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by Doggett
10:24 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1081

Re: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

I have secured my tasting pack. Or at any rate I shall have done by 02 December. I likewise have the technical means to set up the afterword. I would invite those interested to send their email addresses to Simon, if he does not already have same; in turn, he will forward them to me and I shall sen...
by Doggett
18:14 Thu 26 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - TBC

Yes please... most dates would probably work for me, so I look forward to the ‘farewell to 2020 TPF virtual tasting’!
by Doggett
18:59 Sun 22 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1530
Views: 328622

Re: Latest buy

It must be historical then, as the reason I mention it is that I was told by a Van Zeller that Feist was one of the brands they owned. I had mistakenly presumed currently, but historically would make more sense within the context of the conversation IIRC
by Doggett
13:59 Sun 22 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1530
Views: 328622

Re: Latest buy

Feist is also either owned or was owned by BdV as far as I am aware.
by Doggett
00:32 Fri 20 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 1820

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

Lovely wines, great presentation and I now feel I understand the Madeira sector so much more. Thank you to Chris, Tony, Claire and all at Blandy's and VWP that made it happen. I hope there will be more tastings like this. Many thanks.
by Doggett
19:09 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

The films are fun... the second one has a good scene or two at Berry Bros and Rudd (that have named one of their tasting rooms the Kingsman room), but it am sure the port will be more enjoyable!
by Doggett
22:58 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 1820

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

AHB wrote:
21:54 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Invite sent, let me know if anyone who has requested it hasn't received it.
Thanks Alex
by Doggett
22:34 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1265
Views: 338605

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Tesco no longer offer fortified wines in their 25% off 6 offers as far as I understand.
by Doggett
15:15 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 1820

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

Looking forward to this tasting tomorrow. I am hoping that we will gather for an after party debrief. Is there a kind soul that is able to facilitate a zoom gathering to celebrate our new knowledge of Madeira?
by Doggett
08:00 Tue 17 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: "Billy Budd" – with Port labels
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: "Billy Budd" – with Port labels

slateshalehead wrote:
03:51 Tue 17 Nov 2020
This is a very high-res version from the artist's website: http://theartofvalentino.com/full/images/11_gallery.jpg
There was a quite extraordinary Fonseca Guimaraens vertical to get the labels for the bottom row. Rare ports these days...
by Doggett
15:33 Sun 15 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: TFP 1994 VP special release for US market
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: TFP 1994 VP special release for US market

Andy Velebil wrote:
15:30 Sun 15 Nov 2020
Axel P wrote:Taylor&Fonseca94Box signed by Alistair.jpg

This is also available in 0,75L...
Given who they’re signed by these are not a current new release pair of bottles.
The letter in the box says they will be at their best between 2010 and 2040 suggesting these were packaged before 2010.
by Doggett
17:03 Sat 14 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

Axel P wrote:
13:49 Sat 14 Nov 2020
Awaiting my sample...
Aren’t we all!
by Doggett
16:20 Sat 14 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanter Port Quiz
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Decanter Port Quiz

All correct on the first and annoyingly one wrong on the second.
by Doggett
14:04 Thu 12 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1265
Views: 338605

Re: Port for sale by retailer - Quinta do Mourao 90yo White

Another offer received from Fine & Rare today - QUINTA DO MOURÃO, SÃO LEONARDO, VERY OLD WHITE PORT, 90-YEAR-OLD - £925/bt in bond. If anyone wants me to forward the offer email let me know. A stunning port that if you can afford it would be worth every drop. I was lucky enough to have a glass at t...
by Doggett
09:43 Wed 11 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 67pallmall.tv launch
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: 67pallmall.tv launch

I watched the two hour preview last night and I am now looking forward to the launch of this. 67PM have shown with the virtual tastings and this preview the amazing access they get with the wine producers, so it seems there will be a huge amount of content generated to make this work which will be g...
by Doggett
18:57 Tue 10 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 67pallmall.tv launch
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: 67pallmall.tv launch

Interesting... I have been enjoying the content on Sommtv that I discovered during the first lockdown and this looks like a a different take on the same concept. It has been such a rich year for learning more about wine from the screen and the interactive element of being able to drink the wines alo...
by Doggett
20:41 Mon 09 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1265
Views: 338605

Re: Port for sale by retailer

I am not sure anyone has ever linked to Good Housekeeping before as a reference for port buying...so here goes a first! I thought it was worth posting for the refreshingly honest/brutal scores for these ruby ports. The 55/100 on the 100 point scale for the Tesco special reserve made by the Symington...
by Doggett
12:08 Fri 06 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

This looks really nice, but in classic Taylor fashion I expect it to be horribly overpriced for a 500ml bottle. Has anyone see a price yet? Yes, I have: both Vinho Grandes Escolhas and Vinho do Porto Vintage Blog say that the recommended price will be €2900.00 per bottle!! Oh...I thought it would b...
by Doggett
22:14 Thu 05 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: LBV Roundup
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: LBV Roundup

Croft had a very lovey 2011 LBV at good value through Majestic a few years ago. I tend to go for the Barao (Maynards/Fletchers), Sandeman, Noval, Quevedo and some of the older Warre’s. I hope that gives me a good spread of quality on a budget.
by Doggett
21:22 Thu 05 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

Just 700 bottles of this. I am a sucker for good packaging and this looks quite impressive. I hope the port is as lovey, I further hope that I get to taste it and have a forlorn hope of getting one.

https://www.taylor.pt/en/port-wine/kingsman-edition
by Doggett
19:31 Tue 03 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: TFP 1994 VP special release for US market
Replies: 15
Views: 719

TFP 1994 VP special release for US market

Not sure if this is just for the US market. seems a bit punchy in price even for 100 pointers...

https://wineindustryadvisor.com/2020/10 ... dition-set
by Doggett
15:14 Tue 03 Nov 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 148
Views: 43269

Re: The Five Word Novel

Hip flask that will sate
by Doggett
12:37 Sun 01 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1265
Views: 338605

Re: Port for sale by retailer

The Aldi Christmas range has hit the shelves. They are using the Fletchers Brand name this year rather than Maynards, but the 40YO tawny is available again under the new name at £34.99, a 2016 LBV at £9.49 a 20cl Reserve Ruby at £4.99 and online only you can get a 4.5l 10YO Tawny at £99.99! There ar...
by Doggett
16:32 Thu 29 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 94
Views: 4485

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Can Will W please be added to the list. The lucky boy is enjoying the terrace at La Rosa as I type and will be grabbing something appropriate from their stocks.
by Doggett
20:36 Wed 28 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Heritage
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: 2015 Heritage

Thanks Jacob.