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by AHB
23:07 Mon 25 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 28th September - Port at the Boot & Flogger
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Thursday 28th September - Port at the Boot & Flogger

I can print on US legal and should be prompt.
by AHB
19:06 Sun 24 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 67
Views: 3118

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Andy Velebil wrote:
10:10 Sun 24 Sep 2017
AHB wrote:
23:35 Sat 23 Sep 2017
Just opened a Warre 1970 and settled down to watch a recording of the Thursday Night Football game between the LA Rams and SF 49'ers.
Fixed 88)
LOL
by AHB
19:03 Sun 24 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: BBR port walk 2017

Is anyone interested in going for dinner somewhere close to Berry's after the Port Walk?
by AHB
16:27 Sun 24 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1069
Views: 147598

Re: Port for sale by retailer

I've received a £30 off voucher for use at Majestic Wines which I'm not going to use. It's valid on any purchase in-store or online with a value of £100+ and expires on 2 October. If anyone would like the voucher then please let me know and I can either give you the details by PM or bring it with me...
by AHB
23:35 Sat 23 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 67
Views: 3118

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

Just opened a Warre 1970 and settled down to watch a recording of the Thursday Night Football game between the LA Rams and SF Fortyniners.
by AHB
23:34 Sat 23 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Buying port in Portugal!
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Buying port in Portugal!

I'm not familiar with the Algarve so can't help with advice on local wine shops. But my general observation is that Portugal is an expensive place to buy port compared to the UK or the US. Any idea which airport you're flying through? I've had success in the past with finding reasonably priced port ...
by AHB
20:26 Sat 23 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: International Launch of Taylor’s Rare Aged Tawny Port
Replies: 58
Views: 4211

Re: International Launch of Taylor’s Rare Aged Tawny Port

Now, now. You're not being fair. TFP are not allowed to use the Morgan brand name, they didn't kill off Morgan Brothers as a port shipper, Diageo did that. Nor did TFP kill off Delaforce, they sold the brand on to another company who are looking to grow the profile of the name in European markets ou...
by AHB
20:11 Sat 23 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 28th September - Port at the Boot & Flogger
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Thursday 28th September - Anyone Free?

The B&F have all their rooms booked on Thursday night so we will be given a table in the corner at the far end of the bar. That means a smaller group will work best - I'll limit numbers to 8 (unless CSD is able to make it). Given how busy they are, it would be helpful if we could pre-order. Please p...
by AHB
20:08 Sat 23 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 120
Views: 7018

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

benread wrote:
07:33 Sat 23 Sep 2017
Tony. If Reigate is any use to you I am going on 28 September and could Transport from here. PM me if that might help. Ben
If that doesn't work for any reason, let me know.
by AHB
20:52 Fri 22 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: International Launch of Taylor’s Rare Aged Tawny Port
Replies: 58
Views: 4211

Re: International Launch of Taylor’s Rare Aged Tawny Port

Andy Velebil wrote:
15:38 Fri 22 Sep 2017
At least based on past history of the brands they've acquired and later done away with.
Such as?
by AHB
20:41 Fri 22 Sep 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9480
Views: 248645

Re: One quiz at a time

It was Muratie. Their NV Cape Ruby. It wasn't bad.

Better than the Allesverloren 2011 Cape Vintage. That tasted like a cold stabilised and filtered ruby; I was not impressed. It wasn't up to the standard of a good LBV like Sandeman.

Ray - you're up.
by AHB
20:38 Fri 22 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How long will vintage port last?
Replies: 2
Views: 78

How long will vintage port last?

