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by uncle tom
09:36 Fri 18 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Level detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Level detector?

Port Busters (I ain't 'fraid of no corked)
I think you've just earned an opaque bottle..
by uncle tom
02:43 Tue 15 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Level detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Level detector?

Well, a splendid effort

I can't help thinking there's a job waiting for you on Blue Peter..

..now children, here's how you can make your very own MRI scanner...
by uncle tom
15:43 Sun 13 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Level detector?
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Level detector?

This evening, in a bar, having a bite to eat, the telly was showing Spencer Kelly with his BBC Click program from the CES where he was very rapidly going through a range of new gadgets. The sound was turned down. Then I saw him with a row of plastic tumblers with varying levels of water in them that...
by uncle tom
15:30 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 157
Views: 27156

Re: Pointless Statistics

For the eighth year in a row I consumed exactly 48 bottles of vintage port at home last year, with an average age of 43.8 years compared to 44.1 years in 2017 I currently have 874 different ports, of which 616 are vintage. Average age of my VP as of Jan 1st was 32 years, ten months and 24 days Colle...
by uncle tom
13:09 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Are Vintage Port prices increasing
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Are Vintage Port prices increasing

The amount of vintage port sold during the summer and autumn of 2017 was very low and prices ran hot due to low supply levels.

That changed in December (after Decanter would have gone press) and successive large offerings saw the last sales turn into a turkey shoot for bargain hunters..
by uncle tom
13:22 Sat 22 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Almost meaningless drivel
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Almost meaningless drivel

Does this imply that it is not quite finished, Tom?
Finished a long time ago and now undergoing a modest re-furb..
by uncle tom
08:03 Sat 22 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Almost meaningless drivel
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Almost meaningless drivel

I was trying to remember when I started work on that cellar..
by uncle tom
16:12 Thu 13 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 32
Views: 3947

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

All is ready, I shall be on parade from about 6.15pm
by uncle tom
13:51 Tue 11 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11222

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Four youngest bottles decanted just now at home - all looking good Notable are the levels of the stash I'm bringing - none are below BN and even the 1910 has an IN level.. All original signups appear to be on parade, the Boot and Flogger seem to be in control - I'm about to head off.. If anyone need...
by uncle tom
12:17 Tue 11 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 32
Views: 3947

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

Am assuming everyone is up for a fillet steak ..
by uncle tom
11:26 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11222

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Tom — trains permitting, I hope to be at the B&F around 16.30 and will help to get the room ready and the wines poured.
Excellent - thanks!
by uncle tom
22:20 Sun 09 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11222

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Tom - are you OK printing A3? If not, let me know and I'll sort.
I can only print A4 - if you can print A3 that would be really helpful
Please confirm good.
Looks good thanks Julian
by uncle tom
20:08 Sun 09 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11222

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

- As things stand, I shall be bringing all the bottles save the '70 (Ian) and possibly the '62 (Tony will bring the '62 if he gets past the wait list) - Eight bottles are already there - needless to say the lift at Borough station chose that day to be kaput - so I had to lug them up the stairs.. - I...
by uncle tom
19:34 Wed 05 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11222

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

OK costs..

16 vintages of Offley, ranging from 1924 to 1985, split 13 ways, and not including food or tip, works out at a modest £129 pp

Possible add-ons:

Offley 1910 - adds £15 pp

Offley 1975 - adds £3 pp
by uncle tom
20:46 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11222

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Will be delivering to the B&F on Thursday, if anyone's around for a warm up..
by uncle tom
23:07 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11222

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

I'm still in, subject to final confirmation of the cost of attending. Please advise when you can.
Have only one question mark left on that front, but as of now it's looking like an 'Offley' good value event!
by uncle tom
19:06 Sat 01 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11222

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Could everyone confirm they are still up for this, and if they wish to deviate from their standard food order, please shout..

(and if you're not on the standard food list, please advise..)
by uncle tom
10:21 Mon 26 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11222

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

are you providing all the bottles
Probably most - but I'm checking with people who say they have bottles to see if they can supply for less..
by uncle tom
09:15 Sun 25 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11222

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

OK - a question:

Do we go for an eighteen bottle lineup and include '94 and '00 - or go for a sixteen bottle event leaving them out?

I have plans to travel down with the oldest bottles some time next week - anyone fancy an informal meet to make better use of the journey..?
by uncle tom
10:39 Mon 19 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 117
Views: 21967

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

I don’t have any 2011’s so will have to adopt.
You've only got 33 years to buy some - better hurry.. :D
by uncle tom
18:09 Sun 18 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: New to Port - Got Carried Away at Auction
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: New to Port - Got Carried Away at Auction

Be aware - be very aware - that if you put two bottles together in a darkened room, you will suddenly find there are lots of bottles and your bank account is mysteriously empty.. The first time I went to a wine auction I came home with nothing. The second time I came back with seven bottles and the ...
by uncle tom
17:37 Sun 18 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11222

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Oh! :oops: :oops: :oops: Is there some confusion? have we got 2 venues booked? is this a safari tasting? 1) Yes 2) Yes, it would appear.. 3) No So, AHB perused the thread and didn't spot the booking, I perused the thread and didn't spot the booking, and JDAW couldn't remember if he'd made the bookin...
by uncle tom
12:58 Sun 18 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11222

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Note change of venue:

We are now booked in at the Tappit Hen - Davy's newest venue - 21-23 St Swithin's Ln, London EC4N 8AD

Is in easy walking distance of both Bank and Cannon St stations
by uncle tom
12:32 Sun 18 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman 1942 - another question...
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Sandeman 1942 - another question...

A Graham '42 won wine of the night at a Graham vertical tasting back in November 2012 - I haven't opened one since, and have still got three bottles left from that stash..

..I feel an excuse coming on!
by uncle tom
13:43 Wed 14 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11222

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Has the venue been booked by someone?
I was under the impression that the ever efficient JDAW had, but it's not in the thread..