Hotel Price List of the Week

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Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Post by Andy Velebil » 19:41 Fri 01 Jul 2016

AHB wrote:(Yeatman 1991 @ €31 - and it's not Morgan since we bought it all).
Does its cork agree with your buying habits :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

(edit: for those not familiar a certain Somm there at the hotel who refused to admit it was a rebranded Morgan, until it was pointed out to her by fact and she couldn't dispute it any longer and finally admitted it was. Quite amusing conversation some years ago now).

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Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Post by AHB » 07:12 Tue 13 Sep 2016

Not a hotel, but for those staying in or visiting London this may be an alternative place to eat if you need a change from Davy's wine bars. Taberna in Spitalfields market serves petiscos and has an excellent list of Portuguese wines. On the dessert wine list are:
  • NV Morgadio de Calcada dry white £3.60 (75ml pour) / £32 (bottle)
  • NV Casa de Santa Eufemia white tawny £9.90 / £89
  • NV Niepoort Ruby £4 / £36
  • 2007 Morgadio de Calcada £7.70 / £69
  • 2001 Niepoort Secundum £9 / £72
  • 2007 Quinta do Portal £48 (half)
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Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Post by AHB » 20:01 Fri 14 Apr 2017

Mrs B and I lunched at the Beetle & Wedge in Moulsford yesterday. Out of curiosity I looked through their wine list. I was exceedingly impressed when I came across:
Smith Woodhouse Fine Ruby - £6.50 for a 100ml pour
Dow 2009 LBV - £7.00 for 100ml
Sandeman 10 year old tawny - I failed to note the price
Offley 20 year old tawny - £12.50 for 100ml
Graham Malvedos 1995 - £16 for 100ml
Graham Malvedos 1987 - £70 per bottle
Graham Malvedos 1968 - £150 per bottle

I must make sure to return when I am not driving!
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Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Post by AHB » 20:12 Fri 14 Apr 2017

In March, Mrs B and I had the opportunity to take afternoon tea at Stoke Park. Sadly, despite the tea being very fine, it's not somewhere I can recommend a port lover to visit. Port on the list comprised:
Sandeman LBV (year not specified) - £9 for 75ml
Sandeman 10 year old - £10.50 for 75ml
Sandeman 20 year old - £15.00 for 75ml
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Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Post by AHB » 20:39 Sat 29 Apr 2017

The Horse and Groom in Upper Oddington in the Cotswolds has behind the bar:
Tesco Own Label Ruby Port (SFE)
Cockburn Special Reserve
Tesco Finest 2011 LBV (bottled 2016) (SFE)
Quinta do Infantado 10YO Tawny

I didn't make a note of prices other than that the Infantado was £5 for 50ml.
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Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Post by Justin K » 16:58 Sun 30 Apr 2017

One too many d's in the village Alex!

Did you pop around to Lady Bamford's for some lovely but overpriced food?

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Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Post by AHB » 19:45 Sun 30 Apr 2017

Justin K wrote:
16:58 Sun 30 Apr 2017
One too many d's in the village Alex!

Did you pop around to Lady Bamford's for some lovely but overpriced food?
Village name corrected! Thank you.

We did pop round to see Lady B. She wasn't in but some of her staff were. I bought some cheese from the cheese room and we left - we were not loud enough or well enough groomed to stay.
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Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Post by AHB » 12:10 Thu 04 May 2017

CMAG and I visited Bar Douro in Flat Iron Square, London, last night. As might be expected, they had a good wine list featuring a wide range of Portuguese wines including Barca Velha 2008 (@ £390 per bottle) and Quinta da Leda 2011 (@ £90 per bottle).

Other than the Churchill 1997 (@ £14) I didn't make a note of the ports which were available by the glass, but by the bottle the choice was:
Churchill Estate Reserve @ £34
Churchill Estate White @ £40
Churchill Estate 10YO Tawny @ £45
Churchill 20YO Tawny @ £62
Churchill 2008 LBV @ £46
Churchill Gricha 2012 @ £86
Churchill 1997 @ £125
Cockburn 1977 @ £135
Dow 1985 @ £140
Quinta do Noval 1982 @ £150
Warre 1980 @ £155
Warre 1975 @ £185

Not a cheap selection but the food was good and it was surprisingly busy from opening at 6pm through to around 10pm when I left.
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