TPF (The Port Forum) Abbreviations

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TPF (The Port Forum) Abbreviations

Post by KillerB » 15:12 Fri 14 Aug 2009

We are a sad bunch and frequently abbreviate stuff. SC (Stevie Cage) once did an abbreviation thread on WS (Wine Spectator) for his MP (Millennium Post). This is TPF's official abbreviation thread, especially useful to the newbies who could be baffled. I will start with a few, please add in replies, with descriptions, and I will update this post, I may get around to putting links in as well:

ADV - Andrew Dexamenus Velebil (Portacoppin)
AHB - Alexander Horatio Bridgeman (scribe and Vesuvio fanatic)
AP - Axel Probst (Pilot, glass provider and King of WOP)
ARK - Alexander Robert Kilbey (KillerB, AKA bloke with the keys)
BMHR - Benjamin Michael Howard Read (the guy in the inflatable suit)
CYY ”“ Vintage Cockburn’s and year
CrYY ”“ Vintage Croft and year
CSR - Cockburn's Special Reserve (bleuuchh)
DYY - Vintage Dow and year
DM - Decanter Magazine
FYY - Vintage Fonseca and year
DRT - Derek Robert Turnbull (administrator and Munro bounder)
FG - Fonseca Guimaraens (Nectar producer)
FGYY - Vintage Fonseca Guimaraens and year
FrYY - Vintage Ferreira and year
FTLOP - For the Love of Port (The Dark Side) :poltf:
GYY - Vintage Graham's and year
GCYY ”“ Vintage Gould Campbell and year
GEE - Glenn Edward Elliott
JDAW - Julian Daedalus Aloisius Wiseman (administrator and resident pedant)
LBV - Late Bottled Vintage (variable type of Port varying from disappointing to Nectar)
LR - Lady Roots (Dutch Aristocracy with incredible palate)
MM - Michael Mildew (German Representation)
NV - Non Vintage (not necessarily a bad thing)
NYY ”“ Quinta do Noval and year
NNYY ”“ Quinta do Noval Nacional and year
QdC - Quinta do Crasto (beauty spot producing Nectar, run by very nice man)
QdN - Quinta do Noval (beauty spot producing Nectar, run by very nice man)
QdNN - Quinta do Noval Nacional (exceptional Nectar)
QHYY ”“ Vintage Quarles Harris and year
RH - Roy Hersh (Lord of The Dark Side)
RM - Richard Mayson (Bloke what knows a bit about Port)
RR - RonnieRoots (Middle East Representative)
SYY ”“ Sandeman’s and year
SQVP - Single Quinta Vintage Port (Nectar at nice price)
SWYY ”“ Vintage Smith Woodhouse and year
TYY - Vintage Taylor and year
TCP - The Crusting Pipe (London venue that we love)
TFP - Taylor Fladgate Partnership (Producer of many forms of Nectar)
THRA - Thomas Henry Ross Archer AKA Uncle Tom(kindly gentleman with large quantities of Port)
TPF- The Port Forum (Home) :tpf:
VYY ”“ Quinta do Vesuvio and year
VP - Vintage Port (Nectar)
VVV - Taylor Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha
WYY- Vintage Warre and year
WS - Wine Spectator :ws:
WOP - World of Port (AP's Home)
10YOT - Ten Year Old Tawny
20YOT - Twenty Year Old Tawny
30YOT - Thirty Year Old Tawny
40YOT - Forty Year Old Tawny
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Post by benread » 21:43 Fri 14 Aug 2009

BMHR- 3rd generation " X X Howard Read", in my case, XX being Benjamin Michael. In the case of my grandfather, "Keneth Wilson.." and my father "Andrew Kenneth.." My son is "Edward Donal.." and I am "Benjamin Michael.."
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Post by uncle tom » 18:32 Sun 16 Aug 2009

As I neither keep elephants (or eat liver & Chianti..) - nor punish pianos; you might note that the H is a the name of a monarch of which we have had several, but none recently; and the R is one of the few main characters in Macbeth to survive to the end of the play. 88)

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Post by jdaw1 » 08:55 Mon 17 Aug 2009

In a thread entitled [url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2191]Port acronyms[/url], dated Thu 30 Oct 2008, jdaw1 wrote:This thread is to hold port acronyms. But please gather them together in sets, related somehow ideally humorously. Think of it as a game.

