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by griff
22:31 Sat 13 Dec 2014
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Re: NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve

This is certainly one of my favourite NV's. Seems to be sadly creeping up in price.
by griff
12:30 Wed 03 Dec 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Naming competition
Replies: 32
Views: 4445

Re: Naming competition

Yes, it is rather nice, but where is the red stuff?
by griff
02:08 Sun 23 Nov 2014
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2006 Potensac
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Re: 2006 Potensac

I do recall consuming several pitch perfect halves of 1983 Château Gruaud-Larose in its 30th birthyear. I wondered at the time whether full bottles would be that much less mature.
by griff
02:03 Sun 23 Nov 2014
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2005 Pichon Baron
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

Re: 2005 Pichon Baron

A belated congratulations!
by griff
14:13 Wed 12 Nov 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Fonseca
Replies: 5
Views: 1817

Re: 1985 Fonseca

AHB wrote:Available by the glass from a local bar.
If only!
by griff
12:42 Wed 05 Nov 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Mayson's Top 20 Buys
Replies: 47
Views: 4669

Re: Mayson's Top 20 Buys

I do not think the quality of the Niepoort in question is in question. In my memory at least. The scarcity may be of some concern however, considering the circulation numbers of Decanter. Shhhhh I say :)
by griff
03:17 Sun 26 Oct 2014
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Seppelt Mount Rufus Vintage Tawny
Replies: 2
Views: 2407

Re: Seppelt Mount Rufus Vintage Tawny

HI,

This bottle wouldn't be worth much more than a tenner over in Australia. I doubt there is much data in the UK at auction but wouldn't expect much more. Much better to drink this one.

cheers

Carl
by griff
13:34 Sat 06 Sep 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: New port barrel help
Replies: 25
Views: 5098

Re: New port barrel help

With respect to the question asked by the OP, check out the Auswine forum. If you mean forum.auswine.com.au , I can’t see the thread. Please post a link, ideally from each to the other. I have cut out the middleman and shall link to the advice mentioned in the Auswine forum thread. It is from the w...
by griff
17:06 Fri 05 Sep 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: New port barrel help
Replies: 25
Views: 5098

Re: New port barrel help

Returned and Services League of Australia? There are a lot of Australian references to port barrels. Bingo! AKA "the arey". Haven't heard it called "the rissole" but apparently another moniker. There is usually one in most towns and suburbs. These days many are plastic casinos full of poker machine...
by griff
12:42 Mon 25 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1224
Views: 318477

Re: Port for sale by retailer

AHB wrote:Is Pitter's Port what Gordon's Wine Bar on Villier's Street sells as its house port?
They used to have Messias from memory.
by griff
08:55 Mon 25 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Your first vintage port(s)
Replies: 26
Views: 7112

Re: Your first vintage port(s)

First vintage port style would be a 1982 Seppelt back in 1997 or 1998. This sparked an in interest in the style. The first Portuguese was the current release unfiltered Warre LBV on our first visit to the UK in 2005, closely followed by the 1987 Warre Quinta da Cavadinha 1987. The first true VP was ...
by griff
13:56 Wed 23 Jul 2014
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2000 Château Chasse-Spleen
Replies: 21
Views: 2220

Re: 2000 Château Chasse-Spleen

Flaring fruits. Not sure what this descriptor means but it certainly is intriguing :)
by griff
04:40 Fri 18 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 818243

Re: One quiz at a time

And a nice town it is too :)
by griff
04:32 Fri 18 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 818243

Re: One quiz at a time

Well I AM in Perth. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I went through a body scanner at the airport and felt a little paranoid!
by griff
22:16 Thu 17 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 818243

Re: One quiz at a time

I wasn't at home...
by griff
12:56 Thu 17 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 818243

Re: One quiz at a time

Another clue: I would need to be where I was, to be where I have been suggested to be.
by griff
10:23 Thu 17 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 818243

Re: One quiz at a time

Still in Terra Australis.
by griff
08:45 Thu 17 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 818243

Re: One quiz at a time

No tricks. I will say that I am no longer where I was.
by griff
07:22 Thu 17 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 818243

Re: One quiz at a time

flash_uk wrote:Antarctica
That would be cooler.
by griff
02:48 Thu 17 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 818243

Re: One quiz at a time

CaliforniaBrad wrote:An island compound in the pacific?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Warmer. Its a big continent :)
by griff
00:06 Thu 17 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 818243

Re: One quiz at a time

Oh do like the suggestion of Oregon, but no.
by griff
00:03 Thu 17 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 818243

Re: One quiz at a time

You forgot the port, surely we can have some creature comforts post-apocalypse?

The location being undisclosed is partially correct as I have yet to mention it here. Yet my wife knows.
by griff
22:53 Wed 16 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 818243

Re: One quiz at a time

Thought as much!

My question is for all the paranoid out there. Where am I while I am typing this question?
by griff
11:46 Wed 16 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 818243

Re: One quiz at a time

I am betting on T-bone ;)
by griff
12:57 Sun 13 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The 2014 Football World Cup
Replies: 108
Views: 14377

Re: The Football World Cup

Genau!