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by uncle tom
10:18 Mon 18 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 30
Views: 426

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

I am planning to bring Warre LBV 1984 - the groom's birth year vintage.
I could bring a bottle of Warre LBV 1981 - the bride's birth year vintage...
by uncle tom
10:59 Sun 17 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 30
Views: 426

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

The monarchy is a quaint anachronism. However, the argument for retaining it is amply summed up in two words:

'President Blair'
by uncle tom
17:00 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 37
Views: 2022

Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Starters would be nice, but only if non-stressful to include; perhaps smoked salmon, welsh rarebit or just some mixed nibbles like salted roasted almonds?
Easy enough - will arrange a platter of salmon and lemon halves that people can self serve from, plus a couple of dishes of almonds and cashews.
by uncle tom
16:42 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 30
Views: 426

Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Count me in..

I still have two bottles of Ch. La Lagune 1978 that once belonged to the groom's great grandmother. I also still have various bottles of VP that belonged to that lady's brother's grandson, who was the official photographer at the groom's mother's wedding..
by uncle tom
11:52 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 37
Views: 2022

Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Please assume 14 bottles and 10 people attending. Will do. Does anyone NOT want a fillet steak? - please let me know ASAP as the order goes in on Monday. Will get some British unpasteurised cheese, also planning a repeat of the ice cream with Pedro Ximenez 'gravy' - that worked rather well last yea...
by uncle tom
11:25 Sun 10 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1994; Where's the value?
Replies: 16
Views: 1946

Re: 1994; Where's the value?

I have 6 bottles of grahams 1994 vintage port for sale. Would anyone be interested in making me an offer? Probably, but they will need to know roughly where you live and how the bottles have been stored. There is also a separate section titled 'Selling port'' which will get your enquiry better seen..
by uncle tom
10:52 Fri 08 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 25
Views: 397

Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

I had to look up EVA - not a carrier I'm familiar with Not my first time with them - they're based in Taiwan but use Bangkok as a hub. Their seats both go to 180 degrees flat and are also long enough for me to stretch right out, which some 180 seats aren't. Cabin service was very good once we took ...
by uncle tom
09:15 Fri 08 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 25
Views: 397

Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

I'm seeing the new year in on an EVA Air plane at 35000 feet (over Hungary, to be precise - if it's on time..) - so won't be around..

I was vaguely wondering if anyone would fancy an ultra informal get together sometime around Dec 29th - theme: 1917 and friends.. (I'll provide the '17)
by uncle tom
15:22 Thu 16 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1410

Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Put me down..

Could add the Calem 94 to the bottles already noted, also the Foz 58 and Foz 63..

..and then there's my stash of Calem 35 in Champagne bottles
by uncle tom
15:02 Tue 10 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 11881

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

Am I just bringing the '34 - or is anyone adopting from me that I've forgotten...?

Feels strange to only bring one bottle..
by uncle tom
15:31 Fri 06 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Glass Opacity
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Glass Opacity

My idea for ultrasound use was an upmarket variant of tapping the bottle - transmitting and receiving the sound via metal probes in contact with the glass, so as to reduce the scope for air transmission spoiling the reading. The capacitative idea though is very interesting, as the dielectric propert...
by uncle tom
16:54 Thu 05 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Glass Opacity
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Glass Opacity

Could a device be developed that could "see" inside an unopened OWC to report back on the levels of each of the dozen bottles regardless of the opacity of the glass? I gave a lot of thought to this some years ago, and established that super powerful torches - even lasers - still fail to get through...
by uncle tom
15:22 Thu 05 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 51
Views: 2257

Re: Thursday 2nd November - 1970

Quick, someone adopt the Niepoort!
Sadly 'the' is the operative word - I only have one bottle of Ni70, and want to be around when it's opened..
by uncle tom
19:34 Wed 04 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 1455

Re: What do you have most of?

A bit OT, but do you think T09 will outlive T11?

I think T09 has the potential to be one of those VPs that emerges as a true classic. It is an exceptionally dark and intense wine.
by uncle tom
17:43 Wed 04 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 1455

Re: What do you have most of?

Planning a big party for 2109?


I'm quietly confident that the '09s (and the Taylor in particular) have the depth and integrity to show very well, come their centenary..
by uncle tom
21:58 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 1455

Re: What do you have most of?

Of VP, I bought heavily into the 2009 vintage, and the Skeffington '09 is the only VP I have over 100 bottles of..
by uncle tom
21:46 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 51
Views: 2257

Re: Thursday 2nd November - 1970

Regret this is a little too close to Bonfire Night for me..

..but have 30 different '70s in the cellar, so let me know if any adoption is needed
by uncle tom
09:24 Sun 17 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Volunteers sought..
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Volunteers sought..

There is 'stable' and.. a) 'stable - over very extended periods within the alcoholic soup of chemicals that undergoes a slow chemical transformation, known as wine' or b) 'stable within the chemical structure of a cork' The possibility of a slow degrading reaction between TCA and another chemical wi...
by uncle tom
19:21 Sun 10 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Volunteers sought..
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Volunteers sought..

Following on from a thread I started on another site - https://www.fortheloveofport.com/ftlopforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40628 - Could I ask for volunteers to do something rather simple? Next time you open a bottle and find it to be unmistakably corked, please don't throw it down the sink, but put it ...
by uncle tom
08:51 Wed 23 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 84
Views: 4005

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

Add EDN to list - magnum, litre and bottle of Ni77 promised!
by uncle tom
09:45 Mon 21 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage countdown 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 370

Vintage countdown 2017

Well, the big news this year is just how early the vintage is. The winter was exceptionally wet, but from November through to May, every month was a little warmer than the long term average. June was slightly cooler however, and the searing temperatures seen elsewhere on the continent do not show up...
by uncle tom
22:54 Sun 20 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Voice of the Vintage (1938), Gaumont-British
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Voice of the Vintage (1938), Gaumont-British

There is a massive amount or archive material in various forms that has never been catalogued or indexed into an internet searchable format. My factory site at Cambridge was a military installation during WWII and was probably surveyed by the Luftwaffe. Interested to know what it looked like at that...
by uncle tom
10:39 Sat 12 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Another way to tag bottles..
Replies: 0
Views: 339

Another way to tag bottles..

This is a rather neat way of tagging bottles.. Buy a stash of these el cheapo key rings: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Key-Ring-Tags-Mixed-Colours-Choose-from-5-10-20-50-100-200-tag-/310738820801?var=&hash=item48597a1ec1 Whip off the steel ring and replace with these 40 x 1.5 rubber bands, threaded thro...
by uncle tom
10:19 Tue 08 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4929

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

Regret I'm going to have to duck out of this event as I need to be driving to Heathrow to meet a certain little lady who's landing at 07.15 the next morning..

- Sorry chaps..