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Julian D. A. Wiseman

Publication history: only at www.jdawiseman.com/papers/placemat/placemats_list.html. Usual disclaimer and copyright terms apply. Also see the main feature, the program that makes the placemats.

Contents: Top; 2023; 2022; ’21; ’20; ’19; ’18; ’17; ’16; ’15; ’14; ’13; ’12; ’11; ’10; ’09; ’08; ’07; 2003–’06; ≤2002; Grace.


Most of the placemats in this list were made with earlier versions of the software, and some required expert use of the program’s features. Also see the main feature, the program that makes the placemats, and the discussion about this page.

Some of the placemats are shown as small bitmaps, typically at 50% scale. These bitmaps were not consistently generated. A black 0.24pt line appears in some as faint gray (“Apple Quartz PDF Importer”); in others as a black pixel (“dynapdf Importer”). If it matters, inspect the PDF. If it really matters, inspect a printout of a relevant page of the PDF.

Some observations about the software and my use of it.

≥2023 ≥2023 ≥2023

23 Apr 2051 2011 Horizontal, planned very far in advance Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2051/20510423_2011s.pdf

PostScript source, in case I should become, ahem, permanently unavailable.

26 May 2024 E2 ≥ L14 Planning

The death of the Queen postponed this tasting until, at the earliest, Monday 27th December 2094.

Louis IV of France reigned for 72 years and 110 days. Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952; which, plus 72 years, plus 110 days, is Sunday 26th May 2024.

28 Mar 2023 Warre Cavadinha Planning

2022 2022 2022

30 Nov 2022 The Software’s 20th Anniversary Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20221130_Sandemans_1970s.pdf

On 30 Nov 2002 placemats switched from being artisanal to being industrial. This design echoes the final attempt at hand-crafted non-industrial placemats.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

24–25 Nov 2022 Simon’s 50th Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20221124_SCD_50th_ESW.pdf …/20221124_SCD_50th_1972s.pdf …/20221125_SCD_50th_FSW.pdf …/20221125_SCD_50th_Port.pdf

For the fiftieth birthday of Simon Doggett, most events being held at his Heritage Bed and Breakfast in Weymouth. Thursday: at lunch English Sparkling Wines; in the evening these 1972s (approx).

Glasses placemat

Friday: at lunch 2002 Champagnes; in the evening “Port worthy of a celebration”.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

/TitlesFont /Cochin def   /CircletextFont /Optima-Regular def, by request of the birthday boy echoing the look of the Sept 2015 E2>V tasting.

08 Nov 2022 Disagreement or Controversy or Misunderstanding Planning

Postponed.

02 Nov 2022 Taylor Terra Feita Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20221102_TerraFeita.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder One-circles animation

11 Oct 2022 Original v. Museum Releases Planning

20 Sep 2022 Crusteds Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220920_Crusted.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder
/TitlesFont /Harrington def
/CircletextFont TitlesFont def
/TitleMaxHeightProportionInnerRadius 1.25 def
/InlineTitles false def
/GlassesOnSheetsMaxPerSheet 7 def

15 Sep 2022 P—L: Magnums www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220915_magnums.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder One-circles animation

30 Aug 2022 Good Port, Blind Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220830_emergency.pdf

/VoteRecorderCrossedBox {VoteRecorderShowTotalRow VoteRecorderSheetNum GetEU dup
	{pop WithinTitles NameNum eq  Titles WithinTitles get type /nametype ne and  ThisName length 0 gt and}
if} bind def  % /VoteRecorderCrossedBox

/CircletextFont /TrebuchetMS def

/DropletsPathLength 18 def
Glasses placemat Vote recorder One-circles animation

17 Aug 2022 Emergency, 1970–1985 Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220817_emergency.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder One-circles animation

25 July 2022 1960–’70 Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220725_60s_70.pdf

First use of the one-circle page type (issue 162). This doesn’t appear in the final PDF; it appears in a temporary PDF used to make the GIF animation.

The tasting-note sheets include a reminder of food choice, as requested by AHB and discussed in issue 163.

Recent changes in the default value of parameters: CrossHatchingNumRadialLines to 80 (⟹ the radial lines are 4½° apart, rather than the previous 2°); and CrossHatchingCellArea increased by a factor of ≈2.6× to 1296 pt² = (½″)² = (12.7mm)². (Since its introduction in July 2016, and first use in Nov 2016, CrossHatchingCellArea has had several default values.)

The first use of ArcAccurate: explanation at issue 164 and comp.lang.postscript.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder One-circles animation

23 June 2022 LBVs with some bottle age Planning

Postponed, because of train strikes.

16 June 2022 Ukraine Benefit, mostly 1985s www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220616_ukraine.pdf

Held in the delightfully named Gracious Lane End, near Sevenoaks.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Cork displays
/NeckTagsNumCopies 0 def
/AccountsNumCopies 0 def
/DecantingNotesNumCopies 1 def
/PlaceNames true def

/CircletextFont /Palatino-Roman def
/NamesFont      /Palatino-Bold  def
/TitlesFont {
	TypeOfPagesBeingRendered dup
	/TastingNotes eq exch /CorkDisplay eq or
		{CircletextFont}
		{/AvenirNextCondensed-DemiBold}
	ifelse
} def  % /TitlesFont
/BelowtitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles 0.2 def

/FontSizesRatioTitlesMin 1.33333333 def

/TitleMaxHeightProportionInnerRadius 1.5 def

/CrossHatchingInside  false def
/CrossHatchingOutside true  def
/CrossHatchingTitles {WithinTitles 7 le} def

/GlassesClusteredOnVoteRecorders [
	[
		[ 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ]
		[ 8 9 ]
	]
] def
/GlassesClusteredOnDecantingNotes [
	[
		[ 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ]
	]
] def
/GlassesClusteredOnCorkDisplay [
	[
		[ 0 -999 1 2 3 4 5 -999 6 7 8 9 ]
	]
] def  % negative => empty
Place names

14 June 2022 Portuguese Wines Dinner Planning

31 May 2022 Emergency www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220531_emergency.pdf Planning (GM86 GM87)

An Emergency was called. Nobody else wanted to play. So cancelled; almost-null placemats unused.

Glasses placemat
/VoteRecorders                false def
/CorkDisplayNumCopies          0    def
/NeckTagsNumCopies             0    def
/SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes true def
/CircletextFont     /TrebuchetMS    def
/CircletextFontSize            9    def

24 May 2022 1997s www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220524_1997s.pdf Review Planning

In the code the /RightSide variant within PackingStyles should have heeded the choice of /VerticalAlignment (one of /Top, /Bottom, /Middle, /Justify) since the beginning = Dec 2015, but didn’t. Made so, these placemats successfully specifying [ /RightSide /GlassesNumMax 3 /OnlyIfOrientation /Portrait /VerticalAlignment /Bottom /SuppressNonRightOrnaments ].

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder
/TitlesFont     /GillSans-CondensedBold def
/OvertitlesFont /Garamond-Bold          def
/FontSizesRatioTitlesMin 1.25 def
/OvertitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles 0.2 def
/InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours 2 def
/TastingNotesTitlesFontSizeMax 15 def
/PrePourReverseOrder false def

17 May 2022 Whites, blind www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220517_whites.pdf …/20220517_whites_BottleWrap.pdf Planning

First appearance of BottleWrap pages, as heralded by issue #161. The previous new page type was Accounts in Jan 2016.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Bottle wrap
/PackingStyles [ /Diamonds ] def

/PaintForegroundCode
{
	/Glasses TypeOfPagesBeingRendered eq
	{
		/AC2C {14 7 {stroke} false true {clip stroke} ArrowCircleToCircle} def
		SheetNum 0 eq
		{
			3  4  0  false  0  36  AC2C
			4 [GlassPositions 1 get 0 get aload pop exch PageWidth add exch]
			      0  true   0 999  AC2C
		} if  % SheetNum 0 eq
			0  1  0  true   0  36  AC2C
			1  2  0  true   0  36  AC2C
			2  3  0  false  0  36  AC2C
	} if  % /Glasses
} def  % /PaintForegroundCode

Also the first appearance of the arrows, drawn using new helper routine ArrowCircleToCircle, with parameters WithinPageFrom WithinPageTo GapFromCircles OffsetRightBool OffsetMin TargetLength HeadLength HeadWidth {PathCode} HeadFromBool HeadToBool {HeadCode} ArrowCircleToCircle  - ⟹︎ in these placemats: GapFromCircles=0; OffsetMin=0; excepting the arrow pointing across pages TargetLength=36; HeadLength=14; HeadWidth=7; of each line arrows not at start yes at end.

26 Apr 2022 Semi-sighted www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220426_emergency_semi.pdf Food Planning

Originally planned to be a Poças tasting; but access to those bottles lost. Instead attendees invited to reveal exactly one of shipper and year, as well as type and bottle size. Fonts /Optima-Regular and /Didot-Bold. Also /NeckTagsNumCopies {Belowtitles WithinTitles get ASCIIfy (JDAW) eq {0} {1} ifelse} def.

One consequent issue: #161 = BottleWrap: new page type.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

06 Apr 2022 1992s www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220406_1992s.pdf Food Planning

The tasting originally planned for 12 May 2020, which had been postponed because of covid.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

31 Mar 2022 Big Fortified Tasting, Masterclasses www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220331_BFT_Pocas.pdf …/20220331_BFT_Madeira.pdf

The Big Fortified Tasting is an annual trade fair for fortified wine. The 2022 show (guide) was held on Thursday 31st March 2022 at Church House, Westminster SW1P  3NZ. Such trade fairs typically include some masterclasses: at BFT 2022 The Magic of Ageing masterclass was given by André Barbosa of Poças; and The Iconic Madeira Wine Varieties by Rubina Vieira of the Madeira trade association, the Instituto Do Vinho, Do Bordado E Do Artesanato Da Madeira.

For the Madeira placemat I had suggested five on A4, arranged 2‑2‑1 = 2-2-1 as was used on 25 Sep 2013, so that the two ’96s were adjacent. Much more elegant was Alex’s suggested pattern for A3, as used.

Glasses placemat
% ### Pocas Masterclass, BFT, 11:30 31 March 2022 ###

% Shipper: in Circlearrays, HeadersCenter, PDF_title
/Shipper [(Po) /ccedilla (as)] def

/WaterBoxes /None def

/TitlesFont     /Calibri-Bold def
/CircletextFont /Calibri      def
/FontSizesRatioTitlesMin 9999 def

/AbovetitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles 0.1 def
/ExclusionAnnulusProportionInnerRadiusTitlesAboveBelow
	0.025 def

/PackingStyles [
	[
		/Array % [x y x' y'] => moves (x,y) to (x',y')
		/Positions
			[0 0]  [0 1]  [0 2]  % Left column
			[1 2 2 2] [2 2 1 2]  % Top:   O-->  <--O
			[3 2]  [3 1]  [3 0]  % Right column
	]
] def  % /PackingStyles

/PaintBackgroundCode {
	% Omitted here. For structure see bitmap_images.md
} def  % /PaintBackgroundCode

Glasses placemat
% ###   Madeira  Masterclass   ###
% ### BFT, 14:30 31 March 2022 ###

% Omitted, parts also in Pocas
% masterclass at same event.

/PackingStyles [ /Arch ] def

/MarginB {
	/Glasses TypeOfPagesBeingRendered eq
		{PageHeight 3 div}  % =99mm
		{MarginL}  % =24pt, ~= 8.5mm
	ifelse  % /Glasses
} def  % /MarginB

26 Mar 2022 Taylor www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220326_Taylor_Leverkusen.pdf

Taylor vertical, at the Kasino Hotel, Leverkusen, as arranged by WorldOfPort.de. Design based on that of Taylor vertical on 22 March 2013. Translations from github.com/jdaw1/placemat/blob/main/Documentation/translations.md.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Pre-pour, 1995 Vargellas
/PackingNestingColumnMajor true def

/TitlesFont     /Tahoma-Bold     def
/CircletextFont /BookmanOldStyle def
/OvertitlesFont /LiberateBold    def

/ColourSchemeTitles /MidGrey def

/OvertitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles  0.3333333333 def
/CircletextMaxFontSizeAbsolute 8.4 def
/CircletextFontSize 8.4 def  % Renamed Apr 2022

/InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours 6 def
/InlineTitlesWhiteWidth {InlineTitlesBlackWidth 2.5 mul} def

16 Mar 2022 1985s www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220316_1985s.pdf Review Planning

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder
/PaperType {SheetNum 0 eq {/A3} {/A4} ifelse} def

/PackingStyles [
	[
		/DiamondsAndRectangular
		/GlassesNumMin 5
		/RectColsToLeftOrRowsBelow 3
	]
	[ RectangularDislocation /GlassesNumMin 5 ]
	[ /Diamonds              /GlassesNumMin 5 ]
	[ /RightSide   /SuppressNonRightOrnaments ]
] def  % /PackingStyles

/OvertitlesFont /PortBottleStencil-Regular def

/InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours 3 def
/InlineTitlesWhiteWidth 1.32 def

Also, after the tasting, an item was added to GlassesAnnotations, to explain that the Cálem was replaced late with a Dow Trafalgar.

01 Mar 2022 Churchill www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220301_Churchill.pdf Planning

/TitlesFont /HelveticaLTStd-BoldCond def (because my /HelveticaNeue-CondensedBold has ceased to be available to PostScript—blocked by a macOS upgrade some years previously), /CircletextFont /TimesNewRomanPSMT def, /ColourSchemeBelowtitles /MidGrey def.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

16 Feb 2022 JDAW Cellar Reduction Party www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220216_cellar_reduction.pdf Planning

Other Cellar Reduction Parties: Alex on 26 Aug 2014; Magnus on 17 Apr 2018. The 2‑1‑2 pattern by /PackingStyles /Diamonds ] def.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

02 Feb 2022 Berry Bros & Rudd Own Selection www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220202_BBR.pdf Review Planning

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

20 Jan 2022 Blind, replacing postponed 1997s www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220120_blind.pdf Planning Postponed 1997s

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder
/HeadersCenter [
	0 [(Blind, with clue, replacing )  {ThroughlineBegin}  (postponed 1997s)  {ThroughlinePaint}]
] def  % /HeadersCenter

/NeckTagsNumCopies {Titles WithinTitles get ASCIIfy (JDAW) eq {0} {1} ifelse} def
/CorkDisplayNumCopies 0 def

/BelowtitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles 0.2 def
/FontSizesTitlesEquivalences [ 3 0 0 1 1   2 2 2 1 1 ] def

/Spirals true def
/SpiralClockwise {SheetNum 0 eq} def
/SpiralRadiusBetweenArms 30 def
/SpiralCentreFromCentreProportionRadiiInside {[0.875 0.75 dup 0.375 dup] WithinPage get} def
/SpiralCentreFromCentreAngle {[0 -30 30 -60 60] WithinPage get} def

The spirals were too faint because too thin. Default doubled to 0.24 setlinewidth.

10 Jan 2022 Chez Luke www.jdawiseman.com/2022/20220110_Luke.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder
/CirclearraysVoteRecorder [
	[ /alpha   (alpha)   ]  % Alternative: [ (alpha)   dup cvn exch ]
	[ /beta    (beta)    ]
	[ /gamma   (gamma)   ]
	[ /delta   (delta)   ]
	[ /epsilon (epsilon) ]
	[ /zeta    (zeta)    ]
] def  % /CirclearraysVoteRecorder
/TitlesVoteRecorder [ CirclearraysVoteRecorder {0 get} forall ] def
/SubtitlesVoteRecorder [ TitlesVoteRecorder length {()} repeat ] def

/Circlearrays  CirclearraysVoteRecorder 0 3 getinterval  def
/Titles              TitlesVoteRecorder 0 3 getinterval  def
/Belowtitles      SubtitlesVoteRecorder 0 3 getinterval  def

/SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes true def

2021 2021 2021

11 Dec 2021 Sammamish Port Club Holiday Party www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20211211_GlennElliott_tawnies.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

Glasses placemat

09 Dec 2021 Quevedo Garrafeiras and Colheitas www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20211209_Quevedo_garrafeira.pdf Planning

Quevedo Garrafeiras and Colheitas, 1992s and 1994s, as arranged by Vintage Wine and Port.

Glasses placemat tasting notes Quevedo 1994 Garrafeira

16 Nov 2021 1994s www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20211116_1994s.pdf Review Planning

The FlightSeparations are softened with the new switch /Arc rather than the previously available /Curve. And /Arc is neater (compare 30 Apr 2016, 26 Feb 2016, and 16 June 2014). Indeed /Arc is so much more consistent across pieces of different lengths that /Curve and some other uglinesses have been removed (issue #87 = Simplifying FlightSeparations: removal of some possibilities).

/TitlesFont          /GothamNarrow-Bold def
/OvertitlesFont      /Garamond-Bold def
/OvertitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles  0.2 def

/FontSizesRatioTitlesMin 1.3 def

/FlightSeparations true def
/FlightSeparationLines
[
	[  % + SheeNum = 0
	[  [/Bottom  5 -0.752159] /Arc [ 2  5] /Arc [ 1  5] /Arc [ 1  4] /Arc [ 0  4] /Arc [0 3] /Arc [/Top 0  0.752159]  ]
	[  [/Bottom  5  0.752159] /Arc [ 5  8] /Arc [ 5  7] /Arc [ 4  7] /Arc [ 4  6] /Arc [3 6] /Arc [/Top 6 -0.752159]  ]
	[  [/Bottom 11  0.752159] /Arc [11 14] /Arc [11 13] /Arc [10 13] /Arc [/Right 12 13]  ]
	]  % - SheeNum = 0
] def  % /FlightSeparationLines

/TestingMaxNumPagesToShow 2147483647 def  % Set to 1 when testing FlightSeparations and PaintForegroundCode

/PaintForegroundCode
{
	/Glasses TypeOfPagesBeingRendered eq
	{
	<< /FontSizeThis  MaxCircletextMaxFontSizes 1.5 mul >> begin
	/Garamond-Bold FontSizeThis selectfont
	(Symington Family Estates)  [(The Fladgate Partnership)]  (Sogevinus)
	GlassPositions SheetNum get  0 get aload pop moveto  0 Radii SheetNum get     FontSizeThis 0.9 mul add rmoveto  dup StringWidthRecursive -2 div 0 rmoveto ShowRecursive
	GlassPositions SheetNum get  5 get aload pop moveto  0 Radii SheetNum get neg FontSizeThis 1.5 mul sub rmoveto  dup StringWidthRecursive -2 div 0 rmoveto ShowRecursive
	GlassPositions SheetNum get 11 get aload pop moveto  0 Radii SheetNum get neg FontSizeThis 1.5 mul sub rmoveto  dup StringWidthRecursive -2 div 0 rmoveto ShowRecursive
	end  % /FontSizeThis
	} if  % /Glasses
} def  % /PaintForegroundCode

Whence came the “0.752159” in FlightSeparationLines? Started with an estimate. The log file then shows the radii offset of the corners and turning points in lines (in the final version as “FlightSeparations, SheetNum=0, /Top or /Bottom: possible elegant offsets from a centre: -1.14861; -0.752159; 0.752159; 1.14861”). Use of one of these made the entry and exit points line up with the bounds of a curve — a small elegance of no more than slight value.

After the tasting a change was made to add an annotation visible when viewed on-screeen, but not affecting the printed page.

