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by Justin K
12:36 Tue 19 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 66
Views: 3298

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

Confirming I’ll be there D.G. And confirming I’ll be accompanied by a bottle of Sandeman’s.
by Justin K
22:06 Sat 23 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Unidentified port
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Unidentified port

Derek, the IGB stands for Irish Glass Bottle Co. All Irish bottlings used this as it was the only indigenous bottle manufacturer. I have some almost identical bottles (Croft 1950, Cockburns 1955 after that they dropped the Roman numerals.
by Justin K
14:41 Sat 23 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 2519

Re: Sell collection

I have been asked to rephrase my earlier post. So here goes: I think you’ve got a cheek considering the time and effort members of this forum took in answering your query. Perhaps on reflection you might reconsider your remarks.
by Justin K
22:26 Fri 22 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Unidentified port
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Unidentified port

I’ve looked at my Irish bottlings and I’d say an IGB (iris Glass Bottles) bottle from late 40’s to mid 50’s. the L might signify a 1948 port or a late bottled 47. Taylor’s , , Dow’s or Cockburn’s being the likely candidates.
by Justin K
22:12 Fri 22 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Unidentified port
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Unidentified port

Gallwey were wine and spirit merchants in Waterford city (Ireland). They tended to only bottle the premium shippers so sorry looks as if you may have missed a bargain. How much did they go for and where was the auction?
by Justin K
23:56 Sun 03 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 28427

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

Getting worried now, still not on the reserve list. Paranoia is setting in, maybe this is only open to members of the New British Empire (MNBE’s) created in 2028 after the war in Europe (NBE won as Europe couldn’t agree on a defence strategy). Despite me acquiring a dodgy bottle of Nacional from a d...
by Justin K
10:32 Thu 24 Jan 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 2519

Re: Sell collection

That’s a great offer someone has made to you. If you know the person then go for it as you are confident about the condition etc. You are getting a great deal but Sonia he/she (no commissions). I buy most of my port at auction, mostly seen and examined, and most have worked out at about half retail,...
by Justin K
23:36 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Not port!
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Not port!

Now gone to a good home. Nice to know a port lover is the new owner. Only disappointment was that despite removing the foil on the La Mission we couldn’t establish the year. We do know, however, by the scrap of label left that it is definitely pre 1983 and possibly as early as mid 1960’s.
by Justin K
10:08 Tue 25 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Dow
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: 1963 Dow

Well when I asked Santa for a tasting note I didn’t realise I would get a novella, anyway heh ho merry Christmas 😀
by Justin K
00:22 Sun 16 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 10763

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Panic over, arrived this morning😀 to W23 KX3P Co. Meath, Republic of Ireland. Bedtime reading for the next month, very impressive production Julian.
by Justin K
22:26 Thu 13 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 10763

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

I received a notification yesterday but nothing arrived today. Surprised that a delivery to California beat one crossing the Irish Sea!
by Justin K
21:39 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Not port!
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Not port!

Evening all, I was forced to by some claret that was included in a lot with some port and I was wondering if any of you would have an interest. There are three bottles: Ch. Beycheville 1966, Ch. Chasse Spleen 1982 and a bottle of Ch. Mission Haut Brion of unknown vintage as label is damaged. All lev...
by Justin K
22:25 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1407
Views: 180211

Re: Latest buy

Cases of Sandeman 1977 and 1994. Went to an auction to bid on Dow’s 1966 and Warre’s 1970 but these came up first and no one was interested so couldn’t resist. Other two lots went for silly money!
by Justin K
20:39 Sun 18 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 28427

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

Please put me on the reserve list. It will be my 90th birthday that day so will have to celebrate the day before. I don’t have any 2011’s so will have to adopt.
by Justin K
10:16 Sun 07 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 66
Views: 3298

Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Sounds good, I can provide a Sandeman’s.
by Justin K
21:55 Fri 06 Jul 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)

Julian,

Arthur Colley was brought up a couple of km from me and last time I looked I lived in Ireland so as we were part of the British empire at the time it’s fair to claim the victory as a joint effort😀🇮🇪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
by Justin K
23:41 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 25
Views: 5417

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Sounds good, I have a good few Cockburn’s, Croft’s, Dalva, Fonseca, Graham’s (1), Sandeman’s (1) Sandeman’s (magnums), Smith Woodhouse (1) and Taylor’s (Oporto bottled but hopefully by 2020 some Irish private bottled!!!
by Justin K
16:58 Sun 30 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 120
Views: 37073

Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

One too many d's in the village Alex!

Did you pop around to Lady Bamford's for some lovely but overpriced food?
by Justin K
15:49 Mon 03 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 74
Views: 16976

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Justin K wrote: ↑Maynards 20 year old tawny (Aldi) Sounds awful. I'm stuck here with this Irish bottled Cockburn 55 with fancy writing on the bottle wondering where it came from :roll: - but it's lovely, and I'm glad Julian brought it along :lol: Derek, Still haven't worked out how to refer to other...
by Justin K
20:25 Sun 02 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 74
Views: 16976

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Maynards 20 year old tawny (Aldi) drinking nicely but no fear of me crossing over to the brown side!
by Justin K
20:16 Sun 02 Apr 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 19866

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Duck, sirloin steak med rare, hand cut chips (def not skinny) spinach. Desert depends on my adherence to Lenten obligations!
by Justin K
23:58 Mon 20 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 19866

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Alex,

My Cockburn 1955 is already in the B&F thanks to Derek (I mistakenly referred to it as Crofts). As I won't be arriving until that evening would someone decant it?

My plus 1, no doubt, will pm you.
by Justin K
00:29 Tue 24 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 19866

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Alex, confirming my attendance and I will have a plus 1!
by Justin K
20:57 Fri 13 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 19866

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Still in.
by Justin K
21:01 Mon 26 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Royal Oporto 10 year old rich tawny advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

Re: Royal Oporto 10 year old rich tawny advice

The last number on a barcode is a check digit if it is following EAN guidelines. So product ref would probably be 199. :663333: