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by Christopher
08:00 Wed 16 May 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 8th May 2018, ahead of the BFT, Something nice from the 60s, at The RAF Club
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Tue 8th May 2018, ahead of the BFT, Something nice from the 60s, at The RAF Club

Axel

Thank you for arranging a most excellent tasting, great admin! I really enjoyed being back at this venue which is very special.

The Fonseca 60 was fantastic and my wine of the night. It was a a shame to have so many flawed bottles but the excellent company more than made up for it.
by Christopher
07:56 Wed 16 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 41
Views: 901

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Can I go on the reserve list please
Thanks
by Christopher
17:01 Tue 08 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 3029

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Thanks I certainly won’t be there early.
Could I please have a place and ports still layer out just in case, will advise later
by Christopher
12:48 Tue 08 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 3029

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

I am afraid due to work issues I may not be able to make tonight. With apologies. I have my bottle decanted at office on london wall, is anyone in the area who could pick it up. Otherwise I will try and drop off later in the night but I am unlikely to be able to stay. Axel I will pay the full amount...
by Christopher
18:07 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 2770

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Agreed Julian. That makes sense. The tastings need to be affordable.
by Christopher
18:57 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Thu 13th December - Th Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

If the first reserve gets in would love to attend
Thanks
by Christopher
22:46 Thu 05 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The philosophy of drinking old port
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: The philosophy of drinking old port

Generally agree with Tom
Basically I like to get them out with friends who will appreciate them. Not making a big thing of it and enjoyed with some other interesting wines.
by Christopher
18:48 Tue 03 Apr 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Staying at Quinta de la Rosa
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Staying at Quinta de la Rosa

I spent 3 nights in the Douro and for the first time stayed at Quinta de la Rosa. I thoroughly recommend it and will certainly be staying again. The rooms are excellent, all with views of the river. Comfortable beds and nice decor. Some of the rooms have two floors so you can leave all your wine out...
by Christopher
11:21 Tue 03 Apr 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Porto From London City
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Porto From London City

Civilised is the word! Left the office at 1 and got the flight out fine. Nice breakfast at Quinta de la Rosa - pick up by Manuel at 9 with plenty of time to catch the flight back and in the office for just after 3.
Full report of a long weekend in Porto and Pinhao to follow.
by Christopher
15:56 Mon 19 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1393
Views: 141239

Re: Latest buy

Dow 1980
Warre 1983 - the first case of Port I ever owned! Good to have a refill!
by Christopher
00:35 Mon 12 Mar 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Porto From London City
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Porto From London City

Giving this a crack later this month, l the flight times are excellent.
by Christopher
18:07 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 3029

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Please add me to the list. A great venue if we can get the room upstairs.
by Christopher
18:00 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical

Great idea, would love to come

CMAG
by Christopher
20:21 Thu 01 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1393
Views: 141239

Re: Latest buy

Warre 66 and 70
Sandeman 70
Taylor 70
Tukes Holdsworth 55
Cockburn 47 and 67
by Christopher
18:16 Wed 29 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 29th Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 54
Views: 2669

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

Any chance of a me joint at this late stage, not sure if we have more bottles than people so can adopt?
by Christopher
10:53 Fri 13 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 2390

Re: What do you have most of?

Bit left field
Croft 2000
Niepoort 2005
Vesuvio 2006
Graham 1970
by Christopher
20:51 Mon 09 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 15766

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

Very sorry but I am going to have to drop out
Very happy to pay for my share of port if place cannot be filled at this late hour.
Sorry about this
CMAG
by Christopher
18:59 Mon 25 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How long will vintage port last?
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: How long will vintage port last?

About time! Pet hate drinking windows from merchants that finish before 20 years!
by Christopher
18:58 Mon 25 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 43
Views: 3741

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

Can I please be added to the reserve list
Thanks
by Christopher
18:57 Mon 25 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 86
Views: 6413

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

Can I please be added to the reserve list thanks
by Christopher
20:48 Sat 16 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Glass Opacity
Replies: 11
Views: 1328

Glass Opacity

This is a topic we have discussed before, the trend for shippers to use darker glass meaning fill levels cannot be determined. This seems to me to have become more prevalent from the 1990's but I am sure there are members who have more knowledge here. In a recent Sotheby's catalogue I noted a number...