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by PhilW
13:40 Wed 14 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 15th August
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Thursday 15th August

Would love to, but manic work forbids currently I'm afraid.
by PhilW
19:21 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Quinta de la Rosa
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: RE: Re: 1960 Quinta de la Rosa

jdaw1 wrote:Rs60, brought by CPR. Red-pink, 25% opaque. Palate of dark pepper and strawberry, soft. Very long, in a light LBV style. Lovely-ish.
Sounds delicious; would love to try.
by PhilW
16:23 Sun 11 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman signature vintage character port
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Sandeman signature vintage character port

Hi portnewbie, and welcome to :tpf: I'm afraid that the bottle you have is worth very little, as it is an old bottle of what is now called "ruby reserve" (the producers are now no longer allowed to use the term "vintage character" to avoid confusion with actual vintage port). As such, you can see it...
by PhilW
16:12 Sun 11 Aug 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port

Have to disagree with you gents; I'd take G77 over any of G80/G83/G85, and by no small margin. Over G85? Uh... no. :wink: I'd slot it in the middle somewhere. It's nowhere close to as good as G85 to me, and my recent experiences with G83 have been better than my most recent experiences with G77 (wh...
by PhilW
10:29 Fri 09 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and quantum computation
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Port and quantum computation

Great copy/paste error; just a shame it didn't make it past peer review before being spotted! Is it possible for a colleague to cite your draft version, rather than the final published version, when referencing your work... ?
by PhilW
10:24 Fri 09 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)
Replies: 20
Views: 978

Re: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)

Well; I honestly wasn't sure which way this would go, given the apparent reticence sometimes noted in previous discussions on whether to organise tastings in the summer months. However, TPF members have come through magnificently, clearly demonstrating that many if not all of us are more than happy ...
by PhilW
11:14 Thu 08 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE 23rd October 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 10197

Re: RE: Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE 23rd October 2019

forest26 wrote:Now set for 23rd October - see header. Please confirm again.
Unfortunately I can't make the date as I'll be out of the country, but hope it will be an interesting tasting and I will hear about it the following week.
by PhilW
17:37 Sat 03 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 22
Views: 4049

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"


WS1 wrote:If there is still a free space I would like to attend too.
Yes, added :)
by PhilW
12:58 Fri 02 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)
Replies: 20
Views: 978

What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)

There is a general impression of drinking less VP during the summer months, whether switching to tawny, white or other drinks; but I wondered whether that is really true amongst TPF, since we can be a somewhat unrepresentative group in some respects. I have a hunch that given any small excuse, some ...
by PhilW
15:52 Wed 31 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 104
Views: 11558

Re: RE: Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Rachael has confirmed that the following special order steaks are available with at least 7 days notice: Rib-eye Bone in 400g - £34 T Bone 400g - £34 Chateaubriande 500g - £72 Please shout up if you want to order any of these. That sounds grand. Please upgrade mine to the Rib-eye Bone in; thank you.
by PhilW
08:00 Wed 31 Jul 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Martinez 1955 & Graham’s 1988 advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Re: Martinez 1955 & Graham’s 1988 advice please

I purchased the Martinez, which is in excellent condition.
Ben was a gentleman and the transaction was smooth and straightforward with no issues.
by PhilW
19:10 Wed 24 Jul 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port

Have to disagree with you gents; I'd take G77 over any of G80/G83/G85, and by no small margin.
by PhilW
13:56 Wed 24 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 22
Views: 4049

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

(The Ovens booked)
by PhilW
13:52 Wed 24 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 26
Views: 1523

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Date now set for the 21st November. I am also pleased to confirm that Sophia Bergqvist of Quinta de la Rosa will be joining us as our industry guest; this is particularly appropriate as for some time in the middle of 20th century, Quinta de la Rosa supplied grapes to Sandeman for production of the R...
by PhilW
21:29 Fri 19 Jul 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port

Hi Niall, Graham's '77 is a lovely port from a good year. Your bottles sound like they have been stored well, so are hopefully in good condition (good levels and colour). If so, then selling privately you should normally expect to achieve roughly 50-60% of the equivalent retail from the lowest price...
by PhilW
12:59 Fri 19 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 127
Views: 38497

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

Assuming Ben is the only additional reconfirmation then CaliforniaBrad, RAYC, TLW and PEM are dropped from the attendees list and will be added to the bottom of the reserve list in that order. The reserve list will be updated first to include those who have asked to be added since 9th November. Nud...
by PhilW
12:29 Fri 19 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 27
Views: 1181

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

Please put me down as (very) tentative.
Have W91, and my spreadsheet says I still have a bottle of Morgan '91, though I'm not convinced I do...
by PhilW
09:36 Fri 19 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Congratulations Tony!
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Congratulations Tony!

Many congrats Tony, great to see recognition for all the team and what has been achieved by you guys, well deserved.
by PhilW
09:06 Fri 19 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2018 Offline Summary
Replies: 4
Views: 6396

Re: 2018 Offline Summary

Another idea: "Battle of the vineyards: Vargellas vs Terra Feita" The first (that I know of) TTF vintage was in '82, so taking all TTF vintages and TVs in same span would be: TTF: 1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2008 TV: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 199...
by PhilW
12:38 Sat 13 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: An Oddity
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: An Oddity

The symbol on the cap is the Gonzales Byass & Co. logo (the C wraps the & above the o).

See GB labels in the VPID for examples, such as http://www.hallarn.com/vpid/vpid_image. ... &qnum=3096
by PhilW
12:47 Fri 05 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar defenders - Waitrose VP (or SQVP) options
Replies: 15
Views: 1193

Re: Cellar defenders - Waitrose VP (or SQVP) options

Cellar defenders are usually quite cheap bottles I have a slightly different angle on cellar defenders Alex. I consider a cellar defender to be something that gets in the way of drinking something special and potentially difficult to replace. And so four cases of say D94, at £50 a bottle, is a love...
by PhilW
10:26 Thu 04 Jul 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9540
Views: 486838

Re: One quiz at a time

If Phil is wrong, that's an astounding coincidence. If those numbers don't relate to those years I would agree; though the reason itself might not be quite right - rather than general declaration years, it might relate to a specific producer, or to a specific tasting that Alex has/will attend this ...
by PhilW
17:12 Wed 03 Jul 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9540
Views: 486838

Re: One quiz at a time

Is it number of years since general declarations working backwards from 1931?

i.e.
1931 = 88 (years ago)
1927 = 92,
1924 = 95,
1922 = 97,
1920 = 99,
1917 = 102,
1912 = 107...

Next three in sequence would presumably be
1908 = 111,
1904 = 115,
1900 = 119
by PhilW
08:50 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Noval 63 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Noval 63 Question

Looks like it was probably bottled (presumably in Oporto) for Casa Augusto, a wine and grocery merchant in Porto; see logo on their website.
by PhilW
06:46 Sat 29 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1195
Views: 311375

Re: Software that makes placemats

I prefer: http://www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190623_Rays_A4.png Why? The inward pointing of the lines, the sitting in its own gravitational well, has the outside pointing to the important stuff — the juice. Within which I like the visual interest of not having macro symmetry. And the fewness of the l...