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by AHB
16:11 Mon 30 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Another virtual tasting

jdaw1 wrote:
15:21 Mon 30 Mar 2020
Either, or both.

Based on last time, my reckoning is that we need the guessing page of the placemats, and only that page. Did the other attendees agree?
I agree
by AHB
13:44 Mon 30 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Another virtual tasting

Yes please. Both dates work for me, although I am trying to have three dry days per week so Tuesday 7th would be preferred. But if my arm were to be twisted I would make an exception for both dates.
by AHB
22:03 Sun 29 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 63
Views: 33615

Re: 2015 declarations

Quinta do Popa has just been added to the list (and to the lists for 2016 and 2017) having spoken with the team from Popa at the Wines of Portugal tasting on 27 February 2020 - just before the Coronavirus shut down Portugal and the UK.
by AHB
22:38 Sat 28 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 230491

Re: Latest buy

Those are excellent prices you both achieved.
by AHB
00:11 Sat 28 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 230491

Re: Latest buy

That's something of a steal. Nice buy Tom.
by AHB
00:10 Sat 28 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Lockdown Drinking

This evening we opened a bottle of Denbie's Cellarmaster's Choice Whitedown Brut NV (bottle fermented) that we were given at Christmas. It was OK, but not something I plan to purchase more of. In the week before lockdown and the week just finished we also opened bottles of Altano Branco 2017 (lovely...
by AHB
21:42 Thu 26 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Off-licences are now 'essential' retailers
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Off-licences are now 'essential' retailers

I'd rather be in the UK than South Africa with their introduction of Prohibition
by AHB
08:56 Thu 26 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Thanks to everyone for last night, I needed that chance to decompress and catch up with friends. For the record, please could people post what it was they were drinking last night. I opened a bottle of Dixon’s Double Diamond 10 Year Old Tawny and sent sample bottles to those I could. I also drank a ...
by AHB
16:58 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

I suppose that would give me a chance to right a full and proper tasting note between now and when we finish our tasting.
by AHB
15:49 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

There is an almost irresistible temptation to having a decanter of Port sitting on my desk while I am working from home.

Do I need to open a cellar defender to ensure my decanter survives intact to 19.30?
by AHB
15:37 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 586013

Re: One quiz at a time

Casa Santa Eufemia?
by AHB
15:37 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 230491

Re: Latest buy

TLW wrote:
14:05 Wed 25 Mar 2020
I have found the 2000 Croft to be passable, but somewhat non-memorable.
I had a similar opinion until about a month ago when I tried it for the first time in about 3 years. It has transformed itself into a delicious and well balanced Port that i would enjoy drinking now or in the future.
by AHB
14:02 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 586013

Re: One quiz at a time

I can’t guess yet. Someone else needs to guess before me.
by AHB
13:57 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Mine was opened at 09.00 and decanted at 13.00, also into a proper decanter.
by AHB
08:17 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

I’d like the format for tomorrow’s tasting to be Reverse Blind . Reverse Blind ? I taste my Port, and tell you what I taste. You ask questions — “X on the aftertaste?” — and I answer honestly. Then you guess what my Port is. Objections? That was precisely what I meant by the theme. I fully support ...
by AHB
10:42 Mon 23 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

JDAW has just advised me he will be participating.
by AHB
22:58 Sun 22 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 586013

Re: One quiz at a time

Kopke 30yo white in half bottle format.
by AHB
14:43 Sat 21 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

7.30pm works for me. First post updated.
by AHB
22:55 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6271

Re: Cancelled - Wed 25th March 2020

flash_uk wrote:
19:49 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Me too. I can set up a Zoom videoconf call. Can handle lots of people.
Mike - please do. It would be a bit of fun to try something out and see if we can make it work - even if we only have 40 minutes of banal chat whilst drinking our own bottle of Port.
by AHB
22:53 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 LBV options
Replies: 29
Views: 2244

Re: 2015 LBV options

[...if things get any crazier in the UK, the possibility of spending a while longer here might appeal... You should be aware that the government have now closed all pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and so on. You're allowed out of your house to buy food and then encouraged to return to your hom...
by AHB
09:06 Thu 19 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 LBV options
Replies: 29
Views: 2244

Re: 2015 LBV options

uncle tom wrote:
07:51 Thu 19 Mar 2020
at a rate of one bottle per week I'm OK for about 11 years
At one bottle of port a week (of all types), I'm good for nearly 159 years..
Since when did you drink only one bottle a week?

Stay safe; I presume you're yet to return.
by AHB
09:05 Thu 19 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 586013

Re: One quiz at a time

Glenn E. wrote:
03:18 Thu 19 Mar 2020
AHB wrote:
22:51 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Mourão, and it's 60 years old
PhilW wrote:from Quinta da ....
So that would be a no, because Mourão is Quinta do Mourão.
Oooh! Picky!! Someone has time on his hands :)
by AHB
23:03 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VE-Day Tasting?
Replies: 15
Views: 619

Re: VE-Day Tasting?

I'm definitely up for this. Perhaps a bottle of Fonseca Guimaraens 1942?
by AHB
22:55 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 LBV options
Replies: 29
Views: 2244

Re: 2015 LBV options

I've been stockpiling Port for the last 30 years. Now, finally, I can look smug at all you people who can only buy 3 bottles at a time. Who was right all along then?
by AHB
22:52 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1160
Views: 252390

Re: Port for sale by retailer

I'd just add to anyone thinking about the Croft 2000 that I had chance to taste it a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed. It's turned into quite a lovely Port with lots of potential.