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by nac
09:46 Thu 04 Mar 2021
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Photographs
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Photographs

I see a few posts where people have struggled to upload images. I think this is due to there being an undisclosed maximum file-size which is quite small by the standards of modern digital photographs. After a lot of trial and error, I re-sample down until they are <500KB which generally works. Also...
by nac
14:01 Mon 01 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021
Replies: 62
Views: 14558

Re: VE (etc) Day Tasting - Weds 8 Sept 2021

Have provisionally booked Lutyen's Room at 67 Pall Mall for evening of Wednesday 8th September 2021 for rearranged event.

If you were confirmed for the previous date could you please reconfirm availability and that you still have your intended offering (or replacement).
by nac
13:46 Mon 01 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5 - Thurs 11th March
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5 - Thurs 11th March

Alex Bridgeman wrote:
11:06 Mon 01 Mar 2021
Yes please. I may struggle with the Crusted theme unless we might be permitted to open an old Vintage Character Port which is basically the same as a crusted...
Alex - of course!
by nac
06:08 Sun 28 Feb 2021
Forum: Reference
Topic: 67 Pall Mall Virtual Tastings - Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 3734

Re: 67 Pall Mall Virtual Tastings - Archive

Link for video of Crasto tasting added.
by nac
05:58 Sun 28 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal Outdoor Tasting: St James’ Park, July
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Informal Outdoor Summer Tasting?

Good idea. St Jame’s maybe?

This may be of interest ~ Royal Parks Picnic Policy
by nac
05:29 Sun 28 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #6 - Thurs 18th March
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #6

JKristiansen wrote:
17:52 Sat 27 Feb 2021
Yes - I'm up for that.
Added. Think this will be your first time joining us?
Could you please PM your email address to MPM so he can send you the Zoom invite.
by nac
05:17 Sun 28 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5 - Thurs 11th March
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5

rich_n wrote:
21:22 Sat 27 Feb 2021
Yes please, can I suggest we bring forward "crusted" theme if we get the numbers to make that worthwhile?
Good idea.
by nac
04:59 Sun 28 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5 - Thurs 11th March
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5 - Thurs 11 March

jdaw1 wrote:
14:54 Sat 27 Feb 2021
PhilW wrote:
09:47 Sat 27 Feb 2021
I have no idea what this is, or when it is for :)
Nor I.

Yes please.
Aah. Good point. Amended.
by nac
14:44 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #6 - Thurs 18th March
Replies: 15
Views: 387

2021 Virtual Tasting #6 - Thurs 18th March

Graham's themed session as "after-party" to the VWP Graham's Single Harvest Tasting.

Interested:
  • NAC
  • PW
  • RichN
  • SCD
  • MPM
  • IDJ
  • JustinK
  • GlennE
  • JKristiansen
  • JDAW
  • AHB & Mrs B
  • TC
  • MCharlton
  • others...
by nac
14:42 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5 - Thurs 11th March
Replies: 16
Views: 316

2021 Virtual Tasting #5 - Thurs 11th March

Do we still want this if also doing the following Thursday? The answer would appear to be “yes”. If so, any theme suggestions? Crusted has been suggested. Theme is Crusted. If you don't have any, then feel free to drink something else! Interested: NAC (maybe) SCD MPM JustinK GlennE PhilW JDAW WillW ...
by nac
14:39 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tastings - Planner
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: 2021 Virtual Tastings - Planner

Have updated planner and adjusted dates to take account of the VWP tastings. Do we want sessions on both 11th (as planned) and 18th (the new date for the Graham Single Harvest event)? I'll open up threads for both to gauge interest. If 11th doesn't seem to be needed/wanted then we can always cancel ...
by nac
14:54 Thu 25 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1980 Horizontal, Provisional Date 23 June 2021, B&F
Replies: 50
Views: 21241

