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by AHB
18:39 Mon 16 Sep 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburns 1878
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Cockburns 1878

The Cockburn 1912 label was one I printed - it’s not a shipper original label at all.
by AHB
13:54 Fri 13 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1138
Views: 219594

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Milton Keynes had some (eight bottles) Royal Palace 2002 coheita left @ £6 when I walked out of the store yesterday. They had no Vintage Port or Cavadinha left.
by AHB
13:52 Fri 13 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 26th Sept - Confirmed
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Thurs 26th Sept?

Alas, I will not be able to make it. My diary has me busy that night.
by AHB
11:46 Tue 10 Sep 2019
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Iowa! New to port.
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Hello from Iowa! New to port.

What a fabulous start to a Port drinking life. First Graham 1985 and then Dow 1985. I’m not surprised you’ve fallen in love with our favourite wine.

Oh yes, and welcome to the Forum!
by AHB
07:27 Tue 10 Sep 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1966s, Tue 10 Sept 2019, B&F
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: 1966s, Tue 10 Sept 2019, B&F

Croft was decanted at 07.00 on 10th Sep. Looks and smells good...
by AHB
22:48 Mon 09 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 16252

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

I'll be there around 5pm to help decant and pour.

I am stupidly excited about this tasting. I haven't had any proper Port drunk with proper Port People for what seems like far too long.
by AHB
22:46 Mon 09 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1138
Views: 219594

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Marks & Spencers in Camberley and Bracknell are now bereft of Vintage Port
by AHB
21:40 Thu 05 Sep 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

I also have a ticket, although I am not certain that I will be able to make it to the tasting.
by AHB
23:16 Sat 31 Aug 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburns 1963
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Cockburns 1963

I love the 1963 Cockburn, being a 1963 baby I have consumed quite a lot of it and thoroughly enjoy it. I’m not planning on buying any so don’t have any vested interests in gently suggesting that you may be a little ambitious in your pricing. There are several UK wine merchants, such as Hatton & Edwa...
by AHB
15:55 Wed 28 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 135
Views: 16252

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Just to let the organiser know, today I dropped off bottles of Sandeman (Justin), Noval (Dave) and Gould Campbell (me) to stand in the Green Cellar until the tasting.
by AHB
21:57 Tue 27 Aug 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Where to buy Port in Cornwall
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Where to buy Port in Cornwall

I find this shop to be reliable and accessible from almost anywhere in the UK in the event of the type of emergency you describe. But that hardly helps the local economy! It helps the people who work in the local distribution centre and the driver of the delivery van 88) But I like being able to pi...
by AHB
08:52 Tue 27 Aug 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Where to buy Port in Cornwall
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Where to buy Port in Cornwall

DRT wrote:
22:11 Mon 26 Aug 2019
I find this shop to be reliable and accessible from almost anywhere in the UK in the event of the type of emergency you describe.
But that hardly helps the local economy!
by AHB
08:48 Tue 27 Aug 2019
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Pedro ximenez royal solera sherry
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Pedro ximenez royal solera sherry

Unfortunately not a significant value. Pedro Ximenez is a common style of sweet wine from the Sherry region and the producer is not one I recognize as being rare or sought after. It might be worth £5, probably less.
by AHB
11:56 Mon 26 Aug 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Where to buy Port in Cornwall
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Where to buy Port in Cornwall

Wadebridge Wines used to be my go to shop when in Cornwall to buy Port to drink while on holiday. Sadly, with the change in ownership a few years ago, the shop no longer offers the same impressive choice or range. Does anyone have any suggestions where else I should try when in Cornwall for my Port ...
by AHB
15:59 Thu 22 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Boot & Flogger Update
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Boot & Flogger Update

I called in to the Boot & Flogger today. We have a new manager, Gary, who introduced himself and told me how much he loves and is interested in Port - to the extent that he managed to get himself a 3 day stay at Malvedos a couple of years ago! Chris and James continue as the Deputy Managers, but I'm...
by AHB
20:21 Wed 21 Aug 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Selling various Ports and a Wine in presentation box with wine accessories
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Selling various Ports and a Wine in presentation box with wine accessories

Leigh, the bad news is that Late Bottled Vintage Port does not really have a significant value. You might get £30-50 for the lot. The wines will be drinkable and enjoyable, there just isn't a big demand for these types of wines with bottle age on them. However, if you know anyone born or married or ...
by AHB
20:17 Wed 21 Aug 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: First visit to Porto
Replies: 7
Views: 2108

Re: First visit to Porto

Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit and have fallen in love with the city in the way that most of the rest of us have!
by AHB
20:20 Sun 18 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: ???? Unknown (Bottled by Shortridge, Laughton and Co)
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: ???? Unknown (Bottled by Shortridge, Laughton and Co)

Now you come to pull it all together, I can see how obvious it is! Thank you for taking the time to help us figure out what we were drinking. A shame we hadn't realised earlier what we were opening and therefore able to give it several days in the decanter. Oh well, we live and learn.
by AHB
22:51 Fri 16 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 16th September - Hawsmoor Air Street
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Monday 16th September - Hawsmoor Air Street

When you become a definite definite, let me know.
by AHB
20:07 Fri 16 Aug 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Croft Vintage Port 1970
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Croft Vintage Port 1970

Sarah, it would also be of use if you could let people know roughly where you are located. Thanks.
Alex
by AHB
20:05 Fri 16 Aug 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Isle of Man buyers sellers
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Isle of Man buyers sellers

If you let us know what you are looking to sell - or post some pictures if you don’t know what you have - you might well find that someone would be delighted to use a purchase of your bottles as an excuse to visit your wonderful island (which I am yet to visit!)
by AHB
17:37 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 16th September - Hawsmoor Air Street
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Monday 16th September - Hawsmoor Air Street

I am entertaining a work colleague from Poland at Hawksmoor Air Street on Monday 16th September and plan to take a couple of bottles to open under their Monday Night Wine Club offer (£5 corkage).

If anyone would like to join us, please say so and I’ll enquire whether I can increase the booking.
by AHB
18:25 Wed 14 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 15th August
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Thursday 15th August

Never mind. Alternative arrangements have been made
by AHB
23:03 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 15th August
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Thursday 15th August

Very short notice, but if anyone is free in London to drink some Port on Thursday, please say so here.
by AHB
08:19 Mon 12 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: 1985 Fonseca

Fonseca 1985 is one of those Ports which - at the moment - can easily cope with a 12-24 hour decant. It is a monster.