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by AHB
20:59 Wed 22 Feb 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1994 Taylors Vintage Port
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: 1994 Taylors Vintage Port

Could you say where you are located please?
by AHB
19:17 Wed 22 Feb 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

I'd like to propose Thursday 21st of December as the date of our 2017 Port Forum Christmas extravaganza. (This ties in with my Ipswich team Christmas lunch so puts me in the right place at the right time.) I haven't asked Tom yet, but I am hoping that he will kindly agree to host the Christmas offli...
by AHB
19:12 Wed 22 Feb 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix
Replies: 75
Views: 2498

Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

No starter
Sirloin steak (medium rare) with hand-cut chips and béarnaise sauce
No dessert (or dessert on the night)
by AHB
18:04 Wed 22 Feb 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Have I missed this boat?* I was unable to commit previously but I discover now that I'm on annual leave for the whole of June, prior to terminating my contract. I have a couple of engagements the following week (speaking at a conference, pouring gargantuan quantities of liquor down the throats of e...
by AHB
01:05 Tue 21 Feb 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Mon 27 Feb 2017 - Hawksmoor Air Street Monday Wine Club
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Mon 27 Feb 2017 - Hawksmoor Air Street Monday Wine Club

DRT wrote:
00:47 Tue 21 Feb 2017
I had a teenie-weenie lamb steak with mushrooms and green stuff and a glass of whisky at home. It sounds like we had similar nights :confused:
It sounds identical. I had mushrooms too.
by AHB
00:08 Tue 21 Feb 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Mon 27 Feb 2017 - Hawksmoor Air Street Monday Wine Club
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Mon 27 Feb 2017 - Hawksmoor Air Street Monday Wine Club

Three of us happened to be in the right place at the right time to take advantage of Hawksmoor's Monday Night Wine Club where you are charged £5 corkage for any bottle of any size. We had a lovely, deep Pommery Cuvée Louise 2002 Champage as an aperitif, a magnificent deep and powerful Gruaud Larose ...
by AHB
09:30 Sat 18 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: My way towards my first vintage
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: My way towards my first vintage

I'm really pleased you managed to get a refund, which is only fair. And can I assume that you immediately gave the SAQ their money back in exchange for a replacement bottle whose colour you checked with a flashlight?
by AHB
00:08 Sat 18 Feb 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2009 Quinta da Leda
Replies: 1
Views: 69

2009 Quinta da Leda

Bought by the bottle for £69 from the Hotel du Vin in Bristol - but they only have 2 bottles left. After sitting in the decanter for about an hour this was sharp, acidic and unbalanced. I was worried. However after a further 30 minutes this had started we to pull itself together and after 180 minute...
by AHB
08:42 Fri 17 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: JDAW dreams of Portugal - Harvest 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 2383

Re: JDAW dreams of Portugal - Harvest 2016

It took some time, but eventually the small group was complete. Their host for the visit was Ana, who was based at the Quinta and looked after the pre-booked and pre-organised visits. Most of the group had had the opportunity to visit Quinta do Noval before, but the pleasure of visiting this iconic ...
by AHB
14:35 Thu 16 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1054
Views: 134182

Re: Port for sale by retailer

I note that The Wine Society Exhibition vintage port has moved on to be the 1985 Smith Woodhouse. Not a bad port.
by AHB
13:42 Thu 16 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: My way towards my first vintage
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: My way towards my first vintage

Did you taste the first bottle? How was it compared to the second?

(And thank you for the wonderful story.)
by AHB
13:29 Thu 16 Feb 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Two Cases of Vintage Port For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Two Cases of Vintage Port For Sale

Charlotte

Could you confirm that these are 6 bottle cases please?

Many thanks.

Alex
by AHB
15:13 Wed 15 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages - Slow to mature but worth the wait...
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Port Vintages - Slow to mature but worth the wait...

It is an excellent book and deserves to be published. Any progress on the crowdfunding initiative?
by AHB
23:37 Fri 10 Feb 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Vintage port
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Vintage port

flash_uk wrote:
08:14 Sat 04 Feb 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
01:48 Sat 04 Feb 2017
Also, to attract buyers here you might wish to mention where you are — or, more relevantly, where is the bottle. UK? USA? In either case, roughly where within?
Lee h wrote:
13:10 Tue 31 Jan 2017
...I live in watford.thanks lee
Easy to confuse Watford, Hertfordshire with Watford City, North Dakota.
by AHB
23:33 Sun 29 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix
Replies: 75
Views: 2498

Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

I'm in. I could bring F83 (or more accurately, I can bring F83 if I have any left, otherwise IDJ can hopefully bring F83 for me since he has my other bottles of it). As Mike alluded to in earlier post, I have managed to secure a bottle of F80 from an unopened and well stored case. Will hopefully th...
by AHB
12:36 Fri 27 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017
Replies: 113
Views: 4631

Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

CMAG has asked if he could bring a guest to replace Cookie. If permitted, his guest's initials are TB, presumed to be right handed and would like to eat a potted crab starter followed by a medium sirloin steak.
by AHB
18:58 Wed 25 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 25th Jan - Emergency
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Wed 25th Jan - Emergency

I'm not feeling great today so I'll pass. Enjoy gents.
by AHB
15:28 Wed 25 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 44
Views: 1804

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Charles, Tony, Axel - are you planning attending the 55 @ 55 again offline on Thu 6th April?

Jorgen - there is a place available for you if you will be in the UK that day. Please let me know.
by AHB
14:25 Wed 25 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017
Replies: 113
Views: 4631

Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Unfortunately Chris Appleby is not available on 1st Feb.
by AHB
19:37 Mon 23 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix
Replies: 75
Views: 2498

Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

G83 dropped off at the B&F earlier today.
by AHB
19:35 Mon 23 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017
Replies: 113
Views: 4631

Re: 77@40 from Magnum and Tappit Hen - Wed 1st Feb 2017

Tappit Hen of G77 dropped off at B&F earlier today.
by AHB
08:42 Sun 22 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Crystal ball
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: Crystal ball

uncle tom wrote:
07:34 Sat 21 Jan 2017
So today those same ports would cost £60, £65 and £53.
Should have added 20% VAT to those numbers.. :wink:
That's what Winesearcher was telling me you could buy these wines for in December, including VAT and duty.
by AHB
23:55 Fri 20 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: JDAW dreams of Portugal - Harvest 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 2383

Re: JDAW dreams of Portugal - Harvest 2016

JDAW stretched lazily. It was early on Monday morning and he was not in a rush. He gently scratched the stubble he had been growing on his chin after having not shaved during his sojourn to the vineyards and watched the sun slowly move down the hill opposite his room. It was going to be another warm...
by AHB
17:41 Fri 20 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Crystal ball
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: Crystal ball

I'm glad you nudged this thread. With the benefit of 10 years of development it has been really interesting to go back to. I looked at some of the prices I was paying for 1970 ports around 2003ish. Croft 1970/£40, Cockburn 1970/£38 Martinez 1970/£35. So today those same ports would cost £60, £65 and...
by AHB
17:26 Fri 20 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix
Replies: 75
Views: 2498

Re: Thursday 9 March 2017, 80s Majors Matrix

I note Tom has not yet responded to the thread. It is entirely possible that he won't be back in the UK by then. However, if he is he might have a bottle of Fonseca 1980 available.