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by idj123
16:02 Sat 21 Nov 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 2 cases of 1985 Dow's Vintage Port for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1617

Re: 2 cases of 1985 Dow's Vintage Port for Sale

Oliver, welcome to TPF and thanks for posting! I may be interested in purchasing one of these cases; I will PM you. Hopefully you have read our 'sellers guide' at the top of this topic, as this will be helpful in any offers you may receive.
by idj123
20:11 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 13754

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

Me too please! I can also facilitate a zoom call if needed.
by idj123
13:04 Sat 14 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanter Port Quiz
Replies: 6
Views: 2129

Re: Decanter Port Quiz

One wrong on the first one (sack cloth and ashes!) and two on the second.
by idj123
13:00 Sat 14 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: "Port(uguese) labels" artwork by Valentino Monticello
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Re: "Port(uguese) labels" artwork by Valentino Monticello

I must confess to being quite taken a these, thanks!
by idj123
12:58 Sat 14 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 31166

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Having now secured a bottle (of the 1988) could I be included, in this tasting please?
by idj123
20:39 Thu 12 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 13754

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

Just received my tasting pack today-great vfm and looking forward to it!
by idj123
14:05 Sun 01 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1312
Views: 437640

Re: Port for sale by retailer

The Aldi Christmas range has hit the shelves. They are using the Fletchers Brand name this year rather than Maynards, but the 40YO tawny is available again under the new name at £34.99, a 2016 LBV at £9.49 a 20cl Reserve Ruby at £4.99 and online only you can get a 4.5l 10YO Tawny at £99.99! There a...
by idj123
20:26 Fri 23 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Auction Prices
Replies: 10
Views: 3429

Re: Auction Prices

Strange times in the auction world; I normally work on a 2/3rds lowest equivalent retail basis but as a lot of us would atest, this appears to have largely gone out the window as of late even to the extent of higher prices being paid at auction than available retail! Hopefully, this topsy-turviness ...
by idj123
19:01 Wed 21 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1312
Views: 437640

Re: Port for sale by retailer - Taylor Scion 1855

Have been approached by Miles Davis of WineOwners.com to see if I was interested in a bottle of the Taylor's Scion 1855. I'm not, but someone here might be? It's duty paid (so no extra VAT) and "from a good collector's home", purchased 2010. The seller is apparently open to offers. If you're intere...
by idj123
12:47 Sun 27 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1754
Views: 455203

Re: Latest buy

QH97, of which I have a 'spare' case for sale if anyone is interested (e-mailed or PM me).
by idj123
11:50 Sun 27 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta de la Rosa @ 67 Virtual
Replies: 20
Views: 7240

Re: Quinta de la Rosa @ 67 Virtual

One for the diary-thanks Neil.
by idj123
14:01 Sat 26 Sep 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Rare Riojas
Replies: 1
Views: 1348

Re: Rare Riojas

Thanks for the heads up Neil!
by idj123
10:08 Sun 20 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 21st September?
Replies: 15
Views: 6562

Re: Monday 21st September?

Can't make it-sorry!
by idj123
19:08 Mon 07 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 23713

Re: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020

As expected, BBR confirmed that it will not be presently possible to hold the tasting in the format proposed ; they can only host a maximum of 8 persons and that is for a tutored tasting. Another one to add to next year's expanding list!
by idj123
10:59 Sat 05 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 23713

Re: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020

Ian, I've just had an email from Berry's saying that they are reopening their cellars and entertainment spaces in St James's. Are we likely to see this tasting take place? Alex Funnily enough whilst I was away on hols (until the beginning of this week) I received an e-mail from the chap at BBR who ...
by idj123
17:54 Wed 12 Aug 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?
Replies: 33
Views: 12606

Re: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Am running late on account of work and so ETA likely to be 7.30. Can someone therefore order me steak (m/r) and chips plus some greens and with Truffle Mac to start? Thanks!
by idj123
17:55 Fri 07 Aug 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?
Replies: 33
Views: 12606

Re: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Actually, it looks like I’m back in :D
by idj123
12:50 Fri 07 Aug 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?
Replies: 33
Views: 12606

Re: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?

Alas,no, already booked up for that date :(
by idj123
13:20 Mon 03 Aug 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?
Replies: 33
Views: 12606

Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Slight problem - all the Hawksmoors that are open in London are fully booked on Mondays in August. It seems lots of wine lovers had the same idea as me but were quicker off the mark. I'm on the waiting list but may need to organise an alternative venue at short notice. The B&F reopens on 5 August! ...
by idj123
12:25 Sun 02 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Samples with cases of ports
Replies: 5
Views: 2610

Re: Samples with cases of ports

I don't think an exercise like this needs to be down to the producers. Once bottles have been shipped and are outside the control of the IVDP / producers you can decant into different formats as you please. I own the only three Tappit Hens of Quinta do Vesuvio 2011 that exist. I own them because I ...
by idj123
09:39 Sat 01 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Samples with cases of ports
Replies: 5
Views: 2610

Re: Samples with cases of ports

Another option would be to have such sample bottles available across a range in order to try 'on approval'. You could then be credited against the cost of the sample (which shouldn't cost much any case) if you go back and buy the full size bottle or case. Strikes me that this approach would likely w...
by idj123
09:14 Sat 01 Aug 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 12 August - The Boot & Flogger?
Replies: 33
Views: 12606

Re: Monday 17 August - Hawksmoor Air Street?

Yes, go on, I will brave public transport and attend.
by idj123
15:20 Sat 25 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1312
Views: 437640

Re: Port for sale by retailer

GM06 now £16.80 (or at least it is at my local Sainsbury's). Buy it all. How do they sell it so cheap? They certainly aren’t buying it that cheap. They did the same with the 05 at another Sainsbury's and was a precursor to them clearing down their stock and effectively dumbing down the range of Por...
by idj123
14:10 Sat 25 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1312
Views: 437640

Re: Port for sale by retailer

GM06 now £16.80 (or at least it is at my local Sainsbury's).
by idj123
22:07 Tue 21 Jul 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Sherry Tasting with Sarah Jane Evans MW
Replies: 23
Views: 9366

Re: Sherry Tasting with Sarah Jane Evans MW

Yes please.