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by uncle tom
14:07 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6916

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Regret Co '66 is just too scarce to liberate another one at this time.

Of the seven bottles I secured in 2011, four now remain.

Unless the Symingtons uncover a stash (at the last count, they were not aware of any) it's one per decade now, I think..
by uncle tom
14:30 Tue 17 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6916

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

obedient in the style of the SNP
I sense an oxymoron coming on..
by uncle tom
12:53 Sat 14 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Weighing in..
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Re: Weighing in..

I have now weighed over 3000 of my bottles, those so far unweighed being almost entirely due to being still in their owcs. It's quite a therapeutic exercise, and not at all a chore. Whereas I would once struggle to see the level in a near opaque bottle, I am now quite content to merely weigh it, kno...
by uncle tom
21:48 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6916

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Re-confirming - many bottles available..
by uncle tom
11:47 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6916

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I have fifteen bottles of Co70, so can easily spare one - all have levels in neck.
by uncle tom
11:04 Thu 05 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Red Riding Hood
Replies: 0
Views: 191

Red Riding Hood

I can strongly recommend the usefulness of these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JVL-4-Bottle-Wicker-Wine-Drinks-Basket-Holder-25cm-x-25cm-x-44cm/381597021860?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Far safer than boxes when climbing or descending stairs and much easier to have one in...
by uncle tom
08:42 Wed 27 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 42
Views: 3063

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

George Sandeman has kindly accepted the invitation to be our industry guest.
by uncle tom
17:51 Mon 25 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Lonely bottle seeks friends..
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Lonely bottle seeks friends..

A cask sample bottle of 2016 Niepoort Bioma arrived in the post today..

What do people have to pitch it against? - and when??
by uncle tom
15:03 Sat 23 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Buying LBV
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Buying LBV

Unfiltered being very important This aspect is a bit vague with LBV Some labelled unfiltered bottles are given T stoppers (e.g. Fonseca) and some that don't claim to be unfiltered are given driven corks (e.g Niepoort) One or two don't claim to be unfiltered but give clues with their product descrip...
by uncle tom
07:20 Sun 17 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 57
Views: 3489

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)

Ordinary: fat or skinny?
Whatever is available, but not the triple cooked variety..
by uncle tom
16:36 Sat 16 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 57
Views: 3489

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)

My default food order may be recorded as: Duck liver pate followed by medium rare steak + peppercorn sauce + ordinary chips + green beans
by uncle tom
17:00 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Taylor 48
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Taylor 48

I have five bottles and three half bottles of T48, so am not in the market for more, however others will want to know the level of the wine in the bottle: In neck - IN - at least 1/8" (3mm) into the neck Base of neck - BN - meniscus no wider than the outside diameter of the neck Very top shoulder - ...
by uncle tom
12:51 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 57
Views: 3489

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Theme TBD

I'm game.

Are we going for an open 'bring a bottle to share' theme - or perhaps another ABV event?
by uncle tom
12:48 Fri 15 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 16
Views: 883

Re: 1991/92 Double Horizontal

Depending on timing, I'm game.

Will you pair SQ's with declared ports, or focus on those who declared both?

Burmester, Calem, Kopke, Niepoort, Rosa, Smith Woodhouse and Vesuvio all declared both - (there are probably others)
by uncle tom
12:20 Fri 08 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Valuation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1010

Re: Valuation Question

The capsule looks original, but the label says 'decanted from the original bottles..' - although the space for the decant date is left blank. Decanting removes the port from its sediment ready for drinking, and it used to be common practice for wine merchants to decant bottles as a service to their ...
by uncle tom
23:03 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 8980

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

Re. Conversations re. 2016 vintage over dinner - I asked Dirk if there were any 2016 tasting opportunities over São João this year, as were arranged for the 2011 vintage. He doesn't think so, but without being requested has very kindly asked Nick Delaforce to put a bottle of the Bioma in the post to...
by uncle tom
15:45 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 24
Views: 1686

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

I have just over half of those - 29 to be precise..
by uncle tom
17:49 Mon 04 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 8980

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

Having trouble locating the FG68 others secure.
- Let me know if I should bring one of mine.

G48 selected and stood up.
by uncle tom
14:42 Tue 22 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 8980

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

I will go for my usual duck liver pate followed by medium rare steak + chips + peppercorn sauce
by uncle tom
22:12 Mon 21 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 8980

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

Tom - you're in
Splendid - thanks

As we've got a T48 and F48, I'll bring a G48..
by uncle tom
11:50 Sun 20 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 8980

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

Could I be reserve listed for this one please?
by uncle tom
18:58 Fri 18 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 43
Views: 4039

Re: 2016 Declarations

Launching a full declaration is an expensive business with a large fixed cost that needs to be split across fewer cases. It's flawed logic - trying to charge more for less diminishes profit. With wine, the relationship between market interest and price is closer to logarithmic than linear - a much ...
by uncle tom
12:38 Fri 18 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 43
Views: 4039

Re: 2016 Declarations

Given eurozone inflation and changes in the exchange rate (taking the change in sterling to USD to reflect a global price outlook) one might expect a release price increase for the '16s of around 15% over the 2011s. First indications however are suggesting that release prices are being hiked by a wh...
by uncle tom
10:35 Fri 18 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 42
Views: 3063

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

My interpretation of Tom's post was that he was detailing the ones he was missing
Correct - I have all the others