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by nac
14:44 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #6
Replies: 8
Views: 159

2021 Virtual Tasting #6

Graham's themed session as "after-party" to the VWP Graham's Single Harvest Tasting.

Interested:
  • NAC
  • PW
  • RichN
  • SCD
  • MPM
  • others...
by nac
14:42 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5
Replies: 9
Views: 131

2021 Virtual Tasting #5

Do we still want this if also doing the following Thursday?

If so, any theme suggestions?

Interested:
  • NAC (maybe)
  • SCD
  • MPM
  • others...
by nac
14:39 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tastings - Planner
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: 2021 Virtual Tastings - Planner

Have updated planner and adjusted dates to take account of the VWP tastings. Do we want sessions on both 11th (as planned) and 18th (the new date for the Graham Single Harvest event)? I'll open up threads for both to gauge interest. If 11th doesn't seem to be needed/wanted then we can always cancel ...
by nac
14:54 Thu 25 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1980 Horizontal, Provisional Date 23 June 2021, B&F
Replies: 50
Views: 21098

Re: 1980 Horizontal, Provisional Date 23 June 2021, B&F

nac wrote:
10:52 Thu 20 Feb 2020
Have just acquired a couple of bottles of QH80, so can supply one of these if CMAG hasn't already found one.
Can confirm that QH80 is still available. Also now have Sandeman if needed.
by nac
17:54 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 06 April 2022, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 48
Views: 21885

Re: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F

nac wrote:
14:30 Tue 17 Dec 2019
In the unlikely event that I make it off the reserve list, the only 1992 I have is Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.
Should this be rescheduled and become an attendee, now also have Niepoort.
by nac
15:17 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Physical Tastings
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: 2021 Physical Tastings

Assuming there is some consensus on this, I’m happy to maintain a “master” list/schedule of agreed dates which can be kept at the top of this thread.
by nac
15:15 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Physical Tastings
Replies: 5
Views: 183

2021 Physical Tastings

Calendar of Events - all dates provisional unless otherwise stated 2021 Thursday 10th June - Taylor Terra Feita Vertical @ B&F, Red Room Wednesday 23rd June - 1980 Horizontal @ B&F, Red Room 2022 Wednesday 6th April - 1992 Horizontal @ B&F, Red Room _________________________________________________...
by nac
01:24 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 4903

Re: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

Attachments are misbehaving. I can't remove the extra copy of the glasses pic without the bottle pic also disappearing. When first posted (after placing the attachments inline and using preview, which displayed correctly), the bottle pic disappeared and there was a message that said the attachment ...
by nac
18:02 Tue 23 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 4903

Re: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

The two people I approached to substitute for Johnny at short notice are not able to do so. I’ll issue an invite today for TPF Zoom Tasting #4 of 2021. The theme will change to one of “Any fortified wine you want to drink.” Which works for me since I have a bottle of Blandy’s 2004 Malvasia on death...
by nac
23:23 Wed 17 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 4903

Re: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

Please could those of you who have yet to decide what you will be opening decide and advise me of your decision 5pm on Wednesday 17th Feb. I'd like to give the team at Churchill's a week to prepare for us. Thank you. Alex, apologies for late response. AHB, CPR, JDAW, GEAG, PW and NAC will have Vint...
by nac
11:17 Tue 16 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tastings - Planner
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: 2021 Virtual Tastings - Planner

rich_n wrote:
22:48 Mon 15 Feb 2021
I'm not entirely certain who recommended this on the most recent virtual tasting session (possible Neil or Simon), but it's £5.50 for a Rioja Riserva from Lidl so the least I can do is give it a try! Thanks for the suggestion.
Think it was Justin.
by nac
22:59 Sat 13 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wanted Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 25620

Re: Wanted Thread

It was 400 for a case of six! In which case the Farr Vintners price is market rate. You can occasionally snag the minor 83s and 85s for 400/dozen all in at auction though. I agree. £400 retail for 6bts of F85 is pretty much the going rate. BI had some ex+Oporto stock last year at £320/6bt IB, which...
by nac
15:31 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1284
Views: 380698

Re: Port for sale by retailer

My Asda has three less bottles of the Dow’s Crusted (but bottled 2013) and now has an empty shelf area instead. Plenty of Graham’s 2015 LBV at £14 (I think) and Cockburn 2015 LBV at £10. Have tried repeatedly to get the Cockburn LBV from Asda, but they never have it. Suspect your local Asda has the...
by nac
12:54 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Noval National 2001 & 2004
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Noval National 2001 & 2004

NN04 now taken. NN01 still available.
by nac
11:50 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1284
Views: 380698

Re: Port for sale by retailer - Carvalhas 1917

Sent an offer this morning by Fine & Rare - Quinta das Carvalhas, 1917 Colheita.

20 bottles available at £1,325 per bottle in bond. So, a case of 12 delivered would be just over £19,100. Bargain.

If you want the full details let me know. I await a deluge of enquiries...
by nac
23:31 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2088

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Vargellas 91 decanted at 1800, so should get 24 hours prior to “proper” sampling.
Quick QA check and all well.
by nac
17:49 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1284
Views: 380698

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Tesco are currently (until 15/2/21) knocking out Graham’s 10YO Tawny for £15 per 75cl bottle (reduced from £20) - don’t know if this is available in-store or only online.
by nac
17:42 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1284
Views: 380698

Re: Port for sale by retailer - Asda

Have had similar issues when attempting to order online from Asda. It appears that stock isn’t held centrally and you only find out what’s actually available once you confirm a delivery address.
by nac
17:39 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Noval National 2001 & 2004
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Noval National 2001 & 2004

In an effort to reduce storage charges - I have been taking various wines out of bond over the last few months. This includes my small allocation of NN01 & NN04. Should reasonable offers be forthcoming then I might be interested in selling one bottle of each of these. They are individually boxed and...
by nac
17:01 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2088

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Looking at my drinking list for the year I don't have much to choose from. On the list and meeting the preferred qualifications for this tasting I have: Fonseca Panascal 2001 Fonseca Guimaraens 1976 Taylor Vargells 1967 Anyone got a particular preference to hear my thoughts on one of these? If not,...
by nac
17:00 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2088

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

winesecretary wrote:
15:47 Wed 10 Feb 2021
I'll be decanting the 1991 TV this evening.
Good call - will do likewise.
by nac
11:22 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking - The Sequel
Replies: 16
Views: 1756

Re: Lockdown Drinking - The Sequel

A bottle of the Chapel Down 2019 Sparkling Bacchus - not a wine I intend to buy any more of, now down to our last bottle Got six of the Bacchus last year whilst it was on a very generous special offer. I’ve been quite impressed with it so far - although will admit that it is quite a Marmite grape.....
by nac
10:58 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2088

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Have updated list of attendees. Hopefully Mr Meehan can do his Zoom magic?
by nac
17:08 Tue 09 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1882 Magazine from Symington Family Estates
Replies: 20
Views: 1078

Re: 1882 Magazine from Symington Family Estates

Yes please - happy to wait until I see you.