I’ll start.
Newbies should also be aware that some of KillerB’s acronyms above are a little light on accuracy.

I propose that these threads be merged into the older, this line then being deleted.

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Post by JacobH » 09:42 Mon 17 Aug 2009

As there's an icon for it, we should add:

WS - Wine Spectator (for those who have not seen the light)
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Post by uncle tom » 15:31 Mon 17 Aug 2009

Not forgetting:

DM - Decanter magazine (for those who wish to be left completely in the dark)

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Post by Glenn E. » 18:00 Mon 17 Aug 2009

I am GEE in the TN lists, the middle E belonging to more than a handful of English kings as well.
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Post by DRT » 21:27 Mon 17 Aug 2009

KillerB wrote: DRT - Derek Robert Turnbull (administrator and Munroe bounder)
Sadly, I never had the pleasure of bounding up the delightful Marylin. However, I have bounded (or was it crawled) up a few Munros.
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Post by KillerB » 11:14 Tue 18 Aug 2009

DRT wrote:
KillerB wrote: DRT - Derek Robert Turnbull (administrator and Munroe bounder)
Sadly, I never had the pleasure of bounding up the delightful Marylin. However, I have bounded (or was it crawled) up a few Munros.
Oops - I knew that spelling, I must have had something else on my mind.
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Post by Michael M. » 12:06 Tue 18 Aug 2009

Not yet RM for Richard Mayson (Dignified High Priest of Port I'd say)?

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Post by KillerB » 14:26 Tue 18 Aug 2009

DRT wrote:
KillerB wrote: DRT - Derek Robert Turnbull (administrator and Munroe bounder)
Sadly, I never had the pleasure of bounding up the delightful Marylin. However, I have bounded (or was it crawled) up a few Munros.
Oh yes, and on the subject of spelling, it is Marilyn Monroe not Marylin Munroe.
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Post by Alex Bridgeman » 09:23 Sun 23 Aug 2009

KillerB wrote:DRT - Derek Robert Turnbull (administrator and Munro bounder)
Shouldn't that be Derek Rabbie Turnbull? Climber of multiple Monros (when the weather is nice)?
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Post by KillerB » 16:54 Thu 27 Aug 2009

Just realised that Ben's middle names are 'Michael Howard' - I always thought that there was something of the night about him.
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Post by Roy Hersh » 06:24 Mon 25 Jan 2010

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Post by KillerB » 12:05 Tue 26 Jan 2010

NOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooo - my father is Nigel Powers, here's proof:

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I've thrown a few more legitimate ones in. Mostly due to seeing the constant use of abbreviations like F85, which we know is Fonseca 1985 but some poor unsuspecting newcomer could be just baffled. I've shown that as Fnn. Please make suggestions for any others like that that we use on a regular basis.
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Post by jdaw1 » 12:38 Tue 26 Jan 2010

I have changed the confusing ‟Frnn” to ‟FrYY”, and likewise for other houses. If so minded you might wish to add NYY and NNYY, as well as CYY, CrYY, SYY, VYY, SWYY, GCYY, and QHYY.

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Post by KillerB » 17:08 Tue 26 Jan 2010

jdaw1 wrote:I have changed the confusing ‟Frnn” to ‟FrYY”, and likewise for other houses. If so minded you might wish to add NYY and NNYY, as well as CYY, CrYY, SYY, VYY, SWYY, GCYY, and QHYY.
Please be careful about using your admin rights to moderate posts in such a way. A suggestion should have been made and I would probably have agreed with you and changed it myself. I don't like the changing the colour so I've changed it back but I've left the YYs as they make sense. I've also put your suggestions in.
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Post by KillerB » 11:00 Wed 27 Jan 2010

Glenn E. wrote:I am GEE in the TN lists, the middle E belonging to more than a handful of English kings as well.
Apparently, this was meant to be Edward rather than Ethelred. How was I supposed to know that? Surname updated as well.
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Post by KillerB » 00:30 Thu 28 Jan 2010

After a mild disagreement over this topic, it seems appropriate to move it to the top and allow admins to update it. It's changed from a whimsical muckabout to something of use. Please feel free to add suggestions and any of us will add at our pleasure. My alter-ego promises not to get too precious about it.

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