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by AHB
10:56 Tue 07 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3168

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

winesecretary wrote:
22:49 Mon 06 Jan 2020
If a couple of late additions might be acceptable- self plus OJW. If acceptable - OJW food order same as my standard, save that steak medium-rare as opposed to medium-well.
Absolutely, you would be welcome. To help me manage glasses, can I assume that you are bringing two bottles between you?
by AHB
08:46 Mon 06 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3168

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

I am doing all the necessary today.
by AHB
22:35 Sat 04 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3168

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

flash_uk wrote:
02:50 Sat 04 Jan 2020
I can print if required.
Julian - please do make the changes.

Mike - thank you, please do print. How late in the week can you print?
by AHB
23:47 Mon 30 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3168

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
22:56 Mon 30 Dec 2019
Draft of the placemats; images in first post.
Perfect timing. Tomorrow is the last day I will ever be able to print placemats!
by AHB
23:43 Mon 30 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A 1970 horizontal, Flights 1-4, Friday 9 October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 18167

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

As Neil says, he and I are taking a look at 67 Pall Mall as a possible venue in a couple of weeks time. If a weekend "away" is desirable, I can hire rooms at Phyllis Court in Henley-on-Thames with relative ease (if not already booked). There are also bedrooms available in Phyllis Court, the Leander ...
by AHB
09:57 Mon 30 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3168

Re: Thu 9 Jan 2020

If anyone would like to eat anything other than their standard food order, please let me know.
by AHB
09:56 Mon 30 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2011 Croft LBV advise
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: 2011 Croft LBV advise

I'm still drinking my half bottles of Croft 2004 LBV (bottled and purchased in 2009). They have softened and become more rounded but lost their overt fruit and brightness. I enjoy the 2004's more now than when I bought them, but also recognize that others might prefer their wines more youthful than ...
by AHB
16:32 Fri 27 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking
Replies: 21
Views: 1633

Re: Festive Drinking

I've just rescued a bottle of Rust & Vrede Estate Wine 2004 from off-site storage. That will be tonight's wine since the G77 has been finished.
by AHB
16:30 Fri 27 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: (Cancelled) Emergency, Monday 30th December 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: Emergency, Monday 30th December 2019

Sadly, I will be in Bracknell, working.
by AHB
19:00 Thu 26 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Brexit Day tasting in Sweden
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Brexit Day tasting in Sweden

Pray tell, which Brexit Day are these fine gentlemen flying to Sweden? I am being told by SWMBO that it is extremely important I find things to do in my retirement so that I don't sink into the depths of depression.
by AHB
17:44 Thu 26 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking
Replies: 21
Views: 1633

Re: Festive Drinking

We've been somewhat restrained, which is quite normal for us. A bottle of Coates & Seely NV Brut was opened at the weekend and finished on Tuesday evening, followed by a little Graham 1977. The Graham 1977 was further consumed (but not finished) on Christmas Day, accompanied by a bottle of Brunello ...
by AHB
15:55 Thu 26 Dec 2019
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2016 The Liberator Episode 9 Revisited
Replies: 3
Views: 5454

Re: 2016 The Liberator Episode 9 Revisited

Boplaas make excellent fortified wines from grape varieties also grown in the Douro. I'd put this particular offering on a par with a really good ruby, like the Port Society's Finest Reserve — a fortified wine which will reward a decade of patience, but which will probably not really change much for...
by AHB
23:28 Fri 20 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and literature
Replies: 258
Views: 47119

Re: Port and literature

Another reference from Dorothy Sayers. In her first book featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, Whose Body, Lord Peter’s valet, Bunter, is required to obtain some information from the manservant of the chief suspect. He does this by raiding Lord Peter’s Port cellar and drinks a bottle of “the old Port”, which...
by AHB
09:14 Thu 19 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 54
Views: 9612

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

250g of Stitch are on their way to Newport.
by AHB
23:29 Mon 16 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 54
Views: 9612

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

I can pass by a Paxton & Whitfield on Wednesday evening, but not Neal's Yard. However, Paxton & Whitfield do sell Stichelton and I can pick some up - how much would you like @ £33 per kg?
by AHB
15:08 Mon 16 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 59
Views: 7590

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

The placemats and tasting sheets have been printed and will arrive around 18.00
by AHB
13:00 Mon 16 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 54
Views: 9612

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Christopher wrote:
22:08 Sun 15 Dec 2019
Any news as to whether RGO has the spare spot so can sort out logistics
I've asked Wolfgang to answer today whether he can take the seat or not. I'll let you know tomorrow if RGO can take it.

Placemats etc have been printed.
by AHB
12:58 Mon 16 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 32
Views: 2915

Re: Ideas for tastings

jdaw1 wrote:
11:55 Mon 16 Dec 2019
AHB wrote:
10:57 Mon 16 Dec 2019
Wholly and entirely different. That one included Dow.
I struggle to see the omission of Dow as an improvement. Obviously I am but a young Padawan with much to learn.
It is a difference. Whether an improvement will only be known after the tasting.
by AHB
10:57 Mon 16 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 32
Views: 2915

Re: Ideas for tastings

Wholly and entirely different. That one included Dow.
by AHB
21:09 Sun 15 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 32
Views: 2915

Re: Ideas for tastings

The first tasting I organised - back in 2005 - was a matrix tasting where we drank and compared wines from Fonseca, Graham, Sandeman and Taylor from each of the vintages of 1963, 1966 and 1970. That was 15 years ago. The wines at that time were 42, 39 and 35 years of age. I'd like to do something si...
by AHB
20:56 Sun 15 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 54
Views: 9612

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Sounds fabulous.

As in previous years, I will bring my Port tongs so we can open the bottles and identify the wine from the branding on the corks. Hopefully we can have an open fire burning again.
by AHB
20:52 Sun 15 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 33
Views: 3152

Re: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F

Easily on hand I have: Canais and Vesuvio

In storage and therefore I'd prefer not to contribute are the following: Bomfim and Eira Velha
by AHB
20:44 Sun 15 Dec 2019
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Re: Hello

Harry, Welcome to the Port Forum. I'm delighted you joined us. And please do join us at a future event. They are all open to anyone - all you have to do to join us is to post in the thread when someone decides to organise an evening (and bring a bottle of Port which matches the theme and cover your ...
by AHB
14:01 Sun 15 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1158
Views: 242002

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Rich - I’ve tried it, and I like it. 2011 was better, but the 2014 has a nice greenness to the tannins that give a delicious extra bite to the wine. It’s also a wine which I would be happy to cellar for 20-30 years!
by AHB
19:52 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 54
Views: 9612

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

jdaw1 wrote:
01:02 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Who is to print the sticky labels, TNs, vote recorders, etc?
I will do so on Monday