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by keytohwy
19:24 Sun 04 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Sandeman
Replies: 4
Views: 2745

Re: 1970 Sandeman VP

I also recently popped on of these. Cork was destroyed and ah-so could not manage it. Decanted for approximately 12 hours and it was just starting to hit it's stride. I'd recommend a longer decant, perhaps as long as 24 hours. Once the heat blew off, there was loads of fruit left and little evidence...
by keytohwy
13:17 Wed 19 May 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May
Replies: 74
Views: 30196

Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

It sounds as if I could fill it as well, if Chris cannot. I'll check back here, or someone email me? Keytohwy at gmail.
by keytohwy
08:39 Wed 19 May 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May
Replies: 74
Views: 30196

Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Whew!! I made it!

Looking forward to meeting everyone.

I'm in Woodley/Reading if anyone is coming from out this way, I'd love to meet up on the train, unless there is a better method for getting into town. Email me at keytohwy at gmail.

See you all soon!

Keytohwy
by keytohwy
23:10 Sun 16 May 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May
Replies: 74
Views: 30196

Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Getting really nervous about the damned volcano. I'm still in San Francisco, hoping to fly out tomorrow night. Flights tonight are cancelled... :( Fingers crossed, keytohwy The latest forecast says that even tomorrow, Heathrow and Manchester are likely to be operating and certainly by Tuesday the m...
by keytohwy
22:47 Sun 16 May 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May
Replies: 74
Views: 30196

Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Getting really nervous about the damned volcano. I'm still in San Francisco, hoping to fly out tomorrow night. Flights tonight are cancelled... :(

Fingers crossed,
keytohwy
by keytohwy
19:47 Tue 04 May 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May
Replies: 74
Views: 30196

Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

I'm still looking to adopt. It'd be easier than brining something from San Francisco, but I'm still prepared to do that if necessary.

keytohwy
by keytohwy
17:17 Fri 26 Feb 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May
Replies: 74
Views: 30196

Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

I'll most likely be alone, but will firm that up closer to the date. No 60's in my cellar, but I'll look around. Do two 85's equal a 60? The tasting will be limited to 14 people so we may not be able to add a +1 later. Sorry, this will be a 1960 line-up only but we are likely to have some bottles t...
by keytohwy
16:49 Fri 26 Feb 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May
Replies: 74
Views: 30196

Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Coming to UK in May...are Yanks allowed in? keytohwy No problem - just don't come over with a supply of chocolate and stockings and try to steal all our women :wink: :lol: Your name will be added to the list. Will you be alone or do you need to reserve a +1? Derek Fair enough. Both of my grandfathe...
by keytohwy
06:03 Fri 26 Feb 2010
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May
Replies: 74
Views: 30196

Re: Fiftieth Anniversary - Wednesday 19th May

Coming to UK in May...are Yanks allowed in?

keytohwy
by keytohwy
20:41 Sat 10 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Map of the Douro
Replies: 33
Views: 8015

Re: Map of the Douro

Axel P wrote:If someone has the space and the ability to load up my map (scale 1:50.000) he can provide this service and I can provide the map. It has about 40Megs in jpeg format.

Axel
I sent you a PM. This is something I am able to do...

keytohwy
by keytohwy
20:02 Sat 03 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: forum decorum question
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Re: forum decorum question

Start a new thread in the tasting note section, but check out the note here first: http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=133 To enable Julian to index the notes correctly, your thread title should read "Cockburn 1970 vintage port" Other than that, do your own thing, and tell it as you fin...
by keytohwy
19:19 Sat 03 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: forum decorum question
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

forum decorum question

I plan on taking notes on my 1970 Cockburn tonight and sharing with TPF. Should I start a new Cockburn 1970 thread, or add to the existing one? I don't want to step out of bounds here, s I'm new and all :lol:

keytohwy
by keytohwy
17:18 Sat 03 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Opening a 1970
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Re: Opening a 1970

anyone wanna guess when I was born? January? 4th?! Wow, you guys were going for exact dates. Actually, I was born in December (1970), but with a pregnant wife, due in December, we delayed the opening and accompanying dinner until now. So now we'll be joined at dinner by my 2 week old daughter! keyt...
by keytohwy
04:36 Sat 03 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: When is port in a drinking window?
Replies: 11
Views: 3265

Re: When is port in a drinking window?

The first VP I had was the 94 Fonseca in 2005. There were certainly no tannins there, and yet, it has a ton of time left.

My tuppence,
keytohwy
by keytohwy
04:25 Sat 03 Jan 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Opening a 1970
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Opening a 1970

As I had posted before, I'm ready to open a Cockburn 1970. Having sought feedback, I'm going to decant half tonight and then rebottle half in a 375. Tomorrow, I'll decant the 375 approx. 6 hours before serving. Therefore, I'll have a course with the 24 hour decant, and a course with the 6 hour decan...
by keytohwy
05:36 Sat 22 Nov 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: About to open a 1970
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

Re: About to open a 1970

http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=14693 uncle tom recommends what seems like 22 hours for a less spirity taste. if you like the spiciness you might want to aim for 5-6 hours decanting. Maybe this... 22 hours or so before consumption, open the bottle and immediately pour half into a 375 an...
by keytohwy
04:20 Sat 22 Nov 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: About to open a 1970
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

Re: About to open a 1970

g-man wrote:first question would be which port house are you opening?
Croft.
by keytohwy
02:04 Sat 22 Nov 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: About to open a 1970
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

About to open a 1970

I'm about to crack open a bottle of 70. I want to serve this to friends, if possible, at it's finest.

What do you all recommend as a good benchmark time for decanting? Again, I'd like to decant in advance, and serve the best port I can.

Thanks in advance,
keytohwy
by keytohwy
01:49 Sat 22 Nov 2008
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, world!
Replies: 4
Views: 3339

Re: Hello, world!

Hello keytohwy, welcome to the port forum, it's great that you've decided to go from lurking to posting. You may not have many bottles of port - but you have sure chosen four good ones to start with. When you do make it to the UK, be sure to let us know and we will give you a proper port welcome. A...
by keytohwy
23:57 Fri 21 Nov 2008
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, world!
Replies: 4
Views: 3339

Hello, world!

Hello, all! I've been lurking for a while, but finally signed up for a "real" account. Wish I could drink port more often, but I'm stocking up for a time when I can. Currently I have: 1970 Croft 1977 Dow's 1994 Dow's 1994 Fonseca It was the 94 Fonseca that I had a friend's house that got me going on...