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by forest26
20:21 Mon 12 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 3389

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019

We have a lot of vintages to cover - any thoughts on how best we should approach this (e.g 2 flights) ?
by forest26
20:18 Mon 12 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 3389

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019

Note date is now set as 13th Feb
by forest26
16:56 Mon 22 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October
Replies: 23
Views: 1477

Re: Tue 30th October

Hi Alex
Can you add me in.
by forest26
16:07 Sun 07 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Please add me to the reserves
by forest26
20:48 Thu 20 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 3389

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical FEB 2019

Now set for week commencing 11 feb (sorry Tom)
by forest26
07:41 Thu 20 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 14
Views: 3681

Re: The Standard Food Order

Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts

Sirloin steak, medium rare with skinny fries,
+ Green beans with shallots;
by forest26
07:40 Thu 20 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 21435

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts

Sirloin steak, medium rare, with skinny fries,
+ Green beans with shallots;
by forest26
08:06 Tue 18 Sep 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 12 September — 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Wed 12 September — 2016

For me this is a solid vintage that is worthy of a declaration. Compared to the '11 vintage at this stage the wines are of lighter body and colour. Whilst laking the immediate 'wow' factor of the 11's these are more nuanced and perhaps more reflective of the winemakers skill. Yields were small and t...
by forest26
07:45 Tue 18 Sep 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 12 September — 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Wed 12 September — 2016

Scores:

WIne of the Night: Vesuvio Capella (21 points)
Runner Up: Taylors (12 Points)

GST (11)
W (5.5)
D (4.5)
Sk (3)
S (2)
N (2)
NiB (2)
G (2)
O 1
Ms 1

Not scored but Honorable mentions
Ck
SW
V
F
Cr
MsC
Vr
by forest26
20:08 Thu 13 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3714

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Hi Alex
Do you have your scores so I can finalize the list ?
by forest26
13:12 Wed 12 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3714

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Hi mike
If you can print them off it would be much appreciated
I’m planning on being there before 5.
by forest26
16:29 Tue 11 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3714

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

I have been travelling for the last couple of days so missed the last post.
Messias arrived today.
by forest26
09:37 Thu 06 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3714

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Most of the port should be at B&F today. Dia has kindly coordinated the menu choices for us. I am still waiting for the Sandeman and Offley - these are coming from IBD so might be tight. Also have Cachao and Messias arriving on Monday. Not a bad line up considering it was all last minute. With a lit...
by forest26
19:42 Sun 02 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3714

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Lady and gentlemen
Can I have your menu choices (please).
by forest26
21:03 Sun 19 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3714

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

I suggest organising it as a self-pour walk around tasting. Put all the bottles on some tables at one end of the Red Room and people just help themselves to what they want, sitting down and taking notes as they wish. Agreed. I’ll prepare sticky labels rather than the usual circles (when there’s a l...
by forest26
13:39 Fri 17 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3714

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

I suggest organising it as a self-pour walk around tasting. Put all the bottles on some tables at one end of the Red Room and people just help themselves to what they want, sitting down and taking notes as they wish. That would work.. Yes like that idea. Everyone can pace themselves accordingly. Ag...
by forest26
09:03 Thu 16 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3714

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Just had a delivery from Fells with the SFE estate wines - rather kindly included Capella and GST. For an last-minute ad-hoc arrangement this has been remarkably well supported by the shippers/importers. Hopefully Sogevinous cask samples are other way which would make about 20 bottles. Given the qua...
by forest26
16:45 Tue 14 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3714

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Updated first post.
by forest26
20:22 Sat 11 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3714

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Generally a good response from the shippers so far. Sadly no nacional!
by forest26
20:19 Sat 11 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Mon 13 August: Emergency
Replies: 47
Views: 3452

Re: August emergencies

Sorry guys - I will have to excuse myself from this.

I just got back from hols today and there is just too much to do on Monday. Hopefully, I will catch up later in the month.
by forest26
10:40 Fri 03 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3714

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

uncle tom wrote:
20:34 Thu 02 Aug 2018
Splendid - count me in - have the Niepoort Bioma already..
I only have one half bottle of this for the tasting - are you able to put yours in also to make a sensible quantity?
by forest26
14:33 Mon 30 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 3714

2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

2016 Declaration A couple of months ago we thought it would be a good idea that, as a Forum, we tasted vintages on release. I contacted some of the shippers to get some samples and had a very welcome response. Most of the samples have been kindly donated by the shippers/importers Scores: WIne of the...
by forest26
17:09 Sun 29 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 3389

Re: PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical

I and one or two others at last night's tasting think that September is still the best month for this vertical and so what about earlier in the month-say 18th? Might have to kick this into Jan / Feb 2019. The Messias guys are a little busy early September and after that I am tied up until the New Y...
by forest26
22:13 Thu 26 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Mon 13 August: Emergency
Replies: 47
Views: 3452

Re: August emergencies

I assume that you mean Mon 13th - permission sought