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by idj123
20:39 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #6
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #6

Yes please!
by idj123
18:09 Sun 21 Feb 2021
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Cloudwater "Closer To The Truth" - imperial stout aged in single use port barrel
Replies: 14
Views: 362

Re: Cloudwater

Sounds worth seeking out. I too am a big fan of dark beers and have been for many years. I've recently been sampling quite few of the new breed of brewers' ranges based on friends' recommendations and whilst I have nothing against a bit of experimentation the key for me is whether I would drink a se...
by idj123
14:22 Sat 13 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1284
Views: 380704

Re: Port for sale by retailer

flash_uk wrote:
14:18 Sat 13 Feb 2021
idj123 wrote:
14:08 Sat 13 Feb 2021
it's pretty noticeable the amount of shelf space given over to rum, gin and vodka compared to the fortifieds.
Same story in my local Sainsbury's - half a shelf for fortified, 8 bays of 4 shelves for spirits.
And they couldn't even be bothered to label up the area.
by idj123
14:19 Sat 13 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Gould Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 332

1983 Gould Campbell

First bottle of VP I've opened in a while and not a bad choice. Only give a three hour decant (suspect it would have benefitted from a little more). 40% or so opaque (certainly lighter than the 1980 equivalent), a little musty on the nose (probably as a result of the shorter decant) but this is a lo...
by idj123
14:08 Sat 13 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1284
Views: 380704

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Asda are selling Dow’s Crusted Port (bottled in 2012) for £8.75 which would be great if Asda had any stored in the Republic! My Asda has three less bottles of the Dow’s Crusted (but bottled 2013) and now has an empty shelf area instead. Plenty of Graham’s 2015 LBV at £14 (I think) and Cockburn 2015...
by idj123
13:53 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: White Port
Replies: 40
Views: 8221

Re: White Port

jdaw1 wrote:
01:16 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Mike J. W. wrote:
03:44 Fri 05 Feb 2021
First time posting to this site.
Welcome to TPF.

uncle tom wrote:
10:11 Fri 05 Feb 2021
What to do? Buy another, drink one, and keep the other for ten years or more.
Translation: try not to drink the whole dozen in summer 2021.
That's pretty much what I did last year- bought a case of 12 of the 10yr white and then drank it all :D
by idj123
16:14 Thu 04 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1882 Magazine from Symington Family Estates
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: 1882 Magazine from Symington Family Estates

Doggett wrote:
15:51 Thu 04 Feb 2021
Yes please... happy to wait until we meet.
Same approach for me as well please Alex-thanks.
by idj123
14:07 Thu 04 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine fridges
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Wine fridges

I have a Climadiff and have been very happy with it albeit (and much to my wife's chagrin) mine is in the house and so no issue on the temperature variation front. You should be able to seet the manufacturer's recommended range although, if true, I would suspect what you quote goes beyond that range...
by idj123
14:15 Sat 16 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 4907

Re: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

I received my first offering from the Port club just before Christmas (and my family in Wales benefited from the complementary offer). Have drunk the 20yr Tawny (which I was rather impressed with) and am in the midst of consuming the Reserve Ruby and so ((and before anyone else jumps in) I will plum...
by idj123
10:46 Tue 29 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 5125

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

I may be able to join and so can I be added to the roster please?
by idj123
19:44 Sun 06 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Churchill's Port Club
Replies: 18
Views: 2484

Re: Churchill's Port Club

The Port Club emails come a chap also called Ben-from a Port club email address.
by idj123
14:27 Sun 06 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Churchill's Port Club
Replies: 18
Views: 2484

Re: Churchill's Port Club

Thanks Ben- I think their website probably needs a little working on (not sure what Julian makes of it!)
by idj123
12:16 Sun 06 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Churchill's Port Club
Replies: 18
Views: 2484

Re: Churchill's Port Club

Just purchased annual membership. Do I need to wait for confirmation in order to be be able to take advantage of the gifting option (it didn’t give me this option when subscribing)?
by idj123
23:04 Wed 25 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 17817

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

A big thank-you to Alex for organising and to Sophia, who is always engaging.Continuing to drink the 2017 tonight and it's softening out lovely. Will be going back to Waitrose to buy more...
by idj123
23:00 Wed 25 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vingardevalise
Replies: 13
Views: 2127

Re: Vingardevalise

There didn't appear to be anything I fancied for Christmas until I saw this...
by idj123
22:30 Mon 23 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 71
Views: 20051

Re: 2018 Declarations

Can't see that we've noted Pocas (sorry, no cedilla) as having declared.
by idj123
19:39 Sun 22 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 17817

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Could I change horses please? Was in Waitrose today and purchased a bottle of the Waitrose blend 2017 VP and so I will opt for that instead (as I don't believe that anyone else has). You shouldn't have said that! Now I'm going to have to make an emergency trip to Waitrose for [my essential shopping...
by idj123
19:34 Sun 22 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1284
Views: 380704

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose are knocking down the price of the Warre LBV (07), the Sandeman LBV (15) and the Vargellas (02?) by between 20% and 25% currently.
by idj123
19:18 Sun 22 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 17817

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Could I change horses please? Was in Waitrose today and purchased a bottle of the Waitrose blend 2017 VP and so I will opt for that instead (as I don't believe that anyone else has).
by idj123
16:02 Sat 21 Nov 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 2 cases of 1985 Dow's Vintage Port for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: 2 cases of 1985 Dow's Vintage Port for Sale

Oliver, welcome to TPF and thanks for posting! I may be interested in purchasing one of these cases; I will PM you. Hopefully you have read our 'sellers guide' at the top of this topic, as this will be helpful in any offers you may receive.
by idj123
20:11 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 7324

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

Me too please! I can also facilitate a zoom call if needed.
by idj123
13:04 Sat 14 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanter Port Quiz
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: Decanter Port Quiz

One wrong on the first one (sack cloth and ashes!) and two on the second.