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by PhilW
22:27 Thu 14 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 77
Views: 3769

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

@Julian - where's my pudding?!
(haven't checked other's yet)
by PhilW
13:00 Thu 14 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

AHB wrote:
11:57 Thu 14 Dec 2017
Most people asked me to reconfirm after the Calem tasting - something about not remembering too clearly after a bottle and a half of port.
I don't remember that. :wink:
by PhilW
10:19 Thu 14 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Assuming this is the same as discussed at the Calem tasting, then yes please to 6 for me.
by PhilW
10:25 Fri 08 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 18
Views: 292

Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

I'm seeing the new year in on an EVA Air plane at 35000 feet (over Hungary, to be precise - if it's on time..) - so won't be around.. I had to look up EVA - not a carrier I'm familiar with; for a moment there, I thought you were telling us you had booked a zero gravity experience to see in the new ...
by PhilW
23:40 Wed 06 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 77
Views: 3769

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

Only differences from first post are lack of CMAG in attendee list (but believed correct from above posts), and Ferreira and Factory House are present in ports list with correct supplier, but have not been added against attendees. Charles: if Phil’s (and my) understanding are correct, pls update fi...
by PhilW
17:26 Wed 06 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 77
Views: 3769

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

Draft of the placemats updated. Please confirm correct Ports, correct people, and correct linkages between the two sets. All checked, looks correct. Only differences from first post are lack of CMAG in attendee list (but believed correct from above posts), and Ferreira and Factory House are present...
by PhilW
17:15 Wed 06 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 77
Views: 3769

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

Food, please: (going with Xmas menu)
- Starter: Spiced carrot and parsnip soup
- Main: Grilled 220g sirloin steak (Black and Blue) - if possible please substitute the peppercorn sauce with Béarnaise sauce.
- Pudding: Potted lemon and ginger cheesecake.
by PhilW
13:14 Wed 29 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 77
Views: 3769

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

Am not aware of a straight Kopke in '77 (but don't know for sure that there isn't).

My choice would be to first include the Ferreira (lovely wine), then the Factory House (as we will likely taste all its components alongside).
by PhilW
23:22 Tue 28 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1339

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

jdaw1 wrote:
22:43 Tue 28 Nov 2017
Added to the paperwork. Please confirm satisfactory.
All looks good. Thank you. I will print and bring.
by PhilW
22:18 Tue 28 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1339

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Almost unanimous, so 35 will be included.
by PhilW
11:27 Tue 28 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1339

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

How financially punitive would it be to include the ’35? I don't know, but will check. We could add the '35 for around £25/head if wanted (and the '87 probably for less than an extra fiver, though I haven't checked with CPR to confirm). We are currently 11 bottles, with 8/9 people (depending whethe...
by PhilW
13:31 Mon 27 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1339

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Food order has been sent (Tom: I've assumed you want a steak, per my email; Alex I've left yours blank for now until we know whether you are able to join us, and whether for food or not). (additional vintages potentially available: 35, 87, 94, 97) How financially punitive would it be to include the ...
by PhilW
23:31 Sat 25 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1339

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Just located the Ca85 Please confirm that Wolfgang is bringing Cá85 instead of Tony. Please also confirm that Wolfgang is bringing Cá85 rather than Cá F 85. Confirming both. I am not aware of the existence of any Foz from '85. I will be following up with emails to all tomorrow to confirm bottles be...
by PhilW
22:35 Fri 24 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1339

Re: RE: Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

jdaw1 wrote:The food order currently has order from only three of us.
Thanks for preparing. BTW you can include Simon (no food) too.

All, please do let us know what you want over the weekend, as I need to give the order to the B&F on Monday morning. Thank you.
by PhilW
14:54 Fri 24 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1339

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

If there is space, can I please still attend? Hi Wolfgang; obviously would love you to join us, but I will need to check whether we can move into the red room (if it is still available). Will let you know ASAP tomorrow. Yes :D We are now booked for the red room (instead of green), so have plenty of...
by PhilW
22:54 Thu 23 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1339

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Hi Wolfgang; obviously would love you to join us, but I will need to check whether we can move into the red room (if it is still available). Will let you know ASAP tomorrow.
by PhilW
10:46 Thu 23 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1339

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Note to self (or to JDAW if he can be persuaded to kindly generate the food order):

Starter: Welsh Rarebit
Main: Rib eye steak (black and blue) with hand cut chips
+ Béarnaise sauce
+ Green beans with shallots
by PhilW
10:40 Thu 23 Nov 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Port and the Ashes
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Port and the Ashes

Anyone else enjoying the fact Sky have lost their monopoly? No, the opposite here. While competition is generally better than a monopoly, the current consequence is that my wife (the sports fan) now wants us to pay for both BT Sport and Sky Sports because they now have half-each of the wanted event...
by PhilW
10:43 Tue 21 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1339

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Alex is in. Mark my words. And a good thing too. Excellent. Phil: who would you like to make the placemats? I’m willing, but you are also capable. If you're happy to, please do. I've made the executive decision to include the CáF58, CáF66 and CáF80, and made a nominal assignment for who to bring wh...
by PhilW
11:49 Mon 20 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1339

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

We are booked for the Wed 29th, currently nominally in green room (as there are only seven/eight of us) but will be in red if there is no other booking in the interim, or if our numbers increase and red is still available. I currently propose we will have at least the following: 60, 63, 63(Foz), 70,...
by PhilW
16:43 Fri 17 Nov 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Rare Port for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: Rare Port for sale

I am afraid that I am unfamiliar with the term "Colheita". Please elaborate for me. A Colheita port is essentially a tawny port made from a specific year (compared with most tawny ports which are blends from multiple years). However, I would guess that your Niepoort '52 is most likely a "Garrafeira...
by PhilW
14:04 Thu 16 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1339

Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 Cálem mini-vertical (60*-85)

idj123 wrote:
13:43 Thu 16 Nov 2017
Also have the 83 in storage but unlikely to be able to retrieve in time.
Thanks Ian - I'll double check I have the '83 (as I believe I have one bottle remaining)
by PhilW
13:28 Thu 16 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1339

Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - TBD

Phil, the fact that you're up for these dates is a relievingly positive sign Indeed, though more a deferral than progress on the issue. I've been looking forward to the long awaited Ca vertical for some time but maybe given the likely number of attendees maybe it's worth keeping this one dry until ...
by PhilW
08:57 Thu 16 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)
Replies: 75
Views: 5709

Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

jdaw1 wrote:
00:33 Thu 16 Nov 2017
DRT wrote:
00:05 Thu 16 Nov 2017
club mountains
Clubbing mountains to death would be particularly heroic. Do wear a cape.
Perhaps he will be visiting the latest trendy nightspot - Club Mountains - though whether their dress code allows capes...