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by idj123
13:03 Tue 17 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19 April 2018: Emergency
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Thu 19 April 2018: Emergency

Two tastings in three days-what have you done that Mrs W doesn't want you around the house!?

I can only stretch to a tasting a week in April without feeling the financial and other pinch and so reluctantly I think that I'll have to decline.
by idj123
12:59 Tue 17 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 1016

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Have decanted an additional bottle (for 'dagger') just in case we have a thirst on :D. I expect to arrive shortly after 6.30pm.
by idj123
13:16 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 44
Views: 1086

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

I have but one bottle of S63 which I believe to be in good condition and so in the absence of anyone with a bigger population of S63 volunteering then I would be prepared to bring this.
by idj123
13:11 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 1016

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Apologies:

Cheesy Welsh Rearebit for starters, followed by the Gammon, with black pudding, chips and heritage carrots but NO egg (let Julian have it before it touches my plate!)

Thanks
by idj123
13:52 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 10 April 2018, A Second Wind for 1963s?, Boot & Flogger
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: Tue 10 April 2018, A Second Wind for 1963s?, Boot & Flogger

Yes, I agree with some of the comments above; there were always going to be some faulty bottles with this range of bottles and at this age, although I was so looking forward to trying the Niepoort and thus it was especially disappointing to find this bottle not in good nick. However, there were enou...
by idj123
22:59 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4884

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

And just confirm (as those others present the other evening will have noted) that my two bottles are residing at the B&F.
by idj123
10:56 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018; mystery 1922; at the B&F
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Thu 05 April 2018; mystery 1922; at the B&F

This was an interesting and very enjoyable tasting in which the initial quorum of wines were all virtually consumed at 8.30pm leading to the range being augmented firstly by the addition of a light and fresh tasting S70 (which I thought deserved of the point that I gave it) and then by a Cr63 (too l...
by idj123
12:03 Wed 04 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 1221

Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

I thought this ship had sailed but I see not. Subject to reconfirmation with the powers that be (but take as read), I'm in. D70 be ok?
by idj123
11:05 Sat 31 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 1221

Re: Excuse needed..

From a purely selfish perspective I'd like it to be next Thurs which would then afford me the excuse/opportunity to drop off my '63s...
by idj123
09:46 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2003

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

27 confirmed and put aside - Don't get too excited about the '12... proving a little difficult to locate. {Swoons} Thank you. Cockburn is, of the 1927s, third equal. In a top top vintage, too. Like an infatuated teenager I'm still hoping, despite mother's warnings, that the 1912 will fall for my ch...
by idj123
09:45 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 1221

Re: Excuse needed..

Tom, kind ofer but family committments prevail over this Easter weekend (Easter egg hunts in the main it would appear-althpugh Port hunts preferred!).

Would be up for any day next wek however...
by idj123
09:41 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4884

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
00:07 Fri 30 Mar 2018
CPR 1 wrote:
22:26 Mon 19 Mar 2018
chips
Skinny or fat?

And pls could there be food orders from Alex, Ray, Kate, Tom, both Wolfgangs, Ian, Axel, and Derek.
See previous page (but skinny chips please)...
by idj123
13:10 Wed 28 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4884

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

If the appropriate opportunity arises then I will drop off my bottles at the B&F but like Phil, I'm not currently due in London before this tasting and therefore they will likely arrive pre-decanted. Foodwise, Truffle mac and cheese followed by Steak (medium-rare) with skinny chrips and green beans....
by idj123
08:40 Wed 21 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 61
Views: 2418

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

Mr. Mike P. Meehan: what will you bring? Dr. Tony Carter: what will you bring? Mr. Derek R. Turnbull: what will you bring? Mr. Ian D. Johns: what will you bring? Mr. Simon C. Doggett: what will you bring? Mr. Ben M. H. Read: what will you bring? Mr Wolfgang P. Starz: what will you bring? Continuing...
by idj123
15:01 Sun 11 Mar 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 233773

Re: Apostrophe crimes

This was typographical rather than grammatical with the second quotation mark inadvertently being inserted before the 's' rather than after and thus becoming an unintentional apostrophe.
by idj123
14:10 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 34
Views: 1228

Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

OK B&F Now booked for the 5th June Some comments on the theme would be useful. either: a) we try and construct a vertical of examples from years ending with an '8' b) we go fo a 'blind' bring a bottle with an 8 in the vintage as suggested by Alex. Please confirm availability for the evening and you...
by idj123
14:07 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July Theme TBD, likely at B&F
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Offline 2nd, 3rd or 4th July Theme TBD

I'd need to check but it should work for me-Tues or Weds would be best.
by idj123
14:05 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical

Absolutely-September this year would appear free... Thanks for brokering Tony.
by idj123
14:04 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Porto From London City
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Porto From London City

Just received an e-mail from TAP announcing flights from London City Airport and it appears that a round trip next month will only set you back £78-that's so tempting!
by idj123
14:19 Wed 07 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 1944

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

My order is:

Truffle Mac and Cheese
Gammon and chips with black pudding but no egg (egg not to touch my plate but to be dexterously offloaded to Julian's beforehand) plus a side order of green beans
Dessert TBD on the night

Thanks
by idj123
14:13 Wed 07 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4884

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Yes, although it's CaF I am additionally providing as opposed to Ca.
by idj123
14:08 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 1944

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

flash_uk wrote:
12:33 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Sadly TC also can't make it.
But Dia said she could and so can she be added to the attendees? Have we made a final decision on what's within theme and what's without ie I'm assuming that N and V are in but FG is out?
by idj123
14:03 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 44
Views: 1086

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Yes please Axel-count me in (will decide on bottle nearer the time).
by idj123
14:41 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 78
Views: 2466

Re: 1994 Tesco

I recall an early bottle of the 94 definitely mentioning QH but the later bottles didn't. It was a bit stewy last time I tried a bottle (of the non-QH labelled version). Will now be tempted into trying another bottle (of the five I have left).
by idj123
14:34 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2003

Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

This thread was quite prescient since before I saw it (on a circuitous trip into work this morning) and bagged the last seat, I had decanted a bottle of the Ck77 (the recent release) this morning. This is in preparation of a small cheese and Port soiree where it will be up against a G77 and a 40yr t...