/GlassesAnnotations 
	14  [(Replaced with Rs94 = Quinta de la Rosa 1994, at short notice provided by TC, as the Churchill was unavailable. ) /emdash ( 16 Nov 2021.)]
] def  % /GlassesAnnotations
Glasses placemat Vote recorder

11 Nov 2021 Quevedo Blend Your Own Vintage Port www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20211111_Quevedo_BlendVP.pdf Planning

Quevedo Blend Your Own Vintage Port, as arranged by Vintage Wine and Port.

Glasses placemat tasting notes

20 Oct 2021 1980s www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20211020_1980s.pdf Review Planning

A revisit of the design for the 1980 tasting on 02 Mar 2012. Mentioned, re layout of glasses, in issue #151, /Bespoke14 for /A3 and implicitly in issue 158, /DiamondsAndAlternate, for 14 on /A3. Fonts = /TrebuchetMS-Bold and /TrebuchetMS.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Burmester

Alas, my attendance foiled by covid.

06 Oct 2021 Warre www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20211006_Warre.pdf Planning

A revisit of the design for the Warre tasting on 02 Oct 2009. This is the first set of placemats to use three different page sizes: for glasses /PaperType /A3 def; for the names of the people /PlaceNamesPaperType /A5 def; everything else on /A4 (from TastingNotesPaperType). Fonts = /AnnualNormal and /Geo112ThinBold.

Glasses placemat Warre 1942 Vote recorder

Alas, my attendance foiled by covid.

Late Sep 2021 Portgual www.jdawiseman.com/2021/202109XX_Portugal.pdf …/20210928_Bomfim.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder
Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

Alas, my attendance foiled by covid.

08 Sep 2021 VE Day (Postponed) www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20210908_VE.pdf Review Planning

Two consequent issues: #154 = Boustrophedon flag in PackingStyles; and #155 = Printer test, following failure of default value of TastingNotesColumnStrokeCode.

Rare use of the empty-page feature. Fonts = /Optima-Regular and /Cochin.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

04 Sep 2021 Port chez CMAG www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20210904_CMAG.pdf …/20210904_CMAG_PorkPies.pdf Param’s

/TitlesFont     /CentimeThinNormal def
/CircletextFont /CentimeWideNormal def
/NamesFont      TitlesFont         def

Use of /AccanthisADFStd-Regular was considered, as in a 2014 event chez CMAG, but its non-lining lowercase old-style figures don’t work for elements of Titles of the form ‘G85’.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

There was a separate tasting document for the pork pies. Parameters by which done, and discussion, are in issue 153.

Pies placemat

16 Aug 2021 Kopke Port Masterclass www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20210816_GlennElliott_Kopke.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott. A rare use of the /Arch possibility within PackingStyles.

Glasses placemat

24 July 2021 Sammamish Port Club www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20210724_GlennElliott_wood.pdf …/20210724_GlennElliott_bottle.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

09 July 2021 Delinquent in Utzigen www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20210709.pdf Planning

/Titles [
	(EV82)   (T55)   (Rs94)   /dagger   (Br60)
	[(Dl) {0 CurrentFontSize 0.1 mul rmoveto CurrentFontName CurrentFontSize 0.75 mul selectfont} (40Y)]
] def  %  /Titles

/TitleMaxHeightProportionInnerRadius 1.25 def
/FontSizesRatioTitlesMin 1.5 def

/InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours {WithinPage 2 le {2} {1} ifelse} def
/BelowtitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles 0.2 def

/Spirals true def
/SpiralCentreFromCentreProportionRadiiInside 0.75 def
/SpiralCentreFromCentreAngle {[-7.5 -22.5 -37.5 7.5 22.5 37.5] WithinPage get} def
/SpiralClockwise {WithinPage 2 le} def
Glasses placemat

08 July 2021 Quinta de la Rosa www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20210708_Rosa.pdf Planning

Alas postponed. Design inspired by the TSQ50 circle at the Taylor vertical of 22 Mar 2013. Nearly all bottles provided by Vintage Wine & Port Limited “in exchange for a donation to charity”.

/PaperType /A2 def  % 594mm by 420mm

/CircletextFont  /GoudyOldStyleT-Regular      def
/TitlesFont      /FiraSansExtraCondensed-Bold def
/AbovetitlesFont /BowNormal                   def
/OvertitlesFont  /BowBold                     def
/SubtitlesFont   AbovetitlesFont              def

/CircletextMaxFontSizeAbsolute 9 def
/CircletextFontSize 9 def  % Renamed Apr 2022

/ShapesInTitles      true def
/ShapesInAbovetitles false def
/ShapesInBelowtitles false def
/ShapesInOvertitles  false def
/ShapesToUse [ /Flower ] def
/ShapesFlowersNumPetalsMin {Circlearrays WithinTitles get 1 get (LBV) eq {5} {6} ifelse} def
/ShapesFlowersNumPetalsMax /ShapesFlowersNumPetalsMin load def
/ShapesAverageSeparation 24 def  % Fewer than usual, to be less cluttered
/ShapesEnclosingCircleRadiusMin  ShapesAverageSeparation 0.3 mul  def
/ShapesEnclosingCircleRadiusMax  ShapesAverageSeparation 0.5 mul  def

/OuterGlassesMarginT  % Cf. Vesuvio vertical of 24 February 2016
	420 360 mul 127 div  30 24 add sub   % Intra-margin page height
	3 sqrt 3 mul  2 add                  % Height of glasses, in radii
	594 360 mul 127 div  48 sub  13 div  % Radius
	mul  sub
def  % /OuterGlassesMarginT
/LogThisExtra [
	(Used height ~= ) 420 OuterGlassesMarginT 127 mul 360 div sub (mm )
	(~= A4 height + ) 2 index 297 sub (mm. )
	(Inspired by TSQ50 from Taylor vertical of 22 March 2013.)
] def  % /LogThisExtra

From log: Used height ~= 338.485mm ~= A4 height + 41.4854mm. Inspired by TSQ50 from Taylor vertical of 22 March 2013.
Radii = [ 125.829 ] => diameters ~= 88.8mm~=3.50"

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Cork display Quinta de la Rosa 1990 LBV

17 June 2021 Quevedo Colheita Vertical www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20210617_Quevedo_colheita.pdf Planning

Quevedo Colheita Vertical, as arranged by Vintage Wine and Port. Official Quevedo font family is Woodford-Bourne; fonts used are /WoodfordBourne-Bold, /WoodfordBourne-Thin, and /WoodfordBourne-Regular.

Glasses placemat 1992 circle

26 May 2021 Hadge’s Blind Generosity www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20210526_Hadge.pdf Planning

Glasses placemat Tasting notes Vote recorder
/Names [ () ] def
/NamesVoteRecorder [
	(HTWH)  (H +1)  (MPM)  (SCD)  (PW)  (CPR)
	[(JDA) {-0.06 Kern} (W)]
] def

/CrossHatchingInside true def
/OvertitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles 0.125 def

13 May 2021 Blend your own 20-year tawny with Oscar Quevedo www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20210513_Quevedo_tawny.pdf Review Planning

Quevedo tawnies, as arranged by Vintage Wine and Port. Official Quevedo font family is Woodford-Bourne; fonts used are /WoodfordBourne-Bold, /WoodfordBourne-Thin, and /WoodfordBourne-Regular.

Glasses placemat Quevedo circle

15 Apr 2021 Graham Single Harvest Tawnies www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20210415_Graham_tawny.pdf Planning

Graham’s Single Harvest Tawnies, as arranged by Vintage Wine and Port. YouTube Symington presentation; and tasting notes of the 1994, 1990, 1982, 1974, and 1963.

Policy decision: henceforth VW&P’s official placemat style has FillTitles, with the FillTexts being the name of the shipper. Where possible, fonts will be or echo those of the shipper.

Glasses placemat Tasting notes Tasting notes

21 Mar 2021 Sammamish Port Club www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20210321_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

Glasses placemat

14 Jan 2021 LBVs www.jdawiseman.com/2021/20210114_LBVs.pdf Planning

The first occasion that SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes has been true with more than one /Glasses page.

Gotham fonts liked, despite the ‘I’ lacking crossbars. Comment welcomed.

% Prevents there being two copies of the decanters labels for G15 and T15 LBVs.
/DecanterLabelsNumCopies {SheetNum 0 eq {1} {WithinPage 2 eq {1} {0} ifelse} ifelse} def

/GlassesOnSheets [
	[ 0 1 3 ]  % T15 G15 /dagger
	[ 0 1 2 ]  % T15 G15 QH14
] def  % /GlassesOnSheets
/GlassesOnTastingNotePages GlassesOnSheets def

/SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes true def

/TitlesFont      /GothamNarrow-Bold def
/CircletextFont  /Gotham-Light      def
/BelowtitlesFont /Gotham-Black      def
Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

2020 2020 2020

10 December 2020 The Unknown Shipper and his Peculiar Friends www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20201210_NavalMilitary.pdf

“Портвейн Красньій Ливадия”: only previous use of Cyrillic on the placemats was in June 2009. Note for PostScript programmers: some fonts have glyph names starting “/uni…”; some “/u…”.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat
/Circlearrays [
	% [Omitted items]
	[
	(Livadia Red Port 1936)
	[
		/quotedblleft
		/uni041F /uni043E /uni0440 /uni0442 /uni0432 /uni0435 /uni0439 /uni043D ( )
		/uni041A /uni0440 /uni0430 /uni0441 /uni043D /uni044C /uni0456 /uni0439 ( )
		/uni041B /uni0438 /uni0432 /uni0430 /uni0434 /uni0438 /uni044F
		/quotedblright
	]
	[(JDA) {-0.04 Kern} (W)]
	]
	% [Omitted items]
] def  % /Circlearrays

/TitlesFont     /DejaVuSans-ExtraLight def
/CircletextFont /DejaVuSans            def
/NamesFont      /DejaVuSansCondensed   def
/HeaderFont     NamesFont def
/FontSizesRatioTitlesMin 999 def  % Font sizes closer than this ratio (i.e., always) are collapsed to smaller.

/Droplets true def
/DropletsCharges [  % Length a multiple of 4:  SheetNum;  WithinPage or [x y];  Charge;  Spin
	/All [{1   SheetNum       sub PageWidth mul} {Radii 0 get 2 mul MgnB add}      ]    2   {Radii 0 get 4 mul}
	/All [{1.5 SheetNum 2 mul sub PageWidth mul} {GlassPositions 0 get 0 get 1 get}]   -1   0
	/All  0                                                                            -1   0
] def  % DropletsCharges

24 November 2020 Quinta de la Rosa Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20201124_de_la_Rosa.pdf

Glasses placemat Tasting notes

19 November 2020 Blandy’s Madeiras Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20201119_Madeira_Blandys.pdf

Blandy’s Madeiras, arranged by Vintage Wine and Port. Seven glasses on an /A4 is rare (26 Apr 2017, 25 Nov 2015).

Small error: Duke of Sussex, not of Clarence (happily, the fault not mine).

‘Spin’ a new feature, necessitating that DropletsCharges have length a multiple of 4.

Glasses placemat Tasting notes
/TitlesFont     /Cochin def
/CircletextFont /Optima-Regular def
/InlineTitles false def

/GlassesOnSheetsMaxPerSheet 7 def

/Droplets true def
/DropletsCharges [  % Length a multiple of 4
	/All  0  -1  0  % SheetNum Location Charge Spin. SheetNum can be /All; position can be circle number.
	/All  {[PageWidth 2 div  Radii SheetNum get MgnB add]}  +1  {Radii SheetNum get 2 mul}
] def  % DropletsCharges

/OutputLogToPage false def

28 September 2020 Not The (Much-Delayed) VE-Day Tasting Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200928_Not_VE.pdf

25 August 2020 Emergency at 67 Pall Mall Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200825_Emergency.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

30 July 2020 Quevedo Whites Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200730_Quevedo.pdf

Quevedo whites, arranged by Vintage Wine and Port.

Glasses placemat Tasting notes

23 July 2020 Fortified Wines from Andalusia www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200723_Extenda.pdf

Arranged by The Big Fortified Tasting and by Extenda, The Trade Promotion Agency of Andalusia; presented by Sarah Jane Evans MW on YouTube. The sherries presented were from La Guita, Bodegas Barbadillo, Bodegas Alvear, Toro Albalá, Emilio Lustau, and Bodegas Williams & Humbert.

Glasses placemat
/Orientation /Landscape def

/ExternalLinks [
	% Eleven rows omitted. Links in PDF's Table of Contents.
] def  % /ExternalLinks

% If font sizes closer than this ratio, then collapsed to smaller.
% Prevents aesthetic unpleasantness of slightly different font sizes.
% Setting to large, say >=4, forces all to equal smallest.
% Setting to <=1 deactivates this constraint.
/FontSizesRatioTitlesMin 999 def

/OutputLogToPage false def

02 June 2020 Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal Planning No placemats yet made

Cancelled: a lesser casualty of the COVID19 lockdowns.

The design of the placemats might echo the design used for the 1960 Horizontal at The Bowler in May 2010.

12 May 2020 Horizontal of 1992s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200512_1992s.pdf

Cancelled: a lesser casualty of the COVID19 lockdowns.

Fonts = /DejaVuSerifCondensed, /GillSansMT-Condensed (as used, for example, on 22 Dec 2014), /DejaVuSerif-Bold, /DejaVuSerif.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat tasting notes Glasses placemat Glasses placemat: Niepoort 1992

07–08 May 2020 Quevedo, Live at Home Quevedo Vintage Wine and Port ThePortForum TheBFT www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200507_Quevedo.pdf and also at VintageWineAndPort.co.uk

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Tasting notes
/PDF_title (#TasteAtHomeWithOscar) def  % Appears as tab name in browser

/HeadersRight [
	0  [(Thursday 7) {SuperscriptOn} (th) {SuperscriptOff} ( May 2020)]
	1  [  (Friday 8) {SuperscriptOn} (th) {SuperscriptOff} ( May 2020)]
	2  [
		(7) {SuperscriptOn} (th) {SuperscriptOff} /endash {+0.12 Kern}
		(8) {SuperscriptOn} (th) {SuperscriptOff} ( May 2020)
	]  % 2, end of
] def  % /HeadersRight

/PageOrderingGlasses [ 0 1 ] def
/PageOrderingTastingNotePages [ 2 ] def

/VoteRecorders false def
/CorkDisplayNumCopies 0 def
/NeckTagsNumCopies 0 def
/PrePourNumCopies 0 def
/DecantingNotesNumCopies 0 def
/AccountsNumCopies 0 def

/GlassesOnSheets [
	[ 0 1 2 ]
	[ 3 4 5 ]
] def  % /GlassesOnSheets
/GlassesOnTastingNotePages [
	[ 0 1 2 3 4 5 ]
] def  % /GlassesOnTastingNotePages

/PackingNestingColumnMajor true def
/PackingStyles [
	[ /LeftSide   /OnlyIfSheetNumMin 0  /OnlyIfSheetNumMax 0 ]
	[ /RightSide  /OnlyIfSheetNumMin 1  /OnlyIfSheetNumMax 1 ]
] def  % /PackingStyles

/InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours {WithinTitles 3 ge {2} {1} ifelse} def

/WaterBoxes /None def  % /Glasses /TastingNotes /Both, any other value being none

/OutputLogToPage false def

Some ordinary PostScript fiddliness — but observe the interaction between HeadersRight and PageOrdering… — and then the messiness of including images. But it would be much easier to make the placemats without images, and then add them using Adobe Illustrator or another PDF editor, if you have such software.

30 Apr 2020 Virtual tasting #4 Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200430_virtual.pdf

Glasses placemat

07 Apr 2020 Virtual tasting Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200407_virtual.pdf

Glasses placemat

17 Mar 2020 Vintage 2000 Port in the Time of Coronavirus Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200317_2000s.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

08 Feb 2020 1970s in Leverkusen arranged by WorldOfPort.de www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200208_1970s_Leverkusen.pdf

Glasses placemat: Berry Bros & Rudd 1970 Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder
/CircletextFont  /Palatino-Roman         def  % 02 Oct 2018 was previous use
/TitlesFont      /GilliusADFNo2-BoldCond def  % 08 Oct 2013 was only previous use
/BelowtitlesFont /GilliusADFNo2-Bold     def  % 20 Sep 2016 was previous use
/OvertitlesFont  BelowtitlesFont         def
/NamesFont       /Palatino-Italic        def  % 02 Oct 2018 was previous use
/HeaderFont      NamesFont               def

Documentation re code injection has code for dot below last character of “Bros”.

28 Jan 2020 A Trio Planning www.planetmeehan.com/dlfiles/200128/20200127_Trio.pdf …/20200128_Trio.pdf

Made by Mike Meehan. Two bugs: one his; one mine.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

11 Jan 2020 Port at the Glendora Country Club www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200111_Glendora.pdf

Made for Andy Velebil. Page sizes: /USLegal = 14″×8½″; and /USL = 8½″×11″. Not known who was to attend: /Names [ 15 {()} repeat ] def

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Martinez 1922

09 Jan 2020 Blinded bottle of fortified wine Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200109_blind.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: JDAW half
/VoteRecorderTopTexts [
	[ (Wine Of The Night?)  /questiondown ]
	[ (What is it?) ]
] def
/VoteRecorderShowTotalRow [ false true ] def  % Same length as VoteRecorderTopTexts
/VoteRecorderCrossedBox
{
	VoteRecorderShowTotalRow VoteRecorderSheetNum GetEU dup
	{
	pop Titles WithinTitles get ASCIIfy ThisName ASCIIfy eq ThisName length 0 gt and
	ThisName ASCIIfy (BK) ne and
	ThisName ASCIIfy (OJW) ne and
	} if  % VoteRecorderShowTotalRow ...
} bind def  % /VoteRecorderCrossedBox

/CircletextFont /TrebuchetMS  def  % Non-bold TrebuchetMS most recently used 18 Sep 2012
/TitlesFont     /DukeThinBold def  % DukeThinBold most recently used 09 Mar 2010

/ColourSchemeTitles /MidGrey def  % /MidGrey /Black
/ColourSchemeBelowtitles ColourSchemeTitles def  % /MidGrey /Black

/BelowtitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles 0.5 def
/FontSizesRatioTitlesMin 1 def  % In effect disables this

/CircletextMaxFontSizeAbsolute 16 def
/CircletextFontSize 16 def  % Renamed Apr 2022

/ShapesInTitles true def
/ShapesToUse [/Star] def  % At least one of: /Flower /Star /Heart
/ShapesAverageSeparation 12.5 def
/ShapesEnclosingCircleRadiusMin 5 def
/ShapesEnclosingCircleRadiusMax 6 def
/ShapesAverageMaxTweakPlusMinus 4 def

/InlineTitles false def

2019 2019 2019

19 Dec 2019 Unknown Shipper and Peculiar Friends Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20191219_White_Horse.pdf

Sticky labels Sticky labels Vote recorder

Sticky labels, not glasses sheets: /GlassesNumCopies 0 def .

18 Dec 2019 1934s and 1935s at Otto’s www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20191218_thirties.pdf

/GlassesNumCopies 0 def

17 Dec 2019 A port that cost you less than £25 Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20191217_GBP25.pdf

Fonts: /GillSans-Light, /GillSans-CondensedBold, /Harrington, /GillSans-Italic.

