1970 Dow

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DRT
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1970 Dow

Post by DRT » 00:52 Sun 08 Feb 2009

Today I received confirmation that I am officially divorced. So something nice that starts with a D seemed appropriate.

Divorced +2 hours
Slightly spirity nose with strawberry jam beneath. Thick and chewy in the mouth. Violets and dark chocolate and a huge amount of dryness in the entry and mid-palate. The finish is long, warming and sweet on the cheeks and tongue but dry on the roof of the mouth. Very nice.

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Re: 1970 D(ivorce)ow

Post by AHB » 00:57 Sun 08 Feb 2009

My heartfelt congratulations - it must be a real relief to finally have managed to achieve something that you have been trying to complete for so long. I am so pleased for you that the Dow '70 is showing well.

Oh yes, and well done on that divorce thingy.
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Re: 1970 D(ivorce)ow

Post by jdaw1 » 12:34 Sun 08 Feb 2009

I question the wisdom of your saying these things in this public forum, but congratulations nonetheless.

Also, I think it bad public policy for people to celebrate marriage with Messias and divorce with Dow. It would create bad incentives.

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Re: 1970 D(ivorce)ow

Post by DRT » 13:20 Sun 08 Feb 2009

jdaw1 wrote:I question the wisdom of your saying these things in this public forum
I accept the words of caution and have amended the thread title to reduce publicity.
jdaw1 wrote:Also, I think it bad public policy for people to celebrate marriage with Messias and divorce with Dow. It would create bad incentives.
Perhaps Magnum of Fonseca rather than Messias?
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Re: 1970 D(ivorce)ow

Post by Glenn E. » 19:34 Sun 08 Feb 2009

jdaw1 wrote:Also, I think it bad public policy for people to celebrate marriage with Messias and divorce with Dow. It would create bad incentives.
Ah, but you must celebrate with Martinez, Messias, Moreira, and Morgan.

No wait, still doesn't work. That means you'd be divorcing with Dalva, Delaforce, and Dow. That 1952 Golden White Colheita would definitely be a bad incentive!
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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by JacobH » 21:12 Sun 08 Feb 2009

I think the problem is overstated: consumption of Messias implies the prior consumption of a vast amount of something else which is alcoholicⁱ. To celebrate a wedding this will include at least one VP of note. The incentive is to drink enough of that so that the Messias becomes an attractive proposition!

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Anyway, congratulations :)
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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by RonnieRoots » 08:31 Mon 09 Feb 2009

Congratulations on this Derek. Obviously an important and relieving moment for you, and a beautiful port to open for the occasion.

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by Axel P » 22:51 Thu 12 Feb 2009

... and it makes the Jan 30th tasting somewhat complete, because that Dow was a pity.

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Re: 1970 D(ivorce)ow

Post by jdaw1 » 12:00 Thu 13 Nov 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Also, I think it bad public policy for people to celebrate marriage with Messias and divorce with Dow. It would create bad incentives.
The BBC reports on worse.

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