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by PhilW
21:38 Thu 14 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 21
Views: 3469

Re: 1991/92 Double Horizontal

Sounds like a good plan to me, I'd be interested.
by PhilW
08:12 Thu 14 Jun 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 12th June 2018, Bar Douro, Bring a Bottle to Share
Replies: 5
Views: 1876

Re: 12th June 2018, Bar Douro, Bring a Bottle to Share

Why was there so much guessing of Ts94 (both for the wine that was in fact Ts94, and for wine that wasn't)?
Perhaps it is well known (just not to me) that members have recently bought Ts94 and thus it might appear - but which producer is "Ts" ?
by PhilW
21:41 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Valuation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2107

Re: Valuation Question

In rough agreement with DRT. In top condition this would retail for £800-1200, and hence you would be likely to obtain £400-600 if you were to sell it privately or at auction. Regarding condition, the capsule/seal looks good, but you would need to check the level of the wine in the bottle; if this i...
by PhilW
20:08 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 15
Views: 4128

Re: The Standard Food Order

Starter: Welsh rarebit
Main: Rib eye steak (Black and Blue)
+ bearnaise sauce
+ green beans with shallots, or creamed spinach (season dependent, latter preferred)
by PhilW
20:04 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 25
Views: 4096

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

But please, rather than tease me with vague statements like "I have a few 1970", let me know what you have. It doesn't have to be in thread - you can tell me by PM or by email. But if the list above starts to identify that we need to find a Ferreira, for example, we can make sure that when one come...
by PhilW
21:19 Sun 03 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 17696

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

p.s. Alex's order appears to be missing from the food order (as does Ian's, but in the latter case he hasn't provided one).
by PhilW
21:17 Sun 03 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 17696

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

And please could somebody check the placemats . Please could somebody check the placemats ? (Please do command-r or control-r to force a reload to the latest version, time-stamped ≥ 10:30 Sun 03 June.) Everything looks in order Julian. Agree with Mike, with a couple of notes. - Placemats all appear...
by PhilW
13:56 Sun 03 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Germany, 12 points
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: Germany, 12 points

Congratulations Axel!
by PhilW
07:32 Thu 31 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 17696

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

New policy for future events. I will post that people are getting a copy of a recent order, and if different might be wanted, it will be their responsibility to check and request. Good plan. Or have a "default order" thread. As I think I've ordered the same thing for the last 4+ tastings, works for...
by PhilW
08:30 Tue 22 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 8573

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

forest26 wrote:
08:06 Tue 22 May 2018
For reference: I only have 50, 54, 60, 62, 63 and a lot of recent vintages.
"only"! :roll:
by PhilW
22:08 Mon 21 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 17696

Re: RE: Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

Food for me please:

Starter: Welsh rarebit
Main: Rib eye steak (Black and Blue)
+ bearnaise sauce
+ green beans with shallots
by PhilW
18:58 Tue 15 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 17696

Re: RE: Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.


forest26 wrote:Hi Phil
Looks like there was a gap at 8 - over to you.
Excellent, I'll be pleased to join you. Could either bring a W58 (need to check condition) or am happy to join the adoption pool so that we have a wider range of years covered.
by PhilW
19:06 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 17696

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

PhilW wrote:
17:41 Sun 06 May 2018
I didn't think I would be able to make this date, but it now appears I could. However, I believe you're full, so perhaps I could be added as a reserve?
If there is now a spot available, can I now be confirmed?
by PhilW
15:28 Sat 12 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 8573

Re: RE: Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Yes please also.

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by PhilW
15:22 Fri 11 May 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 8th May 2018, ahead of the BFT, Something nice from the 60s, at The RAF Club
Replies: 6
Views: 1858

Re: Tue 8th May 2018, ahead of the BFT, Something nice from the 60s, at The RAF Club

Thank you to Axel (and Wolfgang's assistance) for organising the tasting on Tuesday, and an enjoyable evening with several new faces, including Elsa from Dalva and Sten and Jorgen making it over from Sweden. The RAF club facilities were excellent as always, as was the food, and I was very glad that ...
by PhilW
18:07 Thu 10 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Selo under/over capsule
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Selo under/over capsule

A lot, if not the majority(?) of bottles I have seen of Oporto-bottled Taylor from the '60s and '70s seems to have the selo over the top of the capsule. From '80 onwards it seems to be some under, some over.
by PhilW
17:41 Sun 06 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 17696

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

I didn't think I would be able to make this date, but it now appears I could. However, I believe you're full, so perhaps I could be added as a reserve?
by PhilW
09:12 Sun 06 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 12946

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

@Julian - placemats checked and all look correct.
Could I request two swaps of position: S63 <-> Fs63 and T63<->F63 as this would make a better "Avery corner".
by PhilW
10:47 Wed 02 May 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Avery
Replies: 0
Views: 824

1970 Avery

A fascinating bottle, from Averys of Bristol. Which shipper(s) provided the wine(s) for this port is not currently known to TPF, though at least one previous year is believed to be a blend, so this may also be. The bottle and wine was in excellent condition. On decanting the colour was a good mid-de...
by PhilW
17:24 Mon 30 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 12946

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

Gentlemen, Axel asked me to look into the glass issue and despite short notice we can hire glasses for this event (Riedel port stems). The cost split per person for 7 glasses each is 13.2£. Please confirm urgently that you are happy us using the glass service as the glasses in the RAF club are not ...
by PhilW
11:42 Sun 29 Apr 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: Happy New Year!

Thank you. I had not understood the subtle importance of differentiating the cask date from the bottling date. I have now retrieved the bottle from the bottom of the larder to look again and it definitely simply says 1979 with no mention of cask or bottling dates? The label is showing some age but ...
by PhilW
13:12 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 12946

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

Can you please arrange the wines that the 63s are on the right side and the others left. If you insist, but why not by age, older on left, younger on right, 63s together in the middle? I think Axel is intended to have two separate flights, with all the 63s within one of those (in order to avoid spl...
by PhilW
09:36 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 12946

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

Request to cluster the F/S/T around the Av if possible.
by PhilW
08:14 Thu 19 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 12946

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

PhilW wrote:
14:57 Sun 15 Apr 2018
You currently have me bringing the Av63 which is not correct; it's Wolfgang S bringing the Av63, with myself bringing a T63 (one of the components) - unless Ian has a T63 (I need to make sure I can find mine!) in which case I have another alternative.