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by nac
15:31 Wed 21 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages: Addendum
Replies: 34
Views: 10499

Re: Port Vintages: Addendum

jdaw1 wrote:
19:19 Tue 20 Oct 2020
slateshalehead wrote:
16:07 Tue 20 Oct 2020
Out of curiosity, is anyone aware of where (if anywhere) the original book can still be purchased?
Sold out. Sorry — just not available.
Unsurprisingly no second hand copies available on eBay or Amazon.
Plenty of copies of JDAW's magnum opus, "The Pig: A British History" though.
by nac
15:23 Wed 21 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Free Richard Mayson Port Book
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Free Richard Mayson Port Book

The Kindle Edition of "Richard Mayson's guide to vintage port 2016" is available for £0.00 on Amazon.

Don't know if this is a new offer, but just spotted it and have downloaded a copy.

Amazon link...
by nac
15:09 Wed 21 Oct 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: 67 Pall Mall Virtual Tastings - Archive
Replies: 10
Views: 2524

Re: 67 Pall Mall Virtual Tastings - Archive

If anyone listens to the la Rosa recording, please post here if the Wi-Fi problems were fixed or whether we still miss 50% of Sophia’s very interesting chat. No, unfortunately appears that the recording was done from the 67PM end so still corrupted. Saying that, the recording doesn't seem to be qui...
by nac
14:58 Wed 21 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port and Madeira with Demetri Walters MW @ 67 Pall Mall, 25/11
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Re: Port and Madeira with Demetri Walters MW @ 67 Pall Mall, 25/11

Wine samples are:

H&H Verdelho 20-Year
Niepoort 20 Year Old Tawny
1977 Dow’s Vintage Port
1977 Malmsey Blandy’s Madeira
1963 Graham’s Colheita
1863 Leacock Malmsey Solera

£230/£240
by nac
13:38 Tue 20 Oct 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: 67 Pall Mall Virtual Tastings - Archive
Replies: 10
Views: 2524

Re: 67 Pall Mall Virtual Tastings - Archive

Top post updated with links to videos of the de la Rosa and Hidalgo events.
by nac
10:52 Mon 19 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TFP @ 67 Pall Mall
Replies: 13
Views: 1976

Re: TFP @ 67 Pall Mall

An interesting choice of wines given the heading of "Taylors/Fonseca/Croft", particularly the Vargellas. 2015 Fonseca Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port (Bottled 2004) 2011 Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas (Bottled 2004) 2017 Fonseca Vintage Port 2017 Taylors Vintage Port NV Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny Port...
by nac
15:40 Fri 16 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC
Replies: 37
Views: 14167

Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC

I could make the June date, but maybe able to attend a future unknown date so please add me to the reserves too. Have added you to the reserve list. Obviously subject to future rules, but have been thinking that we might want to extend this beyond 14 people. There's already a few people on the rese...
by nac
13:11 Fri 16 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356134

Re: Latest buy

You've got to leave enough space for the air to compress adequately without when the cork goes in, but not leave too little space so as to over-compress the air gap and have the cork pop out. Having a leaking jeroboam would look even more rubbish. If there are 4.5 litres in the bottle, I'd be happy...
by nac
09:46 Fri 16 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Premium Vintage Port article/tasting in current issue of The World of Fine Wine
Replies: 1
Views: 920

Premium Vintage Port article/tasting in current issue of The World of Fine Wine

"Premium Vintage Port: Small but perfectly formed" by Axel Probst in Issue 69 (2020Q3) of The World of Fine Wine.

