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by Conky
23:09 Fri 30 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 159930

ac-fast wrote:Did it again....... just bought a bottle of Noval 66, for 60£ :)
Great price. Have you said where from? I did re-read the thread, but may have missed it.
by Conky
08:26 Fri 30 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Shock
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Re: Bottle Shock

For wines just shipped via boat, then trucked to my house or local wines store, I prefer at least six months. I've found the extended time on a boat really seems to hammer the wine and it takes some time to recover. The same goes for wines that are just bottled and suffer from Bottling Shock. As th...
by Conky
09:31 Thu 29 May 2008
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Jacob's TN Searchy Thingy
Replies: 46
Views: 10972

For a Computer half-wit like myself, what stage are we up to? Any estimated time-scale, or is it just when a few of you get round to it (Which I completely understand)
by Conky
07:49 Thu 29 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: An exciting discovery...!
Replies: 10
Views: 1925

Although I have not had this port yet I would venture to say 20 year minimum; 50-100 probably more like it. Taylor's age well. You got one heck of a deal at that price! I don't think it is going to make even 50 years - certainly not from now and very unlikely even 2045! I want to be in a fit state ...
by Conky
23:23 Wed 28 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Good books on port
Replies: 59
Views: 13170

I think it's about time we had a new book based on some investigative journalism. A good throaty tale of what the bloody hell goes on in the IVDP. Insights into how the big companies are buying up all the independents. The tale of the underpaid worker. A few examples of dodgy dealing and Cartels. I'...
by Conky
23:04 Wed 28 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Fun of E-Bay
Replies: 22
Views: 3295

SushiNorth wrote:I'd actually recommend two threads:
an "on the look out for..." and a "now bidding on" thread.
I like that thought. I think I'll start doing that. To hell with the legalities. :D

Alan
by Conky
22:14 Wed 28 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Fun of E-Bay
Replies: 22
Views: 3295

Do you think we should have a system where we 'flag' when someone here is bidding. I dont mind backing off if someone says they are after it. We'd be a Cartel, that from would stop a few unnecessary price hikes. It would all be on trust, and un-policable, but I'd honour it, and hopefully benefit fro...
by Conky
22:09 Wed 28 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and Typography
Replies: 24
Views: 4500

I love the painted stencil look. But I dont think thats a Font.
by Conky
22:07 Wed 28 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Fun of E-Bay
Replies: 22
Views: 3295

You're right of course, but whats a low bid for a bottle of dishwater? :lol:

I'll keep an eye on it, but I'd have loved the Grahams.
by Conky
22:00 Wed 28 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Fun of E-Bay
Replies: 22
Views: 3295

benread wrote:I was watching that just to see what happened! There is a "Croft 1920" on offer at present as well!
Yes, but thats got problems. It says re-bottling on the bottle. But It doesn't seem to give any clues of how, when, why, etc.

That would be an adventurous punt.
by Conky
21:41 Wed 28 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Correct Decanting Time v A Few Days Later?
Replies: 17
Views: 2327

Julian,

apologies :oops: , upon re-reading, I realise how my post sounds. I wasn't on about ancient drinks, like your T20. I was thinking more about 50's and 60's, etc. Drinks that are old (In years) but in their prime.

Alan
by Conky
21:38 Wed 28 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Fun of E-Bay
Replies: 22
Views: 3295

The Fun of E-Bay

As this is not an usual experience, and apologies if you all know about this, but I like occasionally bidding on Ebay, and I thought I may share my failures. A few days ago there was a Grahams 55 hovering around £50 with 5 minutes to go. I find I never win such items, as I'm only interested in barga...
by Conky
21:14 Wed 28 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Correct Decanting Time v A Few Days Later?
Replies: 17
Views: 2327

Correct Decanting Time v A Few Days Later?

Just a thought. If you have a great and special old Port, you presumably hope to drink most of it at its prime. There is definitely a window, some hours after its open, when the complicated structure, and full sensual taste is at its height. However, and its just a personal opinion, I dont think the...
by Conky
21:06 Wed 28 May 2008
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1980 Horizontal - Wokingham - 20 May 08
Replies: 49
Views: 14073

Hear, Hear.

No Fashion awards, but looked a good un. Interesting line up of Ports, and interesting conclusions.
That is Jules's F-Plan Shirt. We dont have enough nights like that...

Alan
by Conky
22:33 Tue 27 May 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: 1st Test Match @ Lords - the start of the summer!
Replies: 42
Views: 6397

Ben!!!

I had such high hopes. You looked such a red blooded male, about to dive in and punch a shark or two on the nose.

But no, you've joined the Dark Side...Sorry, the Geek Side. :lol:
by Conky
20:44 Tue 27 May 2008
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Jacob's TN Searchy Thingy
Replies: 46
Views: 10972

Fair comment Roy,

and sadly I would be at a grave disadvantage if Andy was there. We do not carry guns as a matter of course. I have other methods...but none of them out run a speeding bullet. :D
by Conky
18:36 Tue 27 May 2008
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Jacob's TN Searchy Thingy
Replies: 46
Views: 10972

Although the logs suggest no-one was using it, just to let people know, I have deleted the user account for the :FTLOP: notes, as I have been informed that my posting it here was, unfortunately, causing a certain amount of annoyance at :FTLOP:. It does... :roll: But dont worry, 99% of us are all fr...
by Conky
22:22 Mon 26 May 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: 1st Test Match @ Lords - the start of the summer!
Replies: 42
Views: 6397

It is a 'Geek' sport. There's a different bloody record for the longest visit to the toilet at every Test venue!
I always note the amount of politicians who like cricket. Of course they are very good at being patient...before nothing happens. :D
by Conky
21:54 Sat 24 May 2008
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1980 Horizontal - Wokingham - 20 May 08
Replies: 49
Views: 14073

Re: 1980 horizontal: review

jdaw1 wrote:1980 is a most muddled vintage. Great names like Nacional and Fonseca made middling port, whilst Ferreira and Offley made stonking good drinks. Very educational.
Don't you feel that's the general rule of most years. Very inconsistent. Often confusing, but great fun.
by Conky
20:37 Sat 24 May 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 114
Views: 32950

At £18.50 per glass, I was tempted to order a glass of Warre's 1977 Vintage Port in the Vintage Wine Bar in Dubai last weekend. Not cheap of course, but not overly expensive for Middle Eastern standards either. But I was clever enough to ask how long the bottle has been open. "Oh, only about a mont...
by Conky
09:19 Fri 23 May 2008
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Site Renewal
Replies: 9
Views: 2982

Alex,

Dont die!!!

I wont explain any further to avoid controversy. :D

Alan.
by Conky
00:24 Fri 23 May 2008
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Site Renewal
Replies: 9
Views: 2982

Re: Site Renewal

Just so that nobody gets itchy about it I'd just like to tell you that I have renewed the domain "www.theportforum.com" for another two years up to 20th June 2010. I look forward to renewing it again then. Well done. Forward is definitely the direction. Let's leave the Past where it is just an idle...
by Conky
22:04 Thu 22 May 2008
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: June 20th 6pm NY?
Replies: 49
Views: 11731

I'm beginning to get a tad jealous of your casual gatherings. Keep it up. :)
by Conky
21:58 Thu 22 May 2008
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The TPF First Anniversary Virtual Offline
Replies: 95
Views: 18135

Me thinks this is understandably deteriorating to a more user-friendly 'Drink what you want...but please have a drink' attitude. :)
by Conky
21:55 Thu 22 May 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Not quite meaningless and not quite drivel
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

I'm all for fighting sexist oppression if that's the result! :D