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by AHB
17:43 Thu 14 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Enjoyed the two bottles we bought from you a few years back (a suspicious looking exchange at Waterloo Station). A bit grassy, but that only required discretion in its application. I agree with you about the grassy tone, but I've learnt to like the green note and find it adds to certain salads and ...
by AHB
13:53 Thu 14 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 78
Views: 3783

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

Nicos has just emailed me to request:
Cornish Crab Salad
Rib eye steak with chips (cooking not specified so assume medium rare)
Cheese (mainly blue)
by AHB
12:00 Thu 14 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 78
Views: 3783

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

Please could somebody check the food order (my order being different to that in the thread, but hopefully only mine). That done, if it is correct, pls message Charles to send it to the B&F: we have orders from both menus, and should verify whether that is permitted. My food order is correct. I've n...
by AHB
11:57 Thu 14 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

PhilW wrote:
10:19 Thu 14 Dec 2017
Assuming this is the same as discussed at the Calem tasting, then yes please to 6 for me.
It is the same. Most people asked me to reconfirm after the Calem tasting - something about not remembering too clearly after a bottle and a half of port.
by AHB
11:45 Thu 14 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

First post updated with the list of attendees, including JDAW and John Ireland. As a bit of lobbying for when you refine the theme, I'd like to do this tasting either wholly blind so no-one knows what we are tasting (I have some black sleeve bags we could use) or wholly sighted. Alternatively it cou...
by AHB
10:10 Thu 14 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

I'm ordering some (new harvest) olive oil which should arrive in the UK in January. I'm ordering 48 x 50cl bottles. Cost is approximately £10 per bottle. I'm happy to share (or happy to keep them all!). If anyone would like any, please say so here. AHB - 30 bottles CMAG - 12 bottles PW - 6 bottles
by AHB
14:08 Wed 13 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Tony - let me know if you're happy for me to edit your first post, or feel free to copy and paste what I've put below. People who have responded are: TC SCD MPM CPR IDJ DRL AHB DRT (who has a bottle with three 8's in the vintage) ADV (tentative) RLC I note that JDAW has not yet responded! We should ...
by AHB
13:59 Wed 13 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Royal Wedding, May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

Should we pick a date now, accepting the risk that it might be a little early or late. ¿Tuesday 22 nd May 2018? Not half term; currently free in my diary. The proposed date works. Should we attempt to meet in Windsor? Looking at the diary / tasting calendar, could we move this forward to 15th May s...
by AHB
13:39 Wed 13 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Royal Wedding, May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
00:54 Wed 13 Dec 2017
Should we pick a date now, accepting the risk that it might be a little early or late. ¿Tuesday 22nd May 2018?
Not half term; currently free in my diary. The proposed date works.

Should we attempt to meet in Windsor?
by AHB
14:06 Tue 12 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Royal Wedding, May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: Royal Wedding, May 2018

In principle, yes please.

However, please make sure it's not a date in May on or before the 9th since I will be running around like a headless chicken organising the BFT.
by AHB
23:22 Sun 10 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What's the value?
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: What's the value?

You have two unusual bottles and it won't be easy to give you an idea of their value since they are so unusual. The first bottle is a vintage port from a producer who no longer exists - what is the word under and to the right of "DE MOOR"? The second bottle is of a port which has been aged in wood b...
by AHB
23:14 Sun 10 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1205

Re: BBR port walk 2017

Sadly I wasn't able to make it this year. Would someone mind posting the list of delicious beverages for me to envy? I just happen to be typing my notes up at the moment. We had on offer the following items of purple happiness: 1) Berry Bros. & Rudd Finest St James's Reserve Ruby Port (from Quinta ...
by AHB
01:26 Sat 09 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 148
Views: 17406

Re: Pointless Statistics

It's nearly that time of year again...
by AHB
15:48 Fri 08 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 78
Views: 3783

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

I have a friend and an historically occasional attendee at TPF events. Although he is not a TPF member, he was at the first TPF offline 10 years ago. Nicos Neocleous would very much like to join us on December 19th, if that would be acceptable to everyone. Nicos is happy to make a monetary contribut...
by AHB
23:29 Thu 07 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Fonseca LBV
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: 2011 Fonseca LBV

Very rich and moreish. A good LBV. It's not bad, is it? Would you mind if I split your tasting note apart from mine? The only reason I'd like to is that your note is based on a different bottle from the one that mine is based on. If we show it as two separate posts on the same wine, it shows up in ...
by AHB
23:27 Thu 07 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 2nd Jan 2018, Bring a Bottle (ideally of 1878)
Replies: 18
Views: 293

Re: Tue 2nd or Wed 3rd or Thu 4th Jan 2018

Why are we assuming that we have to choose one of the three evenings? I am assuming that JDAW is suggesting we meet on all three evenings (and perhaps even for lunch on two days as well, why else would he have suggested five different themes?).
by AHB
23:23 Thu 07 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 7th Dec
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Thu 7th Dec

No problem. I had a very pleasant evening with my daughter instead.
by AHB
23:23 Thu 07 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Purple Pages Query
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Purple Pages Query

Is anyone on the forum a subscriber to Jancis Robinson's site?

Thanks.
by AHB
06:51 Thu 07 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 25
Views: 1802

Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Please assume 14 bottles and 10 people attending.
by AHB
20:55 Wed 06 Dec 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Quinta Do Vesuvio 1994
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Quinta Do Vesuvio 1994

Could you let us know where you are?

It would also be useful if you could tell us when you got these bottles and how they came into your posession.

And if you can post some pictures, that also really helps.
by AHB
20:54 Wed 06 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40
Replies: 78
Views: 3783

Re: Tuesday 19th December - 77@40

Do we have a spare seat at the '77 tasting? There are a couple of people I met yesterday who might be interested in joining us if that is the case. My food order: No starter Roast Turkey main Probably no desert on the night (but if I have one it will likely be the Lemon and Ginger Cheesecake — if I ...
by AHB
20:48 Wed 06 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 25
Views: 1802

Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

I shall print the pseudo-placemats on Friday 15th so please note no changes will be able to be made to the placemats after 7am on that day.

JDAW — thank you for making the sticky labels.
by AHB
20:45 Wed 06 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 25
Views: 1802

Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Only to the extent that mine is an unknown bottle, believed vintage port.

Which reminds me, I should get it out and stand it up.
by AHB
20:44 Wed 06 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 7th Dec
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Thu 7th Dec

Very short notice, I know, but my boss has just changed the timing of some meetings tomorrow with the result that I will be in London late Thursday afternoon.

If anyone is around and would like to meet up, just say so here.
by AHB
14:16 Sun 03 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Great Canal Journeys - Rio Douro
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Great Canal Journeys - Rio Douro

They did define interstellar space quite carefully on the program. It is the point at which Voyager was no longer within the Sun's magneto-sphere and was therefore in the bit of space between stars.