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by JB vintage
22:29 Thu 19 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage Port by retailer in London
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Vintage Port by retailer in London

The Boot & Flogger is selling Quinta da Silveira 10 Year Old tawny and claims Davy's is the exclusive UK distributor and retail outlet. As I visit the supermarkets over the next few days I will take a look at what they have in stock at the moment. Thank you, we would like to find some new vintage p...
by JB vintage
10:37 Mon 16 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 15
Views: 677

Re: 2016 Declarations

Martinez - this was a really great name up until the '60 vintage. After that the company was sold and the brand pauperised. Is there really no place for a Portuguese brand name in the Symington's stable? I agree with your question, but Martinez is actually a Spanish name :) Martinez was founded in ...
by JB vintage
15:44 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1960

Re: BBR port walk 2017

I have never been at the BBR port walk. Is it worth while to travel from Sweden to attend next time? How many vintage ports, roughly, are served?
by JB vintage
15:39 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage Port by retailer in London
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Vintage Port by retailer in London

I'm looking for something we haven't tasted before and when the retail shops have vintages on offer we usually haven't tasted them as they are not available in Sweden. Anything but the ones we have sampled are of interest. We have tried the following: http://www.vintageport.se/producers.php
// Jörgen
by JB vintage
15:23 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 42
Views: 1001

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

Axel,
Sten will bring the Sandeman 63 and I, Jörgen, will bring Feist 63. You have noted vice verca.
by JB vintage
10:25 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 42
Views: 1001

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

Alex B. was born in 1963, and has tasted many (many!) 1963s. He might never had had the Fs63. Please could it be saved for an evening which he could attend? (Or, if you have enough of them, would you be willing to sell one for me to give him?) He hasn’t, or had not last time I attended your tasting...
by JB vintage
10:14 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 42
Views: 1001

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

Axel P wrote:
09:26 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Up to the Swedish group of what to bring. For now I could you in for Feist and Sandeman 63. Thank you
We will bring Feist and Sandeman 1963
by JB vintage
10:13 Sun 15 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 42
Views: 1001

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

jdaw1 wrote:
23:19 Sat 14 Apr 2018
Alex B. was born in 1963, and has tasted many (many!) 1963s. He might never had had the Fs63. Please could it be saved for an evening which he could attend? (Or, if you have enough of them, would you be willing to sell one for me to give him?)
I have another bottle for Alex B
by JB vintage
20:29 Sat 14 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The philosophy of drinking old port
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: The philosophy of drinking old port

We prefer to drink them in company of at least one peer from the same year.
by JB vintage
20:25 Sat 14 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage Port by retailer in London
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Vintage Port by retailer in London

We are going to London in May and would appreciate if anyone know about what is available by retailer?

Sometimes there are good deals available at shops like Tesco or Marks & Spencer.

Anyone who has some recommendations for Vintage ports currently available in London?
by JB vintage
16:11 Sat 14 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 42
Views: 1001

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

Axel P wrote:
08:10 Fri 13 Apr 2018
JB vintage wrote:
23:14 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Would people prefer Feist 1963 or Croft 1966?
If you are both attending? Both?
Yes we are both attending but these were options from my cellar. Sten will select from his cellar. I will bring Feist as this is rare in the UK as far as I understand.
by JB vintage
23:30 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 42
Views: 1001

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

Very interesting with two blended bottles the same evening! I did't know that Averys 1963 was a blend. I presume you all know that Harvey's 1962 is a blend of Cockburn and Martinez. It would be fabulous to have the Sandeman 1963 at the same time if that is possible! Having the components of Harvey's...
by JB vintage
23:14 Thu 12 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 42
Views: 1001

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

Would people prefer Feist 1963 or Croft 1966?
by JB vintage
21:36 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor's LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Taylor's LBV

I noticed that my rank is "Taylor’s LBV". This status impels me to write about my last tasting. We had a tasting at a port wine friend who offered us a spectacular and surprising tasting of Taylor's LBV. We are devoted Vintage lovers but this LBV tasting showed some surprising longevity of some LBV....
by JB vintage
21:16 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 22
Views: 2710

Re: Coravin

Coravin does preserve the bottles in a good way for about 6 months. After that, my experience is that you can notice a clear deterioration of the wine.
by JB vintage
19:10 Sun 26 Mar 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Best fortified wines?
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Best fortified wines?

May I ask what is your personal ranking och what types of fortified wine are the best?

State your top three or more. I will summarize a list of the votes.
by JB vintage
20:19 Tue 14 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 12104

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

AHB wrote:
19:23 Tue 14 Mar 2017

Shame you'll both have to miss this tasting, but sometimes work just gets in the way!
We will have to bare the insufferable consequences of missing this wonderful occasion.
by JB vintage
20:48 Mon 13 Mar 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 12104

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

Hi,
We have to cancel our participation and hope to join you soon at another tasting.
Jorgen
by JB vintage
22:38 Mon 30 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 153
Views: 19794

Re: Pointless Statistics

DRT wrote:
21:29 Fri 06 Jan 2017
Do you have any evidence that the Vesuvio 1963 is a true vintage port? I'm sure others here would be interested in that if it is true.
There is no indication whatsoever that it is not a vintage, see photo. I still have one in my cellar.
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by JB vintage
21:56 Mon 30 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?
Replies: 108
Views: 12104

Re: Thu 06 Apr - 55@55 again?

reconfirming
by JB vintage
19:52 Fri 06 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 153
Views: 19794

Re: Pointless Statistics

the 1963 is a true vintage port.
I have no indication that the 1863 is wood aged but cannot say for sure as I have only read about it.
by JB vintage
18:14 Fri 06 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 15113

Re: A Gould Campbell vertical

Hi,
I reconfirm my own attendance, as well as Sten and Stefan.
I'll return with what vintages I have.
by JB vintage
17:18 Fri 06 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: joven's Vintage port
Replies: 0
Views: 543

joven's Vintage port

We had a Joven's 1977 Vintage Port yesterday. Does anyone know anything about this house? I have seen Joven's a few times before, once as the bottler of Lidador vintage 1978 and a few times as tawnies. However 1977 is the only Joven's vintage I have ever seen. Joven's is not mentioned in any of the ...
by JB vintage
17:09 Fri 06 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 153
Views: 19794

Re: Pointless Statistics

jdaw1 wrote:The first Vesuvio vintage was 1989...
There are actually a couple of Vesuvio's made before 1989. There is a Vesuvio Vintage 1863 (that I have not tasted) and a Vezuvio Vintage 1963 bottled by Ferreira (that I have tasted).