Port for sale by retailer

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by PhilW » 13:32 Thu 04 Feb 2016

richmills wrote:Darn it, I thought I'd finished buying port for at least a few months but I couldn't resist that Fonseca '94.
or the others...
richmills in Latest buys, also dated today wrote:2 x Vesuvio '94
3 x Krohn '76 Colheita
richmills wrote:Don't know how I'm going to afford it, but I'm telling myself that I've saved money in the long term...
I recognise that feeling :D

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by richmills » 14:01 Thu 04 Feb 2016

PhilW wrote:
richmills wrote:Darn it, I thought I'd finished buying port for at least a few months but I couldn't resist that Fonseca '94.
or the others...
richmills in Latest buys, also dated today wrote:2 x Vesuvio '94
3 x Krohn '76 Colheita
That's what I mean, they were supposed to be my last for a while. Oh will power, why do you desert me? :?:

Anyway, not all bad news; just had a call to say the Fonseca was priced incorrectly on the website and it should actually have been £45 cheaper, so I've saved a little extra.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by DaveRL » 17:44 Thu 04 Feb 2016

richmills wrote:
PhilW wrote:
richmills wrote:Darn it, I thought I'd finished buying port for at least a few months but I couldn't resist that Fonseca '94.
or the others...
richmills in Latest buys, also dated today wrote:2 x Vesuvio '94
3 x Krohn '76 Colheita
That's what I mean, they were supposed to be my last for a while. Oh will power, why do you desert me? :?:

Anyway, not all bad news; just had a call to say the Fonseca was priced incorrectly on the website and it should actually have been £45 cheaper, so I've saved a little extra.
As it is becoming difficult to get in our cellar with boxes encroaching on steps (not a large cellar, but not small either) I had been planning on drinking not buying to clear some space. My will power also deserted me. I expect Tom will simply suggest getting another cellar :)

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by Glenn E. » 18:41 Thu 04 Feb 2016

DaveRL wrote:As it is becoming difficult to get in our cellar with boxes encroaching on steps
Solution: buy a small dog.

Then, in order to keep said small dog out of various parts of the dwelling, you will need a wall of boxes stretched across the entrance to the off-limits area(s). Easy for human to step over, impenetrable barrier to the small dog. Conveniently, said wall of boxes can contain things. Such as bottles. Which in turn contain Port. Not your best stuff, of course, but that case of LBV that you got at Tesco on sale? Perfect. You're going to drink that within the next year anyway, right?

This is all purely theoretical, of course. (It's not.) I would have no way of knowing whether or not it actually works. (It does.)
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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by PhilW » 19:24 Thu 04 Feb 2016

richmills wrote:Anyway, not all bad news; just had a call to say the Fonseca was priced incorrectly on the website and it should actually have been £45 cheaper, so I've saved a little extra.
And you didn't say "don't worry about the refund, just send me an extra bottle of..."? ;)

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:08 Sun 06 Mar 2016

The Wine Company wrote:DOW's Vintage 1964 (Dansk aftappet)
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Pris: 1.350,00 DKK / flaske
DKK 1350 ≈ £140.

Spotted by Axel Probst.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by PhilW » 15:09 Fri 11 Mar 2016

Primarily for Julian, but also others may also be interested: Quinta do Crasto have released their Reserva Old Vines wine in large formats up to and including 18L. It's not port, but perhaps the largest format so far issued by a port producer?

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by jdaw1 » 19:31 Fri 11 Mar 2016

Good effort by Miguel Roquette.

I vaguely recall that Tom owns a large bottle of a 1994: perhaps a Melchior of Warre 1994, or perhaps ‘only’ a Nebuchadnezzar.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by LGTrotter » 00:36 Sun 20 Mar 2016

Sainsbury has got the 25% off deal when you buy 6, they seem to have a few ports on offer at the same time, Malvedos, TTD vintage port, and Grahams crusted.