Glasses placemat: RON Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

09 Dec 2019 1991s Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20191209_1991s.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Noval Nacional 1991
/Names [
	% Non-duplicate non-nametypes from last items of Circlearrays' sub-arrays
	Circlearrays {dup length 1 sub get dup type /nametype ne
	{counttomark 1 sub -1 1 {index 1 index eq {pop exit} if} for}
	{pop} ifelse} forall
	()
] def  % /Names

/PDF_title (1991s on 2019Dec09) def  % Appears as tab name in browser

/FontSizesRatioTitlesMin 1 def  % I.e., unconstrained

/BackgroundTextsGlasses true def
/BackgroundTextsGlassesTexts [  [/quoteright  {-0.09102 Kern}  (9)  1 index  (1)]  ] def
/BackgroundTextsTNsTexts     [  [/quoteright  {-0.09493 Kern}  (9)  1 index  (1)]  dup dup  ] def
/BackgroundTextsGlassesPaintCode
{
	clipsave clip
	/TastingNotes TypeOfPagesBeingRendered eq {1} {2} ifelse  -1  0
	{
	35.36 mul dup 4.32 add gsave setlinewidth 0.9375 setgray stroke grestore
	dup 0 gt {gsave setlinewidth 1 setgray stroke grestore} {pop} ifelse
	} for
	cliprestore newpath
} def  % /BackgroundTextsGlassesPaintCode

/PrePourReverseOrder false def

The constructions of Names is explained in the documentaton on GitHub.

21 Nov 2019 Rebello Valente Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20191121_Rebello_Valente.pdf

Re the use of Droplets, see the discussion on ThePortForum.com.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: RV27

Code to make the two-line effect is on GitHub, or see all used parameters. I think this can look acceptable if the two words are of similar length and lack descenders (‘Rebello Valente’, perhaps ‘Ramos Pinto’), but not if they are of very different lengths or have descenders (‘Smith Woodhouse’, ‘Tuke Holdsworth’; ‘Butler Nephew’, ‘Gonzalez Byass’, ‘Gould Campbell’, ‘Quarles Harris’, ‘Royal Oporto’).

11 Nov 2019 The March Porters www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20191111_MarchPorters.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Vote recorder
/TastingNotesCirclesBehind false def

/FillTitles true def
/FillTexts [ (March Porters) dup dup dup dup  (Guests) dup dup dup dup ] def
/FillTextPrintQuickerDistillSlower true def
/FillTextAngle /LowerCenter def

/MarginB 
{
	/Glasses TypeOfPagesBeingRendered eq
	{
		297 360 mul 127 div  30 sub
		420 360 mul 127 div 48 sub 5 div 2 mul  sub
		% = 225342 635 div ~= 354.869291338582677
	} {24} ifelse  % Glasses
} def  % /MarginB

Other than some decanter labels, the first use of FillTitles since January 2014. But parts of this could have been differently. E.g., the placement of the circles (but not of the water boxes) could have been set with something like the following.

/PackingStyles
[
	[ /Array  /Positions [0 1] [1 1] [2 1] [3 1] [4 1] [0 0 0 1] [1 0 1 1] [2 0 2 1] [3 0 3 1] [4 0 4 1] ]
] def  % /PackingStyles

02 Nov 2019 Stewart Todd www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20191102_GlennElliott_Stewart_1.pdf …/20191102_GlennElliott_Stewart_2.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

29 Oct 2019 Phil Wakely’s 50th Birthday Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20191029_PhilWakely.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: PW

23 Oct 2019 Messias Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20191023_Messias.pdf

(See note at top re inconsistent rasterisation of thin lines.)
Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Messias Cachão 1977
/GlassesOnSheets [
	[ 0  1  PortData length 6 sub {} for ]
	[ PortData length 5 sub  1  PortData length 1 sub {} for ]
] def  % /GlassesOnSheets

/PackingNestingColumnMajor true def
/PackingStyles [
	[ /RectangularDislocation  /GlassesNumMin 6 ]
	[ /Diamonds                /GlassesNumMin 6 ]
	[
		/DiamondsAndRectangular
		/GlassesNumMin 6  /RectColsToLeftOrRowsBelow 0
	]
	[
		/Array  /GlassesNumMax 5  /SuppressNonRightOrnaments
		/Positions [0 3  1 3]  [0 1  1 1]  [1 4]  [1 2]  [1 0]
	]
] def  % /PackingStyles

/OvertitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles 0.125 def

/Spirals true def
/SpiralCentreFromCentreProportionRadiiInside 0.75 def
/SpiralCentreFromCentreAngle {
	360 WithinTitles 1 add mul PortData length div
} def  % /SpiralCentreFromCentreAngle

07 Oct 2019 Bring a bottle, blind Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20191007_blind.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat

23 Sep 2019 FTLOP’s Porto Prova: DR vs S. Leonardo TWAIOA www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190923_GlennElliott_PHT.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

Glasses placemat

20→29 Sep 2019 In Portugal www.jdawiseman.com/2019/201909XX_Portugal.pdf

Glasses placemat
/Names [ () ] def
/NamesVoteRecorder [ 9 {()} repeat ] def

/GlassesNumCopies 60 def
/TastingNotePagesNumCopies 30 def
/AccountsNumCopies 0 def
/NeckTagsNumCopies 0 def

/GlassesClusteredOnVoteRecorders [
	{GlassesOnTastingNotePages}  9 {dup} repeat
] def
/VoteRecorderTopTexts [
	[ /questiondown ]
	GlassesClusteredOnVoteRecorders length 1 sub {dup} repeat
] def
/VoteRecorderShowTotalRow
	[ GlassesClusteredOnVoteRecorders length {false} repeat ]
def
/GlassesClusteredOnCorkDisplay GlassesClusteredOnVoteRecorders def

10 Sep 2019 1966s Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190910_1966s.pdf

As requested some design inspiration, such as use of fonts /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT and /TimesNewRomanPSMT, from placemats of ‘Deeper Underground’ tasting of 28 Jan 2008.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Taylor 1966

First use of droplets (general discussion, specific discussion). At this stage still experimenting with the various settings.

27 July 2019 FTLOP 14th Anniversary Party www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190727_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

Glasses placemat

25 June 2019 2017s Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190625_2017s.pdf

Sticky labels 5×13

No glasses pages; instead sticky labels, 5×13 per /A4. Unusual to set /StickyLabelsOrientation /Landscape def, being the orientation of each label rather than of pages. Also non-standard was /VoteRecorders false def. And the very long ExternalLinks might have been gratuitous (lots of links to threads, and to Bs, B, Ch, ChG, Ck, Cs, Cr, CrS, Dl, D, F, G, GST, Jv, K, Lm, Mt, My, Ni, N, Pi, , Pt, Qv, RP, Ra, Rs, Sq, Sk, T, TVVV, Vl, V, VS, W).

Font for the Names was /AmericanTypewriter-Condensed, and for everything else /AmericanTypewriter-Semibold. Good or bad?

11 June 2019 1994s Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190611_1994s.pdf

(See note at top re inconsistent rasterisation of thin lines.)
Glasses placemat Vote recorder Zoom of Noval circle
/CrossHatchingOutside true def
/CrossHatchingTitles true def
/CrossHatchingCellArea 1296 def
/CrossHatchingCentreX /Right def
/CrossHatchingCentreY {
	PageHeight MgnT sub 3 mul MgnB add 4 div
	Radii SheetNum get 2 div  sub
} def

23 May 2019 Victoria’s 200th Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190523_Victoria200.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Warre 1966
/TitlesFont     /Cochin  def
/CircletextFont /Optima-Regular def
/InlineTitles false def

21 May 2019 Blind and Informal Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190521_blind.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: JDAW one
/ColourSchemeTitles /MidGrey def
/ColourSchemeBelowtitles ColourSchemeTitles def

/InlineTitles false def

/ShapesInTitles true def
/ShapesInBelowtitles ShapesInTitles def
/ShapesToUse [/Flower] def

01 May 2019 Broadbent Port Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190501_Broadbent.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

16 Apr 2019 The Big Fortified Tasting, masterclasses www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190416_BFT_Kopke.pdf …/20190416_BFT_Sandeman.pdf …/20190416_BFT_Madeira.pdf …/20190416_BFT_Sherry.pdf

Masterclasses at The Big Fortified Tasting, as given by Kopke; by Sandeman; by Vinos de Jerez; and by IVBAM.

Glasses placemat

From Kopke:

/PackingStyles [
	[ /Array /Positions [0 2] [0 1] [0 0]  [1 2] [1 1] [1 0]  [2 2] [2 1] [2 0]  [3.25 2] [3.25 1] [3.25 0] ]
] def  % /PackingStyles

/InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours {WithinTitles 3 idiv 1 add} def
/InlineTitlesBlackWidth {1.44 InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours sqrt div} def

/FootersLeft [0 
	{
	TypeOfPagesBeingRendered dup /Glasses ne exch /TastingNotes ne and
		{[(www) {-0.04 Kern} (.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190416_BFT_Kopke.pdf)]}
		{()}
	ifelse
	}
] def  % /FootersLeft

/OutputLogToPage false def

From the other three:

/PackingStyles [
	[ /PostsAndLintel  /CentralGlasses 0  /GlassesNumMin 8  /OnlyIfOrientation /Landscape ]
	[ /Arch            /CentralGlasses 0  /GlassesNumMax 7  /OnlyIfOrientation /Landscape ]
] def  % /PackingStyles

The printout of the Kopke placemats had a printer artefact, perhaps noticed only by me. The ideal solution requires a difficult algorithm: help requested in issue 18.

26 Mar 2019 DRT’s Annual Elixir Tasting www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190326_DRT_elixir.pdf Review Planning

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Dow Bomfim 1965
/PackingNestingColumnMajor true def

/TitlesFont /BlueHighwayFreeCondensed def

/Rotate180AlternateNames {TypeOfPagesBeingRendered /TastingNotes eq} def

/ShapesInTitles true def
/ShapesToUse [/Star] def
/ShapesStarsPointsAndStepsArray [ [6 2] [5 2] ] def
/ShapesTitlesFill { ShapesIntY ShapesIntX add 2 mod 0 eq {0.75} {0.9375} ifelse setgray fill} def
/ShapesTitlesStroke {0 setgray stroke} def

/InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours {Circlearrays WithinTitles get 1 get ASCIIfy (1965) eq {2} {1} ifelse} def

/PDF_title HeadersCenter 1 get def

The alternate setgraying with 0.75 and 0.9375 worked perfectly, fixing the problem described in the tasting of 5 March 2019.

05 Mar 2019 Fonseca 1970 Magnum, and Some Youngsters www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190305_F70_Youngsters.pdf

A very elegant design. The one imperfection was that the filling of the stars was done with two grays, 0.875 and 0.9375, which were too similar. Of course, on a different printer it might have been perfect. Note to self: next time test 0.75 and 0.9375.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glass
/CircletextFont /GilliusADF-BoldCond def
/TitlesFont     CircletextFont def
/NamesFont      /Harrington def

/AbovetitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles 0.4 def
/BelowtitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles 0.4 def

/CircletextMaxFontSizeAbsolute 11 def
/CircletextFontSize 11 def  % Renamed Apr 2022

/ShapesInTitles true def
/ShapesToUse [/Star] def
/ShapesStarsPointsAndStepsArray [ [5 2] ] def
/ShapesTitlesFill {
	ShapesIntY ShapesIntX add 2 mod 0 eq {0.875} {0.9375} ifelse
	setgray fill
} def
/ShapesTitlesStroke {0 setgray stroke} def

13 Feb 2019 A Box of Vesuvio Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190213_Vesuvio_box.pdf

(See note at top re inconsistent rasterisation of thin lines.)
Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat
/Spirals true def
/SpiralCentreFromCentreProportionRadiiInside 0.75 def

03 Jan 2019 Blind Emergency Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190103_blind.pdf

First appearance of Spirals. Drawing these with few Bézier curves uses the function ApproximatingCurve, as ‘discussed’ on comp.lang.postscript.

2018 2018 2018

13 Dec 2018 Unknown Shipper and Peculiar Friends Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20181213_White_Horse.pdf

12 Dec 2018 1948s at Otto’s Review www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20181212_1948s.pdf

11 Dec 2018 Offley Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20181211_Offley.pdf

(See note at top re inconsistent rasterisation of thin lines.)
Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Offley 1935
% Extracts from parameters; some omitted

/GlassesOnSheets [
	[ 0 1 Titles length 4 sub {} for ]
	[ Titles length 3 sub 1 Titles length 1 sub {} for ]
] def  % /GlassesOnSheets

/PackingStyles [
	[ /RectangularDislocation     /GlassesNumMin 4 ]
	[ /Diamonds                   /GlassesNumMin 4 ]
	[ /DiamondsAndRectangular     /GlassesNumMin 4 ]
	[ /RectangularAlternateNudge  /GlassesNumMin 4  /ImprovementPointsMin 2 ]
	[ /RightSide  /GlassesNumMax 3  /OnlyIfOrientation /Portrait  /SuppressNonRightOrnaments ]
] def  % /PackingStyles
/PackingNestingColumnMajor true def

/TitlesFont     /Cochin      def
/CircletextFont /Cochin-Bold def

/CrossHatchingInside true def
/CrossHatchingCellArea 56 12 mul 2 mul def  % Two pipes
/CrossHatchingNumRadialLines 120 def
/CrossHatchingCentreX {SheetNum 0 eq {0} {PageWidth 2 div 420 360 mul 127 div sub} ifelse} def
/CrossHatchingCentreY {PageHeight MarginT sub Radii 0 get 2 mul sub} def
/NeckTagsShowCrossHatchingInside true def

First use of /SuppressNonRightOrnaments (which should have been coded ages ago—saves so much awkwardness with the headers).

01 Dec 2018 Niepoort Garrafeiras, arranged by WorldOfPort.de www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20181201_Niepoort_Garrafeira.pdf

(See note at top re inconsistent rasterisation of thin lines.)
Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat: Niepoort 1931 Garrafeira
/CrossHatchingTitles  false def
/CrossHatchingInside  true  def
/CrossHatchingOutside false def

Because CrossHatchingNumRadialLines = 180 the radial lines are 2° apart. And each of the curved ‘rectangles’ has area CrossHatchingCellArea, being about 491pt² ≈ 61.1mm² ≈ (7.8mm)² ≈ (0.3″)².

13 Nov 2018 Blind Emergency Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20181113_Blind.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Vote recorder Glasses placemat: JDAW

30 Oct 2018 Mature Single Quinta (or Second Label) Ports Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20181030_SQVP.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: JDAW

13 Oct 2018 Sammamish Port Club www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20181013_GlennElliott_SPC.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

02 Oct 2018 Cockburn Vertical Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20181002_Cockburn.pdf

Ten years after ThePortForum’s first vertical, it is repeated.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Cockburn 1924
/CircletextFont  /Palatino-Roman def
/TitlesFont      /GillSans def
/AbovetitlesFont /Palatino-Italic def
/BelowtitlesFont AbovetitlesFont def
/OvertitlesFont  /Palatino-BoldItalic def
/NamesFont       /Palatino-Bold def
/SubtitlesFont   AbovetitlesFont def

12 Sep 2018 2016s Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180912_2016s.pdf

No glass circles, instead sticky labels.

Tasting notes: Julian’s 1 Tasting notes: Julian’s 2 Tasting notes: Julian’s 3 Vote recorder Cork display Sticky labels

28 July 2018 Sammamish Port Club www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180728_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

Glasses placemat

24 July 2018 Bring a bottle to share Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180724_Glorious.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: JDAW

13 July 2018 Sammamish Port Club www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180713_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott. A rare use of the /Arch possibility within PackingStyles.

Glasses placemat

03 July 2018 Bring a bottle to share Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180703_SCP.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Cockburn 1963

12 June 2018 Bring a bottle to share Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180512_BarDouro.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Neck tags Neck tags: AHB Glasses placemat: JDAW

05 June 2018 8s: Second or Fourth Digit, an ‘8’ Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180605_Eights.pdf

The theme being ‘8’s, the placemats were laden with eight-pointed stars, octagons, and ±8° from horizontal. Upon reflection, maybe it was a bit childish.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Graham 1948

Rotation algorithm: 8°; take the WithinTitles element of Titles; ASCIIfy to remove kerning instructions and other non-text; extract decade digit; iff even then neg the 8°.

/RotationTitlesAboveBelowOverCirclearray {08  Titles WithinTitles get ASCIIfy dup length 2 sub 1 getinterval cvi 2 mod 0 eq {neg} if} def

Background pattern:

/ShapesInTitles true def
/ShapesToUse [/Star] def
/ShapesStarsPointsAndStepsArray [ [8 1] [8 2] dup [8 3] dup dup dup ] def

% Updated to work with code of February 2019.
/PaintBackgroundCode {
	/Glasses TypeOfPagesBeingRendered eq
	{
	<< /ShapesAverageSeparation 48 >> begin

	% Clipping path
	MgnL MgnB moveto  MgnL PageHeight MgnT sub lineto
	PageWidth MgnR sub PageHeight MgnT sub lineto
	PageWidth MgnR sub MgnB lineto  closepath
	GlassPositions SheetNum get
		{aload pop Radii SheetNum get 3 copy add moveto 90 450 arc closepath}
	forall

	MgnL  MgnB  PageWidth MgnR sub  PageHeight MgnT sub  % Bounding box
	{ShapesIntX ShapesIntY add 2 mod 0 eq {1} {0.9375} ifelse setgray fill}  % Fill code
	{0.24 setlinewidth 0 setgray stroke}  % Stroke code
	true  % DoActuallyClip
	ShapesClippedToPath  newpath
	end
	} if  % Glasses page
} def  % Executed once, just before painting pages

03 June 2018 Sammamish Port Club www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180603_GlennElliott_SPC_Sandy.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

15 May 2018 Royal Wedding: Port Fit for a (New) Duchess Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180515_RoyalWedding.pdf

An echo of the “Port Fit For a Queen” theme of the E2>V tasting.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Vote recorder

Code to paint such hearts is on GitHub. There is a spreadsheet which shows that each side of the heart is a single Bézier cubic.

09 May 2018 The Big Fortified Tasting: Masterclasses www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180509_BFT_ColheitaMadeira.pdf …/20180509_BFT_Barbeito.pdf …/20180509_BFT_Sandeman.pdf

Details in the BFT 2018 Show Catalogue. On the day Sandeman brought their own placemats; the same might and might not have been true for the others.

08 May 2018 Something nice from the sixties Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180508_Sixties.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Harvey 1962
/FlightSeparationLines
[
	[  % +SheetNum 0
	[  [/Top 0  3] [/Bottom  2  5]  ]  % <= 1962
	[  [/Top 8 11] [/Bottom 10 13]  ]  % 1966s
	[  [/Top 3 6 0.5] [3 6] [3 4] [0 3] [/Top 0 3]  ]  % Golden White 1963
	]  % -SheetNum 0
] def  % /FlightSeparationLines

In the printouts was a slight bleed, a very thin line of filled black showing outside the clipped white stars at the edge of the Titles. Henceforth this can be prevented by setting to false the new parameters ShapesTitlesClip, ShapesAbovetitlesClip, ShapesBelowtitlesClip, ShapesOvertitlesClip, and ShapesPlaceNamesClip.