We've often poked fun at wine writers who write a review of a new port vintage with recommendations along the lines of "drink in the next 2-5 years" or the supermarket who insists on a "best before" date to be printed on the label of a bottle of port. Well finally the message seems to have hit home....
by AHB
10:26 Fri 22 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Douro Harvest
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: 2017 Douro Harvest

Interesting article and reply from Adrian. I know the discussion on irrigation is one which has been going for a while, but as far as I know the current rules forbid irrigation of port grapes once the vines have established themselves. But then Prats + Symington are a table wine producer and make on...
by AHB
10:21 Fri 22 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: International Launch of Taylor’s Rare Aged Tawny Port
Replies: 58
Views: 4211

Re: International Launch of Taylor’s Rare Aged Tawny Port

The Krohn brand is not being killed off, as far as I am aware. In the UK, Krohn is represented by a separate agent to Taylor / Fonseca / Croft (which all come through Mentzendorff). The Krohn stocks of aged tawnies still in barrel are being commercialised under the Taylor name, but TFP have never ma...
by AHB
10:16 Fri 22 Sep 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9480
Views: 248645

Re: One quiz at a time

Neither Monis nor Vergenoegd.

But it does start with the same letter as Monis.
by AHB
17:56 Thu 21 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 120
Views: 7018

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

I would recommend leaving bottles at B&F and decanting on the day. Bottle seem to show better when we do this. I'll bring my bottles to the B&F on Sep 28th. I can spend a couple of hours at lunchtime decanting bottles which have been left in advance. That should be enough time to double-decant every...
by AHB
20:39 Mon 18 Sep 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9480
Views: 248645

Re: One quiz at a time

Not Cavendish, nor Axe Hill.
by AHB
19:00 Sun 17 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 28th September - Port at the Boot & Flogger
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Thursday 28th September - Anyone Free?

What about "bring a container of port, or something a bit like port, to share with port-lovers"?

That way RLC can bring something brown and sticky, you and CSD can bring whatever you have, and the rest of us have free rein to choose whatever we want to bring.
by AHB
18:54 Sun 17 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2005 Declarations
Replies: 17
Views: 2851

Re: 2005 Declarations

PhilW wrote:
17:39 Sat 16 Sep 2017
Also Quinta do Bucheiro 2005 VP, noted on St. John's college wine list 2013/14
Thank you - list updated.
by AHB
18:44 Sun 17 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Good news if you fly BA Club...
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Good news if you fly BA Club...

Another week, another port. I confess, I am surprised at the fact that 5 days later the Taylor 2011 LBV has gone from the Terminal 3 BA lounge to be replaced by a bottle of Warre 2000 colheita and a bottle of Graham 6 Grapes. I had assumed that no-one drank the ports provided in the lounge and there...
by AHB
06:41 Tue 12 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Taylor LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 156

2011 Taylor LBV

From a bottle in the BA Galleries Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3. Deep ruby colour, 90% opaque. Harsh cherry nose, smelling sour and acidic. Acidity leads the entry with sour cherries dominating the fruit. Some pleasant sweet lavender on the late palate with faint tannins supporting everything. It gr...
by AHB
06:35 Tue 12 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Good news if you fly BA Club...
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Good news if you fly BA Club...

In the BA Galleries lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3, there are two bottles of Taylor 2011 LBV.
by AHB
20:36 Sun 10 Sep 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9480
Views: 248645

Re: One quiz at a time

I did indeed buy a bottle of Boplaas. I bought a bottle of the 2013 Cape Vintage Reserve. I also bought bottles from Allesverloren, Vergelegen and Overgaauw.

So which producer did I taste when I was in SA?
by AHB
19:35 Sun 10 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Volunteers sought..
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Volunteers sought..

An interesting question. I'll do my best to volunteer as you ask. I have a number of bottles which are likely to be cork tainted on my drinking list for next year so could well have the opportunity to prepare a bottle capable of testing the theory in a few years time.
by AHB
19:32 Sun 10 Sep 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9480
Views: 248645

Re: One quiz at a time

47 seconds!!

I believe that entitles me to post the next question.

I recently visited South Africa. During my time there I tasted only one producer's fortified wine but purchased bottles from 4 others.

Name the producer I tasted and (at least) one of the producers whose wine I purchased.