Re: 1980 Horizontal, Provisional Date 23 June 2021, B&F

nac wrote:
10:52 Thu 20 Feb 2020
Have just acquired a couple of bottles of QH80, so can supply one of these if CMAG hasn't already found one.
Can confirm that QH80 is still available. Also now have Sandeman if needed.
by nac
17:54 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wed 06 April 2022, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 48
Views: 22010

Re: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F

nac wrote:
14:30 Tue 17 Dec 2019
In the unlikely event that I make it off the reserve list, the only 1992 I have is Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.
Should this be rescheduled and become an attendee, now also have Niepoort.
by nac
15:17 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Physical Tastings - Planner
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: 2021 Physical Tastings

Assuming there is some consensus on this, I’m happy to maintain a “master” list/schedule of agreed dates which can be kept at the top of this thread.
by nac
15:15 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Physical Tastings - Planner
Replies: 5
Views: 196

2021 Physical Tastings - Planner

Calendar of Events - all dates provisional unless otherwise stated 2021 Thursday 10th June - Taylor Terra Feita Vertical @ B&F, Red Room Wednesday 23rd June - 1980 Horizontal @ B&F, Red Room Wednesday 8th September (tbc) - VE Day Dinner @ 67 Pall Mall, Lutyen's Room 2022 Wednesday 6th April - 1992 ...
by nac
01:24 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 5265

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

Attachments are misbehaving. I can't remove the extra copy of the glasses pic without the bottle pic also disappearing. When first posted (after placing the attachments inline and using preview, which displayed correctly), the bottle pic disappeared and there was a message that said the attachment ...
by nac
18:02 Tue 23 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 5265

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

The two people I approached to substitute for Johnny at short notice are not able to do so. I’ll issue an invite today for TPF Zoom Tasting #4 of 2021. The theme will change to one of “Any fortified wine you want to drink.” Which works for me since I have a bottle of Blandy’s 2004 Malvasia on death...
by nac
23:23 Wed 17 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 5265

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

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, apologies for late response. AHB, CPR, JDAW, GEAG, PW and NAC will have Vint...
by nac
11:17 Tue 16 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tastings - Planner
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: 2021 Virtual Tastings - Planner

rich_n wrote:
22:48 Mon 15 Feb 2021
I'm not entirely certain who recommended this on the most recent virtual tasting session (possible Neil or Simon), but it's £5.50 for a Rioja Riserva from Lidl so the least I can do is give it a try! Thanks for the suggestion.
Think it was Justin.
by nac
22:59 Sat 13 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wanted Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 26252

Re: Wanted Thread

It was 400 for a case of six! In which case the Farr Vintners price is market rate. You can occasionally snag the minor 83s and 85s for 400/dozen all in at auction though. I agree. £400 retail for 6bts of F85 is pretty much the going rate. BI had some ex+Oporto stock last year at £320/6bt IB, which...
by nac
15:31 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1284
Views: 383092

Re: Port for sale by retailer

My Asda has three less bottles of the Dow’s Crusted (but bottled 2013) and now has an empty shelf area instead. Plenty of Graham’s 2015 LBV at £14 (I think) and Cockburn 2015 LBV at £10. Have tried repeatedly to get the Cockburn LBV from Asda, but they never have it. Suspect your local Asda has the...
by nac
12:54 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Noval National 2001 & 2004
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Noval National 2001 & 2004

NN04 now taken. NN01 still available.
by nac
11:50 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1284
Views: 383092

Re: Port for sale by retailer - Carvalhas 1917

Sent an offer this morning by Fine & Rare - Quinta das Carvalhas, 1917 Colheita.

20 bottles available at £1,325 per bottle in bond. So, a case of 12 delivered would be just over £19,100. Bargain.

If you want the full details let me know. I await a deluge of enquiries...
by nac
23:31 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2306

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Vargellas 91 decanted at 1800, so should get 24 hours prior to “proper” sampling.
Quick QA check and all well.