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by Andy Velebil
16:37 Sun 25 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2014 Quinta Santa Eufemia
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: 2014 Quinta Santa Eufemia

Agree this was a nice VP and a good mid term Drinker


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by Andy Velebil
16:35 Sun 25 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Quinta Santa Eufemia colheita
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: 2003 Quinta Santa Eufemia colheita

Had this today. Nose was not like yours....very good. And a really good young colheita. Good enough I bought a bottle. Will post note when I get home.


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by Andy Velebil
18:50 Sun 18 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A tragic year for fires
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: A tragic year for fires

Horrible tragedy.


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by Andy Velebil
11:14 Sat 17 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 59
Views: 2678

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

A quick reminder to those coming to Portugal next week, please don't forget the dress codes are jacket and tie for Wednesday night, black tie (including tambuladeira for members of the Confraria) on Thursday and smart casual for dinner on Friday. So this is ok? I think that's a tie hanging down :sh...
by Andy Velebil
09:22 Fri 16 Jun 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1985 Graham's / Warre's / Quinta do Noval
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: 1985 Graham's / Warre's / Quinta do Noval

£600 / case for the Quinta [do Noval] If someone is offering that much for what is not a great Port take it while you can. At best, I'd offer around £200 for the lot as a simple "daily drinker". So take it before they realize their mistake. On a side note, those TN's are terrible. They basically te...
by Andy Velebil
15:17 Thu 15 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194670

Re: Apostrophe crimes

Hahahah!


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by Andy Velebil
22:10 Wed 14 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 219297

Re: One quiz at a time

Old Bridge wrote:4,000' (~ 13,000 meters)
You might be a capable cyclist, but I am not impressed with your math/conversion skills.
Yes darn phone. Should be 1,300. One too many zeros on that [emoji23]


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by Andy Velebil
22:08 Wed 14 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2032
Views: 194670

Re: Apostrophe crimes

The "hills" by my house are over 4,000' (~ 13,000 meters). Math is hard. ;-) Hahha. One too many zeros on that. Damn phone. 1,300 meters. That better? And the peaks behind that are higher. Though I think Eric in Colorado has us all beat at over 10,000 foot peaks there. Though I have skied at about ...
by Andy Velebil
21:11 Wed 14 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9350
Views: 219297

Re: One quiz at a time

The "hills" by my house are over 4,000' (~ 13,000 meters). I ride my bike up them. The mountains in the U.K. Are bumps. Hiking in the Highlands wasn't that hard for me and they weren't that tall. It's all relative to what you're used to.


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by Andy Velebil
06:02 Wed 14 Jun 2017
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Fabulous Cigars
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Fabulous Cigars

Cohiba Limited edition 2006. 67 minutes of sheer pleasure. A gift from a very good friend some years ago. It has languished in my humidor just waiting for me starting my holidays 2017, and tonight it was finally put out of its misery. Joined by a small glass of Highland Park NAS Cs on the terrace, ...
by Andy Velebil
05:47 Wed 14 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1996 Krohn Colheita Port
Replies: 0
Views: 58

1996 Krohn Colheita Port

Bottled in 2011. Light bodied with honeysuckle, toffee, baked brown sugar, tea, and some unbalanced spirit on the somewhat short finish. Tasted over two days this hasn't changed much. The palate starts off nice with some decent complexity then it suddenly drops off for a bit only to come back somewh...
by Andy Velebil
00:03 Sat 10 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 5311

Re: Thu 08 Jun - 67@50 2017

Simon terrible to hear. Hopefully the offenders are identified and caught.


