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by uncle tom
10:39 Mon 19 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 110
Views: 18839

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: 269

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: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 52
Views: 6016

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: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 52
Views: 6016

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: 8
Views: 179

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: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 52
Views: 6016

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..
by uncle tom
13:38 Sun 11 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 110
Views: 18839

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

Dont do this tasting without Vallegre Vintage Port 2011. Fantastic and the biggest surprise of 2011
Or Crasto or Burmester - the latter was quite a surprise also..
by uncle tom
12:42 Wed 07 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 110
Views: 18839

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

Andy Velebil wrote:
Put me down please. Thanks.
Careful.. - we might have euthanasia on demand by then.

Mind you - you'll only be a sprightly 78 - which used to be a record..
by uncle tom
11:59 Mon 22 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fitting in more bottles..
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Fitting in more bottles..

Imagine if the entire wine industry moved to square or rectangular bottles instead If port was bottled in square bottles with rounded corners - similar to Jack Daniels bottles - they could be racked with over 50% better space efficiency. Unfortunately it would be a different story when bin storing,...
by uncle tom
09:55 Sun 21 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: Vintage rankings

Trafalgar Day 2018 My assessment of the 2016 port vintage, its inclusion in my rolling evaluation of the sixty most recent vintages, and my updated full vintage rankings. Before describing how I arrived at my assessment of this vintage, it is perhaps worth noting three characteristics of the 2016 v...
by uncle tom
23:10 Sat 20 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: Vintage rankings

Tomorrow is Trafalgar Day, and the day I have elected to update my vintage rankings for port The basic component of this is a relative ranking of the sixty most recent vintages from Alpha to Zeta – or A to F, according in each sector of ten vintages, three with the suffix + and three with the suffix...
by uncle tom
00:32 Tue 16 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Watch
Replies: 11
Views: 880

Re: Bottle Watch

I havn't been able to locate any Cruz vintage 1992. I know it has been made.
Visiting the Cruz cellars a couple of years back, Axel P and I found some some neglected pallet cages full of odd Cruz VP's from that period - mostly with decaying labels and adorned with odd cigarette butts..
by uncle tom
00:28 Tue 16 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Watch
Replies: 11
Views: 880

Re: Bottle Watch

'72 is an odd year - a declaration suddenly interrupted by the alcohol scandal in '74

Yes, I have some '72s - and if anyone needs a Dow or Offley for a tasting I'm happy to oblige..
by uncle tom
13:32 Sat 13 Oct 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 16
Views: 2086

Re: Wine Auctioneer

DaveRL wrote:
11:44 Sat 13 Oct 2018
Is OBV a possibility?
If it is port then that would fit, but we still have the problem with the shape of the bottle glass. I wonder if our Scandinavian friends can input on this, as the shape bears no resemblance to anything I've seen used in either UK or Portuguese bottlings..
by uncle tom
07:43 Sat 13 Oct 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 16
Views: 2086

Re: Wine Auctioneer

But since I can clearly see a horizontal line coming off of the vertical, PORT seems more likely than 1910 to me. Bear in mind that this is a wax embossing rather than a cork branding, so the distortions seen on brands will not occur here. We can clearly see the character 0 or O and also the kernin...
by uncle tom
18:51 Sun 07 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fitting in more bottles..
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Fitting in more bottles..

Of all the various wine storage systems, the traditional wood and metal racks are as space efficient as any other, barring large bins. And although always quoted in mm, the dimensions usually translate back to imperial measures, the pitch of racks of standard bottles being either 3 13/16" (96.8mm) o...
by uncle tom
18:12 Sun 07 Oct 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 16
Views: 2086

Re: Wine Auctioneer

I'm not convinced that bottle is port.

The neck profiling is atypical of bottles hailing from either the UK or Portugal - there's a slightly eastern european hint to the styling, but beyond that, I can't find a match..
by uncle tom
14:29 Wed 19 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 21792

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Default for me also please
by uncle tom
12:34 Wed 19 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 21
Views: 3253

Re: 1991/92 Double Horizontal

Do we have a date for this yet?
by uncle tom
17:30 Mon 17 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 21792

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

All my bottles were delivered last Weds 1908,1935,1975
by uncle tom
10:16 Tue 11 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage countdown 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Vintage countdown 2018

Any news from the front line?

The Atlantic summer weather pattern seems to be breaking up early this year, with a clutch of systems forming. A Cat 2 hurricane called Helene looks particularly menacing, it's remnants could well dump a load of rain into Europe in about a week's time..
by uncle tom
18:13 Sun 09 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sourcing T stoppers
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Sourcing T stoppers

by uncle tom
08:50 Sat 08 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 36
Views: 2184

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Well done Julian - it's been a long time in the making..

Just had a look at the ordering page..

..what's the TPF discount code?? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by uncle tom
08:42 Sat 08 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Seeeking info : 1957 Cockburn vintage port
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Seeeking info : 1957 Cockburn vintage port

Mystery resolved - it's a '67 with a damaged label..
by uncle tom
10:33 Thu 06 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3790

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

I will bring the Niepoort on the day