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by idj123
21:55 Mon 04 Nov 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1997 Maturity Evaluation, TBH, Mon 16 June 2014
Replies: 196
Views: 41030

Re: 1997 Maturity Evaluation

Please include me-I can put up Dow,Ferreira and QdV

Ian
by idj123
21:03 Fri 01 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1160
Views: 252369

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Six bottles of the malvedos secured although it took trips to three different Saintsbury's in order to do so-they don't seem to like stocking more than one boxed bottle on the shelf! Not sure but I think the deal expires today.

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by idj123
21:54 Tue 22 Oct 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30
Replies: 169
Views: 31511

Re: 27 Nov 2013, The Bung Hole, 83@30

I may well be too late but if not, can I be put down for this tasting-or else add me to the reserve list? I know I have a Graham's 83 I can put up although not sure what else.

Ian
by idj123
13:00 Thu 17 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 348
Views: 76826

Re: Port for sale at auction

I note that the price paid at Strakers for the N75 and Beresford 80 was £68.40 (inc BP) and so if DRT is able to take a chunk out of this that would be mildly satisfying!
by idj123
20:27 Wed 16 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 348
Views: 76826

Re: Port for sale at auction

Unless it's a coincidence (which it's not) then that Niepoort '75 has popped up on bid for wine. Talking of bfw I noticed that the three bottles of G70 didn't last long a someone from here perchance?! Anyone having an interest in the bonhams sale next week? I see that the buyer's premium has been in...
by idj123
11:41 Sat 05 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 348
Views: 76826

Re: Port for sale at auction

Interesting how Strakers charge a flat rate Buyer's Premium of £8.40 (inc VAT) per lot-good for cases but less so for small lots (and there are quite a few individually lotted bottles of Port). As Tom says, not much of interest-which is a pity as I'm driving down the M4 the following Friday and so w...
by idj123
18:08 Sat 28 Sep 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"
Replies: 111
Views: 21699

Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"

With Alex opting for the Martinez and not the Cockburn, can I be put down for a Cockburn '70?

Ian
by idj123
21:12 Thu 19 Sep 2013
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Taylors 1992 Vintage port for sale
Replies: 36
Views: 9661

Re: Taylors 1992 Vintage port for sale

At a Dreweatts auction today, a case of Taylor's 92 sold for £700 (so £825 inc Buyer's Premium)-somewhat shy of the asking price here!
by idj123
21:52 Thu 12 Sep 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 348
Views: 76826

Re: Port for sale at auction

Probably sage words indeed Tom, especially now in hindsight I've founded I've secured zip (wife will be happy though!). I felt I knew a little bit about prices (albeit with little auction experience), but it would seem that with hammer prices averaging over 20% above upper estimate for the lots I bi...
by idj123
20:44 Wed 11 Sep 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 348
Views: 76826

Re: Port for sale at auction

Same as Uncle Tom-although being a novice probably means I've made a horlicks of it and I'll either end up with nothing or have to pawn the wife's jewellery!
by idj123
08:32 Sat 24 Aug 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday, October 8th, London, "Bring a bottle to share"
Replies: 111
Views: 21699

Re: Tuesday, October 8th, London

If there is still space I wouldn't mind attending this offline and if it takes the pressure off of Wolfgang a bit I have a bt of calem 77 I can bring?

Ian
by idj123
21:26 Wed 07 Aug 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Great British Beer Festival
Replies: 18
Views: 6714

Re: The Great British Beer Festival

I will be making my annual appearance at the gbbf (I go back to when it was held in Brighton in the late 80s). I'll certainly be there on the Saturday but probably on the Tuesday as well.

Ian
by idj123
21:45 Thu 13 Jun 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quevedo 2011, UK in-bond
Replies: 10
Views: 2070

Re: Quevedo 2011, UK in-bond

I'd certainly be interested in an order-though alas, not 585 litres or 30 Imperials for that matter. Who's co-ordinating this end or is it individual PMs/e-mails to Oscar and then a bulk consignment? If I could also get hold of some over 40yrs at the same time, so much the better!

