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by forest26
12:57 Fri 13 Apr 2018
Forum: Press Releases and Announcements
Topic: SOGEVINOUS - BURMESTER RELEASE
Replies: 1
Views: 74

SOGEVINOUS - BURMESTER RELEASE

BURMESTER DECLARES 2016 VINTAGE PORT Burmester has announced the launch of its 2016 Classic Vintage Port, a challenging year that ended up producing exceptional wines. In keeping with the brand’s identity and the profile established throughout its history, Burmester is launching a Vintage Port loade...
by forest26
15:03 Wed 11 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: 2016 Declarations

P r e ss R e l e a s e Cut and pasted from the press release...... The Symington Family Declare 2016 Vintage Port The Symington family is pleased to announce our decision to declare 2016 as a Vintage Port year. This is only the fourth Vintage declaration for all our Port companies since 2000 and the...
by forest26
14:54 Wed 11 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 1016

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

Hi
Cornish crab please
Steak medium rare - side order of green beans

Can I bring a F77 ?
by forest26
07:34 Tue 10 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 34
Views: 1228

Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Assuming others can fill some of the easier years - I have:

68 - S, Fg
58 - W, Mz, Gm
48 - T, F, G
38 - only Tawny
18 - possibly?
08 - none
18xx some
by forest26
19:44 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 34
Views: 1228

Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Personally speaking... I like the purity of the theme 2008, 1998, 1988, 1978, 1968, 1958, 1948, 1938, 1908, 1899, 1898, 1897, 1896... (which was the original intention). I can fill most of the years if necessary (except 1908)
by forest26
19:26 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 61
Views: 2418

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Is there a 1960 theme? I recently acquired a batch of 1911 "something" VP.... which, I believe, is another significant Royal event (Coronation). It seems fitting to open a bottle on this occasion. Given the bottle condition is not perfect, I will also bring a reserve (probably a 1960...! ).
by forest26
19:17 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check
Replies: 40
Views: 1016

Re: Tue 17th April 2018: cellar reduction and health check

At last... a date I can make - Is there space for one more?
by forest26
15:38 Sun 08 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2005

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I did get the Ck12 from Bonhams - It wasn't cheap!
Let me know....
by forest26
14:19 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 34
Views: 1228

Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

Hmmm - not quite what I had in mind.
Ending in 8 might be more along the lines (exceptions for anything 18XX)
by forest26
12:51 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical
Replies: 13
Views: 360

PLACEHOLDER: Quinta do Cachao Vertical

I visited Caves Messias in N D Gaia a few weeks ago. Between Messias and myself, we can construct an almost complete vertical of Quinta do Cachao VP. There is an offer from Messias to help put this together. Let me know your thoughts - If there is interest and I will start to firm up.... Approximate...
by forest26
12:06 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 34
Views: 1228

Vintage with an '8' theme.

OK B&F Now booked for the 5th June Some comments on the theme would be useful. either: a) we try and construct a vertical of examples from years ending with an '8' b) we go fo a 'blind' bring a bottle with an 8 in the vintage as suggested by Alex. Please confirm availability for the evening and your...
by forest26
11:56 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 34
Views: 1228

Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

HI Simon
I have now confirmed for the 5th - and unfortunately I cannot make the week after - Sorry!
by forest26
11:50 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2005

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

27 confirmed and put aside - Don't get too excited about the '12... proving a little difficult to locate.
by forest26
14:04 Wed 07 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2005

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I have 27, 35, 47, 55, 60, 63, 67, 70, 75, 77 (recent release)

There is an outside chance I may have a spare 12 - but would need to find it.
by forest26
17:14 Tue 06 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fake bottles of Port
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Fake bottles of Port

I am seeing more fake bottles being offered recently both at auction and offered privately.
These dubious examples were offered to me today. Hopefully they will not turn up at auction. There was also a Taylor 24.
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by forest26
12:25 Mon 05 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warm-up for the BFT: Something nice from the 60s
Replies: 44
Views: 1086

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

Yes please - Ill decide what to bring nearer the time.
by forest26
22:49 Tue 20 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4889

Re: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018

Just noticed that I am due to be in South Africa on the 10th - curses!
by forest26
18:55 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 4889

Re: Second wind for 1963s? A Tuesday in April 2018

Yes please - great idea.
Dow’s / warre’s or something else
by forest26
20:55 Sat 13 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 1847

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

Alex - I plan to bring Croft 82 + Messias Cachao 82 (double decanted)
by forest26
22:15 Thu 11 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 34
Views: 1228

Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

I can start to put this together.

Perhaps we can firm up the theme on the 18th - if anyone not attending the 82 tasting has a view on the format/theme please make your thoughts known.
by forest26
21:58 Thu 11 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 1847

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

Having read the header again - I can add Ramos Pinto LBV and Barros Colheita
by forest26
21:50 Thu 11 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: We need some tastings in the diary
Replies: 25
Views: 940

Re: We need some tastings in the diary

After Phils Calem vertical - We mentioned pencilling in some future dates for mini verticals of some of the less well known producers. We discussed Rebello Valente / Kopke / Krohn and a few others (I can also add Messias). Can I suggest that we pencil in a few over a 6-24 month timeframe. This will ...
by forest26
21:30 Thu 11 Jan 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th January 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 1847

Re: Thursday 18th January 2018?

Hi
The pig theme is great for me

1982 I have

Croft
Messias Quinta do Cachao
Offley
Noval
Warre cavadinha

Let me know what you want....