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by idj123
10:53 Sun 17 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 11738

Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

No real interest in the circumstances that have given rise to this tasting but for the sake of the Port consider me in. Last time your ignoring of your principles was less grumpy. Whilst I would not consider myself a Monarchist, Port drinking wins out and so please put me down for this tasting. Not...
by idj123
21:54 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 4134

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

I believe I can accommodate but for 82 can only offer a N or Ni.
by idj123
21:52 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 43
Views: 5455

Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

That food line-up is good by me-thanks Tom, looking forward to it.
by idj123
21:49 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 11738

Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

No real interest in the circumstances that have given rise to this tasting but for the sake of the Port consider me in.
by idj123
21:43 Sat 16 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 54
Views: 4629

Re: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)

I had confirmed my availability for this date but have been omitted from the line up. Can this oversight be corrected please?
by idj123
13:31 Mon 11 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 54
Views: 4629

Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Any of the dates proposed work for me.
by idj123
22:29 Wed 06 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 86
Views: 9905

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

For my order I'll have the truffle mac and cheese to be followed by the turkey.

Thanks
by idj123
14:58 Wed 29 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 5140

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

The two bottles I am bringing were decanted just before 7am. Am unlikely to be there much before 6.30pm.
by idj123
14:12 Tue 28 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 5140

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

How financially punitive would it be to include the ’35? I don't know, but will check. We could add the '35 for around £25/head if wanted (and the '87 probably for less than an extra fiver, though I haven't checked with CPR to confirm). We are currently 11 bottles, with 8/9 people (depending whethe...
by idj123
14:09 Tue 28 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Seckford tasting
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Seckford tasting

How was it? Not bad although they had been bowled over by the response which meant that they had to pull the RP 20 yr tawny from the line-up meaning that the only Port on offer was the G97 which is still a bit closed (although that did not prevent me from having a good drop of). Simon and I stayed ...
by idj123
13:22 Mon 27 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Seckford tasting
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Seckford tasting

Doggett wrote:
12:04 Mon 27 Nov 2017
Is anyone going to the Seckford tasting at the Naval & Military club this evening? I am hoping to get there for the 6.30pm start and will look forward to seeing you there if so.
Yes, I should be there about 6.30pm.
by idj123
10:44 Sat 25 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 5140

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

I'm not sure I can see much change in the menu from the last few times and so I will have:

-truffle mac and cheese
-steak (medium-rare) and chips

Thanks
by idj123
14:51 Fri 24 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1089
Views: 181438

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose Cellar have just listed Dow 2011 at £75 a bottle! With free champagne on black Friday http://www.waitrosecellar.com/wine-type/dow-2011-vintage-port A positive bargain, 230 bottles available at the moment if anyone is thirsty. Wow, that is a bargain compared to the price that most wine reta...
by idj123
21:56 Wed 22 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3162

Re: RE: Re: BBR port walk 2017

Anyone meeting up for a pre-drink-if so, where? Sounds like a good plan, how about The Red Lion? Just in Crown passage behind BBR Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk 5.30pm is going to be a push but I'll try (Red Lion is fine). Can someone remind me what time it starts as my ticket appears to have...
by idj123
14:43 Tue 21 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 5140

Re: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

Alex is in. Mark my words. And a good thing too. Excellent. Phil: who would you like to make the placemats? I’m willing, but you are also capable. If you're happy to, please do. I've made the executive decision to include the CáF58, CáF66 and CáF80, and made a nominal assignment for who to bring wh...
by idj123
16:59 Sun 19 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3162

Re: BBR port walk 2017

Anyone meeting up for a pre-drink-if so, where?
by idj123
16:57 Sun 19 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1089
Views: 181438

Re: Port for sale by retailer

I am sure most of you are aware, but just in case... the annual Christmas port offering from Aldi has hit the shelves this week. It is much the same as last year, with the following available whilst stocks last: 40YO Maynard's Aged mid-tawny port 750ml: £29.99 (Great value bottle but can anyone she...
by idj123
16:52 Sun 19 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 5140

Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical

I should clarify-the 80 is Da Foz.
by idj123
13:43 Thu 16 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 5140

Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 Cálem mini-vertical (60*-85)

Sorry, forget the 97 (overlooked the date restriction). Also have the 83 in storage but unlikely to be able to retrieve in time.
by idj123
13:42 Thu 16 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 5140

Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 Cálem mini-vertical (60*-85)

For Ca I can offer up 63,77, 80, 85 and 97 (I believe but will check).
by idj123
16:43 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 5140

Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - TBD

Phil, the fact that you're up for these dates is a relievingly positive sign and so yes, I'm available on either date, irrespective of theme. I've been looking forward to the long awaited Ca vertical for some time but maybe given the likely number of attendees maybe it's worth keeping this one dry u...
by idj123
13:35 Fri 10 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)
Replies: 77
Views: 11846

Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

{Expletives!} {Expletives!} {Expletives!} I now recall what happened. When this tasting was created the attempt to book a room was rejected, because it was too far in the future. And I failed to make a diary entry nudging me into booking. And now it’s too late. All rooms taken for that date. What s...
by idj123
22:01 Tue 31 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1089
Views: 181438

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Bargain Warre’s Otima 20YO If you like a tawny, check your local Lidl for a clearance special on Warre’s Otima 20YO (500ml). The shelf ticket will state £19.99 but at the till they come up on a clearance price of £7.99. I just relieved my local Lidl of 3 bottles for £23.97 giving a Mag worth of 20Y...