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by PhilW
09:36 Thu 21 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 195
Views: 52636

Re: The Five Word Novel

to have been based on
by PhilW
16:45 Wed 20 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 32
Views: 660

Re: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

nac wrote:
01:26 Sun 17 Jan 2021
I have Churchill 91, Agua Alta 95 and Gricha 05 (and the Club 09). As per the de la Rosa tasting might be able to do some samples.
If you were able and willing, that would be wonderful.
by PhilW
08:55 Tue 19 Jan 2021
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 233
Views: 106616

Re: Port House abbreviations

Prefer DrB for clearer differentiation from Dow Bonfim.
by PhilW
19:51 Sat 16 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Possible hacking of site
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Possible hacking of site

Thanks for the warning. If you are happy to reply privately by PM to let me know what the other two sites are (once you've changed your passwords on them of course) I'll see whether I can identify which was breached, if it is long enough ago to determine.
by PhilW
17:04 Fri 08 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 195
Views: 52636

Re: The Five Word Novel

IVDP for their policy on
by PhilW
17:43 Tue 15 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 3778

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

I decided to open an unknown. I've tonged the top off the bottle and now it's Audouzing gently in the cellar. I'll push the cork out this evening. Following Alex's initiative, I decided to follow his example as I have an unknown "believed 63" with destroyed (black) capsule and unreadable label (tho...
by PhilW
15:36 Tue 08 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3891

Re: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

Hi Guys, could the participants of this tasting with some experience of the wines tell me how the 85 and 70 were from the smaller bottles? Hi Axel, I did also wonder how the wines - particularly the '70 - would hold up to being decanted at least 48hrs ahead; I needn't have worried. The G70 (which I...
by PhilW
15:19 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3891

Re: RE: Re: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020


Doggett wrote:please confirm if you are doing this tasting and want to join the after discussion.
Confirmed.
by PhilW
22:08 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 12106

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Many thanks also to both Alex for organising, and for Neil for arranging and sharing some ports for this tasting - much appreciated, thank you both.
by PhilW
15:51 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 233
Views: 106616

Re: Port House abbreviations

My opinion is that the need for an abbreviation should arise from the winemaker’s intention to make a distinction between winemaking philosophies. Thus the winemaker clearly intends Croft Vintage Port to be viewed as distinct and different from Croft Quinta da Roeda Vintage Port; or Fonseca to be v...
by PhilW
11:02 Sat 31 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3891

Re: Nicholls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
19:46 Wed 28 Oct 2020
Mrs W. has a pro Zoom.
She does, but how did you know that?! Oh, you mean your wife... :D
by PhilW
10:59 Sat 31 Oct 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Graham''s 1966 vintage port
Replies: 6
Views: 1278

Re: Graham''s 1966 vintage port

Hi Brian; could you give us an idea of your rough location? Also it would be helpful to know the level of the wine in the bottle (i.e. with bottles stood upright, is the level of the wine above or below the join of the main bottle body and the neck, and by roughly how much. Cheers (and welcome to TP...
by PhilW
19:38 Wed 28 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3891

Re: Nicholls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

Thanks for the heads-up Simon, I will be up for it (and post-zoom zoom if others are too)
by PhilW
11:15 Fri 23 Oct 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 195
Views: 52636

Re: The Five Word Novel

as a child she had
by PhilW
20:05 Thu 22 Oct 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Olive Oil
Replies: 24
Views: 12567

Re: Olive Oil

I'd love another 6 bottles please if you have enough to spare. No rush at all.
by PhilW
15:05 Thu 22 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1271
Views: 364511

Re: Port for sale by retailer

My notes indicate that when I was at the Yeatman in 2011 the price for a 50ml pour of Scion was EUR 100. In 2015 it was still available in the Taylor's lodge next to the Yeatman, I *think* for the same price, possibly slightly more. And while we're on the topic, you can currently buy a glass of the...
by PhilW
22:20 Sat 10 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1960 Private Cellar Release
Replies: 8
Views: 2253

Re: Warre 1960 Private Cellar Release

nac wrote:
22:23 Fri 09 Oct 2020
AHB wrote:
20:08 Fri 09 Oct 2020
The price is EUR 350, for one of the 350 bottles released to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Warre.

I think there may be a pattern to this!
Nope. Can’t see it.
Apparently you have to read their press release 350 times to reveal it.
by PhilW
19:02 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine-Searcher.com Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Re: Wine-Searcher.com Photos

I agree it's definitely your image, cropped. It hasn't come from the VPID because it's still in my (long overdue) update, so it can only have come from TPF assuming you didn't post it anywhere else. I don't know who/how images are loaded onto/by wine-searcher. I suspect someone who owns a bottle or ...
by PhilW
11:20 Wed 30 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta de la Rosa @ 67 Virtual
Replies: 20
Views: 3366

Re: Quinta de la Rosa @ 67 Virtual

No details yet for QdlR on the 14th? They might be cutting it fine to have time to sell "tickets" and ensure the wines are delivered in time unless they start soon...
by PhilW
12:32 Sun 27 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Favourite corkscrews
Replies: 11
Views: 2314

Re: Favourite corkscrews

I find the Durand to work extremely well on (generally older) fragile corks where identification is not an issue. For unknowns I prefer to use tongs where possible, otherwise using other corkscrews rather than pushing in, since the external face of the cork is not always clean.