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by DRT
14:26 Mon 10 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 2479

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Sorry chaps, I will now not be in London on Wednesday evening so will be unable to join you.

Can someone please cancel my food order or let Alex eat it?
by DRT
11:11 Mon 10 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Sorry to hear you can't attend, Simon.

I have sent a message to the first reserve asking if he wants the vacant seat.
by DRT
00:30 Sat 08 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 749

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

AHB wrote:
23:20 Fri 07 Sep 2018
I think we should celebrate the launch of the book with an offline. I will choose a date and start a thread to that effect. Keep an eye on the events forum later this weekend...
Hopefully the offline will not be "ten years in the making" :roll:
by DRT
17:59 Fri 07 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

AHB wrote:
14:21 Wed 05 Sep 2018
Ck12 and Ck24 now at the B&F.
Thanks, Alex.
by DRT
17:58 Fri 07 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Gentlemen, I sent a request to each of you who need to make a financial contribution a few days ago. So far only Dave and Phil have paid and Axel has responded and an arrangement has been agreed. Thank you Dave, Phil and Axel. I have had no response from anyone else despite the fact that all but one...
by DRT
21:51 Mon 03 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 749

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Excellent, Julian - well done!

My order already in!
by DRT
20:24 Mon 03 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bad News if You're Shipping Port in the EU
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Bad News if You're Shipping Port in the EU

I wonder what the visitors' centres in VnG and the Douro are doing about this? For a long time they have been able to sell bottles and ship them to the purchaser's home address to avoid them having to carry them home.

Is this good tax control or regulation gone mad?
by DRT
19:33 Mon 03 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

All attendees should now have a PM from me detailing which bottles and/or how many pounds are needed to bring this together.

Please action soon as I want those who are donating expensive bottles to receive the appropriate funds prior to the tasting.

Thanks.
by DRT
18:13 Mon 03 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Time has crept up on me. I will start collecting money now.

For those coming to any tasting at the B&F between now and 2nd Oct could you please deposit your bottles in the cellar?
by DRT
18:10 Mon 03 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 2479

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Can I grab one of the remaining places, please?

Starter: Starter portion of Scallops, prawns and bacon with Chilli — no need to include the salad
Main: Medium-rare Rib-eye steak with skinny fries
Dessert: None
by DRT
18:28 Tue 07 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: August 7th
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: August 7th

PhilW wrote:
06:39 Mon 06 Aug 2018
Not for me, sorry; anniversary tomorrow, and I'd like to have more of them ;)
More anniversaries?

You have two choices: wait around for 12 months until the next one comes around or marry more wives.

One of these options is much safer than the other :wink:
by DRT
16:40 Fri 27 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

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

jdaw1 wrote:
10:46 Fri 27 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:JDAW - I think we have a placemat crisis :?
In what way was this not done last night?
I didn't look. Thank you.
by DRT
10:12 Fri 27 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Thanks, Tom

One 1975 back in the line-up.

I had inadvertently left the cost of a 1975 in my spreadsheet so the cost per person remains at £213 with the 1975 back in.

JDAW - I think we have a placemat crisis :?
by DRT
22:53 Thu 26 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

it seems likely that between us we may have more than a couple of bottles of Ck75, which if so would mean we could still include this vintage in the vertical without forgoing the future experiment. If someone has a single 1975 that they can donate please send me a note of the price and we can inclu...
by DRT
21:43 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Companhia Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira Lda?
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Companhia Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira Lda?

... same wine as Grand Cruz 1989, which seems to have been the largest volume of VP produced by any shipper in any year at around 1,000,000 bottles :shock: DTR: How do you know Cruz produced 1 M bottles? It was a frequent discussed subject some years ago on this and other forums and I have also hea...
by DRT
21:05 Tue 24 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues 24th July - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 42
Views: 2682

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

I think you will find that The Monkey got all the right notes, just not necessarily in the right order 😉
by DRT
21:39 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

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.
by DRT
21:36 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
20:24 Mon 23 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:
10:00 Mon 23 Jul 2018
JDAW, can you please update the placemats?
Done.
Thank you.
by DRT
19:40 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Companhia Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira Lda?
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Companhia Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira Lda?

In 1989 a company named Companhia Uniao dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira Lda, owned by Grand Cruz, made five different vintages: Aguila, Cabraco, Calvares, Dom Joaquim and Magales. As far as I know these brands has never been used again since then. Does anybody know why? Do you know for sure that they...
by DRT
10:00 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I have updated the first post to show who is contributing what.

JDAW, can you please update the placemats?
by DRT
09:47 Mon 23 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Unfortunately the Ck 1896 is no longer available :crying: Our line-up is 1908 (Mag), 1912, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1935, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1967, 1970 & 2 x 1977. That is 15 bottles for 14 people. The average cost per bottle is £213 and is what each person will contribute in either port, money or a c...
by DRT
12:55 Sun 22 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

14 bottles for 14 people on a school night is appropriate. More is unnecessary, but desirable if rare or delicious. I would be very interested to try two bottles of 1975 Cockburn, from the same case, with the same fill level and the same weight, side by side with one having been given a long decant...
by DRT
23:10 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Perhaps better to persuade Tom to release three or four bottles from that case on another evening with fewer distractions and with a range of decanting times and focus on that question? No objection. But that would leave us light on quantity. When I was given the job we had 14 bottles (including 2 ...
by DRT
23:01 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 204
Views: 15075

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

{feigning-interest-emoticon} Is this an experiment that can be done justice in the presence of such delights as Ck1908 and Ck1912? Perhaps better to persuade Tom to release three or four bottles from that case on another evening with fewer distractions and with a range of decanting times and focus o...