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by PhilW
15:42 Fri 03 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 38583

Re: Pointless Statistics

That was a good early reminder! Ok then... At the of the start of 2020, my cellar comprises the following (2019 values in brackets for comparison): Port by type: 84% Vintage/SQVP (80%) 9% LBV/Crusted (10%) 7% Tawny/colheita/white (10%) Vintage port by shipper: The producers with highest representati...
by PhilW
11:09 Tue 31 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 131
Views: 17288

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

As one of the 1970 vintage babies, have a vested interest in this. As such, AHB and I are going to look at 67 Pall Mall (of which I'm a shareholder) as a possible venue for hosting a 1970 tasting. 67 Pall Mall sounds like an interesting option (and an interesting place to visit); If not suitable fo...
by PhilW
12:04 Mon 30 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking
Replies: 21
Views: 1542

Re: Festive Drinking

Xmas eve/day we had a Croft '55 (following our tradition of a vintage Croft at Christmas) plus a good Riesling and a lovely Crement de Loire.

Have just taken out a Rebello Valente '63 for new year, along with a Pol Roger NV brut.
by PhilW
10:41 Mon 30 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking
Replies: 21
Views: 1542

Re: Festive Drinking

After a few relatively wine-free days, service resumes later today with some Musar loving friends coming for dinner. As such, the following have been pulled from the cellar in readiness: 1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1989 Chateau Musar White 1989 Chateau Musar Red (the "standard" cab...
by PhilW
21:42 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1991 Horizontal, Mon 09 Dec 2019, at The B&F
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: 1991 Horizontal, Mon 09 Dec 2019, at The B&F

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by PhilW
18:50 Thu 05 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Cockburn Canais
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: 1991 Cockburn Canais

I could use a good photo of the Canais '91 label if possible please?
by PhilW
14:37 Wed 04 Dec 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: A market for fakes?

The lettering is not as crisp as I would expect given the technology available in 77and the colours don’t seem right. I’m no expert, which is why I turned here for some advice. I keep meticulous records and I know from where this was purchased, which led me to thinking - how often are VP’s forged a...
by PhilW
20:40 Mon 25 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1240
Views: 399858

Re: Software that makes placemats

I’d like to know what others think. I tend to prefer a single pattern on a set of placemats - or at least a coherent one; so: - outline or solid wording, with pattern filling in circles and clear background - outline or solid wording, with clear circles and pattern filled background - pattern-fille...
by PhilW
10:23 Mon 25 Nov 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Rebello Valente, and de la Rosa, Thu 21 Nov 2019, Boot & Flogger
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: Rebello Valente, and de la Rosa, Thu 21 Nov 2019, Boot & Flogger

I hope everyone attending enjoyed this as much as I did. Having Sophia, Philip and Kit join us meant we were able to hear more of the history and in particular for this tasting the interaction between QdlR and the RV port production, which was excellent. Per the voting just posted above, WOTN was cl...
by PhilW
09:58 Mon 25 Nov 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Rebello Valente, and de la Rosa, Thu 21 Nov 2019, Boot & Flogger
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: Rebello Valente, and de la Rosa, Thu 21 Nov 2019, Boot & Flogger

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by PhilW
14:29 Wed 20 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 11919

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

AHB wrote:
12:56 Wed 20 Nov 2019
Placemats have been printed
Thanks Alex.

I'm currently expecting to be at the B&F from around 13:00 to decant, and expect to start set-up and pre-pour from 16:30 for usual 18:00 start.
by PhilW
21:19 Tue 19 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 11919

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Placemats all look good, ports and people checked. Thank you.
by PhilW
20:02 Tue 19 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 11919

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Latest version of the food order v4 submitted, including last minute guest changes requested.
by PhilW
19:55 Tue 19 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 54
Views: 9380

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

flash_uk wrote:
12:47 Tue 19 Nov 2019
I've booked into The Cricketers.
As have I.
by PhilW
12:10 Tue 19 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 11919

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Updated and hopefully final version of the food order v3 now submitted, to include changes for non-available items, believed all now ok with B&F. Is the link correct? Thank you, no it was not - I'd failed to update the version on this link. However, one of our guests has just requested a change, so...
by PhilW
17:59 Mon 18 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 11919

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Updated and hopefully final version of the food order v3 now submitted, to include changes for non-available items, believed all now ok with B&F.
by PhilW
11:11 Mon 18 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 11919

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Food order submitted. Potential menu confusion seems to be either a caching issue, or B&F website needs update, or both. Charles linked the correct menu, so ribeyes and mac and cheese still available. Our order is therefore mostly fine, but three items not available - Tony's and Axel's starters (per...
by PhilW
11:02 Mon 18 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 3883

Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
10:53 Mon 18 Nov 2019
uncle tom wrote:
10:13 Mon 18 Nov 2019
Did I taste the NN60? I don't recall doing so - but I do recall spending most of the evening standing for want of space!
But I struggle to believe that a glass of Nacional was left within reach of Tom Archer, yet went untouched.
Perhaps it wasn't untouched; who was sat next to him? :shock:
by PhilW
22:59 Sun 17 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 11919

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Phil could I change my starter to Burrata please. Done. Please could I change my order to be: - no starter - homemade burger with cheese, fries, pickle etc - burger to be cooked medium rare Done. There is an even bigger probem with that menu - No Welsh rarebit! Fortuntly I think there may be a some...
by PhilW
13:08 Sun 17 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 3883

Re: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
12:23 Sun 17 Nov 2019
uncle tom wrote:
10:28 Sun 17 Nov 2019
I've never had the NN60 - sounds like I've not missed much..
Yes you have. You attended your fiftieth birthday event, at The Bowler, at which there was NN60.
G'day Derek!
by PhilW
11:31 Sat 16 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 11919

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Draft of the food order . Will be submitted on Monday, please advise of any changes required before then. n.b. I note that the current menu has moved on, and no longer has ribeye (for which I will state that substitution with Sirloin is fine if needed), and neither the Goats' cheese salad nor truffl...
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: 79
Views: 10009

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: 69
Views: 11919

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...