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by Doggett
17:46 Mon 29 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1196
Views: 277977

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Sainsbury’s in Weymouth is lagging behind with TTD 1998 vintage.
by Doggett
21:04 Thu 25 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3105

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

nac wrote:
14:54 Thu 25 Jun 2020


Simon

Just spotted that your post earned you the somewhat ephemeral rank of "Cruz Tawny". Well done!

Neil
And my ‘devil’ post too! Someone obviously thought “Cruz Tawny” was evil when establishing the list.
by Doggett
13:48 Thu 25 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3105

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

My sample labelled Noval National 1963 has arrived safely too thank you. The fun of not being blind is more than negates by the chance of such fine Port. Doffs hat in thanks.
by Doggett
11:18 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 42
Views: 4595

Re: 2018 Declarations

J&B have announced
Noval 2018 £270 for 6 ib Shipping August

but also re-releasing

Noval 2017 £340 for 6 ib Available now
by Doggett
12:27 Thu 18 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3105

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Yes please. I think you have my address, but let me know if not.
Will look forward to it.
by Doggett
23:03 Mon 15 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2577

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Just out of interest, and a topic we could discuss tomorrow perhaps, but would anyone be interested in a blind tasting when we have our next Zoom tasting in about 2 weeks? If people are interested and willing to cover the postage costs (of about £5 per person in the UK and who knows outside the UK)...
by Doggett
15:39 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F
Replies: 44
Views: 10858

Re: 'Bring a port not noted on the tasting notes index as at 1 Feb 2020' - Thursday 12th November 2020, B&F

idj123 wrote:
15:22 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Ok-confession; I took a Port to a small (within guidelines) gathering last week only later to find that no tasting note currently exists for this Port on the Forum. Alas, I neglected to take one...(sackcloth and ashes)!
... and the port was??
by Doggett
15:00 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Hedonism/Symingtons Virtual tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Hedonism/Symingtons Virtual tasting

I think I’ve already mentioned this but I have really struggled to get my head around the Symington’s pricing of these off-line tastings. To be fair to the Symingtons, a similar premium tasting at/with Hedonism would be similarly if not higher priced. Completely agree that there has been some wide ...
by Doggett
19:38 Wed 10 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Hedonism/Symingtons Virtual tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Hedonism/Symingtons Virtual tasting

Hedonism Virtual port tasting (see website to purchase should you wish! Too rich for me, but some interesting wines to try) Symington Family Ports - Online Tasting with Charles Symington Monday 15th June 2020, 18.30 - 20.00 The Symingtons are a family with deep ties to winemaking in Portugal stretch...
by Doggett
18:05 Mon 08 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 3631

Re: Taylor's Terra Feita Vertical

Just had a quick check online and only 91 I could find is a 12bt case at Lay & Wheeler. However it's nearly £1100 in bond... Let's all keep looking. Will ask C&B contact to check with Mentzendorff. Just heard from C&B, and Mentzendorff have obtained a bottle of the 1991 free-of-charge from Taylor's...
by Doggett
18:04 Fri 05 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1971

Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

I had bought one from Waitrose in Bridport for £10.99 for a 50cl bottle that day. It was a very lovely cream sherry and was already great value at the price I paid and definitely worth indulging with the offer Neil has posted about.
by Doggett
23:26 Thu 04 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1971

Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

This was a fun evening; once again many thanks to flash_uk for arranging it. SCD and I called it a night shortly before 12, having by then put the entire world to rights. Fun indeed... if only the world had been awake to listen to the instructions! Thanks again to Mike for arranging and everyone fo...
by Doggett
16:31 Wed 27 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1971

Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

How about a theme for Simon of “1972 or a Birth Year Port, if you can.” Might also work for Neil. Unfortunately, my ‘72 stocks are not that extensive, so what I have is earmarked for 2022 or beyond. But maybe something like an Fg76 I have been saving or an Aged Colheita. Something to savour more th...
by Doggett
08:06 Mon 25 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1971

Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

winesecretary wrote:
21:51 Sun 24 May 2020
I posess neither of the relevant wines
Has a theme been decided? It is my birthday that week so I was considering breaking lock down austerity drinking and opening something I have been saving.
by Doggett
20:16 Sat 23 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 3379

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

A huge thank you to Mike for continuing to host these fun evenings. I had the Warre’s 2007 LBV to accompany the night. I will get to a tasting note one day, but as a fan normally of this port from other vintages I was a bit disappointed. All there just not singing for me. Lots of red fruit, some bla...
by Doggett
12:29 Tue 19 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels
Replies: 12
Views: 4733

Re: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels

nac wrote:
12:22 Tue 19 May 2020
jdaw1 wrote:
23:21 Mon 18 May 2020
A fantastic post, which should itself be displayed atop a doily of the finest nature.
Custom-made TPF doilies maybe?
I thought that’s what Julian’s placemats already were!?
by Doggett
16:42 Thu 07 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 5086

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

The serving temperature guide for tawny/colheita port is approx 10-12 degrees c. Personally I think you can go a bit colder. I will take the port out of the fridge about 15 mins before and pour. They should get up to the perfect temperature for the start. I am sure others will have very different vi...
by Doggett
08:57 Wed 06 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oscar Needs Some Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1574

Re: Oscar Needs Some Help

Done
by Doggett
13:15 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Krohn port
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: Krohn vintage port

Hi Simon, Having been stored in the loft maybe an issue, as although nice and dark they may have been subject to quick temperature changes and significant heat in the summer months. If you don’t find a buyer here it maybe worth opening and enjoying one to make sure they have not been affected. Good ...
by Doggett
10:03 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 5086

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

Hi Phil, Always happy for you to edit anything necessary. Please add me too.
Many thanks,
Simon
by Doggett
14:11 Sat 02 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sunday May 3rd - my 60th birthday..
Replies: 15
Views: 1969

Re: Sunday May 3rd - my 60th birthday..

Happy Birthday for tomorrow Tom! I hope we still get your birthday tasting done and that I can still make it, at which I look forward to sharing a S60, which I have saved for it, with you. Enjoy your 1945 and the rest of the celebrations.