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by AHB
08:51 Fri 21 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 21
Views: 2530

Re: 1991/92 Double Horizontal

uncle tom wrote:
12:34 Wed 19 Sep 2018
Do we have a date for this yet?
No, I'm so busy at work that this might not happen this year.
by AHB
08:50 Fri 21 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor's historic limited edition
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Taylor's historic limited edition

As far as I can remember from when the wine was shown at the BFT in May this year, it is a special blend put together purely for this bottling. I forget what the average age of the wine is, but I'll see if I can find out.
by AHB
17:45 Sun 16 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 210
Views: 15396

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Default food order for me please
by AHB
13:58 Fri 14 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 155058

Re: Latest buy

I've just taken delivery of 6 70cl bottles of Taylor 1970. The slightly smaller bottles look quite quaint.
by AHB
09:00 Fri 14 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 2503

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

I gave 2 points to Sandeman and 1 to each of Noval, Taylor, Offley and Dow

Honourable mentions went to Smith Woodhouse, Capela and Skeffington
by AHB
08:27 Fri 14 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 13
Views: 2813

Re: The Standard Food Order

Rebecca - RJGO - has requested a standard food order of crab salad followed by rare steak with thin chips
by AHB
12:22 Thu 13 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bad News if You're Shipping Port in the EU
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Bad News if You're Shipping Port in the EU

StuartC wrote:
13:43 Mon 10 Sep 2018
AHB, if you don't mind me asking - which country were you trying to ship to?
Stuart, I was trying to ship from the UK to Portugal.
by AHB
12:19 Thu 13 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 2503

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

Hi! (my first post, I have been reading here for a year or two, but only just started an account). I wish I was living in London and could participate in this event. But I do hope to enjoy reading your opinions on the 2016 vintages, as I plan to buy one or two for my son (who was born that year) so...
by AHB
12:11 Thu 13 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Valriz
Replies: 0
Views: 180

2016 Valriz

Unusually for young vintage port, this wine was not opaque. Gentle Parma Violets infuse the nose, sweet and slightly powdery at first but moving to be an astringent (and still powdery) blackcurrant with a little swirl. Modest bodied entry, with the astringent blackcurrant and powerful acidity domina...
by AHB
12:07 Thu 13 Sep 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 12 September — 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Wed 12 September — 2016

On Wednesday 12th September, a group of us got together to taste the 2016 vintage from 20 different shippers. These samples were tasted sighted, from bottles which were opened shortly before being tasted, but which were revisited over the course of about 4 hours. A special thank you to Tony Carter o...
by AHB
14:33 Wed 12 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 2503

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

I've just had a call from B&F asking for some help in pulling together their preparation for tonight. They can't trace a pre-order for food so I have asked them to be ready to serve the following: AHB - no starter, rib eye (medium rare) with thin chips, side of beans & shallots IDJ - truffle Mac and...
by AHB
19:40 Mon 10 Sep 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Wine Auctioneer

I took a good look at the photo. I think the photo is upside down and what we can see is the O and part of the R from the word PORT. I’d have to check my records, but I have a few bottles that were sealed with PORT across the cork, mostly port from pre-WW2.
by AHB
06:40 Mon 10 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sourcing T stoppers
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Sourcing T stoppers

Or ask an importer. They often have bags of them lying around from the trade shows they do.
by AHB
06:38 Mon 10 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 2503

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

I can confirm that I will be able to attend.

If the food order has been submitted, I’ll order on the night. If it’s not been submitted, please could I have my standard order.

I will also bring something a little more mature than 2016 to drink with / after dinner.
by AHB
23:20 Fri 07 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 770

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

I think we should celebrate the launch of the book with an offline. I will choose a date and start a thread to that effect. Keep an eye on the events forum later this weekend...
by AHB
15:34 Fri 07 Sep 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Wine Auctioneer

Stuart - if nothing else, I can gaze longingly at the photos you post and admire pictures of wines I am unlikely to ever own. I love pictures of port bottles, I accept my wife's assertion that I may not be wholly normal in this respect, but please do keep posting them.
by AHB
09:26 Fri 07 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 770

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Could you create a stand-up cardboard mock-up of the cover or contents page and some blurb (plus a link to portvintages.com) and then ask if you could leave it in places like the B&F, Bar Douro on a notice board or the end of the bar?
by AHB
18:35 Wed 05 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Big Fortified Tasting 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Big Fortified Tasting 2019

The date for the Big Fortified Tasting in 2019 is set for April 16. This is the Tuesday before the Easter weekend, which should be a better date for the Sherry producers as it does not clash with the Jerez fair. As in the previous year, this is a trade only tasting but volunteers from TPF who would ...
by AHB
14:42 Wed 05 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Churchill
Replies: 0
Views: 107

1997 Churchill

Served by the glass at Bar Douro @ £14 for a 100ml pour. Dark red, but with a dark brown tone; opaque with a narrow rim. Gentle, sweet attractive fruit nose, complex with sweet damson and green vegetal notes. Very lovely on the palate. Full of fruit with the tannin and acidity to balance perfectly. ...
by AHB
14:21 Wed 05 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 210
Views: 15396

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Ck12 and Ck24 now at the B&F.
by AHB
14:13 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 210
Views: 15396

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I'll drop my bottle off either tomorrow or next Tuesday (or Wednesday, or Thursday)
by AHB
14:11 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 770

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

My order also already in. But do I order a second copy, one which can be signed by the author...
by AHB
14:10 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bad News if You're Shipping Port in the EU
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Bad News if You're Shipping Port in the EU

I believe that if you have an account with the courier company, then you can still ship within the EU. You have to ship duty deferred and pay the duty and VAT of the destination country. The courier company will handle all of the admin and payments for you and will simply charge these to your accoun...
by AHB
17:50 Mon 03 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September
Replies: 49
Views: 2503

Re: 2016 VP's - Wed 12 September

If I'm able to attend (still not certain) should I bring a bottle of something a little more mature with which we can rinse our palates after the hard work of the young ports?
by AHB
17:49 Mon 03 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bad News if You're Shipping Port in the EU
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Bad News if You're Shipping Port in the EU

Today I walked into a DHL Service Centre to send some bottles of Port to a friend in another EU country, something I have done nearly every year for the last decade. Apologetically, I was informed that it was no longer possible to do this due to customs regulations. Apparently national customs agenc...