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by DRT
19:18 Sun 18 Feb 2024
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Is 30yo VP darker than it used to be?
Replies: 22
Views: 987

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

What a great discussion, and thank you for your excellent contributions, David.

Next question: could you please make us a new batch of Taylor 1912, Fonseca 1927 or Croft 1945? :lol:
by DRT
00:47 Sun 14 Jan 2024
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Upgrade Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 42438

Re: Upgrade Issues

Is this fixed?
by DRT
20:09 Sat 23 Dec 2023
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Upgrade Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 42438

Upgrade Issues

The upgrade of :tpf: was completed today, including moving to a new web hosting service.

Please report any issues in this thread.

Admin Team
by DRT
23:29 Fri 15 Dec 2023
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Forum Maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 8908

Forum Maintenance

Several maintenance tasks will be performed on the forum software over the period 16 to 24 Dec 2023 which might result in the forum being unavailable.

Apologies for the inconvenience but these updates are essential..
by DRT
17:14 Thu 19 Oct 2023
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 10th October - 1993s @ 30
Replies: 11
Views: 12886

Re: Tue 10th October - 1993s @ 30

CPR 1 wrote: 20:46 Thu 12 Oct 2023
DRT wrote: 09:28 Thu 12 Oct 2023 I am glad to hear that the QdL93 proved to be of interest - I couldn't let :tpf:'s first 1993 tasting pass without it being in the lineup :660000:
Thank you DRT - much appreciated that this was part of the tasting
You are very welcome :D
by DRT
17:13 Thu 19 Oct 2023
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 10th October - 1993s @ 30
Replies: 11
Views: 12886

Re: Tue 10th October - 1993s @ 30

Mike J. W. wrote: 20:30 Thu 12 Oct 2023I'm curious how you managed to corner the market on the '93 Liceiras. Did someone make you an offer that you couldn't refuse?
It is my son's birth year and I managed to buy a case of halves from the owner of Quinta da Romaneira (which Q d Liceiras is part of) when I visited there in 2006.
by DRT
09:28 Thu 12 Oct 2023
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 10th October - 1993s @ 30
Replies: 11
Views: 12886

Re: Tue 10th October - 1993s @ 30

I am glad to hear that the QdL93 proved to be of interest - I couldn't let :tpf:'s first 1993 tasting pass without it being in the lineup :660000:

Glenn, I have 22 more where that one came from so your hope might be realised one day :D
by DRT
21:24 Fri 08 Sep 2023
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023
Replies: 118
Views: 357469

Re: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023

Chris Doty asks to be added in as 1st reserve. Please ask Chris to be on standby. For reasons beyond my control there is an increasing risk my trip to London will be cancelled. I will know by Monday morning at the latest. apologies to the organiser, I know from experience how frustrating this is, b...
by DRT
17:25 Thu 07 Sep 2023
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023
Replies: 118
Views: 357469

Re: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023

nac wrote: 11:41 Wed 06 Sep 2023 Chris Doty asks to be added in as 1st reserve.
Please ask Chris to be on standby. For reasons beyond my control there is an increasing risk my trip to London will be cancelled. I will know by Monday morning at the latest.
by DRT
09:39 Sun 03 Sep 2023
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023
Replies: 118
Views: 357469

Re: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023

I have just noticed that there is still a spare seat. Please may I re-join? Which bottle did Neil have me down to bring? I think I am limited to Fonseca and Warre. Yup - you're back in! You were previously due to be bringing the Graham. Julian is meant to be bringing the Fonseca, but apparently als...
by DRT
23:29 Fri 01 Sep 2023
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023
Replies: 118
Views: 357469

Re: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023

nac wrote: 13:15 Fri 01 Sep 2023 Will also need to know your food order. Please advise.
No starter. Medium-rare steak with skinny fries and green beans. Same savoury as Julian. No desert.
by DRT
23:27 Fri 01 Sep 2023
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023
Replies: 118
Views: 357469

Re: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023

nac wrote: 13:15 Fri 01 Sep 2023 Julian is meant to be bringing the Fonseca, but apparently also has Graham. You could swap provision possibly? Will leave you to arrange, just let me know the outcome.
Will do.
by DRT
16:54 Thu 31 Aug 2023
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023
Replies: 118
Views: 357469

Re: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023

I have just noticed that there is still a spare seat. Please may I re-join?

