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by PhilW
20:06 Tue 12 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 41
Views: 3900

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to make the 9th Dec in London, so please open up my space to a reserve; thanks.
by PhilW
19:59 Tue 12 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 46
Views: 5587

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

jdaw1 wrote:
16:13 Tue 12 Nov 2019
The draft of the placemats has been updated.
Thanks Julian. I can't help but notice that if the columns alternated direction then the 60s, 63s and 70s would also all be next to each other...
by PhilW
19:56 Tue 12 Nov 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Dows 1977
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Dows 1977

The choice between AH or vintner has a number of factors: at AH, the buyer collects or arranges delivery, so that may be simpler for selling to a non-local vintner, depending whether a local vintner will offer you a decent price; however if a local vintner will offer a good price that will almost al...
by PhilW
19:36 Tue 12 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1218
Views: 359341

Re: Software that makes placemats

A request has come from AHB, which I paraphrase here. He was guillotining a page of decanter labels , and wanted thin grey lines between them to guide his chopping. I have two sources of reluctance, on which comment is invited. <snip ...> Please comment. I agree with the second point, though unders...
by PhilW
16:13 Mon 11 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 46
Views: 5587

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

All attendees should now have an email confirming the bottles they are bringing and costs. If anyone hasn't received it, please let me know by PM. Sophia has also confirmed that she will be bringing the QdlR '63 and '70, which should give us an excellent and interesting comparison between the QdlR a...
by PhilW
08:48 Mon 11 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Vintages - what to buy and store
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Re: 2016 Vintages - what to buy and store

It's more than a bit confusing when different people give quite different scores. For any wine critic's scores to be useful to you, you really need to watch their scores regularly and compare your own preferences to their notes. Yes, their notes, not their scores. The number is just a relative meas...
by PhilW
16:59 Fri 08 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 46
Views: 5587

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Did I promise anything for this? What gaps are there? I do have a 27 - not sure of the condition. Maybe a few other vintages. Have PM'd you. I now have all costs etc sorted for the current bottle line-up, so once I've exchanged emails with Tony in case there are any further bottles we might be able...
by PhilW
09:54 Fri 08 Nov 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Niepoort´s port 1957 for sell
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Niepoort´s port 1957 for sell

I have also just noticed a bottle of Niepoort '57 colheita at Charterhouse auctions next week; I can't see the bottling date, but from labelling it looks more recent, which would make it slightly more valuable also. Their estimate is 60-100 (hammer, so subtract ~20% fees for what the seller might re...
by PhilW
23:20 Thu 07 Nov 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Niepoort´s port 1957 for sell
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Niepoort´s port 1957 for sell

I think you may do a little better than jdaw's estimate, though not hugely unless you are just lucky. Bottles of the same wine in similar condition have sold at auction for between £120 and £220 over the last couple of years (noting prices were inflated during 2017 for '57s due to anniversaries), wh...
by PhilW
23:10 Thu 07 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Leaking Port Bottle - Garrafeira
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Leaking Port Bottle - Garrafeira

That sounds like good advice. One potential reason for seep may simply be the temperature differences the bottle has been through, and whether it was upright or lying down, while going to/from and at the auction house. I would suggest keeping it upright in your cellar for a couple of days, then lie ...
by PhilW
18:03 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 46
Views: 5587

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Hi, just an update to all, to let everyone know that I haven't forgotten about this tasting; I'm currently waiting on Tom in order to finalise costs, but I know Tom is very busy with the fireworks currently so it may be next week before I start asking for monies and chasing food orders. My bottle of...
by PhilW
17:40 Wed 30 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday

Much thanks due to all for last night's tasting, with additional guests Paul and a surprise showing by Chris D. Particular thanks to JDAW for organising during my recent absence leading up to the tasting, and for preparing a most unexpected gift of the book of the evening - my very own special editi...
by PhilW
23:06 Tue 29 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday

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by PhilW
23:05 Tue 29 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday

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by PhilW
15:42 Sun 27 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 27
Views: 3911

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

AHB wrote:
22:22 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Phil - do you want the spot?
Yes please.
by PhilW
15:40 Sun 27 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 45
Views: 6993

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Apologies but I will have to withdraw from this tasting. Happy 50th Birthday to Phil when it comes and I hope you all enjoy the guessing. Thanks Derek - a shame you will not be able to join us. Phil - it's short notice, but could I bring a guest please? We'll order their food on the night. His init...
by PhilW
21:34 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 46
Views: 5587

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Would we be able to buy the 63 / 66/ 70 directly from Sophia for the tasting? I have a bottle of the 1963 but, as much as I love you all, I'm keeping this for myself to celebrate a birthday with. Yes, I was planning to ask Sophia if we could not provide them ourselves, though I was hoping to minimi...
by PhilW
17:39 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 128
Views: 13431

Re: The Five Word Novel

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by PhilW
11:00 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 30
Views: 13072

Re: RE: Re: The Standard Food Order


DRT wrote:.Please check and let me know if any changes are required.
Please could you update my standard order, just to change the cooking of the steak to medium rare? Thank you.
by PhilW
09:49 Fri 11 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's 1977
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Dow's 1977

I've just looked back at my records, which show the following for D77: Dow '77: 25% rated excellent 25% rated very good 40% faulty, TCA 10% faulty, other So, all non-faulty bottles are highly rated, but a high incidence of TCA. Some have previously queried whether '77 has the TCA problem as a vintag...
by PhilW
09:03 Fri 11 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's 1977
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Dow's 1977

It is a real issue. I don't know of anyone assessing and publishing accurate figures for the rates of incidence, but my overall impression is that roughly a third of bottles of D77 are significantly affected by TCA. When not affected, I love Dow '77 - for me it ranks just behind Niepoort and Fonseca...
by PhilW
18:11 Wed 09 Oct 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 128
Views: 13431

Re: The Five Word Novel

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by PhilW
15:57 Wed 09 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 45
Views: 6993

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

jdaw1 wrote:
10:08 Wed 09 Oct 2019
PhilW wrote:
08:53 Wed 09 Oct 2019
As I will be out of the country for the week prior to the tasting, would some kind soul perhaps be prepared to take charge of the food order for me for this tasting? (as I may be out of email/net contact at the crucial time for submitting the order).
Yes, I will.
Thank you very much.
by PhilW
08:53 Wed 09 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 45
Views: 6993

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

As I will be out of the country for the week prior to the tasting, would some kind soul perhaps be prepared to take charge of the food order for me for this tasting? (as I may be out of email/net contact at the crucial time for submitting the order).
by PhilW
08:51 Wed 09 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 45
Views: 6993

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 -

rich_n wrote:
17:12 Wed 11 Sep 2019
I would like to try and make this but won't know until I get my October trip planned. Could I please be added to the "Maybe" list?
Done.