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by Axel P
19:58 Wed 22 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: "official" Vintage Port map (IVDP)
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: "official" Vintage Port map (IVDP)

https://ivdp.pt/consumidor/vintages for the basic source in Portuguese...
by Axel P
12:09 Tue 21 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: "official" Vintage Port map (IVDP)
Replies: 4
Views: 154

"official" Vintage Port map (IVDP)

This will lead to some fantastic discussions.... Porttoportwine.jpg My little two cents: * What is the definition of a classic year? * I am missing 2015. * 1989 and 1978 - get out of here. I have never drank anything fantastic from these years. * Back to back years 91/92, 82/83? * I never heard that...
by Axel P
12:19 Sun 05 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: BWW Best wine critics
Replies: 7
Views: 390

BWW Best wine critics

by Axel P
19:07 Mon 16 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 30
Views: 1776

Re: Ideas for tastings

Dow would be fantastic. Also baby brand tasting?

Only good years and all three side by side? 63-66-70-77-80-85

Axel
by Axel P
17:29 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: There is no other place on earth, where you can taste these together...
Replies: 1
Views: 653

There is no other place on earth, where you can taste these together...

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... with some other 60 Vintage Ports from 2017 here:
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by Axel P
14:58 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 59
Views: 6336

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Why would I be on the reserve list?
by Axel P
18:21 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 59
Views: 6336

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting

I would like this, too, but can we also have something nice afterwards (1 or 2 glasses...)

Count me in.

Axel
by Axel P
11:15 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 03 Leading to the Douro-Boy Auction (served by the Douro Girls)
Replies: 1
Views: 807

03 Leading to the Douro-Boy Auction (served by the Douro Girls)

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Fantastically organised by Dorli Muhr and her team at
https://www.wine-partners.at/
by Axel P
11:06 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 02 A fantastic week with the Douro boys...
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02 A fantastic week with the Douro boys...

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by Axel P
10:59 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 01 A fantastic week with the Douro Boys...
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01 A fantastic week with the Douro Boys...

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by Axel P
10:00 Fri 20 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Its a Stone Terrace day
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Its a Stone Terrace day

It can be easy and rewarding to organise "Full verticals". As there are only 4 years of Stone Terraces so far, it will be fantastic to see them side by side today and next week on location in the Douro: ST Labels.jpg I never had a vertical before, where I rated all Ports with at least 19/20... More ...
by Axel P
07:39 Mon 19 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017

Otherwise you can bid via phone or fax and they send you over to anywhere in the world.
by Axel P
18:23 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)
Replies: 20
Views: 3769

Re: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)

Today a bottle of Warre 1963. I have bought some 50 bottles in France and wanted to check the quality.

FANTASTIC.

When I open VP in Summertime, I always keep the bottle on ice or in the fridge.

A good start before leaving to the Champagne tomorrow.

Best

Axel
by Axel P
16:21 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017

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Auction at the Six-Sense Hotel on 10 October.

Catalogue online:

https://wine-partners.us10.list-manage. ... c5fa980c76

Hope to see you all there.

Axel
by Axel P
10:58 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 69
Views: 10603

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Re-confirming. No bottles available from my cellar. That stuff was kept on the island.
by Axel P
10:43 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 36
Views: 16365

Re: The Standard Food Order

Starter: goats' cheese salad.

Medium-rare rib-eye steak
+ Peppercorn sauce
+ Green beans with shallots
+ Chips, either fat or skinny, but not triple-cooked
by Axel P
12:25 Mon 10 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 4461

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

I look forward to your next attempt to convince us that 2015 was a general declaration 88) I am already convinced which is absolutely satisfactory for me. Btw I challenge you that 2015 in general produced better Vintage Ports than 2016! Please ask this question next time you are in the Douro and yo...
by Axel P
13:17 Sun 09 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 23224

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Are we really on 9x1994s with 12 Persons to join?
by Axel P
13:14 Sun 09 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 4461

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

I think it is very difficult to reconcile that traditional practice with today's population of Port producers as 80% of them are single quintas so are likely to produce a VP in almost every year. We are therefore left with a small group of companies who make a different wine in great years to deter...
by Axel P
18:21 Sat 08 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 23224

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

I would also be in favour to have all main players there and adopt if necessary.

Axel
by Axel P
13:14 Sat 08 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 4461

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

Fantastic research. Well done.

Now you could argue "the great Port houses". I would challenge at least Ramos Pinto to be a great Port house, too.

Let us keep discussing...
by Axel P
10:30 Sat 08 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 4461

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

My understanding is that the IVDP does now "declare" a vintage, and that 2015 was not declared. Hi Glenn, thanks for your input. How would the IVDP communicate this? Did you ever see any statements or else? I think there is a lot of "I believe" in the market when it comes down to a "General Declara...