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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: 17
Views: 344

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: 555

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: 19012

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.
by PhilW
09:57 Tue 25 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19012

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Updated food order as submitted, FYI.
by PhilW
13:05 Sun 23 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19012

Re: RE: Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018


WS1 wrote:Apologies for the delay, was off sick. Food order is duck liver pate for starter and sirloin steak medium rare with skinny fries green beans with shallots as main.
Thanks Wolfgang - hope you're feeling better.
by PhilW
21:53 Sat 22 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19012

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Food order draft created; please check your orders; I will submit on Monday evening, so any corrections before then please. Wolfgang - as you have not posted your food choices and have no default order currently, I have assumed you want the same order as from a previous tasting, and trust this shou...
by PhilW
08:04 Sat 22 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19012

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Just missing an order (and/or default order) for Wolfgang (S).
Will create a default if I don't hear back today, and post the food order for checking tonight/tomorrow morning, and then submit on Monday evening.
by PhilW
12:20 Wed 19 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19012

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I thought one of the points of the default food thread was that the default order was taken as the order unless the individual actively and explicitly specifies something different? Kind of defeats the purpose if everyone needs to restate their default order every time does it not? Agreed, though s...
by PhilW
08:29 Wed 19 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19012

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

DRT wrote:
16:48 Sun 16 Sep 2018
Please post food orders ASAP.
Reminder - we still need food orders from: Tony, Tom, Axel, Charles, Mike, Ian and Wolfgang.
(and noting Axel, Wolfgang and Tony do not have a default food order specified).
by PhilW
17:23 Sun 16 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19012

Re: RE: Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018


DRT wrote:
16:48 Sun 16 Sep 2018
Please post food orders ASAP.
My default please.


by PhilW
12:27 Sat 15 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19012

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Do we have any volunteers who could assist with setting up, decanting and pre-pouring on the day please? I am not yet sure whether or not work commitments will allow me to be there ahead of the start time so if there is someone willing and able to take charge on the day of the tasting it would be m...
by PhilW
17:50 Mon 10 Sep 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

Re: Wine Auctioneer

Absolutely we like bottles like this, especially with decent fill levels, cork not damaged or raised, and a good colour to the wine.
Can we get a couple of higher resolution images to look at more closely (perhaps by PM, or links by PM, as appropriate)?
by PhilW
13:09 Mon 10 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Warre
Replies: 0
Views: 158

1960 Warre

Opened as a treat at home. Full, woody and heavy fruit on the initial taste, yet a surprisingly light and delicate finish; much more balanced once given 4h+ post-decant. This bottle not quite as good as previous, particularly on the second day when the wine was still good but the finish was less rou...
by PhilW
09:11 Wed 29 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1127
Views: 217198

Re: Software that makes placemats

The vintage stars themselves I find a little too cluttered for the overall appearance that I'm distracted with the fill and not the vintage date itself. I suggest /ShapesInTitles false def as the perfect solution. Or just using a different shape from the options available; I think gman was saying h...
by PhilW
11:51 Tue 21 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: 1993 - A hunt

Vintage port from 1993 is essentially a non-starter, as Tom describes. I would suggest either looking at VP from 1991 bottled in 1993, or alternatively you could look for Colheita (essentially vintage tawny port) from that year, such as the Kopke 1993 Colheita.
by PhilW
10:25 Wed 15 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Mon 13 August: Emergency
Replies: 47
Views: 3006

Re: Mon 13 August: Emergency

Given Monkey's birth it really should be Stone Terraces, though I think someone would be tightening his head band if he s trying to open those this soon...
by PhilW
21:52 Mon 13 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Mon 13 August: Emergency
Replies: 47
Views: 3006

Re: Mon 13 August: Emergency

I would hazard that Monkey is irrepressibly drinking Taylor '85.
by PhilW
16:37 Tue 07 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: August 7th
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: August 7th

Doggett wrote:
16:01 Tue 07 Aug 2018
idj123 wrote:
12:18 Tue 07 Aug 2018
Sorry Phil but attending the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia this evening.
I am sure Phil’s wife is gutted you won’t make their anniversary soirée!
:)
by PhilW
06:39 Mon 06 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: August 7th
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: August 7th

Not for me, sorry; anniversary tomorrow, and I'd like to have more of them ;)
by PhilW
14:38 Fri 27 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19012

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

DRT wrote:
10:12 Fri 27 Jul 2018
One 1975 back in the line-up.
Excellent - thank you.
by PhilW
16:32 Thu 26 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3438

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

The monkey did a fantastic job, had us all laughing (especially with the tasting notes, very well observed and written), even if he didn't score any points on guessing the wines; his efforts were appreciated. Talking of the "What is it?" scoring, this is the first night I remember where nobody (exce...
by PhilW
16:28 Thu 26 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19012

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

14 bottles for 14 people on a school night is appropriate. More is unnecessary, but desirable if rare or delicious. I would be very interested to try two bottles of 1975 Cockburn, from the same case, with the same fill level and the same weight, side by side with one having been given a long decant...
by PhilW
08:57 Thu 26 Jul 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

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