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:02 Sat 09 Apr 2016

[url=http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ea2d0df78d4c4d4f5b19703dc&id=45825424a2]Here[/url], Jamie Hutchinson of The Sampler wrote: Sherry's commercial rival is of course Port. This is a little odd as other than having higher alcohol than most wines, they share very little in common. Anyway, I'm not nearly as much a port lover as a sherry lover, but I do enjoy either a middle aged tawny or a really mature vintage port. To keep the sherry company, we have the latter:
  • Croft Vintage Port 1960, £95 - amazing value for a great vintage now more than 50 years old.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by idj123 » 18:10 Fri 15 Apr 2016

Had a welcome day off today and popped into a local Lidl-Ck's Quinta dos Canais priced at £19.99 but registering at the till at £9.99. I availed myself of the three boxed bottles on the shelf :)

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by idj123 » 18:12 Fri 15 Apr 2016

Previous post should have read Quinta dos Canais 2001.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by DaveRL » 19:21 Fri 15 Apr 2016

idj123 wrote:Had a welcome day off today and popped into a local Lidl-Ck's Quinta dos Canais priced at £19.99 but registering at the till at £9.99. I availed myself of the three boxed bottles on the shelf :)
Very well done. Worth a trip to see if my nearest Lidl also has some, but sadly they rarely seem to have anything worth while. :(

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by jdaw1 » 14:07 Tue 19 Apr 2016

BBR wrote:The ideal way to mark a special occasion or anniversary, a Port Bond is a unique way to buy fortified wine from a specific year while the grapes are still on the vine.

Together with our friends at Symington, we are pleased to announce that Bonds for 2016 are now available. These will be issued as personalised certificates in advance of the wines being bottled and shipped.

The Graham’s Port Bond costs £300. To find out more, please call 0800 280 2440.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by jdaw1 » 18:32 Sat 30 Apr 2016

Weirdly, perhaps very weirdly, Yats Wine Cellars.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by AHB » 21:54 Sun 01 May 2016

jdaw1 wrote:Weirdly, perhaps very weirdly, Yats Wine Cellars.
Interesting to watch though. Never knew about the 1994 that we saw.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Post by Andy Velebil » 21:45 Mon 02 May 2016

AHB wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Weirdly, perhaps very weirdly, Yats Wine Cellars.
Interesting to watch though. Never knew about the 1994 that we saw.
And what is a 1970 Deiz VP? Never heard of that producer. Was trying to see who made it, but couldn't read it.

The music, oh my :? Any guesses as to when this was made?

And one pale looking 1977 Dow's VP, LOL!

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by RonnieRoots » 05:20 Tue 03 May 2016

Andy Velebil wrote: And one pale looking 1977 Dow's VP, LOL!
My thoughts exactly! That's the most horrible colour I've ever seen on a 77 Dow...

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by AHB » 16:12 Tue 03 May 2016

Andy Velebil wrote:
AHB wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Weirdly, perhaps very weirdly, Yats Wine Cellars.
Interesting to watch though. Never knew about the 1994 that we saw.
And what is a 1970 Deiz VP? Never heard of that producer. Was trying to see who made it, but couldn't read it.
Producer is Diez Hermanos, a producer I have only seen once before. I have a bottle of their 1963 vintage port.
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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by LGTrotter » 12:00 Tue 24 May 2016

Regarding well priced non vintage port; Sainsburys has the Graham Crusted down to £15/bottle and with 25% off if you buy half a dozen of something which is currently running this puts it at £11.25 a bottle for something which will keep well. They also have a well priced Cockburn LBV, but I can't remember trying this and so cannot personally recommend it.

I on the other hand bought the NV Moët, at a shade under £20/bottle I thought a few might come in handy now the warmer weather is upon us.

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Post by /2alph » 12:39 Tue 24 May 2016

A swiss retailer has two bottles of Malvedos 2012 VP 3L. And some good other specials
http://www.portwine.ch

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by Tarne » 21:30 Thu 16 Jun 2016

Morrisons offer - Warre Quinta da Cavadinha 1998, reduced to £15.00 from £26.00.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by jdaw1 » 19:50 Tue 12 Jul 2016

I am a bear of very little brain, and long words bother me. So sometimes I can’t understand things. And sometimes I can’t understand two things both at the same time.

For instance, I understand that Tesco’s is selling 750ml of Cockburn Special Reserve at £12.

For instance, I understand that Tesco’s is selling 1000ml of Cockburn Special Reserve at £11.

But I can’t understand these two things both at the same time, for I am a bear of very little brain.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by John Owlett » 21:04 Tue 12 Jul 2016

No problem, Julian. It is just a matter of simultaneous equations.

The answer is that 250ml of the wine costs minus £1; the bottle costs £15.

Simples.

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Re: Port for sale by retailer

Post by jdaw1 » 21:13 Tue 12 Jul 2016

So if the bottles are big enough the cost is negative? I knew that I was on to a good thing.

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