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by AHB
13:27 Mon 16 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19 April 2018: Emergency
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Thu 19 April 2018: Emergency

It so happens that I am in London on Thursday night, with a committee meeting starting at 17.00 and running until who knows when. I shall ensure that I am properly prepared in case I am free relatively early and can transfer to the B&F. I've also PMed you an alternative in case only you and I are av...
by AHB
13:13 Mon 16 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage Port by retailer in London
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Vintage Port by retailer in London

The Boot & Flogger is selling Quinta da Silveira 10 Year Old tawny and claims Davy's is the exclusive UK distributor and retail outlet.

As I visit the supermarkets over the next few days I will take a look at what they have in stock at the moment.
by AHB
12:59 Mon 16 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Tasting
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Tasting

I agree with DRT. While I do try to identify what the wine tastes like, what is more important to me is how enjoyable it is to drink. But I disagree with DRT that a blackberry tastes like a blackberry. Some blackberries are sweet and delicious and I enjoy eating them. Some are small hard and sour an...
by AHB
12:50 Mon 16 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor's LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Taylor's LBV

We're convinced of the merits of ageing LBV beyond its normal parameters. I have a case or two of Croft 2004 LBV in half bottles that was sold very cheaply in 2009-10 by one of the UK supermarkets. While now starting to show its age, I still enjoy these. In addition, we occasionally come across auct...
by AHB
10:10 Mon 16 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

I've just booked a room at the Cricketer's Arms in Rickling Green. Happy to share a taxi as we've done in the past.
by AHB
20:30 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Forum: Press Releases and Announcements
Topic: SOGEVINOUS - BURMESTER RELEASE
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: SOGEVINOUS - BURMESTER RELEASE

I'm delighted to say that for those either attending or helping at the b.f.t., Sogevinus will be pouring their 2016 Burmester for tasting.
by AHB
20:28 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 987

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Sorry, just seen the requested deadline - been working on the b.f.t. all day today.

My order please - special order bone in sirloin steak (or rib-eye if sirloin not available) with bearnaise sauce and a side of green beans. No starter, no dessert.
by AHB
09:11 Tue 10 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4789

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

With RLC and KMH unable to attend, we are now 13 ports for 12 people. Despite the heroics of the 1922 Committee last Tuesday and their desperate thirst, are we happy that this is the right number of bottles for a school night? Should we be opening both the Dow and the McKenzie?
by AHB
19:14 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4789

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

The telepathy was correct. I can (easily) offer Dow, Mackenzie, Martinez or Sandeman. I could dig something else out of storage if necessary. Is this still an adoptive option? Unfortunately not. I will not be at home between now and Tuesday night. Perhaps Tom might have an S63 you could adopt?
by AHB
08:47 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 34
Views: 1206

Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

forest26 wrote:
19:44 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Personally speaking... I like the purity of the theme 2008, 1998, 1988, 1978, 1968, 1958, 1948, 1938, 1908, 1899, 1898, 1897, 1896... (which was the original intention). I can fill most of the years if necessary (except 1908)
I can bring an 1897 that I've been looking for an excuse to open.
by AHB
08:44 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 1180

Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

uncle tom wrote:
20:24 Sat 07 Apr 2018
I should also remark that on the handful of occasions when I have drunk Warre 1922 from a bottle in good condition it has been an amazing port.
Fear not Alex - there are five more bottles, and this was the worst - I guarantee you'll be there again..
Thank you, that is most kind of you.
by AHB
08:33 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4789

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

I will be attending tomorrow, but will be relying on British Rail’s successor companies to get me promptly to London from Rugby. I may be late.
by AHB
08:31 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4789

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
23:23 Sat 07 Apr 2018
Please could those who have deposited 1963s at the B&F reveal what’s there. Who was deposited what?
I have deposited Dow and McKenzie
by AHB
18:03 Sat 07 Apr 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018; mystery 1922; at the B&F
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Thu 05 April 2018; mystery 1922; at the B&F

And for the record, the wine was Warre 1922.
by AHB
17:46 Sat 07 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 1180

Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

I should also remark that on the handful of occasions when I have drunk Warre 1922 from a bottle in good condition it has been an amazing port.
by AHB
17:43 Sat 07 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 1180

Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

I really do try to encourage things. Failure happens, but to criticise a (non-)failure of effort seems unjust. Further, you could subscribe to the Organising Tastings and Get-togethers forum . (That message was deleted from my Sent box earlier today; if not received (I think = not read) then it mig...
by AHB
16:59 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 1180

Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

So what was the mystery 1922 port?
by AHB
16:58 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

I'd like to propose Thursday 13th of December as the date of our 2018 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
16:52 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 1180

Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

Unfortunately I only saw this thread today — and I was actually free last night! Swines: why did no-one email me or text me?

On a separate note, I would prefer to have the Xmas bask on Thursday 13th as I will be on family vacation on Thursday 20th. I'll start a thread to that effect.
by AHB
16:42 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: RE: Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Alex. Rather belatedly, do you have 3 bottles you can spare still? Thank you. Ben Not this time round, but I plan to add some more to the order of Noval 2016 that we will inevitably purchase once the announcements have all been made. Alex - I'm happy to let Ben have three of my six, if that works. ...
by AHB
16:42 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Crusted Port Wine Malvedos 1958 in Magnum format
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: Crusted Port Wine Malvedos 1958 in Magnum format

It looks real to me and I am certain that a "crusted" port was made from the 1958 vintage - this is actually a proper vintage port.
by AHB
16:29 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

benread wrote:
16:20 Thu 05 Apr 2018
Alex. Rather belatedly, do you have 3 bottles you can spare still? Thank you. Ben
Not this time round, but I plan to add some more to the order of Noval 2016 that we will inevitably purchase once the announcements have all been made.
by AHB
12:59 Tue 03 Apr 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 233483

Re: Apostrophe crimes

I think this is debateable. I would have said " readers' " but each of the many true stories would have come from a single individual reader. If that was the case, would the use have been acceptable?
by AHB
14:55 Sat 31 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4789

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Please could I have no starter, special order sirloin on the bone cooked medium rare with skinny fries and a side of beans. No desert.
by AHB
14:52 Sat 31 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and literature
Replies: 256
Views: 28858

Re: Port and literature

Dorothy Sayers again (she clearly liked her Port). In the Lord Peter Wimsey story The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club he is interrupted by Murbles while drinking Cockburn 1886 and they share several glasses together. Daniel did make a passing reference to this fact but didn’t include it in this t...