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by AHB
14:49 Fri 04 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Churchill's Port Club
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Churchill's Port Club

Churchill have today launched a direct to consumer Port Club for the UK. You can enrol (free of charge) for the mailing list at https://port.club , if interested. Membership perks include 3 shipments of Port a year, including some bends unique to Port Club members, discounts at the Churchill Club on...
by AHB
19:27 Tue 01 Dec 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 152
Views: 44133

Re: The Five Word Novel

perfect with Icelandic rotted shark.
by AHB
00:06 Tue 01 Dec 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 - 15 Dec

I can run it. My pro subscription expires on the 16th!
by AHB
22:13 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1268
Views: 341617

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Morrison’s have reduced their Own Label 10YO Tawny from SFE from £12 to £11.

This is probably one of the best own label 10YOs around in the UK.
by AHB
23:28 Wed 25 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vingardevalise
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: Vingardevalise

Thank you Alex, that is just too good a deal to miss - I shall probably be arrested next time I try to clear customs in Bangkok ! :) You are most welcome. I love the fact that you can buy magnum inserts, wine glass inserts, DIY inserts which can be used for Pota bottles or Tappit Hens or double mag...
by AHB
23:26 Wed 25 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vingardevalise
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: Vingardevalise

idj123 wrote:
23:00 Wed 25 Nov 2020
There didn't appear to be anything I fancied for Christmas until I saw this...
I was just the same. Now I can’t wait for Christmas!
by AHB
22:09 Wed 25 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vingardevalise
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Vingardevalise

Lisa Stevens, a fellow Port loverfrom the US recently posted this on her FaceBook page: Since many of my friends are big wine lovers, I want to share a deal that is just too good to pass up if you plan on travelling and want to bring wine along or back with you! The best wine suitcase on the market ...
by AHB
21:43 Wed 25 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5382

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

Out of interest, is there anyone in particular people would like to have join us for a tasting? No promises, but we can always ask.
by AHB
09:36 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5382

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

Please could you post here the time when you decant your wine for this evening’s tasting. Seeing Rich and George post elsewhere made me realise it would be nice to have a record.

I decanted my 1997 VP at 08.30.
by AHB
09:33 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanting time: Advice and Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 1361

Re: Decanting time: Advice and Discussion

When opening a bottle of Port 24 hours before you plan to drink it, I find that bottle variation means it’s advisable to open two bottles.

That way the bottle variation — in fill levels when you drink the wine — doesn’t matter to your guests!
by AHB
09:28 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 71
Views: 14538

Re: 2018 Declarations

Thanks Ian, now added.
by AHB
21:38 Mon 23 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5382

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

I've rather neglected this section of the forum over the past few months.. ..I do have a couple of bottles of old De la Rosa LBV that Sophia sent over at the beginning of the year - waiting for a tasting occasion that has not been possible to arrange yet. Tom, I'll email you the Zoom link And pleas...
by AHB
21:23 Sun 22 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5382

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

Could I change horses please? Was in Waitrose today and purchased a bottle of the Waitrose blend 2017 VP and so I will opt for that instead (as I don't believe that anyone else has). Sure, no problem at all. Sophia already has a list of who is drinking what so I think it best if you mention on our ...
by AHB
21:21 Sun 22 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1268
Views: 341617

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Axel P wrote:
15:55 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Thanks, much appreciated
That's good. I went back into my nearest Tesco yesterday and found that they have changed their stock and now only have the 2007 vintage on the shelf.
by AHB
22:02 Fri 20 Nov 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1963 Borges Vintage Port for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: 1963 Borges Vintage Port for sale

Chris has kindly sent me a picture of the bottle, which I have identified as a bottle of Borges 1963 Vintage Port. There are plenty of tasting notes for the '63 Borges in the tasting note database if anyone wants the chance to drink this one.
by AHB
21:28 Fri 20 Nov 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1963 Borges Vintage Port for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Port for sale

Chris,

I was born in 1963 and would be be interested, subject to the condition of the bottle. I'll drop you an email.

Alex
by AHB
21:26 Fri 20 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5382

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

The Zoom link and invite has just gone out to everyone. If anyone has not received it, check your junk and then post here to say it's not arrived.
by AHB
18:55 Fri 20 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1530
Views: 331937

Re: Latest buy

arrived a couple of days ago from Aldi, with a few LBV's Fletchers 10 year old 4.5l bottle.jpg I'm very disappointed you didn't buy a six-pack of the 4.5litre bottles Harry! Nice looking bottle and a box which my wife would be trying to convert into some sort of bee home before I'd managed to get t...
by AHB
19:06 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5382

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

I've updated the list of what people will be drinking, missing only Will and Mike C.

Those of you I do not regularly email, please drop me a private message with your email address so I can invite you to the Zoom call with Sophia on Tuesday.
by AHB
19:02 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5382

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

Good news! It seems I've managed to persuade my local wine shop to ship over a bottle of the 2014 LBV from their other store location. It should arrive on Tuesday afternoon so if that works out I will be drinking that. Otherwise I'll be sampling something of a different brand. Excellent, I'll put t...
by AHB
21:54 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 2201

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

Invite sent, let me know if anyone who has requested it hasn't received it.
by AHB
21:44 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1268
Views: 341617

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Axel P wrote:
20:02 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Would like to taste this, too, dear Alex. Could you pick up a bottle or two for me?

Thanks

Axel
I don't go into Tesco very often, but if they have some when I next visit, I'll buy a couple of bottles for you.
by AHB
19:03 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 2201

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

I should be able to. I need to buy a month's pro subscription so I can run the la Rosa tasting next Tuesday. if I buy the subscription today I can facilitate a post-Blandy's Zoom lock-in.

Who'd like to be on the invite (apart from Simon)?