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by PhilW
08:25 Wed 22 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 8810

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

AHB wrote:
JacobH wrote:What time are people planning on getting to the Crusting Pipe?
I can probably be there any time between 6 and 7. What time are others arriving? If closer to 6 than 7, I shall try to be earlier rather than later.
I was planning to be there around 6:15/20.

Phil.
by PhilW
09:41 Mon 20 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 8810

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

Phil - what initials do you go by? In small groups we tend to label things with initials. Please post yours. JDAW. I usually just use PW - sorry couldnt reply quicker, have been away on long weekend. Thanks to rayc and jdaw1 for sorting the placemats, am looking forward to meeting everyone. Phil.
by PhilW
09:38 Thu 16 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 8810

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

ok, as I've not attended an event before, nevermind organise one, just wanted to check if there is anything else to be done. I have previously booked the table, in the board room and confirmed TCP will supply the glasses and ordered the rib-eyes for those who have stated they wanted them. Hopefully ...
by PhilW
16:48 Wed 15 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The London Olympiad Vertical - 1948 - 2012
Replies: 172
Views: 28737

Re: The London Olympiad Vertical - 1948 - 2012

At the risk of being 'Mr Reserve' at the moment (Oct, Dec) could I be added as a reserve for this also, in case (unlikely though it may be) a place becomes available?

Thanks,

PhilW.
by PhilW
09:29 Tue 14 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 8810

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:I have lists of bottles from RAYC (+guest), from AHB, and from PhilW. Others: please send me a list of what you can bring.
Phil: your list has gone, ahem, missing. Please resend.
Re-sent.
by PhilW
14:27 Mon 13 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 8810

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

Have placed pre-order request for 3x rib-eye this afternoon, pending confirmation.

Phil.
by PhilW
08:49 Tue 07 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 8810

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

They also asked me if I wanted to pre-order rib-eye steaks for everyone as has been done previously - while that sounds wonderful to me, I didn't know if people would want that? Yes please for me; they are delicious steaks. Jacob will be a no-no. The others will most likely say yes, but I should le...
by PhilW
08:46 Tue 07 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 15 December 2011 - The Unknown Shipper at the Bell
Replies: 91
Views: 16732

Re: 15 December 2011 - The Unknown Shipper at the Bell?

I'd like to be added to the waitlist too please, just in case.
Thanks,

Phil.
by PhilW
13:18 Mon 06 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame
Replies: 114
Views: 48823

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Partly-corked Grahams 83.
by PhilW
13:11 Mon 06 Jun 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 913

1983 Grahams

Drunk recently as part of my search for a new 'favourite' 80s VP . Unfortunately partly corked, so difficult to make any real valid judgement. Compared to the 77 Grahams tried previously extremely favourably, this was surprising dry (not the sweet stickier taste I expected) with a very closed intens...
by PhilW
12:33 Mon 06 Jun 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 8810

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

TCP booking confirmed, in the Board Room since there is 6 of us including Ray's guest; confirmed they will supply glasses etc. They also asked me if I wanted to pre-order rib-eye steaks for everyone as has been done previously - while that sounds wonderful to me, I didn't know if people would want t...
by PhilW
16:01 Thu 26 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wanted Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 13734

Re: Wanted Thread

To DRT/JacobH, A scanned version of "Oporto Old and New" is available free online from from the internet archive here , either viewable online in browser or downloadable as 20M pdf, if that might meet either of your needs (I realise it may not if higher-quality scans of the illustrations are wanted)...
by PhilW
09:56 Thu 26 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oddity
Replies: 4
Views: 877

Oddity

Just thought I'd share this oddity, seen on ebay, here ... Anyone actually tried any of this stuff? Almost didnt post this in the 'Port Conversations' forum, since despite the label a bit of searching implies it might be australian-made, not from oporto... interesting though (and wow, what an awful ...
by PhilW
08:41 Thu 26 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Finding a new favourite vintage port
Replies: 37
Views: 5382

