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by benread
07:00 Sat 09 Mar 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Image format test
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: Image format test

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by benread
13:01 Thu 07 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 76
Views: 4586

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

Done. Thank you for the Graham 70 - one of my favourite Ports 88) My birth year - I too seek eternal life! The bottle is in pretty good condition, has been stood up in preparation for its demise in a few weeks (but remains in the cellar) and will be decanted at an appropriate time ahead of consumpt...
by benread
22:06 Wed 06 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 76
Views: 4586

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

DRT - a few housekeeping matters from me: I hereby declare I will be bringing Graham 1970 My default food order no longer seems to be available. Please can I replace with: starter - goats cheese & beetroot salad; main - medium-rare rib-eye with a side order of onion rings. Treacle tart with clotted ...
by benread
19:49 Wed 20 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 76
Views: 4586

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

I’ve no idea how I will negotiate permission but seems like the perfect night for a 70 VP from my perspective! Count me in.


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by benread
18:33 Thu 07 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 1602

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Phil. I love the theme. But it is half-term for us that week so I suspect my chances are very limited. Can I be first on the reserve list with a view to trying to arrange participation nearer the event if logistics allow?

Ben
by benread
13:13 Sat 12 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 28485

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

I’ll be 81 then and hopefully drinking through my cellar before the kids empty it! Yes still keen.


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by benread
21:38 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 120
Views: 37103

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

The Mercure Hotel at Box Hill, Burford Bridge has the following to offer... Cockburn's Fine Ruby - £4.95/70ml, £35 per bottle Graham's LBV 2012 - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle Graham's 10yr Tawny - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle A hotel with an old fashioned outdoor pool. 5 miles down the road from me! An...
by benread
18:13 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th Oct - Emergency
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Thursday 18th Oct - Emergency

Could it be Tuesday 23rd? Or Wednesday 24th? I’m home alone for a few nights during half term!


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by benread
16:31 Sun 23 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 33814

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Food order looks good to me. Thank you.


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by benread
21:22 Mon 17 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 33814

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I have created a default food order. But please may I have a JDAW Style Welsh rarebit to start in place of the truffle mac & cheese. Gammon main.

Thank you.


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by benread
13:06 Sun 16 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 16
Views: 6156

Re: The Standard Food Order

With attendance at a tasting now impending again, here is my default preference:

Starter: Truffle Mac & Cheese
Main: Gammon, egg, chips & black pudding

Note: this is from the menu B&F still describe as Spring (in September...)
by benread
12:58 Sun 16 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 33814

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

DRT wrote:Ben Read (BMHR) has now confirmed he will be taking vacant seat. :-)
Very much looking forward to this. 10th anniversary of me becoming part of TPF and meeting so many equally besotted port drinkers! At least I know who DRT is now when sending him cash!


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by benread
06:18 Sun 15 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 33814

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I now have enough data to suggest that the cost will be in the region of £240 per person, excluding food. I will confirm the actual cost to each person as soon as possible. I don’t have the details to hand but my immediate reaction suggests little ‘inflation’ since 2008. I haven’t compared the line...
by benread
15:48 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 25
Views: 5442

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

I have a few 1970. Some in greater quantities than others. And I’m free that day, if there is space!


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by benread
21:00 Wed 11 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Tasting
Replies: 6
Views: 1856

Tasting

I’ve recently decided to formalise my wine education a little. I started a WSET level 2 course this week. It has caused me to think a little about the focus when appraising a wine. I’m interested to know what others think. Historically I have spent a lot of time wondering whether the aromas I smell ...
by benread
07:29 Sat 07 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 22536

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

Regrettably I am no longer able to make this. I do hope my citizenship will not be questioned for such a treasonous act!


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by benread
18:09 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 13
Views: 2167

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Thank you Phil.


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by benread
16:09 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Crusted Port Wine Malvedos 1958 in Magnum format
Replies: 10
Views: 2427

Re: Crusted Port Wine Malvedos 1958 in Magnum format

Wolfgang, I’m not sure what you paid for it but I wonder if a bottle like this would be worth the trouble of faking? Or has the scrutiny of more valuable wines pushed fakers into new markets? I don’t know the answer to either question but if you choose to open it with TPF friends I’d love to be ther...
by benread
16:20 Thu 05 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 13
Views: 2167

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Alex. Rather belatedly, do you have 3 bottles you can spare still? Thank you. Ben


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by benread
00:29 Mon 12 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 33814

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Could you pop me on the wait list please. 10 years ago I sent some bloke I had never met £200 to attend this. Thankfully DRT was to be trusted!


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by benread
12:12 Sat 13 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: We need some tastings in the diary
Replies: 25
Views: 5008

Re: We need some tastings in the diary

WS1 wrote:With regards to the Port fit for a Queen's new subject tasting what about Tuesday the 13th of February? I have the citizenship ceremony on Monday the 12th so that date could fit nicely.

regards

WS1
I can’t wait to hear you sing the national anthem!


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by benread
21:12 Mon 25 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Christmas wine and port
Replies: 20
Views: 5870

Re: Christmas wine and port

I thought I was opening a Noval 60 and Fonseca 70. I’ve got Noval 63. Not a bad compromise!


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by benread
21:04 Thu 21 Dec 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 22536

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

I am a bit of a monarchist! Would love to come along. No idea what will accompany me at this stage!


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by benread
18:07 Tue 19 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1100
Views: 201671

Re: Port for sale by retailer

I managed to track down a branch of Aldi which had some bottles of the Maynard 1992 LBV in stock (available through their website too). I've given up trying to find a bottle of the mythical 40YO tawny @ £30 but I did also buy a "Maynard 100 Years of Port" pack consisting of 4 x 20cl bottles contain...
by benread
18:55 Thu 23 Nov 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Port and the Ashes
Replies: 7
Views: 1851

Re: Port and the Ashes

I get BT Sport included with my Virgin Media subscription so it feels ‘free’!


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