Greetings from a London port drinker in Belfast..

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Greetings from a London port drinker in Belfast..

Post by djewesbury » 15:38 Sun 10 Feb 2013

Hello all
I'm a recent convert to the wonders and mysteries of port, especially VP, and a Londoner living in Belfast for nearly 20 years. I've found that a decent selection of VP is fairly hard to come by in Ireland in general.. although I've noticed that Berry Bros will deliver anywhere in Ireland from their Dublin office. If there are any other port lovers in Ireland / Northern Ireland, maybe interested in organising the occasional tasting, maybe with some knowledge to share on merchants and dealers over here, please drop me a line! I do try and get back to London as often as I can but getting this to coincide with tastings could be tricky. I have access to a nice venue for tastings if anyone's interested..
Hope to see some of you offline soon
Daniel
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Post by jdaw1 » 16:50 Sun 10 Feb 2013

I had the same problem in a different city: port people just aren’t everywhere. Good luck.

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Post by DRT » 19:39 Sun 10 Feb 2013

djewesbury wrote:I do try and get back to London as often as I can but getting this to coincide with tastings could be tricky.
Daniel,

Welcome to :tpf:

You are approaching this the wrong way. Don't wait for us to pick the right date. If you know when you will be in London you should tell us when. That is all the incentive we need to organise a tasting! If you don't believe that just read this.

I look forward to meeting you in the not too distant future 88)

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Post by djewesbury » 19:44 Sun 10 Feb 2013

Yes! Of course.. what was I thinking..
Will get working on a trip.. and in the meantime maybe my reserve for the Taylor Vertical will come through after all....
Thanks
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Re: Greetings from a London port drinker in Belfast..

Post by AHB » 20:52 Mon 11 Feb 2013

It is true. We are fairly good at grabbing any excuse we find to drink port in the company of like-minded people who happen to be in London.

And a trip to London could be just the excuse you need to be able to return home with a bootful of bottles (or a modest sized hold bag with a smaller amount of bottles) bought from your friendly (and cheaper than Ireland!) London wine merchant.
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