POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

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Post by rich_n » 22:03 Sun 14 Feb 2021

I didn't confirm but I'll definitely be drinking the ruby reserve for this tasting.

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Post by benread » 07:59 Mon 15 Feb 2021

Alex Bridgeman wrote:
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Please could those of you who have yet to decide what you will be opening decide and advise me of your decision 5pm on Wednesday 17th Feb. I'd like to give the team at Churchill's a week to prepare for us. Thank you.
Alex - I've selected a bottle of the Crusted, bottled in 2006.
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Post by Justin K » 20:54 Mon 15 Feb 2021

I’ll be drinking the ruby reserve also.

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Post by Doggett » 21:11 Wed 17 Feb 2021

Reserve Ruby for me also. Many thanks

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Post by nac » 23:23 Wed 17 Feb 2021

Alex Bridgeman wrote:
21:55 Sun 14 Feb 2021
Please could those of you who have yet to decide what you will be opening decide and advise me of your decision 5pm on Wednesday 17th Feb. I'd like to give the team at Churchill's a week to prepare for us. Thank you.
Alex, apologies for late response.

AHB, CPR, JDAW, GEAG, PW and NAC will have Vintage 91, Agua Alta 95, Gricha 05 and Gricha 09 (Club Release) + whatever else they’re opening themselves.

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Post by hadge » 19:47 Thu 18 Feb 2021

sorry for the delay, i have the 94 or Gricha 05, if there is another 94 then i will go with that, otherwise to keep things easy i will go for the Gricha 05.

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Post by flash_uk » 23:12 Thu 18 Feb 2021

20YO for me thx.

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Post by Alex Bridgeman » 18:58 Sat 20 Feb 2021

The tasting with Churchill has been postponed to later in the year. Keep an eye on this thread, however, in case we are able to find an alternative host.
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Post by Justin K » 02:00 Sun 21 Feb 2021

I think we should go ahead with our meet up as by the time we reschedule we will have received at least one other part of our Port Club offering so we will be able to have an even wider selection to choose from.

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Post by Alex Bridgeman » 12:14 Mon 22 Feb 2021

The two people I approached to substitute for Johnny at short notice are not able to do so.

I’ll issue an invite today for TPF Zoom Tasting #4 of 2021. The theme will change to one of “Any fortified wine you want to drink.” Which works for me since I have a bottle of Blandy’s 2004 Malvasia on death row.
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Post by nac » 18:02 Tue 23 Feb 2021

Alex Bridgeman wrote:
12:14 Mon 22 Feb 2021
The two people I approached to substitute for Johnny at short notice are not able to do so.

I’ll issue an invite today for TPF Zoom Tasting #4 of 2021. The theme will change to one of “Any fortified wine you want to drink.” Which works for me since I have a bottle of Blandy’s 2004 Malvasia on death row.
Sounds like a plan.

The bottles I’d opened to share with some other TPFers have been decanted into smaller 20cl bottles, capped with argon, and stuck in the fridge. Hopefully they’ll survive until the rearranged tasting. Hopefully the samples sent out have also / will also survive?

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Post by rich_n » 18:37 Tue 23 Feb 2021

Alex Bridgeman wrote:The two people I approached to substitute for Johnny at short notice are not able to do so.

I’ll issue an invite today for TPF Zoom Tasting #4 of 2021. The theme will change to one of “Any fortified wine you want to drink.” Which works for me since I have a bottle of Blandy’s 2004 Malvasia on death row.
I'm onboard with this theme. Looking forward to it!

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Post by Glenn E. » 19:20 Tue 23 Feb 2021

Alex Bridgeman wrote:
12:14 Mon 22 Feb 2021
I’ll issue an invite today for TPF Zoom Tasting #4 of 2021.
Is the plan for this to occur tomorrow at the time previously scheduled for the Churchill tasting? And has the invite been sent? (I have not received it yet.)

I have some leftovers from Sunday evening that I'll finish off for this tasting.
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Post by Glenn E. » 19:23 Tue 23 Feb 2021

Attachments are misbehaving. I can't remove the extra copy of the glasses pic without the bottle pic also disappearing. When first posted (after placing the attachments inline and using preview, which displayed correctly), the bottle pic disappeared and there was a message that said the attachment was no longer available. When edited to re-add the bottle pic, the above happened.
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Post by Glenn E. » 19:27 Tue 23 Feb 2021

Ah, I just received the invite, was posting about it when it arrived. :-)
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Post by MigSU » 23:08 Tue 23 Feb 2021

That Romaneira 40y.o. is making me drool a tiny bit.

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Post by nac » 01:24 Wed 24 Feb 2021

Glenn E. wrote:
19:23 Tue 23 Feb 2021
Attachments are misbehaving. I can't remove the extra copy of the glasses pic without the bottle pic also disappearing. When first posted (after placing the attachments inline and using preview, which displayed correctly), the bottle pic disappeared and there was a message that said the attachment was no longer available. When edited to re-add the bottle pic, the above happened.
I’ve had the same issue when posting with multiple attachments. I think it’s an underlying problem with the phpBB software.

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Post by Glenn E. » 01:57 Wed 24 Feb 2021

MigSU wrote:
23:08 Tue 23 Feb 2021
That Romaneira 40y.o. is making me drool a tiny bit.
I have one left. They're very difficult to find because I think they are made specially for an importer in Denmark, so not available anywhere else.

But even more drool-worthy, I have one of the old ones left, too, circa 2011. The "40" is red on the old labels, and the old bottles were 3-4 points better than the new ones in my opinion.
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Post by JacobH » 16:19 Wed 24 Feb 2021

I’m afraid something has come up and I may not be able to join you tonight. I hope that doesn’t cause any inconvenience, especially since I think the plan is just for an informal session. If it does, I apologise.
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