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by PhilW
09:27 Tue 18 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 40
Views: 1464

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

uncle tom wrote:
12:59 Sat 15 Jun 2019
Many for whom 9th July fails. Tom: new date please.
I'm fairly flexible - does a week before or after change things significantly, or do we need to take it to September?
Either of July 2nd or 16th could also currently work for me.
by PhilW
08:20 Tue 18 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1152
Views: 285582

Re: Software that makes placemats

Hmm. Bug or feature? • The points south, east-by-north-east and west-by-north-west relate well to the central circle. • But the points north, east-by-south-east and west-by-south-west do not connect to the central circle at all. From the imagery, would I be correct in thinking that each point repre...
by PhilW
15:21 Thu 13 Jun 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1994s, Tue 11 June 2019, at the B&F
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: 1994s, Tue 11 June 2019, at the B&F

Well... this was an interesting evening - though not quite what I expected port-wise. Starting with the good; a very enjoyable evening with friends, as always; nice to see a couple of new faces with Nick joining us for the first time, and the food and service was up to scratch as usual. On the port ...
by PhilW
13:57 Wed 12 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 40
Views: 1464

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

July 9th works for me.
by PhilW
21:43 Tue 11 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 40
Views: 1464

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Posting for Tom: proposed date July 9th.
by PhilW
14:36 Tue 11 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 6233

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Graham '94 decanted 2pm; very fine sediment. Looks and smells great.

Churchill' 94 decanted 2pm; huge quantity of medium sized sediment. Slightly tired colour and smell; we shall see.
by PhilW
10:33 Tue 11 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 6233

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

jdaw1 wrote:
21:28 Mon 10 Jun 2019
That looks good — I wish I had been there.
Is your name Derek?!
by PhilW
13:32 Mon 10 Jun 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Martinez 1955 & Graham’s 1988 advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Martinez 1955 & Graham’s 1988 advice please

I have sent you a PM.
by PhilW
09:56 Mon 10 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 51
Views: 3744

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

I am both delighted and disappointed to have to withdraw from this one. The 2016 version of this was a wonderful tasting and I am gutted to no be able to compare with the 2017s, particularly with the back to back nature of the vintage declarations. But, I am delighted because we finally managed to ...
by PhilW
09:37 Mon 10 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 6233

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Prompted by looking at the placements-what glassware is used/provided (any good?) and do we get to get one glass for each port? ISO-type tasting glasses, and yes one of the reasons we use Davy's regularly is that they are able to supply sufficient glassware (in quantity, quality and cleanliness). P...
by PhilW
16:13 Sun 09 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 6233

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

jdaw1 wrote:
15:51 Sun 09 Jun 2019
Draft of the placemats updated (Cockburn removed; Dow and Warre added; some reassigned). Please, somebody check.
Looks correct.
by PhilW
14:28 Sun 09 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 6233

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Sure thing; I can bring both Warre's and Dow's. Given it's a Tuesday I think I'll bring some empty halves *if* there's any left over :-) Thanks Nick, that's great; and I will therefore bring the Ch and G. Are we really on 9x1994s with 12 Persons to join? No, I don't think so. If my tracking is corr...
by PhilW
08:43 Sun 09 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 6233

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

I will get a Taylor. Excellent. I am a bit confused with warre, graham Dow conversation. Will get back to the relevant individuals To clarify my suggestion: - I believe myself and Nick were the only people offering any of G, W and D, where I have G, and Nick has all 3. - current proposals for who b...
by PhilW
20:59 Sat 08 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 6233

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Tom was the only person offering Taylor, though it was not conveniently available. If he is able I would say please bring; in either case forget the Kopke. If Nick were able to bring either the Dow or Warre (he is currently down for Graham) then I would donate a Graham also. And if Nick were happy a...
by PhilW
19:35 Fri 07 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 6233

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Suggest adoptions of Dow and Warre to ensure we have all main players present if possible.
by PhilW
13:30 Thu 06 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TBD - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: TBD - Rebello Valente vertical

Note: Tom by email also.
by PhilW
13:30 Thu 06 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TBD - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: TBD - Rebello Valente vertical

I've got one bottle of 1972. Excellent; this is the only bottle of '72 we have amongst us from replies so far, so if you're happy to save it for this tasting that would be appreciated.[/quote] Also just found a bottle of 1963 that I thought had been drunk. Nice; my experience is usually the other w...
by PhilW
13:19 Thu 06 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 6233

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

I'm assuming I'll be bringing the Ch94 unless instructed otherwise.
by PhilW
13:25 Mon 03 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TBD - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 15
Views: 471

TBD - Rebello Valente vertical

Starting to plan for a Rebello Valente vertical, expected to be held either towards the end of 2019 or (perhaps more likely) sometime in the first half of 2020. Initially looking for expressions of potential interest, and to see what vintages we have available between us. Date: TBD (likely between N...
by PhilW
17:47 Fri 31 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 40
Views: 1464

Re: RE: Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Alternatively.. Suppose I simply present the bottles in alphabetical order of the shipper. Then, come the end of of the evening, we guess and reveal each bottle in turn. This would greatly narrow the possible shippers to guess from for each bottle. As we got further down the flight, the number of p...
by PhilW
14:44 Thu 30 May 2019
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Shipwreck wine
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Shipwreck wine

A fascinating lot coming up at Christies next week, of two bottles of very, very old shipwreck wine. https://www.christies.com/img/LotImages/2019/CKS/2019_CKS_17568_0779_000(shipwreck_wine_2_bottles_per_lot).jpg Sadly not fortified; the bottles look fabulous - but believed probably undrinkable; whic...
by PhilW
12:21 Thu 30 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 40
Views: 1464

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

CPR 1 wrote:
08:42 Thu 30 May 2019
We allready have 2 tastings in June.

July / Aug empty currently empty thus possible but hot / holidays.

Sep - We have the 66 tasting

Thus how about early October?
I'd be ok with July, or Somewhere in Oct 1-10 would be good, well away from other tastings (Sep10 66s, Oct29 "69")
by PhilW
17:58 Mon 27 May 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Kopke 10YO White
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: NV Kopke 10YO White

Decanting probably won't help much, though it certainly won't do any harm. I would suggest opening it perhaps 12 or 24hrs before drinking, and making sure it's cool - I'll usually keep in the fridge and let it warm slowly in the glass while drinking it. Aside from that, it's likely just down to how ...
by PhilW
10:14 Sat 25 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 40
Views: 1464

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Sounds interesting; in addition to "when?", also where? (London or Saffron Walden-ish?)