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by uncle tom
13:32 Fri 12 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How long will vintage port last?
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: How long will vintage port last?

This wine can be stored in this manner indefinitely without any damage to its quality or character.
They rather spoilt the message with that last word, as the wine will of course age and mature and change it's character as a result.

Did they also caution that the wine will throw a deposit?
by uncle tom
13:10 Mon 25 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Christmas wine and port
Replies: 20
Views: 2192

Re: Christmas wine and port

This year a Ch. Branaire ' 66 proved solid, and was followed by a Martinez '22 - very tawny in colour, but also very quaffable..
by uncle tom
11:27 Fri 22 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 43
Views: 2699

Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

The 1917's cork has been bleached and is now legible - just..!

The first part of the shipper is illegible, but it ends INEZ - so must be Martinez
by uncle tom
12:17 Tue 19 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 43
Views: 2699

Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

CMAG and WS will both be fielding a pair unknowns (but not similar bottles) from the recent Sworders sale I have finally stood up the bottle that is certainly 1917 and allegedly Fonseca, that JDAW has been badgering me to open for about three years now, to see if the cork reveals all.. Log store at ...
by uncle tom
12:11 Tue 19 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 86
Views: 4784

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

Delaforce, Offley and Morgan decanted 10.30 - 11.00 and looking good.

All three corks with horizontal branding..
by uncle tom
10:18 Mon 18 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 42
Views: 996

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

I am planning to bring Warre LBV 1984 - the groom's birth year vintage.
I could bring a bottle of Warre LBV 1981 - the bride's birth year vintage...
by uncle tom
10:59 Sun 17 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 42
Views: 996

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

The monarchy is a quaint anachronism. However, the argument for retaining it is amply summed up in two words:

'President Blair'
by uncle tom
17:00 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 43
Views: 2699

Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Starters would be nice, but only if non-stressful to include; perhaps smoked salmon, welsh rarebit or just some mixed nibbles like salted roasted almonds?
Easy enough - will arrange a platter of salmon and lemon halves that people can self serve from, plus a couple of dishes of almonds and cashews.
by uncle tom
16:42 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 42
Views: 996

Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Count me in..

I still have two bottles of Ch. La Lagune 1978 that once belonged to the groom's great grandmother. I also still have various bottles of VP that belonged to that lady's brother's grandson, who was the official photographer at the groom's mother's wedding..
by uncle tom
11:52 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 43
Views: 2699

Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Please assume 14 bottles and 10 people attending. Will do. Does anyone NOT want a fillet steak? - please let me know ASAP as the order goes in on Monday. Will get some British unpasteurised cheese, also planning a repeat of the ice cream with Pedro Ximenez 'gravy' - that worked rather well last yea...
by uncle tom
11:25 Sun 10 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1994; Where's the value?
Replies: 16
Views: 2165

Re: 1994; Where's the value?

I have 6 bottles of grahams 1994 vintage port for sale. Would anyone be interested in making me an offer? Probably, but they will need to know roughly where you live and how the bottles have been stored. There is also a separate section titled 'Selling port'' which will get your enquiry better seen..
by uncle tom
10:52 Fri 08 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 54
Views: 1282

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

I had to look up EVA - not a carrier I'm familiar with Not my first time with them - they're based in Taiwan but use Bangkok as a hub. Their seats both go to 180 degrees flat and are also long enough for me to stretch right out, which some 180 seats aren't. Cabin service was very good once we took ...
by uncle tom
09:15 Fri 08 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 54
Views: 1282

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 was vaguely wondering if anyone would fancy an ultra informal get together sometime around Dec 29th - theme: 1917 and friends.. (I'll provide the '17)
by uncle tom
15:22 Thu 16 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1644

Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Put me down..

Could add the Calem 94 to the bottles already noted, also the Foz 58 and Foz 63..

..and then there's my stash of Calem 35 in Champagne bottles
by uncle tom
15:02 Tue 10 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 13377

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

Am I just bringing the '34 - or is anyone adopting from me that I've forgotten...?

Feels strange to only bring one bottle..
by uncle tom
15:31 Fri 06 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Glass Opacity
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

Re: Glass Opacity

My idea for ultrasound use was an upmarket variant of tapping the bottle - transmitting and receiving the sound via metal probes in contact with the glass, so as to reduce the scope for air transmission spoiling the reading. The capacitative idea though is very interesting, as the dielectric propert...
by uncle tom
16:54 Thu 05 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Glass Opacity
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

Re: Glass Opacity

Could a device be developed that could "see" inside an unopened OWC to report back on the levels of each of the dozen bottles regardless of the opacity of the glass? I gave a lot of thought to this some years ago, and established that super powerful torches - even lasers - still fail to get through...
by uncle tom
15:22 Thu 05 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 52
Views: 2909

Re: Thursday 2nd November - 1970

Quick, someone adopt the Niepoort!
Sadly 'the' is the operative word - I only have one bottle of Ni70, and want to be around when it's opened..
by uncle tom
19:34 Wed 04 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 1711

Re: What do you have most of?

A bit OT, but do you think T09 will outlive T11?

I think T09 has the potential to be one of those VPs that emerges as a true classic. It is an exceptionally dark and intense wine.
by uncle tom
17:43 Wed 04 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 1711

Re: What do you have most of?

Planning a big party for 2109?


I'm quietly confident that the '09s (and the Taylor in particular) have the depth and integrity to show very well, come their centenary..
by uncle tom
21:58 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 1711

Re: What do you have most of?

Of VP, I bought heavily into the 2009 vintage, and the Skeffington '09 is the only VP I have over 100 bottles of..
by uncle tom
21:46 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 52
Views: 2909

Re: Thursday 2nd November - 1970

Regret this is a little too close to Bonfire Night for me..

..but have 30 different '70s in the cellar, so let me know if any adoption is needed
by uncle tom
09:24 Sun 17 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Volunteers sought..
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Volunteers sought..

There is 'stable' and.. a) 'stable - over very extended periods within the alcoholic soup of chemicals that undergoes a slow chemical transformation, known as wine' or b) 'stable within the chemical structure of a cork' The possibility of a slow degrading reaction between TCA and another chemical wi...
by uncle tom
19:21 Sun 10 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Volunteers sought..
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Volunteers sought..

Following on from a thread I started on another site - https://www.fortheloveofport.com/ftlopforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40628 - Could I ask for volunteers to do something rather simple? Next time you open a bottle and find it to be unmistakably corked, please don't throw it down the sink, but put it ...