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AHB
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Post by AHB » 14:50 Tue 20 May 2008

Simon Lisle wrote:I want to be a Martinez 85, does any of the supermarkets stock Taylors LBV
Tesco certainly does. I think most of the others also do.

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Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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Lady Roots
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Post by Lady Roots » 05:46 Wed 21 May 2008

No problem for me to bring a Cheap Ruby... Cockburn ruby is the only stuff they sell in this country...... But...are you really expecting me to DRINK it as well???? :roll:

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KillerB
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Post by KillerB » 18:58 Wed 21 May 2008

Lady Roots wrote:No problem for me to bring a Cheap Ruby... Cockburn ruby is the only stuff they sell in this country...... But...are you really expecting me to DRINK it as well???? :roll:
LadyR, don't worry, two more posts and you wil be off Cheap Ruby and onto an expensive ruby - Cockburn's Special Reserve.
Port is basically a red drink

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g-man
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Post by g-man » 19:33 Wed 21 May 2008

I can't even find the warre LBV !!

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KillerB
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Post by KillerB » 20:24 Wed 21 May 2008

g-man wrote:I can't even find the warre LBV !!
You should be on Graham's The Tawny by then.
Port is basically a red drink

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benread
Martinez 1985
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Post by benread » 22:28 Wed 21 May 2008

An idea occurs to me! I could have both my current status to hand for the purposes of posting in accordance with the currently proposed rules - AND something of my choice to celebrate!
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Rubby
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Post by Rubby » 22:37 Wed 21 May 2008

I've got a great idea as well.
I'm going to drink that Warre's Warrior, but before I do I'll rinse the decanter with a Graham's VP.
Very thoroughly. :D
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benread
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Post by benread » 22:41 Wed 21 May 2008

How about you rinse the decanter with the Warre's Warrior (and perhaps drink a little) then decant the Graham's and drink that.

Everyones a winner!
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Rubby
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Post by Rubby » 22:45 Wed 21 May 2008

benread wrote:How about you rinse the decanter with the Warre's Warrior (and perhaps drink a little) then decant the Graham's and drink that.

Everyones a winner!
:? I thought the rules were you had to drink the whole Warrior.
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benread
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Post by benread » 22:48 Wed 21 May 2008

I clearly recall the thread discussing the need to properly clean your decanter before pouring the precious liquid in. Of course you cannot help a little wastage in that process! :lol:
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Rubby
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Post by Rubby » 08:22 Thu 22 May 2008

benread wrote:I clearly recall the thread discussing the need to properly clean your decanter before pouring the precious liquid in. Of course you cannot help a little wastage in that process! :lol:
:wink: You got it.
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g-man
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Post by g-man » 17:15 Thu 22 May 2008

KillerB wrote:
g-man wrote:I can't even find the warre LBV !!
You should be on Graham's The Tawny by then.
blah another "British Only" port.

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SushiNorth
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Post by SushiNorth » 18:02 Thu 22 May 2008

g-man wrote:
KillerB wrote:
g-man wrote:I can't even find the warre LBV !!
You should be on Graham's The Tawny by then.
blah another "British Only" port.
Oporto clearly doesn't grasp that we americans don't have a desire to be brits and would like our own low cost quality sunshine. Ok, so this reply is really just to see what port appears on the left. :)
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SushiNorth
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Post by SushiNorth » 18:11 Thu 22 May 2008

SushiNorth wrote:Ok, so this reply is really just to see what port appears on the left. :)
Fonseca LBV eh? Hmm... well i haven't got any.

But if I can rack up 20 posts in the next month (easy) I'll be at Taylor LBV, and THAT I have a lovely '94 of.

Hmm, the 20th is a friday. Could offer some interesting options (though I have to be up real early the next morning...)
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benread
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Post by benread » 18:24 Thu 22 May 2008

Depends how you see the time difference - working in your favour or against you!

In your favour - 10pm means drinking at 5pm New York time and all us Brits will be done by midnight.

Against you - you start at 5pm and drink for 7 hours minimum.

The latter could of course also be construed as in your favour if you do not have an early start!

Debate. :?
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SushiNorth
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Post by SushiNorth » 18:47 Thu 22 May 2008

benread wrote:Depends how you see the time difference - working in your favour or against you!

In your favour - 10pm means drinking at 5pm New York time and all us Brits will be done by midnight.

Against you - you start at 5pm and drink for 7 hours minimum.

The latter could of course also be construed as in your favour if you do not have an early start!

Debate. :?
Well in part I'm wondering if the NYers need to keep it entirely Virtual :) I'll post that question in the offlines :)
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g-man
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Post by g-man » 18:49 Thu 22 May 2008

SushiNorth wrote:
Well in part I'm wondering if the NYers need to keep it entirely Virtual :) I'll post that question in the offlines :)
yea, stop spamming nonsense posts reiterating what you will do later, I'm on to you and your post increase spam!!!

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Post by Conky » 21:58 Thu 22 May 2008

Me thinks this is understandably deteriorating to a more user-friendly 'Drink what you want...but please have a drink' attitude. :)

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SushiNorth
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Post by SushiNorth » 22:16 Thu 22 May 2008

Conky wrote:Me thinks this is understandably deteriorating to a more user-friendly 'Drink what you want...but please have a drink' attitude. :)
Heh, I went back to the TNs on LBV Taylor and they weren't too encouraging... I'd almost welcome an opportunity to drink some of it up!
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Post by AHB » 00:13 Sat 24 May 2008

Don't forget that there's always the opt out - you can ask one of the admins to change your rank temporarily for the tasting. That way you get to drink whatever you want for the birthday party!
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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benread
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Post by benread » 05:57 Sat 24 May 2008

:idea: We could introduce some creativity to this! My train of thought:

1. You have clearly been very active in the last year.
2. Your current ranking goes only to 3000+ posts.
3. A few people are approaching that rank.
4. There is no apparrent contingency for future ranks.

So my proposal:

If you want to request alternative status for 20th June, it must be a completely new rank and port that does not already feature. You are requested to justify that Port as a rank and propose its level as part of the meaningless drivel that evening. I am sure the levels of scrutiny will be sufficiently high!

All subject to the Admin's having final say of course!
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KillerB
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Post by KillerB » 09:56 Sat 24 May 2008

We do have ranks above 3,000 but nobody is anywhere near yet so they have not been shown. Once you get to 3,000 you will be on Vesuvio 1994 and remain on it until the next level. There's no need for a higher level until somebody has reached the top one, yet foresight has given us a contingency.

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RonnieRoots
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Post by RonnieRoots » 10:58 Sat 24 May 2008

I hereby kindly request to be Martinez 1994 for one day on June 20th, thus making it possible to participate in this virtual offline.

I will also help LadyR with her 'cheap ruby' tasting. :roll: :pig:

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benread
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Post by benread » 21:53 Wed 28 May 2008

I have actually found someone who is selling a Fonseca Unfiltered LBV 2000! At least I can qualify if there is no last minute change of heart on status!

(I think I may be Fonseca by then!)
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Post by JacobH » 22:40 Wed 28 May 2008

Hmm…as I’ll probably be on the Warre’s Warrior at that point, I might do a side-step and go for the Graham’s Six-Grapes which I think is pretty much the same thing but with some better reviews!

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