Port in movies, dramas and tv series

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Port in movies, dramas and tv series

Post by WS1 » 18:29 Thu 23 Feb 2017

Sadly in current days port is no longer present in movies etc.. Hence I set up this thread on the :tpf: to collect the evidence when port was part of movies etc. We may be able to recycle this information if we have enough references e.g. do a tasting. To make a proper start here the first reference of port in a TV series in this thread:

TV series The Saint, S6 Ep5, Taylor 1912

I just loved when Simon Templar recogniced Taylor 12 as one of his favourites after having been poured a glass by Jonathan Roper probably from a Magnum decanter 88)

Good old days or as Simon Templar put it "Uncommonly civilised......"

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Post by LGTrotter » 23:51 Thu 23 Feb 2017

An excellent thread. I shall have a think about this. Coincidentally I watched 'Babette's Feast' last night which prompted me to buy some Clos de Vougeot when I first saw it years ago. As did Jeanette Winterson, I understand.

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Post by SushiNorth » 05:17 Fri 24 Feb 2017

LGTrotter wrote:
23:51 Thu 23 Feb 2017
An excellent thread. I shall have a think about this. Coincidentally I watched 'Babette's Feast' last night which prompted me to buy some Clos de Vougeot when I first saw it years ago. As did Jeanette Winterson, I understand.
I actually thought there was some Port in babette's feast, no? Been so long since i've seen it.
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Post by DRT » 07:10 Fri 24 Feb 2017

Port and lemon?
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Post by PhilW » 09:19 Fri 24 Feb 2017

From a post in another thread last week:
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Having just watched the film "Remains of the day", I noted the butler removed a bottle of Dow 1913 from the cellar. Fortunately I was able to check in "Port Vintages" to confirm that no such vintage appears to exist. Does anyone know whether the bottle is mentioned in the original book?

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Post by LGTrotter » 21:31 Fri 03 Mar 2017

For those of you who have access to the BBC iplayer there is an adaptation of the Montague Egg story about the Dow '08. Read by Nigel Planar (Planer? Planar? Who knows, but Neil is who I mean). I would post a link but I am too frail. If you type 'Dorothy L Sayers' into it, you should find it.

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Post by LGTrotter » 22:06 Fri 03 Mar 2017

Oh here you go, a link

I was thinking that the undergraduate in the first story complained of having his Cockburn 04 drunk by the rowing club. Published in 1933 that would make it just about thirty, an 85 in todays money.

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Post by DRT » 09:50 Sat 04 Mar 2017

LGTrotter wrote:
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an 85 in todays money.
Oops!
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Post by AHB » 23:26 Sat 04 Mar 2017

LGTrotter wrote:
21:31 Fri 03 Mar 2017
For those of you who have access to the BBC iplayer there is an adaptation of the Montague Egg story about the Dow '08. Read by Nigel Planar (Planer? Planar? Who knows, but Neil is who I mean). I would post a link but I am too frail. If you type 'Dorothy L Sayers' into it, you should find it.
I spotted that in the paper this week. I think I'll download it tonight and listen to it either when drifting off to sleep or - more likely - listen to 95% of it during the day tomorrow when waxing our new bannister, handrail and finials.
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Post by AHB » 19:52 Wed 17 Jul 2019

In the 1946 film, Send for Paul Temple, 1 hour and 10 minutes into the film the criminal gang about to be apprehended by Paul Temple and the police are meeting in an abandoned pub called the First Penguin. On the table is a bottle of Port. The quality of the film is too poor to be able to read the label, but it is a diamond shaped label which reminds me of the old Ferreira labels or perhaps it could be a bottle of Dixon’s Double Diamond.
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Post by TLW » 01:18 Thu 18 Jul 2019

"The Abbey Grange". In the 1986 Granada television production, Sherlock Holmes notices that one of three glasses of port had much more sediment than the other two, leading him to believe that the story he had been told about the chain of events was untrue.

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