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by TLW
14:04 Sat 04 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 52
Views: 4162

Re: Lockdown Drinking

2000 Taylor, a very pleasant drink shared over the last couple of days with wife and daughter. I realize it is too young, but Armageddon rules apply.
by TLW
14:05 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242405

Re: Latest buy

3 x Croft 2000 2 x Vesuvius 1991 ...and inspired by recent LBV conversation (and aware that this is an area where my cellar is under stocked), so made use of the 25% off at Waitrose Cellar to get 4 each of: - Graham’s LBV 2013 - Sandeman LBV 2015 - Warre’s LBV 2007 I have found the 2000 Croft to be...
by TLW
13:03 Thu 23 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Tarriffs on shipping port to the US
Replies: 3
Views: 2550

Re: Tarriffs on shipping port to the US

My understanding on the 25% tariff was that for wines over 14% alcohol content, the tariff was unchanged.

It is all so very confusing.
by TLW
11:06 Thu 23 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Tarriffs on shipping port to the US
Replies: 3
Views: 2550

Tarriffs on shipping port to the US

There is a great deal of noise about 100% tarriffs on European wine. Might anybody know what the current situation is, and/or how it might change? I have looked at a number of sites on the web, but I am more confused than enlightened. I would very much like to ship a large parcel in the Spring, but ...
by TLW
13:42 Sun 22 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Fonseca Guimarens
Replies: 0
Views: 1729

1991 Fonseca Guimarens

Decanted six hours. 75% opaque. Somewhat closed - dusty, perhaps, with hints of cherry on the nose. Full, rich, round, young, with flavour of plums or prunes. Very enjoyable, but at its best on the first day. Seems a very different wine than the one at the London horizontal earlier in the month, and...
by TLW
23:30 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 128
Views: 29008

Re: The Five Word Novel

the DNA test was positive
by TLW
05:01 Sun 06 Oct 2019
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Iowa! New to port.
Replies: 6
Views: 5953

Re: Hello from Iowa! New to port.

Excellent beginning. It is nice to know that there is another good collection in the Midwest (much of mine is in Central Illinois, a bit of a hike from Des Moines). It is very easy - and pleasant - to get hooked on vintage port, and I wish you many an enjoyable occasion, which I hope will result in ...
by TLW
04:47 Sun 06 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Auction haul!
Replies: 6
Views: 3535

Re: Auction haul!

Excellent range of ports.
by TLW
06:24 Tue 06 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)
Replies: 20
Views: 7392

Re: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)

A bottle of 1994 Graham in early July. Wonderful as always, and more whence that came.
by TLW
01:18 Thu 18 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port in movies, dramas and tv series
Replies: 10
Views: 6667

Re: Port in movies, dramas and tv series

"The Abbey Grange". In the 1986 Granada television production, Sherlock Holmes notices that one of three glasses of port had much more sediment than the other two, leading him to believe that the story he had been told about the chain of events was untrue.
by TLW
09:35 Mon 25 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 1204

1994 Graham

Cork surprisingly crumbly. Decanted 8 hours. Opaque. Nose somewhat closed on first day. Spicy and rich, tasting of figs and chocolate. Long tannic finish. The second day was softer and rounder, making for a very pleasant drink. Many, many years still to go for this one.
by TLW
03:51 Sun 06 Jan 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 595
Views: 83232

Re: A reason to get up early

Got to see the partial solar eclipse this morning in Tokyo - about a third, it seemed. Was lucky enough to see the full eclipse several years ago, as well.
by TLW
06:56 Mon 31 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 23245

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

The book arrived in Illinois on Christmas Eve, and looks excellent.
by TLW
15:51 Sun 09 Dec 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 595
Views: 83232

Re: A reason to get up early

The brightest comet of 2018 will be visible to the naked eye over the next week - unless there are clouds in the way.

https://earthsky.org/space/46p-wirtanen ... e-dec-2018
by TLW
11:42 Mon 03 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Re: 1963 Fonseca

Yes it was.
by TLW
17:44 Sat 01 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Fonseca
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

1963 Fonseca

One of the bottles from the Bonham's sale. It has not done well, and the lot of them probably need to be rewaxed. The first two from the case were excellent, and the second two were not. The bottle had seeped signficantly, being down to bottom shoulder, and the cork crumbled to bits; the corks seem ...
by TLW
22:39 Mon 03 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 23245

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Congratulations!

Order placed.
by TLW
05:46 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Staying at Quinta de la Rosa
Replies: 2
Views: 4330

Re: Staying at Quinta de la Rosa

Having stayed there last month, I can also say that the Quinta de la Rosa is a very pleasant place. We got the last room for the time that we were there, and it was quite comfortable. The restaurant is very good, breakfast was nice, and the staff were exceedingly friendly and helpful. Would be delig...
by TLW
16:17 Mon 25 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2005 Quinta de la Rosa
Replies: 0
Views: 1479

2005 Quinta de la Rosa

At QdlR's restaurant. Not decanted, but straight from the freshly opened bottle - definitely needed a proper decant. Probably not fair given the circumstances, but nearly opaque, initially very alcoholic. Taste of prunes, not terribly well knit. My guess is that a proper decant with time in the deca...
by TLW
16:03 Mon 25 Jun 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: I hate TAP
Replies: 3
Views: 4564

Re: I hate TAP

Me too I sit in Porto airport after my TAP 12:30 flight was cancelled, and after having waited two hours in line for a rescheduling. They offered me a 9:30 pm flight from Porto to Lisbon or a four hour bus ride to Lisbon airport. I was able to negotiate a spot on a 6:30 pm flight, which has been del...
by TLW
05:24 Sun 03 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Germany, 12 points
Replies: 5
Views: 2743

Re: Germany, 12 points

Congratulations!!!
by TLW
06:35 Tue 15 May 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June
Replies: 4
Views: 5503

Re: Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June

Many thanks for the suggestion, and will do so.
by TLW
04:48 Sat 12 May 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June
Replies: 4
Views: 5503

Re: Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June

Thank you for the suggestion. Indeed, the first time in Oporto.

I have booked the Quinta de la Rosa for now, and am looking forward to a couple of days of drinking wine, and watching the world go by.
by TLW
09:19 Sun 29 Apr 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June
Replies: 4
Views: 5503

Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June

My wife and I are considering our first trip to the Douro in late June for two or three nights, and would be grateful for recommendations as to where to stay, where to eat (wife is a serious foodie), wines to drink, and things to see. Neither of us drive, so we rely on taxis and feet. I saw the sugg...
by TLW
14:49 Fri 09 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Warre
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

1983 Warre

Cork removed relatively cleanly, no seepage. About 70% opaque with a bit of bricking around the edges. Just after decanting, the nose is dusty and alcoholic, slightly sharp, with just a hint of fruit. Taste of prunes or plums on entry, not terribly powerful or spicy or complex, but pleasant, medium ...