17 Apr 2018 Magnus: Cellar reduction and health check Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180417_Magnus.pdf

Other Cellar Reduction Parties: Alex on 26 Aug 2014; Julian on 16 Feb 2022.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Offley 1994

14 Apr 2018 A Matter of Place www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180414_GlennElliott_Roy.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

10 Apr 2018 1963s: A Second Wind? Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180410_1963s.pdf

Several errors — I hope that my usual standard is better than this. SCD had withdrawn but was still on the placemats; DRT was on twice; and WG who replaced SCD wasn’t at all. And, after the event, comment was made about there being different values of OvertitleFontSizes. All of which was sloppy.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Constantino 1963

05 Apr 2018 Tom’s Mystery 1922 Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180405_Mystery1922.pdf

The fonts /Didot and /Didot-Bold echoed the 1922 bottle.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Dow 1970

26 Mar 2018 DRT’s Protective Potion www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180326_Protective_Potion.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: GM65

14 Mar 2018 SQVP and mature LBV, blind Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180314_LBV_SQVP_blind.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat

17 Feb 2018 Quinta do Noval in Leverkusen Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180217_Noval_Leverkusen.pdf

Documentation re code injection has code for dot below last character of “Bros”.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Cork display Pre-pour Name of person

15 Feb 2018 A New Subject of Her Majesty: Mr Wolfgang Starz Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180215_Mr_Wolfgang_Starz.pdf

First glasses page Second glasses page

Zoom-in on some of the many Union Jacks (in foreground filled in colour; in background stroked thin):

Extract from placemats showing filled foreground Union Jacks and part of a stroked backgroun Union Jack

26 Jan 2018 Sammamish Port Club www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180126_GlennElliott_SPC.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

18 Jan 2018 Port, Mostly 1982 Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180118_BarDouro.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

This might have been the last placemats in which /Rays true def. Rays never worked perfectly, and in July 2019 was removed from the code, a related effect being done with Droplets.

02 Jan 2018 Blind (Ideally 1878) Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180102_Ideally1878.pdf

DejaVu fonts are open-source, free, and include a large subset of unicode characters. So tested here were /DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold (TitlesFont), DejaVuSerifCondensed (CircletextFont, HeaderFont) and /DejaVuSerif (NamesFont). The sans wasn’t liked.

First use of VoteRecorderMonkeyWhenShowTotalRow and VoteRecorderMonkeyName.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: JDAW

2017 2017 2017

21 Dec 2017 Xmas Tasting (Unknown Shipper and Peculiar Friends) Review No placemats

20 Dec 2017 Luncheon, Otto’s, 1927s Review No placemats

1927 Cockburn, Constantino, Croft, Dow, Fonseca, Martinez, Taylor, and Warre.

19 Dec 2017 1977s Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20171219_1977s.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder FH77 extract from placemat

There are twelve n/m stars with n, m coprime; and inner radius, and angle at point, between that of a 7/2 and 7/3. These are 5/2, 7/2, 7/3, 8/3, 11/4, 12/5, 13/5, 17/7, 18/7, 19/8, 22/9, and 26/11. But the output wasn’t elegant: the high‑n stars looked too similar.

Also, the spelling error is regretted.

30 Nov 2017

Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary) Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20171130_Sandemans_1970s.pdf

Cancelled (venue booking failure)

On 30 Nov 2002 placemats switched from being artisanal to being industrial. These placemats—more accurately, the glasses pages of these placemats—are very similar to the not-used last of the artisanals.

29 Nov 2017 Cálem Review Planning Food www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20171129_Calem.pdf

Extracts from these placemats appeared on pp607–8 of Port Vintages (2018).

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Cálem 1935

18 Nov 2017 Extraordinary Port Tasting www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20171118_GlennElliott_HT.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

Glasses placemat

02 Nov 2017 1970 Sighted, no duplicates Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20171102_1970s.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Dow 1970

19 Oct 2017 Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20171019_mature.pdf

The first placemats to have in the ExternalLinks a link to What3Words.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: JDAW

10 Oct 2017 Gould Campbell, 1924 to 1997 Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20171010_Gould_Campbell.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Gould Campbell 1927

28 Sep 2017 “Bring a container of port, or something a bit like port, to share with port-lovers” Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170928_Bring.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat: CPR Empty page Vote recorder

07 Sep 2017 SQVP Blind Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170907_SQVP_Blind.pdf

Two of the fonts were not the most splendid victory:   /CircletextFont /Estelle def,   /NamesFont /DobkinScript def .

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: AHB

09 Aug 2017 Summer Thirst, Blind Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170809_Blind.pdf

The parameter VoteRecorderCrossedBox is not intuitive to use. Perhaps the parameter could be somehow reorganised, as not much discussed in issue 80.

/JDAW (JDA) {-0.04 Kern} (W)] def …

/VoteRecorderCrossedBox {VoteRecorderShowTotalRow VoteRecorderSheetNum GetEU dup {pop Titles WithinTitles get ASCIIfy ThisName ASCIIfy eq ThisName length 0 gt ThisName JDAW ne and and Titles WithinTitles get JDAW eq ThisName (IDJ) eq and or} if} def

01 Aug 2017 Bring a Bottle of Port, or of Something Else, Blind or Not Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170801_Emergency.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Stars on gray
/ColourSchemeTitles /MidGrey def
/ShapesInTitles true def
/ShapesToUse [/Star] def
/ShapesTitlesFill {1 setgray fill} def
/InlineTitles false def

21–22 May 2017 FTLOP 12th Anniversary Extravaganza www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170721_GlennElliott.pdf …/20170722_GlennElliott_1.pdf …/20170722_GlennElliott_2.pdf …/20170723_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

13 July 2017 La nuit avant le jour de Bastille Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170713_Blind.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

21 June 2017 Portugal, including The Factory House Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170621_FactoryHouse.pdf …/20170600_Portugal.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Pre Pour: Sandeman 1917

08 June 2017 1967s Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170608_1967s.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder
/ShapesInTitles true def
/ShapesToUse [/Flower /Star /Heart] def
/ShapesTitlesFill {1 setgray fill} def
/ShapesTitlesStroke
	{0 setgray 0.18 setlinewidth stroke}
def

24 May 2017 Anything But Vintage IV, Blind, and Optionally for Somebody Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170524_Blind_for_Somebody.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Hearts, Stars, and Flowers

10 May 2017 Bring a bottle blind Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170510_help_required.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: AHB

05 May 2017 Nineties www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170505_GlennElliott_SPC.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

26 Apr 2017 Charity tasting at DFW in the Cheesegrater, arranged by AHB www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170426_DFW.pdf

It is rare to have seven glasses on a single /A4.

22 Apr 2017 Dueling Bastardo vs. Moscatel www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170422_GlennElliott_Bastardo_NY.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

Glasses placemat

19 Apr 2017 Bring a bottle of port to share Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170419_emergency.pdf

First use of /Harrington font since 20th September 2016; first use of /MidGrey since the Dow magnums on 17th January 2013 (4¼ years before); and the first use of /MidGrey with a serif font since 22nd March 2012 (5 years before); and the first use of /MidGrey with /Harrington since 20th November 2008 (8½ years before), the previous occasion having been 26th December 2007 (shortly before that, 9⅓ years before this).

(See note at top re inconsistent rasterisation of thin lines.)
Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: JDAW
/CircletextFont /Harrington    def
/TitlesFont     CircletextFont def
/ColourSchemeTitles /MidGrey def
/ExclusionAnnulusProportionInnerRadiusTitlesAboveBelow 0.005 def
/CircletextMaxFontSizeAbsolute 18 def
/CircletextFontSize 18 def  % Renamed Apr 2022

/InlineTitles false def
/CrossHatchingInside true def
/CrossHatchingTitles false def

06 Apr 2017 1955s Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170406_1955s.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat

22 Mar 2017 Bring a Blind Bottle Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170322_blind.pdf

Glasses placemat

A rare use of the /Arch possibility within PackingStyles. (Rays never worked perfectly, and in July 2019 was removed from the code, a related effect being done with Droplets.)

09 Mar 2017 {Dow,Graham,Fonseca,Taylor,Warre} × {1980,1983,1985} Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170309_Eighties_Rectangle.pdf

Several images of this set of placemats were posted on JancisRobinson.com, and a review entitled Vintage ports of call was in the weekend edition of the Financial Times, posted online late on 31 March 2017.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Tasting notes placemat Tasting notes placemat Tasting notes placemat Vote recorder Accounts placemat Cork display placemat Cork display placemat Neck tags placemat Neck tags placemat Decanter labels placemat Place name placemat Pre-pour placemat: Warre 1985 Pre-pour placemat: Warre 1983 Pre-pour placemat: Warre 1980
/GlassesOnSheets [
	[ 0 1 2  3  4  5 ]
	[ 6 7 8  9 10 11 ]
	[ 12 13 14 ]
] def
% Omitting some less interesting parameters
/PackingNestingColumnMajor true def
/PackingStyles [
	[ /RectangularDislocation /GlassesNumMin 5 ]
	/RightSide
] def

01 Mar 2017 An Introductory Port Tasting www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170301_Introductory.pdf

04 Feb 2017 CUTwC’s 62nd Annual Dinner www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170204_CUTwC.pdf

04 Feb 2017 1977s in Leverkusen Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170204_1977s_Leverkusen.pdf

Stars made as for tasting on 01 Feb 2017. Documentation re code injection has code for dot below last character of “Bros”.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat

01 Feb 2017 1977 from Magnum and Tappit Hen Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170201_1977_magnum_tappit_hen.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Graham magnum
/Magnum (Magnum) def
/TappitHenSans [(T) {-0.08 Kern} (appit Hen)] def
/DecanterLabelsNumCopies {Belowtitles WithinTitles get dup TappitHenSans eq
	{pop 3} {Magnum eq {2} {1} ifelse}
ifelse} def

Also a very complicated PrologueCode, which creates [n,m] data and forms for the stars, then execformed by PaintBackgroundInsideGlassCircles (with /InlinePrefillWhite true def). That allowed the stars’ parameters to be computed together, to maximise resonance with CirclearraysN.

27 Jan 2017 Inaugural Meeting, Sammamish Port Club www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170127_GlennElliott_SPC_a.pdf …/20170127_GlennElliott_SPC_b.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

04 Jan 2017 Bring a Blind Bottle Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2017/20170104_Bring_a_Blind_Bottle.pdf

First use of PaintBackgroundInsideGlassCircles.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

2016 2016 2016

15 Dec 2016 The Traditional Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20161215_White_Horse.pdf

/GlassesNumCopies 0 def

14 Dec 2016 Luncheon at Otto’s www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20161214_Ottos_luncheon.pdf

/GlassesNumCopies 0 def

13 Dec 2016 Quinta do Noval Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20161213_Noval.pdf

Glasses placemat: Noval 1927 Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder
/CircletextFont /Garamond         def
/TitlesFont     /TrebuchetMS-Bold def
/OvertitlesFont /Garamond-Bold    def

23 Nov 2016 Bring a Bottle, Sighted Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20161123_sighted.pdf

/LogThisExtra (Glasses on these sheets might be the cover photograph of The Book. Hence: Names omitted from Circlearrays, though not from CirclearraysTastingNotes etc; and three copies of JDAW glasses sheets, to allow post-spillage retakes.) def

For which purpose:

/JDAW [(JDA) {-0.05 Kern} (W)] def

/Circlearrays [ CirclearraysTastingNotes
	{dup length 2 ge {dup length 1 sub 0 exch getinterval} if}
forall ] def
	
/GlassesOnSheets [
	[ 0 1 2 3 4 5 ]
	[ 0   2 3 4 5 ]  % AHB and his SW63 are expected to be late,
	             % meaning presumably post-photographs
] def  % /GlassesOnSheets

/GlassesNumCopies {ThisName JDAW eq {3} {1 SheetNum sub} ifelse} def

The branding of its cork revealed the purported SW63 to be a SW66.

Glasses placemat: Smith Woodhouse 1963 Glasses placemat Vote recorder

19 Nov 2016 Cálem vertical in Leverkusen Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20161119_Calem_Leverkusen.pdf

15 Nov 2016 Dinner with Johnny Symington at the Naval & Military Club Review www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20161115_Naval_Military.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Warre 1980
/PackingStyles [
	[ /PostsAndLintel  /CentralGlasses 0 ]
] def  % /PackingStyles

/InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours {WithinTitles 2 le {1} {2} ifelse} def

Fonts at defaults of /Garamond and /TrebuchetMS-Bold.

12 Oct 2016 Seventy or Seventy-Seven Review Planning www.planetmeehan.com/dlfiles/161012/20161011_70or77v2.pdf

Placemats made by Mike Meehan.

03 Oct 2016 DrDirk in London Review Planning

No placemats

Blind: Dow 1970; Graham 1980; Churchill 1985.

20 Sep 2016 Port and Steak Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160920_Port_Steak.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder
/CircletextFont /Harrington         def
/TitlesFont     CircletextFont      def
/NamesFont      /GilliusADFNo2-Bold def
/HeaderFont     NamesFont           def

16 Aug 2016 An Alex Emergency: Bring a blind bottle to share Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160816_emergency.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Neck tags
/Circlearrays [
	[ (Mr. Bridgeman) ]
	[ (Mr. Johns) ]
	[ (Mr. Redshaw) ]
	[ /sterling ]
	[ /florin ]

	[ (Mr. Wiseman) ]
	[ (Mr. Turnbull) ]
	[ (Mr. Archer) ]
	[ /dollar ]
	[ /yen ]
] def

/CircletextFont /Gabrielle def
/TitlesFont     /Geo112ThinBold /def
/ShapesInTitles true def
/ShapesToUse [/Star] def
/ShapesStarsPointsAndStepsArray
[
	[3 1.31844]
	[4 1.79214]
	[5 2.27823]
	[6 2.77012]
	[7 3.26502]
	[8 3.76162]
	[9 4.25925]
] def  % /ShapesStarsPointsAndStepsArray

(The “Mr.”s
should have
been Kerned.)

Glass zoom, JDAW

23–24 July 2016 FTLOP 11th Anniversary Extravaganza www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160723_GlennElliott.pdf …/20160724_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

20 July 2016 Anything But Vintage III Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160720.pdf

Quinta do Infantado’s standard abbreviation is now “In”. Fonts: /Garamond and /Harrington.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Warre 1962 LBV

June 2016 Drinks on becoming a ‘Cavaleiro’ of the Confraria do Vinho do Porto Review www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160600_Knights_of_the_Round_Table.pdf

Font: /LucidaSansUnicode.

Glasses placemat Neck tags Neck tags

15 June 2016 A trial of Fonseca 1963 Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160615_Fonseca1963.pdf

After the placemats were printed it was discovered that the “proposed GC70 is actually Oporto-bottled”, so it was replaced by a Warre 1963; and “a small issue with the BN55 — in that I could not find it! Can I respectfully offer another 55 — A Mackenzie bottled by J Harvey and Sons Bristol.”

Documentation re code injection has code for dot below last character of “Bros”. Font = /LucidaSansUnicode.

19 May 2016 66@50 Review Planning www.planetmeehan.com/dlfiles/160519/160519_1966_Horizontal.pdf

Placemats made by Mike Meehan.

30 Apr 2016 “Sensational Sercial” www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160430_Sercial_NY.pdf

/FlightSeparations true def, with much use of /Curve, which has since been replaced with /Arc. It would have been better if the three-way junctions had not been softened with /Curve//Arc, and instead left as hard corners.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat: Borges 1810

These placemats caused re-observation, and this time understanding, of a bug in Adobe Distiller. If FlightSeparationPaintSeparately is false and there are multiple lines on one page, and a line ends where the next starts, then that ‘end’ is erroneously controlled by setlinejoin rather than setlinecap (see manual).

21 Apr 2016 Her Majesty is Ninety: A Double-Vertical of Dow and Graham (with Oscar, before the BFT) Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160421_Dow_Graham.pdf

16–17 Apr 2016 FTLOP Madeirathon Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160416_Maderia_RoyHersh.pdf

First appearance of neck tags. Fonts at defaults of /Garamond and /TrebuchetMS-Bold.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat: 1954 Terrantez

04 Apr 2016 A Life or Death Emergency — bring a bottle of VP, blind or sighted Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160404_DRT_1965.pdf

01 Apr 2016 A small vertical of Graham, in New York Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160401_NYC.pdf

First use of CrossHatchingOutside.

17 Mar 2016 The Fourth Annual Doty Cup Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160317_DotyCup.pdf

First use of ShapesPrintQuickerDistillSlower, and of BackgroundTextsDecanterLabels (both of which were added to the software for these placemats).

Zodiac characters, , in fonts /Menlo-Regular and /Menlo-Bold (seemingly with identical zodiac glyphs), made as follows.

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/Zodiac [
	[ /uni2648 (Aries) ]
	[ /uni2649 [(T) {-0.04 Kern} (aurus)] ]
	[ /uni264A (Gemini) ]
	[ /uni264B (Cancer) ]
	[ /uni264C (Leo) ]
	[ /uni264D (Virgo) ]
	[ /uni264E (Libra) ]
	[ /uni264F (Scorpius) ]
	[ /uni2650 (Sagittarius) ]
	[ /uni2651 (Capricorn) ]
	[ /uni2652 (Aquarius) ]
	[ /uni2653 (Pisces) ]
] def  % /Zodiac

/Circlearrays [ Zodiac {
	[ exch dup
		1 get exch
		[
			exch {/Menlo-Regular CurrentFontSize selectfont} exch
			0 get {CircletextFont CurrentFontSize selectfont}
		]
	]
} forall ] def  % /Circlearrays

/Titles [ Zodiac {0 get} forall ] def

/SubtitlesTastingNotes [ Zodiac {1 get} forall ] def

/TitlesFont /Menlo-Bold def

The zodiac was too confusing for the sommelier. It would have been better with Titles being ‘1’, ‘2’, etc. Also, use of both BackgroundTextsGlasses and ShapesInTitles was too busy.

26 Feb 2016 1985 Horizontal at the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago Review Planning Planning Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160226_Chicago_1985s.pdf

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The /Widdershins and /Clockwise possiblities were removed from FlightSeparationLines in April 2021, following ‘discussion’ in issue 87. A similar effect can still be reached via /FlightSeparationsArcProportionRadius 1 def, and repeated use of /Arc deep inside FlightSeparationLines.

24 Feb 2016 Vesuvio Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160224_vesuvio.pdf

/PaperType /A2 def, then trimmed in accordance with /OuterGlassesMarginB 3924887 1696576 3 sqrt mul sub 6 mul 18161 div def. Purposeless accuracy; simpler would have been just as good: /OuterGlassesMarginB 325.86 def  % ~= 115mm. Anyway, computed in Mathematica:

r = (594*360/127 − 48)/(2 + 7 √3) // FullSimplify;
outerGlassesMarginB = Simplify[420*360/127 − 54 − 7 r];
Print[
	"r = ", r, " ≈ ", N[r], "pt; diam ≈ ",
	N[2 r 127/360], "mm\n",
	"OuterGlassesMarginB = ",
	outerGlassesMarginB, " ≈ ",
	N[outerGlassesMarginB], "pt ≈ ",
	N[outerGlassesMarginB 127/360], "mm"
];
Mathematica output

Fonts = /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT, /TrebuchetMS-Bold, /TimesNewRomanPSMT.

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15 Feb 2016 Bring a blind bottle to share Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160215_blind_emergency.pdf

Activation of CrossHatchingBackground (renamed to CrossHatchingInside) and CrossHatchingTitles has become rare. Which is fortunate, given the clash with TastingNotesCirclesBehind. Bug fixed as of version dated 16:00 Monday 15th February 2016—too late for this tasting.

13 Feb 2016 1966 Horizontal, in Leverkusen, arranged by WorldOfPort.de www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160213_Leverkusen_1966s.pdf

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AP’s translations into German are in github.com/jdaw1/placemat/blob/main/Documentation/translations.md#german--deutsche. Help with translations wanted: into German, into other Germanic languages, into other languages. See that page.