Re: Finding a new favourite vintage port

As part of my search, I tried some Grahams 83 at the weekend; I had high hopes for this as viable candidate port, since while I prefer the Warre 77 to Graham 77, the G77 is also extremely good imo, with a much sweeter sticky style and lovely flavour. Sadly, the bottle of Graham 83 I opened was partl...
by PhilW
08:32 Tue 24 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Glasses Test
Replies: 59
Views: 13084

Re: Port Glasses Test

Very interesting read Jacob, thanks for posting it; coincidentally enough I had been discussing the same issue with my wife on Saturday, arguing back forth over the amount of difference different glasses could make to the actual taste (rather than the smell), and the difficulty of doing a suitable d...
by PhilW
13:59 Fri 20 May 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 8810

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search

Looks like 23rd would be the best for all, so suggest we fix on that date. Overall preference sounds like it would be to go blind so will amend for that, but suggest we take jdaw up on his suggestion of messaging him with our intended bottle prior to the event to check for duplicates. Should we expa...
by PhilW
13:39 Fri 20 May 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 8810

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search

PhilW: if you have an upper price limit, please do specify it. The rules might then require that each port be available in the UK cheaper than PhilW’s stated maximum. Price: I'm happy for there to be no limit price-wise, since (i) specifying 80's restricts this fairly well, (ii) other people will h...
by PhilW
16:33 Thu 19 May 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 8810

Re: PhilW new 80's House VP search

given people's replies I've added the Thursdays as an option too.

Phil.
by PhilW
12:34 Thu 19 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Finding a new favourite vintage port
Replies: 37
Views: 5382

Re: Finding a new favourite vintage port

Jacob, thanks for the info. From reading through old threads I'd assumed TCP as from recent tastings, plus I checked their menu and the steak looked enticing, assuming we also eat?! Good to know about the double pre-decant (makes sense) and that they supply glasses for us for informal. Have posted f...
by PhilW
12:31 Thu 19 May 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP
Replies: 46
Views: 8810

PhilW new 80's House VP search - Thu 23rd June TCP

Hi, As a newcomer, I've posted a thread here in the port conversations forum, discussing my search for a new 'default favourite' house VP to replace my current staple, Warres77, as supplies reduce. After some discussion, I've been encourage to post here to try and sort an informal tasting along thes...
by PhilW
09:10 Thu 19 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Finding a new favourite vintage port
Replies: 37
Views: 5382

Re: Finding a new favourite vintage port

PhilW: there seems to be some enthusiasm for the try-and-see idea. Please start a thread in Organising Tastings and Get-togethers , suggesting which dates can work for you. Please give a useful title to the thread, perhaps ‟PhilW’s New House Port”. Others will say which of those dates they can mak...
by PhilW
14:56 Fri 13 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Finding a new favourite vintage port
Replies: 37
Views: 5382

Re: Finding a new favourite vintage port

would be a nice plan but a little too self-centred for me I think! For very big structured tastings we have two well-established themes: the vertical, and the horizontal. For small get-togethers we like to have new amusing themes: the real purpose is to be sociable with interesting port. It won’t b...
by PhilW
08:18 Thu 12 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Finding a new favourite vintage port
Replies: 37
Views: 5382

Re: Finding a new favourite vintage port

I think we have a theme for an informal London tasting. Bring a Blind Candidate House VP for PhilW . hehe, would be a nice plan but a little too self-centred for me I think! Of course it could be done as a "best of the 80's VP" instead, even if my personal goal would still be the same; since for my...
by PhilW
08:38 Tue 10 May 2011
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 11 October 2011 - Dow, Fonseca, Graham and Taylor
Replies: 95
Views: 19917

Re: 11 October 2011 - Dow, Fonseca, Graham and Taylor

If you do expand this to 28, or a place becomes available, I'd love to join you for this event.

Phil.
by PhilW
09:49 Mon 09 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port ratings chart(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Port ratings chart(s)

Aha! JacobH, you get the prize - the chart I was referring to was the one on 'theportman' site, which I notice was last updated around 2000/2001. Have to say this chart was *very* helpful to me around that time in understanding the relative quality of different years (which were better across all sh...