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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: 38
Views: 1312

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: 38
Views: 1312

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: 183

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: 38
Views: 1312

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: 15
Views: 331

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: 7
Views: 403

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: 5427

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: 22
Views: 630

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: 5427

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: 5427

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: 5427

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: 5427

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: 42
Views: 2879

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: 42
Views: 2879

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: 41
Views: 1666

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
by uncle tom
10:37 Thu 17 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 1666

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

as well as the missing 1966 and 1983, 1985..
These I have - the list was of the missing ones..
by uncle tom
19:47 Wed 16 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1394
Views: 144385

Re: Latest buy

For those of us who have to buy retail it seems like there are some relatively good bargains to be had on the '77s now we're out of the 40th anniversary year '77 is a rare instance of a vintage that is still in ample supply on the secondary market after passing 40. '80 though is much scarcer and al...
by uncle tom
11:47 Mon 14 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 1666

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

which vintages are missing? All the vintages between 1989 and 2007 1987 & 1982, but Axel has both of these 1967 1962 - I have one, but a slightly rough bottle 1945 (missing from your list..) 1942 1933 1931 - I have one, but have it pencilled in for 31@100 in thirteen years time 1929 1925 1923 - I d...
by uncle tom
12:54 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 42
Views: 2879

Re: 2016 Declarations

Quinta de Roriz was made
Is Roriz now a full member of the Symington stable - or just an estate they manage? Was not sure if Johnny would count it as 'one of theirs'..
by uncle tom
10:39 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 1666

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

We are fourteen
A full sign up in 32 hours, 24 minutes - Wow!
by uncle tom
10:32 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 42
Views: 2879

Re: 2016 Declarations

Have we a specific source for G and GST? At the BFT, whilst gently chastising Johnny Symington for killing off the Martinez brand, he mentioned that the Symingtons had declared nine VPs for 2016 I worked out these must be: Cockburn Dow Graham Graham Stone Terraces Smith Woodhouse Vesuvio Vesuvio Ca...
by uncle tom
15:27 Sat 12 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 1666

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

We are currently eight
Keep one place for industry guest TBC..
by uncle tom
15:01 Sat 12 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 1666

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

I’ll use the permission granted me long ago to edit the first post to keep matters approximately shipshape
I’ve reserved the Boot & Flogger’s Red Room
Thankyou (x2)
by uncle tom
11:52 Sat 12 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings
Replies: 0
Views: 285

Vintage rankings

I've been dusting down and revising my vintage ranking list for the 60 years 1956 - 2015, prior to an update to bring in 2016 (and lose '56), once I've had more opportunities to try the '16s. I have ranked years on the basis of quality, consistency and number of declared ports, weighting those three...