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by idj123
15:01 Sun 11 Mar 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 256626

Re: Apostrophe crimes

This was typographical rather than grammatical with the second quotation mark inadvertently being inserted before the 's' rather than after and thus becoming an unintentional apostrophe.
by idj123
14:10 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 16757

Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

OK B&F Now booked for the 5th June Some comments on the theme would be useful. either: a) we try and construct a vertical of examples from years ending with an '8' b) we go fo a 'blind' bring a bottle with an 8 in the vintage as suggested by Alex. Please confirm availability for the evening and you...
by idj123
14:07 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 57
Views: 9309

Re: Offline 2nd, 3rd or 4th July Theme TBD

I'd need to check but it should work for me-Tues or Weds would be best.
by idj123
14:05 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 3433

Re: PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical

Absolutely-September this year would appear free... Thanks for brokering Tony.
by idj123
14:04 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Porto From London City
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Porto From London City

Just received an e-mail from TAP announcing flights from London City Airport and it appears that a round trip next month will only set you back £78-that's so tempting!
by idj123
14:19 Wed 07 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 8080

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV

My order is:

Truffle Mac and Cheese
Gammon and chips with black pudding but no egg (egg not to touch my plate but to be dexterously offloaded to Julian's beforehand) plus a side order of green beans
Dessert TBD on the night

Thanks
by idj123
14:13 Wed 07 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18985

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Yes, although it's CaF I am additionally providing as opposed to Ca.
by idj123
14:08 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 8080

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV

flash_uk wrote:
12:33 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Sadly TC also can't make it.
But Dia said she could and so can she be added to the attendees? Have we made a final decision on what's within theme and what's without ie I'm assuming that N and V are in but FG is out?
by idj123
14:03 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 12151

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

Yes please Axel-count me in (will decide on bottle nearer the time).
by idj123
14:41 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 78
Views: 4231

Re: 1994 Tesco

I recall an early bottle of the 94 definitely mentioning QH but the later bottles didn't. It was a bit stewy last time I tried a bottle (of the non-QH labelled version). Will now be tempted into trying another bottle (of the five I have left).
by idj123
14:34 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 21762

Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

This thread was quite prescient since before I saw it (on a circuitous trip into work this morning) and bagged the last seat, I had decanted a bottle of the Ck77 (the recent release) this morning. This is in preparation of a small cheese and Port soiree where it will be up against a G77 and a 40yr t...
by idj123
14:28 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18985

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Another time for the NN. I Agree Me too, Port should be inclusive and this suggestion was mooted after the start of the thread. That being said, can't help feeling a pang of disappointment. We need to keep this 'another time' alive! Having said I need to adopt, I think I have some OBV 63. Already v...
by idj123
08:59 Fri 02 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 21762

Re: Cockburn Vertical, October 2018

Yes please. Have the 63 and 50 plus other later ones.
by idj123
14:08 Mon 26 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 6186

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

I'd be up for this as my diary appears free for this day. I wouldn't be able to help with decanting since will be coming in from Reading but hopefully, someone(s) can step in. Failing that, we could always ask the B&F-I believe they've done some decanting for us before?
by idj123
14:20 Tue 20 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18985

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

So I believe that means the three adopted bottles being W (from Charles), Mz (from Alex) and Cn (from Tom). However... Will bottles÷people at 1.0 be sufficient? Should the team adopt from those with multiples? I agree that with a full complement of 14 people there's a case for adding for adding two ...
by idj123
18:12 Sun 18 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 18985

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Yes please! Does OBV count as an 'awful shipper's?
by idj123
14:35 Thu 15 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 9992

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

And have just seen your PM on the same subject Julian...
by idj123
14:32 Thu 15 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 9992

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Believe I have successfully printed out the current version of the placemats (in colour) and so providing I don't leave them in the office (like last time) will bring them with me later. Will try to get there as early as I can.
by idj123
14:20 Wed 14 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 9992

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

… the placemats … • Please would somebody check them? • Please would an early-arriving somebody volunteer to print them? I assume that with Simon's unfortunate absence they will be re-drafted but whether it's down to cacheing, I can only view half of the glasses placemats? Otherwise, I could print ...
by idj123
18:43 Sun 11 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 9992

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

jdaw1 wrote:
23:29 Sat 10 Feb 2018
Food order updated. Failing cogent objection by 6pm Sunday 11th, it will be sent to the B&F.
Happy with this.
by idj123
14:30 Sat 10 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 9992

Re: RE: Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

Please see below the pricing for the steaks ordered, just let me know if all OK: Chateaubriand 1kg (to share) = £120 Chateaubriand 500g = £60 Centre Cut Fillet Steaks = £34 400g Beef rib-eye = £34 T-bone steak =£34 Rump steak = £28 I'd assumed the 500g chateaubriand to share (as linked, didn't know...
by idj123
14:43 Mon 05 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1098
Views: 189234

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Nickells and Perks February sale now on-one or two reasonable value Ports to my eye.
by idj123
14:08 Fri 02 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 9992

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

I see that Charles has suggested he might bring a T66-could I politely offer up this prospect instead since this is one 66 that I have more than handful of bottles of? Ian please bring your T66 I will bring something else suitable Thanks Charles and yes, this is shaping up very nicely. Is Mr Starz ...
by idj123
14:41 Thu 01 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: We need some tastings in the diary
Replies: 25
Views: 3668

Re: We need some tastings in the diary

I too would be interested in an Offley vertical although my preference would still be for a SW vertical which was one of the shippers we floated at the Calem vertical. Of course, a SW vertical would mean tracking down one of the near mythical 63s and I suspect (given the number Tom has anyway) that ...
by idj123
14:32 Thu 01 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz
Replies: 82
Views: 9992

Re: Thu 15 Feb 2018: Mr. Wolfgang Starz

As Port I will bring either Cockburns 55, Grahams 55 or Fonseca 66 whichever I find first! But on this day you are the guest! Shush! If our guest wishes to bring Ck55, G55 or F66 it would be churlish to refuse his request to thank us for our hospitality. We will, at least, be able to buy him dinner...