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by RAYC
16:11 Fri 23 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port & wine websites and blogs
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: Port & wine websites and blogs

Nice FB page.

Though you may have to up your port consumption if you want to retain that claim now that I am on island!!
by RAYC
08:49 Sat 17 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port & wine websites and blogs
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: Port & wine websites and blogs

Vintageport.se is fantastic Richard Mayson's site has some good TNs from interesting tastings (both private and trade) I think DRT still maintains an archive of infoportwine.com - a great port website that was run by Herman Gerdingh, a Dutch port enthusiast, until illness a few years ago For wine, I...
by RAYC
15:16 Wed 14 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: No port in Bangalore - thankfully, I'm in London.
Replies: 14
Views: 2518

Re: No port in Bangalore - thankfully, I'm in London.

Boot and Flogger, 4.30pm

AHB and I will be there, at least
by RAYC
14:10 Wed 14 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: No port in Bangalore - thankfully, I'm in London.
Replies: 14
Views: 2518

Re: No port in Bangalore - thankfully, I'm in London.

Hadn't got round to thinking about that....

Would be happy to ring ahead and get El vino to decant something.

Not sure where would allow us to bring our own bottle without eating
by RAYC
13:08 Wed 14 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: No port in Bangalore - thankfully, I'm in London.
Replies: 14
Views: 2518

Re: No port in Bangalore - thankfully, I'm in London.

AHB wrote:
Anyone else want to join us tonight?
I could meet for an early drink at 5.30....I have a couple of good candidate bottles. I have a separate dinner at 7.00 prompt on Grey's Inn Road so would need to depart in time to get there
by RAYC
12:19 Wed 14 Oct 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: No port in Bangalore - thankfully, I'm in London.
Replies: 14
Views: 2518

Re: No port in Bangalore - thankfully, I'm in London.

Have sent a message to your gmail re Friday.

I am booked tonight / tomorrow, though could conceivably meet for an earlŷ glass or two somewhere....
by RAYC
01:21 Sun 04 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Dow
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: 1970 Dow

jdaw1 wrote:D70. Nearly-mature red, 50% opaque. Full and big, but quite dry. Actually, too dry. The size pushed me to 1970, the dryness to Dow, and—snugness!—that is what it was. Actually the taste was drier than Dow 1970.
Snugness?
by RAYC
01:15 Sun 04 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Can you recommend a port glass?
Replies: 33
Views: 5042

Re: Can you recommend a port glass?

Surprised no one has mentioned Zalto yet, which are fantastic across the range and an experience in themselves. For port, I prefer the general "white wine" glass to the sweet / fortified-specific glass. My favourite, no doubt. The Riedel Sommelier port are also fantastic, and the vinum port very goo...
by RAYC
22:42 Thu 01 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Which is the best 1991?
Replies: 26
Views: 2199

Re: What is the best 1991?

Taylor Vargellas, if you can find / afford it, is far and away the best I've had from 1991 (and one of the best I've had from the entire decade) In terms of a value for money port that is drinking nicely now / medium term, I think de la Rosa is a very nice 91. I saw Seckfords had some recently at £2...
by RAYC
17:57 Wed 30 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vegan Port?
Replies: 16
Views: 3046

Re: Vegan Port?

We do make some Port for vegans and some that are for vegetarians. Much of the Marks and Spencer is for vegetarian in that they use egg albumem rather than pig gelatin. At the moment the M&S port range only has vintage, Late Bottled vintage and Pink for vegans. For Taylor, Fonseca and Croft all our...
by RAYC
21:26 Mon 28 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vegan Port?
Replies: 16
Views: 3046

Re: Vegan Port?

