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by PhilW
12:38 Sat 13 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: An Oddity
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: An Oddity

The symbol on the cap is the Gonzales Byass & Co. logo (the C wraps the & above the o).

See GB labels in the VPID for examples, such as http://www.hallarn.com/vpid/vpid_image. ... &qnum=3096
by PhilW
12:47 Fri 05 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar defenders - Waitrose VP (or SQVP) options
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: Cellar defenders - Waitrose VP (or SQVP) options

Cellar defenders are usually quite cheap bottles I have a slightly different angle on cellar defenders Alex. I consider a cellar defender to be something that gets in the way of drinking something special and potentially difficult to replace. And so four cases of say D94, at £50 a bottle, is a love...
by PhilW
10:26 Thu 04 Jul 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9540
Views: 472075

Re: One quiz at a time

If Phil is wrong, that's an astounding coincidence. If those numbers don't relate to those years I would agree; though the reason itself might not be quite right - rather than general declaration years, it might relate to a specific producer, or to a specific tasting that Alex has/will attend this ...
by PhilW
17:12 Wed 03 Jul 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9540
Views: 472075

Re: One quiz at a time

Is it number of years since general declarations working backwards from 1931?

i.e.
1931 = 88 (years ago)
1927 = 92,
1924 = 95,
1922 = 97,
1920 = 99,
1917 = 102,
1912 = 107...

Next three in sequence would presumably be
1908 = 111,
1904 = 115,
1900 = 119
by PhilW
08:50 Tue 02 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Noval 63 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Noval 63 Question

Looks like it was probably bottled (presumably in Oporto) for Casa Augusto, a wine and grocery merchant in Porto; see logo on their website.
by PhilW
06:46 Sat 29 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1191
Views: 298182

Re: Software that makes placemats

I prefer: http://www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20190623_Rays_A4.png Why? The inward pointing of the lines, the sitting in its own gravitational well, has the outside pointing to the important stuff — the juice. Within which I like the visual interest of not having macro symmetry. And the fewness of the l...
by PhilW
07:55 Fri 28 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1191
Views: 298182

Re: Software that makes placemats

The first of your two examples does set the charges on hexagonal points as suggested, but puts them on the circle perimeter - I think it would work better if they were at ~85% of the radius.
by PhilW
15:09 Wed 26 Jun 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1994s, Tue 11 June 2019, at the B&F
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: 1994s, Tue 11 June 2019, at the B&F

Very interesting; I'd not come across Henekeys (Henekey's?) before. In our list of known crusted ports it says: Henekeys Reference in 1966/7 catalogue - no bottling date given A brief googling also shows that Henekeys had been bottling and selling crusted ports for a long time: Athenaeum.jpg Henekey...
by PhilW
21:03 Mon 24 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1191
Views: 298182

Re: RE: Re: Software that makes placemats

Interesting. I will test. Might the mesh of points be too fine — points too close — such that it loses the macro structure? My gut feel was that it should be viable for hexagons, but that moving to decagons or higher 2*oddN sided polygons would be too fine. Might/not work, but thought worth suggest...
by PhilW
21:24 Sun 23 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1191
Views: 298182

Re: Software that makes placemats

If only StreamPlot weren’t so fiercely difficult to re-code.
Do you have a pseudo-code algorithm?
by PhilW
21:23 Sun 23 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1191
Views: 298182

Re: Software that makes placemats

A suggestion for alternate charge-plan to try and regularise: - For every circle, inscribe a hexagon (possibly slightly smaller diameter). - Assign charge to hexagon points (instead of circle centres), all with +1 at top point, then alternating -1/+1 around the hexagon. In any square or hexagonal ar...
by PhilW
21:13 Sun 23 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta: do Portal; dos Muros
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: RE: Re: Quinta: do Portal; dos Muros

So is Portal becoming a multi-quinta blend, of Quinta do Portal, Quinta dos Muros, and mybe others? If yes, why does its website still prominently say “ Quinta do Portal”? If not, why is Quinta dos Muros so heavily labelled with “Portal”? I would suggest the situation is the other way round. From t...
by PhilW
23:34 Fri 21 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 100
Views: 7988

