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by TLW
01:15 Wed 27 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587880

Re: One quiz at a time

AHB wrote:Tossing the caber and drinking whisky.
Drinking whisky and catching the caber?
by TLW
01:13 Wed 27 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rubbish
Replies: 18
Views: 2757

Re: Rubbish

...Satan - at least you guys have the decency to put him on your £10 note.... We have Satan on our £10 note :shock: I thought that Glenn's second comment was the best - how would these maps look if they had been given to a selection of US citizens? Here is an amusing one for Americans - Even I miss...
by TLW
00:38 Wed 27 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 595
Views: 77448

Re: A reason to get up early

Of course, growing up in Nebraska was hardly better. Poor soul. I have known several people with a similar traumatic experience, and they never really seem to fully recover. Truly heart-wrenching. That being said, I have little doubt that port eases the pain, and am certain that many here will conc...
by TLW
00:25 Wed 27 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rubbish
Replies: 18
Views: 2757

Re: Rubbish

Really, some of them are pretty good, and better than the typcial high school - or college grad - in the US would do. Then again, a signifcant minority of Americans think that the world is only 4,000 years old, and that Darwin is a tool of Satan - at least you guys have the decency to put him on you...
by TLW
00:11 Wed 27 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Rubbish
Replies: 18
Views: 2757

Re: Rubbish

The only thing I notice is the inaccurately drawn Four Corners - but that is rather minor.
by TLW
00:30 Mon 25 Nov 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Time for a 1985 horizontal?
Replies: 38
Views: 3950

Re: Time for a 1985 horizontal?

I have: Burmester Calem Churchill Cockburn Croft Delaforce Dow Fonseca Gonzalez, M Gould Campbell Graham Martinez Morgan Niepoort Noval Pocas Rebello Valente Sabordella Sandeman Smith Woodhouse Taylor Warre Notable absentees: Nacional, Offley, Quarles Harris & Ramos Pinto Is the above list a sugges...
by TLW
00:17 Mon 25 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Alcohol and health
Replies: 338
Views: 86034

Re: Alcohol and health

Lion Nathan? I feel dubious about advice from a man whose name is an Australian spin bowler back to front. Now, now. The Aussies have contributed much to the world of science and literature I am told, and one day - possibly this decade - one of us will think of one example (as I sit surrounded by A...
by TLW
00:08 Mon 25 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: 1967 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 25
Views: 4174

Re: Shadowland

Good answer, I have come through the 'what have you got there?' 'nothing darling' phase of my relationship. But I do hanker for cases. Proper cases with twelve good men and true in them. I hear you. I also lust after these things. Possibly, "But, don't you want me to be happy?" Although this risks ...
by TLW
04:30 Sun 24 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Alcohol and health
Replies: 338
Views: 86034

Re: Alcohol and health

A very sensible series of points from a 2008 presentation from Lion Nathan on page 24 at the link - complete with footnotes: http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20080729/pdf/31bd6qdkb75130.pdf The benefits of responsible alcohol consumption: - Can add up to 3% to your life expectancy and make you 85% more ...
by TLW
04:16 Sun 24 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 685

1970 Graham

Popped this for a friend born in the same year. Oporto bottled, good fill level, with a relatively short cork. Decanted just before noon, consumed around 9pm. About 40% opaque with a little bricking around the edges, and long legs. A little VA on the nose, but mercifully not much. Very, very smooth ...
by TLW
02:37 Fri 22 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Congratz to the Quevedos!
Replies: 29
Views: 3735

Re: Congratz to the Quevedos!

I have every intention of attending, but it may well be in a Jeremy Bentham fashion. Surely you can also make it. Afterward, the skeleton and head were preserved and stored in a wooden cabinet called the "Auto-icon", with the skeleton padded out with hay and dressed in Bentham's clothes. Originally...
by TLW
00:15 Fri 22 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Congratz to the Quevedos!
Replies: 29
Views: 3735

Re: Congratz to the Quevedos!

So... just how long does it take for a 6L to properly age? :wink: Longer than it will take most of us here to reach an age that it will no longer matter :sad: I might bring one of my dbl mags to our 2011 tasting in 2051. If I haven't drunk it. You might have to start that tasting without me. I have...
by TLW
04:43 Thu 21 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587880

Re: One quiz at a time

LGTrotter wrote:Heddy Lamar.
Indeed correct. Over to you.
by TLW
00:18 Thu 21 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587880

Re: One quiz at a time

Who was the Hollywood star that helped develop an anti-jamming system for torpedo guidance systems during WWII, although it was not finally deployed by the US military until much later? The star and co-developer applied for and received the patent during the war.
by TLW
23:53 Wed 20 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587880

Re: One quiz at a time

Lime Street Blues
by TLW
23:23 Wed 20 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587880

Re: One quiz at a time

Repent Walpurgis?
by TLW
05:49 Wed 20 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587880

Re: One quiz at a time

In which case, 1 meter per step.

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by TLW
00:25 Wed 20 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oldest bottles
Replies: 36
Views: 4362

Re: Oldest bottles

The oldest port was 1950 Cockburn - very difficult to recommend. The oldest madeira was an 1815 - which was very, very good - although I think the 1863 solera to be possibly the most enjoyable drink I have ever had - still have one bottle left, and am waiting for some special occasion to drink it. T...
by TLW
00:03 Wed 20 Nov 2013
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587880

Re: One quiz at a time

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by TLW
08:10 Mon 18 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 957

2000 Graham

My daughter - who prefers younger port - and I popped one of these over the weekend. Only decanted a couple of hours, opaque, nose of cherries, slightly hot on the entry, lots and lots of fruit (figs? raisins?), but still closed, and with only modest length. Am very glad that I have more, but it def...
by TLW
07:58 Mon 18 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 230976

Re: Latest buy

Gentlemen, thank you for your advice - have just placed an order for

A case of 1997 Vesuvio
A case of 2000 Vesuvio
A case of 2011 Dow
by TLW
05:29 Sat 16 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 230976

Re: Latest buy

Having only tasted a couple so far - am thinking about getting some Vesuvio. I have the 1994s, which might be ready in my lifetime - just, but would be interested in everyone's opinion regarding which of the other vintages they rate most highly - as well as how they compare to the 1994.
by TLW
00:37 Fri 15 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 348
Views: 76995

Re: Port for sale at auction

LGTrotter wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Why so much Croft 82?
Cos it's so tasty and cheap (or at least was tasty a few years back when I ran out of it)
Completely agree. Was very, very cheap - and pleasant, and long since consumed. That being said, given roughly similar pricing now (at FRW), I think I would buy the 1994 Graham instead.
by TLW
06:08 Fri 08 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Why do wines shut down
Replies: 13
Views: 1296

Re: Why do wines shut down

I think AHB's explanation is an excellent one - and we should remember that 'shutting down' is a subjective perception. Maybe we can judge this better as a continuum in the way Alex suggests. Different compounds precipitating in different ratios at different stages, producing many contrasting stage...
by TLW
23:13 Thu 07 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Why do wines shut down
Replies: 13
Views: 1296

Re: Why do wines shut down

I think AHB's explanation is an excellent one - and we should remember that 'shutting down' is a subjective perception. Maybe we can judge this better as a continuum in the way Alex suggests. Different compounds precipitating in different ratios at different stages, producing many contrasting stage...