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by Andy Velebil
00:02 Sat 10 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Election night
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Election night

Their being sufficient leftovers from the tasting, my 50s era bottle of Gilbey's tawny returned home unscathed this morning, after staying up to watch the election results come in for a full two hours longer than my lightweight associates, and then walking the three miles from St James' square to L...
by Andy Velebil
03:17 Fri 09 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Deep tasting of Casa Ferreirinha and Quinta do Crasto Ports and Wines
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Deep tasting of Casa Ferreirinha and Quinta do Crasto Ports and Wines

Part two.... 2014 Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz Douro Supre fresh nose. Touch of oak, moderate tannins, lots of complexity and floral elements on the very long finish. Still really young but this was amazing and my favorite of the four Tinta Roriz’ in this tasting. 2013 Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz D...
by Andy Velebil
20:59 Wed 07 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Deep tasting of Casa Ferreirinha and Quinta do Crasto Ports and Wines
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Deep tasting of Casa Ferreirinha and Quinta do Crasto Ports and Wines

On May 25, 2017 I was invited to a tasting with Miguel Roquette, owner of Quinta do Crasto, and Filipe da Mota Neves, Fine Wines Manager for Sogrape. Most wines were splash decanted and the later tasted ones (listed in order of tasting below) had more air time. This was a pretty quick tasting so the...
by Andy Velebil
18:32 Wed 07 Jun 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Croft vintage port 1975
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Croft vintage port 1975

It's not worth much value-wise for one bottle and probably not worth the hassle to sell. I'd suggest opening with friends or giving it away as a gift to someone you know who may like Port.
by Andy Velebil
13:31 Mon 05 Jun 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2011 Quinta do Cidro Rufete
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: 2011 Quinta do Cidro Rufete

RCV has really been making some really good dry wines lately. And many of them are priced very inexpensively to boot.
by Andy Velebil
18:29 Fri 02 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: UK Government Cellar List
Replies: 13
Views: 458

Re: UK Government Cellar List

Anyone know what their grading scale means? What's "U"?


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by Andy Velebil
15:28 Thu 01 Jun 2017
Forum: Travel
Topic: Luxury Douro Train
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Luxury Douro Train

PhilW wrote:
08:51 Thu 01 Jun 2017
AHB wrote:
14:43 Wed 31 May 2017
Henry had drawn the "short" straw, being forced to endure a luxury train journey with Michelin starred chefs preparing his food.
That must have been such a trial for him!
The horror!
by Andy Velebil
15:26 Thu 01 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 54
Views: 2813

Re: 2015 declarations

I was surprised and disappointed that Graham did not bottle a 2014 Stone Terraces There was a sudden scramble to get those grapes in before the rain, and although the PR people played the line of them being 'harvested in perfect condition' it required a leap of faith to believe that. And that appea...
by Andy Velebil
15:22 Thu 01 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: UK Government Cellar List
Replies: 13
Views: 458

Re: UK Government Cellar List

Interestingly, they store lots of Burgandy, but drink lots of Burgundy :roll: Pedunt. :lol: :lol: I saw that too. Figured I'd let our resident grammar-slammer deal with it. I expect a properly worded email to be sent off. They do drink a lot of inexpensive receptions wines. I wonder how many old bo...
by Andy Velebil
21:59 Wed 31 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: UK Government Cellar List
Replies: 13
Views: 458

Re: UK Government Cellar List

And this shows what they consumed. A lot of 1977 and 1983 Warre's VP.
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... sv/preview
by Andy Velebil
21:05 Wed 31 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: UK Government Cellar List
Replies: 13
Views: 458

UK Government Cellar List

I think JDAW has been trying to get this list. Doesn't have number of bottles but does say what they have. Scroll down toward bottom for the Ports. Some of those they need to drink sooner rather than later. And they got 1931 Noval :) https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_da...
by Andy Velebil
00:07 Wed 31 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 54
Views: 2813

Re: 2015 declarations

Just back from the Douro... It seems that some producers are still in line to have their Ports approved. Some even are doing it for the second time. I have some problems with that as all of their 2014 have passed at the first time and are a lot weaker in style. So we are looking for quite some prod...
by Andy Velebil
03:42 Tue 09 May 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hunt Roope & Co question
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Hunt Roope & Co question

The address on this tube is that of the original Hunt Roope lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia that now belongs to my Family. The lodge is now a Warre lodge although some of the vats still have the Hunt Roope symbol on them. We bought the lodge in the 1990's and it is one of the most beautiful that we have...