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by AHB
08:47 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 5700

Re: Vintage with an '8' theme.

forest26 wrote:
19:44 Sun 08 Apr 2018
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)
I can bring an 1897 that I've been looking for an excuse to open.
by AHB
08:44 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 2243

Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

uncle tom wrote:
20:24 Sat 07 Apr 2018
I should also remark that on the handful of occasions when I have drunk Warre 1922 from a bottle in good condition it has been an amazing port.
Fear not Alex - there are five more bottles, and this was the worst - I guarantee you'll be there again..
Thank you, that is most kind of you.
by AHB
08:33 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8432

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

I will be attending tomorrow, but will be relying on British Rail’s successor companies to get me promptly to London from Rugby. I may be late.
by AHB
08:31 Mon 09 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8432

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

jdaw1 wrote:
23:23 Sat 07 Apr 2018
Please could those who have deposited 1963s at the B&F reveal what’s there. Who was deposited what?
I have deposited Dow and McKenzie
by AHB
18:03 Sat 07 Apr 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018; mystery 1922; at the B&F
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Thu 05 April 2018; mystery 1922; at the B&F

And for the record, the wine was Warre 1922.
by AHB
17:46 Sat 07 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 2243

Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

I should also remark that on the handful of occasions when I have drunk Warre 1922 from a bottle in good condition it has been an amazing port.
by AHB
17:43 Sat 07 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 2243

Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

I really do try to encourage things. Failure happens, but to criticise a (non-)failure of effort seems unjust. Further, you could subscribe to the Organising Tastings and Get-togethers forum . (That message was deleted from my Sent box earlier today; if not received (I think = not read) then it mig...
by AHB
16:59 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 2243

Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

So what was the mystery 1922 port?
by AHB
16:58 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

I'd like to propose Thursday 13th of December as the date of our 2018 Port Forum Christmas extravaganza. (This ties in with my Ipswich team Christmas lunch so puts me in the right place at the right time.) I haven't asked Tom yet, but I am hoping that he will kindly agree to host the Christmas offli...
by AHB
16:52 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922
Replies: 40
Views: 2243

Re: Thu 05 April 2018, THRA’s mystery 1922

Unfortunately I only saw this thread today — and I was actually free last night! Swines: why did no-one email me or text me?

On a separate note, I would prefer to have the Xmas bask on Thursday 13th as I will be on family vacation on Thursday 20th. I'll start a thread to that effect.
by AHB
16:42 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 13
Views: 880

Re: RE: Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Alex. Rather belatedly, do you have 3 bottles you can spare still? Thank you. Ben Not this time round, but I plan to add some more to the order of Noval 2016 that we will inevitably purchase once the announcements have all been made. Alex - I'm happy to let Ben have three of my six, if that works. ...
by AHB
16:42 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Crusted Port Wine Malvedos 1958 in Magnum format
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Crusted Port Wine Malvedos 1958 in Magnum format

It looks real to me and I am certain that a "crusted" port was made from the 1958 vintage - this is actually a proper vintage port.
by AHB
16:29 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 13
Views: 880

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

benread wrote:
16:20 Thu 05 Apr 2018
Alex. Rather belatedly, do you have 3 bottles you can spare still? Thank you. Ben
Not this time round, but I plan to add some more to the order of Noval 2016 that we will inevitably purchase once the announcements have all been made.
by AHB
12:59 Tue 03 Apr 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 242046

Re: Apostrophe crimes

I think this is debateable. I would have said " readers' " but each of the many true stories would have come from a single individual reader. If that was the case, would the use have been acceptable?
by AHB
14:55 Sat 31 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8432

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

Please could I have no starter, special order sirloin on the bone cooked medium rare with skinny fries and a side of beans. No desert.
by AHB
14:52 Sat 31 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and literature
Replies: 256
Views: 31102

Re: Port and literature

Dorothy Sayers again (she clearly liked her Port). In the Lord Peter Wimsey story The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club he is interrupted by Murbles while drinking Cockburn 1886 and they share several glasses together. Daniel did make a passing reference to this fact but didn’t include it in this t...
by AHB
09:03 Fri 30 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 43
Views: 2959

Re: 2016 Declarations

Ferreira, Sandeman and Offley have just declared a 2016 vintage. http://www.revistadevinhos.pt/noticias/ ... ntage-2016
by AHB
20:33 Thu 29 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 109
Views: 29141

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

But I think the award for London’s most impressive vintage port list has got to go to Bar Douro, which offers: Churchill Ruby Reserve @ £34 Churchill White Port (50cl) @ £40 - this is basically a 10YO white Churchill 10YO Tawny (50cl) @ £45 Churchill 2011 LBV @ £46 Churchill 20YO Tawny (50cl) @ £62 ...
by AHB
20:18 Thu 29 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 109
Views: 29141

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

For the sake of good order, I’m posting here in case anyone not familiar with the Boot & Flogger is visiting London and wants a glass of Port. The B&F currently offer Graham 10 and 20 YO, Dow 1994, Taylor 1997 and Offley 2000 by the glass and have a fine wine list which includes Graham 1966 and Tayl...
by AHB
14:57 Sun 25 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8432

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

I confirm I'll bring Dow and Mackenzie. I'll drop them off at the B&F tomorrow night and allow them to settle for a couple of weeks.

Nearer the time I can ask the B&F staff to pull the corks and to decant. If I can, I'll ask for these two bottles to get the Audouze treatment to make Wolfgang happy.
by AHB
10:27 Sun 25 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8432

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

I'm struggling to get people to post about what will be pre-delivered. So, instead, please could everybody bring their bottle predecanted, and we'll do last moment pre-pouring. You posted the change of instructions just in time. I was planning to drop off tomorrow and Tuesday. I might still do so a...
by AHB
16:43 Fri 23 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The philosophy of drinking old port
Replies: 8
Views: 889

The philosophy of drinking old port

One question I sometimes wrestle with is when to open a bottles of 19th century port. The chances are that a bottle like this will be old and oxidised, academically interesting for the snapshot of history it represents but not necessarily a great drink. Of course, there are exceptions, but these are...
by AHB
14:45 Fri 23 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 43
Views: 2959

2016 Declarations

A post and a thread to hold details of the 2016 vintage ports which are approved by the IVDP and offered for sale. Churchill Niepoort Bioma Pintas Quevedo Quinta da Romaneira Quinta das Lamelas Quinta do Javali Quinta do Noval Quinta do Noval Nacional Quinta Vale Dona Maria (600 cases) Sogevinus: Ba...
by AHB
14:43 Fri 23 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 12268

Re: 2015 declarations

Some updates from Axel's recent article now included in the list of known 2015 declarations.
by AHB
15:27 Tue 20 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham Six Grapes
Replies: 0
Views: 436

NV Graham Six Grapes

The Port offering in the BA Galleries Lounge (South) at Heathrow Terminal 5. Deep red colour with a magenta-toned rim; opaque. Fresh bramble fruit on the nose, touched with some attractive flower perfume. Sweet bramble on impact, but balanced by a refined acidity. A hint of tannin shows on the mid-p...