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by Zelandakh
17:57 Mon 18 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1916
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

Re: 1916

I hadn't in fact thought of that. I will suggest it and let you know if he is interested. I fully expect them only to be fit to pour on my chips. For anyone feeling disgruntled over any comments on the grim and frozen north, I should point out that all of my family come from and all live (with the e...
by Zelandakh
23:10 Wed 13 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1916
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

1916

Been a while since I was around due to personal circumstance but hey ho. My cousin has, amongst many others, a pair of 1916 VPs. Labels have been missing many years but they have been laid down along with the others in a constant temperature so they shouldn't be awfully bad. He doesn't know if they ...
by Zelandakh
13:02 Sun 20 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242938

Re: Latest buy

Waitrose.
LBV Vila Nova de Gaia 2008 badged as Waitrose in partnership with Symington Family Estates.

Yet to open one but should be nice.
by Zelandakh
11:38 Sun 20 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242938

Re: Latest buy

28 x Croft Purple Reserve (4 for trial then 2 cases) 31 x Dow Trademark (I went for 48 but they could only find 31!) 12 x Graham's 10 year old tawny 12 x Gaia LBV 12 x 3 year old tawny 1 x Taylor's 10 year old tawny 1 x Fonseca Guimaraens 95 1 x Krohn 20 year old tawny Putting this away I uncovered ...
by Zelandakh
15:58 Thu 25 Apr 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242938

Re: Latest buy

I'm in the market for every day drinkers of the bargain types we have seen in this thread and some "thoroughly good enough" VPs. Doesn't seem that there's many offers around on either? If anyone has any VPs that are good and sound but simply not "good enough" for their cellars...this year I've had a...
by Zelandakh
15:50 Thu 25 Apr 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York
Replies: 16
Views: 6192

Re: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York

Well I bought and forgot to report back... Gave him a decent spread including a 10, 20 and 30yo tawny (different houses), an LBV and a couple of vintages. the vintage were younger than I wanted to get and I left strict instructions that they must be left untouched until mature in X years time. Appar...
by Zelandakh
23:00 Thu 03 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242938

Re: Latest buy

In preparation for Christmas, there was an accidental acquisition of some Dow's Trademark (some=36 bottles)
Christmas Day produced an "ooh" with a Morgan 66

Any offers around in the area? Christmas caused a bit of a hit on the stocks :roll:
by Zelandakh
17:24 Wed 28 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York
Replies: 16
Views: 6192

Re: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York

@G-man - if you like it, I'm sure he will. Can you PM me some prices / options please? @Andy - he's in New Jersey. total wines have a few that look drinkable inc some names I know plus one that might go down well as a little in joke. Thanks for the responses guys, feeling that I may now be able to g...
by Zelandakh
12:17 Wed 28 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York
Replies: 16
Views: 6192

Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York

Hi All, Those who were at the offline this time last year met my brother who maligns that lack of port available at sensible prices in the US of A. He's not had any since that tasting barring a dozen half bottles of Offley 1970 (which were a great price and remain one of our faves). I'd like to get ...
by Zelandakh
22:06 Mon 19 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242938

Re: Latest buy

Hoping that the news about bans on discounted wines won't affect our group forays when prices become keen ;-) This came up in conversation the other day and I think we worked out that about the lowest price we would be able to see if minimum alcohol pricing came into force in England would be about...
by Zelandakh
16:57 Sat 03 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242938

Re: Latest buy

Fonseca 95 courtesy of a brief trip to Lisbon by the significant other.

Hoping that the news about bans on discounted wines won't affect our group forays when prices become keen ;-)
by Zelandakh
00:13 Sun 21 Oct 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1176
Views: 266461

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Well the Times said today that the discounting of wines will be stopped. Hopeful that 25% off VP is not included in that :-)
by Zelandakh
09:46 Sun 14 Oct 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Just how much is enough
Replies: 20
Views: 3108

Re: Just how much is enough

I have a lovely decanter. He's 13 and is getting better at removing corks cleanly...
by Zelandakh
23:47 Fri 12 Oct 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Just how much is enough
Replies: 20
Views: 3108

Re: Just how much is enough

While I don't have the same "six offences" as Tom, I do take a structured approach to the bottles I take out of stock for drinking in a year. So do I. Every time I feel the urge to open a bottle of Port I interrogate myself with the same zeal and vigour as a US marine water-boarding a terrorist sus...
by Zelandakh
23:38 Fri 12 Oct 2012
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Selling?
Replies: 5
Views: 2527

Re: Selling?

Price, length of tenure, storage conditions with you and previous owners, sourced from and location would be handy.

A 1963 bottle stored in the airing cupboard for 30 years is worth about a pound.
by Zelandakh
07:43 Sun 23 Sep 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242938

Re: Latest buy

Aka the Tesco vintage 94 currently on offer with 25% off until Tuesday.
by Zelandakh
23:10 Sat 22 Sep 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242938

Re: Latest buy

4 x 1994 Gaia VP
8 x Dow Master Blend

7 MB left ;-)
by Zelandakh
22:51 Sun 16 Sep 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1176
Views: 266461

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Anyone have any top tips for NV? Down to double figures of "every day" port and looking for recommendations. Also anyone feeling the need to offload VP, please PM me with details if you want to save the time and hassle of auctioning it. Slumming it on brandy tonight since chocolate and Tea won't gel...
by Zelandakh
10:16 Sun 19 Aug 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242938

Re: Latest buy

1970 Dow for my birthday courtesy of my brother...
by Zelandakh
19:14 Mon 02 Jul 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort 'Garrafeira' 1952
Replies: 14
Views: 3608

Re: Niepoort 'Garrafeira' 1952

That sounds like a lovely one - hope it is enjoyed...
by Zelandakh
16:11 Sun 01 Jul 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 242938

Re: Latest buy

I got a home made Father's Day card sent in absentia (not my weekend that weekend) with a drawing of me with a glass of port in one hand and a bucket of empty port bottles nearby.
by Zelandakh
11:59 Sat 02 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Jubilee celebrations
Replies: 5
Views: 1849

Jubilee celebrations

To celebrate the 60 years of her reign, I shall be toasting with an already decanted bottle of 1970 Noval tonight.

What is anyone else sampling this weekend - either for the Jubilee, just because, or even for a different celebration.

Nick
by Zelandakh
21:46 Thu 17 May 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wanted Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 18343

Re: Wanted Thread

Currently looking to buy some Offley 70 - would happily share a case with someone. Hi Phil, If the price is right, I volunteer for that...not seen any in a while - used to buy any I could find. Last saw 10 halves in California at about $20 a piece and my brother bought the lot. Apparently they were...
by Zelandakh
18:27 Fri 04 May 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1176
Views: 266461

Re: Port for sale by retailer

My Bonfim arrived yesterday. Will select a suitable friend to help confirm if it arrived without contamination.
by Zelandakh
22:14 Mon 30 Apr 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 2 May 2012: An invitation from Johnny Symington
Replies: 36
Views: 13481

Re: Wed 2 May 2012: An invitation from Johnny Symington

Wow - sounds like an awesome event. Current circumstances dictate I cannot attend however I shall think of you all, shall raise a glass to your wonderful evening and will organise some dead cow for the evening for myself and SWMBO.

Enjoy.