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by RonnieRoots
15:04 Wed 08 Jan 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TBH London 8 January
Replies: 27
Views: 11847

Re: TBH London 8 January

Sorry to hear you won't be there Julian, hopefully next time.
I will try to be there between 6-6.30 tonight, if my course finishes on time.
See you all tonight!
by RonnieRoots
10:30 Sat 04 Jan 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TBH London 8 January
Replies: 27
Views: 11847

Re: TBH London 8 January

Good, 8th it is. Thanks Alex for booking TBH. I have no preference for blind or sighted, both are fine with me.
I will try to find a nice bottle when in London, as I have exactly 1 bottle of Port left here in Oman, and that needs to be drunk together with LadyR. :wink:
by RonnieRoots
19:50 Thu 02 Jan 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TBH London 8 January
Replies: 27
Views: 11847

Re: London 6-10 January

How about the 8th, would that work for you Julian?
by RonnieRoots
08:35 Tue 31 Dec 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TBH London 8 January
Replies: 27
Views: 11847

TBH London 8 January

I will be in London again from 6 to 10 January and would love to see old (and new) friends and share a glass. Probably only just a relaxed get together, could even be with some beers and wines. :wink:
Let me know any preferred dates and I'll try to pick a day that works for everyone.
by RonnieRoots
16:47 Sun 22 Dec 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Quinta de Roriz
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Re: 1991 Quinta de Roriz

I can assure you that in this case the sommeliere was right. This never was and never will be a very good port, no matter how freshly opened the bottle is.
by RonnieRoots
06:44 Mon 09 Dec 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1158
Views: 242650

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Does anyone have an opinion on Fonseca Guimaraens / Panascal 96? http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/08/y5ujajan.jpg Does anyone have an opinion on them at these prices? At that price, it is difficult to go wrong. Buy a case of both, and enjoy over the mid-term, or if you only want to buy one of the tw...
by RonnieRoots
05:42 Sun 03 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964
Replies: 72
Views: 12013

Re: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964

In the fullness of time it might prove interesting to note that on this day Wiese & Krohn 1964 Colhieta Branco is available at £49.99 and the 1966 standard Colhieta at £69.99. I suspect the "Taylor" 1964 will be closer to £200. Well that's pertinent for sure.. Is the branding of this an attempt to ...
by RonnieRoots
04:26 Fri 01 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: World faces global wine shortage
Replies: 21
Views: 1999

Re: World faces global wine shortage

LGTrotter wrote:As I suspected (and identified in other posts) zombie facts at work;

http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/ ... y-analysts
This looks more like the situation I found...
by RonnieRoots
12:32 Thu 31 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: World faces global wine shortage
Replies: 21
Views: 1999

Re: World faces global wine shortage

The world is facing a wine shortage, with global consumer demand already significantly outstripping supply, a report has warned. The research by America's Morgan Stanley financial services giant says demand for wine "exceeded supply by 300m cases in 2012". As it happens, I am currently writing a pa...
by RonnieRoots
10:13 Sun 13 Oct 2013
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1963 Quinquagenary, Wokingham, Fri 11 & Sat 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 41
Views: 19207

Re: 1963 Quinquagenary, Wokingham, Fri 11 & Sat 12 Oct 2013

Happy birthday Alex, good to see you celebrated in style. :)
by RonnieRoots
07:13 Wed 19 Jun 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Helix Cork
Replies: 37
Views: 2486

Re: The Helix Cork

Seems to me that this is Amorim's attempt to compete with screwcap, but in my view that battle is already lost. There is general acceptance of screwcap, even for premium wines, so I think it will be very difficult for the cork industry to win back that lost ground. If they had introduced this produc...
by RonnieRoots
06:59 Wed 19 Jun 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1421
Views: 219123

Re: Latest buy

preordered 12x GST (supposedly, but they might get rescinded) If there are GST11 available, please let the obvious UK people know by PM. UK availability has, mostly, served to make people annoyed with their regular merchants. Did you follow up that Dutch site? The one with the Kopke? If you are ord...
by RonnieRoots
06:56 Wed 19 Jun 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Tropical Port Storage
Replies: 19
Views: 1605

