Derek's Going Horizontal - 20th to 24th Jan 2008

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Derek's Going Horizontal - 20th to 24th Jan 2008

Post by DRT » 15:21 Fri 18 Jan 2008

As mentioned previously on this site, my partner (Jo) and I are off for a relaxing holiday in a small cottage by the sea from 20th to 24th January.

As a reward for my better than expected success on the BIG Detox, and also to prepare myself for the forthcoming 1966 Offline on 28th January, I have decided to reward myself with a One-Man-Marathon-Horizontal-Off-line. My plan is to open 5 bottles of 1970 VP (Dalva, Dow, Morgan, Royal Oporto and Warre) and drink each of them over 5 nights.

This is partly just for my own enjoyment but also an experiment to see how these wines develop over an extended period. The results will appear here in due course but not in real time as I will have no internet connection in the cottage.

Splendid. 88)

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Andy Velebil » 17:42 Fri 18 Jan 2008

Derek I hope you and Jo have a great time. Enjoy those wines and watch out for any steep cliffs :wink: Looking forward to hear how it went...with the Ports that is :P

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Placemat

Post by jdaw1 » 18:09 Fri 18 Jan 2008

Placemat. Print five copies.

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Post by DRT » 19:10 Fri 18 Jan 2008

ADV wrote:Enjoy those wines and watch out for any steep cliffs :wink:
Will be trying to stay on safe ground all week :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Placemat

Post by DRT » 19:13 Fri 18 Jan 2008

jdaw1 wrote:Placemat. Print five copies.
Thanks, jdaw.

Fortunately, I only need one 1970 Placemat per night as Jo doesn't drink port :D :D :D :D :D :D - perhaps you could make her one with a single glass ring marked Tesco Portugues Rose 88)

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by DRT » 16:01 Mon 21 Jan 2008

This offline has been aborted due to my inability to drink port yesterday and still having some Fonseca and Dow 85 to get through tonight.

A 2 or 3 bottle mini version may still happen :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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