08 Feb 2016 Bring A Bottle, Sighted Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160208_BKS.pdf

First use of PagesToBeInserted: insertion of the food order into the PDF doesn’t break the page numbering, and that inserted page has an entry in the Table of Contents.

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30 Jan 2016 Home Drinking: testing a recent delivery (GM86, GM87, DB92, 2×WC92) Review www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160130_recent_delivery.pdf

Fonts at defaults of /Garamond and /TrebuchetMS-Bold.

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18 Jan 2016 The ‘We Must Drink More Port’ Tasting www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160118_Drink_More_Port.pdf

Made by Ben Read.

04 Jan 2016 Beer, then Young Port Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2016/20160104_emergency.pdf

Test inclusion of the new Accounts page type, in not-quite final form. ∃ discussion.

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2015 2015 2015

17 Dec 2015 The Traditional Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20151217_WhiteHorse.pdf

Traditionally in The Bell, Wendens Ambo; in 2015 in The White Horse, Newport.

There are sticky labels, seemingly without glasses sheets. But the sticky labels are merely copies of what is on the glasses sheets. So there are glasses sheets, zero copies of which are shown: /GlassesNumCopies 0 def.

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15 Dec 2015 Seventy-Five at Forty Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20151215_1975s.pdf

Font /Albertus-Medium, as used for street signs in Lambeth. And precision kerning, both vertical and horizontal, in BackgroundTextsTNsTexts.

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/BackgroundTextsTNsTexts [
	[(7) {CurrentFontSize dup -0.22561 mul exch -0.36 mul rmoveto} (5)]
	Titles length 7 div ceiling cvi {dup} repeat pop
] def

28 Nov 2015 Fonseca, in Leverkusen, arranged by WorldOfPort.de Review F48 F48 www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20151128_Leverkusen_Fonseca.pdf

Manual setting of FontSizesTitlesEquivalences, necessitating /FontSizesRatioTitlesMin 1 def.

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25 Nov 2015 Horizontal of 1985s Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20151125_1985s.pdf

Complicated default value of new parameter BackgroundTextsAlignmentVertical worked well.

Change in default fonts, Titles in /TrebuchetMS-Bold (sans-serif, pleasingly weighted, with bright negative spaces); Circlearrays in /Garamond (which I now prefer to /Garamond-Bold).

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/GlassesOnSheets [
	[  0  1   6 {} for ]
	[  7  1  12 {} for ]
	[ 13  1 Titles length 1 sub {} for ]
] def  % /GlassesOnSheets
/ShrinkRadii [0 1 1] def

It is rare to have seven glasses on a single /A4, for which the packing style /DiamondsPlus exists. Packomania has this pattern as optimal for seven circles in a 1×0.7 rectangle. It would have been better with 14 on /A3 and 5 on /A4, as was done for the Messias tasting on 23 Oct 2019.

24 Nov 2015 With George Sandeman at Otto’s Review www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20151124_GeorgeSandeman.pdf

Prior to November 2015, I had believed, erroneously, that A4 was 250mm·(2^±¼) ≈ 210.2241mm by 297.3018mm. Actually, ISO 216 uses integer numbers of millimetres: A4 is 210mm by 297mm. Corrected in the code as of 31 Oct 2015. Happily, the prior errors were comfortably within ISO 216’s allowed tolerance of ±2mm.

Naturally enough, the small reduction in the page size caused a reduction in the size of the circles. Compare 27Oct2015’s radius of 136.978pt with 04Jan2016’s radius of 136.819pt, a change in the diameter of half the change in the page width ≈ −0.11mm ≈ −0.12%.

Usually GlassesClusteredOnVoteRecorders is derived from GlassesOnTastingNotePages. But here it was more natural for the gray lines to separate types of wine, hence:

/GlassesClusteredOnVoteRecorders
[
	[  % + 1st & only page of VRs
		[ 0 1 ]
		[ 2 ]
		[ 3 4 5 6 7 ]
		[ 8 9 10 11 ]
	]  % - 1st & only page of VRs
] def  % /GlassesClusteredOnVoteRecorders
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27 Oct 2015 A relatively long-notice ‘emergency’ Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20151027_emergency.pdf

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14 Oct 2015 Woo-Woo not in Bangalore Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20151014_pseudo-placemats.png

It has been said that “You can take the man out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the man”, and equivalently that “You can take the girl out of the trailer park but you can’t take the trailer park out of the girl”. (Yes yes, man/girl thing: I’m quoting; find something important about which to have a bee in your bonnet. This isn’t it.) The same is true of the placemats: even without placemats, there will be placemats.

Hand-drawn placemats

21 Sep 2015 An Emergency Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150921_emergency.pdf

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09 Sep 2015 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning Monarch of the United Kingdom Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150909_Elizabeth2_Victoria.pdf

First use of software with BackgroundTextsOrientation. BackgroundTextsGlassesPaintCode very faint, 127128, because my printer prints grays dark. The /Cochin font looks good, as does the /Optima-Regular.

Also see the letter from Buckingham Palace.

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14 Aug 2015 The Elliotts in London: Bring a Bottle, Perhaps of Tawny Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150814_The_Elliotts.pdf

Parameters GlassesCirclesFadingFactor and GlassesCrossedOut added to the software for this tasting. Comment welcomed, ideally in the software thread.

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27 July 2015 Bring a bottle to share Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150727.pdf

Fonts: /Cardinal-Alternate (not worth repeating), and for the Names, /AbadiMT-CondensedLight.

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25–26 July 2015 FTLOP 10th Anniversary Extravaganza www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150725_GlennElliott.pdf …/20150726_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

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21 July 2015 “[S]ome kind of emergency”, “Blind” Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150721_emergency.pdf

Fonts = /Cochin and /Cochin-Bold. Also /Rays true def.

(Rays never worked perfectly, and in July 2019 was removed from the code, a related effect being done with Droplets.)

07 July 2015 iVin @ Quevedo www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150707_quevedo.pdf

Made, at short notice, for Oscar. Happy to have helped. (But I forgot to remove the TPF logos.) Font: /TitlesFont /AvenirNextCondensed-DemiBold def .

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17 June 2015 The Sweet-Spot Vintages ({’66, ’70, ’77}×{D, G, T, W}), blind Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150617_sweet-spot_vintages.pdf

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03 June 2015 “Doty in London — Get it while it’s hot” Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150603_doty.pdf

Fonts: /Helvetica-Bold and /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT.

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17 May 2015 Blind and atonal at Left Bank New York Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150517_NewYork_blind.pdf

Though I dislike the numerals in /GillSans, the letters are very elegant, and nicely different to /Harrington.

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09 May 2015 1945 Horizontal at The RAF Club (WoP) Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150509_1945.pdf

Review in The World of Fine Wine, issue 50, 2015. Fonts: /Garamond and /TrebuchetMS-Bold.

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05 May 2015 Fonseca’s Bicentenary Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150505_fonseca.pdf

Unusually, Titles, TitlesTastingNotes and TitlesVoteRecorder all different; and SubtitlesTastingNotes different from all of Abovetitles, Belowtitles, and Overtitles. Also, /TitlesFont /GilliusADF-BoldCond def.

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02 May 2015 Kari’s 50th Birthday Rum Party www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150502_GlennElliott_rum.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

15 Apr 2015 Old Claret at Otto’s Review www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150415_claret.pdf

11 Apr 2015 The Majesty of Malvasia www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150411_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

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10 Apr 2015 The Doty Cup, Elemental Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150410_doty_cup.pdf

It would have been better if the parameter since renamed to PackingNestingColumnMajor had been true. Fonts: /Garamond-Bold and /GillSansMT-Condensed.

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/Circlearrays [
	[ (Hydrogen)   (H)  ]
	[ (Helium)     (He) ]
	[ (Lithium)    (Li) ]
	[ (Beryllium)  (Be) ]
	[ (Boron)      (B)  ]
	[ (Carbon)     (C)  ]
	[ (Nitrogen)   (N)  ]
	[ (Oxygen)     (O)  ]
	[ (Fluorine)   (F)  ]
	[ (Neon)       (Ne) ]
	[ (Sodium)     (Na) ]
	[ (Magnesium)  (Mg) ]
] def

/Titles [
	Circlearrays {1 get} forall
] def

/Belowtitles [
	Circlearrays length {()} repeat
] def

31 Mar 2015 Blint och informellt farväl till Magnus (och Dereks fem från ’65) Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150331_blind_informal.pdf

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26 Mar 2015 Blind with a clue Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150326_blind_with_clue.pdf

Having just devised the parameters to reproduce the pre-software placemats used on 12 May 2001, similar was used here.

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02 Mar 2015 Henry Shotton in London Review Param’s Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150302_shotton.pdf

Fonts: mostly /Harrington, the Names being in /LucidaSans.

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15 Feb 2015 Lunch with Chris Doty Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150215_doty_lunch.pdf

Fonts: /Garamond-Bold and /Helvetica-Bold.

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09 Feb 2015 Port from the 1970s Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150209_seventies.pdf

Fonts = /Garamond-Bold and /PTSans-NarrowBold.

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24 Jan 2015 1985 Horizontal www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150124_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

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19 Jan 2015 Fonseca, incl. a bottle from an imperial Review Food Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150119_fonseca.pdf

Fonts = /Garamond-Bold and /GillSansMT-Condensed.

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17 Jan 2015 The 60th Anniversary of the C.U.Tw.C.: Fonseca 1985 in Imperial and Magnums (how it happened), and some Noval 1955 www.jdawiseman.com/2015/20150117_CUTwC.pdf

Decanter labels without glasses sheets, by /GlassesNumCopies 0 def.

2014 2014 2014

30 Dec 2014 Dr Dirk in London (blind ’60s and ’70s) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20141230_bung_hole.pdf

Font: /AccanthisADFStdNo3-Italic.

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25 Dec 2014 Three tawnies, and two Warre LBVs www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20141225.pdf Review ‘A’

Fonts = /Garamond-Bold and /GillSansMT-Condensed.

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24 Dec 2014 A Few Tawnies www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20141224_tawnies.pdf

22 Dec 2014 Available and thirsty for 1970s Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20141222_chez_cmag.pdf

Fonts = /Garamond-Bold and /GillSansMT-Condensed.

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18 Dec 2014 Unknown Shipper, Peculiar Friends, again Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20141218_bell.pdf

Decanter labels without glasses sheets, by /GlassesNumCopies 0 def.

On the small sticky labels (5×13 on A4) the CircletextFont is an element of Names; everywhere else it is part of the wine description. Hence /CircletextFont {TypeOfPagesBeingRendered /StickyLabels ne {//true} {StickyLabelsTypeThis 0 eq} ifelse  {TitlesFont} {NamesFont} ifelse} def

Also the wrong date: this error is regretted.

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16 Dec 2014 Off The List at the Boot and Flogger Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20141216_boot_flogger.pdf

26 Nov 2014 75 Years of Martinez Review Planning hallarn.com/placemats/141126_Martinez_placemats_141121a.pdf

Made by Phil Wakely. Fonts: /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT and /Helvetica-Bold.

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20 Nov 2014 Doty’s Thirsty Third Thursdays, blind www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20141120_ttt.pdf

29 Oct 2014 Post-Refurbishment Bung Hole: Croft Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20141029_croft.pdf

Echoing the formatting of the placemats of 16th January 2012. Also, decanter labels reparameterised and recoded.

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/CircletextFont /LucidaSans        def
/TitlesFont     /LucidaSans-Demi   def
/NamesFont      /LucidaSans-Italic def
/HeaderFont     NamesFont          def

21 Oct 2014 Ramos Pinto: A Vertical Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20141021_ramos_pinto.pdf

/InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours {Belowtitles WithinTitles get length 0 eq {2} {1} ifelse} def

First use of the functionality controlled by BackgroundTextsPrePourRefit, StickyLabelsShowBackgroundTexts, and StickyLabelsShowCirclearraysInCircle. Fonts: /Garamond and /AvenirNextCondensed-DemiBold.

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23 Sep 2014 Glenn — Variety is the spice of life Review Planning www.hallarn.com/…

Made by PhilW. Fonts: /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT and /Helvetica-Bold.

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Late Sep 2014 Portugal, Sept 2014 www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140922_dinner.pdf …/20140923_barbecue.pdf …/20140924_lunch.pdf …/20140924_dinner.pdf …/20140925_lunch.pdf …/20140925_dinner.pdf …/201409_clubs.pdf …/201409_diamonds.pdf …/201409_hearts.pdf …/201409_spades.pdf

Fonts: /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT and /AvenirNextCondensed-DemiBold.

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18 Sep 2014 The Scottish Independence Referendum, 18th Sept 2014 Planning www.danieljewesbury.org/assorted/scottish/Independencereferendum.pdf

Made by Daniel Jewesbury.

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18 Sep 2014 Thirsty Third Thursdays: ΦΣΚ Review www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140918_TTT.pdf

Another for Thirsty Third Thursdays.

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15 Sep 2014 Port and Steak on the Barbie chez Christopher www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140915_neals_yard.pdf

CMAG brought Ni83; DRT brought F85; and I can’t recall what I brought. Fonts are /AccanthisADFStd-Regular and a mite of /AccanthisADFStd-Italic.

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28 Aug 2014 One Bottler (Hedges & Butler) Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140827_one_bottler.pdf

Wrong date: 28th August, not 27th August. This error is regretted.

26 Aug 2014 AHB’s Cellar Reduction Party Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140826_cellar_reduction.pdf

Format chosen to match the bottle bags (Arabic numbers in Times Roman font), which is why not that agreed in the ThePortForum.com thread entitled Naming blinded bottles.

Other Cellar Reduction Parties: Magnus on 17 Apr 2018; Julian on 16 Feb 2022.

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August 2014 House Decanter Labels ‘A’ Param’s www.jdawiseman.com/2014/201408_house_decanter_labels.pdf

Decanter labels only. Two months later the parameterisation of decanter labels was complete reworked (29 Oct ’14). Fonts: /CentimeThinNormal and /AmazeNormal.

Decanter labels

16 July 2014 Doty’s Thirsty Third Thursdays’s Mature Sauternes, blind www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140717_thirsty_third_thursday.pdf

16 June 2014 1997 Maturity Evaluation Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140616_1997s.pdf

Lots of complicated parameters, available in full from the Param’s post.

Much faffing with margins, so that those on the glasses sheet are different, MarginB being large.

/FlightSeparations true def, and, even more unusually, with /FlightSeparationPaintSeparately true def. The first three items of FlightSeparationLines define /Closed paths, used by FlightSeparationPaintCode (“FlightSeparationLineNum 0 eq”, then 1, then 2) as clipping regions. Decorative lines, very thin, are painted. The remainder of FlightSeparationLines defines the boundary paths. FlightSeparationPaintCode does nothing with these until the last one, so these are in effect not …PaintSeparately’d. And that last item paints a thick black line inside a gsave … grestore, and then a less thick white line. The setlinecaps avoid bleed.

There is a broader lesson from these complicated parameters. The program is written in PostScript, and is structured to allow, perhaps even encourage, code injection. In almost all parameters the user has full access to the whole of PostScript, and to the values of the variables maintained by the code. E.g., FlightSeparationLineNum is there to be used. That gives great power, but full access to that power requires being able to use PostScript.

03 June 2014 Blind 1958s for Oscar Quevedo Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140603_1958_OJMQ.pdf

The most useful lesson from this tasting might be the explanation of the blinding technique.

In October 2014 the decanter labels were reparameterised and recoded: this layout of decanter labels is no longer achievable.

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14 May 2014 Requested by Oscar Quevedo Param’s www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140514_quevedo.pdf

/ShrinkRadii [ 0 0 1 ] def and /MaxRadius 180 def to have larger table-wine glasses.

/InlineTitles {WithinTitles 9 le} def for the differential patterning.

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30 Apr 2014 ‘Crazy 8s’ Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140430_Crazy8s.pdf

Example element of Titles: [(Ch) {UnderlineBegin} (8) {UnderlinePaint} (5)]. Fonts = /CoffeeMilkCrazy and /Optima-Bold.

Temporarily, /EmptyGlassesPageAtStart true def, just to make this image which was used here. Image having been made, EmptyGlassesPageAtStart was reverted to false to make the printed and retained PDF.

Also, after the tasting, the first use of GlassesAnnotations.

Glasses placemat: Churchill 1985 Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

23 Apr 2014 1960 versus 1963 Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140423_1960_1963.pdf

Fonts: /NewBostonCondensedNormal and /AvenirNextCondensed-DemiBold; /NewBostonCondensedItalic and /AvenirNextCondensed-DemiBoldItalic.

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22 Apr 2014 1966: a small horizontal Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140422_1966.pdf

New version of code in which an upper bound for InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours is computed automatically (as asked on 02 Apr 2014), and in which CircletextsTweakSize causes Circlearrays to be tight packed (as asked on 21 Mar 2014). Font = /Optima-Bold.

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05 Apr 2014 DRT and his astronomy chums at the “SGL9 Star Party Tasting”. Planning Param’s www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140405_star_party.pdf

Some planets: ♂ ♃ ♄ ♅ ♆ ♇. Fonts: /Optima-Regular, /AppleSymbols, and /Optima-Bold. Example element of Circlearrays: [ (Neptune) [{TitlesFont CurrentFontSize selectfont} /uni2646 {CircletextFont CurrentFontSize selectfont}] ]

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02 Apr 2014 Graham 1980: a trial Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140402_g80.pdf

Can InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours be computed automatically? An algorithm question has been asked on comp.lang.postscript. (Edit: done as InlineTitlesAttemptMinimiseNumContours.)

/TitlesFont /Helvetica-Bold def /CircletextFont /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT def

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21 Mar 2014 The Doty Cup 2014 Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140321_doty_cup.pdf

/CircletextsMinCopies {WithinTitles 3 eq {5} {1} ifelse} def

This gave the tightest packing. Does it suggest a need for a new parameter that automatically does a tight-packing optimisation? Hmm. Maybe. (Edit: done, as CircletextsTweakSize.)

Also, the first use of FontSizesTitlesEquivalences. Fonts: /Garamond-Bold and /GillSansMT-Condensed.

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(Opening words of the twelve books of Milton’s Paradise Lost.)

26 Feb 2014 Not Drinking TV64 Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140226.pdf

Fonts: /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT and /Helvetica-Bold.

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18 Feb 2014 Thirsty at Half Term Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140218_half_term.pdf

Crosses (✠ ☩ ♰ ♱ ☨ ☦), in font /Menlo-Regular, glyphs /uni2720, /uni2629, /uni2670, /uni2671, /uni2628, /uni2626.

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01 Feb 2014 The 59th Annual Dinner of the Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club Cr55 SV97 SV99 SV00 Param’s www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140201_cutwc_decanter_labels.pdf

Decanter labels only, by /Names [ ] def.

27 Jan 2014 Taylor 1985: a trial Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140127_Taylor1985.pdf

/VerticalMiddlingTitles /MatchNone def looked more elegant with the single Greek letters. (In April 2016 this behaviour become the default, via VerticalMiddlingTitlesAlwaysMatchNone.)

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Vote recorder

Other than some decanter labels, the only use of FillTitles between July 2012 and November 2019.

08 Jan 2014 Blind in the Bung Hole ∵ Ronnie Visits London Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140108_RMW.pdf

Vanilla, except /TitleMaxHeightProportionInnerRadius 1 def to constrain the size of the asterisk.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

02 Jan 2014 Bring a Bottle to Share, ∵ Dr. Dirk in London Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2014/20140102_blind.pdf

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

2013 2013 2013

19 Dec 2013 Unknown Shipper, Peculiar Friends, Revisited Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20131219_bell.pdf

The previous use of the font /SnowtopCaps was ghastly. This use was better.

