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by AHB
21:05 Sun 17 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 26
Views: 381

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

nac wrote:
01:26 Sun 17 Jan 2021
I have Churchill 91, Agua Alta 95 and Gricha 05 (and the Club 09). As per the de la Rosa tasting might be able to do some samples.
Yes please.

Let me know if you need any bottles.
by AHB
21:10 Sat 16 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 26
Views: 381

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

Please feel free to open the same bottle as someone else.

That makes our host's life much simpler when they come to lead us through our tasting!
by AHB
13:07 Sat 16 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356050

Re: Latest buy

That's a wonderful collection of the Single Harvest Wines!
by AHB
12:59 Sat 16 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking - The Sequel
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Lockdown Drinking - The Sequel

My lockdown drinking since 1 Jan has been quite limited and has included several days with no alcohol. Having said that though, the following have been opened: Bodegas Martinez Bujanda: Conde de Valdemar Crianza 1994 - I love mature Spanish reds and find they are excellent value for money at the mom...
by AHB
12:25 Sat 16 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 26
Views: 381

Re: Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

As and when you decide what you will be opening, please say so here so I can help our host prepare.
by AHB
09:39 Sat 16 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 26
Views: 381

Re: Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

rich_n wrote:
00:29 Sat 16 Jan 2021
Potentially yes, particularly if this happens after I receive the first bottles from the Port Club membership.
Good point. I’ll tentatively set this up for Wednesday 24th Feb.
by AHB
23:24 Fri 15 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #2 - Wednesday 27th January
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #2 - Wednesday 27th January

Yes please, although I will be late as I have a tasting already that evening.
by AHB
23:22 Fri 15 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 26
Views: 381

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

I’ve exchanged a couple of emails with the team at Churchill and have an offer from them to join us for a live online tasting along the same lines as the la Rosa tasting before Christmas with Sophia. The proposed date is Wednesday 24th February to allow the delivery of the Port Club packsto the peop...
by AHB
19:26 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1051

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

I've just taken a small sample of my Graham 2015 LBV decanted last night. It is delicious - thank you Glenn for the recommendation of a lengthy decant.
by AHB
11:18 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1051

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

nac wrote:
11:04 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Was intending to decant this morning, but had to leave house at 0515 to go to London (only found out at 2300 last night). Hopefully back early this afternoon so double decanting looks likely.
Ouch, not a pleasant surprise. Hopefully you won't have the same thing happen to you tonight!
by AHB
10:45 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Forum: Reference
Topic: Contemporary Videos on Port
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Contemporary Videos on Port

There has been an absolute plethora of distanced video chats and interviews about Port created over the last few months. As and when someone discovers one, please post here: The Wine Society held a short interview with Francisco Olazabal in the cellars of Quinta do Vale Meão on 3 February 2015 , whi...
by AHB
08:38 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1051

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

I decanted my Graham 2015 LBV last night at 22.30. Looking forward to this…
by AHB
10:15 Sat 09 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)

Hey Chris. All good here - even if we’re back in lockdown.
by AHB
12:18 Fri 08 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 30
Views: 15889

Re: 2017 Declarations

Some smaller producers who submitted their 2017 vintage to the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards have been added to the list of declarations (with links to the page in the awards database).
by AHB
21:55 Thu 07 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1051

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan?

Yes please. I was thinking very similar thoughts about a dearth of tastings.

I’ll probably open a Graham 2015 LBV.
by AHB
17:53 Tue 05 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 207
Views: 73430

Re: Pointless Statistics

Do you own much non-Port fortified wines? I notice that after champagne most of your holdings, apart from England, are from fairly major fortified wine producers. I must say that I’m pretty bad at stocking up anything that is fortified but not Port: I don’t think I’ve got any unopened / un-coravine...
by AHB
23:30 Sun 03 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 207
Views: 73430

Re: Pointless Statistics 2020

Lockdown has given me plenty of time to run through my cellar list and generate this year's pointless statistics. At the end of 2020, I had a cellar which was composed of: 87.9% Port (90.1% last year; 82% in December 2008) 3.6% Bordeaux (3.1%) 1.2% Champagne (1.1%) 1.9% South African (0.9%) 0.7% Aus...
by AHB
21:53 Wed 30 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Festive Drinking 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1567

Re: Festive Drinking 2020

I missed this thread! Clearly drinking too much and not paying TPF enough attention. Since Wokingham went into Tier 4 lockdown on 19th December, we've opened the following bottles which pale in comparison to the wines drunk by others who've already posted above: 19 Dec - Saint Armandus Eiswein 2004 ...
by AHB
14:58 Wed 30 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1562
Views: 356050

Re: Latest buy

In an effort to avoid JDAW cornering the market in £9 bottles of Graham 2015 LBV I visited Waitrose this morning and bought the only 4 bottles they had.

I hadn’t realised there was a range of colours of the tubes. I now have red, blue and gold.
by AHB
23:26 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1689

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

g-man wrote:
19:54 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Thank you!

Is the theme to open something good, or something from a challenging year like the 75'? We might turn away JDAW if so
The theme is usally "Open a bottle of Port you're going to enjoy drinking since you won't be able to share it with anyone."
by AHB
23:23 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Graham LBV
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: 2015 Graham LBV

I can also share that this Port is a most excellent partner for Long Clawson Stilton.
by AHB
16:53 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Morrison's 10 Year Old Tawny
Replies: 0
Views: 185

NV Morrison's 10 Year Old Tawny

Morrison’s Own Label 10yo tawny (from Symington Family Estates), bottled 2019 — £12 from Morrison’s, discounted to £11 at times and within the scope of the Key Worker discount Morrison's offer (which brings the price down to £9.90). Burnished copper red tone, 40% opaque. Toffee apple and lavender oi...
by AHB
16:22 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Riedel Glasses (and decanters) discount voucher
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Riedel Glasses (and decanters) discount voucher

As a trade buyer of Riedel glasses, I get occasional discount vouchers and promotional offers from Riedel UK. Normally these are specific and can't be shared with others but the sale now on - for orders placed on or before Tuesday 5th January - clearly encourages me to share the news and the discoun...
by AHB
11:09 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Graham LBV
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: RE: 2015 Graham LBV

Graham 2015 LBV bottled 2020: a commemorative bottling for the 200th anniversary of Graham’s. Deep purple red colour, opaque centre. Wonderful sweet bramble nose with a delicious sage twist. Incredible fragrance in the fruit on the palate, surprisingly tannic but very well balanced despite the powe...