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by nac
14:53 Mon 30 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Another virtual tasting

7th good for me.
by nac
17:25 Fri 27 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 586374

Re: One quiz at a time

No points for guesses (apart from the Monkey)?
by nac
14:58 Fri 27 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Lockdown Drinking

As a follow-up to a similar theme at Christmas, thought it might be nice to encourage a bit of vinous conversation amongst the TPF family. So, during these days (and nights) of being forced to stay at home, what interesting wines are we imbibing from our racks, cabinets and cellars? To kick things o...
by nac
13:10 Thu 26 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 6318

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Yes, a most enjoyable evening. My Quinta do Vale Dona Maria 2000 was quite a pleasant drink.
by nac
16:05 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 6318

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

AHB wrote:
15:49 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Do I need to open a cellar defender to ensure my decanter survives intact to 19.30?
Given that you don’t have to share it with the rest of us, what harm is there in starting (a bit) early?
by nac
16:00 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 6318

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

AHB wrote:
15:49 Wed 25 Mar 2020
There is an almost irresistible temptation to having a decanter of Port sitting on my desk while I am working from home.
Deliberately working as far away as possible from temptation.
by nac
11:22 Wed 25 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 6318

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

Wine decanted at 0700 this morning. Into a proper decanter. Quite excited.
by nac
22:31 Sat 21 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VE-Day Tasting?
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: VE-Day Tasting?

Will W. wrote:
20:20 Sat 21 Mar 2020
VJ Day falls on 15 August.
Good call.
by nac
18:51 Sat 21 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Closures
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Closures

67 Pall Mall also now closed. Will update when it reopens.
by nac
16:01 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VE-Day Tasting?
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: VE-Day Tasting?

/2alph wrote:
13:57 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Probably it will be to early for me to travel . We'll see...
Whilst VE Day celebrations are scheduled for 8th May, I would suggest that the probability of this tasting taking place then is pretty much zero. Once some degree of normality returns I’ll suggest some dates for later in the year.
by nac
10:07 Thu 19 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 LBV options
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: 2015 LBV options

uncle tom wrote:
07:51 Thu 19 Mar 2020
at a rate of one bottle per week I'm OK for about 11 years
At one bottle of port a week (of all types), I'm good for nearly 159 years..
...or 22+ years at a bottle a day?
by nac
07:19 Thu 19 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VE-Day Tasting?
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: VE-Day Tasting?

Christopher wrote:
22:51 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Yes
I have a suitable bottle
Great theme!
Please share the identity of your offering.
by nac
07:18 Thu 19 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VE-Day Tasting?
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: VE-Day Tasting?

AHB wrote:
23:03 Wed 18 Mar 2020
I'm definitely up for this. Perhaps a bottle of Fonseca Guimaraens 1942?
Perfect.
by nac
20:10 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 LBV options
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: 2015 LBV options

What's particularly amusing is that they've also reduced it down to 3 bottles as that's now the maximum number Asda will let you have of any one item. Maybe they're worried about panic buying of Port? Port is one thing I will never run out of :D Assuming I just drink what's in the cellar at home, t...
by nac
17:05 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 LBV options
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: 2015 LBV options

Asda website currently has a Cockburn LBV (no mention of the vintage however) for £10 per bottle (reduced from £13). A growing, and very annoying habit of the supermarkets is to assume that vintage dates don't matter. I mostly boycott those doing this.. I certainly have been put off buying online i...
by nac
17:00 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 LBV options
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: RE: Re: 2015 LBV options

Asda website currently has a Cockburn LBV (no mention of the vintage however) for £10 per bottle (reduced from £13). A growing, and very annoying habit of the supermarkets is to assume that vintage dates don't matter. I mostly boycott those doing this.. I certainly have been put off buying online i...
by nac
15:06 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VE-Day Tasting?
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: VE-Day Tasting?

Have updated top post to include potentials.

Will consider dates/venues at a later point when the future is clearer.
by nac
10:38 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1437
Views: 230589

Re: Latest buy

3 x Croft 2000
2 x Vesuvio 1991

...and inspired by recent LBV conversation (and aware that this is an area where my cellar is under stocked), so made use of the 25% off at Waitrose Cellar to get 4 each of:
- Graham’s LBV 2013
- Sandeman LBV 2015
- Warre’s LBV 2007
by nac
10:31 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1160
Views: 252468

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Corney & Barrow have some individual bottles of Croft 2000 for £37.30 each (DP inc VAT).

I’ve just had 3 bottles delivered and all looks fine. The C&B website indicates there are 5 more available.
by nac
00:04 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VE-Day Tasting?
Replies: 15
Views: 628

VE-Day Tasting?

During idle discussion at the 2000 Zombie Apocalypse tasting (which is not unlike the predictions relating to Y2K), I proposed a tasting related to celebration of 1945 events. Whilst VPs from 1945 would clearly be a preference for this, it was suggested that extending to VPs from 1939 to 1945 would ...
by nac
17:15 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March
Replies: 132
Views: 12207

Re: Y2K Tasting Tuesday 17th March

flash_uk wrote:
13:41 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Could we have suggestions from non-attendees of topics that we can discuss tonight which aren't COVID-19 related?
Update on Alex's plans to buy a quinta (with at least 10 bedrooms)?
by nac
16:35 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Dow
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: 1994 Dow

A great advert for Coravin.
by nac
14:04 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 280

2000 Fonseca

HOLDING NOTE Presented by NAC at B&F on Tuesday 17th March 2020 - "Port in the Time of Coronavirus" Decanted previous evening at 2200. Substantial sediment - even more than the Taylor. As expected, perfect level and cork. First bottle from a case of 12 purchased on release. F2000 Snip.JPG Tasting no...
by nac
14:03 Tue 17 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 331

2000 Taylor

Presented by NAC at B&F on Tuesday 17th March 2020 - "Port in the Time of Coronavirus"

Decanted previous evening at 2200. Substantial sediment.

As expected, perfect level and cork.

First bottle from a case of 12 purchased on release.

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