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DanSelk
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New to TPF

Post by DanSelk » 16:01 Tue 22 Jun 2021

Hello all, been reading the forum for about 9 months now and finally decided to join. Have enjoyed drinking Port for a long time but finally started to collect it during the Covid Lockdown last year when I was bored and needed a hobby! I have gone a bit crazy collecting the following Graham's Vintage Ports,

1977 x 2 (Year I was Born)
1994
1997
1985
2000
2003
2011
2016
2017

Other Vintages include a Dows 1977 and Smith Woodhouse 2007.

I have also got a good collection of Aged Tawny Ports and LBV's.
The Penfolds Ports were interesting so bought the 10yr old Tawny Father Grand and the GrandFather 20yd old. Not tried either yet.

Always one to get excited by a new delivery I also joined the Churchill's Port.Club too which is really good.

I'm based in Yorkshire, England.
Anyway, hello.

Cheers,
DanSelk :660033:

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Doggett
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Re: New to TPF

Post by Doggett » 17:37 Tue 22 Jun 2021

Hi DanSelk,
Welcome to The Port Forum. It is a slippery slope to emptying bank accounts but experiencing and enjoying the nectar of the grape as it was meant to be enjoyed. You have obviously got a great collection that you are building, and I hope to meet you at a tasting sometime where lots of bottles are shared and enjoyed.
All the best,
Simon

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flash_uk
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Re: New to TPF

Post by flash_uk » 19:56 Tue 22 Jun 2021

Welcome to the forum Dan. Hope we get a chance to meet over a bottle or two at a tasting. And welcome to an addictive hobby!

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Re: New to TPF

Post by jdaw1 » 20:12 Tue 22 Jun 2021

Hello, and welcome.

Before we can meet properly, do join us online for tastings. They aren’t as good as the real thing, but they are still worthwhile.

Where are you? Will London tastings be convenient for you?

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Alex Bridgeman
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Re: New to TPF

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 21:05 Tue 22 Jun 2021

Welcome Dan, good to have you join us.

As and when you open a bottle and taste things, do let us know what you think of the wine you’re drinking. I’ve never tried the Fletcher’s LBV you’ve just bought and always like to hear about good value Ports.
Top Ports in 2020: Croft 1945, Niepoort Garrafeira 1940 and Lamelas 4 Geracoes
Top Ports in 2021 (mid August): Niepoort Bioma 2017, Quevedo 1970 White Colheita

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Re: New to TPF

Post by MigSU » 21:43 Tue 22 Jun 2021

Welcome, and say goodbye to disposable income!

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flash_uk
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Re: New to TPF

Post by flash_uk » 14:35 Wed 23 Jun 2021

jdaw1 wrote:
20:12 Tue 22 Jun 2021
Where are you? Will London tastings be convenient for you?
DanSelk wrote:
16:01 Tue 22 Jun 2021
I'm based in Yorkshire, England.
Oh do pay attention at the back there Wiseman!

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Re: New to TPF

Post by MigSU » 14:37 Wed 23 Jun 2021

Burn.

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Re: New to TPF

Post by jdaw1 » 17:52 Wed 23 Jun 2021

flash_uk wrote:
14:35 Wed 23 Jun 2021
Oh do pay attention at the back there Wiseman!
Sir? My younger brother’s going out with Dibble this weekend, sir, but I’m not having my hair cut today, sir. So, do I move my clothes down, or …?

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