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by AHB
19:52 Thu 14 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991/92 Double Horizontal
Replies: 9
Views: 183

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: 623

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
08:27 Tue 12 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 623

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: 623

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: 623

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: 623

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: 623

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?
by AHB
20:07 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 623

Re: Tue 12 June - anyone available?

Excellent. Where would you like to meet?
by AHB
17:33 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 June - anyone available?
Replies: 24
Views: 623

Tue 12 June - anyone available?

I could be in London overnight on Tuesday 12th June. If I was, would anyone be interested in sharing a bottle of port? Draft of the placemats (and the parameters by which made ). http://www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180512_BarDouro_g0.png http://www.jdawiseman.com/2018/20180512_BarDouro_v.png http://www...
by AHB
17:32 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 22
Views: 552

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

I have a suspicion that this will prove to be a very popular tasting. I haven't opened a waiting list yet because with the benefit of planning so far ahead, we have the ability to seek out two bottles of each wine and so accommodate up to 28 people. But please, rather than tease me with vague statem...
by AHB
14:32 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 22
Views: 552

2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Last night the suggestion was made that we might want to organise a large tasting of 1970 ports in 2020. Early preparation might be well worthwhile to allow us to accumulate as large a selection of 1970 shippers as possible. Between us, we can select what we will each acquire and what we will each b...
by AHB
14:15 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 8
Views: 311

The Standard Food Order

At last night’s dinner we concluded that it would be a good idea to post here each person’s default food order. If you don’t change it, this is what you will get. If you want to change your default order, check out the menu available from the Boot & Flogger home page . My default order is: • No star...
by AHB
14:10 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 11901

Re: 2015 declarations

RonnieRoots wrote:
05:48 Tue 05 Jun 2018
Tasted at the London Wine Fair last week: Quinta da Côrte 2015.
They told me they will also declare 2016, but haven't done so yet (as of last week).
Is that still Delaforce or is it now an independent producer?
by AHB
13:11 Fri 01 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines

For what it's worth, I thought I would add my impressions of the 2016 ports I have had chance to taste so far, so you can compare and contrast my thoughts with Andy's. Bearing in mind that we like different things in our wines, you can draw your own conclusions: Cockburn 2016 Shown at the joint 2016...
by AHB
13:50 Tue 22 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 5003

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

Julian - I think Tony would very much appreciate you assembling the food order. I would like no starter, special order bone in rib eye (medium rare) with a side of fried shallots, bone marrow gravy and triple cooked fat chips.
by AHB
18:06 Mon 14 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 6146

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

I accept your kind offer and will deliver my magnum to the B&F for you to decant. Will do. sometime between 17.00 and 17.30? I will be at the B&F decanting. Please text or call when you are close and I will meet you there. Some of my Monday will be taken by a small operation Good luck. Indeed, good...
by AHB
17:59 Mon 14 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 6146

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

WS1 wrote:
16:44 Mon 14 May 2018
Hi,

Completely forgot that I need to attend leaving drinkies before the tasting; will leave my decanted bt with the B&F somewhere tomorrow. May I ask when do we start?

regards

WS1
We start at 18.30. We will pour your glasses for you if you look like being very late.
by AHB
20:17 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1394
Views: 143629

Re: Latest buy

richmills wrote:
09:13 Mon 07 May 2018
2x Taylor '77
2x Warre '77
2x Graham '77
2x Fonseca '77

For those of us who have to buy retail it seems like there are some relatively good bargains to be had on the '77s now we're out of the 40th anniversary year :)
That's good news. '77 is drinking very nicely now.
by AHB
20:16 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June

I recommend the walk across town and a visit to Quinta do Bomfim — but be sure to book in advance if you want to do so.
by AHB
20:14 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 6146

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

I note that Berry Brothers are running a pop up bar in Flat Iron Square on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th May, 17.00-23.30. I plan to call in on my way to the B&F to see what they might have. Anyone care to join me? It would seem rude not to. What time? Not sure, sometime between 17.00 and 17.30?
by AHB
18:12 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 6146

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

I note that Berry Brothers are running a pop up bar in Flat Iron Square on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th May, 17.00-23.30.

I plan to call in on my way to the B&F to see what they might have. Anyone care to join me?
by AHB
17:20 Sat 12 May 2018
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2005 Robert Reynolds Fortified Wine
Replies: 0
Views: 220

2005 Robert Reynolds Fortified Wine

Julian Reynolds showed three of his fortified Alicante Bouschet wines from the Alentejo at the Big Fortified Tasting in 2018. Unfortunately I only had the chance to make a tasting note on one of the three (which were 2008, 2006 and 2005). Fortunately it was the best of the three that I was able to e...