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by slateshalehead
12:45 Fri 25 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quevedo Port Advent Calendar
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Quevedo Port Advent Calendar

My social media advertisements just started showing me this port Advent calendar from Quevedo and Vintage Wine & Port: https://www.vintagewineandport.co.uk/products/Port-Wine-Advent-Calendar-20000 With shipping to the US it pushes it beyond what I'm willing to pay, but it seems like an interesting k...
by slateshalehead
19:21 Tue 22 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Experiences on WineBid
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Experiences on WineBid

I'd like to hear more on people's thoughts about the market starvation strategy, perhaps in a different thread. From what I've read here and elsewhere, I'm still not entirely clear as to the motivations. It definitely is curious and somewhat frustrating that newer vintages are more expensive than ol...
by slateshalehead
19:16 Tue 22 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Experiences on WineBid
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Experiences on WineBid

What Glenn has said. Plus... In the past I've had issues with heat damaged bottles from them. They were not very good at screening bottles they took to sell. They have a new CEO/President/whatever his title is that has been doing a very good job of improving the company. I don't use them a lot as t...
by slateshalehead
12:51 Tue 22 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Experiences on WineBid
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Experiences on WineBid

There's currently a number of VPs from my birth year ('94) that I might want to pick up as a horizontal tasting for a special occasion in the future. If only I had started buying port in volume when I was 26.. :roll: - although I suppose, buying a house was a bit more important then.. Beware of kee...
by slateshalehead
21:25 Mon 21 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Experiences on WineBid
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Experiences on WineBid

Does anyone here (likely US forum members) have experience buying from WineBid.com? There's currently a number of VPs from my birth year ('94) that I might want to pick up as a horizontal tasting for a special occasion in the future. I'm new to wine auctions, and the 17% buyers premium plus shipping...
by slateshalehead
20:13 Fri 18 Sep 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 135
Views: 35157

Re: The Five Word Novel

lands unknown. The port, however
by slateshalehead
00:14 Tue 15 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brand Styles
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Brand Styles

In a few posts, members here have discussed "brand styles" that different owners will strive for. For example, in the Cellar Defenders, Glenn E. and a few others mention this with Symington's Graham's, Dow's, Warre's, and Cockburn's: Given that Graham is now the anointed crown jewel in the Symington...
by slateshalehead
13:15 Thu 10 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What makes an enjoyable tasting note?
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: What makes an enjoyable tasting note?

so well communicates not only his pleasure in the wine but his happiness in the achievement of the winemaker, and which made me instantly break out the credit card I enjoy this in reviews as well. I do not (yet) have the palate to taste all the specific tasting notes that AHB and others post, altho...
by slateshalehead
19:56 Thu 03 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was your first vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1283

Re: What was your first vintage?

Also see Your first vintage port(s) , and My way towards my first vintage . Also: I did not realise Oxbridge colleges have such a reputation amongst vintage port lovers. My first taste of Port was at my matriculation dinner (Queens’, maths, matric. ’87). I was hooked. I did not record what it was, ...
by slateshalehead
19:54 Thu 03 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was your first vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1283

Re: What was your first vintage?

I, and a friend, gathered together all of the decanters from the other tables at the end of the dinner and polished them off and so don’t remember too much! Magnificent. This sounds all too familiar of my Christ Church Christmas meal, between the leftover decants of port and a few single malts ther...
by slateshalehead
15:44 Mon 31 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was your first vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1283

What was your first vintage?

I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone's first taste of vintage port was, and what they would choose now if introducing someone to vintage port for the first time. For me, my first (good) taste of vintage port was a 2005 Croft Quinta da Roeda last year during my honeymoon in the Dour...
by slateshalehead
15:12 Mon 31 Aug 2020
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Pennsylvania
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Hello from Pennsylvania

That's very interesting to know. I had no idea that any of the Oxford colleges were building cellars up — most seem to be reducing or selling off their cellars. Most of Oxford's cellars are transitioning to focus on the conference market, to the point that one college's butler refused to sell me a ...
by slateshalehead
23:00 Fri 28 Aug 2020
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Pennsylvania
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Hello from Pennsylvania

Thanks for the welcome, AHB! My undergraduate was at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA with a visiting scholarship at Mansfield College, Oxford (where Port O'clock happened). When I was there they were just starting to build up an extensive cellar
by slateshalehead
18:44 Fri 28 Aug 2020
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

Re: Hello from London

I'm also a new member, so I'm not sure if I can welcome you to a forum I've just joined! :lol: I just wanted to note that if you're a student, you may find it easy to gain access to the various port cellars in Oxford, where there are some wonderful surprises waiting to be cracked open! That was my f...
by slateshalehead
18:41 Fri 28 Aug 2020
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Pennsylvania
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Hello from Pennsylvania

Hello everyone! I am new to the forum, but not as new to port wines. I've been lurking as a guest for a few weeks now since I discovered the forum, and have decided to just jump straight in! My first experience with port was a few years ago during the late nights in my undergraduate library, writing...