07 Dec 2013 1955 Horizontal for Pilsen Homeless Health Services Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20131207_1955_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott. These appeared in the Huffington Post of 20 Dec 2013 (link to archive.org as original has lost its picture). (Separately, the standard abbreviation for Cockburn has become ‘Ck’.)

Glasses placemat

28 Nov 2013 ‘What?’, after the Berry Bros & Rudd Port Walk Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20131128_post-bbr.pdf

Fonts = /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT and /Helvetica-Bold.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

27 Nov 2013 83@30 Review Planning danieljewesbury.org/

Made by Daniel Jewesbury. The ZX Spectrum font was very ’80s.

Glasses placemat

31 Oct 2013 All Hallows’ Eve: Remember the Dead (Blinded and Decorated) Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20131031_all_hallows_eve.pdf

Fonts: /Firecat-Medium, /LucidaBlackletter, and /AmericanTypewriter-Light.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

11–12 Oct 2013 1963s, for AHB’s Quinquagenary (with Champagne for the better halves) Review Param’s www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20131011_1963_ahb.pdf …/20131011_champagne_ahb.pdf

At 433 pages for a tasting over three sessions and two locations, much use of the PageOrdering… parameters. Fonts = /BookmanOldStyle and /GillSansMT-ExtCondensedBold. Would have been better with InlineTitles: lesson learnt. Documentation re code injection has code for dot below last character of “Bros”.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Tasting notes Vote recorder Decanting notes Place name Place name Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Pre pour

08 Oct 2013 Andy Velebil in London Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20131008.pdf (Unused: www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20131008_calem.pdf)

Fonts = /BookmanOldStyle and /GilliusADFNo2-BoldCond (the latter being an error for several reasons, including its Q’s descender).

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote-recorder

02 Oct 2013 Port Review Planning Param’s www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20131003.pdf

Oops: wrong date on the placemats. Wednesday 2nd, not 3rd. Anyway, another airing for the /Harrington font.

Glasses placemat Vote-recorder

25 Sep 2013 Bring A Bottle of Vintage Port (G70 magnum, GB70, T70, N66, W77, G??) Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130925.pdf

Fonts = /BookmanOldStyle and /GillSansMT-Condensed.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

10 Sep 2013 “Bring a bottle wrapped in foil” Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130910.pdf

Fonts = /BookmanOldStyle and /GillSansMT-Condensed.

Glasses placemat Vote-recorder

10 Aug 2013 FTLoP 8th Anniversary Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130810_ftlop_8th_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

18 July 2013 Doty’s Thirsty Third Thursdays’s Champagne www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130718_ttt_champagne.pdf

(Rays never worked perfectly, and in July 2019 was removed from the code, a related effect being done with Droplets.)

10 July 2013 DRT’s Emergency, but cancelled and replaced with beer. Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130710_emergency.pdf

27 June 2013 Doty in London for Wimbledon and 1966s Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130627_1966_doty.pdf

The /Cochin-Bold font has gravitas. The interesting element of Titles was [(D) {-0.09 Kern} (,) {-0.26 Kern} (W)]. Also, it was from this tasting that I started posting PNGs of the placemats in the organisation threads.

Glasses placemat Vote-recorder Vote-recorder

04 June 2013 Griff Returns Down Under Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130604_crs.pdf

First use of RotationTitlesAboveBelowOverCirclearray: /RotationTitlesAboveBelowOverCirclearray {180 WithinTitles mul 1 Circlearrays length sub div} def. Fonts: /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT and /Helvetica-Bold.

Glasses placemat: CRS four Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote-recorder

18–19 May 2013 Madeirathon Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130519_Madeirathon_GlennElliott.pdf …/20130518_Madeirathon_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

19 May 2013 Thirsty Third Thursdays: The Riesling Lottery www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130516_ThirstyThirdThursday.pdf

/GilliusADFNo2-Bold and /GoudyOldStyleT-Regular look good.

24 Apr 2013 2007 LBVs, after the BFT Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130424_lbv2007s.pdf

23 Apr 2013 The Dirty Dozen Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130423_dirty_dozen.pdf

Fonts = /Palatino-Roman and /Optima-Bold.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

20 Apr 2013 1983 Vintage Port Retrospective Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130420_1983a_GlennElliott.pdf …/20130420_1983b_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

18 Apr 2013 Thirsty Third Thursdays: The Price is Right www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130418_third_thursday.pdf

17 Apr 2013 Oscar in London Planning Param’s www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130417_oscar.pdf

Fonts = /Modern-Regular and /AvenirNextCondensed-DemiBold. The latter is kinder to the eyes than the former.

02 Apr 2013 1983-1985 Double Horizontal Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130402_1983_1985.pdf

Fonts = /Cochin-Bold and /BlueHighwayFreeCondensed.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

22 Mar 2013 Taylor vertical Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130322_taylor.pdf

Large Circlearrays array, from which other arrays and formatting computed. There are similarities with placemats of and referenced in the Graham and Malvedos on 13 Nov 2012. Fonts: /BookmanOldStyle, /Tahoma-Bold, /LiberateBold.

The variation in formatting was beautiful but disfunctional, as such variation impedes colour comparison. But any one of these four designs, with the Titles in plain sans-serif and the Overtitles in /LiberateBold, would be elegant, and should be repeated.

See PrePourRemoveDuplicatesByWithinTitles, which was coded following this tasting.

21 Mar 2013 Thirsty Third Thursdays: “California versus France: Blind Smackdown” www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130321_ThirstyThirdThursdays.pdf

A rare use of PaintBackgroundCode, and, even rarer, that containing a use of MakePathConnectingGlasses.

09 Mar 2013 Velhíssimo Verdelho PasswordedReview www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130309_Verdelho_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

06 Mar 2013 Blind at short notice Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130306.pdf

Fonts: /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT and /LucidaSans-Demi.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

26 Feb 2013 Ronnie Roots visits London Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130226_roots.pdf

In the six years between this tasting and this writing, my style has become sparser.

(See note at top re inconsistent rasterisation of thin lines.)
Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat
/CircletextFont /AsiaNormal def
/TitlesFont /AsiaThinBold def

/OutlineTitles true def
/OutlineTitlesInnerWidthWhite 7.2 def
/OutlineTitlesMultiplierWhite 0.875 def

21 Feb 2013 Partly-blind 1970 horizontal: Chris Doty’s Thirsty Third Thursdays www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130221_doty_1970_blind.pdf

/TitlesFont /HelveticaNeue-CondensedBold def

20 Feb 2013 Alex’s Mystery Theme after the New Douro Tasting Review www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130220_streatham.pdf

The variation in brightness was not clever. I had underappreciated the merits of consistency.

15 Feb 2013 “Doty’s Triumphant Return” Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130215_doty.pdf

06 Feb 2013 Some Churchill and some halves of Dow Bomfim Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130206_churchill_dow.pdf

(Rays never worked perfectly, and in July 2019 was removed from the code, a related effect being done with Droplets.)

26 Jan 2013 CUTwC Dinner (T55, 2×SV99×3L) TNs www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130126_cutwc.pdf

Decanter labels only, by /Names [ ] def.

18–20 Jan 2013 Extras for a trip to Portugal Review www.jdawiseman.com/2013/201301_greeks.pdf

Fonts: /AmerettoNormal and /AmerettoThinBold, with Greek letters in /Helvetica.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: Noval Nacional 1931
% Greek pages only:

/Greeks [
	/alpha /beta /gamma /delta /epsilon /zeta
	/eta /theta /iota /kappa /lambda /mu
	/nu /xi /omicron /pi /rho /sigma
	/tau /upsilon /phi /chi /psi /omega
] def  % /Greeks
/Circlearrays [
	Greeks {[
	exch dup dup length string cvs exch
	[exch {/Helvetica CurrentFontSize selectfont} exch]
	]} forall
] def  % /Circlearrays
/Titles [ Circlearrays {1 get} forall ] def

Lunch, 20 Jan 2013 Light lunch Review www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130120_lunch.pdf

Dinner, 19 Jan 2013 A Working Dinner with Christiano Van Zeller Review www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130119_van_zeller.pdf

Lunch, 19 Jan 2013 A Working Lunch with George Sandeman Review www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130119_sandeman.pdf

18 Jan 2013 With Five Symingtons Review www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130118_five_plus_five.pdf

17 Jan 2013 Dow magnums Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130117_dow_magnums.pdf

Fonts = /BookAntiqua-Italic, /HelveticaNeue-CondensedBold and /BookmanOldStyle.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Pre-pour

03 Jan 2013 Blind Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2013/20130103.pdf

An example of SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes. Fonts: /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT and /LucidaSans-Demi. Attended by AHB, WPS, and RAYC, all three of whom brought, blind, Cockburn 1955.

Glasses + TNs

2012 2012 2012

13 Dec 2012 The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20121213_bell.pdf

05 Dec 2012 Borges muito velho and friends Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20121205_old_wood.pdf

Fonts: /EdwardianScriptITC and /Futura-CondensedMedium.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

19 Nov 2012 The Hix Oyster & Chop House EC1M 6BN Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20121119_hix_oyster_chop.pdf

The font, /PuritanSwash-Bold, was not such a good idea.

Glasses placemat: Churchill 1985 Glasses placemat

13 Nov 2012 A Smattering of Graham and Malvedos Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20121113_graham.pdf

Arrays in PermittedPackingStyles (since renamed to PackingStyles); and many parameters auto-computed from Circlearrays. The formatting ‘convention’ was much used for verticals comprising a mixture of a shipper’s VPs and SQVPs. But my opinion has shifted: the variation in brightness makes it harder to compare colours. VPs were shown black, with the shipper name in the Belowtitles. SQVPs were shown with InlineTitles being true, and the Quinta name in the Overtitles. Variations on this had been used for the Delaforce on 24 Apr 2012, Fonseca on 04 Apr 2011, and Malvedos on 22 Mar 2010.

23 Oct 2012 A Trio of 1963s Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20121023_1963.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

20 Oct 2012 Blind in Los Angeles, 1 to 15 www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20121020_los_angeles.pdf

15 Oct 2012 The Bung Hole, Delaforce 1958 and friends Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20121015_Delaforce1958.pdf

Flowers in /Calibri-Bold; and the first use of TastingNotesCirclesBehind. Documentation re code injection has code for dot below last character of “Bros”.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

09 Oct 2012 Blind, 1 to 6, in Portal Restaurant EC1M 4EH Review www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20121009_blind.pdf

24 Sep 2012 Warre versus Fonseca Review Param’s Planning www.hallarn.com/placemats/120924_WarreFonseca.pdf

Placemats made by Phil Wakely, who included shipper-logo EPS elements.

18 Sep 2012 Mostly Sandeman Vau Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120918_sandeman_vau.pdf

Fonts: /TrebuchetMS and /Garamond-Bold.

Sandeman Vay 1997 from Oporto Airpot Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

04 Sep 2012 Blind and Mis-Guessed Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120904.pdf

Font = /IkariusADFStd-Bold; and /ShapesStarsPointsAndStepsArray [ [7 2] dup [7 3] dup dup dup dup ] def.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vore recorder

25 July 2012 Olympic Years, ’48 to ’08, at the Portuguese Embassy Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120725_olympic.pdf

A complicated array in PermittedPackingStyles (since renamed to PackingStyles); and a rare use of FlightSeparationLines.

There was lots of code in the elements of Names to vary them between page types. Since Sept 2013 this can be done more easily using the separate arrays NamesTastingNotes, NamesVoteRecorder, NamesStickyLabels, and NamesPlaceNames. Fonts: /Baskerville-SemiBold and /LiberateBold.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

Other than some decanter labels, the last use of FillTitles until January 2014.

10 July 2012 A Blind Emergency Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120710_blind_emergency.pdf

Fonts: /FreebooterScript and /AccanthisADFStd-Bold. Neither were an aesthetic success.

Glasses placemat: JDAW Glasses placemat Vote recorder

15 June 2012 Dinner with Miguel Review www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120615_evening.pdf

Font: /FranklinGothic-Medium.

Glasses placemat: Dow 1970 Glasses placemat Vote recorder

14 June 2012 Some 1912s Review www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120614_niepoort_1912.pdf

Font: /FranklinGothic-Medium.

Glasses placemat: Sandeman 1912 Glasses placemat Vote recorder

13 June 2012 Dinner at The Yeatman Review www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120613_yeatman.pdf

Font: /FranklinGothic-Medium.

Glasses placemat: Taylor Special Quinta 1950 Glasses placemat Vote recorder

13 June 2012 1955s at the Sandeman Lodge (originally to be at the Ferreira Lodge). Review www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120613_ferreira_1955.pdf

Font: /FranklinGothic-Medium.

Glasses placemat: Sandeman 1957 Glasses placemat Vote recorder

12 June 2012 Graham at Bomfim Review www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120612_bomfim_graham.pdf

Glasses placemat: Graham 1948 Glasses placemat Tasting notes
/CircletextFont  /FranklinGothic-Medium def
/TitlesFont      CircletextFont         def
/OvertitlesFont  /QuillineScriptThin    def

11 June 2012 Fonseca at Bomfim Review www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120611_bomfim_fonseca.pdf

Fonts: /FranklinGothic-Medium and /QuillineScriptThin.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat: Fonseca 1963

06 June 2012 Farewell to our favourite waitress at the Bunghole Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120606_anait.pdf

Fonts = /Garamond-Bold and /CenturyGothic-Bold.

Glasses placemat: Taylor 1985 magnum Glasses placemat Vote recorder

24 May 2012 JDAW drinking Croft 2005 LBV near the Bunghole Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120524.pdf

It could be argued, and not wholly mischievously, that for one person and one Port, a placemat might be unnecessary. It could be argued.

Glasses placemat and tasting-notes
/Titles [
	[(C) {CurrentFontSize dup -0.48 mul exch 0.12 mul rmoveto} (r05)]
] def
% Uninteresting lines omitted
/CircletextFont /Baskerville         def
/TitlesFont     /BernieCondensedBold def

15 May 2012 Horizontal of 1970 honouring Ronnie Roots Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120515_1970.pdf

(Rays never worked perfectly, and in July 2019 was removed from the code, a related effect being done with Droplets.)

02 May 2012 Post-BFT with Johnny Symington and the Graham 1952 Single Harvest Tawny Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120502.pdf

The Titles in /TrebuchetMS-Bold (sans-serif, pleasingly weighted, with bright negative spaces) worked well, and worked well with Circlearrays in /Garamond-Bold.

24 Apr 2012 Delaforce Vertical, 1960 to 2007 Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120424_delaforce.pdf

This was then the usual format for a vertical of VP and SQVP: (e.g., Graham and Malvedos on 13 Nov 2012). But the variation in brightness makes it difficult to compare colours. Hence for this class of designs my enthusiasm has diminished. Fonts = /BookmanOldStyle and /BookmanOldStyle-Bold.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

17 Apr 2012 Six × 1966 Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120417_1966.pdf

11 Apr 2012 A Small Blind Emergency Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120411_blind.pdf

Font = /Century

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

31 Mar 2012 Roy’s Top 12 Tasting Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120331_Top12_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

29 Mar 2012 The Birthday Boys, ruby then vintage Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120329_birthday.pdf

Striking variation in formatting within the placemats. With hindsight, such variation makes it more difficult to compare colours. Fonts = /BookAntiqua-Bold and /Impact.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

23 Mar 2012 “The Reserve Ruby Taste Off” Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120323_ruby_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

22 Mar 2012 JDAW’s oddments, being some unimpressive ports purchased in Paris Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120322.pdf

The abbreviation for Passadouro has since been decided to be “Ps”.

There might be merit in reusing, with better sizing control, the labelling of the three extras:  “&” = “And”;  “+” = “More”;  “∞” = /infinity = “Much”.

12 Mar 2012 Cynthia and Seven Blind Men Review Param’s Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120312_cynthia.pdf

10 Mar 2012 “The Transcendental Terrantez Tasting” Review www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120310_Terrantez_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

02 Mar 2012 1980s in Leverkusen Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120302_1980.pdf

Rotate180AlternateNames; and font = /TrebuchetMS-Bold, which later become the default TitlesFont.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

29 Feb 2012 The Annual 29th February Leaping (2012) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120229_leap_year.pdf

Font = /Georgia. The final element of Titles is elegant: [/emdash /lozenge /emdash].

Glasses placemat Vote recorder

22 Feb 2012 Jubilee (though some of the ‘Jubilee’ connections were tenuous) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120222_jubilee.pdf

14 Feb 2012 Valentine’s Day at El Vino’s Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120214_el_vino.pdf

An example of SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes. Fonts = /LucidaSans and /LucidaSans-Demi.

Glasses placemat

08 Feb 2012 Blind at The Bung Hole Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120208_blind.pdf

First item of Circlearrays is [ [JDAW {-0.12 Kern} {SubscriptOn} (1) {SubscriptOff}] ], which had been preceded by /JDAW [(JDA) {-0.06 Kern} (W)] def.

31 Jan 2012 A toast to Ko-ichi’s Retirement Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120131.pdf

Perhaps both OutlineTitles and Rays was too psychedelic?

(Rays never worked perfectly, and in July 2019 was removed from the code, a related effect being done with Droplets.)

16 Jan 2012 Croft in The Bunghole Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120116_croft.pdf

Rotate180AlternateNames. Fonts = /LucidaSans, /LucidaSans-Demi, and /LucidaSans-Italic.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat, 1982 Croft

10 Jan 2012 The Bunghole: a splendid trial Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120110.pdf

Glasses placemat, JDAW Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder
/Circlearrays [
	Names {[ exch ]} forall pop
	[  [/sterling    ($)   /yen   /Euro]  ]
	[  [/bar         /brokenbar 1 index]  ]
	[  [/emdash        /lozenge 1 index]  ]
	[  [/periodcentered /bullet 1 index]  ]
	7 2 roll
] def  % /Circlearrays

/TitlesFont     /Georgia   def
/CircletextFont TitlesFont def

/InlineTitles false def

03 Jan 2012 1977 at The Crusting Pipe Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/2012/20120103_1977.pdf

A pleasing format for a horizontal. /TitlesFont /LucidaSans-Demi def, and /InlineTitles true def (with /InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours 12 def, which was then its default value). Every item of Abovetitles was [(1) {-0.12 Kern} (977)], being a version of “1977” kerned by 0.12×the font size, and shown unadorned, so /InlineAbovetitles false def. But perhaps next time the CircletextFont should be a serif font, rather than /LucidaSans. Perhaps, perhaps not.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat, Sandeman 1977

2011 2011 2011

20 Dec 2011 Vintage Port at The Crusting Pipe (W70, F70, T70, D83, GC85) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20111220.pdf

Font: /LucidaBright-Demi.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

15 Dec 2011 The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends, at The Bell Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20111215_bell.pdf

30 Nov 2011 Dead Cow & Vintage Port (Ck67, Mz67, Ck75, T77, W77, Mz85) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20111130.pdf

17 Nov 2011 RAYC’s birthday, a triple-vertical of GC + SW + QH Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20111117_gc_sw_qh.pdf

This tasting caused the /Array base style to be a valid value in the parameter now called PermittedPackingStyles (which has since been renamed to PackingStyles).

16 Nov 2011 SushiNorth at TCP with QH77 + Ch85 Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20111116.pdf

08 Nov 2011 Port With Star Quality ★ ☆ Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20111108_star_quality.pdf

A compound string can include code that makes a path. Maybe this was excessive. Also, the first use of cork-display pages.

