH
11:05 Sat 23 Jun 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Some Noval: 25 June
Replies: 52
Views: 9457

Re: Some Noval: 25 June

jdaw1 wrote:Sorry, I could have posted a little sooner. I’m a definite no-show for this tasting. Alas.
No need to apologise; the advantage of ‟bring a bottle” is that we can be flexible in this way!
by JacobH
10:58 Sat 23 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Jugged HAre
Replies: 13
Views: 2068

Re: Jugged HAre

A jugged hare recipe that doesn't start "first, catch your hare"...what is this madnessss?!? Were you also brought up on Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management? I thought we all were in the UK! Though jugged hare sounds a bit more 18th Century than 19th... what port does one pair with jugged har...
by JacobH
15:57 Fri 22 Jun 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Some Noval: 25 June
Replies: 52
Views: 9457

Re: Some Noval: 25 June

There is an outside chance that I will have two guests with me on Monday night. I will give as much warning as I can and will provide additional bottles if they are able to attend. If this causes problems, then let me know and I will de-invite them, but thought it might be worth asking them along s...
by JacobH
14:21 Fri 22 Jun 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Some Noval: 25 June
Replies: 52
Views: 9457

Re: Some Noval: 25 June

Very sorry I cannot make it! What a wonderful tasting and sorry for the short notice! Not to worry; hope to see you soon! Jacob - because JDAW isn't attending, I have brought the 1963 for the line-up and not the 1978 as shown on the first post. Thanks; that’s very generous of you. There is an outsi...
by JacobH
08:56 Fri 22 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Jugged HAre
Replies: 13
Views: 2068

Re: Jugged HAre

A jugged hare recipe that doesn't start "first, catch your hare"...what is this madnessss?!?
by JacobH
13:42 Thu 21 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quevedo Makes a Crusted Port
Replies: 3
Views: 1599

Re: Quevedo Makes a Crusted Port

I wonder if this is the only Crusted Port made by a Portuguese Shipper as opposed to one with more traditional English leanings.
by JacobH
13:38 Thu 21 Jun 2012
Forum: Reviews
Topic: June 2012, Portugal
Replies: 33
Views: 12601

Re: June 2012, Portugal

AHB wrote:the standard speech of "port is a fortified wine made from grapes grown within the demarcated region in Northern Portugal..."
Shame that Julian didn’t not the fact that this speech [is | was] delivered by someone dressed with the hat and cape ;-)
by JacobH
13:35 Thu 21 Jun 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Some Noval: 25 June
Replies: 52
Views: 9457

Re: Some Noval: 25 June

My bottle of 1963 was dropped off at The Bunghole Cellars this evening, to be allowed to settle over the weekend. Great. I hope mine will join it there this afternoon. I've just heard that CMAG will not be able to make the tasting (presumably meaning that his +1 will also not be with us). That’s a ...
by JacobH
08:06 Mon 18 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Rio Tua
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: Rio Tua

hmm... I didn't think those who terraced the region had a concept of "too steep" but that gives me an excellent excuse to look at some topographic maps of the region! ;-) I'd completely forgotten about the dam which they are building there; I suppose the damage will be much less than that caused by ...
by JacobH
23:04 Sat 16 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Rio Tua
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Rio Tua

When doing some more work on the map of the Douro , I was struck by the lack of Quintas going up the Rio Tua. Looking back at Forrester’s map (excuse the misplacing of Quinta do Tua), this seems to have been the case for at least 150 years. The reason I find this interesting is that most of the othe...
by JacobH
22:46 Sat 16 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Maps of the Douro
Replies: 54
Views: 6147

Re: Maps of the Douro

I’ve been doing some more work on the map, double-checking the entries against other sources and making some corrections. Could anyone help me with the following? Up the Pinhão river, where is Quinta do Fojo and Quinta do Cruzeiro? I think I’ve Fojo where Cruzeiro should be but I’m not sure where F...
by JacobH
19:20 Sat 16 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1158
Views: 242566

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Hmm...I might try to drop by tomorrow if I have time; it’s very close to where I live (and, if you think it’s depressing, think what Stratford was like before they built it!). I’m always very impressed by the wine selection at that Waitrose; it’s much better than many chain and independent wine merc...
by JacobH
17:08 Sat 16 Jun 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Some Noval: 25 June
Replies: 52
Views: 9457

Re: Some Noval: 25 June

Some placemats.
by JacobH
21:27 Wed 13 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Krohn Colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Re: 2000 Krohn Colheita

At 24+ hours it becomes apparent that the bottle is ever-so-slightly corked. Not enough to make it undrinkable, but just enough to mute the aromas and primary fruit. :cry:
by JacobH
13:15 Wed 13 Jun 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Some Noval: 25 June
Replies: 52
Views: 9457

Re: Some Noval: 25 June?

I have booked for the 25th. I am told that if there are requests for things--like a ‟club sirloin”--that aren’t on the menu, then I will need to order those on the 18th June, so please let me know. (I always assumed one chunk of flesh was much like any other, but then this isn’t really my area of e...
by JacobH
23:12 Tue 12 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Krohn Colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

2000 Krohn Colheita

Bottled in 2011, with a shortish cork that is, surprisingly unbranded. Reasonably deep colour for a 11-year-old colheita. Lightish burgundy in the middle, fading to an orange rim. At 2+ hours, this is quite muted on the nose (though a cold could be contributing). In the mouth, I immediately gets lot...