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by AHB
14:29 Fri 13 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What's happening to all the port?
Replies: 0
Views: 87

What's happening to all the port?

I was having a chat the other day with Carlos Alves, port maker for Sogevinus since 2013, who was in London briefly this week. One of the topics we discussed was why there is so much less vintage port made and sold today, compared with 40 or 50 years ago. We agreed that beneficios had not reduced by...
by AHB
13:52 Fri 13 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 6156

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

DRT wrote:
22:40 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Just one question: wasn't it supposed to be coming home? :roll:
The Port you mean? Yes, it arrived safely this morning. Thanks for asking.
by AHB
20:18 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 6156

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Reconfirming attendance. PM sent.
by AHB
21:51 Tue 10 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Calem 10YO Tawny bottled 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 51

NV Calem 10YO Tawny bottled 2015

Dark amber orange colour; 50% opaque. Some bruised orange on the nose with some off-putting chemical plasticiser. On the palate this is sweet, round and full of toffee. Yet the sweetness is held in check by generous apple acidity and a tobacco spiciness. A powerful aftertaste of almond and a little ...
by AHB
14:54 Mon 09 Jul 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, folks
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Hello, folks

Welcome Michael I've been to a few of the tutored tastings at Berry's and have enjoyed them all. They are much more formally organised than the genteel chaos that is the Port Walk. The tutored tastings tend to be seated classroom style in rows with your glasses laid out in front of you. Over the cou...
by AHB
14:43 Mon 09 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical
Replies: 21
Views: 1251

Re: PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical

I'm unlikely to be able to make the last week of September.
by AHB
14:39 Mon 09 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 20
Views: 566

Re: Valuation?

If you're able to post some pictures, we may be able to help you. Please also let us know where you are in the world.
by AHB
16:11 Mon 02 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 57
Views: 3297

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)

Ck63 shouldn't suffer from an 8 hour decant, provided you keep it reasonably cool.

My arrival will be delayed tomorrow night as I have a dental appointment late in the day. I should arrive between 19.00 and 19.30.
by AHB
15:37 Sun 01 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Buying LBV
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: Buying LBV

To Ronnie's list I would add the following LBVs which I know are bottled unfiltered and intended to be capable of ageing: - Sandeman - Ferreira - Offley - Quevedo - Quinta das Lamelas I think, but can't be certain, that Noval make both a filtered LBV and one which is intended to be able to age. Warr...
by AHB
15:32 Sun 01 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lbv vs vintage
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Lbv vs vintage

As DRT said earlier, there are some Port producers who make LBV that is only marginally below vintage quality and which is intended to be capable of maturing and improving in the bottle for several decades - although not for as long as vintage port. Some of us on TPF have been enjoying Warre and Smi...
by AHB
22:26 Thu 28 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 57
Views: 3297

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)

It’s too warm for vintage port at the moment, so I’ll bring a bottle of Noval ‘68 colheita (chilled, of course).
by AHB
20:35 Thu 28 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)
Replies: 57
Views: 3297

Re: Offline 3rd July B&F Red Room - Bring a bottle to share (sighted)

Sorry. Simple answer is that I don't know at the moment. I'll look shortly.
by AHB
21:59 Wed 20 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

Cellar plan customers of BBR have just received an email advising them that the one week advance sale period for autumn /winter events has just opened.

The Port Walk is on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November. I have a ticket for Thursday.
by AHB
12:47 Wed 20 Jun 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Port
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: New to Port

Welcome Nuno, it is good to see you here. I'm very interested in what you have said about making your own porto in 2016. Did you make a fortified wine from grapes grown in Tras-os-Montes? I know some producers who make fortified wines in the Alentejo, but never before from Tras-os-Montes. Please let...
by AHB
22:50 Tue 19 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 43
Views: 3951

Re: 2016 Declarations

Front page updated. Please continue to post any other 2016 vintage ports you hear about, especially from smaller companies. Did Churchill, de la Rosa, Tedo or Crasto make a 2016 port?
by AHB
19:52 Thu 14 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 16
Views: 841

1991/92 Double Horizontal

I was looking back through our offlines and we have organised tastings of most major vintages having done 1945, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985 and 1994. (And 1997, although I wasn't there). The obvious gap is 1991/92. If I were to organise a 1991 / 1992 double...
by AHB
16:21 Tue 12 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1760

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

Confirmation of change of booking received from Bar Douro.

My train looks to be arriving in Euston at 18.37. I’ll be with you about 19.00.
by AHB
09:45 Tue 12 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1760

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

Or a Sharpie
by AHB
08:27 Tue 12 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1760

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

Bear in mind we won’t have space at Bar Douro for tasting mats. Best we’ll be able to use is stickies — but we may not even be able to get 4 glasses each and we’ll have to negotiate corkage on the night!
by AHB
22:47 Mon 11 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1760

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

flash_uk wrote:
19:07 Mon 11 Jun 2018
Planets are aligning...I may be able to make it. Will check tonight and confirm.
If you are able to, could you call Bar Douro and ask if we can increase the booking from 3 to 4 people please? I won’t get the chance to call them much before I arrive.
by AHB
22:45 Mon 11 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1760

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

jdaw1 wrote:
19:37 Mon 11 Jun 2018
Bring a bottle to share?
Absolutely
by AHB
18:20 Mon 11 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1760

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

I’ll book a perch for 3 at Bar Douro for tomorrow night.
by AHB
18:03 Sun 10 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1760

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

Since it appears to be just the two of us, let’s go for Bar Douro. I’m travelling down from Liverpool by train that afternoon - would you be OK with a 7pm start just to give me a bit of extra time?