27 Oct 2011 London with StevieCage & RonnieRoots Review Planning

By request, no placemats

11 Oct 2011 {D, F, G, T} × {’63, ’66, ’70, ’77} Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20111011.pdf

Fonts: /AmericanTypewriter, /AmericanTypewriter-Condensed, and /AmericanTypewriter-CondensedBold. The backgrounds are in the code as vector images; as of Jan 2020 it isn’t clear from what font they were derived.

Glasses placemat: b Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Tasting notes Vote recorder

22 Sep 2011 Made for a shipper www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110922_quevedo.pdf

19 Sep 2011 A Ragbag of Good Port, at the Steak Exchange Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110919_ragbag.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat, Martinez 1970

Fonts /TrebuchetMS-Bold and /TrebuchetMS.

01 Sep 2011 G-man in San Francisco Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110901_san_francisco.pdf

First placemats in which the PDF has a Table of Contents, entailing the first use of ExternalLinks.

Fonts: /Cambria and /Cambria-Bold. The latter is not beautiful at the size of the Titles.

Glasses placemat: Niepoort 1992 Glasses placemat

19 Aug 2011 Emergency Drinking at The Crusting Pipe Review Planning? www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110819.pdf

Fonts = /TimesNewRomanPSMT, /ArialRoundedMTBold, /TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT.

Glasses placemat: Six 6 Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

08 Aug 2011 DB98 + TTF86 in Paris DB98 TTF86 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110808_paris.pdf

An example of SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes.

Glasses placemat: Dow Bomfim 1998 Glasses placemat

In the early 2019 code, an approximation to this look can be made with PostScript fragments resembling:

/SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes true def
/TitlesFont      /HelveticaNeue-CondensedBold def
/OvertitlesFont  /Baskerville-Bold def
/InlineTitles true def
/InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours 10 def
/ColourSchemeTitles     /MidGrey def
/ColourSchemeOvertitles /Black def

08 Aug 2011 Port from the Nineteen Nineties, at The Steak Exchange Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110808_1990s.pdf

Non-constant RaysLinesPerGlass. Anyway, Rays never worked perfectly, and in July 2019 was removed from the code, a related effect being done with Droplets.

19 July 2011 With Richard Mayson www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110719.pdf

First inclusion of decanting-notes pages. Font = /Optima-Bold.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

07 July 2011 Anything But Vintage II (the Warm-up), at The Crusting Pipe Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110707_non-vintage.pdf

Font = /GoudyOldStyleT-Bold.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

28 June 2011 Three Blind Men, in The Crusting Pipe Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110628_three_men.pdf

My preference would have been a little lighter and simpler, but was asked “… tasting in London tomorrow evening …. Please make your finest … blind tasting one-page placemat using as many new features as possible.”

(Rays never worked perfectly, and in July 2019 was removed from the code, a related effect being done with Droplets.)

23 June 2011 The Quest for Phil W’s new house port Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/rayc/20110623_rayc.pdf

Placemats made by RAYC.

09 June 2011 A test of The Steak Exchange (T48, Ck67, Dl70, G91) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110609.pdf

Whatever weird folly caused me to choose the font /BlackwoodCastle, it won’t happen again. And it is rare to see SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes in /Portrait.

Glasses placemat

13 May 2011 Sandeman Vertical Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110513_sandeman.pdf

Fonts: /Optima-Regular and /Didot-Bold — for the two-digit years the latter worked very well.

Glasses placemat: Sandeman 1965 Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Tasting notes

06 May 2011 London welcomes g-man, blind Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110506.pdf

Fonts: /AmazeNormal and /FusiCondensedBold.

Glasses placemat: Tom Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

23 Apr 2011 The Port Society launches on St George’s Day Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110423_saint_george.pdf

The /Lautenbach-Normal font was an error. It’s horrible.

Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat: One 1

16 Apr 2011 In Stouby, Denmark www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110416.pdf

As only two Names present, likely incomplete and hence not used.

04 Apr 2011 Fonseca Guimaraens, and some Fonseca Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110404_fonseca.pdf

It was from these placemats that the log page was shown by default—the log-page code having been present since 20th January 2008. See the comment on formatting in the Malvedos tasting on 13 Nov 2012. Fonts: /Optima-Regular, /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT, and /Optima-Bold.

Glasses placemat: Fonseca Guimaraens 1942 Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

03 Apr 2011 Pre-FG warm-up session Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110403.pdf

Small variation of formatting by name, a feature later removed from the code. Font = /EdenMills-Bold.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

15 Mar 2011 Blind at El Vino’s Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110315.pdf

An example of SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes. Font = /Harrington.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat: DRT

10 Mar 2011 Port Worth Sharing, blind at The Crusting Pipe Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110310.pdf

Font = /Didot-Bold.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

24 Feb 2011 Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110224_colheita.pdf

And as had been foretold by the ancients, a madness came upon the land. And the madness was ugly; the madness was inconsistent; and the madness was gratuitous.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Tasting notes Vote recorder
/TitlesFont /FloralCondensedNormal def

22 Feb 2011 Half Bottles Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110222.pdf

Font = /Didot-Bold. Its thin horizontals are too thin, nonetheless, an elegant font.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder Glasses placemat; AHB, one

06 Feb 2011 Emergency Tasting at The Crusting Pipe (Df66, Cr66, TV67, SW83) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110206.pdf

An example of SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes, the image being of the page of a left-hander.

Glasses placemat

29 Jan 2011 Tasting-note sheets for use at the CUTwC Dinner www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110129_cutwc.pdf

26 Jan 2011 LBV Old and New, Part 2 Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20110126_lbv.pdf

This was not my finest moment. Fonts = /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT and /Arial-BoldMT.

Glasses placemat: taylor 1965 LBV Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Vote recorder

2010 2010 2010

29 Dec 2010 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20101229_blind.pdf

25 Dec 2010 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20101225.pdf

19 Dec 2010 Emergency in Wokingham & Paris Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20101219_emergency.pdf

An example of SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes.

Glasses placemat
/TitlesFont /FusiCondensedNormal def
/NamesFont  /FusiExtendedBold    def

16 Dec 2010 The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends at The Bell Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20101216.pdf

10 Dec 2010 1955 Horizontal in Leverkusen, Köln www.jdawiseman.com/port/20101210_leverkusen_1955.pdf

Fonts: /Baskerville-Bold, /Baskerville-Italic, and /Baskerville. In summer 2011, the scaling of the pre-pour pages was much improved, such that the content became bigger and the wasted space became less.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat: Mackenzie 1955 Pre-pour: Mackenzie 1955 Place-name: Dirk Niepoort

07 Dec 2010 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20101207.pdf

02 Dec 2010 Two Ports, total cost ≤£30 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20101202_gbp15.pdf

From Sep 2010 to May 2011 the software had a FoodChoices page type. This seems to be the only time it was used, and is mentioned in issue 163.

No review thread: perhaps this tasting was cancelled.

12 Nov 2010 Niepoort vertical in Leverkusen, Köln Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20101112_niepoort.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

12 Oct 2010 55s at 55 Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20101012_1955.pdf

My enthusiasm for the OutlineTitles has greatly diminished. YMMV.

Glasses placemat, Adam 1955 Glasses placemat

28 Sep 2010 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100928_crasto.pdf

27 Sep 2010 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100927_noval.pdf

07 Sep 2010 Dow and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira at The Crusting Pipe. Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100907_dow.pdf

There’s so much wrong with this. The dense black is ugly. The inconsistency between the black and gray probably impeded colour comparison. And thirteen glasses fit perfectly well on a single /A3. But if the look is rather 1960s, not wholly inappropriate. Fonts = /Garamond-Bold and /HelveticaNeue-CondensedBold.

/ColourSchemeTitles {Circlearrays WithinTitles get 1 get (Dow) eq {/Black} {/MidGrey} ifelse} def, and, mutatis mutandis, ColourSchemeSubtitles.

Sep 2010 Generic blanks www.jdawiseman.com/port/201009_blanks.pdf

26 Aug 2010 Blind at TCP (Df85, W70, QH77, Cá85, Ck75, S82) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100826.pdf

Fonts: /Baskerville-Bold and /Handwriting-Dakota.

Glasses placemat: JDAW Glasses placemat Vote recorder

13 Aug 2010 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100813_quevedo.pdf

05 Aug 2010 Anything But Vintage (I) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100805_abv1.pdf

Glasses placemat

15 July 2010 Blind Tasting of 1970 Vintage Port Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100715_1970_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

09 July 2010 The F-Plan II, in Utrecht Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100709_fonseca.pdf

21 June 2010 1982 Horizontal at The Crusting Pipe. Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100621_1982.pdf

First inclusion of vote-recorder pages. And /TitlesFont /BasqueThinNormal def.

(Rays never worked perfectly, and in July 2019 was removed from the code, a related effect being done with Droplets.)

19 May 2010 1960 Horizontal at The Bowler Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100519_1960.pdf

Fonts: /Cochin-Bold, /Helvetica-Bold, and /Cochin, for the parameters since renamed to, respectively, CircletextFont, TitlesFont, and BelowtitlesFont.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat, Ferreira

14 May 2010 1978 Horizontal at The RAF Club Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100514.pdf

(Rays never worked perfectly, and in July 2019 was removed from the code, a related effect being done with Droplets.)

06 May 2010 BMHR at an election party in Hove Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100506_hove.pdf

Glasses placemat

06 May 2010 Blind Port from Election Years (on day of UK General Election) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100506_blind.pdf

Fonts = /BookAntiqua, /BookAntiqua-Bold, /BookAntiqua-Italic. Images are for a right-hander, and for a left-hander. /SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes true def

Glasses placemat: one Glasses placemat: right-hander Glasses placemat: left-hander

30 Apr 2010 Two Brits on Tour Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100430_BritsOnTour_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott.

19 Apr 2010 Blind at TCP Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100419.pdf

Fonts: /BookAntiqua-Italic; /BookAntiqua; /BookAntiqua-Bold.

Glasses placemat: Four Glasses placemat

17 Apr 2010 Warre II (1945 to 1985), in Sussex Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100417_warre.pdf

Excessively coloured Rays. Anyway, Rays never worked perfectly, and in July 2019 was removed from the code, a related effect being done with Droplets.

16 Apr 2010 Pre-Warre Exercises Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100416.pdf

An example of SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes, with elegant use of /InlineTitlesMaxNumberContours 2 def (subsequently becoming the default). Fonts: /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT and /HelveticaNeue-Bold.

Glasses placemat: Gould Campbell 1970 Glasses placemat

10 Apr 2010 Whiskies from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100410_whisky.pdf

Tested: the placemats work with barley as well as grape. Fonts = /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT and /AmericanTypewriter-Bold. And a feature later retired from the code: /Rays {Circlearrays WithinTitles get 2 get (Speyside) ne} def.

22 Mar 2010 Graham’s Malvedos Vertical at The RAF Club Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100322_malvedos.pdf

First use of pre-pour pages (though with a Penrose tiling since removed from code).

This was for a while the canonical format for a vertical comprising a mixture of VP and SQVP: see the Smattering of Graham and Malvedos tasting for links. But the variation in darkness impedes colour comparison: I am now less keen. Fonts: /TimesNewRomanPSMT; /Optima-Bold; /TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT.

Glasses placemat: Graham 1955 Glasses placemat: Graham Malvedos 1957 Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

22 Mar 2010 The Graham’s Vertical (G80 and G85) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100322_graham.pdf

An example of SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes. Fonts: /TimesNewRomanPSMT; /Optima-Bold; /TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT.

Glasses placemat: Graham 1980 Glasses placemat

17 Mar 2010 Emergency, ¾ flawed Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100317.pdf

An example of SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes, the image being of the page of a left-hander. Font = /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT.

Glasses placemat: CSD Glasses placemat

16 Mar 2010 1970: A Near-Minimal Horizontal T70 KL70 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100316_1970.pdf

An example of SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes. Fonts: /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT and /Antiqua101ThinBold.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

09 Mar 2010 Bring A Bottle to TCP Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100309.pdf

Font = /DukeThinBold. The first placemats with named pages: … /PAGELABEL pdfmark.

Glasses placemat

23 Feb 2010 Vesuvio Vertical, 1989 to 2008 Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100223_vesuvio.pdf

Page-ordering parameters used to split into two flights.

The design is horrendously baroque. Do not repeat this. Indeed, don’t even look — avert your delicate gaze. Shield your eyes.

11 Feb 2010 Oscar Quevedo in London Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100211_oscar_blind.pdf

Too many glasses per /A4, and excessively complicated Circlearrays. Indeed, an aesthetic disaster. Please do not repeat my errors: once was more than enough.

Glasses placemat: Four 4 Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Placename: Oscar Q.

01 Feb 2010 Bring a Bottle to the Library, with BMHR Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100201.pdf

The visual effect is cool, but not necessarily appropriate for a port tasting. Done with TitlesFont = /BasqueNormal; OutlineTitlesInnerWidthWhite = 6; OutlineTitlesMultiplierWhite = 0.9375; OutlineTitlesMaxNum = 96; and OutlineTitlesTargetTotalDistanceProportionRadius = 1.04.

01 Feb 2010 Bring a Bottle to the Library Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100201_without_bmhr.pdf

30 Jan 2010 Decanter labels for the CUTwC Dinner www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100130_cutwc.pdf

Fonts: /LucidaBright-Demi and /LiberateNormal. In October 2014 the decanter labels were reparameterised and recoded.

Decanter labels Decanter labels: label #2

05 Jan 2010 Four at TCP (O70, Cr70, W77, N85) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20100105.pdf

TitlesFont = /Onyx; also /AmazeItalic. Former aggressively kerned. And ugly. Ugliness is never praiseworthy.

Glasses placemat

2009 2009 2009

17 Dec 2009 The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends, at The Bell Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20091217.pdf

13 Nov 2009 Port To Share (Ck60, D63, D80, Fr63, F70, GC70, G63, G70, Mz60, Mg63) www.jdawiseman.com/port/20091113_share.pdf 1966 versus 1967 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20091113_1966_1967.pdf Review Planning

28 Oct 2009 Portal Restaurant (Pç77, T77, Mg77, T63, D83) Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20091028.pdf

23 Oct 2009 Au Relais des Buttes-Chaumont, Paris 19ème (KL70, Ch85, T85, Qv07) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20091023.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

14 Oct 2009 Fonseca Emergency Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20091014.pdf

Font = /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

02 Oct 2009 Warre Vertical, 1947 to 2007, at the RAF Club Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20091002_warre.pdf

For a pure vertical, without a need for VP-SQVP distinctions, the elegance is enhanced by the slender font /Geo112ThinBold. The cursive “Warre” was in /AmazeItalic; the Circlearrays in /AmerettoCondensedBold. This design was revisited for the Warre vertical on 06 Oct 2021.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

15 Sep 2009 Demonstration page www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090915_acetate_example.pdf

The parameter (later renamed to) MirrorPagesGlasses was intended to allow printing onto the underside of acetate. As of early 2022, it has not been used live: this was merely a test example.

Example of MirrorPagesGlasses

11–12 Sep 2009 DRT in Paris Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090912b.pdf …/20090912.pdf …/20090911_paris.pdf

First inclusion of place-name pages. And an example of SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes. Font = /BeagleBold.

08 Sep 2009 A Small 1994 Horizontal Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090908_1994.pdf

Fonts: /Cochin-Bold and /Courier-Oblique.

The complicated element of Circlearrays = “[ [{/ReversionFont CurrentFontName def /Courier-Oblique CurrentFontSize selectfont /ThisGray currentgray def 0.5 setgray} (AHB) {ThisGray setgray ReversionFont CurrentFontSize selectfont}]  (1994) ]”.

Glasses placemat: Kopke 1994 Glasses placemat: AHB’s unspecified 1994 Glasses placemat

30 July 2009 FTLoP 4th Anniversary Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090730_ftlop_4th_GlennElliott.pdf

Made by Glenn Elliott. The standard abbreviation of Quevedo is now ‘Qv’, and that of Porto Rocha is ‘Rc’.

Glasses placemat

21 July 2009 Eighties Night at TCP Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090721_eighties.pdf

First inclusion in the code, invisible to output, of the error-tracing code parameterised by DeBugLevel.

The name-dependency in the formatting is no longer possible: /OutlineTitles {ThisName Titles WithinTitles get eq} def.

Fonts: /Palatino-Bold and /Chalkboard-Bold.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

07 July 2009 Farewell to New York Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090707.pdf

The abbreviation for Cockburn was later standardised to “Ck”. In February-2019 parameters, layout specified with /PackingStyles [ /PostsAndLintel ] def.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

29 June 2009 The Best Mature Ports to Drink Today, at Quinta do Noval www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090629_noval.pdf

Fonts = /Palatino-Bold; /ArialRoundedMTBold; /Harrington.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

27 June 2009 Lunch at Quinta S. Luiz www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090627_luiz.pdf

26 June 2009 Sandeman Lunch at Quinta do Seixo www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090626_seixo.pdf

Fonts: /Palatino-Bold, /ArialRoundedMTBold, /Harrington.

26 June 2009 Decent Drinking Port at Quinta do Passadouro www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090626_passadouro.pdf

It used to be possible to vary, by NameNum, the Titles etc and their decoration. That is, each person would get placemats that varied by more than just the name on the page. The parameter enabling this, VariesByNameTitlesAboveBelowOverOrnaments, became too difficult to reconcile with the growing number of page types, so after a long time of not working properly, was removed from the code in early 2019.

Fonts: /Palatino-Bold, /ArialRoundedMTBold, and /Harrington. Elegantly kerned: [(T) {-0.1 Kern} (48)].

Glasses placemat: Taylor 1948 on JDAW and on not-JDAW Glasses placemat

13 June 2009 Fonseca Minivertical (for JDAW, MAW, AMK) F66 F70 F85 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090613_fonseca.pdf

An example of SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes. Fonts: /BookmanOldStyle, /Optima-Bold, and /EdwardianScriptITC.

Glasses placemat: Fonseca 1966 Glasses placemat

11 June 2009 The Leaky Bottle Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090611_blind.pdf

From this version the naming of internal parameters was standardised, so that parameters could refer to the likes of SheetNum, WithinTitles, and WithinPage.

June 2009 Spares for Portugal www.jdawiseman.com/port/200906_non-roman.pdf

/alpha /beta /gamma …;
/alef /bet /gimel …;
/acyrillic /becyrillic /vecyrillic ….

28 May 2009 1977 Mini-Horizontal (Cr, W, Df, Gd, SW, Fr) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090528_1977_jes.pdf

Placemats made by JES.

15 May 2009 Some Port for JB’s Class Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090515.pdf

Font = /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT/

Glasses placemat: gould Campbell 1980 Glasses placemat

18 Apr 2009 Classic years of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090418_tfw.pdf

Tacky to mention prices. Could have Kerned the ‘T48’. Fonts = /Palatino-Bold and /ArialRoundedMTBold.

20 Mar 2009 Emergency Port (GC80, GC97, Rr95, Rr99) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090320_emergency.pdf

Font = /ArialRoundedMTBold.

Glasses placemat: Quinta do Roriz 1995 Glasses placemat

13 Feb 2009 A Vertical of Graham’s in Brooklyn Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090213_graham.pdf

Fonts = /BellMTItalic and /Helvetica-Bold.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

01 Feb 2009 FTLoP Gala: Port, ≤1970 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090201_Gala_Port_GlennElliott.pdf Planning Planning

Made by Glenn Elliott.

