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by PhilW
20:02 Tue 19 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 60
Views: 6352

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Latest version of the food order v4 submitted, including last minute guest changes requested.
by PhilW
19:55 Tue 19 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 29
Views: 4256

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

flash_uk wrote:
12:47 Tue 19 Nov 2019
I've booked into The Cricketers.
As have I.
by PhilW
12:10 Tue 19 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 60
Views: 6352

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Updated and hopefully final version of the food order v3 now submitted, to include changes for non-available items, believed all now ok with B&F. Is the link correct? Thank you, no it was not - I'd failed to update the version on this link. However, one of our guests has just requested a change, so...
by PhilW
17:59 Mon 18 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 60
Views: 6352

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Updated and hopefully final version of the food order v3 now submitted, to include changes for non-available items, believed all now ok with B&F.
by PhilW
11:11 Mon 18 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 60
Views: 6352

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Food order submitted. Potential menu confusion seems to be either a caching issue, or B&F website needs update, or both. Charles linked the correct menu, so ribeyes and mac and cheese still available. Our order is therefore mostly fine, but three items not available - Tony's and Axel's starters (per...
by PhilW
11:02 Mon 18 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 629

Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
10:53 Mon 18 Nov 2019
uncle tom wrote:
10:13 Mon 18 Nov 2019
Did I taste the NN60? I don't recall doing so - but I do recall spending most of the evening standing for want of space!
But I struggle to believe that a glass of Nacional was left within reach of Tom Archer, yet went untouched.
Perhaps it wasn't untouched; who was sat next to him? :shock:
by PhilW
22:59 Sun 17 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 60
Views: 6352

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Phil could I change my starter to Burrata please. Done. Please could I change my order to be: - no starter - homemade burger with cheese, fries, pickle etc - burger to be cooked medium rare Done. There is an even bigger probem with that menu - No Welsh rarebit! Fortuntly I think there may be a some...
by PhilW
13:08 Sun 17 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 629

Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
12:23 Sun 17 Nov 2019
uncle tom wrote:
10:28 Sun 17 Nov 2019
I've never had the NN60 - sounds like I've not missed much..
Yes you have. You attended your fiftieth birthday event, at The Bowler, at which there was NN60.
G'day Derek!
by PhilW
11:31 Sat 16 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 60
Views: 6352

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Draft of the food order . Will be submitted on Monday, please advise of any changes required before then. n.b. I note that the current menu has moved on, and no longer has ribeye (for which I will state that substitution with Sirloin is fine if needed), and neither the Goats' cheese salad nor truffl...
by PhilW
20:06 Tue 12 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 44
Views: 4313

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to make the 9th Dec in London, so please open up my space to a reserve; thanks.
by PhilW
19:59 Tue 12 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 60
Views: 6352

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

jdaw1 wrote:
16:13 Tue 12 Nov 2019
The draft of the placemats has been updated.
Thanks Julian. I can't help but notice that if the columns alternated direction then the 60s, 63s and 70s would also all be next to each other...
by PhilW
19:56 Tue 12 Nov 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Dows 1977
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Dows 1977

The choice between AH or vintner has a number of factors: at AH, the buyer collects or arranges delivery, so that may be simpler for selling to a non-local vintner, depending whether a local vintner will offer you a decent price; however if a local vintner will offer a good price that will almost al...
by PhilW
19:36 Tue 12 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1220
Views: 361670

Re: Software that makes placemats

A request has come from AHB, which I paraphrase here. He was guillotining a page of decanter labels , and wanted thin grey lines between them to guide his chopping. I have two sources of reluctance, on which comment is invited. <snip ...> Please comment. I agree with the second point, though unders...
by PhilW
16:13 Mon 11 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 60
Views: 6352

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

All attendees should now have an email confirming the bottles they are bringing and costs. If anyone hasn't received it, please let me know by PM. Sophia has also confirmed that she will be bringing the QdlR '63 and '70, which should give us an excellent and interesting comparison between the QdlR a...
by PhilW
08:48 Mon 11 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Vintages - what to buy and store
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

Re: 2016 Vintages - what to buy and store

It's more than a bit confusing when different people give quite different scores. For any wine critic's scores to be useful to you, you really need to watch their scores regularly and compare your own preferences to their notes. Yes, their notes, not their scores. The number is just a relative meas...
by PhilW
16:59 Fri 08 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 60
Views: 6352

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Did I promise anything for this? What gaps are there? I do have a 27 - not sure of the condition. Maybe a few other vintages. Have PM'd you. I now have all costs etc sorted for the current bottle line-up, so once I've exchanged emails with Tony in case there are any further bottles we might be able...
by PhilW
09:54 Fri 08 Nov 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Niepoort´s port 1957 for sell
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Niepoort´s port 1957 for sell

I have also just noticed a bottle of Niepoort '57 colheita at Charterhouse auctions next week; I can't see the bottling date, but from labelling it looks more recent, which would make it slightly more valuable also. Their estimate is 60-100 (hammer, so subtract ~20% fees for what the seller might re...
by PhilW
23:20 Thu 07 Nov 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Niepoort´s port 1957 for sell
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Niepoort´s port 1957 for sell

I think you may do a little better than jdaw's estimate, though not hugely unless you are just lucky. Bottles of the same wine in similar condition have sold at auction for between £120 and £220 over the last couple of years (noting prices were inflated during 2017 for '57s due to anniversaries), wh...
by PhilW
23:10 Thu 07 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Leaking Port Bottle - Garrafeira
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Leaking Port Bottle - Garrafeira

That sounds like good advice. One potential reason for seep may simply be the temperature differences the bottle has been through, and whether it was upright or lying down, while going to/from and at the auction house. I would suggest keeping it upright in your cellar for a couple of days, then lie ...
by PhilW
18:03 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 60
Views: 6352

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Hi, just an update to all, to let everyone know that I haven't forgotten about this tasting; I'm currently waiting on Tom in order to finalise costs, but I know Tom is very busy with the fireworks currently so it may be next week before I start asking for monies and chasing food orders. My bottle of...
by PhilW
17:40 Wed 30 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday

Much thanks due to all for last night's tasting, with additional guests Paul and a surprise showing by Chris D. Particular thanks to JDAW for organising during my recent absence leading up to the tasting, and for preparing a most unexpected gift of the book of the evening - my very own special editi...
by PhilW
23:06 Tue 29 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday

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by PhilW
23:05 Tue 29 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday

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by PhilW
15:42 Sun 27 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 29
Views: 4256

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

AHB wrote:
22:22 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Phil - do you want the spot?
Yes please.