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by benread
15:00 Mon 03 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 33
Views: 1987

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

Not so long ago, I only owned Port in either bottles or half bottles. Not so long ago really, not in the grand scale of things... Not so long ago, my entire Port cellar consisted ‘only’ of a few bequeathed bottles of Dow 1960. ‘Not so long ago really’ etc etc! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
by benread
06:19 Fri 09 Apr 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 66887

Re: The Five Word Novel

acting as a purveyor of


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by benread
21:46 Tue 23 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #7 - Weds 31 March - Colheitas
Replies: 26
Views: 3966

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #7 - Weds 31 March - Colheitas

Yes please. Sure I have something suitable.


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by benread
13:35 Sat 20 Feb 2021
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Beer in the cellar
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: Beer in the cellar

The cask was successfully tapped this afternoon. And likewise, there is no chance I will drink the c. 60 pints before it goes off. So I then spent an hour or so filling 4pt plastic milk cartons and delivering them to neighbours! What a wonderful neighbour! It was share it out or risk drinking mysel...
by benread
22:38 Fri 19 Feb 2021
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Beer in the cellar
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: Beer in the cellar

The cask was successfully tapped this afternoon. And likewise, there is no chance I will drink the c. 60 pints before it goes off. So I then spent an hour or so filling 4pt plastic milk cartons and delivering them to neighbours!
by benread
23:05 Wed 17 Feb 2021
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Beer in the cellar
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Beer in the cellar

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210217/134ccbfd81d426d2df2b2128c7ed0845.jpg I live in an old pub. The cellar so far has been home only to bottled beer, wine and port. At least that’s the case since we’ve lived here and I suspect since it ceased being a pub in 1936. Today I had this delivered by ...
by benread
07:59 Mon 15 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 121
Views: 16322

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

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 - I've selected a bottle of the Crusted, bottled in 2006.
by benread
10:16 Wed 13 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 11435

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

LBV is my kind of theme! Please May I join you? Gives me an excuse to go to the cellar today!


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by benread
10:04 Wed 13 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)
Replies: 9
Views: 3399

Re: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)

Nice to hear from you Chris. Your tasting analogies are missed!


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by benread
23:33 Tue 22 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta de la Rosa LBV and Vintage Thursday July 8th
Replies: 18
Views: 6862

Re: Quinta de la Rosa LBV and Vintage Thursday July 8th

Yes please. I have come to realise I really like the house style


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by benread
09:29 Tue 22 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Exploding corks
Replies: 4
Views: 2475

Re: Exploding corks

By ‘exploding’ are you referring to the phenomenon where the cork refuses to move when attached with a spiral style ‘pull’ corkscrew and instead disintegrates into lots of dry tiny pieces? If so, I’ve previously assumed this was just an occasional annoyance and not some wider issue. I will pay more ...
by benread
10:39 Mon 21 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smoking Bishop & other Mulled Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 3594

Re: Smoking Bishop & other Mulled Ports

My mum has just given me this recipe for Portuguese mulled port. I’m just not sure if I have a suitable bottle to make it with!

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by benread
11:25 Sun 20 Dec 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 66887

Re: The Five Word Novel

inner thigh. You’re probably wondering


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by benread
14:48 Fri 18 Dec 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 66887

Re: The Five Word Novel

arrived on my doorstep wearing


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by benread
19:28 Mon 14 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 10228

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

AHB wrote:And I’ll select my bottle!
I struggled. Mainly because so many bottles I want to share with people who will appreciate them. Not finish on my own. I’ve selected an old LBV of which I have multiple bottles.


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by benread
17:09 Mon 14 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 10228

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

You’ve just reminded me I need to prepare a bottle!


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by benread
18:32 Thu 10 Dec 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 66887

Re: The Five Word Novel

previously shut down for nefarious


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by benread
14:30 Thu 10 Dec 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 66887

Re: The Five Word Novel

to go to the local


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by benread
14:36 Tue 08 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smoking Bishop & other Mulled Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 3594

Re: Smoking Bishop & other Mulled Ports

The big difference seems to be that mulled wine is generally made to be consumed immediately whereas ‘smoking bishop’ seems to be made and bottled for future consumption. Increasingly I enjoy a glass of mulled wine. It may simply be that the Jamie Oliver recipe I use really appeals to me. It involv...
by benread
15:02 Mon 07 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smoking Bishop & other Mulled Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 3594

Re: Smoking Bishop & other Mulled Ports

The big difference seems to be that mulled wine is generally made to be consumed immediately whereas ‘smoking bishop’ seems to be made and bottled for future consumption. Increasingly I enjoy a glass of mulled wine. It may simply be that the Jamie Oliver recipe I use really appeals to me. It involve...
by benread
14:08 Sun 06 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Churchill's Port Club
Replies: 27
Views: 6173

Re: Churchill's Port Club

Watch your spam folder for an email then log in and use the code you are sent. I got the email about 2-3 hours later I think. I suspect it is a manual process so don’t be surprised if it comes tomorrow! If you need to email them they are quite responsive. I emailed to check I had everything right an...
by benread
10:01 Sun 06 Dec 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 66887

Re: The Five Word Novel

(Perfect for the port aficionado)


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