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by AHB
13:21 Sat 24 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2014 Quinta Santa Eufemia
Replies: 0
Views: 18

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: 0
Views: 23

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: 2571

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: 5175

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: 160

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: 240

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: 217536

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: 160

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: 217536

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: 5175

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: 5175

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: 217536

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: 217536

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: 217536

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: 194189

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: 154

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: 217536

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: 194189

Re: Apostrophe crimes

— … ‘ ’ “ ”

Excellent! Thank you. I shall endeavour to be correctly punctuated in the future.
by AHB
19:05 Sun 04 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194189

Re: Apostrophe crimes

I feel sorry for people for whom English is a second language - and usually in awe of their linguistic capabilities. I feel sorry for people for whom English is a first language — they have no excuse. Find the ASCII codes for me for an em-dash (and an ellipsis) and I will gladly use the correct pun...
by AHB
19:01 Sun 04 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: UK Government Cellar List
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: UK Government Cellar List

uncle tom wrote:
09:33 Sun 04 Jun 2017
I think they would get much better prices at Christies if they allowed the catalogue to say where the bottles had come from..
I completely agree.
by AHB
19:00 Sun 04 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217536

Re: One quiz at a time

The closest guesses so far are 1963, 1962 and 1920, in that order.
by AHB
07:07 Sun 04 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217536

Re: One quiz at a time

1892 is the nearest guess so far, but is not correct.
by AHB
07:07 Sun 04 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: UK Government Cellar List
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: UK Government Cellar List

Is this cellar run by someone who knows something about wine? - or some unknown buggins from the department for straightening paperclips.. Having been a Civil Servant for two decades (two decades ago) I suspect their wine supplier (BBR?) provides expert advice at huge cost to the tax payer and then...
by AHB
22:56 Sat 03 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 217536

Re: One quiz at a time

A very simple question - and actually one I will have to research the answer for.

What is the vintage of the oldest bottle of unfortified wine I currently have in my wine collection?
by AHB
22:53 Sat 03 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 55
Views: 1843

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Old Bridge wrote:
22:41 Sat 03 Jun 2017
But it still wasn't better than Taylor 2010 LBV so far in 2017?
I am rather a long way behind in the tasting notes I have posted. Perhaps I should keep my footer more up to date than my tasting notes. I shall update my footer tomorrow.