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by PhilW
21:34 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 35
Views: 4093

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Would we be able to buy the 63 / 66/ 70 directly from Sophia for the tasting? I have a bottle of the 1963 but, as much as I love you all, I'm keeping this for myself to celebrate a birthday with. Yes, I was planning to ask Sophia if we could not provide them ourselves, though I was hoping to minimi...
by PhilW
17:39 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 128
Views: 11908

Re: The Five Word Novel

the dojo without permission; he
by PhilW
11:00 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 30
Views: 12074

Re: RE: Re: The Standard Food Order


DRT wrote:.Please check and let me know if any changes are required.
Please could you update my standard order, just to change the cooking of the steak to medium rare? Thank you.
by PhilW
09:49 Fri 11 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's 1977
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Dow's 1977

I've just looked back at my records, which show the following for D77: Dow '77: 25% rated excellent 25% rated very good 40% faulty, TCA 10% faulty, other So, all non-faulty bottles are highly rated, but a high incidence of TCA. Some have previously queried whether '77 has the TCA problem as a vintag...
by PhilW
09:03 Fri 11 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's 1977
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Dow's 1977

It is a real issue. I don't know of anyone assessing and publishing accurate figures for the rates of incidence, but my overall impression is that roughly a third of bottles of D77 are significantly affected by TCA. When not affected, I love Dow '77 - for me it ranks just behind Niepoort and Fonseca...
by PhilW
18:11 Wed 09 Oct 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 128
Views: 11908

Re: The Five Word Novel

offered the policeman absolution for
by PhilW
15:57 Wed 09 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 31
Views: 5466

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

jdaw1 wrote:
10:08 Wed 09 Oct 2019
PhilW wrote:
08:53 Wed 09 Oct 2019
As I will be out of the country for the week prior to the tasting, would some kind soul perhaps be prepared to take charge of the food order for me for this tasting? (as I may be out of email/net contact at the crucial time for submitting the order).
Yes, I will.
Thank you very much.
by PhilW
08:53 Wed 09 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 31
Views: 5466

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

As I will be out of the country for the week prior to the tasting, would some kind soul perhaps be prepared to take charge of the food order for me for this tasting? (as I may be out of email/net contact at the crucial time for submitting the order).
by PhilW
08:51 Wed 09 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 31
Views: 5466

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 -

rich_n wrote:
17:12 Wed 11 Sep 2019
I would like to try and make this but won't know until I get my October trip planned. Could I please be added to the "Maybe" list?
Done.
by PhilW
08:49 Wed 09 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 35
Views: 4093

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

I will be trying to confirm which bottles people are bringing this weekend, so I can also finalise costs. Regarding QdlR vintages, we have a QdlR60 between us, but no-one has yet mentioned a 63/66/70 - if anyone does have one and would be prepared to allow its inclusion within the tasting, please le...
by PhilW
08:46 Wed 09 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 35
Views: 4093

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Constandia wrote:
12:03 Tue 08 Oct 2019
Hello, may I be added to the reserve list please? This is a day before my 40th birthday and would love to celebrate in port style!!!
Added.
by PhilW
10:48 Thu 03 Oct 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 128
Views: 11908

Re: The Five Word Novel

Gould Campbell label dated 2017!
by PhilW
19:25 Wed 02 Oct 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 128
Views: 11908

Re: The Five Word Novel

could not believe - it was
by PhilW
08:19 Wed 02 Oct 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 128
Views: 11908

Re: The Five Word Novel

minutes later, after they had
by PhilW
22:32 Sun 22 Sep 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburns 1878
Replies: 18
Views: 1426

Re: RE: Re: Cockburns 1878

I am sorry; I was guilty of jumping to a conclusion. I look forward to Axel's comments with much interest. No apology needed, it was a perfectly viable possibility; and as I say I think the two bottles may well have been sourced together, though I doubt the first had the wrong cork or we'd have not...
by PhilW
15:11 Sun 22 Sep 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburns 1878
Replies: 18
Views: 1426

Re: RE: Re: Cockburns 1878

There may be a hint of an issue with the 1945 to which you refer if it is the bottle of 1945 Cockburn that is also referred to in The Book. I note that the photo of the 1945 is accompanied by a note from AHB saying 'sealed with a cork branded Martinez 1945'. The Ck45 I mentioned was one at a Cockbu...
by PhilW
09:25 Fri 20 Sep 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 128
Views: 11908

Re: The Five Word Novel

The Baron and young maiden
by PhilW
15:04 Mon 16 Sep 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburns 1878
Replies: 18
Views: 1426

Re: Cockburns 1878

Having checked the VPID, I can find labels which include "COCKBURN'S SMITHES ..." on at least three or four other different vintages of Cockburn ('17, '45, '57 and possibly '47). All of these labels are of the same format (the classic black surround with varying horizontal line edging, as used by ma...
by PhilW
11:41 Sun 15 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 26th Sept - Confirmed
Replies: 10
Views: 1101

Re: Thurs 26th Sept?

Would like to, but can't do the Thurs I'm afraid (could only do Tue and couldn't stay overnight).
Looks like Ian has you covered though :)
by PhilW
22:15 Thu 12 Sep 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 128
Views: 11908

Re: The Five Word Novel

of angry and extremely hairy
by PhilW
09:33 Thu 12 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1214
Views: 346720

Re: Software that makes placemats

What’s the smallest value of DropletsOuterWidthStart such that the droplets don’t appear to be sperm cells? An observation; you have chosen to replace the arrow-headed lines with small linear shapes all heading towards one or more large circles. The impression may not only be a consequence of your ...
by PhilW
09:17 Thu 12 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1214
Views: 346720

Re: Software that makes placemats

jdaw1 wrote:
22:09 Mon 09 Sep 2019
Coincidence: d = (1 + 10^⅓ + 10^⅔) × 2/9;
Which can be simplified to d = 2/(10^⅓ - 1)
(I don't think that helps in any way, nor is likely of much interest to anyone, but I noticed it could be simplified so...)
by PhilW
14:56 Wed 11 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 31
Views: 5466

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 -

Tony is unfortunately no longer able to make the date.
by PhilW
11:47 Mon 09 Sep 2019
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Iowa! New to port.
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Hello from Iowa! New to port.

Hello there! I am new to vintage wines and port. I got a little overzealous a couple of weeks ago and purchased 59 bottles of various cabernets and ports from the mid 1980s. I immediately opened a 1985 Silver Oak which was good! However, I then opened the 1985 Graham's Vintage Port and was immediat...
by PhilW
10:26 Thu 29 Aug 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Where to buy Port in Cornwall
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: Where to buy Port in Cornwall

DRT wrote:
22:28 Tue 27 Aug 2019
You can't pick up the bottles, but you can speak to the sales assistant, Alexa.
> "Alexa, buy a bottle of Dow 1996 vintage port"
< "Did you say 'buy eight bottles of Dow 1896 vintage port, available at £2000 each"
> "What?! No!"
< "Purchase confirmed"
> "Uh-oh..."