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by AHB
22:13 Mon 26 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A reliable company to collect and forward bottles won at Auction
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: A reliable company to collect and forward bottles won at Auction

A quick search of Benelux Shipping at Companies House reveals the registered office of Benelux Shipping Ltd to be: Roland House, Princes Dock Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 2LD The only director is Jan Willem Christiaan VERSCHOOR who lives in Spain and owns 75% or more of the shares in the compan...
by AHB
22:06 Mon 26 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port To Keep...
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Port To Keep...

A good place to buy them depends on where you are. Let us know your rough location and we'll point you towards a (reasonably) convenient wine merchant where you can buy a bottle or two of 2015 vintage port in the late autumn or early winter. Don't fret too much about storage. They key issue is to la...
by AHB
21:05 Mon 26 Jun 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday night we had dinner at O Paparico and caught up with Roy Hersh face to face for the first time in four years. It was a long evening, Andy arrived during the afternoon and Christopher joined us around midnight straight from the airport. There was a magnum of wine opened, which I remember was ...
by AHB
14:14 Mon 26 Jun 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday morning I made my first visit to the Graham Lodge since the refurbishment three (or was it four?) years ago. I booked in advance, as required, and took the chance to look round the museum at the entrance to the tour. I was taken round by Svetlana, who coped admirably with a group that compri...
by AHB
23:17 Sun 25 Jun 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration

A splendid visit indeed and a massive thanks is due to AHB for his extraordinary efforts in organising these complex events. Everything went according to plan and every curve-ball he was thrown was batted out of the ground with aplomb. Bravo, sir, bravo! Thank you kindly. In line with my request fo...
by AHB
16:23 Sun 25 Jun 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration

And if anyone has lost or misplaced their menu from the Factory House dinner, please let me know as I have 3 spare copies.
by AHB
16:20 Sun 25 Jun 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration
Replies: 7
Views: 117

21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration

A big thank you to everyone who was able to make it to Portugal last week. I had a great time and so much fun, it was good to catch up with folks from the Port Forum and friends from the industry. The itinerary was designed to allow people lots of time and opportunity to explore Oporto and the Douro...
by AHB
13:21 Sat 24 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2014 Quinta Santa Eufemia
Replies: 1
Views: 75

2014 Quinta Santa Eufemia

Dark red, the colour of black cherry juice; medium rim. Lovely nose full of blackcurrant and sweet cornflowers. Smooth entry, satin smooth, the tannins show predominantly on the entry but are wrapped in very sweet black cherry juice. Nice levels of acidity keep the wine fresh and focused. Lovely flo...
by AHB
13:13 Sat 24 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Quinta Santa Eufemia colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 50

2003 Quinta Santa Eufemia colheita

Tasted at the Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia. Brick red, wide rim. Unpleasant rubber bands nose, not attractive. Nice texture on the palate, plenty of fruit backed by a big dose of acidity. Lovely slightly caramelised mid-palate but still with lots of the cherry fruit showing. Caramelised aftertaste and...
by AHB
10:50 Sat 17 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 59
Views: 2625

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

A quick reminder to those coming to Portugal next week, please don't forget the dress codes are jacket and tie for Wednesday night, black tie (including tambuladeira for members of the Confraria) on Thursday and smart casual for dinner on Friday.
by AHB
13:36 Wed 07 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 5238

Re: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017

Because the result of Thursday’s election isn’t clear in advance, I will need to return to the office in time for the 10pm exit polls. So, for me please, slightly small pours. Will you be working all night? Tom and I are likely to be at the other end of Regent Street from your office for most of th...
by AHB
13:29 Wed 07 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A Placemat Volunteer Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: A Placemat Volunteer Needed

flash_uk wrote:
13:23 Wed 07 Jun 2017
Alex, I can get the lot done at the office on Tuesday and bring across on Wednesday morning.
That would be brilliant, thank you.
by AHB
13:21 Wed 07 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Election night
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Election night

Many of us have a tradition of opening a bottle of port and watching the election results come in. This year, for the first time since 2010 , we will have an offline on election night after Theresa May attempted to usurp our long held booking. 14 of us will be consuming 50 year old port. Tom and I w...
by AHB
12:43 Wed 07 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 218620

Re: One quiz at a time

1,498
by AHB
10:11 Wed 07 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A Placemat Volunteer Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 164

A Placemat Volunteer Needed

JDAW has reminded me that I have not yet organised placemats for our anniversary dinner at the Factory House on 21st June. He is correct; amongst all the other details I have remembered, this one was missed. I am out of the country next week but with the assistance of a willing volunteer this oversi...
by AHB
21:39 Tue 06 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 218620

Re: One quiz at a time

1,574 metres
by AHB
21:30 Tue 06 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 5238

Re: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017

Could not deliver the Ck67 and Mz67 yesterday to The B&F due to police checking for evidence after the terrorist attack. Is there any reason to suspect that we might not be able to access the B&F on Thursday evening? :shock: We may have to use Borough (or Southwark) tube stations and come up from t...
by AHB
21:28 Tue 06 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 5238

Re: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017

Because the result of Thursday’s election isn’t clear in advance, I will need to return to the office in time for the 10pm exit polls. So, for me please, slightly small pours. Will you be working all night? Tom and I are likely to be at the other end of Regent Street from your office for most of th...
by AHB
22:40 Mon 05 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 218620

Re: One quiz at a time

1,324 metres
by AHB
13:17 Mon 05 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 218620

Re: One quiz at a time

It is 1964. I bought a case of 12 bottles of Bodegas Franco Esplanolas Royal Reserve in 2013 to share with a number of friends who turned 50 the year after I did. Most of the bottles are now drunk, but a couple remain unopened. I also have a single bottle of Latour 1964 that I must get round to open...
by AHB
12:49 Mon 05 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 218620

Re: One quiz at a time

Closest guesses so far are 1963, 1962 and 1966
by AHB
12:35 Mon 05 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194464

Re: Apostrophe crimes

On a Windows PC, if you hold down the Alt key and type the number in question on the numeric keypad, the character in question will appear when you release the Alt key. That's why the preceding '0' for the em-dash is necessary. This is what you get with the preceding 0: — This is what you get witho...
by AHB
22:54 Sun 04 Jun 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2011 Quinta do Cidro Rufete
Replies: 1
Views: 166

2011 Quinta do Cidro Rufete

This is a single varietal made by Real Companhia Velha. I had the good fortune to try it in Portugal last year and was astonished at how nice it was. I managed to bring a bottle back to the UK and opened it this evening. It is surprisingly light-bodied wine but packs a hidden punch. Delicate, sweet ...
by AHB
22:46 Sun 04 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 218620

Re: One quiz at a time

Closest three guesses are 1963, 1962 and 1973.

That should narrow it down a little.
by AHB
22:45 Sun 04 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194464

Re: Apostrophe crimes

— … ‘ ’ “ ”

Excellent! Thank you. I shall endeavour to be correctly punctuated in the future.