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Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Posted: 19:41 Fri 01 Jul 2016
by Andy Velebil
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).

Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Posted: 07:12 Tue 13 Sep 2016
by AHB
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)

Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Posted: 20:01 Fri 14 Apr 2017
by AHB
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!

Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Posted: 20:12 Fri 14 Apr 2017
by AHB
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

Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Posted: 20:39 Sat 29 Apr 2017
by AHB
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.

Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

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

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

Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Posted: 19:45 Sun 30 Apr 2017
by AHB
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.

Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

Posted: 12:10 Thu 04 May 2017
by AHB
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.

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

Posted: 20:18 Thu 29 Mar 2018
by AHB
For the sake of good order, I’m posting here in case anyone not familiar with the Boot & Flogger is visiting London and wants a glass of Port. The B&F currently offer Graham 10 and 20 YO, Dow 1994, Taylor 1997 and Offley 2000 by the glass and have a fine wine list which includes Graham 1966 and Taylor 1963.

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

Posted: 20:33 Thu 29 Mar 2018
by AHB
But I think the award for London’s most impressive vintage port list has got to go to Bar Douro, which offers:
Churchill Ruby Reserve @ £34
Churchill White Port (50cl) @ £40 - this is basically a 10YO white
Churchill 10YO Tawny (50cl) @ £45
Churchill 2011 LBV @ £46
Churchill 20YO Tawny (50cl) @ £62
Churchill Quinta da Gricha 2012 @ £86
Churchill 1997 @ £105
Morgan 1991 @ £115
Fonseca Guimaraens 1988 @ £185
Dow 1985 @ £155
Noval 1982 @ £145
Warre 1975 @ £140
Fonseca 1970 @ £300
Warre 1970 @ £210
Gould Campbell 1966 @ £250
Taylor 1966 @ £275
Taylor 1963 @ £310
Gonzalez Byass 1955 @ £380

Has anyone seen a better list in London?

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

Posted: 19:40 Tue 09 Oct 2018
by AHB
Blackhouse on the Square in Leeds has three ports on their list, all available by the glass or bottle. They are:
  • Quinto do Vallado 10YO Tawny @ £6.50 for a 100ml glass or £30 for a 500ml bottle
  • Warre’s Warrior @ £5.00 for a glass or £31 for a 750ml bottle
  • Warre 2013 Filtered LBV @ £5.50 or £36 for a 750ml bottle

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

Posted: 00:18 Wed 10 Oct 2018
by DRT
The Mercure Hotel at Box Hill, Burford Bridge has the following to offer...

Cockburn's Fine Ruby - £4.95/70ml, £35 per bottle
Graham's LBV 2012 - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle
Graham's 10yr Tawny - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

Posted: 07:32 Wed 10 Oct 2018
by Doggett
DRT wrote:
00:18 Wed 10 Oct 2018
The Mercure Hotel at Box Hill, Burford Bridge has the following to offer...

Cockburn's Fine Ruby - £4.95/70ml, £35 per bottle
Graham's LBV 2012 - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle
Graham's 10yr Tawny - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle
I didn’t realise under weights and measures in licensing that you could sell 70ml. When I was working in pubs, port and sherry were sold at a standard double measure or multiples of that. Over the years I have had to convince some pubs that a glass of port was 50ml as a standard and not 25ml... and then obviously order a double standard measure!

EDIT: I have looked it up on the licensing act and port, Sherry or fortified wine should be sold in 50ml, 70ml or multiples of. My mistake.

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

Posted: 21:38 Fri 12 Oct 2018
by benread
DRT wrote:The Mercure Hotel at Box Hill, Burford Bridge has the following to offer...

Cockburn's Fine Ruby - £4.95/70ml, £35 per bottle
Graham's LBV 2012 - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle
Graham's 10yr Tawny - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle
A hotel with an old fashioned outdoor pool. 5 miles down the road from me! And with a direct train from Reigate. You didn’t need to drink alone!


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Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

Posted: 16:50 Sat 13 Oct 2018
by DRT
benread wrote:
21:38 Fri 12 Oct 2018
A hotel with an old fashioned outdoor pool. 5 miles down the road from me! And with a direct train from Reigate. You didn’t need to drink alone!
I will remember that the next time I stay there!