31 Jan 2009 FTLoP Gala: 1977 versus 1985 www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090131_Gala_1977_1985_GlennElliott.pdf

31 Jan 2009 FTLoP Gala: 1994s www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090131_Gala_1994_GlennElliott.pdf

30 Jan 2009 FTLoP Gala: Madeira www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090130_Gala_Madeira_GlennElliott.pdf

30 Jan 2009 FTLoP Gala: Colheitas www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090130_Gala_Colheita_GlennElliott.pdf

30 Jan 2009 1970 Horizontal at the RAF Club Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090130_1970.pdf …/20090130_setup.pdf

Fonts: /Baskerville-Italic, /Baskerville-Bold, and /Baskerville. The first use of InlineTitles. The spelling error is regretted. And the instructions were assembled in Illustrator, using the font /HoneyScript-SemiBold.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

15 Jan 2009 The Crusting Pipe: W70, TV67, MG85, F63, and a South African Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090115.pdf

The font, /SnowtopCaps, is ghastly. And /BernieItalic, though less awful, isn’t worth reusing.

Glasses placemat: JGH Glasses placemat

04 Jan 2009 Emergency Port, Round 2 Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090104.pdf

If less is more, then these two, 3–4 Jan 2009, are just less. Over-ornately awful.

03 Jan 2009 Emergency Port www.jdawiseman.com/port/20090103.pdf

2008 2008 2008

26 Dec 2008 Some Fonseca Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20081226.pdf

Both fonts, /ScottsdaleNormal and /BernieBoldItalic, were horrible.

18 Dec 2008 The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends, at The Bell Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20081218.pdf

Fonts = /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT, /Palatino-Italic, /AppleBraille-Pinpoint6Dot.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

20 Nov 2008 Old and Blind, at Portal Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20081120.pdf

14 Nov 2008 Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20081114_danish.pdf

07 Nov 2008 Old & Odd in New York Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20081107_old_odd.pdf

The font, /MarkerFelt-Wide, was a gratuitous error.

Glasses placemat: Hooper 1942 Glasses placemat

18 Oct 2008 A wonderful tasting of old Madeira, at Triomphe, 49 West 44th St, New York TNs www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20081018_madeira.pdf

Fonts = /Optima-Regular and /Cochin-Bold. I failed to Kern between the ‘T’ and ‘e’ of ‘Terrantez’.

17 Oct 2008 Ferreira in New York Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20081017_ferreira.pdf

Six glasses on A4, /GaiaElegant (later renamed /PostsAndLintel). Font = /Palatino-Bold. First appearance of parameter PermittedPackingStyles (later renamed to PackingStyles).

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

09 Oct 2008 www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20081009_bell.pdf

Fonts = /Palatino-Bold and /HelveticaNeue-CondensedBold.

08 Oct 2008 The Cockburn Vertical, 1908 to 2007 Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20081008_cockburn.pdf

Fonts: /GillSans with /Palatino-BoldItalic. Fonts good, though I’m not a fan of the ‘1’ of /GillSans. Also would have looked better with CircletextsTweakSize, which was coded almost 5½ years later.

Glasses placemat: Cockburn 1950 Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

13 Sep 2008 ’83 and ’85 Double Horizontal in Brooklyn Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080913.pdf

Bad design — too much clutter. Fonts = /BeagleCondensedBold and /Cochin-Bold

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

18 July 2008 AJRH visits JDAW for a 1997 mini-horizontal SV EV O www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080718_1997.pdf

An early version, imperfectly successful, of SideBySideGlassesTastingNotes.

11 July 2008 Old, Odd & Great, in Portal Restaurant Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080711_made_by_drt.pdf

A garish production of DRT. And 10.3 megabytes.

02 July 2008 Utrecht, Blind 1977s Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080702_1977_blind.pdf Believed not used: …/20080702_1977.pdf

Something went wrong with the clipping.

25 June 2008 After Cricket at The Crusting Pipe: ports costing ≤£15 Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080625_cricket.pdf

Font = /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT.

Glasses placemat: Vesuvio 1996 Glasses placemat

20 June 2008 Review Planning
First Anniversary: La Sirène, 558½ Broome Street, NY 10013-1508 www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080620_jdaw.pdf
First Anniversary: The Roots’ Martinez 1994 and Cockburn’s Ruby www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080620_roots.pdf
First Anniversary: BMHR’s Taylor 2001 LBV www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080620_bmhr.pdf
First Anniversary: AHB’s Martinez 1985 www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080620_ahb.pdf
First Anniversary: DRT’s Vesuvio 1994 www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080620_drt.pdf (picture added using Illustrator)

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

20 May 2008 Blind 1980 Horizontal in Wokingham Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080520_wokingham_blind.pdf Sighted, unused: …/20080520_wokingham.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

08 May 2008 www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080508_oo.pdf

08 May 2008 www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080508_lbv.pdf

The text-distortion routine TransformPath was removed from the code in May 2011.

10 Apr 2008 Blind at The Crusting Pipe (G83, TV95, BBR83=W83, Mz55, W91) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080410_blind.pdf

File naming changed from using hyphens (“-”) to using underscores (“_”).

Braille numbers, printed on a non-Braille printer: this makes no sense.

Glasses placemat

03 Apr 2008 Roy Hersh’s Madeira Roadshow Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080403-madeira.pdf

The feature CirclifyTitles was a very bad idea, and was removed from the code in May 2011. PostScript programmers wanting this code for some other purpose should peruse transformpath.ps.

29 Mar 2008 1977 Horizontal at Dovetail Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080329_1977.pdf

Ca” should have been “MsC”. Font = /Helvetica-Bold. Design too cluttered; redundancy between Titles and Overtitles: this design no longer liked.

Glasses placemat: Fonseca 1977 Glasses placemat

14 Feb 2008 Valentine’s Day 1970s in Brooklyn Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080214-1970.pdf

What was I thinking? Just gratuitously gaudy. Also reprehensible is the redundancy between the Titles and the Overtitles (as they have since been renamed). Please, readers, do not do this. Additionally, Messias Cachão is ‘MsC’—more awfulness.

09 Feb 2008 Croft Vertical in Boston, 1896 to 1970 Review Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080209-croft.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

02 Feb 2008 1963s in Sussex, and a decanting experiment Review www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080202.pdf

A very worthwhile decanting experiment. My conclusion “But the results were close enough for there to be general agreement that the decanting method makes, at most, very little difference.” AHB’s conclusion: “… the differences were not pronounced enough to worry me at all in the future. I can now relax and be less obsessive about the way that I decant and hope others decant — now it just means that I can choose the easiest thing to do.”

The abbreviation for Cockburn was later standardised to “Ck”, and for Croft to “Cr”.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

28 Jan 2008 The ‘Deeper Underground’ 1966 Horizontal at The Crusting Pipe Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080128-1966.pdf …/20080128-holding-bay.pdf

The design was functional, but flawed. I now dislike the redundancy between the parameters since renamed to Titles and Overtitles. And I also dislike the aesthetics, though acceptable by the standards of 2008.

Documentation re code injection has code for dot below last character of “Bros”.

Glasses placemat

After March 2010 this ‘holding bay’ kludge handled in the code as pre-pour sheets.

19 Jan 2008 The ‘Up North’ 1985 Horizontal (D, Mz, F, N, MG, Cr) Review www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080119-1985.pdf

The abbreviation for Croft was later standardised to “Cr”; and for Martinez to “Mz”. Font = /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT.

Glasses placemat: Gonzalez Byass 1985 Glasses placemat

03 Jan 2008 Colheitathon in Manhattan Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20080103-colheitathon.pdf

It was too ornate, too baroque. And the standard abbreviation for Feist was later standardised to ‘Fs’, and that for Dalva to ‘Dl’.

Jan 2008 DRT’s 1970 “One-Man-Marathon-Horizontal-Off-line” Review www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/200801-drt-1970.pdf

2007 2007 2007

26–27 Dec 2007 The ‘Emergency’ 1985 Horizontal (D, In, RP, G, W, T, A) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20071226-emergency.pdf

The /Harrington font still looks good. But I’m not proud of the redundancy between the parameters since renamed to Titles and Overtitles.

Quinta do Infantado’s standard abbreviation is now “In”.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat Glasses placemat: day 2, Warre 1985

11 Dec 2007 Vesuvios and 1994s in Bistro Citron Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20071211-citron.pdf

The abbreviation for Croft was later standardised to “Cr”.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

08 Dec 2007 Graham Vertical in Munich TNs: 1927 ’45 ’48 ’55 ’63 ’70 ’75 ’77 ’83 ’85 ’91 ’94 ’97 2000 ’03   www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20071208-grahams.pdf

Event arranged by Axel Probst. Eight glasses is too many on /A4; seven too many in this layout.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

06 Dec 2007 Taylor versus Fonseca: 1963, ’70, ’77, ’83, ’85, ’92, ’94. Review www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20071206-semi-blind.pdf Not used: …/20071206-fonseca-taylor.pdf

It might be that the commercial organiser of the tasting had different arrangements, so these were unused—I don’t recall. The sighted placemats definitely weren’t used. But this was the tasting at which the author sought New-York Port-drinking company, and found it.

12 Nov 2007 www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20071112-ahb-asia.pdf

Silly.

31 Oct 2007 Alex B. in Los Angeles (W63, TV67, S77, G75, SW80, etc) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20071031-alexbandyv.pdf …/20071031-alexbandyv-mystery.pdf

First appearance of water boxes (having been requested during the tasting at Bistro Citron on 29th October 2007).

Glasses placemat: Smith Woodhouse 1980 Glasses placemat

30 Oct 2007 www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20071030-derekt.pdf

Silly.

29 Oct 2007 Alex B. at Bistro Citron (K85, W85, W77, S77, RV77, G85) Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20071029-citron.pdf

First appearance of HeaderLeftText etc (later renamed to HeadersLeft etc). The use of FillTitles was ghastly.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

12 Oct 2007 Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20071012-larsf.pdf

Font = /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT. Example element of Titles is [(N20) /aring].

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01 Sep 2007 Fonseca Vertical, 1920 to 2000, in St. Helens Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070901-conky.pdf Silly colour version: …/20070901-conky-colour.pdf T-Shirt version: …/20070901-t-shirt.pdf

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

The font /WieynkFrakturZier-Bold for the ‘F’s was an error. The psychedelic feature, used in the colour version, was removed from the code in September 2009. It should never have been there.

18 July 2007 “The Port Forum Offline #1” Review Planning www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070718-crustingpipe-a3.pdf

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/TitlesFont /Optima-Bold def

09 June 2007 Derek T. in St. Helens (D77, QH77, SW77, W80, W95LBV) Review www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070609-derek-t.pdf

Error: “C” should have been “Cá”.

30 May 2007 www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070530-derek-t.pdf

First use of OutlineTitles. Perhaps this tasting was postponed until 9 June 2007?

04 Apr 2007 www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070404-Axel1970-plain.pdf …/20070404-Axel1970-flamboyant.pdf

The standard abbreviation for Niepoort, even in 2007, was “Ni”; for Croft was “Cr”.

Glasses placemat

31 Mar 2007 “Al-C” (ACC), “Al-K” (ARK), and “Al-D” (DRT) drank F70, F85, F00, G63, GM87, D83, NN87, and Mz85 Review Review www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070331-DerekTurnbull.pdf

Perhaps the first time the software had been used to make placemats for a tasting not attended by JDAW.

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17 Mar 2007 1985s in Sussex (NN, Ch, RP, Cá, RO, SW, N, W, D, S, A, Ms, +2) Review www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070317-1985.pdf

At least one bottle from THRA via a thread on FTLoP. Bad design — revoltingly cluttered. Fonts: /BodoniSvtyTwoITCTTBookIta, /Helvetica-Bold, /HelveticaNeue-CondensedBold.

Glasses placemat: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1985 Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

16 Mar 2007 Cockburn 1908, ’27, ’55, ’60, ’63, ’70, ’85; Taylor ’08, ’27, ’50, ’85 Review Review www.jdawiseman.com/ftlop/20070316-cockburn.pdf

An early version of the TN page code, the name appearing at the top. And the /Cochin-Bold font still looks good.

Glasses placemat: Taylor Special Quinta 1950 Glasses placemat

The cork of the Cockburn “believed 1950’s” said Cockburn 1960. So not perfect, but not bad.

In 2007 the abbreviation for Cockburn was “C”. In late 2011 there was discussion, others preferring “Ck”. I tried “exerting a little parental authority here: no. Cockburn had a century of being the most prestigious and highly-priced port, and for that reason is awarded the single letter. The records are very clear about the former (and perhaps future) relative prestige of this name.” But no, the consensus was against me: the standard abbreviation became “Ck”.

2003–2006 2003–2006 2003–2006

11 Jul 2006 Nacional 1962, 1980, 1985 Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20060711_nacional.pdf

The code that made this was 907 lines. For comparison, the version of 8th May 2022 is 16.4× longer at 14,885 lines, partly because it has thirteen page types: /Glasses, /TastingNotes, /PlaceName, /PrePour, /VoteRecorder, /DecantingNotes, /Accounts, /CorkDisplay, /NeckTags, /DecanterLabels, /BottleWrap, /StickyLabels, /DistillerLog.

Font = /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT.

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962

05 Nov 2005 In Sussex: Taylor and Warre Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20051105_taylor_warre.pdf

This PDF made by re-distilling the original PostScript, as the original PDF had not been retained. It is possible that the used placemats had slightly different people.

Far too many glasses on /A4.

Some Ports magnificent. Alas not the Taylor 1851, the genuineness of which is no longer without doubt (per page 554 of Port Vintages).

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09 Apr 2005 A boys’ evening before a wedding (D63, F63, N45, N60, N63, N66, NN66, N70, N75, N85) Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20050409_pre-wedding.pdf

Glasses placemat

21 Oct 2004 In Manhattan: three bottles www.jdawiseman.com/port/20041021_F77F85C85.pdf

Croft = “C”!? Yet still, these matters had not been settled.

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03 Apr 2004 In Fulham: N31, N45, N55 (single and magnum), N63, NN70, N70, S70, N85, N00 Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20040403_noval.pdf

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20 Mar 2004 In Wimbledon: three bottles Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20040320_wimbledon.pdf

The page was guillotined down the middle. Croft = “C”!? These matters had not yet been settled.

Glasses placemat

31 Jan 2004 In Fulham Review

Placemats file not found

N60, F60, Cr60, Cr63, N63, F66, Cr66, Cr85, N85, N97 LBV, M&S97 LBV.

22 Nov 2003 In Fulham Review

Placemats file not found

W55, W63, W66, BBR66, W70, W77 single and magnum, G77, WC88, W00.

≤2002 ≤2002 ≤2002

30 Nov 2002 In Fulham: Sandemans, and 1970s Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20021130_Sandeman_1970s.pdf

A draft of these placemats was made using Adobe Illustrator, about three weeks before the event. (The Illustrator file was converted to PDF in 2015.) Placemats for earlier events were also made in Illustrator. But the used placemats were made in PostScript. So this seems to have been the event at which placemats switched from being artisanal to being industrial.

Font = /TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT.

Glasses placemat: Sandeman 1970 magnum Glasses placemat

12 Oct 2002 Chez RKA: excellent bottles Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20021012_RKA_Taylor.pdf …/20021012_RKA_Graham.pdf

Before the software: made using Adobe Illustrator, with the two pages in separate files. N.B., two magnums!

Glasses placemat Glasses placemat

13 Apr 2002 In Fulham: {Dow, Graham, Taylor} × {1980, 1983, 1985} Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20020413_D_G_T_80_83_85.pdf

Before the software: made using Adobe Illustrator. (The Illustrator file was converted to PDF in 2015.)

The names of the people are in the wrong place. Perhaps the names were guillotined.

Glasses placemat

12 May 2001 In Sussex: Taylor, Noval, Graham. Review www.jdawiseman.com/port/20010512_Taylor.pdf …/20010512_Noval_Graham.pdf

Glasses placemat

Before the software: made using Adobe Illustrator, with the two pages in separate files. (The Illustrator files were converted to PDF in 2015.) And abbreviating Quinta do Noval to a ‘Q’ is slightly embarrassing.

This design can be nearly replicated in the April-2022 software using the following parameters.

/Circlearrays [
	[ (Taylor 1960)  (T60) ]
	[ (Taylor 1970)  (T70) ]
	[ (Taylor 1977 Magnum) ]
	[ (Taylor 1977 Single) ]
	[ (Taylor 1985)  (T85) ]
] def
/Titles [ (T60)  (T70)  (T77)  (T77)  (T85) ] def
/Belowtitles [ () () () () () ] def
/Overtitles [ ()  ()  (Magnum)  (Single)  () ] def

/ThePortForumIconPlacement /None def  
/HeadersLeft [] def  /HeadersCenter [] def  /HeadersRight [] def  

/PackingStyles [ /Diamonds ] def
/WaterBoxes /None def

/CircletextFont /Baskerville def
/TitlesFont     /Baskerville-Bold def

/AbovetitleMaxFontSizeProportionTitles 33 90 div def
/ExclusionAnnulusProportionInnerRadiusTitlesAboveBelow 0.1917 def

/InlineTitles false def   /InlineOvertitles true def

/CircletextsTweakSize false def
/CircletextMaxFontSizeMayBeSlightlyExceeded false def
/CircletextFontSize 33 def
/CircletextsMaxCopies 2 def

/NamesFontSizeMin 9 def   /NamesFontSizeMax 9 def

¿23 Aug 1997? www.jdawiseman.com/port/19970823.pdf

The found Postscript file was last modified 17 August 1997. Not remembered whether this tasting happened, nor, if it did, it was as guessed to be held on the following Saturday. I just don’t know. And possible guests have been asked, who also have no memory of such a tasting. So perhaps this file was only a doodle.

Postscript file converted to PDF in May 2019, after minor modifications such as updating font names and setting the page size. Self-evidently this PostScript is not general-purpose placemat software; instead it’s a collection of custom graphics.

But, all that said, the old-school typewriterness of the GC85 has a creaky charm. Maybe it could be reused, perhaps with its top and bottom rows resembling “--GC85----GC85--…”.

Glasses placemat

24 Apr 1993 In Sussex: ’63s and ’70s Review

Placemats file not found

T63, G63, 2×T70, 2×G70, 2×N70, 2×GC70.

For tastings in 1988, 1989, 1990, the vintages being ≥1955 and mostly ≤1977, various placemats were made using (memory slightly fails) either Illustrator or FreeHand. These were lost in a hard-disk crash during 1990: the lesson about backups was thoroughly learnt. From 1990 until 2001 tastings were infrequent.

Grace Grace Grace

A Grace for a Port Tasting A48½″​×11″Review

Te inuocamus, Liber Pater, ut nobis adsis qui id quod nunc bibemus dum profertur omnem ad gradum curauisti. te enim praesente uuae clarissimae leuissimis manibus carptae, te praesente pressae in uinum feruerunt. tu quoque adsis, o Siluane, qui durissimum corticem dedisti cuius puro in amplexu, tot per annos nullo calore, nullo frigore conturbatum dormiret. adeste igitur, di immortales, et concedite ut his uinis hodie ita ut uolebant auctores fruamur.

Nunc est bibendum.

Thee we invoke, Liber Pater: be present now, as you were at every step when what we are about to drink was made. For under your care the finest grapes were picked by gentle hands; under your care they were trodden and turned to wine. Be present too, Silvanus, for you gave of the long-lasting cork, in whose clean embrace the wine has slept for many years, disturbed by no excess of heat or cold. Come, Immortal Gods, and grant that we may enjoy these wines as their makers intended.

Now is the time to drink!


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