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by jdaw1
23:35 Thu 15 Feb 2024
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Is 30yo VP darker than it used to be?
Replies: 22
Views: 922

Re: Is 30yo VP darker than it used to be?

Some juicy bits in this. As an answer to the original post, my favourites: the desire to select a small number of grape varieties (5-6), and chosen for their contribution of colour. I have no doubt at all that de-stemming and taking out the stalks from a fermentation makes a fundamental change in th...
by jdaw1
00:02 Thu 15 Feb 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - June 11th 2024
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

I have few ’77s; CEM has many, and also I have drunk very well from from CEM’s cellar. So the fair thing is to move me to first reserve, thus promoting CEM into the fourteenth seat. Yes please, I have 'some' of this vintage and can help with adoption if needed Translation: ‘some’ = approximately eve...
by jdaw1
18:52 Sat 10 Feb 2024
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Is 30yo VP darker than it used to be?
Replies: 22
Views: 922

Re: Is 30yo VP darker than it used to be?

MigSU wrote: 18:41 Sat 10 Feb 2024That worries me. I sincerely hope that, in the quest to make VPs more approachable at a younger age, producers haven't stunted their long term longevity.
The observation is that Port seems to age slower. That might well be the opposite of “stunted their long term longevity”.
by jdaw1
20:58 Wed 07 Feb 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - June 11th 2024
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

Yes please. I have Taylor.
by jdaw1
19:42 Wed 07 Feb 2024
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Is 30yo VP darker than it used to be?
Replies: 22
Views: 922

Is 30yo VP darker than it used to be?

Is 30-year-old Vintage Port darker than it used to be? At yesterday’s Vesuvio tasting , the early 1990s VPs were dark. As best I can recall, 1963s were definitely paler than that in the early 1990s, and near the turn of the millennium 1970s were definitely paler than that. This observation is not sp...
by jdaw1
23:53 Sat 03 Feb 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb
Replies: 97
Views: 110957

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb

mcoulson wrote: 20:59 Sat 03 Feb 2024If you can make the tweak George suggests that would be great
CPR = Charles, whose tweak is done. Is there another fix that I’m missing?
by jdaw1
21:39 Sat 03 Feb 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb
Replies: 97
Views: 110957

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb

CPR 1 wrote: 20:39 Sat 03 Feb 2024If not too late could we adjust the placemats so that the 07 and 07 Capella are side by side, and the same for the two 11? (Move 05 to top right, and then the pairs below)
Believed done. Please check satisfactory.
by jdaw1
15:10 Sat 03 Feb 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Blind Fun - 11th March
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Blind Fun - 11th March

Yes please.
by jdaw1
16:08 Sun 28 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cancelled: Ɇmɇɍǥɇnȼɏ, Møn ƻ9 ɈȺn ƻØƻ4
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Emergency, Mon 29 Jan 2024

I said that
jdaw1 wrote: 23:31 Sat 27 Jan 2024A quorum shall be three.
If we aren’t three by 20:00 tonight = Sunday, then my emergency can be a home-alone†-emergency.


† Alone meaning without you splendid people. Family are in a different category.
by jdaw1
16:05 Sun 28 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 12475

Re: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024

1994s: I have Martinez, Noval, Dow, Graham.
by jdaw1
23:31 Sat 27 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cancelled: Ɇmɇɍǥɇnȼɏ, Møn ƻ9 ɈȺn ƻØƻ4
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Cancelled: Ɇmɇɍǥɇnȼɏ, Møn ƻ9 ɈȺn ƻØƻ4

I’m thirsty. It is an emergency. Monday 29th January 2024. You know the drill. Location: assume The Boot & Flogger , which I haven’t yet booked. Theme: bring either • a SQVP, at least fifteen years old, so vintage ≤2009; or • something else. A quorum shall be three. Thou mayest count five.
by jdaw1
22:14 Thu 25 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 12475

Re: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024

Yes please.
by jdaw1
21:02 Wed 24 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb
Replies: 97
Views: 110957

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb

Alex Bridgeman wrote: 00:17 Wed 24 Jan 2024Jack’s initials are JD and he is right-handed.
Done: updated draft of the placemats.
by jdaw1
23:49 Tue 23 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tastings (Physical & Virtual) - Planner
Replies: 58
Views: 27431

Re: Tastings (Physical & Virtual) - Planner

Glenn E. wrote: 01:00 Sat 20 Jan 2024SCP-DFS
I appreciated the reference.
by jdaw1
23:47 Tue 23 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tastings (Physical & Virtual) - Planner
Replies: 58
Views: 27431

Re: Tastings (Physical & Virtual) - Planner

nac wrote: 10:52 Thu 18 Jan 2024A question raised elsewhere, that probably needs asking here...

Should we be thinking about a 1945 @ 80 tasting next year?
Do we have sufficient bottles?
Would it be prohibitively expensive?
Full event for 14 or smaller event?
FYI.
by jdaw1
23:45 Tue 23 Jan 2024
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 2095
Views: 752609

Re: Latest buy

MigSU wrote: 18:52 Wed 17 Jan 20246 x Warre Cavadinha 2006, directly from SFE, at €16 a piece. These are probably drinking nicely right now, but will probably better in 5 or 10 years. I might wait - or not.
Are these available in the UK?
by jdaw1
23:43 Tue 23 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb
Replies: 97
Views: 110957

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb

Draft of the placemats, images having been added to first post. Please check people. Please check Ports. Please check Port-people matching. Please check everything else.
by jdaw1
21:09 Sat 13 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Aged LBVs - Tue 5 March 2024 @ B&F - ALIVE AGAIN!
Replies: 76
Views: 30053

Re: Aged LBVs - Thu 23 June @ B&F - POSTPONED

nac wrote: 15:06 Thu 21 Apr 2022JDAW - 1981/82/84/86 Warre
My 1984 Warre is no longer available.
by jdaw1
21:00 Sat 13 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tastings, samplings, and the like, by retailers etc.
Replies: 28
Views: 27630

Re: Tastings, samplings, and the like, by retailers etc.

The Wine Society, £45, London - Portugal Growers - Walkaround Tasting, Monday 18 March 2024, 18:00–20:30, at Merchant Taylors’ Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street EC2R 8JB.
by jdaw1
20:46 Sat 13 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb
Replies: 97
Views: 110957

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb

When decisions have been made about people, vintages, and who is bringing what, pls ping me to make the placemats.
by jdaw1
21:09 Mon 08 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: LBV - The Young Turks
Replies: 39
Views: 38240

Re: LBV - The Young Turks

Yes please.
by jdaw1
21:06 Mon 08 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024
Replies: 86
Views: 204257

Re: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024

My earlier sloppiness — I’m sorry. Really, this wasn’t a “foreigner” thing.

Likewise, I’ll concede to those who had booked flights in good faith.
by jdaw1
19:58 Sun 07 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024
Replies: 86
Views: 204257

Re: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024

Thank you for taking charge.

I confirm attendance.
by jdaw1
19:57 Sun 07 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb
Replies: 97
Views: 110957

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb

I’ll order from what I choose to believe is on the menu:
• Soup of the day;
• Steak, mushroom, Claret pie, green beans, + carrots, + skinny fries;
• Bramdean pudding.