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by DRT
08:24 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage Port by retailer in London
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Vintage Port by retailer in London

Berry Bro.s surely? https://www.bbr.com/about/shops If you visit BBR you should also visit Fortnam & Mason, which is just a 5-10 minute walk from BBR. You could also try Hedonism in Mayfair, also close to BBR, who have an extensive Port list: https://hedonism.co.uk/wines/fortified-wines/?winetype=F...
by DRT
07:26 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2028

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
20:55 Sat 14 Apr 2018
jdaw1 wrote:
21:52 Thu 12 Apr 2018
At that money I’m firmly against.
DRT wrote:
20:07 Sat 14 Apr 2018
If we are to be drinking leaky bottles at £956 a pop I will be out.

Let's get sensible gents.
This decision has been made as an exercise of the organiser’s authority. It is not a team vote.
Good. Thank you.
by DRT
20:07 Sat 14 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2028

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

uncle tom wrote:
09:41 Mon 09 Apr 2018
It wasn't cheap!
Ouch! - £956 according to Bonhams results..
If we are to be drinking leaky bottles at £956 a pop I will be out.

Let's get sensible gents.
by DRT
19:51 Sat 14 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Crusted Port Wine Malvedos 1958 in Magnum format
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Crusted Port Wine Malvedos 1958 in Magnum format

It looks genuine to me.

A little known fact is that in the early days of the use of the brand "Malvedos" the wines didn't come from the quinta - they were from vineyards in the Torto valley. This is probably from that era.
by DRT
23:13 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1938 unopened bottle of abercorn port
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: 1938 full bottle of abercorn for sale

bottleman wrote:
11:02 Sun 08 Apr 2018
been in our family since brought offers invited
Bottleman,

You are far more likely to attract a buyer here if you would take the time to post a meaningful message describing the condition of the bottle, ideally accompanied by a photograph and letting us know where you are.
by DRT
13:39 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 233997

Re: Apostrophe crimes

From The Metro's article on Gateshead Council’s ‘smoke screen’ denial about 5G in their street lights , and spectacular in more ways than one... My dads sisters daughters boyfriend’s sister works in at bewicks and she says its true, she thinks she heard 2 councillors discussing it over chocolate chi...
by DRT
00:09 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Tasting
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Tasting

Having been fortunate enough to have experienced many years of tasting fine wines in the presence of other enthusiasts I must say the number one question in my head every time I see, smell or taste a wine is "how much do I like this?". Reference tastes and smells are interesting discussion points, b...
by DRT
22:50 Tue 10 Apr 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 10 April 2018, A Second Wind for 1963s?, Boot & Flogger
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: Tue 10 April 2018, A Second Wind for 1963s?, Boot & Flogger

There were two obviously flawed bottles, Fonseca and Niepoort, so they are excluded from the answer to the question. Of the others, there was a definite split with a wobbly border. Taylor, Dow, Graham, Croft, Warre and Cockburn definitely alive and well and probably better than five years ago. Noval...
by DRT
13:45 Tue 10 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4932

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

The quality assurance is going very well.
by DRT
11:32 Tue 10 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4932

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

The decanting team will arrive at B&F around 12:30 for a spot of pre-decanting lunch followed by an afternoon of decanting and quality assurance.

If there is a preferred order in which the bottles should be decanted please say so soon.
by DRT
11:30 Tue 10 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4932

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

WS1 wrote:
09:32 Tue 10 Apr 2018
Let us open both please! DRT's suggestion should not be considered but ignored! :lol: :tpf:

regards

WS1
That is a much better suggestion than mine 😁
by DRT
09:24 Tue 10 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4932

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

I think one per person would be sufficient.
by DRT
21:03 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4932

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

DRT wrote:
01:04 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Starter: Scallops, prawns and bacon with Chilli as a starter portion - i.e. No need to include the salad.

Rib-eye steak medium-rare with skinny fries.

No savoury.

No desert.
Please put me back on the food order.
by DRT
20:57 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4932

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
23:23 Sat 07 Apr 2018
Please could those who have deposited 1963s at the B&F reveal what’s there. Who was deposited what?
I will be dropping off the Cr63 tomorrow around lunchtime.

I am available for whatever duties need to be performed on Tuesday. Someone please give me my orders.
by DRT
20:55 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4932

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

I am back in and bringing a Cr63 :wink:
by DRT
08:45 Wed 04 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4932

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Apologies, I am now unable to attend. Please give my seat to someone on the waiting list.
by DRT
21:51 Tue 03 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 1244

Re: Excuse needed..

This might be possible. Will confirm tomorrow.

I am fairly certain I have no 1922s immediately to hand.
by DRT
01:04 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4932

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Starter: Scallops, prawns and bacon with Chilli as a starter portion - i.e. No need to include the salad.

Rib-eye steak medium-rare with skinny fries.

No savoury.

No desert.
by DRT
17:49 Fri 23 Mar 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Porto From London City
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Porto From London City

14:50 out and 12:05 return. Very civilised.
by DRT
22:11 Sun 18 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 13
Views: 539

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

In an email to AHB on 18 Jan 2018 DRT wrote...
Olive oil - yes please - 12 bottles if possible
:wink:
by DRT
00:17 Mon 12 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 153
Views: 19822

Re: Pointless Statistics

uncle tom wrote:
14:17 Sun 11 Mar 2018
my collection of vintage port now topping one thousand imperial gallons
:shock:

I recall you telling me about a decade ago that you planned to keep your collection at around 2,000 bottles. 500+ case is slightly more than that :roll:
by DRT
12:00 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 34
Views: 1241

Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

Sorry chaps - I am having my second knee operation on 21 May so will still be immobile and, more significantly, in an alcohol-free state when this tasting happens.
by DRT
11:57 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Weds 14 March 2018, Blind, SQVP or a mature LBV
Replies: 60
Views: 1963

Re: Weds 14 March 2018, SQVP or a mature LBV

DRT wrote:
01:00 Wed 31 Jan 2018
Please put me down as a possible.
Unfortunately, I am now a "definitely not" :(
by DRT
23:18 Wed 07 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..
Replies: 36
Views: 1370

Re: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..

Doggett wrote:
17:22 Wed 07 Mar 2018
As they say on FTLOP a lot... +1

Hadn’t realised how cheap it could be... I might build 2 at the end of the garden. Now I just need 400 cases too! 🤔
You only need one case of Port and 399 cases of water to get going 😉