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by DRT
18:28 Tue 07 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: August 7th
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: August 7th

PhilW wrote:
06:39 Mon 06 Aug 2018
Not for me, sorry; anniversary tomorrow, and I'd like to have more of them ;)
More anniversaries?

You have two choices: wait around for 12 months until the next one comes around or marry more wives.

One of these options is much safer than the other :wink:
by DRT
16:40 Fri 27 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: RE: Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
10:46 Fri 27 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:JDAW - I think we have a placemat crisis :?
In what way was this not done last night?
I didn't look. Thank you.
by DRT
10:12 Fri 27 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Thanks, Tom

One 1975 back in the line-up.

I had inadvertently left the cost of a 1975 in my spreadsheet so the cost per person remains at £213 with the 1975 back in.

JDAW - I think we have a placemat crisis :?
by DRT
22:53 Thu 26 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

it seems likely that between us we may have more than a couple of bottles of Ck75, which if so would mean we could still include this vintage in the vertical without forgoing the future experiment. If someone has a single 1975 that they can donate please send me a note of the price and we can inclu...
by DRT
21:43 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Companhia Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira Lda?
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Companhia Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira Lda?

... same wine as Grand Cruz 1989, which seems to have been the largest volume of VP produced by any shipper in any year at around 1,000,000 bottles :shock: DTR: How do you know Cruz produced 1 M bottles? It was a frequent discussed subject some years ago on this and other forums and I have also hea...
by DRT
21:05 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 1098

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

I think you will find that The Monkey got all the right notes, just not necessarily in the right order 😉
by DRT
21:39 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
20:24 Mon 23 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:
10:00 Mon 23 Jul 2018
JDAW, can you please update the placemats?
Done.
Please could you update the images in the first post to show the current placemat? I know not how.
by DRT
21:36 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
20:24 Mon 23 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:
10:00 Mon 23 Jul 2018
JDAW, can you please update the placemats?
Done.
Thank you.
by DRT
19:40 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Companhia Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira Lda?
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Companhia Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira Lda?

In 1989 a company named Companhia Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira Lda, owned by Grand Cruz, made five different vintages: Aguila, Cabraco, Calvares, Dom Joaquim and Magales. As far as I know these brands has never been used again since then. Does anybody know why? Do you know for sure that they...
by DRT
10:00 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I have updated the first post to show who is contributing what.

JDAW, can you please update the placemats?
by DRT
09:47 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Unfortunately the Ck 1896 is no longer available :crying: Our line-up is 1908 (Mag), 1912, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1935, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1967, 1970 & 2 x 1977. That is 15 bottles for 14 people. The average cost per bottle is £213 and is what each person will contribute in either port, money or a c...
by DRT
12:55 Sun 22 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

14 bottles for 14 people on a school night is appropriate. More is unnecessary, but desirable if rare or delicious. I would be very interested to try two bottles of 1975 Cockburn, from the same case, with the same fill level and the same weight, side by side with one having been given a long decant...
by DRT
23:10 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Perhaps better to persuade Tom to release three or four bottles from that case on another evening with fewer distractions and with a range of decanting times and focus on that question? No objection. But that would leave us light on quantity. When I was given the job we had 14 bottles (including 2 ...
by DRT
23:01 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

{feigning-interest-emoticon} Is this an experiment that can be done justice in the presence of such delights as Ck1908 and Ck1912? Perhaps better to persuade Tom to release three or four bottles from that case on another evening with fewer distractions and with a range of decanting times and focus o...
by DRT
21:06 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I am beginning to question my belief system.

Not more than a month ago CMAG asked for advice on buying LBV. Now JDAW is campaigning for the inclusion of not one, but two 1975s in a line-up of fabulous port.

I need to go and lie down. This is too much.
by DRT
19:46 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
17:44 Thu 19 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
08:43 Thu 19 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:filling the gaps between 1896 and 1977
Please donʼt omit ... ʼ78.
:?
Not that ʼ78.
Exactly which 78 falls between 96 and 77?
by DRT
19:38 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I am delighted to inform you that we have two new additions to the line-up, which now looks like this:

1908 (Mag), 1912, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1935, 1947, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1967, 1970 & 2 x 1977

I remain hopeful that the 1896 will be on the table but await confirmation.

Not too shabby.
by DRT
11:07 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)

Hi Gus, I'm the director of Wine Auctioneer. We've sold a couple of Lots of Warre's 1977 Vintage Port (and have another Lot in current auction). Based on our sales history, I'd suggest likely selling price of approximately £50 per bottle. In terms of condition, labels do fall off, that's natural an...
by DRT
16:09 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Despite the temptation to go for a complete line-up I think we have about as many as we will find. Of those missing I think 1912 and 1945 would be top of the list to consider if we found them but the others are likely to be of academic interest only, and probably prohibitively expensive.
by DRT
16:07 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: RE: Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
08:43 Thu 19 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:filling the gaps between 1896 and 1977
Please donʼt omit ... ʼ78.
:?
by DRT
01:04 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

AHB wrote:
13:29 Wed 18 Jul 2018
Oh no! Who put the completist in charge...
Is that a challenge? :twisted:

Assuming by "complete" you simply mean filling the gaps between 1896 and 1977, we only have a few more to find: 1897, 1900, 1904, 1912, 1917, 1924, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1945, 1958 & 1966.

:D
by DRT
01:02 Tue 17 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Gents, I have an option on two very old bottles that would take the cost per person from £240 to £300 including Port and tip for our friends at B&F. Food would be on top at cost. I await condition reports on the bottles in question but if they look good my intention it to include both. Neither of th...
by DRT
20:11 Mon 16 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9669

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I now have enough data to suggest that the cost will be in the region of £240 per person, excluding food. When do you want to be paid? Soon has the advantage of compelling decision by the indecisive. Soon, but I have one more (WS1) to re-confirm and give me prices. I have PM'd and emailed with no r...