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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: 19063

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: 19063

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: 19063

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: 10689

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: 19063

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: 10689

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: 10689

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: 10689

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: 34958

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: 2324

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...
by PhilW
09:33 Mon 09 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Finding a new favourite vintage port
Replies: 37
Views: 10689

Re: Finding a new favourite vintage port

Hi Jacob, Ronnie, thanks for the replies, some interesting suggestions. I agree about the age, that 94 is still a little new; I've been drinking the 77 happily for ~10 year, so really my target would be <90, on the basis that the 77 was superb 10 years ago when the equivalent age was <80, assuming I...
by PhilW
10:26 Fri 06 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port ratings chart(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 2324

Port ratings chart(s)

Years ago when I really got into port, one of the things I found a great help in selecting things to try was a chart that somebody had created and put up on a webpage; The table showed a list of all port producers, which years they declared from ~45 to ~90(ish) and gave a score (either a WS score, o...
by PhilW
10:16 Fri 06 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Finding a new favourite vintage port
Replies: 37
Views: 10689

Finding a new favourite vintage port

Hi, My first 'real' post - be gentle with me ;) I have a current port goal which is to find a replacement for my beloved Warre77, so I thought I'd post about my plans and experience so far in case it's of interest and for any suggestions/comments/advice which would be welcome. Warre77 has been my st...
by PhilW
10:43 Mon 18 Apr 2011
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 2
Views: 3993

Hello there

Having recently discovered this forum while searching for UK vintage port tasting opportunities, I thought I should say hi and introduce myself, instead of just lurking :D I've enjoyed ports for a long time, and would say my current favourites would be Fonseca 70, and Warres 77; the latter being a b...
by PhilW
10:18 Tue 08 Feb 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Summarise a vintage, concisely
Replies: 163
Views: 26861

Summarise a vintage, concisely

This post was originally made by jdaw1, but the poster was subsequently changed to PhilW to allow him to edit. Summarise a vintage, concisely. It may be a vintage on which a previous poster has commented, or a different vintage. Comments should be limited to max 80 chars, preferably less. 1815 - mo...