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by akzy
22:48 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1405

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

idj123 wrote:
20:06 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Confirmed-assuming my tasting pack arrives in time.
I've done a few of their tastings now (as they're effectively free with a voucher) and they arrive a day before.
by akzy
16:01 Thu 26 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 19
Views: 562

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - TBC

I'd be keen Rich. An excuse to open something is always welcome.
by akzy
18:30 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5376

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

2015 VP (waitrose) decanted at 9;15 am this morning.
by akzy
20:46 Sat 21 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Should we be buying 2011 VP now?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Should we be buying 2011 VP now?

When I started my first forray into Port, the first thing I did was buy a case of 2016 Taylors VP. Then I had a good chat with several folks here and you all very quickly pointed me to the fact that 20 YO Port is pretty much always cheaper than release (except super cuvees). I've now got a couple of...
by akzy
17:14 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1998 Churchill Quinta Da Agua Alta
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: 1998 Churchill Quinta Da Agua Alta

winesecretary wrote:
23:13 Thu 12 Nov 2020
Sorry to hear your experience was less pleasant than mine. I think it points to some bottle variation...
I do hope so. Your tasting note certainly appealed to what I enjoy and the price was rather attractive. Give it 5-10 years?
by akzy
18:31 Tue 17 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1268
Views: 341587

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Tescos have Graham's Malvedos at £20 a bottle. Unsure on the year... presume 2005/6.
Asda have Bomfim also at £20 a bottle. Again, presume 2005/6.
by akzy
16:05 Wed 04 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1268
Views: 341587

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose and Waitrose cellars have the 25% of 6 bottles of more. Not much on offer but Sandeman 2015 LBV under £13 (with offer) is a pretty good price.
by akzy
22:52 Sat 31 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: On the hunt for a 93!
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Four walls wine company. I was browsing for other wines (online) and it was just there!
by akzy
20:15 Sat 31 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: On the hunt for a 93!
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: On the hunt for a 93!

Since we last spoke, I managed to pick up a Cockburn Anno LBV 93 for only £25. It is possible, just bluddy difficult!
by akzy
14:48 Thu 29 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1998 Churchill Quinta Da Agua Alta
Replies: 2
Views: 432

1998 Churchill Quinta Da Agua Alta

Tasted 24/10/20 +3hrs decant After winesecretary pointed to a good price on this from Garrafeira Nacional, thought I'd nab me two bottles with some other LBVs. Pouring into the decanter, it was a surprinsgly light red brick colour. I wouldnt have expected it to be so pale for a port at 22. The nose ...
by akzy
10:57 Thu 29 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5376

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

Thanks for arranging this Alex! I have a bottle of la Rosa 2015 VP (Waitrose blend).
by akzy
19:32 Wed 28 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1405

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

Cheers for the share - Bought!
I now ask the inevitable follow up - anyone for a post tasting zoom? Unfortunately I don't have an account to host it.
by akzy
18:57 Tue 20 Oct 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1993 Royal Tokaji Szt. Tamás
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Re: 1993 Royal Tokaji Szt. Tamás

Hi there! New to these forums, but not a newby to this WoW...world of wines Just read the 1993 topic and was surprised to see this topic on the 1993 Tokajis. I do in fact have several bottles in my cellar, since 1993 was a major effort and success in Tokaji (starting with 6puttonyos, going up to AE...
by akzy
22:00 Fri 25 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quevedo Port Advent Calendar
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Re: Quevedo Port Advent Calendar

I don't think the price is that ridiculous to be fair. The going rate for port miniatures is around the £1.50 mark, add the neat packaging and maybe 24 would retail for £49.95 - I doubt many people will think £84.95 a bargain.. Ah, at full price, yes they're expensive. When they got released, they ...
by akzy
21:56 Fri 25 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Favourite corkscrews
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: Favourite corkscrews

I mainly use a butler's thief as I'm trying to preserve corks to make an epoxy resin. I had one from amazon which had a coating which flaked off after a few uses. I have since got a better one which also seems to make everything easier (or I have got better at doing so) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B...
by akzy
15:17 Fri 25 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quevedo Port Advent Calendar
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Re: Quevedo Port Advent Calendar

I don't think the price is that ridiculous to be fair. If you were looking for sheer volume then yes its a bad price but that is besides the point. For a paid Port tasting, would you expect to pay the volume price of the Port? Of course not. Same rules apply here I believe. Added to that, it's a rea...
by akzy
18:47 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #11, Tuesday 15 September 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3488

Re: Virtual Tasting #11, Tuesday 15 September 2020

I'm afraid I won't be able to join now. I'm sure you'll all be OK without me.
by akzy
13:00 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Quevedo
Replies: 0
Views: 898

2018 Quevedo

This has been my first port in... Almost a month - I'm excited! From initial pop and pour (&+3hrs). It's an inky deep crimson in the decanter. The nose is a little closed but then I have only just opened. In the mouth its a lovely blackcurrant hit (reminds me of having a ribena) with... chelsea buns...
by akzy
18:20 Sat 12 Sep 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 223
Views: 99576

Re: Port House abbreviations

I can't think of a better solution. It's annoying that it would make them both four characters but given the 'RO' for royal oporto, doesn't seem like anything else that makes sense.
by akzy
18:29 Tue 08 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fortified Retailer of the Year 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: Fortified Retailer of the Year 2020

I don't think any of us would have suspected otherwise. Well deserved and congratulations.
by akzy
18:36 Mon 31 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was your first vintage?
Replies: 18
Views: 2625

Re: What was your first vintage?

I think my first proper taste (of a VP) was Cockburn 2011 about 4 years ago at the lodge in Porto. Absolutely beautiful stuff.
by akzy
18:19 Wed 26 Aug 2020
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2008 Domaine du Traginer Banyuls
Replies: 0
Views: 1311

2008 Domaine du Traginer Banyuls

I've been trying to try a whole series of different fortifieds from around the world to see if anything compares to Port... Opening the bottle initially and decanting produced quite a dusty effect from the sediment in suspension. It's a dark, fossilised amber colour in the glass. The initial nose o...