A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

What happened?
Post Reply
User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11051
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by AHB » 22:57 Fri 11 Sep 2009

On Friday evening, September 11th 2009, DRT eventually arrived in the 19th Arrondisement of Paris and was greeted by a glass of port presented by JDAW and a carefully arranged computer with a familiar face greeting him via Skype as he walked in the front door.

So far, tasted has been Older, Younger, Sercial Solera 1870 and Lomelino Bual 1869 in Paris and Tesco 1994, Kopke 1994, Fonseca Guimaraens 1988 and Lomelino Bual 1869 (Wokingham).
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19668
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by jdaw1 » 23:10 Fri 11 Sep 2009

‘Older’ being Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo 1997, and ‘younger’ being Quinta do Vale D. Maria 1999.

Yes, this is the answer to the current quiz. First to post wins!

User avatar
DRT
Graham’s 1948
Posts: 14986
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by DRT » 02:34 Sat 12 Sep 2009

This evening's line-up for JDAW and I consisted of:

Quinta do Vale Dona Maria 1999
Quinta do Nova 1997
Graham 1980
Smith Woodhouse Madalena 1988
Bual 1869
Sercial 1870

We decided to keep it light given that I didn't arrive in Paris until around 11pm.

JDAW has now gone to bed, and it's only 03:30. This confirms what we have all been thinking: JDAW is a lightweight! :roll:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11051
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by AHB » 07:46 Sat 12 Sep 2009

I look forward to reading the proper DRT tasting notes on two ports which no-one else on TPF has ever tasted. I'm sure they will appear soon...
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
DRT
Graham’s 1948
Posts: 14986
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by DRT » 12:17 Sat 12 Sep 2009

AHB wrote:I look forward to reading the proper DRT tasting notes on two ports which no-one else on TPF has ever tasted. I'm sure they will appear soon...
One of them is here.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

User avatar
DRT
Graham’s 1948
Posts: 14986
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by DRT » 12:27 Sat 12 Sep 2009

Day 2:

Dow 1960
Croft 1963
Dow 1977

Plus the remains of Graham 80, Madalena 88 and Nova 97. Tayolro 80, Graham and Croft 77 and 4 bottles of 1964 VP are in reserve in case of emergencies.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

User avatar
RonnieRoots
Fonseca 1980
Posts: 1963
Joined: 08:28 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: Middle Earth

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by RonnieRoots » 13:54 Sat 12 Sep 2009

DRT wrote:(...) and 4 bottles of 1964 VP are in reserve in case of emergencies.
Glenn will love you for that! :wink:

Julian, you seem to be doing a good job at catching up for all you've been missing since you live in Paris.

Glenn E.
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3333
Joined: 22:27 Wed 09 Jul 2008
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by Glenn E. » 18:36 Sat 12 Sep 2009

DRT wrote:and 4 bottles of 1964 VP are in reserve in case of emergencies.
:shock: I'm doomed, they'll never make it with those two around!
Glenn Elliott

User avatar
DRT
Graham’s 1948
Posts: 14986
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by DRT » 11:25 Sun 13 Sep 2009

The 1964s are safe. Despite our best attempts we were unable to consume more than 6 bottles between 2 in 12 hours. Pathetic.

We have some Dow, Croft and Graham 77 to keep us amused over lunch today 88)
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19668
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by jdaw1 » 00:03 Mon 14 Sep 2009

Sunday breakfast Derek declined port, having been a mite worse for wear the previous evening.

Glenn E.
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3333
Joined: 22:27 Wed 09 Jul 2008
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by Glenn E. » 05:09 Mon 14 Sep 2009

DRT wrote:Despite our best attempts we were unable to consume more than 6 bottles between 2 in 12 hours.
jdaw1 wrote:Sunday breakfast Derek declined port, having been a mite worse for wear the previous evening.
Apparently the France effect is both dramatic and immediate. Do we need to send in a rescue team?
Glenn Elliott

Andy Velebil
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2446
Joined: 22:16 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Los Angeles, Ca USA
Contact:

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by Andy Velebil » 16:53 Mon 14 Sep 2009

So is there any Vintage Port left in France, or did you guys drink the nations supply already :?:

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19668
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by jdaw1 » 21:04 Mon 14 Sep 2009

A bottle of Taylor 1980, one of Graham 1980 that I forgot to mention to Derek, these two being the entire battalion assigned to the defence of Glenn’s cellar of 1964s (all four of them).

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19668
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by jdaw1 » 23:51 Mon 14 Sep 2009

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=29396#p29396]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:In Paris last weekend DRT and I discussed two new ideas.
  • The first was a single-shipper single-year bottler comparison, now being discussed in Comparing the bottlers.
  • The second was the problem of ink-jet printers, the ink smudging if wetted even slightly. Derek suggested printing to the ‘underside of’ acetate, therefore in reverse. Controls (especially MirrorPagesNonDecanterLabelGlasses) have been added to the software, producing output as in this example. Comment welcomed.

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11051
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by AHB » 08:12 Tue 15 Sep 2009

jdaw1 wrote:The second was the problem of ink-jet printers, the ink smudging if wetted even slightly.
For which my suggestion (used in practice) was simply to spray the ink-jet printed pages with an artist's fixer. Such sprays are commonly used to prevent watercolour and pastels from smudging or running when made wet. Commonly available in shops which supply artist's materials.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

Glenn E.
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3333
Joined: 22:27 Wed 09 Jul 2008
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by Glenn E. » 16:59 Tue 15 Sep 2009

AHB wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:The second was the problem of ink-jet printers, the ink smudging if wetted even slightly.
For which my suggestion (used in practice) was simply to spray the ink-jet printed pages with an artist's fixer. Such sprays are commonly used to prevent watercolour and pastels from smudging or running when made wet. Commonly available in shops which supply artist's materials.
One would think that the simplest and most desirable solution would be to not spill the Port on the placemats in the first place. :wink:
Glenn Elliott

User avatar
RonnieRoots
Fonseca 1980
Posts: 1963
Joined: 08:28 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: Middle Earth

Re: A Virtual Offline in Paris & Wokingham

Post by RonnieRoots » 17:55 Tue 15 Sep 2009

Glenn E. wrote:
AHB wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:The second was the problem of ink-jet printers, the ink smudging if wetted even slightly.
For which my suggestion (used in practice) was simply to spray the ink-jet printed pages with an artist's fixer. Such sprays are commonly used to prevent watercolour and pastels from smudging or running when made wet. Commonly available in shops which supply artist's materials.
One would think that the simplest and most desirable solution would be to not spill the Port on the placemats in the first place. :wink:
Or make the placemats in the same checkered pattern as your shirt, so you don't notice the stains.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest