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by PhilW
19:57 Fri 28 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Are Vintage Port prices increasing
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Are Vintage Port prices increasing

I haven't been buying a lot in the last few years, but this isn't my experience!
Agreed. Perhaps it more reflects a more accurate assessment following 2017/prior over-estimation, rather than any recent drop. Very interesting to see the assessment comparison however.
by PhilW
19:50 Fri 28 Dec 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2057
Views: 265477

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Apostrophe crimes

"They say I used apostrophys wrong - fake news! Fake news. We have the best apostrophys, they just didnt understand what I said. Fake news, so sad." Is it childish to point out there's no "y" in apostrophe/apostrophes; or the missing punctuation in "didn't" when it's clearly a popular representatio...
by PhilW
19:09 Thu 27 Dec 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2057
Views: 265477

Re: RE: Re: Apostrophe crimes

DRT wrote:The current POTUS is generally excused under the general "he can't help it" rule.
"They say I used apostrophys wrong - fake news! Fake news. We have the best apostrophys, they just didnt understand what I said. Fake news, so sad."
by PhilW
11:51 Thu 27 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Help with unlabeled bottle
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Help with unlabeled bottle

A shame, but not surprising; always worth a try. Glad you had a second bottle handy, and enjoyed that one. Thank you for coming back and letting us know.
by PhilW
09:19 Sun 23 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Berisford Vintage Character Port
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Berisford Vintage Character Port

Also have a look at our Swedish friends' page on Berisford here.
by PhilW
08:58 Sun 23 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Help with unlabeled bottle
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Help with unlabeled bottle

As Andy mentions, since this bottle has a T-stopper, this will be a port which was originally intended for immediate drinking, such as a simple ruby, ruby reserve, or a filtered LBV. Such ports were not intended for aging in the bottle, and will degrade slowly over time, however as long as stored we...
by PhilW
19:26 Sat 08 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 10747

Re: RE: Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Draft of food order . CHECK YOUR ORDER. IF YOU DIDN’T CHECK, AND IT’S WRONG, IT’s YOUR FAULT. PLEASE CHECK IT NOW. Not wrong. However if this reply seen in time, I would like "Flatbread, lemon & coriander houmous" (listed under bar snacks rather than starters on current menu) as a starter instead o...
by PhilW
08:11 Wed 05 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 32
Views: 3738

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

I'm going to have to drop from the Xmas tasting this year due to other commitments confirmed yesterday (coincidental timing given Alex's reminder).
Please make my space available for a reserve.
by PhilW
09:52 Sun 25 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 10747

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Personally, I'd stop at the 85; I might have been tempted to include 94, but not 2000.

I can't make it, but there is already an emergency next Tue, if you haven't seen.
by PhilW
07:51 Wed 21 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Re: Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????

Would be interested, subject to date; I have only the '70.
I would prefer to have RV on a separate occasion (and will be extremely keen to join for that, and have been trying to pick up occasional RV in preparation for this).
by PhilW
10:15 Wed 14 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1963 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Warre 1963 Question

Maybe it is a secret lucky sign and if you contact Warre they will send you the rest of the pipe! That would make it a very lucky four leaf clover :D PhilW - probably won't help, but I'll upload a photo of the whole cap. Nothing else on bottles as they're unlabelled. Thanks; you can probably guess ...
by PhilW
07:55 Wed 14 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman 1942 - another question...
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: Sandeman 1942 - another question...

Sounds like an excellent idea for a tasting to me; the Sandeman '42 is particularly unusual and interesting.
by PhilW
07:51 Wed 14 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1963 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Warre 1963 Question

No matching image in the VPID I'm afraid - I don't know.
Does the bottle have any other marks or embossing on the bottle?
by PhilW
19:59 Mon 12 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port 1970
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Port 1970

Completely agree with Derek's advice above. Keep it well, and you have fabulous drinking for the next decade or two.
by PhilW
20:16 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

DRT wrote:
19:53 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Andy Velebil wrote:
04:00 Tue 06 Nov 2018
I’ve never seen that bottle used prior to late 1960’s.
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:roll:
Just let me know what time to arrive Derek ;)
by PhilW
13:34 Mon 05 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The second 100k EUR Port
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: The second 100k EUR Port

The old VV has been on my bucket list for a long time; I hope to try it one day - though that might just have become somewhat less likely!
by PhilW
20:01 Tue 30 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 23
Views: 2485

Re: RE: Re: Tue 30th October


AHB wrote:I broke a bus getting here.
Sounds like you might need a drink.
by PhilW
18:43 Wed 24 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre's 1977VP during dinner @Buckingham Palace
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Warre's 1977VP during dinner @Buckingham Palace

Looks like an excellent menu, as well as the wine, finishing off with one of my favourite ports. My invite must have been lost in the post ;)
by PhilW
13:46 Mon 22 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fitting in more bottles..
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Fitting in more bottles..

Hexagons, we want hexagons! Hexagonal bottles would also tessellate perfectly (albeit not along the edges), while also not allowing an entire row or stack to slide, as well as fitting better within the hand for pouring. But no, we don't want really want hexagonal or square bottles; also presumably t...
by PhilW
19:02 Fri 19 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 14th March 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 24
Views: 2446

Re: Broadbent Port

I'd be interested too, if space and dates permit.
by PhilW
22:02 Thu 04 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?
Replies: 17
Views: 1372

Re: RE: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

I can't imagine the answer to this question ever being anything other than yes... I'm in.
by PhilW
15:28 Sun 30 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 26672

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
11:00 Sun 30 Sep 2018
Please could somebody check the placemats carefully, ideally today. Thank you.
Provided details in first post are all up to date, everything looks correct on the placemats to me.