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by AHB
18:32 Thu 17 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What should I do with this ??
Replies: 13
Views: 2137

AHB's misreading of the initial question made me wonder if the maths are stacking up here. I'm sorry, what mis-reading of the initial question would that be? To my mind, the maths stacks up beautifully: born 1958 21st birthday in 1979 given a bottle of 1979 port for (but note the use of "for" and n...
by AHB
13:10 Thu 17 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2070
Views: 344277

I want to protest. The title of this thread is "apostrophe crimes". We have gone off topic as we are now discussing other grammatical errors. Mr Admin(s) - please consider this a formal request to split the thread. Alex Will anyone take me seriously as I sit here wondering what I've just achieved wi...
by AHB
12:57 Thu 17 Jan 2008
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Tasting Notes Section
Replies: 178
Views: 45498

Re: I was mildly surprised by the dominance of Vesuvio.

jdaw1 wrote:I was mildly surprised by the dominance of Vesuvio.
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by AHB
12:55 Thu 17 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Fonseca
Replies: 7
Views: 4310

Purchased at auction in October 2007. Provenance prior to that not known.

Alex
by AHB
12:50 Thu 17 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What should I do with this ??
Replies: 13
Views: 2137

I had the 1979 Malvedos for the first and last time in 1993. It was opened on board a boat on the Douro river moored on the Oporto bank and was shared with a couple of good friends we were holidaying with. Although it's not a blockbuster port, combining the quality with the occasion turned it into o...
by AHB
12:33 Thu 17 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1970 Pocas jr. - Request for advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Sorry, I've never had a single port from Pocas.
by AHB
12:30 Thu 17 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Morgan
Replies: 7
Views: 4984

The auction where Christopher acquired this Morgan was Christie's auction of 16 November 2006. I can also confirm the "believed" provenance as Christie's were marketing this as ex-cellars stock.

Alex
by AHB
12:27 Thu 17 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1966 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 12
Views: 7112

I notice that the Noval has one of those horrible plastic caps protecting the cork - decanting personnel be aware!
by AHB
07:33 Wed 16 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1982 Andresen Colheita
Replies: 3
Views: 2956

I opened a fresh bottle of this port last night - it is an absolutely brilliant example of a colheita. Perhpas the extra time in barrel from Ronnie's bottle has helped it to flesh out. For those of you in the UK who want to try out a colheita, I urge you to find your nearest Laithwaites store and bu...
by AHB
07:27 Wed 16 Jan 2008
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Tasting Notes Section
Replies: 178
Views: 45498

I note that the title of the tasting note for the Nacional is "1966 Nacional". Should we follow that lead for future tasting notes of the Nacional wines (ie. omit any reference to Noval)?

Alex
by AHB
07:24 Wed 16 Jan 2008
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Cat
Replies: 6
Views: 2427

Ronnie

You have my sympathies as well. I'm not a great pet person, but Elizabeth and I have always had a cat ever since we first moved in together and it's always sad when they pass away.

Alex
by AHB
20:29 Tue 15 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Liver awareness month
Replies: 10
Views: 1936

Brilliant. So a 75cl bottle of port at 20% proof is only 15cl of pure alcohol equivalent.

How many units can I drink a day?
by AHB
20:27 Tue 15 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Corks in the Cork Basket
Replies: 5
Views: 2971

I've added a few more corks, trying to keep them in alphabetic order. I'm actually surprised at how few of them are port corks - I'll have to try to make more effort to extract them intact and add them to the basket. Things are in alphbetic order (or at least, they're meant to be). And the Blaauwkli...
by AHB
17:16 Tue 15 Jan 2008
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York February 14 1970 VP Tasting
Replies: 68
Views: 26184

Roy Hersh wrote:Thanks for that info guys. I think you forget I am a native NYer and spent a combined 30 years living in NYC. :wink:

Looking forward to meeting Jay and others at this event!
Oops. Yes, I did forget. Sorry. :oops:
by AHB
17:15 Tue 15 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wood Aged. Aged in Wood.
Replies: 21
Views: 3018

I had no idea that some port producers were using the wood chips in their port production and confess that I am actually very surprised that they do so. My very closed mind had thought that the oak used in port was more or less neutral and did not impart flavour to the wine inside but allowed in a l...
by AHB
14:09 Mon 14 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Corks in the Cork Basket
Replies: 5
Views: 2971

Corks in the Cork Basket

Following on from the post I made a few days ago on the odd cork I found in my cork basket, I thought I would list out all the corks that are in there. It'll take a long time to get to the end of the basket and I'll add to the list as and when time permits, but here's the first handful. Alsace Domai...
by AHB
11:48 Mon 14 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2070
Views: 344277

Now I've found it - "Spains Dry Sherry"
by AHB
11:46 Mon 14 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2070
Views: 344277

Well I can't see Gonzales Byass' apostrophe error. Can anyone else (apart from Julian)?

Alex
by AHB
11:42 Mon 14 Jan 2008
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York February 14 1970 VP Tasting
Replies: 68
Views: 26184

Re: Save some CO2

jdaw1 wrote:
Roy Hersh wrote:Looks like this is going to work out after all. Now I just have to see how to triangulate flights with Seattle, Boston and New York.
Save some CO2. NY ↔ Boston can be by train.
Boston - NY is 3½ hours by train on the Amtrack Acela express. Arrives at Penn Station in New York.

Alex
by AHB
11:36 Mon 14 Jan 2008
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Competition
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

All pre-1960 eh? Well, I'm always in for a bit of fun: Bottle 1 - known facts: garrafeira, oldest bottle Simon is ever likely to own, generally declared vintage, £310 - my guess would be 1834 Bottle 2 - known facts: presumed vintage, generally declared, date stencilled on bottle, £73 - my guess is 1...
by AHB
21:22 Sun 13 Jan 2008
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The "Deeper Underground" Offline (28 Jan 2008)
Replies: 248
Views: 77807

A while back, Conky asked how much port would be in each glass if we had a large-ish number of people sharing a bottle of port. I opened a miniature (50cl) bottle of fruit wine this evening and have been drinking it from a port glass - it reminded me of Conky's question. Assuming that you lose aroun...
by AHB
00:51 Sun 13 Jan 2008
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: LONDON offline with tsunami possible jan.30 -jan.31 or feb.1
Replies: 7
Views: 6869

I'm not currently planning on being in London on any of the three days that you have suggested, but I can probably make arrangements to meet up with you on the evening of either the 30th or 31st. As Alex has suggested, the Crusting Pipe in Covent Garden is a convenient location for a tasting and is ...
by AHB
00:40 Sun 13 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Meaningless Quiz!
Replies: 34
Views: 5982

KillerB wrote:I randomly put FGP Fonseca into Google and that was the number one answer. I thought that I would give it a punt and see if it confused you. I think they are Portuguese solicitors.
:D

I'll wait a while and then offer a little clue.
by AHB
23:20 Sat 12 Jan 2008
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Meaningless Quiz!
Replies: 34
Views: 5982

KillerB wrote:Fonseca Garcia & Prazeres
Uh - if that's the answer then it's not the one that I was expecting. What's your source?

Alex
by AHB
23:13 Sat 12 Jan 2008
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tsunami
Replies: 16
Views: 4861

Welcome Tsunami - glad we were able to get you registered.

When you know the dates that you can be in London then please let us know and we'll do our very best to organise an offline for you at our trusty usual venue!

Alex