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by Spotter Brown
17:58 Tue 11 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 126
Views: 59082

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

At the Don Restaurant if you ask them nicely they will show you the original cellars, they even gave my wife and I a free glass of tawny each. As for Vintage Ports I saw last week a single opened bottle of Grahams 2000 in a High Holborn pub that specialises in beers, I asked the barman who advised m...
by Spotter Brown
18:23 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintages after 2000
Replies: 1
Views: 1839

Vintages after 2000

Apologies if this is a silly question from someone with limited port knowledge but I read somewhere that the rules concerning the quality of spirit added changed in 2000. Does logic apply here and would the fan of port, those in it for long haul, be better to buy later vintages and wait? I always tr...
by Spotter Brown
18:08 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Hornchurch (London)
Replies: 2
Views: 4398

Hello from Hornchurch (London)

Hi, I just joined after receiving my copy of your venerable Jdaw's contribution to wine literature. For me I have a vintage port season, I normally open my first one when I smell the first firework of the year and my season closes when the Daffodils appear in the Spring. One of the reasons vintage p...
by Spotter Brown
17:55 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 33852

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

I have just joined the forum having just received a copy of the book. It is very interesting and like the Oxford Companion books (I am thinking of the wine one edited by Jancis Robinson and the food edition by Davidson) one is encouraged to browse and explore. Clearly this was a labour of love and i...