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by akzy
18:51 Wed 19 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras

DaveRL wrote:
21:37 Mon 17 Feb 2020
Congratulations on passing :)
Thanks Dave.
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by akzy
21:07 Mon 17 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras

2 hours later. Initial hit of orange peel quickly followed by a thick caramel. The long lingering taste is still liquorice but far more subtle than before. A nice, slight spicy mouthfeel. Drinking really quite well.
by akzy
19:14 Mon 17 Feb 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras
Replies: 5
Views: 467

1993 Quinta das Liceiras

Being a 93 vintage, it has been important for me to hunt this down. Celebrating passing my viva voce seems like a good occasion to open this with some family. Cork came out very easily - too easily some may say. Whilst decanting, it produced very little sediment. Straight from decanting, it has a ve...
by akzy
10:50 Thu 13 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1980 Horizontal, Tuesday 24th November, B&F
Replies: 44
Views: 1704

Re: 1980 Horizontal, Tuesday 24th November, B&F

The SW was drinking very nicely last time I had it. That would be my preference.
by akzy
22:02 Wed 12 Feb 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1980 Horizontal, Tuesday 24th November, B&F
Replies: 44
Views: 1704

Re: 1980 Horizontal, Tuesday 24th November, B&F

Unfortunately I don't own any 1980. Depending on George's preference for determining the lineup early, I can adopt from someone else or set out on purchasing from the shopping list.
by akzy
01:41 Fri 31 Jan 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1428

Re: BBR VP Tasting-Tuesday 22 September 2020

I don't have any but would be keen to join.
by akzy
12:23 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 21
Views: 3868

Re: 1993 - A hunt

I know of one single bottle of this that is owned by someone here who might be willing to open it for the tasting you refer to :wink: If you are referring to me, unfortunately I'm saving this for my viva voce... next Friday. I will be having it sometime around then with my dad. I'll try and remembe...
by akzy
21:59 Tue 24 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking
Replies: 21
Views: 1646

Re: Festive Drinking

I've got a Fonseca 85 (we've got some young kids who will be up early - great for a long decant) and a Royal Tokaji Birsalmás 93 for the big day. Haven't thought too much about the table wines, that's a problem for my parents. As for now (Xmas eve), we're currently sipping on a Malvedos 06 and we ha...
by akzy
19:01 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 33
Views: 3169

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

Yes please. I would also need to adopt.
by akzy
19:46 Fri 13 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 36
Views: 17665

Re: The Standard Food Order

Please may my standard food order be amended to:

Starter : Duck liver pâté
Main : Sirloin (rare) with béarnaise and chips

Thanks.
by akzy
20:28 Mon 02 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk
Replies: 12
Views: 2609

Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

I (and my dad) had a really good time. I agree that the 70's on show were nothing to write home about. My personal highlight was the G83 with some lovely forest fruit notes. The T92 was a very nice Port, but was tipped to the best Taylor of the night (TOTN?) by the T03. The W94 was the best of the 9...
by akzy
19:37 Thu 21 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1240
Views: 402946

Re: Software that makes placemats

Greatly appreciated. I will have a play and report back.
by akzy
18:38 Wed 20 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1240
Views: 402946

Re: Software that makes placemats

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by akzy
11:54 Wed 06 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1158
Views: 242056

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose and Waitrose cellar have the "get 25% off 6 or more bottle" offer back. The offer thankfully still includes Port. The higher end Ports are still fairly overpriced but there are some deals to be had. The new Waitrose Crusted from Symmington at £20 (£15 with offer) seems tempting.
by akzy
23:29 Tue 05 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD
Replies: 13
Views: 1634

Re: POCAS VINTAGE VERTICAL DATE TBD

Only tried a little of their younger Ports, but what I tried, I liked. I'm in.
by akzy
13:08 Wed 23 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Know before you bid
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Know before you bid

Whilst investigating laser methods for some separate work I'm doing, I stumbled across this company VeriVin which uses laser techniques to determine liquids without opening them! They seem very interested in building up a large wine library with the profiles to determine what they are. They're near ...
by akzy
12:57 Wed 23 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Organising Your Port
Replies: 32
Views: 4609

Re: Organising Your Port

I'll try both methods - see what I prefer and report back in some time. I had a look a vivino which had a photo scanning feature which worked nicely, but apart from that, was lacking severely. In physical terms each bottle has a "bin" location - which could be that it's stored in Seckfords (Bin 001)...
by akzy
18:16 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Organising Your Port
Replies: 32
Views: 4609

Re: Organising Your Port

I'm rebooting this thread as I've started to lose track of what I have and I only have ~20 bottles of Port. Any new methods being used?

Slightly separate to this, I'm going to have to buy more storage - looking around the ~£1000 mark - suggestions?
by akzy
20:14 Thu 17 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 59
Views: 7603

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting

The 17th will likely work for me. That would be an excellent date for a tasting and I rather like the theme of "a Port which cost you less than £25" - and I like that much more than the theme which George might have intended to suggest of "a Port which cost less than £25 to buy in 2019" For me, both...
by akzy
09:09 Mon 14 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 59
Views: 7603

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting

I should be fine for most of December so I would be keen to join.
by akzy
23:47 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 132
Views: 56278

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

Being a younger Port lover, I should probably get myself added to the reserves.
by akzy
22:42 Thu 19 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages: Addendum
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Re: Port Vintages: Addendum

akzy wrote:
22:35 Thu 19 Sep 2019
Also might be necessary to separate by age for some of the longer supplier sections.
On second thought, I think this is a terrible idea.
by akzy
22:35 Thu 19 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages: Addendum
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Re: Port Vintages: Addendum

Could I request that the addendum also be in a form of page additions as opposed to one whole document? For instance, separating suppliers such that the page could be added just into that section. Also might be necessary to separate by age for some of the longer supplier sections. I suspect the addi...