Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by jdaw1 » 23:19 Thu 29 Oct 2020

I hope to join you.

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 20:44 Fri 30 Oct 2020

Just in case there is any confusion, I'd like to make it clear that you can choose to drink any bottle(s) you like for this tasting. Please feel free to duplicate what others have already chosen if you want / need to.
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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by forest26 » 18:55 Mon 02 Nov 2020

92 for me.

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by rich_n » 23:54 Mon 02 Nov 2020

Given the imminent lockdown, is this the plan for a virtual tasting? I'd like to be involved if so, but if we plan to do another one I will join that.

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by JacobH » 10:56 Wed 04 Nov 2020

I think we will try the 2016 Quinta de la Rosa Tinto and 2016 douROSA table wines. (We had these at our wedding since we stayed at the Quinta during our first proper holiday abroad). Haven’t quite yet decided whether to add a Port or, if so, which one: I don’t think I own any at the moment. Will keep you posted.
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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by nac » 17:00 Wed 04 Nov 2020

You're unlikely to get it by the 24th, but if you want some mature(?) de la Rosa there's a full 12bt case of the 94 available on WineOwners.com for £600 (duty & VAT paid, but excluding fees & delivery).

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by Constandia » 11:45 Thu 05 Nov 2020

Hi, I have a '91 (courtesy of Tony) and would love to join. I presume this an online tasting?

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Post by Alex Bridgeman » 13:00 Thu 05 Nov 2020

rich_n wrote:
23:54 Mon 02 Nov 2020
Given the imminent lockdown, is this the plan for a virtual tasting? I'd like to be involved if so, but if we plan to do another one I will join that.

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Rich - this is an online tasting. You're welcome to join.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 13:02 Thu 05 Nov 2020

Constandia wrote:
11:45 Thu 05 Nov 2020
Hi, I have a '91 (courtesy of Tony) and would love to join. I presume this an online tasting?
It is indeed. You're on the list
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by WS1 » 14:52 Sun 08 Nov 2020

Hi, for mit is the Tawny Port. After checking I found no Quinta de la Rosa ports in my house This was the easiest to aquire for me.

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by JacobH » 19:02 Wed 11 Nov 2020

I picked up the 2015 Waitrose VP this afternoon so we will probably have a glass of that as well.
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Post by nac » 08:18 Thu 12 Nov 2020

AHB, NAC, JDAW, GEAG, SCD, PW will all have Tawny, 1988VP, 1994VP, 2015VP(Waitrose).

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by rich_n » 13:11 Thu 12 Nov 2020

I'd like to join but won't have anything on brand to drink, I'm interested in the conversation anyway!

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by CPR 1 » 13:19 Thu 12 Nov 2020

CPR 1 wrote:
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I will be drinking a 94
I am switching bottles and will try the 1988

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by Axel P » 19:01 Thu 12 Nov 2020

Yes, I love to participate. I will decide what to drink later...
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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by Justin K » 23:28 Thu 12 Nov 2020

Struggled to find as I very seldom come across this brand. Found out the agent is JN Wines and managed to get Quinta De La Rosa 2018 and LBV 2015. Have never tasted anything from this company.

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by idj123 » 12:58 Sat 14 Nov 2020

Having now secured a bottle (of the 1988) could I be included, in this tasting please?

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 18:38 Sat 14 Nov 2020

rich_n wrote:
13:11 Thu 12 Nov 2020
I'd like to join but won't have anything on brand to drink, I'm interested in the conversation anyway!

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Rich - that's absolutely fine. I'll add you to the list of participants. If you want to try to hunt a bottle down, Waitrose stock some of the la Rosa wines as well as the VP and Berry's have la Rosa as their own label LBV.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 18:41 Sat 14 Nov 2020

Justin K wrote:
23:28 Thu 12 Nov 2020
Struggled to find as I very seldom come across this brand. Found out the agent is JN Wines and managed to get Quinta De La Rosa 2018 and LBV 2015. Have never tasted anything from this company.
Is that the 2018 Vintage Port or the DOC table wine?
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 18:41 Sat 14 Nov 2020

idj123 wrote:
12:58 Sat 14 Nov 2020
Having now secured a bottle (of the 1988) could I be included, in this tasting please?
Added to the list.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by Justin K » 19:23 Sat 14 Nov 2020

Alex,
Table wine.

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by jdaw1 » 20:23 Sat 14 Nov 2020

nac wrote:
08:18 Thu 12 Nov 2020
AHB, NAC, JDAW, GEAG, SCD, PW will all have Tawny, 1988VP, 1994VP, 2015VP(Waitrose).
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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by nac » 22:14 Sat 14 Nov 2020

jdaw1 wrote:
20:23 Sat 14 Nov 2020
nac wrote:
08:18 Thu 12 Nov 2020
AHB, NAC, JDAW, GEAG, SCD, PW will all have Tawny, 1988VP, 1994VP, 2015VP(Waitrose).
Placemats...
Very nice. Thank you.

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 22:49 Sat 14 Nov 2020

Excellent. Thank you Julian and Neil.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

Post by Andy Velebil » 15:22 Sun 15 Nov 2020

Wasn’t able to get the ‘88. Having a hard time finding a bottle near me but hopefully can pick up an LBV tomorrow.

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