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by idj123
13:31 Mon 11 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 17
Views: 250

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

Any of the dates proposed work for me.
by idj123
22:29 Wed 06 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 69
Views: 3612

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

For my order I'll have the truffle mac and cheese to be followed by the turkey.

Thanks
by idj123
14:58 Wed 29 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1316

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

The two bottles I am bringing were decanted just before 7am. Am unlikely to be there much before 6.30pm.
by idj123
14:12 Tue 28 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1316

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

How financially punitive would it be to include the ’35? I don't know, but will check. We could add the '35 for around £25/head if wanted (and the '87 probably for less than an extra fiver, though I haven't checked with CPR to confirm). We are currently 11 bottles, with 8/9 people (depending whethe...
by idj123
14:09 Tue 28 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Seckford tasting
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Seckford tasting

How was it? Not bad although they had been bowled over by the response which meant that they had to pull the RP 20 yr tawny from the line-up meaning that the only Port on offer was the G97 which is still a bit closed (although that did not prevent me from having a good drop of). Simon and I stayed ...
by idj123
13:22 Mon 27 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Seckford tasting
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Seckford tasting

Doggett wrote:
12:04 Mon 27 Nov 2017
Is anyone going to the Seckford tasting at the Naval & Military club this evening? I am hoping to get there for the 6.30pm start and will look forward to seeing you there if so.
Yes, I should be there about 6.30pm.
by idj123
10:44 Sat 25 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1316

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

I'm not sure I can see much change in the menu from the last few times and so I will have:

-truffle mac and cheese
-steak (medium-rare) and chips

Thanks
by idj123
14:51 Fri 24 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1083
Views: 159709

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose Cellar have just listed Dow 2011 at £75 a bottle! With free champagne on black Friday http://www.waitrosecellar.com/wine-type/dow-2011-vintage-port A positive bargain, 230 bottles available at the moment if anyone is thirsty. Wow, that is a bargain compared to the price that most wine reta...
by idj123
21:56 Wed 22 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1181

Re: RE: Re: BBR port walk 2017

Anyone meeting up for a pre-drink-if so, where? Sounds like a good plan, how about The Red Lion? Just in Crown passage behind BBR Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk 5.30pm is going to be a push but I'll try (Red Lion is fine). Can someone remind me what time it starts as my ticket appears to have...
by idj123
14:43 Tue 21 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1316

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Alex is in. Mark my words. And a good thing too. Excellent. Phil: who would you like to make the placemats? I’m willing, but you are also capable. If you're happy to, please do. I've made the executive decision to include the CáF58, CáF66 and CáF80, and made a nominal assignment for who to bring wh...
by idj123
16:59 Sun 19 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1181

Re: BBR port walk 2017

Anyone meeting up for a pre-drink-if so, where?
by idj123
16:57 Sun 19 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1083
Views: 159709

Re: Port for sale by retailer

I am sure most of you are aware, but just in case... the annual Christmas port offering from Aldi has hit the shelves this week. It is much the same as last year, with the following available whilst stocks last: 40YO Maynard's Aged mid-tawny port 750ml: £29.99 (Great value bottle but can anyone she...
by idj123
16:52 Sun 19 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1316

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

I should clarify-the 80 is Da Foz.
by idj123
13:43 Thu 16 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1316

Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 Cálem mini-vertical (60*-85)

Sorry, forget the 97 (overlooked the date restriction). Also have the 83 in storage but unlikely to be able to retrieve in time.
by idj123
13:42 Thu 16 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1316

Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 Cálem mini-vertical (60*-85)

For Ca I can offer up 63,77, 80, 85 and 97 (I believe but will check).
by idj123
16:43 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 1316

Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - TBD

Phil, the fact that you're up for these dates is a relievingly positive sign and so yes, I'm available on either date, irrespective of theme. I've been looking forward to the long awaited Ca vertical for some time but maybe given the likely number of attendees maybe it's worth keeping this one dry u...
by idj123
13:35 Fri 10 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)
Replies: 75
Views: 5675

Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

{Expletives!} {Expletives!} {Expletives!} I now recall what happened. When this tasting was created the attempt to book a room was rejected, because it was too far in the future. And I failed to make a diary entry nudging me into booking. And now it’s too late. All rooms taken for that date. What s...
by idj123
22:01 Tue 31 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1083
Views: 159709

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Bargain Warre’s Otima 20YO If you like a tawny, check your local Lidl for a clearance special on Warre’s Otima 20YO (500ml). The shelf ticket will state £19.99 but at the till they come up on a clearance price of £7.99. I just relieved my local Lidl of 3 bottles for £23.97 giving a Mag worth of 20Y...
by idj123
22:00 Tue 31 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The New Douro Event - Soho- mon 7th Nov 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3595

Re: The New Douro Event - Soho- mon 7th Nov 2016

This year's event takes place next Monday (6 November 2017). I'm intending going for the evening session as despite the odd location (basement of a record shop) I did quite enjoy it last year. Tickets a little dearer than last year but still represents value. Link below:

http://www.thenewdouro.pt/
by idj123
21:49 Tue 31 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 51
Views: 2165

Re: Thursday 2nd November - 1970

jdaw1 wrote:
18:52 Sat 28 Oct 2017
Could we have the Hutcheson as an extra?
No-that is being kept back for the 70@50 tasting earmarked for early 2020 and discussed the other tasting.
by idj123
21:47 Tue 31 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 51
Views: 2165

Re: Thursday 2nd November - 1970

Apologies for the late order but I will have:

Starter-Truffle Mac and cheese
Main-Steak (medium-rare) and chips

Interestingly AJH has opted for precisely my usual order. Thus:

Starter-Truffle mac and cheese
Main-Gammon steak and chips, no egg but with black pudding

Thanks
by idj123
13:52 Fri 27 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 51
Views: 2165

Re: Thursday 2nd November - 1970

CPR 1 wrote:
10:17 Fri 27 Oct 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
22:18 Thu 26 Oct 2017
If anybody has an adoptable bottle, I might have a guest.
I can offer a Martinez or Avery
I can offer the Hutcheson :D Or perhaps more palatable-the Cr that Derek was going to be bringing (although will just need to double this pm).
by idj123
13:48 Fri 27 Oct 2017
Forum: Press Releases and Announcements
Topic: SOGEVINUS DECLARES 2015 VINTAGE
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: SOGEVINUS DECLARES 2015 VINTAGE

Interesting-thanks Simon, but is the comment about the largest gap between vintages in over half a century really true? What about 85-91 (as 87 wasn't generally declared), 2011 and counting doesn't match that yet?