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by AHB
12:45 Wed 16 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 7th September ?
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Thursday 7th September ?

I could make 6th or 7th.
by AHB
12:54 Mon 14 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Voice of the Vintage (1938), Gaumont-British
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Voice of the Vintage (1938), Gaumont-British

The BFI National Archive reports that they do not hold a copy of the film. There is a reference to the film in Volume 52, Number 4182 of Today's Cinema published on 31 March 1939, which can be viewed by making an appointment to visit the BFI Reuben Library . Contact with their chief archivist may po...
by AHB
12:30 Thu 10 Aug 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

It was nice to catch up with people last night, despite the rain and the dreadful train journey home. Thanks to Mike for arranging everything, impeccably done as usual. Thanks also to everyone for bringing such a great selection of ports. I managed 1 point in the blind bottle guessing point - which ...
by AHB
15:57 Wed 09 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 1219

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

I decanted at 7am. I think my bottle is OK. It was the first time I tried it. And the second.
by AHB
07:42 Wed 09 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 1219

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

I'm having to catch the train in to Waterloo so may. E delayed. I'm aiming to be there at 6.30.
by AHB
08:57 Thu 03 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 1219

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

I'll go for:
* No starter
* Scallops and bacon with tiger prawns and spring onion BUT NO CHILLI
* Side of chips
* Desert on the day (perhaps)
by AHB
08:33 Thu 03 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Mystery bottle of ruby port
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Mystery bottle of ruby port

If you took any pictures, please post them or share your thoughts and comments with the rest of folks who read the forum.
by AHB
13:57 Tue 01 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1064
Views: 144627

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Berry's have just launched their summer sale. Included in the discounted lines are the following ports: Dow 1970 - discounted by 20% to £88 (prices quoted are per single and are inclusive of duty and VAT unless otherwise stated) Delaforce 1977 in magnum - discounted 30% to £150 Martinez 1994 - disc...
by AHB
13:19 Tue 01 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Mystery bottle of ruby port
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Mystery bottle of ruby port

Cory, You should find that the contents of the bottle taste a little like barley-water — sweet, a little bland but with a grapefruit or green apple acidity that stops it from being totally unpleasant. As Derek says, these styles of port are not made to be aged in the bottle but rarely do they turn i...
by AHB
11:23 Tue 01 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017

I will be present.

I can print, although I'll be travelling from Bracknell so unlikely to be early. As no-one else has volunteered to do so, I will.

I am bringing port. I briefly flirted with the idea of bringing not-Port — and then came to my senses. I decanted at 08.00.
by AHB
15:47 Mon 31 Jul 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 21-23 June 2017: The Port Forum 10th Anniversary Celebration
Replies: 17
Views: 820

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

Did anyone take a picture of or make a note of the bottle which Dirk Niepoort brought to the Confraria Gala Dinner? I'm not sure if the correct spelling of the producer is "Amandio" or "Armandio".

Thanks.
by AHB
19:03 Sat 29 Jul 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Martinez 1987 vintage port
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Martinez 1987 vintage port

I've been offered a pipe of 1987 Martinez vintage port.

If anyone is interested in buying some, please drop me a PM or an email for details.
by AHB
13:09 Fri 28 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Alcohol and health
Replies: 333
Views: 41883

Re: Alcohol and health

I vaguely remember reading an article a couple of days ago that said drinking alcohol improves your memory.

I've been dry for five days now. Time to open the next bottle of port, I think. If only I can remember where I put the next bottle.
by AHB
13:04 Fri 28 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Emergency, Tuesday 1st August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: Emergency, Mon 31st July or Tue 1st Aug or Wed 2nd Aug 2017

I can't do Wednesday. I could possibly do Monday or Tuesday. Possibly.
by AHB
19:31 Sat 22 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Can anyone help us?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Can anyone help us?

Sten, I had to smile when I read your post. I have absolutely no idea which shipper was bottled by either of these two wine merchants so I can't help you, but I really do hope someone is able to. I presume that you have already asked whether the two companies have any records which you might be able...
by AHB
13:16 Fri 21 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's just not cricket
Replies: 2378
Views: 75163

Re: It's just not cricket

Is anyone else planning to be at the Oval tonight? (Apart from KP.)
by AHB
16:46 Thu 20 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's just not cricket
Replies: 2378
Views: 75163

Re: It's just not cricket

According to the rumours, it rather seems that KP is texting du Plessis asking whether he is needed for the third test.
by AHB
16:39 Thu 20 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Couriers
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Couriers

I have my own collection of grumbles for delivery / courier services and Phil's story of a phantom attempted delivery is so true - that was a delivery to my wife's work when no-one was at home to accept a delivery at 2pm on a weekday. My wife works in a school. However, I also take Derek's point. I ...
by AHB
23:32 Wed 19 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 1219

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

I'd stick with the green room for the moment, but enquire if the red room is available.
by AHB
23:20 Wed 19 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 236751

Re: One quiz at a time

Oh for goodness sake! Get on with it.

Is it English?
by AHB
10:57 Sun 16 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 236751

Re: One quiz at a time

flash_uk wrote:
14:27 Fri 14 Jul 2017
On Thursday night I tried a wine for the first time - one I had been keen to sample. What was it? Producer will do, don't need the year.

Alex - you need to sit this one out....you know the answer!
It took me a while to remember, but I did eventually.
by AHB
05:42 Thu 13 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th July - La nuit avant le jour de Bastille
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: Thu 13th July - La nuit avant le jour de Bastille

jdaw1 wrote:
23:31 Wed 12 Jul 2017
Who to print?
Unfortunately I can't.
by AHB
19:21 Wed 12 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th July - La nuit avant le jour de Bastille
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: Thu 13th July - La nuit avant le jour de Bastille

I couldn't get tickets for Lords so we'll start for with the plan to meet at the Boot & Flogger.
by AHB
14:10 Wed 12 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th July - La nuit avant le jour de Bastille
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: Thu 13th July - La nuit avant le jour de Bastille

Gents It has just come to my attention that there is a Twenty20 match at Lords on Thursday. Although the game is sold out, we may be able to get 3 tickets. If we can get tickets, would people be interested in using Lords as a venue for our offline on the 13th? Note that you are only allowed to bring...
by AHB
21:52 Tue 11 Jul 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th July - La nuit avant le jour de Bastille
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: Thu 13th July - La nuit avant le jour de Bastille

AHB wrote:
22:23 Mon 10 Jul 2017
I suggest a theme of "bring a blinded bottle of vintage port" unless you have something else you'd like to try?