Port for sale by retailer

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by DRT » 17:25 Mon 09 Sep 2019

M&S in Meadowhall, Sheffield is now 25 bottles lighter than it was at 4pm today 88)
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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by akzy » 19:14 Mon 09 Sep 2019

All shops near Brighton seem empty :(

I've organised a search party for Lancashire/ North Yorkshire.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by AHB » 22:46 Mon 09 Sep 2019

Marks & Spencers in Camberley and Bracknell are now bereft of Vintage Port
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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by idj123 » 07:50 Tue 10 Sep 2019

AHB wrote:
22:46 Mon 09 Sep 2019
Marks & Spencers in Camberley and Bracknell are now bereft of Vintage Port
Yes, inspected the Camberley store on Sunday. Guildford is also out (which is a bit annoying as when I was in there a couple of weeks ago they had loads of the Warre in a central offer position but when I enquired whether they were on offer I was told 'no'- clearly they were readying them for sell off).

Fortunately, I have managed to relieve the Reading store of its last 4 bottles of the Warre (and I had to ask as the spaces on the shelves were empty). Sent a colleague round to the nearby Woodley store last night to no avail.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by rich_n » 12:40 Tue 10 Sep 2019

Bristol Cribbs Causeway is now out of 2007 M&S Vintage, might still have a few bottles of Warre left as I couldn't manage everything they had!

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by AHB » 13:54 Fri 13 Sep 2019

Milton Keynes had some (eight bottles) Royal Palace 2002 coheita left @ £6 when I walked out of the store yesterday. They had no Vintage Port or Cavadinha left.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by idj123 » 18:40 Fri 13 Sep 2019

Have sent out emissaries (aka work colleagues) to scour the interior and to not return until they are successful!

On a different note Sainsbury’s have the 2003 TTD at £12 and the GM2005 at £16.80-both ‘to clear ‘.

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Post by jdaw1 » 17:12 Sat 14 Sep 2019

Brixton reloaded. Brixton re-emptied.

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Post by idj123 » 11:30 Sun 15 Sep 2019

The emissaries are beginning to report back; two bottles of the Warre (perhaps the last of the species in the South) have been located and collected in Poole. I fear they all maybe EW (extinct in the wild) very shortly.

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Post by DaveRL » 15:57 Sun 15 Sep 2019


idj123 wrote:On a different note Sainsbury’s have the 2003 TTD at £12 and the GM2005 at £16.80-both ‘to clear ‘.
At my local Sainsbury's all Port is full price :(

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Post by Will » 20:33 Sun 15 Sep 2019

Thought I would register on this forum to thank whoever posted the tip around the M&S deal. I managed to pick up the last 6 bottles of the vintage port on the shelves at the Brixton M&S on my way home Friday. I will keep an eye out for more.

I only started drinking Port last year when I got hold 12 bottles of Grahams Quinta dos Malvedos that had been bought for my birth, that had been hidden away in Northern Ireland for me. Despite having no idea where or how they had been stored (had been given to my aunt's, friend's, granddad's dog etc to store), the bottle I had last Xmas was delicious, and I have been slowly accumulating more bottles since (Mainly LBVs, and the odd cheap vintage port I come across). Not sure where I will store my increasing collection in my small London flat, but good problem to have.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by Justin K » 23:14 Sun 15 Sep 2019

Managed to secure last bottles in Lisburn store, 4 M&S and 5 Warre’s.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by rich_n » 15:10 Mon 16 Sep 2019

Will wrote:
20:33 Sun 15 Sep 2019
Thought I would register on this forum to thank whoever posted the tip around the M&S deal. I managed to pick up the last 6 bottles of the vintage port on the shelves at the Brixton M&S on my way home Friday. I will keep an eye out for more.

I only started drinking Port last year when I got hold 12 bottles of Grahams Quinta dos Malvedos that had been bought for my birth, that had been hidden away in Northern Ireland for me. Despite having no idea where or how they had been stored (had been given to my aunt's, friend's, granddad's dog etc to store), the bottle I had last Xmas was delicious, and I have been slowly accumulating more bottles since (Mainly LBVs, and the odd cheap vintage port I come across). Not sure where I will store my increasing collection in my small London flat, but good problem to have.
You are welcome Will! Glad it helped you get some decent VP/SQVP for your collection.

