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by Axel P
13:16 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5380

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

I’d also be interested to hear from someone who is responsible for a more tawny-centric house. Like the chaps who are running Quinta do Mourão but I don’t think I’ve met any of them. I am currently in line organising something with them. If successful, I will certainly let you know. All best Axel
by Axel P
22:01 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5380

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Thank you Alex for organising.

Great to see you all again. Miss you. Stay safe.

Much looking forward to our next glas together.
by Axel P
12:07 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5380

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Popped the corc at 10, will decant the 2011 now.
by Axel P
08:38 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5380

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Much looking forward to seeing you all tonight. Will be a tough wine of the night choice :-)
by Axel P
17:43 Fri 20 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5380

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

I think Sophia would be impressed by the lineup we are having in total. Time to get over Covid and have a proper glass of everything in good company.
by Axel P
15:55 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1268
Views: 341592

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Thanks, much appreciated
by Axel P
15:54 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5380

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

I have a vast range of Sophia's Ports, but think that I will retaste 2011 as no one else does.

Maybe I will "coravin" a glass of 94 afterwards.
by Axel P
15:44 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

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Arrived today... so did this:
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by Axel P
20:12 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5380

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Great topic. Had a telefone chat with Ana Rosas today and she also could not explain why there is no 66 RP. It was a tough time for the company, they had to sell certain Quintas and focussed on Tawnies.


Very sad
by Axel P
20:02 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1268
Views: 341592

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Would like to taste this, too, dear Alex. Could you pick up a bottle or two for me?

Thanks

Axel
by Axel P
12:17 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor 77 later release?
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Taylor 77 later release?

As they often store the bottles without the label, the newly released bottles might differ a bit. Happened to the 85s. There are differnt versions.
by Axel P
12:05 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sparkling Port
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Sparkling Port

I was at a Port fare in 2007 when Croft launched the Pink Port and everyone thought "what is next?". Sparkling Port was a hot candidate at this time. From a business point of view it is vital to swipe the bad dust off the Port's image - make it more female and younger, but keep the good dust, all th...
by Axel P
11:57 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Parabens
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Parabens

Today I would very much like to toast to a very special producer and also raise my glass to one of the distinguished personalities in this company, who unfortunately just passed away: James Symington. My deepest condolences to the family. There are very few producers who are able to guarantee such a...
by Axel P
13:49 Sat 14 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

Awaiting my sample...
by Axel P
19:09 Thu 12 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: TFP 1994 VP special release for US market
Replies: 15
Views: 869

Re: TFP 1994 VP special release for US market

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This is also available in 0,75L...
by Axel P
19:05 Thu 12 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

Does it matter if you sell these? I believe the PR value is off the books. So why bother with pocket money?
by Axel P
19:01 Thu 12 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 5380

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Yes, I love to participate. I will decide what to drink later...
by Axel P
15:29 Sun 01 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port in movies, dramas and tv series
Replies: 14
Views: 8302

Re: Port in movies, dramas and tv series

... but it also is true with all other wines. Good labels are not really visible in movies.

One of my favourites "a weekend at Bernie's" shows two: a 82 Mouton discretely on the table and a Belle Epoche (year unknown) which is occasionally drunk. Already some 30y old...
by Axel P
15:26 Sun 01 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port in movies, dramas and tv series
Replies: 14
Views: 8302

Re: Port in movies, dramas and tv series

Nice topic,

here is the german version of Dorothy's book:
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by Axel P
10:10 Sat 17 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2901

Re: Vintage 2020