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by flash_uk
22:35 Tue 28 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 31
Views: 830

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

Are you sure this is enough to blind you from the bottle you brought? After everyone has arrived, there are (say) 18 bottles wrapped in foil with the shipper tag around the neck. That tag is then blanked by someone, and the blank is greeked by someone. There are now 18 bottles in foil with Greek ta...
by flash_uk
12:41 Tue 28 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 31
Views: 830

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

Some thoughts on blinding and bottles/decanters. The ’58 tasting in 2014 which utilised the blinding method outlined by JDAW , saw bottles arriving and being decanted into identical San Peligrino bottles, with a shipper tag then being hung onto the SP bottle. The use of identical SP bottles being ne...
by flash_uk
23:06 Mon 27 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)
Replies: 31
Views: 830

Re: Strawberry Fields Forever (1st July - Spot The Taylor Vertical)

Yes please Cliff. I have candidates for 55, 66, 70, 77 and 85.
by flash_uk
09:49 Tue 21 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks
Replies: 102
Views: 97312

Re: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks

uncle tom wrote: 19:54 Mon 20 May 2024 We are of this moment, I think, with Zak unable to make it, only nine strong; so great opportunity to bring friends and relatives..
Sounds like Rich has a couple of potential additional guests.
by flash_uk
23:05 Thu 16 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Delaforce tasting vertical early sept
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: Delaforce tasting vertical early sept

Yes please Tony. Have a few vintages, will check.
by flash_uk
16:12 Thu 16 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks
Replies: 102
Views: 97312

Re: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks

jdaw1 wrote: 20:59 Wed 15 May 2024 Current draft of the placemats (which were quite fiddly) added to the first post. Tom: please inspect — is this what you want?
One small snafu in the placemats. The first post mistakenly lists Ben R attending rather than Ben P, and this has carried through onto the placemats.
by flash_uk
17:43 Wed 15 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks
Replies: 102
Views: 97312

Re: May 23rd, 2024 - LBV - The Young Turks

uncle tom wrote: 12:18 Wed 15 May 2024 Need food orders ASAP please - will reference the standard food order in the event of default
Standard order is good for me thanks Tom.
by flash_uk
10:36 Tue 14 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024
Replies: 179
Views: 504454

Re: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024

I'll likely get to the B&F for 1715 if any help needed with pouring etc.
by flash_uk
10:16 Tue 14 May 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Graham
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: 2000 Graham

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by flash_uk
10:14 Tue 14 May 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Graham
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: 2000 Graham

Opened at 2215 last night, decanted at 0930 this morning.

Nose has jammy red fruit, perhaps not surprisingly.
by flash_uk
17:41 Mon 13 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

And I just noticed that CK77 hasn't been offered yet - I have one of the late release bottles I can offer. Previous examples of this have not woo'd the crowds, so if something needs to give to keep the botlle numbers sensible, this could be a candidate.
by flash_uk
17:38 Mon 13 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - Tue 11th June 2024
Replies: 89
Views: 6503

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

flash_uk wrote: 19:19 Sat 20 Apr 2024 I am pretty sure I have one bottle left of the Ferreira (dumpy bottle), otherwise I think everything else would be matching things already out there. I’ll check and confirm.
Said bottle located.
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by flash_uk
17:11 Mon 13 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024
Replies: 179
Views: 504454

Re: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024

I'm planning to follow Julian's lead with the G2000. Audouze’d: opened Monday evening; decanted Tuesday morning.
by flash_uk
10:08 Mon 13 May 2024
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Trip to Los Angeles for a Magnum Port lunch from 1890 to 1970
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Trip to Los Angeles for a Magnum Port lunch from 1890 to 1970

What a cracking event guys, and a splendid write-up Harry!
by flash_uk
22:10 Sun 12 May 2024
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Historic Ports from the Cellars of Raby Castle
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Historic Ports from the Cellars of Raby Castle

Very much enjoyed reading about this fabulous experience!
by flash_uk
17:47 Fri 03 May 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 50 Year Old Tawnies - 1 October 2024
Replies: 36
Views: 24187

Re: 50 Year Old Tawnies (and potential friends) - 2023 (or later)

M.Charlton wrote: 11:16 Fri 03 May 2024 Now SFE have released, it’s time to get a date in the diary for this! How about 1 October 2024?
No objections here... :FF9900:
by flash_uk
12:36 Thu 02 May 2024
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Getting a whole cork out of a bottle
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Getting a whole cork out of a bottle

Doggett wrote: 20:13 Tue 30 Apr 2024 Good knowledge… but even more important… what was the cork/bottle?? 😀
F70. Damn fine.
by flash_uk
10:08 Tue 30 Apr 2024
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Getting a whole cork out of a bottle
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Getting a whole cork out of a bottle

New discovery for me this morning when using the bagging technique to remove a whole cork from inside a bottle. Compostable food waste caddy bin bags are excellent for the task. Cork out with one pull. IMG_1820-compressed.jpeg The bag surface is slightly grippy which helps grab the cork, and they do...
by flash_uk
22:14 Thu 25 Apr 2024
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1882 Magazine from Symington Family Estates
Replies: 40
Views: 11431

Re: 1882 Magazine from Symington Family Estates

Alex - could you post a picture of the magazine, next to maybe Port Vintages or something that would show relative size? Trying to get an idea of what I’m searching for in the house…😀
Cheers
by flash_uk
17:28 Thu 25 Apr 2024
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1882 Magazine from Symington Family Estates
Replies: 40
Views: 11431

Re: 1882 Magazine from Symington Family Estates

Doggett wrote: 16:42 Thu 25 Apr 2024 This reminds me that I never got the first issue… Alex, don’t still have any spare copies?
I’m not sure I did either. Or if I did, not sure which shelf it is now on!
by flash_uk
07:31 Thu 25 Apr 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024
Replies: 179
Views: 504454

Re: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024

Thanks Martin. Food order for me please:

Potted Devon crab
Sirloin (rare) + fried egg
Fries
Broccoli

Welsh rarebit
by flash_uk
07:29 Thu 25 Apr 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024
Replies: 179
Views: 504454

Re: Graham (or Malvedos) vertical, Tue 14 May 2024

mcoulson wrote: 07:06 Thu 25 Apr 2024
PhilW wrote: 20:30 Wed 24 Apr 2024 For me please:

Starter: Smoked salmon
Main: Steak (Medium-rare), chips, green beans, and Bearnaise sauce (please!)
Arh but which steak ?? there are two to choose from ....
And the green beans have vanished.
by flash_uk
07:29 Thu 25 Apr 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny Tasting - 16 May 2024
Replies: 108
Views: 205528

Re: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny Tasting - 16 May 2024

This tasting seems to have suddenly crept up!

Food order for me please:

Potted Devon crab
Sirloin (rare) + fried egg
Fries
Broccoli

Welsh rarebit

Thx