Cribbs Causeway in Bristol had stock come back in and I've cleaned them back out again. 7 more bottles and now I think that might be it for me on the M&S 2007 VP front. Sadly no Warre's, but I probably have enough (I know, I know, "define enough") of those to keep me happy.

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Post by idj123 » 18:36 Mon 16 Sep 2019

DaveRL wrote:
15:57 Sun 15 Sep 2019
idj123 wrote:On a different note Sainsbury’s have the 2003 TTD at £12 and the GM2005 at £16.80-both ‘to clear ‘.
At my local Sainsbury's all Port is full price :(
Yes, odd that- it appears to be very localised as the GM was at the full price at two other stores.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by winesecretary » 22:11 Tue 17 Sep 2019

For those that have not already filled their racks, there has been some limited restocking of the M&S 2007. I was trudging home along Oxford Street this evening, exhausted after a dispiriting meeting in the West End, and thought I would pop into the Pantheon store again just in case. I was not so exhausted, I found, that I could not carry home the seven bottles that greeted me there.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by idj123 » 18:08 Wed 18 Sep 2019

winesecretary wrote:
22:11 Tue 17 Sep 2019
For those that have not already filled their racks, there has been some limited restocking of the M&S 2007. I was trudging home along Oxford Street this evening, exhausted after a dispiriting meeting in the West End, and thought I would pop into the Pantheon store again just in case. I was not so exhausted, I found, that I could not carry home the seven bottles that greeted me there.
Rats! I was in Town for a meeting yesterday and visited the Fenchurch street branch on my way back but it was barren. If I had known I would have made a detour.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by winesecretary » 23:40 Sat 21 Sep 2019

The restocking is both increasingly limited and increasingly idiosyncratic; the rewards are getting thinner but, I hope, so am I; today's reward, for about twelve miles of walking between central London M&S branches, was two bottles of the 2011 vintage @ £6 each (and 5 halves of excellent Lustau-made Dry Oloroso @ £4 each).

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by Will » 19:54 Wed 25 Sep 2019

I've had some good luck with M&S this week. Popped to Oxfordstreet monday evening, nothing in Marble Arch (although still a space for it, and had some reduced sherry), but picked up 5 bottles of the 2011 at the one near Oxford Circus. Also had luck tonight at Brixton on way home, picking up another 7 bottles (mix of 2011 and 2007). Not had any luck on the Cavadinha. Have now got approximately 20 bottles to enjoy. Currently in the middle of a flat move so they are cramping up my living room. Will crack open a bottle this weekend.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by jdaw1 » 14:59 Wed 09 Oct 2019

Urgent call to action.

Marks & Spencer LBV, 2012 or 2013, £7 per magnum.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by winesecretary » 20:45 Wed 09 Oct 2019

Magnums not on the shelves in Finsbury Square or Pantheon stores. My trawls were not in the least a waste of time, however, since the latter did (note past tense) have six bottles of 2007 vintage and three bottles of 2011 vintage, all of which still scanned at £6...

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by Zhukov » 21:57 Wed 09 Oct 2019

7 quid for a magnum of LBV? That's an incredible price!

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by jdaw1 » 11:40 Fri 11 Oct 2019

Nine of the 2011 appeared at Brixton.

This is crazy: 2011s at 1,440/- per dozen!

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by winesecretary » 14:36 Fri 11 Oct 2019

Another 10 x 2011 (or, to use JDAW's deliciously archaic notation, 1200/- worth; I say archaic because the book suggests 8 year old vintage port could be had this cheap as late as 1983) acquired this lunchtime from Marble Arch; this included four from a stand next to the cheese aisle, which I hadn't thought to check previously.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by winesecretary » 21:49 Fri 11 Oct 2019

Warre Quinta da Cavadinha 2004 now 'on offer' at £24.99 in Waitrose. Seems a lot after the £10 bottles of the 2001 we all hoovered up in M&S but in truth it's not a bad price for a SQVP that's starting to drink. Plus, Offley pink for £9.99 for those that like such things...

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by Justin K » 23:05 Fri 11 Oct 2019

Well the good news is that, finally, M & S have extended the sale to Dublin stores. Unfortunately Martin Moran MW (writes in Irish Times) tipped off his buddies and they triolleyed out quantities of 2007, 2011 and Q da C. Stilll got 4 2011’s (now have a bottle for the 2051 tasting) and 2 20 year old tawnies, all at €9.00 each.

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