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by Axel P
10:41 Wed 19 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 200
Views: 14891

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Sorry, out in the fields for too long. Hope not to have caused trouble.

Here is my food order:

Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts

Sirloin steak, blue, with skinny fries,
+ Green beans with shallots;

Something cheesy at the end?

Thanks
by Axel P
07:08 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 738

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Horray, will spread the word on the continent.
by Axel P
08:49 Wed 01 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 30.11.2018 2016 Vintage Port tasting in Germany
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: 30.11.2018 2016 Vintage Port tasting in Germany

Last seats of the Noval Masterclass...

Noval's new winemaker Carlos Agrellos will hold a special masterclass about the difference of Noval and Nacional.
by Axel P
14:02 Tue 17 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 200
Views: 14891

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

DRT wrote:
01:02 Tue 17 Jul 2018
I have an option on two very old bottles that would take the cost per person from £240 to £300 including Port and tip for our friends at B&F. Food would be on top at cost.
Yes, please...
by Axel P
08:27 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 200
Views: 14891

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

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by Axel P
08:11 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 200
Views: 14891

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Sorry for the late response. Happy to join. Happy to take the cost.

Axel
by Axel P
10:57 Fri 08 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 25
Views: 3227

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

For obvious reasons Wolfgang and I will also organise something around 1970. I would be very interested and have from the ones that you are missing: Andresen Barros aka Douro and ... shippers BBR own selction (Warre) Burmester Thienpont (Butler & Nephew) Delaforce Kopke Pocas Quarles Harris Royal Op...
by Axel P
17:15 Sat 02 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Germany, 12 points
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Germany, 12 points

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by Axel P
11:49 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 42
Views: 4975

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Great idea, Tom. Do not believe this has been done too often.
by Axel P
18:03 Sat 12 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 42
Views: 4975

Re: Tues Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Yes, please. Plus 1 Wolfgang G.

Thanks
by Axel P
15:10 Tue 08 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 10339

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

that it is a pity, Chris.

For all we are tasting the Ports in tHe Hurricane room and have dinner in the Hodges room. Unfortunately there is still no Messerschmidt room.

See you all tonight
by Axel P
17:57 Mon 07 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 43
Views: 6156

Re: 2016 Declarations

Martha just confirmed
by Axel P
17:37 Mon 07 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 10339

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

When I was at RAF Cottesmore for the first time with my wife in the early 90s, a Benny Hill-type guy went into the officer's mess just before my wife and me. Dress code was regular uniform or flight suit, women accordingly. The entry control guy let the gentlemen in front of us pass although I was a...
by Axel P
15:44 Thu 03 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 10339

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Dear all, due to the Riedel glass hiring costs are now 90 GBP per head, including everything (also inviting our industry guest). Please do bring the bottle decanted along or bring everything to decant this to the RAF Club. Let me know if you have any questions. Much looking forward to seeing you all...
by Axel P
08:34 Wed 02 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 10339

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Thank you for the help, Wolfgang and Julian, I have ordered the glasses, so no one has to bring glasses and I will collect 90 GBP for the evening.

Axel
by Axel P
19:48 Fri 27 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 10339

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

We are currently dealing with the glass issue. Otherwise 7. The Club also could provide some which are not perfect.

Thank you, Julian, for all your work up front.
by Axel P
09:39 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 10339

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

PhilW wrote:
09:36 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Request to cluster the F/S/T around the Av if possible.
... and Phil's request
by Axel P
09:39 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 10339

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Then we pleaese leave it as it is. Please take the wines from the summary in the beginning. Dalva 63, Ian is bringing T66. Can you please arrange the wines that the 63s are on the right side and the others left. Thank you
by Axel P
07:15 Wed 25 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 10339

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Capricas initials are VDSS.

@Julian: could you please split the two placemats into: one with the 7x 63s and one with the others. jdj?

Industry Guest is Elsa Couto (Init EC) who will bring Dalva Golden White Colheita.

Thanks and best

Axel
by Axel P
16:55 Sun 22 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Vista Alegre
Replies: 0
Views: 592

2011 Vista Alegre

One of my favorites of this fantastic Vintage: Back in 2013 I was sitting nearby the ocean in Porto tasting 56 Vintage Ports 2011 blind, perfectly organized by the IVDP. Next to me tasted Fernando Melo, a very known wine critique of the Revista de Vinhos (nowadays Grande Escolha), having the same pa...
by Axel P
12:48 Sat 21 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 93
Views: 10339

Re: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s

Thanks, Julian, once I have the data of all Ports, I will group them into two flights and ask you to adjust the placemats.
by Axel P
17:15 Wed 18 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Tasting
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: Tasting

I must admit that there are three things in a wine or Port that I am looking for the most: balance, balance and balance. This does not mean, that my favorite wines and Ports are smoothies, but they must make sense in a certain way. This could be like a cask sample tasting of Vintage Port, when many ...