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by Alex Bridgeman
21:19 Sun 09 May 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quevedo, Blend Your Own 20-Year Old Tawny, Thu 13 May 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 2703

Re: Quevedo, Blend Your Own 20-Year Old Tawny, Thu 13 May 2021

Found the placemats! Thanks for pointing them out to me.
by Alex Bridgeman
18:58 Sun 09 May 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quevedo, Blend Your Own 20-Year Old Tawny, Thu 13 May 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 2703

Re: Quevedo, Blend Your Own 20-Year Old Tawny, Thu 13 May 2021

I’ve not unpacked my samples yet. I will do so after I finish eating and check.
by Alex Bridgeman
07:40 Wed 05 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 61
Views: 4993

Re: 2019 Declarations

I guess I like to see and experience vintage variations. Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Ports broadly follow the same business model as does, say, Yquem or Grange or Sassicaia or Barca Velha. A full blend is made and released in years when the quality of the grapes and the juice is good enough to make a ...
by Alex Bridgeman
20:15 Mon 03 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 61
Views: 4993

Re: 2019 Declarations

Now there is an interesting discussion. Noval’s 2014 is a very good Port. It’s a very different style from the 2011 - should they be compared? Do you compare a Montrachet against an Aussie Shiraz to decide which one of the two is great and which is not? Or can you say they are both great but differe...
by Alex Bridgeman
19:04 Mon 03 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 61
Views: 4993

Re: 2019 Declarations

I would put it a different way. If I could make 2011 outstanding quality Vintage Port every year, I would. Even if that meant in one year I could make 10,000 bottles but in another year I could only make 250 bottles. I would never make “passable” Vintage Port. If there was a year when I couldn’t mak...
by Alex Bridgeman
08:44 Mon 03 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and Tonic- in a can!
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Port and Tonic- in a can!

Pedrino have been offering a Ruby port and tonic (using Quevedo Ruby reserve) for a few years but this is the first white port and tonic in a can I’ve heard about.

I wonder what the base White Port is? Chip Dry is the obvious choice if this is a Taylor branded product.
by Alex Bridgeman
13:32 Sun 02 May 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tastings - Planner
Replies: 20
Views: 3214

Re: 2021 Virtual Tastings - Planner

I haven’t organised a physical tasting for a while (in common with almost everyone else) and was reading George’s suggestions elsewhere on the years which have not recently featured as the theme for one of our tastings. Would there be interest in a tasting with a theme along the lines of “Vintage Po...
by Alex Bridgeman
11:52 Wed 28 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 33
Views: 1990

Re: I'm going to be having a bad week...

@ WS1 - I will probably be banned from the board for saying it, but I own only a single magnum of port, Niepoort 2017. Mind you, the thought of cracking it open does fill me with pleasure, so you may be onto something here... Not so long ago, I only owned Port in either bottles or half bottles. Not...
by Alex Bridgeman
11:47 Wed 28 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Made from Port packaging
Replies: 24
Views: 5786

Re: Made from Port packaging

Ours tend to last 4-5 years, generally growing salad crops in them from Spring to Autumn. The boxes go into a shed for the Winter.
by Alex Bridgeman
22:44 Tue 27 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 121
Views: 16325

Re: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

Invites have been emailed to everyone. If you don't get yours, let me know.
by Alex Bridgeman
21:58 Tue 27 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 121
Views: 16325

Re: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

Wolfgang - looks like you're in.

Mike - I'll send you the invite anyway.

All - I'm confirming the start time, but 19.30 has been suggested. Please don't be early as we'll need a few minutes to get ourselves set up.
by Alex Bridgeman
18:49 Sat 24 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Asda Reserve Port
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: NV Asda Reserve Port

MigSU wrote:
15:34 Sat 24 Apr 2021
£3.98 per bottle. Ridiculous.

I have a serious gripe with Port being sold at prices like that.
As, I have no doubt, would Symington Family Estates. Honestly, a price like this completely undermines the perception of Port being a premium product.
by Alex Bridgeman
21:34 Thu 22 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 33
Views: 1990

Re: I'm going to be having a bad week...

I missed this when you first posted having only now had the chance to catch up with the forum. For reasons you and I know but should not share here, I hope my email a little earlier also did a small part to improve your week. I choose my '77s carefully, but absolutely love this vintage. El Vino on F...
by Alex Bridgeman
21:27 Thu 22 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Noble & Murat
Replies: 0
Views: 285

2017 Noble & Murat

Deep red colour with a wide rim and a lovely clarity. Very expressive nose, elegant floral perfume. Balanced, quite elegant entry with the perfume on the fruit showing clearly. This elegance is suddenly overwhelmed by the power in this wine - big tannins and searing acidity. Amazing pepper heat on t...
by Alex Bridgeman
21:25 Thu 22 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Quinta da Devesa LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 221

2015 Quinta da Devesa LBV

The label states this was bottled unfiltered in 2019. Gentle red colour looking surprisingly evolved compared to some of its 2015 LBV peers, 80% opaque. Crushed nettles and herbs on the nose. Gentle entry, fruit which has a slight sherbet touch to it, very jammy in flavour although the fruit changes...
by Alex Bridgeman
21:23 Thu 22 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Quinta da Devesa
Replies: 0
Views: 224

2018 Quinta da Devesa

A lovely dark purple colour with a narrow rim, looking like crushed blackcurrant juice. Fresh cut grass on the nose, very herbaceous but not in an unattractive manner. Sweet blackcurrant fruit entry and one of the biggest tannin loads I've experienced in young Vintage Port - yet massive tannins whic...
by Alex Bridgeman
21:23 Thu 22 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Quinta do Crasto LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 229

2015 Quinta do Crasto LBV

The label states this was bottled unfiltered at the Quinta in 2019. Deep red, slightly black tone to the colour; medium rim and an opaque centre. Rock rose and floral perfume on the nose; sweet bramble fruit on entry with a delicious cooked pastry to the mid-palate. The late palate sees this wine ex...
by Alex Bridgeman
21:22 Thu 22 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2017 Quinta do Crasto
Replies: 0
Views: 223

2017 Quinta do Crasto

Purple shade to the red colour of this wine with a narrow rim. Big nose of esteva and lavender. Thick texture and dense entry full of rich floral fruit and chewy, slightly green tannins. A little over-extracted perhaps with a hint of bitterness showing in the fruit and some unintegrated spirit emerg...
by Alex Bridgeman
20:20 Wed 14 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 61
Views: 4993

Re: 2019 Declarations

I like the idea of being able to buy a “tasting case”, especially if it’s relatively easy to add to the case contents - with a bottle of Vesuvio 1989, for example.

Anything which makes life easier for enthusiasts like us is a great idea.
by Alex Bridgeman
19:54 Tue 13 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 121
Views: 16325

Re: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

To help the Churchill team prepare for their call with us, please post here what you intend to open for the tasting.
by Alex Bridgeman
19:47 Tue 13 Apr 2021
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Porto
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Re: Hello from Porto

Hi Paul, Can I offer a recommendation for your continuing Port education? LaDo wines is a small wine shop / wine bar set up by a group of 5 or 6 smaller producers. Most of their wines are available at the shop by the glass or bottle. If you go there on a day when Maria is looking after the shop, she...
by Alex Bridgeman
19:39 Tue 13 Apr 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 66894

Re: The Five Word Novel

rare and exquisite antique French
by Alex Bridgeman
22:59 Thu 08 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port Club Tasting - 15th April
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Port Club Tasting - 15th April

I’ll ask Jamie if we can effectively roll the Churchill Club tasting into our TPF tasting.