Which bottle did Neil have me down to bring? I think I am limited to Fonseca and Warre.
by DRT
16:09 Thu 31 Aug 2023
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023
Replies: 118
Views: 357469

Re: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023

Sorry, I can’t make this date. OK - thanks for updating. Sods Law: Having not been in London since January 2020 and having no foreseeable need to do so I withdrew from this tasting a couple of days ago. My employer has now deemed it necessary for me to be in London from 11th to 13th September :x Pe...
by DRT
20:36 Tue 29 Aug 2023
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023
Replies: 118
Views: 357469

Re: 1966s, Tue 12 Sep 2023

Sorry, I can’t make this date.
by DRT
08:25 Sun 27 Aug 2023
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port
Replies: 73
Views: 63233

Re: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port

DRT wrote: 09:00 Sun 13 Aug 2023The white capped T-cork and white capsule remind me of a Fonseca from the 1930's that some of us tasted at the RAF Club many years ago.
I don't think I have made any claim about the 1925 other than to say it reminded me of a similar bottle from the 1930's.

Dave :D
by DRT
00:24 Sun 27 Aug 2023
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port
Replies: 73
Views: 63233

Re: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port

And so there is no confusion. The ‘33 has a modern Selo and new label because Adrian Bridge pulled it from the company cellar, had the shiner bottle cleaned, new capsule and label applied specifically for that tasting. I still retain the t-cork in my possession. Correct. From memory, Adrian very ki...
by DRT
00:05 Sun 27 Aug 2023
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port
Replies: 73
Views: 63233

Re: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port

Following some research and with help from Andy Velebil I can confirm that the tasting referred to above was Fonseca Guimaraens, and some Fonseca, Mon 04 April 2011 and the bottle with the white t-stopper was a Fonseca Guimaraens 1933 . . . . . Screenshot 2023-08-26 at 23.12.44.png . . Screenshot 20...
by DRT
21:52 Thu 24 Aug 2023
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port
Replies: 73
Views: 63233

Re: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port

Andy Velebil wrote: 05:34 Wed 23 Aug 2023I see absolutely nothing at all that leads me to believe this is fake.
I completely agree.
by DRT
21:51 Thu 24 Aug 2023
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port
Replies: 73
Views: 63233

Re: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port

The white capped T-cork and white capsule remind me of a Fonseca from the 1930's that some of us tasted at the RAF Club many years ago. I think it might have been an early example of LBV. If someone made this as a fake bottle of Vintage Port they are the worst faker in history. Those white capsules...
by DRT
22:42 Mon 21 Aug 2023
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port
Replies: 73
Views: 63233

Re: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port

If someone made this as a fake bottle of Vintage Port they are the worst faker in history.

Those white capsules and t-corks were in use in the mid-war period. I suspect this is non-VP Port from the 1925 vintage, perhaps bottled before the official selo we know today was launched.
by DRT
09:00 Sun 13 Aug 2023
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port
Replies: 73
Views: 63233

Re: 1925 Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vargellas port

The white capped T-cork and white capsule remind me of a Fonseca from the 1930's that some of us tasted at the RAF Club many years ago. I think it might have been an early example of LBV.
by DRT
07:19 Thu 01 Jun 2023
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time for a TN sort?
Replies: 448
Views: 271943

Re: Time for a TN sort?

MigSU wrote: 00:21 Thu 01 Jun 2023 I suppose a quick and dirty solution would be to change it to "1908 Da Silva Colheita".
I thought of that, but I think it would be better to fix the problem permanently.
by DRT
23:07 Wed 31 May 2023
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time for a TN sort?
Replies: 448
Views: 271943

Re: Time for a TN sort?

I have found the problem. The formula used to generate the html tests for incraments in the first letter of the name of each port on the list. When it returns a new letter it inserts a reference for that letter in the index that the relevant jump link points to. It inserts upper case references. The...
by DRT
22:36 Wed 31 May 2023
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time for a TN sort?
Replies: 448
Views: 271943

Re: Time for a TN sort?

Sorry chaps, just picked this up.

Will have a look at the template and try to fix.

Thanks for reporting :-)