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by PhilW
08:31 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 8615

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

Axel P wrote:
08:24 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Since my Ni63 is needed in April I tend to bring a Harvey 1962 for this tasting, but could also bring a Sandeman 63. comments please
Sandeman 63 please! (so we can do the Avery components comparison).
by PhilW
17:53 Thu 29 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 4086

Re: Excuse needed..

Far be it for me to stand in the way of my port chums offering to share the case with you next week; however, if the above proposal doesn't fit with Tom's arrangements for any reason, and he is still looking for someone to join him with sampling and cork identification on this Saturday evening in Ne...
by PhilW
14:26 Wed 28 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 8615

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

From my sources the composition of the Averys blend was 3 parts Sandeman, 2 parts Taylor and 1 part Fonseca 1963 so 3:2:1. Can we found out to be sure? I made contact with the Avery family last year (thanks to help from Julian and contacts in the Wine Industry), I was hoping to find out further inf...
by PhilW
13:29 Tue 27 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The philosophy of drinking old port
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: The philosophy of drinking old port

I tend towards a "rule of peers", i.e. that I would generally prefer to drink wines alongside others of a similar age, where the older the wine, the wider the definition of "similar" age. Pragmatically, this might roughly equate to something like: - for <30 year old wines, prefer to taste with at le...
by PhilW
09:20 Tue 27 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 8615

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

Phil ... can you please confirm you are coming? If so I will bring one of my few left Averys 63 as you wanted to try that. Wolfgang - that would me most excellent - thank you; I can now confirm my attendance. With Wolfgang bringing an Av63, I will in that case bring a T63 since it is our understand...
by PhilW
06:34 Tue 27 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 14345

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

Am not currently expecting to be in London prior to the 10th, so will bring the Fonseca pre-decanted on the day.
by PhilW
15:11 Mon 19 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fake bottles of Port
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: Fake bottles of Port

I am seeing more fake bottles being offered recently both at auction and offered privately. These dubious examples were offered to me today. Hopefully they will not turn up at auction. There was also a Taylor 24. Thanks for the heads-up Tony; are you ok with me adding those images to my known and b...
by PhilW
15:07 Mon 19 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 14345

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

For PW please:
• Starter: Welsh rarebit
• Main: Rib-eye steak (240g, 28-day), black & blue, + béarnaise sauce, +green beans.

(is that the 28-day-old Spiced aubergine steak you're going for there Julian? :twisted: )
by PhilW
19:08 Sat 17 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: In-law invasion
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: RE: Re: In-law invasion

Tried-and-tested remedy for an invasion of in-laws: Taylor 1980 and Warre 1994 LBV. Possible improvement: more than one decanter of each. Further possible improvement: more than two decanters of each. Even further possible improvement: more than several decanters of each. Depending on the in-laws, ...
by PhilW
15:16 Fri 16 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 13
Views: 1459

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

From your other thread regarding (I believe) the same order: I'm ordering some (new harvest) olive oil which should arrive in the UK in January. I'm ordering 48 x 50cl bottles. Cost is approximately £10 per bottle. I'm happy to share (or happy to keep them all!). If anyone would like any, please say...
by PhilW
15:02 Thu 15 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 8615

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

Axel; please mark me down as tentative? Thanks.
by PhilW
19:02 Wed 14 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 5859

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

You have a PM titled "Sealed Envelope". You may open said envelope at the event. Tapatalk echoed it to a screen which I saw. Not sealed to me. Sorry. Different technology wanted. Suggestion for future: Base64 encode (and decode) of text strings is simply available on websites, and provides decent o...
by PhilW
14:14 Wed 07 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..
Replies: 36
Views: 3221

Re: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..

Note that the above discussions regarding thickness and temperature applied to the scenario of a hole in the ground, where the ground is deep enough to be roughly constant temperature, and the external varying temperature was being applied to a single face, and did not include the effects of radiat...
by PhilW
12:14 Wed 07 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..
Replies: 36
Views: 3221

Re: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..

I estimate that a shed with a capacity for up to 200 cases (3.6m x 2m internally) could be built for around £4.5K. Note that the above discussions regarding thickness and temperature applied to the scenario of a hole in the ground, where the ground is deep enough to be roughly constant temperature,...
by PhilW
12:05 Wed 07 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9693

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

Can easily supply a '35 - any interest in the 1908 magnum? Yes please in general: 1908 magnum (already on the draft placemats); 1935 (about to be); two × 1975 . I am very happy to see the '08 included as this is a port I would very much like to try. I did contemplate responding to Alex's "what do w...
by PhilW
12:11 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 5859

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

I can't make this tasting (I couldn't do any date that week); I thought I should probably say so explicitly, rather than implicitly by omission.
by PhilW
13:37 Sun 04 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 14345

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

jdaw1 wrote:
Axel P wrote:
11:37 Sun 04 Mar 2018
Would the group prefer me to bring Niepoort or Ramos Pinto. Alex would have the casting vote for being born in this year if needed.
I slightly favour the Niepoort, but would happily give way to a passionate opinion.
Strong agreement.
by PhilW
10:38 Sat 03 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9693

Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

PhilW wrote:
08:48 Fri 02 Mar 2018
I'm in. I have Ck60, plus Ck77 (recent release) and CkC2000, the latter two both in storage though happy to take either out if needed.
(original post now updated after checking)
by PhilW
08:48 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 9693

Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

I'm in. I have Ck60, plus Ck77 (recent release) and CkC2000, the latter two both in storage though happy to take either out if needed.
by PhilW
23:08 Fri 23 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman's Partners' Port, how old is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: Sandeman's Partners' Port, how old is this?

Of course, if there is any doubt and you would like to send me any bottles of Niepoort '70 or '77 that you have any suspicions about, I would be happy to open them, drink them, and let you know whether I thought they were genuine ;)
by PhilW
17:20 Fri 23 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sandeman's Partners' Port, how old is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: Sandeman's Partners' Port, how old is this?

Just one odd thing: my whole case of Niepoort Vintage 1963 has the new style selo's, even though they were bottled in 1965 ...... Could this be because they were a later release from Niepoort? Yes, exactly correct; labels and selos may be applied at any time from bottling until release from cellars...
by PhilW
10:53 Fri 23 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 153
Views: 23496

Re: Pointless Statistics

Looking back over 2017, this is the first year since starting to build up the cellar where I have taken more bottles out of the cellar than I have put in. At the of the start of 2018, my cellar comprises the following (2017 values in brackets for comparison): Port by type: 81% Vintage/SQVP (82%) 9% ...
by PhilW
09:36 Fri 23 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Deep thought..
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Re: Deep thought..

uncle tom wrote:
08:18 Fri 23 Feb 2018
I have two cases of F70, and now feel rather smug
I've only got 12..
Does everyone remember when we said we ought to do another case tasting... :shock:
by PhilW
09:25 Fri 23 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 14345

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

jdaw1 wrote:
23:00 Thu 22 Feb 2018
PhilW wrote:
22:46 Thu 22 Feb 2018
particularly the NN if the organiser were to change his (clearly wrong) decision on its inclusion
Ian and Phil favour the NN. Who else?
Tom presumably also, at least (since he offered).
by PhilW
22:46 Thu 22 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 14345

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

It would be interesting to try the Cavendish, but I'd prioritise other ports first - particularly the NN if the organiser were to change his (clearly wrong) decision on its inclusion ;) If for any reason it became a choice between Ni and RP (assuming the preferred option of both being unavailable) t...