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by PhilW
12:32 Sun 27 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Favourite corkscrews
Replies: 11
Views: 282

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.
by PhilW
17:01 Sun 20 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87320

Re: Port House abbreviations

FG was mentioned mischievously, precisely because it’s so awkward. Based on usual practice and the above picture, we should have a separate abbreviations for Fonseca Guimaraens and the various Guimaraens SQVPs. Potentially also for a straight Guimaraens VP, if such a thing was ever produced. Indeed...
by PhilW
16:54 Sun 20 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 21st September?
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Monday 21st September?

Given a list of attendees, I’ll do my traditional thing. it seems that I will be attending. I think that no tasting mats are required. but how will you know which is yours, and which is Wolfgang's port(s)? BTW - I plan on opening a bottle for tonight/tomorrow, so would be up for joining via zoom, i...
by PhilW
16:29 Sun 20 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87320

Re: Port House abbreviations

A decision is needed, and I think it should be the following. As yet, there is no need for a new abbreviation for Quinta do Javali Maria Luísa. It might be that, in time, one becomes appropriate, but with the information we have now, not yet. I'm not aware of any urgency for a decision, however if ...
by PhilW
17:14 Sat 19 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 21st September?
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Monday 21st September?

Sorry Alex, no chance for me to get to London atm, work too busy.
by PhilW
09:21 Thu 17 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87320

Re: Port House abbreviations

Reminder: Jv = Quinta do Javali. Is Maria Luísa different juice, or merely more verbose branding? I believe it is the designation for their special vines, which would suggest JvML If so, then I agree with the abbreviation. But I think more research is warranted before adding to the list for somethi...
by PhilW
21:52 Wed 16 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87320

Re: Port House abbreviations

jdaw1 wrote:
21:04 Wed 16 Sep 2020
Reminder: Jv = Quinta do Javali. Is Maria Luísa different juice, or merely more verbose branding?
I believe it is the designation for their special vines, which would suggest JvML
by PhilW
09:58 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brand Styles
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Brand Styles

One previous thread of interest might be this one.
It's an interesting topic worthy of revisit; I'll try and summarise my thoughts when I have more time.
by PhilW
08:58 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #11, Tuesday 15 September 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 878

Re: Virtual Tasting #11, Tuesday 15 September 2020

Unfortunately I'm no longer able to join you this evening.
by PhilW
08:56 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87320

Re: Port House abbreviations

Either of ROCo or ROCv would work for me. I prefer the latter as lead letter of next syllable, but accept the former allows better differentiation.
by PhilW
08:52 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1920 at 100
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: 1920 at 100

As Neil, I have the interest but not the '20. Closest I get is an unknown '22 in very good condition; I could rub away the lower part of the final digit and claim it as a "believed '20" but should probably save it for a couple of years instead.
by PhilW
14:20 Thu 10 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC
Replies: 34
Views: 10046

Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC

Following some discussions with other attendees have decided to hold off on this until we're in a position to more comfortably hold a tasting for 14 people and all are happy to attend. Good plan. May need to slide this into 2021, but will keep updating as would obviously be more appropriate to do i...
by PhilW
08:53 Thu 10 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders
Replies: 75
Views: 2416

Re: Cellar Defenders

but next year the 2000 vintage becomes "ready for drinking" so can't really been regarded as cellar defenders. I disagree; almost anything could be a cellar defender depending on what you own and how often you drink. To me a cellar defender is whatever you have that helps stop you from drinking the...
by PhilW
12:49 Mon 07 Sep 2020
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Monospace tag support
Replies: 6
Views: 5155

Re: Monospace tag support

So tt is for inline monospace, and monospace is for multi-line monospace. Please confirm. Not quite. Either can be used inline or multiline. The main benefit of monospace is that it does NOT eat whitespace i.e. multiple sequential spaces will be reduced to a single space when submitting/storing/dis...
by PhilW
12:38 Mon 07 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Split location storage challenges
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Split location storage challenges

- Does anyone have a better way of stock controlling split cases? The choice of multiples of four is convenient for me - it could just as easily be two or three. I have a method by which I effectively manage subsets of a purchase, which seems similar to your issue; describing in case it helps. Esse...
by PhilW
19:27 Tue 25 Aug 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87320

Re: RE: Re: Port House abbreviations


jdaw1 wrote:
PhilW wrote:
10:46 Tue 25 Aug 2020
Mo for Quinta do Mourão makes sense
I prefer consonants. Would there be fierce objection to Mr?
No objection here.

by PhilW
10:46 Tue 25 Aug 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 222
Views: 87320

Re: Port House abbreviations

Quinta da Pedra Alta? PA seems natural. Objections? No objection to Quinta da Pedra Alta taking PA . Agree. DR Port (Agri Roncao) with 3.000 bottles The website has VPs (2001, ’02, ’11, ’13, ’16, ’17). AR suggested, without enthusiasm. Dow Ribeira became DSR ( discussion ), as Senhora da Ribeira, b...
by PhilW
16:26 Tue 11 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Vesuvio
Replies: 0
Views: 493

2018 Vesuvio

Stern dark black fruit on noise. Very dark and deep flavour, full of blackberries, blackcurrants, white pepper and a hint of treacle. Full of flavour, with firm yet gentle tannins and a long finish, this is a very powerful and full bodied, lovely port.

Rating: Very good/Excellent (92-95)
by PhilW
16:26 Tue 11 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Dow Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Replies: 0
Views: 459

2018 Dow Quinta Senhora da Ribeira

Very fresh smell, full of fruit on the nose. In the mouth initially lots of soft and lovely fruit - blackberries, raspberries, cherries, then dry and green stems as the tannins fill the mouth. Lightly spiced hints of star anise and liquorice precede the acidity which follows, which needs more time t...
by PhilW
16:24 Tue 11 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Quevedo
Replies: 0
Views: 461

2018 Quevedo

Lots of blackcurrants with some peppery spice, with medium green tannins.
Next day some raspberries and plums underneath the blackcurrants appearing.
Good length, enjoyable port.

Rating: Good/Very good (90)
by PhilW
16:53 Sat 08 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Quinta da Devesa 20YO Tawny (bottled 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: NV Quinta da Devesa 20YO Tawny (bottled 2019)

Very interesting. I picked up a couple of 50cl bottles of their 30yr old white recently which I enjoyed - a 2015 bottling, where the acidity had faded slightly, and I could imagine that a fresher bottle would have been even better. I also heard from a friend that visited, that their tawnies are even...
by PhilW
14:25 Mon 03 Aug 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?
Replies: 33
Views: 2862

Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

I'm bored with sitting at home all day every day and would very much like to meet up again for a properly socially distanced Port meal with my Port chums. Is anyone willing and able to join me for Port, Steak 'n' Chips at 18.00 on Monday 17th August? Given current rules, we'll be limited to 6 peopl...
by PhilW
12:04 Thu 30 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar lighting experiments..
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Cellar lighting experiments..

Given how bright these units are in their standard format, logic would dictate a market for alternate driver modules that can be swapped over to run them at lower power, possibly with an adjuster built in; but there seems to be a complete lack of such units on the market (setting aside bare circuit...
by PhilW
10:20 Thu 30 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 3540

Re: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020

forest26 wrote:
07:59 Thu 30 Jul 2020
Do we want a zoom after tasting ?
Definitely.