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by DaveRL
15:16 Tue 27 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 78
Views: 3806

Re: 1994 Tesco

What does the cork look like? Is it possible to tell whether it has been in the bottle for 20 years or only a few. It is odd to find a spare cork. I suppose it is possible that when recorking for Tesco the cork was accidentally pushed in.
by DaveRL
12:40 Tue 27 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 154473

Re: Latest buy

Half a case of 77 Quarles Harris. Jancis rates it. :D A very good choice. It was good at the 77 horizontal in December. I very nearly gave it a point, but thought the Taylor edged it on potential which was perhaps unfair to the QH. Probably label bias. I have also just acquired some Quarles Harris ...
by DaveRL
12:22 Tue 27 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 78
Views: 3806

Re: 1994 Tesco

LGTrotter wrote:
01:21 Tue 27 Feb 2018
Blimey. Having shone a torch down the neck and shaken it a bit the name on the cork is very clear; Warre, vintage 1994.
That is both very surprising and excellent news. Good find, well done. Tesco 94 can't really be W94 though, can it? I wonder what the Tesco 97 is.
by DaveRL
14:38 Mon 26 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 16467

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

I'm also happy with the NN inclusion either way.
by DaveRL
18:42 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018, at the B&F: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 15
Views: 2551

Re: RE: Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018, at the B&F: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Andy Velebil wrote:Probably a stupid question, but being as I'm from this side of the pond and I don't know I'll ask. Who's in the picture above the fireplace?
I have no idea. If no one else knows I guess we'll have to look now :)
by DaveRL
16:12 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018, at the B&F: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 15
Views: 2551

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018, at the B&F: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

A very good evening indeed. Thank you. Fine steaks and an excellent line up that lived up to its promise. I agree that the 70s could have been decanted earlier as they got better as the night wore on. F66 head and shoulders above the rest for me, fantastic bottle. I also liked the Warre 70 but nobod...
by DaveRL
13:23 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 16467

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Yes please, but I would need to adopt.
by DaveRL
20:43 Sat 10 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 8397

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

The placemats look very good indeed, and an excellent line up. Combined with the feast of steak, really looking forward to this one.
by DaveRL
13:16 Wed 31 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 8397

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Starter: Oak smoked salmon with beetroot, orange and horseradish
Main: 350g bone in rib-eye (rare) with thin fries. Rib-eye from menu if not possible to get this.
Side: Green beans

Thanks, and thank you Alex and Irayna for the extended options.

Warre 1970
by DaveRL
13:16 Wed 24 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 8397

Re: Tue 13 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

Fabulous. I also would be honoured to attend. Congratulations Wolfgang. After an appropriate nudge (apologies for failing to read the post in sufficient detail), I would also like to join several current subjects of Her Majesty in having the great pleasure of inviting Herr Wolfgang Starz to a Port ...
by DaveRL
15:35 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: We need some tastings in the diary
Replies: 25
Views: 3209

Re: We need some tastings in the diary

jdaw1 wrote:
00:37 Wed 10 Jan 2018
DRT wrote:
23:15 Tue 09 Jan 2018
The other knee will hopefully be done within the next four weeks and by spring I could be ready to enter Strictly Come Dancing.
Labour MPs only.
Alas, Anne Widdecombe, although I think she wasn't an MP at the time.
by DaveRL
15:15 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 8397

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

Yes please, confirm new date is still ok for me. Thanks.
by DaveRL
23:03 Sat 13 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 8397

Re: Tue 13 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

Fabulous. I also would be honoured to attend. Congratulations Wolfgang.
by DaveRL
12:59 Fri 12 Jan 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cavendish vintage 1949 vin de liqueur
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Cavendish vintage 1949 vin de liqueur

An excellent solution. I do hope you enjoy it.
by DaveRL
16:08 Thu 11 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: We need some tastings in the diary
Replies: 25
Views: 3209

Re: We need some tastings in the diary

Excellent plan. Good thinking.
by DaveRL
09:35 Wed 10 Jan 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Porto Colheita 1968 - Envelhecido em Casco - OOPS!
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: Porto Colheita 1968 - Envelhecido em Casco - OOPS!

Susan, sorry for the less than ideal news. Colheita is tawny port from a single year, aged in a wooden barrel and then at some point bottled. The longer the ageing in barrel the better for sale price, as this increases complexity and depth of flavour. 11 years before bottling is rather short. It wou...
by DaveRL
13:20 Tue 09 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Martinez
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: 1970 Martinez

A little volatile sharpness on the nose, but palate rich and fruity. Second tier in this company, but good.
by DaveRL
21:10 Wed 03 Jan 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 02 Jan 2018, B&F, A Non-Ideal Tasting
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Tue 02 Jan 2018, B&F, A Non-Ideal Tasting

An excellent evening, thank you. I was again beaten by the monkey. Must do better next time. :D
by DaveRL
17:21 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 13968

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Does anyone have a bottle of Cockburn Pink LBV? LBV is not allowed. Have we access to any NV? :D The plan is for a tasting as splendid as that for E2>V . Understood. Consider me reprimanded. I will try my best to deliver on theme. In any case, Pink Cockburn isn't listed on their website, surely it ...
by DaveRL
17:06 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Alcohol and health
Replies: 336
Views: 59035

Re: Alcohol and health

Santa should take plenty of sample bottles with him, then the accumulated sherry could last him all year.
by DaveRL
11:10 Fri 22 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 54
Views: 5690

Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

Starter: Smoked Salmon
Main: Steak, rare
Side: Green beans with shallots

(All to be Gluten Free please)

Assuming this fits with the new menu, which doesn't seem to be on the website yet. Thanks.
by DaveRL
11:05 Fri 22 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 54
Views: 5690

Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

jdaw1 wrote:
22:23 Mon 18 Dec 2017
Blind or sighted?
I dont mind. I'm rubbish at blind, so one could say I need practice, but losing to the monkey hurts.
by DaveRL
11:30 Tue 19 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 13968

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

DRT wrote:
00:15 Tue 19 Dec 2017
Does anyone have a bottle of Cockburn Pink LBV?
LBV is not allowed. Have we access to any NV? :D
by DaveRL
21:40 Mon 18 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 13968

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Given the Groom's reputation as a bit of a lad (reformed now I am sure), I wonder if he is familiar with Cockburn.