Quite interesting...
by nac
09:41 Fri 16 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC
Replies: 37
Views: 14167

Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Date TBC

Axel P requests (via email) to be added to reserve list.
by nac
19:33 Thu 15 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TFP @ 67 Pall Mall
Replies: 13
Views: 1976

Re: TFP @ 67 Pall Mall

An interesting choice of wines given the heading of "Taylors/Fonseca/Croft", particularly the Vargellas. 2015 Fonseca Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port (Bottled 2004) 2011 Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas (Bottled 2004) 2017 Fonseca Vintage Port 2017 Taylors Vintage Port NV Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny Port...
by nac
16:07 Wed 14 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1271
Views: 361389

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Doggett wrote:
14:06 Wed 14 Oct 2020
You do a fine job Neil... of tempting one with your regular updates of availability and pricing for the great juice!
One aims to please.
by nac
13:10 Wed 14 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1271
Views: 361389

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Quinta da Cavadinha 2005 currently on sale at Waitrose Cellar for £25.49 per bottle (reduced from £33.99).
by nac
15:38 Tue 13 Oct 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: 67 Pall Mall Virtual Tastings - Archive
Replies: 10
Views: 2524

Re: 67 Pall Mall Virtual Tastings - Archive

Top post updated with link to Barbadillo event on 5/11.
by nac
22:23 Fri 09 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1960 Private Cellar Release
Replies: 8
Views: 2132

Re: Warre 1960 Private Cellar Release

AHB wrote:
20:08 Fri 09 Oct 2020
The price is EUR 350, for one of the 350 bottles released to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Warre.

I think there may be a pattern to this!
Nope. Can’t see it.
by nac
11:10 Thu 08 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta de la Rosa @ 67 Virtual
Replies: 20
Views: 3191

Re: Quinta de la Rosa @ 67 Virtual

AHB wrote:
22:14 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Does anyone fancy a Zoom tasting following on from the 67 Pall Mall tasting?
Please.
by nac
10:57 Thu 08 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1271
Views: 361389

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Laithwaites have got stock of the Andresen 40 Year Old White again.

£50 each or £45 as part of a mixed case of 12.

I vaguely remember some conversation about this during one of the virtual tastings and Glenn E. was quite interested?
by nac
21:50 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356134

Re: Latest buy

You've got to leave enough space for the air to compress adequately without when the cork goes in, but not leave too little space so as to over-compress the air gap and have the cork pop out. Having a leaking jeroboam would look even more rubbish. If there are 4.5 litres in the bottle, I'd be happy...
by nac
19:01 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356134

Re: Latest buy

uncle tom wrote:
17:42 Wed 07 Oct 2020
It’s normal, They’re all filled like that. Even the 20 yr Graham’s Jeroboams are filled the same.
Worth a grumble though - it doesn't look very good..
I have grumbled to C&B and they've gone away to speak to Symingtons.
I agree - does look a bit rubbish.
by nac
17:34 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356134

Re: Latest buy

Impressive bottle, although the fill level looks really mean.. I'd wondered about this as well. Think I'll get C&B to ask Symingtons for an opinion. It’s normal, They’re all filled like that. Even the 20 yr Graham’s Jeroboams are filled the same. You're right. Just checked on my 450cl of the 10yr a...
by nac
14:20 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine-Searcher.com Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Wine-Searcher.com Photos

Some time ago I posted a TN for Churchill's Fojo 86 , which included some photos. Recently spotted this on Wine-Searcher . The image being used is clearly from one of my photos. Whilst I don't have a problem with this (in general), it's been overlaid with their text (as if to show ownership), and th...
by nac
14:01 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356134

Re: Latest buy

uncle tom wrote:
13:01 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Impressive bottle, although the fill level looks really mean..
I'd wondered about this as well. Think I'll get C&B to ask Symingtons for an opinion.
by nac
11:58 Wed 07 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356134

Re: Latest buy

Making a concerted effort to reduce storage costs by making space in my cellar and having stuff delivered.

Various Port arrived today from C&B, including...
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by nac
23:37 Sun 04 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre 1960 Private Cellar Release
Replies: 8
Views: 2132

Re: Warre 1960 Private Cellar Release

jdaw1 wrote:
11:29 Sun 04 Oct 2020
Is the price actualy €350?
Not sure. Got the pricing from here.