One quiz at a time

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by LGTrotter » 00:14 Tue 12 Jan 2016

Surely they can put you up somewhere better than the Brussels cemetery?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by djewesbury » 00:15 Tue 12 Jan 2016

Nice try. And effortlessly, charmingly humorous as always. But wrong.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 01:10 Tue 12 Jan 2016

The Metropole?
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Post by djewesbury » 08:31 Tue 12 Jan 2016

No
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 10:01 Tue 12 Jan 2016

Not even half a mark for my working out?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 17:17 Tue 12 Jan 2016

Am I allowed to answer?
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Post by djewesbury » 17:59 Tue 12 Jan 2016

DRT wrote:Not even half a mark for my working out?
No
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Post by djewesbury » 17:59 Tue 12 Jan 2016

AHB wrote:Am I allowed to answer?
Yes
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 19:20 Tue 12 Jan 2016

djewesbury wrote:
AHB wrote:Am I allowed to answer?
Yes
Ole Granddady's house was a Dominican Abbey which got messed about a bit until he moved into it in the early 1800s when he was exiled from France by the Bourbon Kings. Although strictly speaking he was offered a full pardon by Louis XVIII but chose to go into exile in Brussels instead of staying in Paris. Now his house is the Carlton Hotel, the Brussels Dominican or something; very swanky. If you get the chance to take a look inside the Jacques-Louis David suite it's well worth a peep.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by LGTrotter » 21:40 Tue 12 Jan 2016

According to the history he 'exiled himself'. Or 'ran away' as we say in these parts. He was then invited back to be a court painter, but turned it down on account of finding the suite with sunken bath and hot and cold running courtesans more appealing. This must be the first example of 'sexing up a dossier' 200 years after the event. Rather like Chilcot.

With apologies to Alex's antecedents, only messin.

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Post by djewesbury » 22:15 Tue 12 Jan 2016

Yes. Alex's turn. Rather nice here in The Dominican. But not looking forward to the day-long meeting tomorrow in which 6 people try to finish filling in a European Commission funding application for €5m.

Note to self: don't get taxis from the airport in future.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 22:52 Tue 12 Jan 2016

LGTrotter wrote:According to the history he 'exiled himself'. Or 'ran away' as we say in these parts. He was then invited back to be a court painter, but turned it down on account of finding the suite with sunken bath and hot and cold running courtesans more appealing. This must be the first example of 'sexing up a dossier' 200 years after the event. Rather like Chilcot.

With apologies to Alex's antecedents, only messin.
I would run away too if I'd signed the King's death warrant only to see another King come back a few years later. There is a time to recognise that pushing water uphill is a pointless exercise.

And are you suggesting that I'm illegitimate? Born from a liaison with a hot or cold running courtesan? The amusing thing is (if I remember correctly) when he was in Brussels he was back with his ex-wife from his days in Paris.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 22:53 Tue 12 Jan 2016

My quiz question: which port will I drink next? I won't know the answer until tomorrow, so guess away...
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 00:47 Wed 13 Jan 2016

The same one as me?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 01:48 Thu 14 Jan 2016

OK. It's time for a serious guess.

Was it a bottle of Fonseca 1977 that was much better than the second one we ordered, which was also lovely but didn't knock our socks off, or was it the youngest-tasting but lovely Taylor 1985 that any of the three of us had encountered?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by LGTrotter » 03:08 Thu 14 Jan 2016

Cockburn '85. Not well regarded but you have a few to spare. Drink up!

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by TLW » 06:54 Thu 14 Jan 2016

Vesuvio 1991. Now coming into its 25th year

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 21:49 Thu 14 Jan 2016

Unfortunately DRT won, with uncanny prophetic powers. It was, indeed, the same as he drank and it was a bottle of Fonseca 1977.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 20:11 Fri 08 Jul 2016

Things are too quiet so I'm asking a question. My question is "What Port am I about to open?"
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 20:17 Fri 08 Jul 2016

Warre 1977. Obviously.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 20:42 Fri 08 Jul 2016

jdaw1 wrote:Warre 1977. Obviously.
Neither Warre nor 1977.

It's now in a decanter and looking rather good.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 21:19 Fri 08 Jul 2016

AHB wrote:Neither Warre nor 1977.
You sure? Third umpire please.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by PhilW » 21:24 Fri 08 Jul 2016

Gould Campbell 1960?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 23:17 Fri 08 Jul 2016

PhilW wrote:Gould Campbell 1960?
Nonsense. Cockburn 1967. What else could it be?

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 23:26 Fri 08 Jul 2016

Not Gould Campbell, not Cockburn; not 1960, not 1967. It is a mainstream shipper and a recognised vintage.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
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