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by AHB
15:25 Fri 21 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Berisford Vintage Character Port
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Berisford Vintage Character Port

There's a brief mention of the brand and the importer on the Sherry Notes website, but nothing substantive that I can find. It seems to be a brand that was in use in the UK in the '70s but didn't last.

Gilberts, if I recall correctly, is one of the brands now owned by Ferreira.
by AHB
09:28 Thu 20 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Pintas
Replies: 0
Views: 267

2016 Pintas

Narrow purple rim. A fresh blackcurrant nose, more fragrant and pronounced than the 2015 shown alongside. Deep sweet fruit on the palate, immensely elegant and refined. Big on the palate with powerful tannins that grip firmly but soften to allow through a beautiful fragrance on the late palate. A ma...
by AHB
07:35 Thu 20 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 1348

Re: Emergencies

I’ll be working in a London on Thursday 3rd Jan...
by AHB
14:47 Wed 19 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 88
Views: 7091

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Should we start a thread on TPF to help the author with his second edition? We could create a list of Ports we encounter which are not mentioned in the book, along with photographic evidence to back up our findings.
by AHB
14:04 Tue 18 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting?
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Virtual Tasting?

December 26 would work for me. We're hosting 12 members of the family during the day so by the time we get to the evening, I'll need a drink!

Only disadvantage for me of that date is I am working on 27th December so can't go too far into the night (UK time).
by AHB
14:33 Mon 17 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 120
Views: 35487

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

At the Don Restaurant if you ask them nicely they will show you the original cellars, they even gave my wife and I a free glass of tawny each. As for Vintage Ports I saw last week a single opened bottle of Grahams 2000 in a High Holborn pub that specialises in beers, I asked the barman who advised ...
by AHB
14:28 Mon 17 Dec 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Graham's, CLWS, 5th December 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Graham's, CLWS, 5th December 2018

That's a very nice line up, giving everyone a good chance to see where their personal preference lies in terms of the maturity of the wines with some very good mini-verticals (like '83 vs '85 or '00 vs '97 vs '94). Pity the '83 was corked. Personally, I think the 2004 Malvedos is still too young to ...
by AHB
14:21 Mon 17 Dec 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Hornchurch (London)
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Hello from Hornchurch (London)

I too have a Vintage Port season, although mine starts a little earlier than yours. My season tends to start with the return to school at the start of September. It then runs through the winter and spring until the family disappears off for our annual summer holiday on August, at which point I stop ...
by AHB
09:36 Mon 17 Dec 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thu 13th Dec - The Christmas Offline
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Thu 13th Dec - The Christmas Offline

Many thanks to Tom for hosting us in the White Horse in Newport for our annual Christmas get-together. 9 of us were able to make it and we had a good evening with a much better success rate than we did last year. Gradually I will post tasting notes and create threads for the wines we tasted, but the...
by AHB
20:52 Wed 12 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 32
Views: 3975

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

Alex Marshall will be taking one of the empty seats.
by AHB
21:16 Tue 11 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 32
Views: 3975

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

WG has also declined a place at the tasting so we now have two spare places.
by AHB
16:30 Tue 11 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 32
Views: 3975

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

We have two spare seats at the Xmas bash due to late dropouts and reserves not being available at short notice. One of those seats has been offered to WG but I am waiting for a reply from him. The other seat is available to anyone who can be in Newport (Essex) at 18.30 on Thursday. If that’s you, pl...
by AHB
23:13 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 32
Views: 3975

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

jdaw1 wrote:
22:30 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Sticky labels etc have been made. Please confirm OK; and choose somebody to print.
Unfortunately I am not in the office again this week so can’t print.
by AHB
21:49 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11289

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Just to confirm, we have both Dirk Niepoort and George Sandeman in attendance on Tuesday night.
by AHB
13:35 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 32
Views: 3975

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

A car has been booked with Elsenham Cabs (01279 815303). Pick up at the Cricketer's Arms at 17.45 and return leaving the White Horse at 00.00
by AHB
13:05 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 595
Views: 49277

Re: A reason to get up early

And the Geminids are at their peak on 14th December
by AHB
10:26 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash
Replies: 32
Views: 3975

Re: Thu 13th December - The Port Forum 2018 Xmas Bash

I am contacting the first two reserves as we speak...

And also trying to book a taxi to cope with 5 passengers. These being:
  • AHB
  • EDN
  • IDJ
  • MPM
  • CPR
by AHB
10:26 Mon 10 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11289

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Tom — trains permitting, I hope to be at the B&F around 16.30 and will help to get the room ready and the wines poured.
by AHB
15:45 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 88
Views: 7091

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

I took mine home last night. You received another review this morning. Mrs B said "It looks really professional and the pictures are very pretty."
by AHB
01:00 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2057
Views: 266190

Re: Apostrophe crimes

I didn’t write that! IOS did. Damn autocorrect.
by AHB
00:59 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 88
Views: 7091

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Where did the review appear?
by AHB
18:41 Thu 06 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical
Replies: 113
Views: 11289

Re: Tue Dec 11th 2018 - An Offley vertical

Wish I’d seen this earlier. I was there at lunchtime!
by AHB
18:38 Thu 06 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk
Replies: 17
Views: 2305

Re: Thu 22 Nov - Berry Bothers Port Walk

The wines on the night we’re: Quinta de la Rosa Branco 2016 Berry Brothers Finest St James’s Reserve (de la Rosa) Quinta de la Rosa Finest Reserve Berry Brothers William Pickering Tawny (Noval) Graham 1994 Colheita Graham 1963 Colheita Berry Brothers 2012 LBV (Noval) Taylor 2009 Taylor 2007 Fonseca ...
by AHB
18:32 Thu 06 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 88
Views: 7091

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

I picked up my copy this afternoon. I look forward to a long, long read.