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by AHB
19:09 Sun 17 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 60
Views: 6352

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Please could I change my order to be:
- no starter
- homemade burger with cheese, fries, pickle etc - burger to be cooked medium rare
by AHB
14:44 Fri 15 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1220
Views: 361670

Re: Software that makes placemats

Thank you. Some observations: (1) The short lines at the top overlap and confuse with the text of the instructions. I don't think these short lines add anything so I suggest they are removed. (2) the broken lines around each label are more complex than I had in mind — my thought was simply to put a ...
by AHB
18:45 Thu 14 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 629

Tom’s Birthday 1960 Horizontal, Tue 02 June 2020

I'm in, and CMAG has said he is too.

I have a choice of Butler Nephew, de la Rosa, Ferreira, (known to be) Noval, Sibio and (believed to be) Taylor. Happy to contribute one or two from that list.
by AHB
00:00 Thu 07 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 29
Views: 4256

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Thanks for letting us know, Dia.

Next up is Ralph...
by AHB
22:10 Wed 06 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 29
Views: 4256

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Dia - Simon's vacated seat is yours, if you can make it. If you can, please say so here within a week.

Thanks,

Alex
by AHB
22:06 Wed 06 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Leaking Port Bottle - Garrafeira
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Leaking Port Bottle - Garrafeira

With a Garrafeira, the date the wine was "bottled" is the year it was transferred from barrel to demi-john. Somewhere you should see the year it was decanted - that's the year it was moved from demi-john to bottle. Any idea which year it was decanted?
by AHB
13:27 Tue 05 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Leaking Port Bottle - Garrafeira
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Leaking Port Bottle - Garrafeira

If the wine travelled to you by land, it's unlikely that it was bad packing which caused the leaking to start. The cork and wax should be holding the wine in the bottle and if it is has started to leak that is because the cork has started to perish. You shouldn't need to be relying on film around th...
by AHB
13:09 Tue 05 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD

Definitely. I've not tasted as much Poças as I'd like to since I've always enjoyed them on the infrequent occasions when I have drunk them.
by AHB
13:30 Mon 04 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 60
Views: 6352

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

My bottle of 1945 is now resting at the Boot & Flogger.
by AHB
19:41 Thu 31 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday

Does anyone know whether the bottle Tom had stolen en route to the Boot & Flogger was returned intact to his house while he was away?
by AHB
16:17 Thu 31 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels

Will, That's a really interesting story and made me think about the handful of times when I've consumed a bottle which did not have a sello attached. Only at Quinta de la Rosa was I allowed to buy bottles to bring home - but then only because I was buying them from the restaurant and "forgot to open...
by AHB
16:36 Tue 29 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Smith Woodhouse
Replies: 0
Views: 321

1970 Smith Woodhouse

Put on as a "by the glass" special at the Boot & Flogger. Wonderful mature red colour, 60% opaque. A complex and spicy nose with lots of edgy tobacco and sweet dusty cherry syrup. Poised on the palate, fresh cherry fruit and a great acidic core. Fragrant and spicy, this really gives the palate a kic...
by AHB
16:07 Tue 29 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 45
Views: 7470

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

B&F has put SW70 on as a “by the glass” special just for Phil’s birthday! Whoo hoo!!
by AHB
12:25 Tue 29 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Tue 29th Oct 2019 - Phil's Birthday

Happy birthday Phil! For the record, Paul's bottle (number 1) was decanted at 10.00 and my bottle (number 2) was decanted at 11.30. Both are in black blind-tasting bottle bags so if anyone else is using these, please don't use numbers 1 and 2! I am also bringing a third bottle, just for a laugh (so ...
by AHB
10:57 Tue 29 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 45
Views: 7470

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Placemats (and food order) printed and in my bag for tonight.
by AHB
08:01 Tue 29 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 45
Views: 7470

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

I’ll drop the placemats off around 4pm and then have to go for a meeting. I’ll be back at the B&F about 6pm.
by AHB
11:11 Sat 26 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 45
Views: 7470

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Phil - it's short notice, but could I bring a guest please? We'll order their food on the night. His initials are PR and he's right handed.

I can also print the placemats on Tuesday morning and expect to have them at the B&F about 6pm.
by AHB
09:27 Fri 25 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Messias Cachao, Wed 23 Oct 2019, at the B&F
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Messias Cachao, Wed 23 Oct 2019, at the B&F

It was wonderful to be able to try so many Messias Cachão Vintage Ports side by side. There is a real family resemblance running all the way through from 1960 to about 2003. The 1997 shows the family resemblance but with an added overlay of the 1997 baked / earthy tone. The wines age gracefully and ...
by AHB
15:02 Wed 23 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Organising Your Port
Replies: 32
Views: 3103

Re: Organising Your Port

I should have said to keep an eye on the provincial auctions and on eBay (other websites are available) as people occasionally sell off used wine storage cabinets for quite keen prices.
by AHB
09:32 Wed 23 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Organising Your Port
Replies: 32
Views: 3103

Re: Organising Your Port

Cellartracker's not bad, but I never really got on with it and abandoned my efforts to use it after a few months. Like Tom and probably everyone here, I use a spreadsheet. I like the spreadsheet since it allows me to track whatever I want and to cut and dice the data in whatever way I fancy. In phys...
by AHB
22:37 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 30
Views: 1929

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Axel P wrote:
14:58 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Why would I be on the reserve list?
Probably because we're only able to get the small room at the Boot & Flogger - that only comfortably fits 8 people.
by AHB
13:16 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 16645

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019

We might also need to have the table placed diagonally in the room to be able to fit everyone in with the maximum space available to each of us. We'll look at options as soon as we can get into the room.
by AHB
08:36 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 16645

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019

Current version of the placemats has been updated. Any Chance someone can print on A3 (I do not have an A3 Printer) Cheers Yes I can print on A3. Should get to the B&F for 5:30. Mike - I've just printed the placemats since I expect to be at the B&F before 5.30 so can start to get the room set up as...
by AHB
18:39 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Oporto for São João 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 1052

Oporto for São João 2020

Mrs B and I are planning to visit Oporto for the São João festivities next year. Anyone else from TPF planning to be there?
by AHB
12:44 Fri 18 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 16645

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019

Tony - would you like a pair of hands to help set up and pour? If so, what time do you expect to arrive?