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by PhilW
10:13 Fri 24 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 37325

Re: Pointless Statistics

Perhaps you need to buy a Quinta? Assuming you sold none whatsoever of the resulting production, while there would be a substantial reduction in the average age of your bottles (including current port stocks) in year 1, from year 2 onwards there would be an inexorable annual increase. Only provided...
by PhilW
15:58 Thu 23 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Tuesday 16th June 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 289

Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Tuesday 16th June 2020

Will send list of available bottles, costs and condition by email.
by PhilW
07:50 Wed 22 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: "official" Vintage Port map (IVDP)
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: "official" Vintage Port map (IVDP)

Can you link the source of the table - in case of any helpful surrounding text describing the criteria used to include a year in the table)? I suspect, given the obvious anomalies, it might simply be "whichever years I thought should be" per some individual? Perhaps it's intended as "years VP (ignor...
by PhilW
19:54 Tue 21 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 391

Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

Either possible, 25th preferred
by PhilW
10:15 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 30
Views: 1796

Re: RE: Re: Ideas for tastings

nac wrote:Warre vertical?

Potentially including some different shippers for the same vintage.

I'd be happy to organise this one if it was of interest...
I would love to do a full Warre vertical.
by PhilW
23:24 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports
Replies: 19
Views: 330

Re: RE: Re: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports

PhilW wrote:Reading on tapatalk - can't see the poll.
I agree that if having a lesser tasting and a greater tasting, the lesser should come first.
n.b. Still haven't voted as on Tapa; my pref would be <previous week> for lesser tasting, if that were one of the options.
by PhilW
15:56 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports
Replies: 19
Views: 330

Re: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports

Reading on tapatalk - can't see the poll.
I agree that if having a lesser tasting and a greater tasting, the lesser should come first.
by PhilW
11:48 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 80
Views: 13933

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Some thoughts on the thoughts above. Please try and give comments against the tentative conclusions I have outlined in bold . Good job trying to drive this forward Mike, and useful to summarise the starting point and options. In regard to tiers, there are obviously a number of ways to break things ...
by PhilW
15:42 Fri 03 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 37325

Re: Pointless Statistics

That was a good early reminder! Ok then... At the of the start of 2020, my cellar comprises the following (2019 values in brackets for comparison): Port by type: 84% Vintage/SQVP (80%) 9% LBV/Crusted (10%) 7% Tawny/colheita/white (10%) Vintage port by shipper: The producers with highest representati...
by PhilW
11:09 Tue 31 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 80
Views: 13933

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

As one of the 1970 vintage babies, have a vested interest in this. As such, AHB and I are going to look at 67 Pall Mall (of which I'm a shareholder) as a possible venue for hosting a 1970 tasting. 67 Pall Mall sounds like an interesting option (and an interesting place to visit); If not suitable fo...
by PhilW
12:04 Mon 30 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: Festive Drinking

Xmas eve/day we had a Croft '55 (following our tradition of a vintage Croft at Christmas) plus a good Riesling and a lovely Crement de Loire.

Have just taken out a Rebello Valente '63 for new year, along with a Pol Roger NV brut.
by PhilW
10:41 Mon 30 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: Festive Drinking

After a few relatively wine-free days, service resumes later today with some Musar loving friends coming for dinner. As such, the following have been pulled from the cellar in readiness: 1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1989 Chateau Musar White 1989 Chateau Musar Red (the "standard" cab...
by PhilW
21:42 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1991 Horizontal, Mon 09 Dec 2019, at The B&F
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Re: 1991 Horizontal, Mon 09 Dec 2019, at The B&F

WOTN scoring
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by PhilW
18:50 Thu 05 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Cockburn Canais
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: 1991 Cockburn Canais

I could use a good photo of the Canais '91 label if possible please?
by PhilW
14:37 Wed 04 Dec 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1429

Re: A market for fakes?

The lettering is not as crisp as I would expect given the technology available in 77and the colours don’t seem right. I’m no expert, which is why I turned here for some advice. I keep meticulous records and I know from where this was purchased, which led me to thinking - how often are VP’s forged a...
by PhilW
20:40 Mon 25 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1233
Views: 391140

Re: Software that makes placemats

I’d like to know what others think. I tend to prefer a single pattern on a set of placemats - or at least a coherent one; so: - outline or solid wording, with pattern filling in circles and clear background - outline or solid wording, with clear circles and pattern filled background - pattern-fille...
by PhilW
10:23 Mon 25 Nov 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Rebello Valente, and de la Rosa, Thu 21 Nov 2019, Boot & Flogger
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Rebello Valente, and de la Rosa, Thu 21 Nov 2019, Boot & Flogger

I hope everyone attending enjoyed this as much as I did. Having Sophia, Philip and Kit join us meant we were able to hear more of the history and in particular for this tasting the interaction between QdlR and the RV port production, which was excellent. Per the voting just posted above, WOTN was cl...
by PhilW
09:58 Mon 25 Nov 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Rebello Valente, and de la Rosa, Thu 21 Nov 2019, Boot & Flogger
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Rebello Valente, and de la Rosa, Thu 21 Nov 2019, Boot & Flogger

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by PhilW
14:29 Wed 20 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 10637

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

AHB wrote:
12:56 Wed 20 Nov 2019
Placemats have been printed
Thanks Alex.

I'm currently expecting to be at the B&F from around 13:00 to decant, and expect to start set-up and pre-pour from 16:30 for usual 18:00 start.
by PhilW
21:19 Tue 19 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 10637

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Placemats all look good, ports and people checked. Thank you.
by PhilW
20:02 Tue 19 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 10637

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: 54
Views: 8343

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: 69
Views: 10637

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...