Re: Tropical Port Storage

Having lived in tropical conditions for the past 5 years, my experience is that a wine fridge is the best option to keep your bottles at your preferred temperature. We have to deal with power outages from time to time, and temperatures in the house can creep up to very unpleasant levels when this ha...
by RonnieRoots
07:56 Mon 10 Jun 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: shipped by A. Reis & Co Ltd
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

Re: shipped by A. Reis & Co Ltd

We have no information about the producer Comp. Uniao des Vinhos do Porto e Madeira with brands like
Aguila
Cabraco
Calvares
Dom Joaquim
Magales
This is Gran Cruz, or better said, their parent company La Martiniquaise.
by RonnieRoots
14:50 Mon 03 Jun 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: shipped by A. Reis & Co Ltd
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

Re: shipped by A. Reis & Co Ltd

Could it be associated with the Silva Reis family and thus be a brand of Royal Oporto / Real Companhia Velha? Just a guess...
by RonnieRoots
05:49 Thu 30 May 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Best Online Stores
Replies: 15
Views: 3141

Re: Best Online Stores

djewesbury wrote:I wonder, what would forum users buy if they were handed £200 and ordered to spend it on a single bottle of port?
Niepoort Garrafeira 1977 is high on my list.
by RonnieRoots
10:22 Wed 29 May 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Best Online Stores
Replies: 15
Views: 3141

Re: Best Online Stores

Is it only me who thinks that Anduno has some sort of commercial tie to this store? That or he just likes to pay insane amounts for his ports.
by RonnieRoots
13:23 Mon 27 May 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Advice on where to order 2011 VP in the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 2336

Re: Advice on where to order 2011 VP in the UK

Gerwin, did you see an offer from Henri Bloem yet? Their prices are often very good. Not that I want to rob you of a trip to the UK... :wink:
by RonnieRoots
12:20 Thu 09 May 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Business cards
Replies: 18
Views: 3213

Re: Business cards

jdaw1 wrote:When these cards were first made each circle came from a different company. Since when Ck has been acquired by the owners of V: should it be changed? Obvious candidate replacements might include Cá45 and Mz66.
Since Mz is owned by the same people who own V and Ck that wouldn't help you much.
by RonnieRoots
08:19 Wed 17 Apr 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo
Replies: 50
Views: 19936

Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

Hi guys, unfortunately I won't be able to make it tonight. Sorry for the last minute notice.
Have fun!
by RonnieRoots
06:50 Sun 14 Apr 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo
Replies: 50
Views: 19936

Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

I am in town that day, but have another tasting to attend first. Would it be problematic if I arrive somewhat late, probably around 9PM? Would be great to see Oscar again. Oh, and I would have to adopt (or buy something from Davy's list). No problem, you would not be the first person to arrive at a...
by RonnieRoots
07:10 Sat 13 Apr 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo
Replies: 50
Views: 19936

Re: Wed 17th April - Oscar Quevedo

I am in town that day, but have another tasting to attend first. Would it be problematic if I arrive somewhat late, probably around 9PM? Would be great to see Oscar again.

Oh, and I would have to adopt (or buy something from Davy's list).
by RonnieRoots
00:04 Fri 01 Mar 2013
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tue 26 Feb 2013, Davy’s Canary Wharf, with Ronnie Roots
Replies: 9
Views: 7234

Re: Tue 26 Feb 2013, Davy’s Canary Wharf, with Ronnie Roots

It was a great evening indeed, and wonderful to meet up with you guys again. We all seemed to have made the same selection criterium when it came to choosing what port to bring: utter drinkability. Truly a lovely selection of ports. My next visit will be in April and I'm already looking forward to a...
by RonnieRoots
15:18 Tue 26 Feb 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: London - Tuesday 26 February
Replies: 40
Views: 27107

Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

DRT wrote:
RonnieRoots wrote:Is anyone going to be there early? I could probably be there somewhere between 5.30 and 6PM and wouldn't mind a pre-port beer.
I can be at your disposal from 5:00. Where?
dont know the area there, so maybe just at Davy's? I'll try to be there 5.30.
by RonnieRoots
19:45 Mon 25 Feb 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: London - Tuesday 26 February
Replies: 40
Views: 27107

Re: London - Tuesday 26 February

No fancy fonts? Looks fine to me, unfortunately I can't print anything.