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by PhilW
11:01 Mon 06 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 42
Views: 11961

Re: Ideas for tastings

Not that this is the best time to try and organise it for obvious reasons, but just to record it while I think of it: I think it would be very interesting to do an '03 vs '05 tasting at some point. I realise that '03 is the generally accepted best year, but have been very impressed with several '05s...
by PhilW
14:18 Sun 28 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Made from Port packaging
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: RE: Re: Made from Port packaging

An idea stolen from AHB is to grow plants in them, although you can't easily do that with the Malvedos boxes that have a cardboard bottom. Indeed, I am yet to find a satisfactory for them since the cardboard isn't as robust as I'd like to use them for storage purposes. Also, any suggestions as to w...
by PhilW
19:21 Thu 18 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 67
Views: 2278

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

If there is still room, I would like to join you on the 30th :)
by PhilW
17:04 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1196
Views: 276444

Re: Port for sale by retailer

nac wrote:
17:24 Fri 12 Jun 2020
If you're interested in doing a comparison of the Taylor 2005s, then Majestic are currently knocking out the Vargellas for £30, and the Terra Feita for £27.
I find 2005 to be an under-rated year; I'll have to look this up, ty.
by PhilW
17:03 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 3309

Re: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical

Doggett wrote:
18:05 Mon 08 Jun 2020
Good work Neil!
+1
by PhilW
22:06 Wed 10 Jun 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 77689

Re: Port House abbreviations

Km preferred here also.
by PhilW
16:50 Wed 20 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 19th May - Churchill vintage masterclass e-tasting
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Tue 19th May - Churchill vintage masterclass e-tasting

This was enjoyable and interesting; Johnny and Ricardo shared interesting information, and covered a broad selection of questions. Regarding the ports, the following were my impressions in brief: - The current Churchills ports (at least from '05 onwards) all have quite a dry finish; this is delibera...
by PhilW
14:04 Tue 19 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 19th May - Churchill vintage masterclass e-tasting
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Tue 19th May - Churchill vintage masterclass e-tasting

As mentioned in another thread , Churchill have their vintage port masterclass e-tasting tonight at 8pm (BST) via Instagram. Bottles are Ch94(half), ChG05, Ch14(half), Ch14lbv(half) and ChG18 (cask sample); which I've just decanted (all except the cask sample) and can confirm that both the '14s need...
by PhilW
10:47 Fri 08 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 4866

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

I'm not really expecting the 18s to have much to filter, but we'll see; the 05 will need it ofc. I'm going to decant this morning, rather than later.
by PhilW
13:54 Wed 06 May 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 77689

Re: Port House abbreviations

Past practice seems to lead to BA, as we only rarely use more than 1 character except for disambiguation. Does Burmester have another Quinta that might need disambiguation from (A)rnozelo? Even if so, past practice seems to lead to first come first served, with only subsequent examples providing ne...
by PhilW
11:24 Wed 06 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 4866

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

UPDATE : After testing during last night's zoom, it was decided NOT to run a parallel zoom due to various issues including practicality of listening to both Oscar and each other, and the potential for Oscar's audio being relayed through mics unless everyone is muted or uses headphones. The preferenc...
by PhilW
09:06 Wed 06 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oscar Needs Some Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1467

Re: Oscar Needs Some Help

done.
by PhilW
10:15 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 4866

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Doggett wrote:
10:03 Tue 05 May 2020
Hi Phil, Always happy for you to edit anything necessary.
Thanks (I'll have to remember how to give myself permission first, so just maintaining it in thread for now).
All above added.
by PhilW
09:49 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 4866

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Oscar will be open to questions during the tasting, delivered to him by the YouTube chat function. As a non-social-media-user, do I need to create a YouTube account for this? Absolutely nothing to stop some / all of us from zooming in parallel. If too many for one Zoom, we can run parallel Zoom ses...
by PhilW
09:34 Sun 03 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sunday May 3rd - my 60th birthday..
Replies: 15
Views: 1841

Re: Sunday May 3rd - my 60th birthday..

Morning Tom, happy birthday!
Hope the '45 shows superbly for you tonight - or this morning ;)
by PhilW
15:33 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: RE: Re: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)

jdaw1 wrote:
PhilW wrote:
12:39 Sat 02 May 2020
I believe the wines are to be Ch94(half), ChG05, Ch14(half), Ch14lbv(half) and ChG18 (cask sample).
So a whole bottle of a cask sample. Unusual.
I read it more as a cask-sample sized bottle; probably the smaller/different shape smaller bottle in the photo.
by PhilW
12:39 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)

They’ve chose an arty picture, at low resolution, rather than a factual picture with high-def version. Which, with wording giving some but not all bottle sizes, leaves prospective purchasers unclear about what they might be getting. I believe the wines are to be Ch94(half), ChG05, Ch14(half), Ch14l...
by PhilW
12:37 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)

I found Churchills fine. quinta de la Rosa was awful - PayPal payment was the only data I was asked for. No idea if order actually placed or coming! Sounds like we've had opposite issues, with no problem with QdlR order last month (shipping confirmation 3 days after order with tracking reference; o...
by PhilW
10:08 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: Churchill's Port tastings in May (with link to kits)

I'll be joining on the 19th, assuming I can get my kit ordered - just having a little trouble with their website checkout atm.
I like the selection of ports they've picked for this tasting, and will look forward to it.
by PhilW
09:59 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 14 and Thu 16 April 2020: Virtual Tasting with Johnny Graham
Replies: 6
Views: 1216

Re: Tue 14 and Thu 16 April 2020: Virtual Tasting with Johnny Graham

Having grumbled slightly above regarding Churchill selecting their best wine, but the low end ports for their initial online tasting, I am delighted to now see that they are following up with a vintage port tasting featuring some of their top ports. Taking place on Tue 19th May (in English) and Thu ...
by PhilW
19:08 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 77689

Re: Port House abbreviations

jdaw1 wrote:
18:56 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Dv? Could be Ds, but I prefer Dv. Any objections to Dv?
Dv preferred (and already used here!)
by PhilW
12:03 Thu 30 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1987 Dow Bomfim
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: 1987 Dow Bomfim

I cannot help but feel that the score at which I arrived ultimately does not do justice to this wine. Put another way, I liked it a great deal more than the solid, albeit unspectacular numerical result would suggest. If your feel the score you are giving does not appropriately match the wine you ar...
by PhilW
13:27 Tue 28 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 4866

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

On the assumption that Youtube live is essentially one-way (video/audio from Oscar to us, none to him - possibly messaging?), shall we Zoom in parallel?
by PhilW
16:59 Thu 23 Apr 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9616
Views: 664690

Re: One quiz at a time

akzy wrote:
16:04 Thu 23 Apr 2020
I have 3999 solutions...
https://oeis.org/search?q=1%2c2%2c3%2c5&fmt=short
Interesting source (you big cheat).
Matula-Goebel numbers of rooted identity trees; how could we have missed that? So obvious now someone has said it!