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by djewesbury
15:45 Sat 17 Dec 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: A little Belfast festivity
Replies: 4
Views: 3443

A little Belfast festivity

JustinK visited Belfast last night and we opened a modest selection of bottles. No tasting notes were written but we enjoyed all the wines: Dow 63, the lowest-ullaged bottle from a recently acquired small stash, in surprisingly good shape, I remember fine spirit and pepperiness, a little tannin.. Co...
by djewesbury
20:36 Wed 30 Nov 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017
Replies: 113
Views: 35637

Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

flash_uk wrote:I was even thinking maybe add a regular 75cl of each just to complete the experiment. Perhaps that would be too much port...
Not at all. It's been ages since I've seen you fall asleep in the Boot and Flogger.
by djewesbury
13:57 Mon 28 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-based beverages
Replies: 14
Views: 5888

Re: Port-based beverages

I posted to say I couldn't go. Weeks back. It must be those pesky admins, randomly deleting posts again. I blame all that cheeky Vimto consumed while administrating. Damn censorship; I bet that I won't even be allowed to say Or maybe it was the fact that I attempted posting it while I was drinking ...
by djewesbury
12:52 Mon 28 Nov 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline
Replies: 38
Views: 19127

Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Sorry, I did attempt to post a few weeks ago that I couldn't make this - clashes with the last day of teaching unfortunately.
by djewesbury
12:46 Mon 28 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-based beverages
Replies: 14
Views: 5888

Re: Port-based beverages

Can I just declare that the clear winner of the poll, with a massive 9% of votes, is 'In bed, at any time'.

That's democracy, people.
by djewesbury
12:44 Mon 28 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-based beverages
Replies: 14
Views: 5888

Re: Port-based beverages

and I'm not even going to the Xmas tasting. You are currently still confirmed for a place at the Xmas tasting, so if you are able to attend then you could still make another TPF tasting this year. If you are no longer able however, please confirm in that thread. I posted to say I couldn't go. Weeks...
by djewesbury
09:15 Sat 26 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-based beverages
Replies: 14
Views: 5888

Re: Port-based beverages

benread wrote:Will you be at Lord's at all next Summer Daniel? I hear tell it may be rather less accessible than it currently is.
Why's that…? I do hope to be…
by djewesbury
00:36 Sat 26 Nov 2016
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: What time is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 6857

Re: What time is it?

You mean.. I have to take back control..?
by djewesbury
18:51 Fri 25 Nov 2016
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: What time is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 6857

What time is it?

I know we're all ardent Remainers here - could this be why the Port Forum is an hour ahead of GMT? Are we using Central European Time? Was this decision taken in my absence? If so, well done.
by djewesbury
15:20 Fri 25 Nov 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017
Replies: 113
Views: 35637

Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Feb 17

Subject to other commitments, I am interested. I have only a W77 Mag (apart from the Ck77 that I don't think I want to open yet) and getting it from Belfast might not be the easiest so happy to adopt / contribute.
by djewesbury
14:41 Fri 25 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port-based beverages
Replies: 14
Views: 5888

Port-based beverages

Hello everyone, Yes, yes, I know, it's been too long, and I've missed too much, I didn't organise the Gould Campbell tasting that I said I would organise a whole year ago, I've only been to one tasting this year, and I'm not even going to the Xmas tasting. But after a ridiculously busy (but very rew...
by djewesbury
22:54 Sun 10 Jul 2016
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Euro 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 5727

Re: Euro 2016

That looked extremely dull for quite a while. Thank God that, in a game between claret and port, the fortified wine won.
by djewesbury
15:05 Mon 13 Jun 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline
Replies: 38
Views: 19127

Re: Thu 15 December 2016 - The TPF Xmas Offline

Goodness the forum is slow today..

Anyway, consider me confirmed please.

See some of you on Wednesday.
by djewesbury
20:18 Mon 30 May 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting
Replies: 88
Views: 51693

Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Smoked salmon

Black and blue sirloin. Chips, no tomato.

Ta.
by djewesbury
09:25 Mon 16 May 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting
Replies: 88
Views: 51693

Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Gentlemen, Rumours of my demise are much exaggerated, though please continue to speculate whether this is really me or just a stooge of British intelligence who has been detailed to impersonate me, having first disposed of me. I have booked my flight. Alex, I'll send you £90. Over and out. Excellen...
by djewesbury
20:40 Sun 15 May 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting
Replies: 88
Views: 51693

Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

Gentlemen,

Rumours of my demise are much exaggerated, though please continue to speculate whether this is really me or just a stooge of British intelligence who has been detailed to impersonate me, having first disposed of me.

I have booked my flight. Alex, I'll send you £90.

Over and out.
by djewesbury
16:15 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham
Replies: 15
Views: 9108

Re: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham

Since there were a variety of complaints about how Jeff did not show up, I will give him another chance, or perhaps give you another chance to meet him if he shows up. We will be having a massive wine gathering the weekend of Memorial Day including Sunday May 29 in my back yard. It will be a wine f...
by djewesbury
14:50 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham
Replies: 15
Views: 9108

Re: Friday 01 April 2016, Lupulo NYC, Graham

ah good to know thanks! Thank you, Jeff! Next time we have to make sure you're able to participate. It's two tastings in a row that you weren't able to make and to which you contributed great wine. Your 2009 Vale do Meão was great. Still young but not crazy fruity. It was the perfect match for the ...
by djewesbury
14:47 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 2064

Re: 1985 Graham

I failed to take a note. Apologies.
by djewesbury
14:46 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 1723

Re: 1983 Graham

I think this had about 6 hours if I'm right but it may have been longer - Miguel can correct me when he's back online. I thought, having had very poor experiences with top of the range 83s, that this was VERY good for an 83! It was a little sweaty in the nose perhaps, without being stewy; it was cit...
by djewesbury
14:43 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Re: 1977 Graham

This was a little madeira-ish in the nose: not extractive, but with the beautiful warm wood tones, and with apricots. I found it slightly flat in the mouth, it was very soft and smooth and I think had a late touch of bitterness. Good port, not very good.
by djewesbury
14:42 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 1945

Re: 1970 Graham

Lovely and warm in the nose. VERY SOFT in the mouth, not very much structure or acid, but great velvety fruit, rich and agreeable. Simple? Perhaps.
by djewesbury
14:41 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 1957

Re: 1963 Graham

Honeyish in the nose. I sensed some flatness and asked if anyone thought it was corked. Nobody did. As my guest Mark, an audio expert, put it very cannily, this lacked mid-range. I thought this was a brilliant description: the bass was there, with the dense body one would expect, and the high top no...