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by idj123
14:23 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV

Ok by me. SQVP may be easier than mature LBV.
by idj123
14:20 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 19
Views: 310

Re: RE: Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Stars

p.s. We (Julian) should really spell Wolfgang's name correctly in the thread title and first post, unless he's changing it to a British spelling? ;) Oops. Memory failure. Sorry Wolfgang. Please fix die Sterne. I had thought that the Anglicization plus the fact that Wolfgang was the feature (star) o...
by idj123
13:23 Fri 12 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 957

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

jdaw1 wrote:
00:49 Fri 12 Jan 2018
The current draft of the placemats, also in first post, shows six bottles for 7½ people.
We clearly require more bottles...
by idj123
14:21 Fri 05 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 957

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

I see that unanimity has been downgraded to a consensus with regards to the suckling pig :D For my own part (and trying to take Alex's advice) I will choose: -the sausage croquettes -the bacalhau (unless this version comes with egg in which case I'll change to the Pumpkin from the Garden section) -c...
by idj123
13:56 Thu 04 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 18th Jan - Suckling Pig?
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: 18th Jan - Suckling Pig?

Not for me please-sorry!
by idj123
14:21 Tue 02 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 54
Views: 1281

Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

Will probably be there just after 6.30pm without a bottle of 1878. I think my side order of 'shallots' (aka green beans and shallots) has been omitted from the food order but will address on arrival.

Happy New Year to all!
by idj123
20:27 Wed 27 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 54
Views: 1281

Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

jdaw1 wrote:
20:19 Wed 27 Dec 2017
Blind or sighted?
Let's go blind-I really need to beat that blasted monkey this time!

For food:
Truffle Mac and cheese
Gammon steak and chips with the black pudding but no egg plus a side order of the shallots.

Thanks
by idj123
11:45 Mon 25 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Christmas wine and port
Replies: 20
Views: 2187

Re: Christmas wine and port

On driving duty today but had a very nice D91 from a h/b yesterday; not one for the long term but drinking well at the moment. Probably a G70 for today into tomorrow. Oh and Santa really enjoyed his Maynards over 40yr tawny-the greedy old soak seems to have necked almost half the bottle :) Happy Chr...
by idj123
14:16 Sun 24 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 42
Views: 994

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

Am my eyes receiving me or has my confirmed attendance once again be overlooked- should I reading something into this apparent pattern? Can this oversight be corrected please?
by idj123
18:19 Fri 22 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 43
Views: 2696

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

uncle tom wrote:
11:27 Fri 22 Dec 2017
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
If that's correct then a certain tome will require a revision as an Mz17 is not listed :D
by idj123
10:53 Sun 17 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 957

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

jdaw1 wrote:
23:34 Sat 16 Dec 2017
idj123 wrote:
21:54 Sat 16 Dec 2017
I believe I can accommodate but for 82 can only offer a N or Ni.
Please may I adopt the other?
Of course.
by idj123
10:53 Sun 17 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 42
Views: 994

Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

No real interest in the circumstances that have given rise to this tasting but for the sake of the Port consider me in. Last time your ignoring of your principles was less grumpy. Whilst I would not consider myself a Monarchist, Port drinking wins out and so please put me down for this tasting. Not...
by idj123
21:54 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 957

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

I believe I can accommodate but for 82 can only offer a N or Ni.
by idj123
21:52 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 43
Views: 2696

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

That food line-up is good by me-thanks Tom, looking forward to it.
by idj123
21:49 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 42
Views: 994

Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

No real interest in the circumstances that have given rise to this tasting but for the sake of the Port consider me in.
by idj123
21:43 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 54
Views: 1281

Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

I had confirmed my availability for this date but have been omitted from the line up. Can this oversight be corrected please?
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: 54
Views: 1281

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: 86
Views: 4780

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: 1642

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: 1642

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: 164

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: 164

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: 1642

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: 1088
Views: 165396

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...