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by AHB
12:54 Fri 24 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 37325

Re: Pointless Statistics

If I only need to produce about 200 cases per year, I really only need something the size of the Nacional vineyard. That produces 180-250 cases in years when the wine is made.
by AHB
21:52 Thu 23 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 37325

Re: Pointless Statistics

An odd little calculation: If I started at my oldest bottle of VP and worked forward at 48 bottles p.a., the youngest vintages to be drunk would be 1969/70 in 2037/8 when they would be 68 years old. Thereafter they would get older and older. Now that is the most wonderful Pointless Statistic. I nee...
by AHB
11:57 Thu 23 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 391

Re: Wed 25th March 2020

Our guest is from the Port industry, so Port only this time please.
by AHB
10:59 Thu 23 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 391

Re: Wed 25th March 2020

First post has been updated with the arrangements for the day.
by AHB
20:39 Wed 22 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 391

Re: Wed 25th or Thursday 26th March

I'm currently checking that the guest is willing and able to commit to Wednesday 25th since that seems the majority preference.
by AHB
20:37 Wed 22 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 5th Feb 2020 - Bring a bottle to share
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: Weds 5th Feb 2020 - Bring a bottle to share

I'm a possible yes; not sure at the moment but might get a domestic pass since Wednesday is Mrs B's night out with the girls.
by AHB
12:08 Tue 21 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 391

Wed 25th March 2020

A supporter of TPF who lives and works in Vila Nova de Gaia is visiting the UK in late March and has confirmed that he would be available to join us on Wednesday 25th March. We are booked into the Ovens (the Red Room being already booked for a different wine tasting). I suggest arriving at 18.00 to ...
by AHB
12:41 Mon 20 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 30
Views: 1796

Re: RE: Re: Ideas for tastings

Warre vertical? Potentially including some different shippers for the same vintage. I'd be happy to organise this one if it was of interest... I would love to do a full Warre vertical. I believe this year is Warre's 350th anniversary. It would seem a good year to do a Warre vertical - although we m...
by AHB
12:28 Mon 20 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 37325

Re: Pointless Statistics

winesecretary wrote:
23:43 Sat 11 Jan 2020
So: for those of us who classify Vesuvio as a VP, your VP% is 79%, which is much more in line with TPF average stats than the above 65% would otherwise suggest?
Yes, absolutely. That would be correct.
by AHB
13:55 Sat 18 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 28
Views: 490

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

nac wrote:
23:02 Thu 16 Jan 2020
...and have just checked and have:

Quinta do Vale
Neil - which Vale was this? Meão? Dona Maria? Mendiz? Another one I can’t think of?

Thanks
by AHB
13:50 Sat 18 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 28
Views: 490

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

My industry guest is unavailable (our date clashes with ProWein) so the space goes to ID. She will be bringing an Offley, if that is acceptable to the organiser.
by AHB
17:53 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 80
Views: 13933

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

If we use the ovens we might well be able to have dinner in a separate area or outside if we are at the B&F
by AHB
16:01 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 80
Views: 13933

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Mike, Again, thanks for taking the lead and trying to steer us through this quagmire. I rather like George's suggestion that a completist's tasting be held for the third tier wines the night and I would definitely like to attend that, as well as the two main flights. I also really like the idea of i...
by AHB
15:50 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 28
Views: 490

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Dave just beat ID, who would like to attend. I'll waitlist her and, if my first choice guest doesn't manage to make it she can have his seat.
by AHB
15:49 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports
Replies: 19
Views: 330

Re: 1970 Horizontal - Tier 3 ports

I've voted to taste the previous evening, but tasting on the morning would be acceptable to me although I think would make the logistics and glasses very challenging.
by AHB
12:44 Fri 17 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Big Fortified Tasting 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 140

The Big Fortified Tasting 2020

This year's b.f.t. is being held in Church House, Westminster on Thursday 23rd April. As in previous years, it is a trade only event and being a member of The Port Forum is, sadly, not enough of a link to the trade to qualify to visit the show. Happily, as in previous years, I would be very grateful...
by AHB
23:45 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 28
Views: 490

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

I have on hand Calem, Cockburn, Sainsbury (Eira Velha), Gould Campbell, Martinez, Offley, Quarles Harris, Ramos Pinto
by AHB
23:40 Thu 16 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 28
Views: 490

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

Could I get a guest slot please? I have a couple of guests from the industry in mind, who would be very interested.
by AHB
15:12 Thu 09 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 37325

Re: Pointless Statistics

I finally got caught up with a few things and so have taken an hour out to run through my cellar list and generate this year's pointless statistics. At the end of 2019, I had a cellar which was composed of: 90.1% Port (90.4% last year; 82% in December 2008) 3.1% Bordeaux (3.3%) 1.1% Champagne (1.2%)...
by AHB
13:18 Thu 09 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

I'll bring a spare half-bottle just in case we get thirsty.
by AHB
15:52 Tue 07 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 37325

Re: Pointless Statistics

This thread above all others is the one that led me to become active in this group, I find it oddly soothing to read and re-read. So I spent some pleasant time over the new year break doing a comprehensive cellar audit. As at 03/01/2020 my cellar comprises the following: Unfortified 57.6%; Fortifie...
by AHB
15:50 Tue 07 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 37325

Re: Pointless Statistics

An odd little calculation: If I started at my oldest bottle of VP and worked forward at 48 bottles p.a., the youngest vintages to be drunk would be 1969/70 in 2037/8 when they would be 68 years old. Thereafter they would get older and older. Now that is the most wonderful Pointless Statistic. I nee...
by AHB
15:45 Tue 07 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: BWW Best wine critics
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: BWW Best wine critics

I'm just catching up on things - well done Axel, a great achievement and deserved recognition for your work in support of the Port industry.
by AHB
10:56 Tue 07 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

winesecretary wrote:
22:49 Mon 06 Jan 2020
If a couple of late additions might be acceptable- self plus OJW. If acceptable - OJW food order same as my standard, save that steak medium-rare as opposed to medium-well.
Absolutely, you would be welcome. To help me manage glasses, can I assume that you are bringing two bottles between you?
by AHB
08:46 Mon 06 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

I am doing all the necessary today.