The Big Fortified Tasting 2020

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AHB
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The Big Fortified Tasting 2020

Post by AHB » 12:44 Fri 17 Jan 2020

This year's b.f.t. is being held in Church House, Westminster on Thursday 23rd April.

As in previous years, it is a trade only event and being a member of The Port Forum is, sadly, not enough of a link to the trade to qualify to visit the show.

Happily, as in previous years, I would be very grateful for some help on the day to run the show, set-up and break-down masterclasses, ferry water / glasses / lunches / anything else exhbitors need. Anyone willing and able to work half a day (morning or afternoon) as an unpaid volunteer is then welcome to spend the half of the day not working mingling with the producers and (subject to availability) participating in a masterclass.

If anyone is interested, willing and able to work for a full day, I'll happily pay the day rate that is paid to other staff we bring in from outside but your opportunities to mingle with the producers will be much more limited.

If of interest to anyone, please let me know by email or PM.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Re: The Big Fortified Tasting 2020

Post by uncle tom » 09:36 Tue 11 Feb 2020

It would be very informative if the producers could be coaxed into bringing their 2018 vintage offerings - SQ or otherwise.

After a run of three good years, 2018 had a mountain to climb to look at all impressive. Extreme spring weather severely damaged yield, but the harvest period was benign. The reportage I've seen hints at a slightly above average year for quality that should see most of the usual SQs declared - but I'd really like to try some..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: The Big Fortified Tasting 2020

Post by AHB » 13:36 Sat 15 Feb 2020

I will pass the message on.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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