Ian
by idj123
10:59 Mon 27 May 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1945 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

1945 Taylor's VP

First of all, I'll leave it to the powers that be to move this to another category since this is less a TN than an experience note! I'd mentioned in a previous submission that I was going to be opening a bottle of Taylor's 1945 at my nuptials. This duly took place on 26 April. The bottle was decante...
by idj123
10:23 Mon 27 May 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1160
Views: 252369

Re: Port for sale by retailer

A bit late to the Sainsbury 2003 TTD thread, but having ventured out yesterday (Sunday) just before closing time, the local 'big' Sainsbury had a decent enough stock still left but more to the point were offering a further 25% off per 6 bottles purchased. This means they come in at £11.24 a bottle. ...
by idj123
18:31 Mon 15 Apr 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo
Replies: 50
Views: 20508

Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

The double decant is noted. Assume that this is not blind and so need to mask? Might also try and rustle up a bottle of brown sticky stuff in case of anything unforeseen!
by idj123
06:56 Fri 12 Apr 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo
Replies: 50
Views: 20508

Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

I have VPs that satisy this criterion but isn't decant time going to be a problem? Bottle would have to be brought up (on the train), on the day.
by idj123
21:08 Wed 10 Apr 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo
Replies: 50
Views: 20508

Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

I am tempted by this in view of the fact that I've recently asked for a few words on Quevedo on a separate post to accompany the table named after said Port House at my upcoming nuptials (serendipitious?). However, I will require guidance as to what to bring and an indication as to typical expenditu...
by idj123
20:45 Wed 10 Apr 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Quevedo
Replies: 4
Views: 3530

Re: Quinta do Quevedo

Thanks g-man et al, that gives me enough material to work with. BTW, just for the record, the other tables are named after the more straightforward houses of: Taylor's;Dow;Graham's;Noval;Fonseca and Sandeman! Oh and my location is Hampshire, UK.

Just polishing off that 2004 Quevedo LBV as I type!
by idj123
10:05 Sun 07 Apr 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Quevedo
Replies: 4
Views: 3530

Quinta do Quevedo

This may be one for G-Man to provide some input, but having put together some wording to accompany the other port-named tables at my upcoming wedding (which reflect the Port miniatures I managed to purchase on my recent trip to Porto), I now need some wording for Quevedo. I think I was paying more a...
by idj123
22:15 Tue 19 Mar 2013
Forum: Travel
Topic: Porto in Feb
Replies: 9
Views: 7364

Re: Porto in Feb

After a bit of detective work (or more precisely following the the penned line on the map drawn by the lady on hotel reception!) I can confirm that the name of that lovely homespun restaurant was Adega Sao Nicolau. Great food, great wine and great value! Phew- I can now move away from Cruz Ruby!
by idj123
23:12 Sun 17 Mar 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How long to decant?
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

Re: How long to decant?

Thank-you gentlemen, I'll put you down as first reserves lest anyone drops out!
by idj123
23:09 Sun 17 Mar 2013
Forum: Travel
Topic: Porto in Feb
Replies: 9
Views: 7364

Re: Porto in Feb

Ok, a brief update on our trip to Porto the other week. In terms of accommodation, would highly recommend the pousada-the Palacio Do Freixo, a wonderfully converted old civil building with plenty of character. It's about a 1/2hr walk (on the airport side) along the river to the Ribeira quayside (but...
by idj123
21:39 Sun 17 Mar 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How long to decant?
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

Re: How long to decant?

Not a response but the same question only with regards to a 1945 Taylor's VP I'm planning to open at my forthcomimg nuptials next month-similar decant time or longer?
by idj123
15:29 Thu 28 Feb 2013
Forum: Travel
Topic: Porto in Feb
Replies: 9
Views: 7364

Re: Porto in Feb

Thanks Gentlemen, will revert with an update on my return!