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by PhilW
20:30 Sat 28 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time

First clue: This mathematical question shall require will and determination to solve. Only Tuesday 28th January 2020 and Thursday 13th July 2019 are other non-trivial solution to this during the last year. The determinant of the matrix for the scores on the evening mentioned in the question is 50, ...
by PhilW
22:38 Fri 27 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: One quiz at a time

The only time the initials of the participants have spelled GoCat?
by PhilW
12:16 Fri 27 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: One quiz at a time

akzy wrote:
15:34 Thu 26 Mar 2020
More importantly, how was it?
nope you're not catching me out like that; if I answer you say "correct, your question" (we've been there before!). That said, I will soon be posting a tasting note which may be of interest :)
Still your question :P
by PhilW
14:53 Thu 26 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: One quiz at a time

Across the river from Casa Santa Eufemia... Quinta da Devesa? Winner :D It is/was indeed the 30yr old white from Quinta da Devesa; I couldn't help but notice the proximity to both Casa Santa Eufemia and Quinta do Mourao; perhaps a small golden White triangle around there (no, I couldn't tell from l...
by PhilW
23:41 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: One quiz at a time

AHB wrote:
15:37 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Casa Santa Eufemia?
Not Eufemia.

Final clue: the correct Quinta is located close to two of AHB's guesses.
by PhilW
23:40 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: One quiz at a time

akzy wrote:
14:20 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Go on, I'll have a punt. Quinta da Prelada?
Not Prelada.
by PhilW
09:36 Mon 23 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: One quiz at a time

Glenn E. wrote:
01:28 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Quinta da Revolta 20 year old white?
Not 20yr.
Not Revolta.
AHB wrote:
22:58 Sun 22 Mar 2020
Kopke 30yo white in half bottle format.
Yes, it is 30yr :)
Not Kopke (guessed previously, and not a "Quinta da").
(Not a half-bottle - though it's not a 70/75cl either...)
by PhilW
18:31 Thu 19 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time

flash_uk wrote:Gaivosa 10yr old?
Not 10yr.
Not Gaivosa.
by PhilW
11:46 Thu 19 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: One quiz at a time

Mourão, and it's 60 years old An excellent guess, and perhaps a good memory since the current releases of white Mourãos are I believe the 50yr and the 90yr; I do indeed have a bottle of the Mourão 60yr white, however that is not the bottle I have opened (and now mostly consumed). Not 60yr. Not Mour...
by PhilW
20:33 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: One quiz at a time

nac wrote:
08:31 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Non-colheita Kopke?
Nope, not Dalva, Andresen, or Kopke.

More clues:
It's a ...yrs old white tawny, from Quinta da ....
How old, and where from?
by PhilW
09:28 Mon 16 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: One quiz at a time

CPR 1 wrote:
19:17 Sun 15 Mar 2020
Dalva 2007?
No.
Doggett wrote:
20:10 Sun 15 Mar 2020
Andresen?
No.

First clue: Not a colheita.
by PhilW
18:37 Sun 15 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: One quiz at a time

jdaw1 wrote:
17:52 Sun 15 Mar 2020
A 1989 colheita? The house of which I have forgotten?
I would guess you're thinking of the Barão de Vilar '89 white colheita - but no, not that.
by PhilW
17:13 Sun 15 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: One quiz at a time

A similar question: What lesser-known white port am I drinking right now?
by PhilW
13:29 Sat 14 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: RE: Re: One quiz at a time


jdaw1 wrote:
PhilW wrote:
19:02 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Pocas
Does not begin “Quinta da”. Nor does it heed previous clue. And mis-spelt.
One of those criticisms was fair - I'd missed the "Quinta da" clue. However, the "mis-spelling" was the reason why I felt it meet the requirements of the previous clue.

Quinta da Revolta?
by PhilW
19:02 Fri 13 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 585762

Re: One quiz at a time

Pocas
by PhilW
21:09 Tue 10 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 160
Views: 60223

Re: RE: Re: Port House abbreviations

jdaw1 wrote:Alpha by abbreviation, or by dominant word in name? Perhaps I wasn't consistent: what is new guidance?
Alpha by abbreviation, though I wasn't intending to change the approach - should I revert?
by PhilW
10:46 Tue 10 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 160
Views: 60223

Re: Port House abbreviations

Phil - could you copy the abbreviation list into the first post which you own? Makes it much easier to find! Not copy: move. So that there is one official list, rather than several inconsistently updated. Agreed and done. Also moved Vale Meao and Van Zeller abbreviations to their correct alphabetic...
by PhilW
10:39 Tue 10 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6247

Re: Wed 25th March 2020

I have to withdraw from this event due to other commitments; my apologies.
by PhilW
13:45 Mon 09 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 160
Views: 60223

Re: Port House abbreviations

I'd agree with VDM as most obvious choice, and to my mind no more confusing with potential Vesuvio single quinta as Gould Campbell GC is with potential new Graham's single quinta (i.e. we already cope with this issue). Do we not already have VM for Quinta do Vale Meao anyway?
by PhilW
17:28 Sun 01 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Discovered..Help please.
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Re: Bottle Discovered..Help please.

The bottle appears to be a Burmester bottle from the embossed JWB on the glass, and the label indicates that it is a tawny (matured in cask) from red grapes (as standard, so not a white). From elsewhere, it seems that "Tordiz" is a name sometimes used by Burmester on their 40yr old tawny (which I'm ...
by PhilW
15:27 Sun 01 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Discovered..Help please.
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Re: Bottle Discovered..Help please.

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AHB wrote:
14:10 Sun 01 Mar 2020
It might also help us if you can share the gist of the reply from Burmester.
Sogevinus/IVDP confirmed only that the selo was sold to JW Burmester in April 1982; no additional info regarding the bottle.
by PhilW
11:29 Sat 29 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Discovered..Help please.
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Re: Bottle Discovered..Help please.

Hi Jonjoe, and welcome to :tpf:
It's always interesting to try and identify unknown bottles of port, so happy to help; Please do post pictures if you can?
by PhilW
23:18 Wed 26 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Blind tasting scoring
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

Re: Blind tasting scoring

Suggest "error <= 5 years" would be better than "correct decade" for the half-point
(cf guesses of 63, 67, 72 or 77 for a 70, for example)
by PhilW
11:01 Fri 21 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12131

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

I'm going to have to withdraw from this tasting due to a work conflict, sorry.
Please pass my spot on to the first reserve.
by PhilW
23:47 Tue 18 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 6979

Re: Emergency (@ 67 Pall Mall) - Tues 25 Feb 2020

Perhaps an outing for archway layout on A3(landscape)+A4(portrait)?