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by PhilW
15:04 Mon 16 Sep 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburns 1878
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: Cockburns 1878

Having checked the VPID, I can find labels which include "COCKBURN'S SMITHES ..." on at least three or four other different vintages of Cockburn ('17, '45, '57 and possibly '47). All of these labels are of the same format (the classic black surround with varying horizontal line edging, as used by ma...
by PhilW
11:41 Sun 15 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 26th Sept - Confirmed
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Thurs 26th Sept?

Would like to, but can't do the Thurs I'm afraid (could only do Tue and couldn't stay overnight).
Looks like Ian has you covered though :)
by PhilW
22:15 Thu 12 Sep 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 98
Views: 9347

Re: The Five Word Novel

of angry and extremely hairy
by PhilW
09:33 Thu 12 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1211
Views: 323189

Re: Software that makes placemats

What’s the smallest value of DropletsOuterWidthStart such that the droplets don’t appear to be sperm cells? An observation; you have chosen to replace the arrow-headed lines with small linear shapes all heading towards one or more large circles. The impression may not only be a consequence of your ...
by PhilW
09:17 Thu 12 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1211
Views: 323189

Re: Software that makes placemats

jdaw1 wrote:
22:09 Mon 09 Sep 2019
Coincidence: d = (1 + 10^⅓ + 10^⅔) × 2/9;
Which can be simplified to d = 2/(10^⅓ - 1)
(I don't think that helps in any way, nor is likely of much interest to anyone, but I noticed it could be simplified so...)
by PhilW
14:56 Wed 11 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 -
Replies: 24
Views: 4515

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 -

Tony is unfortunately no longer able to make the date.
by PhilW
11:47 Mon 09 Sep 2019
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Iowa! New to port.
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Hello from Iowa! New to port.

Hello there! I am new to vintage wines and port. I got a little overzealous a couple of weeks ago and purchased 59 bottles of various cabernets and ports from the mid 1980s. I immediately opened a 1985 Silver Oak which was good! However, I then opened the 1985 Graham's Vintage Port and was immediat...
by PhilW
10:26 Thu 29 Aug 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Where to buy Port in Cornwall
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Where to buy Port in Cornwall

DRT wrote:
22:28 Tue 27 Aug 2019
You can't pick up the bottles, but you can speak to the sales assistant, Alexa.
> "Alexa, buy a bottle of Dow 1996 vintage port"
< "Did you say 'buy eight bottles of Dow 1896 vintage port, available at £2000 each"
> "What?! No!"
< "Purchase confirmed"
> "Uh-oh..."
by PhilW
10:17 Thu 29 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 29
Views: 2421

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Following confirmations, we are expecting to be a full event of 14 people. We currently have 11 vintages of RV between us (one in magnum), which might not be considered sufficient for 14. If possible therefore, if we have access to them I would like us to add vintages in the range of 1960 - 1970 fro...
by PhilW
13:40 Wed 14 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 15th August
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Thursday 15th August

Would love to, but manic work forbids currently I'm afraid.
by PhilW
19:21 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Quinta de la Rosa
Replies: 5
Views: 2018

Re: RE: Re: 1960 Quinta de la Rosa

jdaw1 wrote:Rs60, brought by CPR. Red-pink, 25% opaque. Palate of dark pepper and strawberry, soft. Very long, in a light LBV style. Lovely-ish.
Sounds delicious; would love to try.
by PhilW
16:23 Sun 11 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman signature vintage character port
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Sandeman signature vintage character port

Hi portnewbie, and welcome to :tpf: I'm afraid that the bottle you have is worth very little, as it is an old bottle of what is now called "ruby reserve" (the producers are now no longer allowed to use the term "vintage character" to avoid confusion with actual vintage port). As such, you can see it...
by PhilW
16:12 Sun 11 Aug 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port

Have to disagree with you gents; I'd take G77 over any of G80/G83/G85, and by no small margin. Over G85? Uh... no. :wink: I'd slot it in the middle somewhere. It's nowhere close to as good as G85 to me, and my recent experiences with G83 have been better than my most recent experiences with G77 (wh...
by PhilW
10:29 Fri 09 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and quantum computation
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: Port and quantum computation

Great copy/paste error; just a shame it didn't make it past peer review before being spotted! Is it possible for a colleague to cite your draft version, rather than the final published version, when referencing your work... ?
by PhilW
10:24 Fri 09 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)
Replies: 20
Views: 1761

Re: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)

Well; I honestly wasn't sure which way this would go, given the apparent reticence sometimes noted in previous discussions on whether to organise tastings in the summer months. However, TPF members have come through magnificently, clearly demonstrating that many if not all of us are more than happy ...
by PhilW
11:14 Thu 08 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE 23rd October 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 11112

Re: RE: Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE 23rd October 2019

forest26 wrote:Now set for 23rd October - see header. Please confirm again.
Unfortunately I can't make the date as I'll be out of the country, but hope it will be an interesting tasting and I will hear about it the following week.
by PhilW
17:37 Sat 03 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 -
Replies: 24
Views: 4515

Re: RE: Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"


WS1 wrote:If there is still a free space I would like to attend too.
Yes, added :)
by PhilW
12:58 Fri 02 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)
Replies: 20
Views: 1761

What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)

There is a general impression of drinking less VP during the summer months, whether switching to tawny, white or other drinks; but I wondered whether that is really true amongst TPF, since we can be a somewhat unrepresentative group in some respects. I have a hunch that given any small excuse, some ...
by PhilW
15:52 Wed 31 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 16252

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

Rachael has confirmed that the following special order steaks are available with at least 7 days notice: Rib-eye Bone in 400g - £34 T Bone 400g - £34 Chateaubriande 500g - £72 Please shout up if you want to order any of these. That sounds grand. Please upgrade mine to the Rib-eye Bone in; thank you.
by PhilW
08:00 Wed 31 Jul 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Martinez 1955 & Graham’s 1988 advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

Re: Martinez 1955 & Graham’s 1988 advice please

I purchased the Martinez, which is in excellent condition.
Ben was a gentleman and the transaction was smooth and straightforward with no issues.
by PhilW
19:10 Wed 24 Jul 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port

Have to disagree with you gents; I'd take G77 over any of G80/G83/G85, and by no small margin.
by PhilW
13:56 Wed 24 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 -
Replies: 24
Views: 4515

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

(The Ovens booked)
by PhilW
13:52 Wed 24 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 29
Views: 2421

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Date now set for the 21st November. I am also pleased to confirm that Sophia Bergqvist of Quinta de la Rosa will be joining us as our industry guest; this is particularly appropriate as for some time in the middle of 20th century, Quinta de la Rosa supplied grapes to Sandeman for production of the R...
by PhilW
21:29 Fri 19 Jul 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port

Hi Niall, Graham's '77 is a lovely port from a good year. Your bottles sound like they have been stored well, so are hopefully in good condition (good levels and colour). If so, then selling privately you should normally expect to achieve roughly 50-60% of the equivalent retail from the lowest price...
by PhilW
12:59 Fri 19 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 127
Views: 40324

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

Assuming Ben is the only additional reconfirmation then CaliforniaBrad, RAYC, TLW and PEM are dropped from the attendees list and will be added to the bottom of the reserve list in that order. The reserve list will be updated first to include those who have asked to be added since 9th November. Nud...