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by PhilW
09:47 Sat 27 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5

I have no idea what this is, or when it is for :)
by PhilW
09:46 Sat 27 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: UK available 40 year old tawnies
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: UK available 40 year old tawnies

I'll check my notes, but off the top of my head I would add:
- Dow (used to be available, not sure if it still is)
- Quinta do Vallado
- Quinta da Devesa
- Palmer
- (and confirming yes there is a) Quinta Santa Eufêmia
by PhilW
08:47 Thu 25 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 06 April 2022, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 48
Views: 21885

Re: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F

jdaw1 wrote:
23:41 Wed 24 Feb 2021
This needs to be rescheduled. Any objection to Wednesday 06 April 2022?

(Easter will be Sunday 17 April 2022.)
and the BFT will be 31 Mar 2022.

Sounds sensible; but since I couldn't make the original date, I'm not on the list; reserve please.
by PhilW
20:37 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 06 April 2022, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 48
Views: 21885

Re: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F

Agree that next year would be the obvious time for a '92 tasting - not that we couldn't have more than one ofc, but I suspect we will have quite a few others we might also like to have this year if we are able.
by PhilW
10:25 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Taylor Terra Feita
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: 1995 Taylor Terra Feita

Great tasting note Will, interesting to read and with some wonderful phrasing!
by PhilW
11:25 Fri 12 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2088

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Dark dark red, 100% opaque. I know we know what we mean colloquially, but I wish we could find a more pragmatic method to be more precise. While almost nothing is 100% opaque if you use a thin enough sample, I accept that if we're only interested in a measure to an accuracy of say 5%, we still at l...
by PhilW
15:59 Mon 08 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP
Replies: 22
Views: 1327

Re: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP

I have organized another tasting with Oscar Quevedo for 31 March - this will be a blend your own tawny - he is supplying four components that go into his 20 year plus the final blend. Should be a fun thing - Only 90 packs will be available - Probably underestimated number. If Simon does not beat me...
by PhilW
09:02 Fri 29 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2088

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

jdaw1 wrote:
01:13 Fri 29 Jan 2021
Glenn E. wrote:
00:46 Fri 29 Jan 2021
jdaw1 wrote:
00:29 Fri 29 Jan 2021
What is meant by a Fonseca SQVP?
Fonseca Quinta do Panascal, which has been released at least a dozen known times since 1984 and possibly more?
May I infer the exclusion of Fonseca Guimaraens?
A gentleman would never exclude Fonseca Guimaraens.
by PhilW
09:36 Thu 21 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 195
Views: 57147

Re: The Five Word Novel

to have been based on
by PhilW
16:45 Wed 20 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 4907

Re: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

nac wrote:
01:26 Sun 17 Jan 2021
I have Churchill 91, Agua Alta 95 and Gricha 05 (and the Club 09). As per the de la Rosa tasting might be able to do some samples.
If you were able and willing, that would be wonderful.
by PhilW
08:55 Tue 19 Jan 2021
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 233
Views: 112473

Re: Port House abbreviations

Prefer DrB for clearer differentiation from Dow Bonfim.
by PhilW
19:51 Sat 16 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Possible hacking of site
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Possible hacking of site

Thanks for the warning. If you are happy to reply privately by PM to let me know what the other two sites are (once you've changed your passwords on them of course) I'll see whether I can identify which was breached, if it is long enough ago to determine.
by PhilW
17:04 Fri 08 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 195
Views: 57147

Re: The Five Word Novel

IVDP for their policy on
by PhilW
17:43 Tue 15 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 6462

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

I decided to open an unknown. I've tonged the top off the bottle and now it's Audouzing gently in the cellar. I'll push the cork out this evening. Following Alex's initiative, I decided to follow his example as I have an unknown "believed 63" with destroyed (black) capsule and unreadable label (tho...
by PhilW
15:36 Tue 08 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 5965

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

Hi Guys, could the participants of this tasting with some experience of the wines tell me how the 85 and 70 were from the smaller bottles? Hi Axel, I did also wonder how the wines - particularly the '70 - would hold up to being decanted at least 48hrs ahead; I needn't have worried. The G70 (which I...
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: 29
Views: 5965

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: 95
Views: 17817

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: 233
Views: 112473

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: 29
Views: 5965

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: 1586

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...