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by PhilW
16:38 Wed 17 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's unfiltered lbv
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: RE: Re: Warre's unfiltered lbv

AHB wrote:If there's any interest in doing a double vertical, Luís Sottomayor gave me a set of bottles from the LBV masterclass he delivered at the BFT yesterday with the instruction to share them with the folks on The Port Forum.
Sounds like an excellent idea - and generous of Luis.
by PhilW
18:29 Sat 06 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 62
Views: 7890

Re: Wed 1st May 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F

I set aside a W91 for this after discussion at our last tasting, though work is currently threatening to get in the way. Will confirm later.
by PhilW
17:22 Mon 25 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 39
Views: 1524

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

I have odd bottles of Churchill, Graham and Royal Oporto to hand (others in storage if none of those suit).
by PhilW
18:27 Sun 24 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 19
Views: 980

Re: RE: 2017 Vintage Ports

On balance, and to get as large a selection of final blends as we can, I would prefer w/c 9 Sep. Any thoughts on (a) do we do this — is there enough interest from the team? (b) if we do it, does w/c 9 Sep work for those interested? I think you may have forgotten that DRT has fixed the '66s for Sep ...
by PhilW
23:01 Thu 21 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 39
Views: 1524

Re: RE: Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

I would like this tasting to be semi blind. I think it makes sense for everyone to declare what they bring so we get a good selection and avoid me doing the usual of guessing it’s a different port when it is the same. Excellent, and my preferred alternative as it happens. The usual way to achieve t...
by PhilW
19:20 Thu 21 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 39
Views: 1524

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Ahem. CMAG was suggesting we do this blind. So we will have one bottle out of twelve that is known to be there and none of us except the Monkey will guess which it is. That depends how the organiser chooses to run this. We will all know at least one producer which is present (which we have supplied...
by PhilW
07:33 Wed 20 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 39
Views: 1524

Re: 1994 Mini Horizontal

Sounds good to me also.
by PhilW
20:53 Mon 18 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Warre
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: 1977 Warre

This does not sound typical of this wine. In my experience Warre '77 can vary somewhat, but I would expect it to be a good medium/dark red colour still, and not oxidised. Since I hadn't opened on for a while, I've just decanted one; pics below for your colour comparison (against white tile), or atta...
by PhilW
15:01 Mon 18 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2018 Offline Summary
Replies: 3
Views: 4604

Re: 2018 Offline Summary

An idea for another slightly different tasting: "Battle of the blends" Primarily to include cross-producer blends, such as: - Any Factory House vintages - Any Avery VP blends - Others? Depending on number of people/ports, we could extend the any VP blends, i.e. to include crusted, perhaps with limit...
by PhilW
09:16 Sun 17 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 66
Views: 4348

Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

AHB wrote:
23:03 Sat 16 Mar 2019
DRT wrote:
09:17 Sat 16 Mar 2019
Tuesday 10th of September?
Works for me
Good for me too.
by PhilW
17:30 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Please add me to the reserve list this year; thanks.
by PhilW
17:30 Fri 15 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 66
Views: 4348

Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Two minor edits: the early weeks of Sep are erroneous as shown currently - both of "PW not avail 15th" and "DRT not avail 8th" are for Oct (not Sep), which would also make w/c Sep 9 empty, though I agree that w/c 10 Jun would be a good choice if DRT available then.
by PhilW
14:11 Wed 13 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 66
Views: 4348

Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

I don't think we need to push it out that far. Deliberately ignoring July and August as too hot and holiday season, we don't currently have that many tastings planned this year, with nothing in June, (July, August), September or the first half of October. It would seem better to me to have a tasting...
by PhilW
07:39 Wed 13 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 66
Views: 4348

Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

DRT wrote:
00:27 Wed 13 Mar 2019
I think October would be good.

Does Tuesday the 15th work?
Not for me sadly, as that's my wife's birthday. A week earlier (the 8th) would work; a week later would be right next to my own birthday tasting.
by PhilW
19:54 Mon 11 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 66
Views: 4348

Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

We haven't mentioned early June? Either of weeks starting Jun 3rd or 10th might work? (agree May not viable)
by PhilW
14:19 Mon 11 Mar 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Image format test
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: Image format test

Windows 10, Chrome: P, W
Windows 10, Firefox: P, W
Windows 10, IE11: P (second image failed).
Windows 10, Microsoft Edge: P (second image failed).
by PhilW
14:44 Sat 09 Mar 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Image format test
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: Image format test

Android, chrome: P W
by PhilW
14:42 Sat 09 Mar 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Image format test
Replies: 15
Views: 1246

Re: Image format test

Android, tapatalk. P W
by PhilW
11:10 Fri 01 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage port terrible teens?
Replies: 13
Views: 1595

Re: Vintage port terrible teens?

Others now seem to share this restraint - when organising an Offley vertical last December, I found there was no enthusiasm for including vintages more recent than 1985.. So it appears that some of my more recent purchases might be gifts for my children... Well, you did say you were intending to dr...
by PhilW
11:31 Mon 25 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 7142

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

DRT wrote:
22:51 Sun 24 Feb 2019
Could those who have not yet revealed please do so to enable JDAW to produce the placemats?
Quick, we're almost out of time to make placemats... there's only (just over) a month to go! :P
I'll bring a Butler Nephew '70.
by PhilW
00:09 Sun 24 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1969 Taylor Fladgate Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: 1969 Taylor Fladgate Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

Hi Claire, 1969 is not a great year for port and there was consequently only a single producer who actually sold a vintage port from that year, Taylor Quinta de Vargellas. Up until a couple of years ago, that bottle would retail for ~£80, but the price is higher right now as this is the 50th anniver...
by PhilW
23:28 Sat 23 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 7142

Re: RE: Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

jdaw1 wrote:I have no ’65s. Would you be excessively offended by a Fonseca 1966?
Please, please accept Julian's offer!
by PhilW
21:13 Wed 20 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 7142

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

Happy to do sighted, but haven't chosen yet. Will advise later.