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by jdaw1
22:32 Sun 26 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

Should we ask somebody such as Glenn to act as co-ordinator? That is, we reveal possibilities to him; he selects from those possibilities to prevent too many overlaps (not necessarily preventing all) and to further such mischief as he thinks would be most amusing. Glenn, by WhatsApp: I'm happy to s...
by jdaw1
19:21 Sun 26 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

- Okay I've just read your blinding techniques, so something of that ilk will be required. Explanation of the blinding technique used for the 1958 horizontal (June 2014). Taking the San Pelligrino bottles as an example, I think it would be best if everyone decanted in the same method. I've found re...
by jdaw1
18:28 Sun 26 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

85 x 2 I can provide one or two ’70s and a few ’85s. Are there any rules about which shippers may or may not be brought? Cliff providing all the Taylors , so presumably non-Cliff people must bring non-Taylors. Are there other constraints? Should we ask somebody such as Glenn to act as co-ordinator?...
by jdaw1
15:10 Sun 26 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 84
Views: 6174

Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

There will be fourteen of us, likely all full-capacity drinkers, and 14 × 1¼ = 17½. Table space limits us to 1×A3 + 1×A4, so to about 15 + 6 = 21 glasses. Would it be wrong to have between 18 and 20? Table space is a genuine constraint. It is more efficient if printing onto trimmed /A2 (e.g., Vesuv...
by jdaw1
09:25 Sun 26 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 84
Views: 6174

Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

cem wrote: 23:16 Sat 25 May 2024Anyhow I will also bring a Mag of GC77 stored in the UK so this tasting's reputation is not irreparably harmed.
GC77 in magnum has an excellent reputation. In single, not so much. I have both, and am willing to bring.
by jdaw1
09:22 Sun 26 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

Great theme. Yes please. I’ll bring a ’70, and something else to be decided.
by jdaw1
23:12 Wed 22 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 84
Views: 6174

Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

Yes and ‘M’ is on the bottle list but not the placemats as far as I can see. Possibly because we don't know what 'M' is? It might be Morgan (Mg), Martinez (Mz), Martha (Mt), Mackenzie (Mk), Messias (Ms) or possibly something else; Martin? Are you hypothesising Mackenzie 1977 and Martinez 1977 befor...
by jdaw1
22:58 Wed 22 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks
Replies: 101
Views: 97025

Re: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks

I am bringing two extra people, Rachel M. and Kyleigh L., met recently (as in, four hours ago) at a Spanish tasting.

Who is to print the placemats?
by jdaw1
22:48 Tue 21 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks
Replies: 101
Views: 97025

Re: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks

I have a maybe. I might have second maybe.
by jdaw1
23:35 Mon 20 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 84
Views: 6174

Re: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024

G77 found and standing.

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by jdaw1
21:37 Sun 19 May 2024
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port brand abbreviations
Replies: 352
Views: 294715

Re: Port brand abbreviations

Given these agreements, and other silence, all added to the first post.
by jdaw1
21:37 Sun 19 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 84
Views: 6174

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

winesecretary wrote: 15:00 Sun 19 May 2024I can’t remember my abbreviations.
Abbreviations.
by jdaw1
21:24 Sun 19 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 84
Views: 6174

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

In a recent Dr Who episode they returned to June 2024, and behold screen grab. The Time Lords knew that this was going to happen.

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Luckily, the stairs at the B&F are Dalek-proof.
by jdaw1
17:22 Sun 19 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 84
Views: 6174

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

@ Julian - is the N actually Ni? I can’t remember my abbreviations. Yes. Done. I suspect that the Offley will also be Offley Boa Vista, OBV77 rather than O77 Done. "Berry's Own Selection" per the actual brand Done. correcting punctuation The text did have a dot, placed as BBR themselves p...
by jdaw1
13:39 Sun 19 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 84
Views: 6174

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

The the placemats have been added to the first post.
by jdaw1
13:02 Sun 19 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 60/63/66 Horizontal .... 23rd July 2024
Replies: 27
Views: 982

Re: 60/63/66 Horizontal .... 23rd July 2024

mcoulson wrote: 06:29 Sun 19 May 2024Can everyone make the 30th ?
Not I.

Also, is it optimal to have such a tasting in the peak of summer heat?
by jdaw1
13:29 Sat 18 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 84
Views: 6174

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

hadge wrote: 12:25 Sat 18 May 2024I'm no longer 100% for this tasting, so I will drop to reserves and JDAW gets my spot.
Thank you for the seat.
by jdaw1
21:52 Fri 17 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 84
Views: 6174

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

When it’s about ready, pls make a list of shippers in attendance, so that placemats can be made.
by jdaw1
19:14 Fri 17 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 60/63/66 Horizontal .... 23rd July 2024
Replies: 27
Views: 982

Re: 60/63/66 Horizontal .... 23rd July 2024

Oh, yes please. I have available F60, N63 (Grants of St James’s), G66, F66, W66. Previous events of, approximately, this type: Thu 09 Mar 2017 — {Dow,Graham,Fonseca,Taylor,Warre} × {1980,1983,1985}; Wed 17 June 2015 — The Sweet-Spot Vintages ({’66, ’70, ’77}×{D, G, T, W}), blind; Wed 23 Apr 2014 — 1...
by jdaw1
23:33 Thu 16 May 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: 2003 Graham

G03, dark dark red, 80% opaque. Big and sumptuous, spice mid palate, lots of dark fruit especially blackberries. Liked.
by jdaw1
23:32 Thu 16 May 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: 2000 Graham

G00, opened 22:15, decanted at 09:30. Dark dark red, 80% opaque. Mid weight, loverly dark fruit, great balance. Not super old bones in it, but in a great state right now.
by jdaw1
23:31 Thu 16 May 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: 1997 Graham

G97, opened previous day then decanted 08:00. Dark dark dark red, 90% opaque. Palate had mint and dark cherries, with heat. Not in a good balance — more cellar time needed.
by jdaw1
23:29 Thu 16 May 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: 1994 Graham

G94: dark dark red, 90% opaque. Light, hollow mid-palate; dark plum fruit, ending pleasingly dark-fruited and sweet. But junior to what it should be.
by jdaw1
23:28 Thu 16 May 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: 1991 Graham

G91: glorious red, 40% opaque. Dirty nose. Same dirt showing in palate; weight of the shipper’s SQVP. Nose too wrong.
by jdaw1
23:27 Thu 16 May 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Graham
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: 1985 Graham

G85: opened 19:30 previous day, decanted 07:30 that morning. glorious red, 50% opaque. Showed very well, mid weight, with lots of lovely red fruit. Not huge. Junior to the TFP’s big-two 1985s. Nonetheless, I liked this a lot.