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by djewesbury
14:38 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 1798

Re: 1955 Graham

This was a very good bottle. I noted cedar and tobacco in the nose which were very agreeable. It was still a little taut in the mouth as Jay says, but I don't think that it really has that far to go. Bottles from the same batch were tasted here (at which Johnny Symington thought, "disappointing") an...
by djewesbury
14:33 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Handwriting questions
Replies: 258
Views: 33583

Re: Handwriting questions

Tried. The way I worked this out was to look at the individual letters. First we see a capital T. This is followed by a small r. The next three letters are i, e and d. I put these all together, making sure to keep them in the right order, and the word they spelled out was Tried. Tried. Glad to be he...
by djewesbury
19:10 Sat 02 Apr 2016
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Linguistic peeves
Replies: 5
Views: 3149

Re: Linguistic peeves

'Ourselves' for 'us'.
'Yourself' for 'you'.
'Myself' for 'me'.

For example, "Please give ourselves a call if your car still isn't working."

Save our pronouns.
by djewesbury
17:33 Sat 02 Apr 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 29091

Re: April 2017 - 55@55 again?

I'm interested. I think I drunk my last 55 last night. That can be remedied somehow, most obviously with reference to Tom's last post.
by djewesbury
02:31 Thu 31 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

Mark is confirmed.
by djewesbury
01:52 Thu 31 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

Will report back with confirmed status of my guest as soon as I can (hi from Ithaca by the way!)

I suggest we divide the total food bill by the total number of actual attendees.. And that Chris not be liable. It's a small hit. If this isn't feasible, no problem!
by djewesbury
01:46 Thu 31 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

J a y H a c k wrote:
J a y H a c k wrote:OK experts. How would you like me to decant the 1985. I can do it at any time during the day into a stoppered decanter and bring it either in the decanter or pour back into the bottle after cleaning out the crud.
Come on guys. I need some help here!
See above for my thoughts!
by djewesbury
22:11 Wed 30 Mar 2016
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2070
Views: 317120

Re: Apostrophe crimes

Style guides and books of usage are generally clear on this point. A dozen (eggs, or bottles) is a singular unit; the collective noun takes the verb, not the individual items. If a dozen people are meeting you for a port tasting, they are plural; I think this is to with the non-identical nature of t...
by djewesbury
22:01 Wed 30 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

Ok chaps, I'm afraid I am going to have to bow out. I will read the notes with interest! Enjoy Damn. That sucks. Shame to miss you Chris. Where does this leave us? How many people and how many bottles? My guest is not confirmed - as I said I've invited him but don't know his thoughts yet, I'm out o...
by djewesbury
03:06 Mon 28 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

Rather than run into glassware issues, I would drink one and empty the glass...
by djewesbury
19:15 Sun 27 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

My 55 and 63 came to about $200 together.

I will ask my friend Mark if he wants to join; but do we have a bottle shortage??
by djewesbury
14:55 Fri 25 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

- Chris Doty (60, 66 - Daniel is bringing a 63) My 66 is in storage, it turns out. I have 60 and 63 (and 70, 85, etc), but no 66 to hand, I'm afraid. I may be visiting storage before the event, and if so will update you, but at the moment it is unavailable. Looking forward to it! Have we arranged p...
by djewesbury
19:35 Wed 23 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

jdaw1 wrote:Placemats updated. Please check carefully.
Thank you. Seems correct to my eye.
by djewesbury
19:12 Wed 23 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

Thanks again Miguel!
by djewesbury
15:35 Wed 23 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

Thanks Miguel, shaping up nicely.

Placemat King, can you update as per above?
by djewesbury
12:11 Wed 23 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

I should have said - the supply of bottles here is very heavily weighted to two people, Chris and Miguel. I can bring a 63 in addition to my 55, which evens things out; Chris, you can keep your 63 back in that case. Perhaps I'll just pack the 63 anyway, in case this message isn't read / replied to b...
by djewesbury
12:05 Wed 23 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

The Players' Club told me this: Our Kintsler Room is available on Friday, April 1st. · Room Charge $1,200.00 · 2 X Server @ $35 per hour (minimum 4 hours) · Menu attached. This works out at over $100 each before we've eaten or drunk anything! I travel to New York tomorrow morning. At this point I'm ...
by djewesbury
14:34 Mon 21 Mar 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta Sant'Ana
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

Re: Quinta Sant'Ana

Am I way off in believing that this belonged to Kopke / Sogevinus at some point?
by djewesbury
01:20 Mon 21 Mar 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Taylor
Replies: 0
Views: 1184

1963 Taylor

Lightest of a bunch bought at Adam's in Dublin (if you want to argue about the apostrophisation of that, go ahead and make my day). Irish bottling in brown glass. Opened at my townhouse in the company of DRT. To begin with, popped and poured, this was hard and woody and very blocky. It was extremely...
by djewesbury
01:13 Mon 21 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting
Replies: 88
Views: 44314

Re: Wed 15 June - the Fonseca 1963 Case Tasting

I would be interested, potentially even curious.
by djewesbury
14:37 Sun 20 Mar 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cork reluctance
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: Cork reluctance

jdaw1 wrote:Note to self: Cá85 should be tonged.
BUT: I've never had any difficulty with it.
by djewesbury
22:31 Wed 16 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

Placemats updated to include Lupulo , and assuming bottles as: 1955 Daniel J.; 1960 1963 1966 Chris D.; 1970 1977 1983 1994 Miguel S.; 1985 Jay H. That is surely wrong, and can be changed as this thread updates. I'm still corresponding with the Players' Club [the apostrophe is moot - they don't use...
by djewesbury
13:42 Sun 13 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

I am a reciprocal member of the Players' Club and the Down Town Association and I've enquired of both of these whether it's possible for reciprocal members to book private rooms, and if so, what the terms might be.

Will advise what reply I receive.
by djewesbury
13:36 Sun 13 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 33195

Re: New York again, Easter

@jdaw1, thanks much for your placemats and for finding out / knowing first names etc. Very much appreciated. Do we have any further advance on a venue? If Graham is the theme I have 85 or 94, but I also have a 55 which is the last of a small batch that have drunk wonderfully in the last couple of ye...