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by TLW
01:00 Mon 25 May 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Punch it Chewie
Replies: 20
Views: 6526

Re: Punch it Chewie

Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.
by TLW
05:34 Tue 19 May 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Punch it Chewie
Replies: 20
Views: 6526

Re: Punch it Chewie

Always loved Lady Mondegreen, although she was frightfully sad.
by TLW
01:21 Mon 04 May 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2070
Views: 331587

Re: Apostrophe crimes

I cannot resist. After an American politician mixed up 'your' and 'you're', I was reminded of the following:

http://www.tickld.com/pic/t/381012

Please forgive the slight crudeness.....
by TLW
00:28 Thu 16 Apr 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Warre
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

Re: 1991 Warre

The Warre is still drinkable, and improved somewhat over the next couple of days. I have 11 more bottles of it, and will steadily go through it over the coming weeks. In general, I find Warre a lighter port than a Fonseca, Taylor, Graham or Dow, and it has not been the WOTN when I have put it up aga...
by TLW
23:51 Sun 12 Apr 2015
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Vintage Port Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 3683

Re: Vintage Port Auction

I got a few, but not as many as I wanted. Prices weren't bad for most of them.
by TLW
06:13 Sun 12 Apr 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Warre
Replies: 3
Views: 1651

1991 Warre

80% Opaque. 12 hour decant.

Unsophisticated, simple, thin, sweet without that much flavour.

Drinkable, but not something I would often crave.

My current cellar defender.
by TLW
02:00 Sat 28 Mar 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 230965

Re: Latest buy

12 1994 Taylor
12 1994 Dow
12 1991 Dow
12 1991 Guimarens
6 1996 Vesuvio
6 1995 Vesuvio
by TLW
13:46 Mon 23 Mar 2015
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Port for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2538

Re: Port for sale

Have sent you an e-mail.
by TLW
02:04 Wed 07 Jan 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: General query on maturity in half bottles
Replies: 48
Views: 6446

Re: General query on maturity in half bottles

In which case, what about the maturity of magnums or double magnums? Would these be twice the maturity of a regular bottle? The magnums I have had of older ports have not drank that much differently than regular bottles (next Christmas, by way of experiment, I will give a try at a 77 Graham magnum v...
by TLW
01:01 Tue 16 Dec 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Concerts/Gigs/Shows
Replies: 74
Views: 24806

Re: Concerts/Gigs/Shows

I can heartily recommend Vivaldi's The Four Seasons at St Michael's cathedral in Vienna. It is a very pleasant evening, especially in summer.
by TLW
23:09 Sat 25 Oct 2014
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 12 bottles of 1977 vintage port - advice please!
Replies: 8
Views: 2858

Re: 12 bottles of 1977 vintage port - advice please!

If they have not been sold, I would like to buy them when I am through Edinburgh next month. Let me know by pm at what price you might be interested to sell them.
by TLW
00:35 Fri 24 Oct 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port maturity question
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Port maturity question

Although we tend to follow the guideline that vintage port should be at least 21 years of age, I can only think of two vintages that I thought might be "past it", the 1950 (only had Cockburn) and the 1958 (Warre and Sandeman)- and there seems to be a recent assessment among the members here that eve...
by TLW
23:17 Mon 13 Oct 2014
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 12 bottles of 1977 vintage port - advice please!
Replies: 8
Views: 2858

Re: 12 bottles of 1977 vintage port - advice please!

My daughter lives in Edinburgh, and I might be able to persuade her to buy and hold these for me until I get there next month. Will pm you.
by TLW
12:47 Wed 08 Oct 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 595
Views: 77444

Re: A reason to get up early

Had a wonderful lunar eclipse - a "blood moon" as I understand it is called, over Tokyo tonight. Very impressive.
by TLW
23:24 Tue 30 Sep 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Tappit Hen or Tregnum? - Poll
Replies: 15
Views: 2687

Re: Tappit Hen or Tregnum? - Poll

Goodness. What a diversity of opinion in that poll.
by TLW
04:22 Sat 06 Sep 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 595
Views: 77444

Re: A reason to get up early

Good luck and clear skies to those that will hunt Pitbull.
by TLW
03:06 Thu 21 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Your first vintage port(s)
Replies: 26
Views: 5476

Re: Your first vintage port(s)

A 1985 Dow in 1988. Forgive me. I knew not what I was doing, but I really enjoyed it.

Whilst I certainly had a couple of more in between, a year later, my friends bought a 1966 Graham for my wedding, and I was hooked. The 1966 Graham is still one of my favourites.
by TLW
02:38 Tue 19 Aug 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Alcohol and health
Replies: 338
Views: 86032

Re: Alcohol and health

DRT wrote:I am firmly in camp two. They should all be made to eat bacon rolls.
I am a firm believer in eating vegetarians.
by TLW
01:17 Wed 13 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Taylor 1985 Debate
Replies: 168
Views: 15829

Re: The Taylor 1985 Debate

LGTrotter wrote:Is there an answer as to which vintage, or vintages, are like the 85s? As I said before I can't think of any.
Perhaps it is my imagination, but it seems that before 1977, so many of the vintages were either spectacular or very ordinary.
by TLW
06:54 Sun 03 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Taylor 1985 Debate
Replies: 168
Views: 15829

Re: The Taylor 1985 Debate

Very interesting dialogue on the Fonseca, Graham, and Taylor. Any recent thoughts on the 85 Croft, Dow, Warre, Cockburn, Sandeman? From afar, it appears that a highly objective, completely scientific "Great 1985 Horizontal" experiment is in order - blind, of course (as we shall be by the end of it)....
by TLW
23:03 Wed 16 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587849

Re: One quiz at a time

DRT wrote:
griff wrote:My question is for all the paranoid out there. Where am I while I am typing this question?
In a lead-lined bunker with a tinfoil hat on surrounded by canned goods, bottled water and semi-automatic weapons?
Definitely not. There were no strangers at my family reunion.
by TLW
23:18 Tue 15 Jul 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Alcohol and health
Replies: 338
Views: 86032

Re: Alcohol and health

Glenn E. wrote:I like vegetables. They are what food eats.
Indeed, well-cooked vegetarians can be quite tasty.
by TLW
05:41 Sat 12 Jul 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Good 2004 + 2007 Ports?
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Good 2004 + 2007 Ports?

LGTrotter wrote:But isn't it rather mean of me not to store up treasure for future generations? I salute those magnums of 2011 as a beacon of hope.
Indeed. The 2011 imperials represent the height of altruism for yet to be born grandchildren.
by TLW
00:26 Thu 12 Jun 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Titan
Replies: 32
Views: 2770

Re: Titan

jdaw1 wrote:Some audience statistics.

• The Word Cup: several billion.

• Wiseman Explains Everything: 3.
Make that 4 - at least once, anyway.
by TLW
01:51 Fri 06 Jun 2014
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 587849

Re: One quiz at a time

Hopefully not the dump I will stay in next week.......

Perhaps, The Andaz at 5th and 41st.