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

jdaw1 wrote:
22:45 Fri 21 Jun 2019
PhilW wrote:
12:05 Fri 21 Jun 2019
Also makes me realise that we seem to be missing NiB (Niepoort Bioma) from the abbreviations list.
- RPE on your sheets hasn't been added to the abbreviations list
NiB and RPE are on the list. Did you add them?
I did.
by PhilW
16:36 Fri 21 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 24
Views: 3597

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Alex - Probably a long shot at this point, but close to running out and have enjoyed using the bottle we have had previously - if you still had some bottles to spare, I'd happily take 2 or 3 from you at next opportunity. No worries if all allocated/gone, of course, especially given time has passed.
by PhilW
12:05 Fri 21 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 100
Views: 7988

Re: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports

Regarding abbreviations: - On the placemats you have "Croft Quinta da Roêda Sērikos" whereas in the abbreviations list we have "Croft Sērikos". Please clarify/correct for consistency. If "Croft Quinta da Roêda Sērikos" then would suggest CrRS would be more appropriate (per previous discussions on pr...
by PhilW
12:41 Thu 20 Jun 2019
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Monospace tag support
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Monospace tag support

Until now we have not been able to simply cut/paste simple code/tables created for proportionate display without either spending ages wrapping them into some table format, or having to use the "code" tag. The latter has been the default method to cope when this issue is encountered, but this often f...
by PhilW
06:49 Thu 20 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 2395

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Replies so far regarding July dates are pretty sparse either way: JUL JUL JUL 2 9 16 THRA Y Y Y JDAW . . . RK . n . PW Y Y Y DRL Y n Y SCD . . . MPM n n n ZDR n n n IDJ . Y . AHB . . . CPR n n n MC Y Y Y AP . . . TC . . . (Reserves) WPS . . . AJM Y Y n NAC Y Y n CMAG . . . Overall: July 2nd; Y=6, n=...
by PhilW
09:27 Tue 18 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 2395

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

uncle tom wrote:
12:59 Sat 15 Jun 2019
Many for whom 9th July fails. Tom: new date please.
I'm fairly flexible - does a week before or after change things significantly, or do we need to take it to September?
Either of July 2nd or 16th could also currently work for me.
by PhilW
08:20 Tue 18 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1191
Views: 298182

Re: Software that makes placemats

Hmm. Bug or feature? • The points south, east-by-north-east and west-by-north-west relate well to the central circle. • But the points north, east-by-south-east and west-by-south-west do not connect to the central circle at all. From the imagery, would I be correct in thinking that each point repre...
by PhilW
15:21 Thu 13 Jun 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1994s, Tue 11 June 2019, at the B&F
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: 1994s, Tue 11 June 2019, at the B&F

Well... this was an interesting evening - though not quite what I expected port-wise. Starting with the good; a very enjoyable evening with friends, as always; nice to see a couple of new faces with Nick joining us for the first time, and the food and service was up to scratch as usual. On the port ...
by PhilW
13:57 Wed 12 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 2395

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

July 9th works for me.
by PhilW
21:43 Tue 11 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar
Replies: 46
Views: 2395

Re: Port, ≤1972, from THRA’s cellar

Posting for Tom: proposed date July 9th.
by PhilW
14:36 Tue 11 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 8221

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Graham '94 decanted 2pm; very fine sediment. Looks and smells great.

Churchill' 94 decanted 2pm; huge quantity of medium sized sediment. Slightly tired colour and smell; we shall see.
by PhilW
10:33 Tue 11 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 8221

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

jdaw1 wrote:
21:28 Mon 10 Jun 2019
That looks good — I wish I had been there.
Is your name Derek?!
by PhilW
13:32 Mon 10 Jun 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Martinez 1955 & Graham’s 1988 advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Martinez 1955 & Graham’s 1988 advice please

I have sent you a PM.