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by forest26
12:33 Tue 02 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

I am away for most of May so cannot 'support' a May date - probably too early in the cycle to accumulate samples. June could work quite well... it would inform buying decisions / press etc. so the shippers will be more inclined to support.
by forest26
18:18 Sun 24 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6754

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019

No this will not be on that. I need to arrange a date with Miguel - he has just become a father so is a little distracted.
by forest26
18:07 Sun 24 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

I was thinking about this very topic over the weekend.

We should do this! I am happy to organise (with help).

Last year was a little last minute / ad-hoc. With a little more foresight we can have a greater range of shippers.

w/c 9 September works best on lots of levels.
by forest26
21:44 Tue 19 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 39
Views: 1496

Re: 1994 Mini Horizontal

Great idea - count me in


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by forest26
22:25 Mon 18 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 66
Views: 4299

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Yippee - I'm in!
All the easier ones have gone.... I'll see if I can find something.
by forest26
16:57 Thu 07 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 2147

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Yes please. Great idea
by forest26
16:02 Tue 22 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2580

Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

Christopher has an 8 bottle case of Vesuvio (vintages 89 onwards) he would very generously like to share with us.
The proposal is to set the bar at 8 attendees (by coincidence we have 8 confirmed) and hand over to Christopher
by forest26
14:08 Fri 18 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6754

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019

70's tasting would be nice and easy. Definitely up for this as Room is booked for 13th - I may have a problem with moving to Valentines day

I'll work out an alternative date with Miguel from Messias. We are both keen to organise this but it will have to be later.

I'll amend the post header.
by forest26
13:24 Mon 14 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6754

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019

I will have to postpone this to a later date as we will not have the wines in time - the suggestion is near the BFT.

I still have the room booked if we want to do something else (and a little less logistically challenging).
by forest26
11:56 Wed 02 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 3511

Re: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency

Sorry - feeling under the weather so will have to back out.
by forest26
21:28 Sat 29 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 3511

Re: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency

Possibly..... was thinking of a dry Jan but 3 days might be more than enough!
by forest26
17:40 Wed 21 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings
Replies: 4
Views: 2149

Re: Vintage rankings

A really interesting summary - I like the logic you have applied and the forced constraint of a limited number in the top category.
by forest26
17:30 Wed 21 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Re: Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????

Would be interested, subject to date; I have only the '70. I would prefer to have RV on a separate occasion (and will be extremely keen to join for that, and have been trying to pick up occasional RV in preparation for this). We could convert this to RV - I just want to put a place-holder down for ...
by forest26
21:16 Fri 16 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Krohn Mini Vertical - End March????

We have a lack of organised tastings in the New Year!!!

Would anyone be interested in a Krohn vertical? I have a small run of 5 vintages 61-70 not sure what others have in their cellar.
If limited could combine with a Rv run.

Thoughts and offers please.
by forest26
20:21 Mon 12 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6754

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019

We have a lot of vintages to cover - any thoughts on how best we should approach this (e.g 2 flights) ?
by forest26
20:18 Mon 12 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6754

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical Weds 13 FEB 2019

Note date is now set as 13th Feb
by forest26
16:56 Mon 22 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 30th October 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 4858

Re: Tue 30th October

Hi Alex
Can you add me in.
by forest26
16:07 Sun 07 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 66
Views: 4299

Re: Do we need a 1966 Horizontal?

Please add me to the reserves
by forest26
20:48 Thu 20 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6754

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical FEB 2019

Now set for week commencing 11 feb (sorry Tom)
by forest26
07:41 Thu 20 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 16
Views: 6704

Re: The Standard Food Order

Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts

Sirloin steak, medium rare with skinny fries,
+ Green beans with shallots;
by forest26
07:40 Thu 20 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 36372

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts

Sirloin steak, medium rare, with skinny fries,
+ Green beans with shallots;
by forest26
08:06 Tue 18 Sep 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 12 September — 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Re: Wed 12 September — 2016

For me this is a solid vintage that is worthy of a declaration. Compared to the '11 vintage at this stage the wines are of lighter body and colour. Whilst laking the immediate 'wow' factor of the 11's these are more nuanced and perhaps more reflective of the winemakers skill. Yields were small and t...