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by Christopher
20:08 Thu 21 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 23
Views: 402

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

I would like this tasting to be semi blind. I think it makes sense for everyone to declare what they bring so we get a good selection and avoid me doing the usual of guessing it’s a different port when it is the same. By being semi blind we avoid label bias and I think makes it a bit more fun. It wo...
by Christopher
20:37 Tue 19 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 23
Views: 402

Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

The 1994’s reach their quarter century this year, I think that is reason enough to see how they are getting on. I also think they are rather good value so a good opportunity to see which ones to look out for. I am not sure this needs to be a big tasting depending on how much interest there is I was ...
by Christopher
22:53 Sun 03 Mar 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 13 Feb 2019 - The 10th Anniverary Vesuvio Case tasting
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Wed 13 Feb 2019 - The 10th Anniverary Vesuvio Case tasting

Well it took me 12 years to organise my first tasting! Very helpful having the team food order and Julian doing the tasting sheets. The Boof and Flogger were excellent. We are very lucky to have found such a welcoming home for Port Forum tastings. Well to the tasting. Vesuvio is a magical Quinta and...
by Christopher
00:32 Sun 03 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, MAR 1st 2019 NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, MAR 1st 2019 NYC

Worth holding off our results!
Some differences!
by Christopher
21:02 Thu 28 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, MAR 1st 2019 NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, MAR 1st 2019 NYC

Have a great tasting! I will aim to post the results from the London tasting over the weekend. What I will say as it will not influence you is that the 2006 Magnum was rather good!
by Christopher
13:37 Wed 13 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

Thanks very much.
Alex will be there from around 2.30 so I think we are good. Agreed re timing being early- we may need to drink a bottle of port of the list prior to the tasting! You are most welcome to join us when free.

Pouring around 5 ish so works well.
Tasting sheets all done!

Thanks so much
by Christopher
09:01 Wed 13 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

Food order done if a little late due to email issue. I will endeavour to work out how to print off the tasting sheets at work. Port - got it. Need to buy some filter paper. Aim to be there for 3pm to start in decanting, can anyone let me know if they will be able to get there a bit earlier to help. ...
by Christopher
20:12 Thu 07 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

Ok no problem at all.
Hope to see you soon and thanks for getting back to me.
by Christopher
12:16 Thu 07 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

Hi
I need to do food orders, is everyone ok with their standard food order? I will assume that is the case if don’t hear by Sunday evening.
by Christopher
17:47 Thu 24 Jan 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Niepoort Garrafeira Tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: Niepoort Garrafeira Tasting

Thanks Axel

I purchased a few on release!
by Christopher
14:14 Fri 18 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

*** New thread to reflect postponement of Cachao vertical. *** Tasting Quinta do Vesuvio Presentation Box ‘ Tasting in a Box’ Box number 68 of 240. Vintages 89, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96 and 97. 9 Attendees (Admin issue DRT had been missed off before list closed!) Currently operating a reserve list due...
by Christopher
17:19 Thu 17 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6074

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019

If there is a space for the new 70 theme would love to come.
These wines need testing!
by Christopher
23:08 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 21
Views: 1923

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Can I please go on the list for this tasting.
Seperately for such an important event , I think a theme of British shippers is more appropriate.
by Christopher
12:51 Thu 03 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Are Vintage Port prices increasing
Replies: 12
Views: 1378

Re: Are Vintage Port prices increasing

I agree with that Tom, there was a lot of Port coming to auction at the end of 2017, this really did not happen at the end of 2018. I was very disappointed how little became available.
by Christopher
12:35 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Are Vintage Port prices increasing
Replies: 12
Views: 1378

Re: Are Vintage Port prices increasing

Has anyone got the prices from around 2006? This is when my Port buying started to accelerate and I think is a more useful guide, that is also a year or so since the time this website started. The real increase in prices in the older ports is as they have become rarer and in my view the price of old...
by Christopher
14:13 Mon 17 Dec 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 13th Dec - The Christmas Offline
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: Thu 13th Dec - The Christmas Offline

Thanks for posting, pleased you had a great night
by Christopher
09:16 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 32
Views: 6072

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

I am afraid I have to drop out due to work travel commitments.
I hope you have a wonderful evening
by Christopher
20:46 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 17
Views: 2972

Re: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

So what was it like? What ports did they show? Did you learn about the demarcated region?
by Christopher
20:39 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Niepoort Garrafeira Tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: Niepoort Garrafeira Tasting

World class tasting! Congratulations I am sure a huge amount of effort went into arranging it.
Will there be tasting notes available- very interested to hear how the 77 is!
Thanks for posting
by Christopher
20:45 Thu 01 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 17
Views: 2972

Re: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

If anyone has a spare ticket for the Thursday night can they please let me know
Thanks
by Christopher
16:00 Wed 31 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: 1991 Morgan

Just reread this tasting note. I fear the Morgan 91 is the definition of a port drunk to young. As a group we must have had over a Pipe at one point, I fear we don’t have much left! I personally have 18 bottles left at an in bond cost of £6.19 per bottle. This is 7.5% of my original purchase. A larg...