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by AHB
21:16 Tue 11 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 29
Views: 2721

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

WG has also declined a place at the tasting so we now have two spare places.
by AHB
16:30 Tue 11 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 29
Views: 2721

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

We have two spare seats at the Xmas bash due to late dropouts and reserves not being available at short notice. One of those seats has been offered to WG but I am waiting for a reply from him. The other seat is available to anyone who can be in Newport (Essex) at 18.30 on Thursday. If that’s you, pl...
by AHB
23:13 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 29
Views: 2721

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

jdaw1 wrote:
22:30 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Sticky labels etc have been made. Please confirm OK; and choose somebody to print.
Unfortunately I am not in the office again this week so can’t print.
by AHB
21:49 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 8399

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Just to confirm, we have both Dirk Niepoort and George Sandeman in attendance on Tuesday night.
by AHB
13:35 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 29
Views: 2721

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

A car has been booked with Elsenham Cabs (01279 815303). Pick up at the Cricketer's Arms at 17.45 and return leaving the White Horse at 00.00
by AHB
13:05 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 593
Views: 46261

Re: A reason to get up early

And the Geminids are at their peak on 14th December
by AHB
10:26 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 29
Views: 2721

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

I am contacting the first two reserves as we speak...

And also trying to book a taxi to cope with 5 passengers. These being:
  • AHB
  • EDN
  • IDJ
  • MPM
  • CPR
by AHB
10:26 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 8399

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Tom — trains permitting, I hope to be at the B&F around 16.30 and will help to get the room ready and the wines poured.
by AHB
15:45 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 64
Views: 3919

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

I took mine home last night. You received another review this morning. Mrs B said "It looks really professional and the pictures are very pretty."
by AHB
01:00 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2051
Views: 259288

Re: Apostrophe crimes

I didn’t write that! IOS did. Damn autocorrect.
by AHB
00:59 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 64
Views: 3919

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Where did the review appear?
by AHB
18:41 Thu 06 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 8399

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Wish I’d seen this earlier. I was there at lunchtime!
by AHB
18:38 Thu 06 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 17
Views: 1855

Re: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

The wines on the night we’re: Quinta de la Rosa Branco 2016 Berry Brothers Finest St James’s Reserve (de la Rosa) Quinta de la Rosa Finest Reserve Berry Brothers William Pickering Tawny (Noval) Graham 1994 Colheita Graham 1963 Colheita Berry Brothers 2012 LBV (Noval) Taylor 2009 Taylor 2007 Fonseca ...
by AHB
18:32 Thu 06 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 64
Views: 3919

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

I picked up my copy this afternoon. I look forward to a long, long read.
by AHB
18:30 Thu 06 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 12
Views: 1176

Re: 1993 - A hunt

I have a godson who was born in 1993. I couldn’t get him a case of port from his birth year but I did get him a case of Tokaji - it is a superb year for Tokaji. There are also some pretty good Australian wines, if my memory serves me well.
by AHB
19:47 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 29
Views: 2721

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

If anyone is unable to make it to the Christmas tasting, please say so as soon as you are aware of that fact in order to give people on the waiting list a decent chance of reorganising their schedules to attend. Tom - do you need anything from us in advance? Am I allowed to be radical and have a sma...
by AHB
14:48 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 64
Views: 3919

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

jdaw1 wrote:
20:22 Mon 03 Dec 2018
Message received from the fulfilment company, at about noon today = Mon 3rd Dec.

> The singles (1 copy) mailed on Friday and bulks (2 and above) are leaving from today. You will receive yours tomorrow. 10 boxes.
And have you?
by AHB
14:46 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Humblebragging here in NY
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Humblebragging here in NY

The October 2019 school break (say weekend of 26-27 October or a day the following week) might work well for me to be in NY. It's a while — maybe 10 years — since I was last there.
by AHB
14:40 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1403
Views: 164116

Re: Latest buy

Cases of Sandeman 1977 and 1994. Went to an auction to bid on Dow’s 1966 and Warre’s 1970 but these came up first and no one was interested so couldn’t resist. Other two lots went for silly money! Two very nice Ports which don't have the secondary market profile of D66 or W70. You should enjoy the ...
by AHB
08:40 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Virtual Tasting?

It was fun and I’d be up for one, but a weekend in January would be better for me than December — unless you particularly wanted to do something over the holidays. But the holidays are always so busy for me with so many family visits and me driving everywhere.
by AHB
00:03 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 8399

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Hi, am also confirming my attendance. Sadly I have also to report that George cannot make it to this tasting but EDT has agreed to step in. So please change attendee list. regards WS1 George emailed me earlier this evening to say he will be able to join us on Tuesday evening. Please don’t cancel hi...
by AHB
20:51 Mon 03 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 8399

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

George Sandeman has also confirmed his attendance.
by AHB
22:03 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 8399

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

I'm still in, subject to final confirmation of the cost of attending. Please advise when you can.
by AHB
21:57 Sun 02 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 30.11.2018 2016 Vintage Port tasting in Germany
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Re: 30.11.2018 2016 Vintage Port tasting in Germany

Axel, I hope the event went well and proved really popular with German and other potential buyers of the vintage. I look forward to the days when I am no longer employed by a multinational and have the freedom to travel to Germany (and to book my tickets a long way in advance) to attend both your sh...