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by PhilW
15:19 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: RE: Re: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020


Doggett wrote:please confirm if you are doing this tasting and want to join the after discussion.
Confirmed.
by PhilW
22:08 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 94
Views: 4509

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

Many thanks also to both Alex for organising, and for Neil for arranging and sharing some ports for this tasting - much appreciated, thank you both.
by PhilW
15:51 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 223
Views: 98682

Re: Port House abbreviations

My opinion is that the need for an abbreviation should arise from the winemaker’s intention to make a distinction between winemaking philosophies. Thus the winemaker clearly intends Croft Vintage Port to be viewed as distinct and different from Croft Quinta da Roeda Vintage Port; or Fonseca to be v...
by PhilW
11:02 Sat 31 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: Nicholls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
19:46 Wed 28 Oct 2020
Mrs W. has a pro Zoom.
She does, but how did you know that?! Oh, you mean your wife... :D
by PhilW
10:59 Sat 31 Oct 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Graham''s 1966 vintage port
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Graham''s 1966 vintage port

Hi Brian; could you give us an idea of your rough location? Also it would be helpful to know the level of the wine in the bottle (i.e. with bottles stood upright, is the level of the wine above or below the join of the main bottle body and the neck, and by roughly how much. Cheers (and welcome to TP...
by PhilW
19:38 Wed 28 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: Nicholls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

Thanks for the heads-up Simon, I will be up for it (and post-zoom zoom if others are too)
by PhilW
11:15 Fri 23 Oct 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 150
Views: 43372

Re: The Five Word Novel

as a child she had
by PhilW
20:05 Thu 22 Oct 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Olive Oil
Replies: 24
Views: 11362

Re: Olive Oil

I'd love another 6 bottles please if you have enough to spare. No rush at all.
by PhilW
15:05 Thu 22 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1265
Views: 338800

Re: Port for sale by retailer

My notes indicate that when I was at the Yeatman in 2011 the price for a 50ml pour of Scion was EUR 100. In 2015 it was still available in the Taylor's lodge next to the Yeatman, I *think* for the same price, possibly slightly more. And while we're on the topic, you can currently buy a glass of the...
by PhilW
22:20 Sat 10 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1960 Private Cellar Release
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: Warre 1960 Private Cellar Release

nac wrote:
22:23 Fri 09 Oct 2020
AHB wrote:
20:08 Fri 09 Oct 2020
The price is EUR 350, for one of the 350 bottles released to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Warre.

I think there may be a pattern to this!
Nope. Can’t see it.
Apparently you have to read their press release 350 times to reveal it.
by PhilW
19:02 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine-Searcher.com Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Wine-Searcher.com Photos

I agree it's definitely your image, cropped. It hasn't come from the VPID because it's still in my (long overdue) update, so it can only have come from TPF assuming you didn't post it anywhere else. I don't know who/how images are loaded onto/by wine-searcher. I suspect someone who owns a bottle or ...
by PhilW
11:20 Wed 30 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta de la Rosa @ 67 Virtual
Replies: 20
Views: 2201

Re: Quinta de la Rosa @ 67 Virtual

No details yet for QdlR on the 14th? They might be cutting it fine to have time to sell "tickets" and ensure the wines are delivered in time unless they start soon...
by PhilW
12:32 Sun 27 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Favourite corkscrews
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

Re: Favourite corkscrews

I find the Durand to work extremely well on (generally older) fragile corks where identification is not an issue. For unknowns I prefer to use tongs where possible, otherwise using other corkscrews rather than pushing in, since the external face of the cork is not always clean.
by PhilW
17:01 Sun 20 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 223
Views: 98682

Re: Port House abbreviations

FG was mentioned mischievously, precisely because it’s so awkward. Based on usual practice and the above picture, we should have a separate abbreviations for Fonseca Guimaraens and the various Guimaraens SQVPs. Potentially also for a straight Guimaraens VP, if such a thing was ever produced. Indeed...
by PhilW
16:54 Sun 20 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 21st September?
Replies: 15
Views: 2031

Re: Monday 21st September?

Given a list of attendees, I’ll do my traditional thing. it seems that I will be attending. I think that no tasting mats are required. but how will you know which is yours, and which is Wolfgang's port(s)? BTW - I plan on opening a bottle for tonight/tomorrow, so would be up for joining via zoom, i...
by PhilW
16:29 Sun 20 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 223
Views: 98682

Re: Port House abbreviations

A decision is needed, and I think it should be the following. As yet, there is no need for a new abbreviation for Quinta do Javali Maria Luísa. It might be that, in time, one becomes appropriate, but with the information we have now, not yet. I'm not aware of any urgency for a decision, however if ...
by PhilW
17:14 Sat 19 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 21st September?
Replies: 15
Views: 2031

Re: Monday 21st September?

Sorry Alex, no chance for me to get to London atm, work too busy.
by PhilW
09:21 Thu 17 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 223
Views: 98682

Re: Port House abbreviations

Reminder: Jv = Quinta do Javali. Is Maria Luísa different juice, or merely more verbose branding? I believe it is the designation for their special vines, which would suggest JvML If so, then I agree with the abbreviation. But I think more research is warranted before adding to the list for somethi...
by PhilW
21:52 Wed 16 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 223
Views: 98682

Re: Port House abbreviations

jdaw1 wrote:
21:04 Wed 16 Sep 2020
Reminder: Jv = Quinta do Javali. Is Maria Luísa different juice, or merely more verbose branding?
I believe it is the designation for their special vines, which would suggest JvML
by PhilW
09:58 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brand Styles
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Brand Styles

One previous thread of interest might be this one.
It's an interesting topic worthy of revisit; I'll try and summarise my thoughts when I have more time.
by PhilW
08:58 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #11, Tuesday 15 September 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3267

Re: Virtual Tasting #11, Tuesday 15 September 2020

Unfortunately I'm no longer able to join you this evening.
by PhilW
08:56 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 223
Views: 98682

Re: Port House abbreviations

Either of ROCo or ROCv would work for me. I prefer the latter as lead letter of next syllable, but accept the former allows better differentiation.
by PhilW
08:52 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1920 at 100
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: 1920 at 100

As Neil, I have the interest but not the '20. Closest I get is an unknown '22 in very good condition; I could rub away the lower part of the final digit and claim it as a "believed '20" but should probably save it for a couple of years instead.