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by PhilW
17:48 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

Update - should be there by 6.30
by PhilW
16:07 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

Train cancelled (no driver). Alternate route train cancelled (breakdown). Next train running late, will miss connection. I may be slightly late...
by PhilW
14:17 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

I have decanted (2pm) and smells... glorious (what else!).
Have printed, and will be there ~6pm.
by PhilW
07:27 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

jdaw1 wrote:
22:04 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Quite simple, but nonetheless, please check for errors.
All looks correct.
I should arrive at 6; I can print and bring unless anyone else will be arriving earlier.
by PhilW
21:50 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 18750

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

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
20:24 Mon 23 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:
10:00 Mon 23 Jul 2018
JDAW, can you please update the placemats?
Done.
Please could you update the images in the first post to show the current placemat? I know not how.
They look correct to me - if still incorrect for you, you may need to reload and/or flush your browser cache.
by PhilW
21:04 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

jdaw1 wrote:
20:25 Mon 23 Jul 2018
AHB wrote:
19:45 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Why don’t I do so and one can be JDAW’s adoptee.
Thank you.

I’ll make the paperwork.

Edit: the placemats added to first post.
Thanks Julian - I was going to do that this evening, but only just back now.
by PhilW
21:37 Sun 22 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Re: RE: Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share


AHB wrote:Are we bringing blind or declaring?

If declaring, I declare that I will bring a glorious double magnum of Cruz 1989.
Currently blind (though I have no strong feelings either way - except to avoid the... Unmentionable)
by PhilW
08:46 Sun 22 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

AHB wrote:
19:08 Sat 21 Jul 2018
If there’s still space, please could I join you?
Absolutely (note that food order has already been submitted, so you'll need to order on the night - I'm sure they'll cope).
by PhilW
14:34 Sat 21 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1127
Views: 215875

Re: Software that makes placemats

Why do you keep get/setting the seed, rather than simply setting it at the start of the script (presumably to a fixed value for determinism) and then just using rand throughout thereafter? Because sometimes multiple passes of randomness need to be aligned. "need"? no. "want"? perhaps - I would like...
by PhilW
08:17 Sat 21 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1127
Views: 215875

Re: Software that makes placemats

Observe that the layout of the stars look very similar, with a slight offset. (The eye might start at the top-right of the ‘7’s.) Indeed, relative to the centre of the circle, the stars are identically positioned. Is this: • Perfection? • Tolerable? • Erroneous? Tolerable, though less than ideal. W...
by PhilW
16:38 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

Food order submitted to B&F based on standard food orders.
by PhilW
08:48 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 18750

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

jdaw1 wrote:
08:43 Thu 19 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:Assuming by "complete" you simply mean filling the gaps between 1896 and 1977, we only have a few more to find: 1897, 1900, 1904, 1912, 1917, 1924, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1945, 1958 & 1966.
Please donʼt omit ʼ34, ʼ47, ʼ51, and ʼ78.
or '69...
by PhilW
08:46 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

Currently looking like four of us; since they asked I'll submit a food order anyway. If anyone wants anything different from the default order please let me know asap, and I'll submit the food order tomorrow (Fri). Any addition people still welcome to join (subject to green room size limits) and eit...
by PhilW
08:44 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Re: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

jdaw1 wrote:
22:09 Wed 18 Jul 2018
Permission granted.
Excellent.
jdaw1 wrote:
22:09 Wed 18 Jul 2018
Nothing glorious to hand. Hmm.
Hint: all* port is glorious; Magnums are glorious; Friends are glorious; if nothing else just bring yourself!

*subject to the Cruz '89 exception.
by PhilW
08:35 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 18750

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
08:03 Thu 19 Jul 2018
g-man wrote:Wait, did Cockburn declare a 1966?

I thought they skipped and went for the 67' instead.
Declare, or make?
They most certainly made Ck66.
Image
by PhilW
13:25 Wed 18 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)

Hi Gus, Warre '77 is a lovely, albeit slightly variable port, but is one of my favourites. It sounds like your bottles have been stored well, so assuming there is no capsule damage and the colour looks good and dark, then these bottles should be in good condition. The labels falling off is less of a...
by PhilW
11:33 Wed 18 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Re: Tues 24th July - Anyone available?

Excellent, we appear to be quorate. B&F green room booked, and details added to first post.
Regarding theme, given the wording of Mike's reply above, how about a simple "Something glorious" (1815s welcome, but not expected) ?
by PhilW
08:15 Tue 17 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 3385

Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share

The proposal: I could be in London next Tuesday evening, and since it has been a while since I've been able to meet up with my port chums, it seems like a good opportunity to get one last offline in before the school holidays, if anyone is available? The arrangements: - Date: Tues 24th July - Locati...
by PhilW
09:34 Fri 13 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Re: Valuation???

From the label, this appears to be a 1931 Niepoort Garrafeira port - note this is neither a "vintage port" nor a "tawny"/"colheita", but a separate relatively uncommon style of port created by the process described by DRT. The label and bottle appear genuine, of the expected type. The capsule is the...
by PhilW
17:10 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 18750

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Reconfirming attendance, and email sent.
by PhilW
18:12 Tue 10 Jul 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)

Wow. The chance to taste a Waterloo vintage port is a privilege, you guys present are very fortunate, and Christopher very generous. Sounds like a very interesting evening of different ports (I'll be particularly interested to hear how the Adams '66 [RO] showed), and the old Dalva colheita (I very m...