The problem from the perspective of a strict vegan (and in some cases a strict vegetarian) is that the fining process often involves the use of fish bladder / egg white / cattle connective tissue. And often even ports labelled as "unfiltered" will still undergo light fining. But I'm not aware that t...
by RAYC
09:32 Sun 06 Sep 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)
Replies: 190
Views: 15990

Re: Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)

My bottle will be a Cockburn 1963, which WS1 will kindly decant and bring to the tasting.
by RAYC
23:16 Sun 30 Aug 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)
Replies: 190
Views: 15990

Re: Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)

- beetroot salad starter - sirloin rare for main I hope to be on time but may be 30 mins late (flight arrives at Heathrow 16.30). In terms of port, I need to speak to Wolfgang to see whether i have any nice bottles lurking in his cellar (and whether he would be willing to open / decant / bring for m...
by RAYC
23:09 Sun 30 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smith Woodhouse 1977
Replies: 45
Views: 2168

Re: Smith Woodhouse 1977

DRT wrote:The Symingtons regularly re-cork older vintages before releasing. That is what you had.
plus they seem to have a method of re-polishing the bottles to make them look pristine.
by RAYC
23:36 Wed 05 Aug 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)
Replies: 190
Views: 15990

Re: Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)

i'll bring something appropriate to be advised!

do you mind if i have a week to work it out? supplies in my flat are low so it will require a trip to Big Yellow
by RAYC
19:18 Wed 05 Aug 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)
Replies: 190
Views: 15990

Re: Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)

The stars have aligned and I'm in the country on this date.

Please may I be added to the list or the appropriate place in the queue for the list?
by RAYC
11:45 Sat 25 Jul 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Theft at BBR
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Theft at BBR

Yikes

Let's hope that the Noval Nacional 11 was not on Level B!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... pagne.html
by RAYC
17:58 Fri 10 Jul 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's just not cricket
Replies: 2378
Views: 82090

Re: It's just not cricket

jdaw1 wrote:I recall my Argentine boss’s boss saying that “England having a good week — Olympics, and this ash thing”.
Not an entirely sensitive / appropriate comment given what else happened that week....!
by RAYC
17:47 Fri 10 Jul 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1075
Views: 155353

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Here's another recent "old stock" release by TFP which may be of interest to some on this board... The old stencilled bottle has been tarted up with a new front / back label which gives it a slightly strange look (in my opinion), but there seems to be a nice wooden presentation box Krohn 1965 ex-cel...
by RAYC
14:43 Fri 10 Jul 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: International Launch of Taylor’s Rare Aged Tawny Port
Replies: 59
Views: 4709

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

To less fanfare than the 1964 last year, the Taylor 1965 single harvest port seems to have been released and available in shops. Given that it is a year of significance for a particular group of my friends who are Singaporean, I have purchased quite heavily (but I won't know until August how it tast...
by RAYC
13:53 Fri 10 Jul 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)
Replies: 190
Views: 15990

Re: Wed 9th September 2015, Port Fit for a Queen (E2>V)

If we are to have an event about Her Majesty , ought we to seek permission? I feel that a request should be sent to the Private Secretary to The Queen , but I’m not sure what to say. Please send me suggestions. I had understood the official position of the Palace is that this date was not a date to...
by RAYC
14:02 Thu 09 Jul 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Cockburn
Replies: 10
Views: 3040

Re: 1977 Cockburn

Its an issue/problem I think the Symingtons have negotiated before, with the pre-Symington Malvedos originally being labelled as "crusted"
by RAYC
00:18 Tue 23 Jun 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Berry Brothers Vintage Ports
Replies: 13
Views: 1919

Re: Berry Brothers Vintage Ports

I tried to look at the breakdown for other Symington VP's and most don't list them. :( ) The Vintage Port Site seemed to me to be pretty good for this - i certainly thought there was enough detail to infer that the stated BBR blend did not fit the profile of any of the main brands. Quarles Harris i...
by RAYC
16:31 Mon 22 Jun 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Berry Brothers Vintage Ports
Replies: 13
Views: 1919

Re: Berry Brothers Vintage Ports

So it would appear not to be the same as the Graham blend then, or (from a very brief look) as any of the other blends they have released under brand.
by RAYC
14:11 Mon 22 Jun 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1075
Views: 155353

Re: Port for sale by retailer

BBR have released their own selection 2011 at £168IB per half dozen. 276 x 6-packs available.

I didn't see this at the time of the other 2011 releases, but perhaps I overlooked it.

http://www.bbr.com/products-20122-2011- ... ntage-port