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by AHB
15:59 Thu 22 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Boot & Flogger Update
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Boot & Flogger Update

I called in to the Boot & Flogger today. We have a new manager, Gary, who introduced himself and told me how much he loves and is interested in Port - to the extent that he managed to get himself a 3 day stay at Malvedos a couple of years ago! Chris and James continue as the Deputy Managers, but I'm...
by AHB
20:21 Wed 21 Aug 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Selling various Ports and a Wine in presentation box with wine accessories
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Selling various Ports and a Wine in presentation box with wine accessories

Leigh, the bad news is that Late Bottled Vintage Port does not really have a significant value. You might get £30-50 for the lot. The wines will be drinkable and enjoyable, there just isn't a big demand for these types of wines with bottle age on them. However, if you know anyone born or married or ...
by AHB
20:17 Wed 21 Aug 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: First visit to Porto
Replies: 7
Views: 1665

Re: First visit to Porto

Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit and have fallen in love with the city in the way that most of the rest of us have!
by AHB
20:20 Sun 18 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: ???? Unknown (Bottled by Shortridge, Laughton and Co)
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: ???? Unknown (Bottled by Shortridge, Laughton and Co)

Now you come to pull it all together, I can see how obvious it is! Thank you for taking the time to help us figure out what we were drinking. A shame we hadn't realised earlier what we were opening and therefore able to give it several days in the decanter. Oh well, we live and learn.
by AHB
22:51 Fri 16 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 16th September - Hawsmoor Air Street
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Monday 16th September - Hawsmoor Air Street

When you become a definite definite, let me know.
by AHB
20:07 Fri 16 Aug 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Croft Vintage Port 1970
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Croft Vintage Port 1970

Sarah, it would also be of use if you could let people know roughly where you are located. Thanks.
Alex
by AHB
20:05 Fri 16 Aug 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Isle of Man buyers sellers
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Isle of Man buyers sellers

If you let us know what you are looking to sell - or post some pictures if you don’t know what you have - you might well find that someone would be delighted to use a purchase of your bottles as an excuse to visit your wonderful island (which I yet to visit!)
by AHB
17:37 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 16th September - Hawsmoor Air Street
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Monday 16th September - Hawsmoor Air Street

I am entertaining a work colleague from Poland at Hawksmoor Air Street on Monday 16th September and plan to take a couple of bottles to open under their Monday Night Wine Club offer (£5 corkage).

If anyone would like to join us, please say so and I’ll enquire whether I can increase the booking.
by AHB
18:25 Wed 14 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 15th August
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Thursday 15th August

Never mind. Alternative arrangements have been made
by AHB
23:03 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 15th August
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Thursday 15th August

Very short notice, but if anyone is free in London to drink some Port on Thursday, please say so here.
by AHB
08:19 Mon 12 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Fonseca
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: 1985 Fonseca

Fonseca 1985 is one of those Ports which - at the moment - can easily cope with a 12-24 hour decant. It is a monster.
by AHB
08:15 Mon 12 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Messias Cachao
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: 1980 Messias Cachao

Much of the characteristics you have described of this bottle remind me of the damage a bottle will suffer if exposed to too much light - the murkiness, the colour and the loss of all flavours except a little honey. Could this have been a bottle which was stored badly - but not too badly - before it...
by AHB
19:00 Sun 11 Aug 2019
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Grand Marnier
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Grand Marnier

There is now a market for old bottles of spirits. You might find that a bottle like this one has some value - perhaps a few tens of Pounds.
by AHB
18:56 Sun 11 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)

Are you suggesting that we to organise a tasting in what is left of August?

Is anyone going to be in Cornwall between 30 August and 5th September?
by AHB
07:37 Thu 08 Aug 2019
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time for a TN sort?
Replies: 422
Views: 88031

Re: Time for a TN sort?

I must post mine - but I am still typing up my notes from 2018!
by AHB
07:30 Thu 08 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1963 Dow
Replies: 21
Views: 2728

Re: 1963 Dow

Opened a bottle of Dow '63 a few night's ago with three other friends whom appreciate a nice glass of Port. We all agreed that it's one of the best aged vintage Ports that we've ever had the pleasure to drink :D Jem - welcome to the Port Forum, and what a wonderful Port to feature in your first pos...
by AHB
20:25 Tue 06 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)

I've just opened a bottle of Warre 1970 - but then it is lashing down with rain at the moment, and quite cool.
by AHB
20:24 Tue 06 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE 23rd October 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 10258

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical DATE TBA 2019

I can make any of those dates
by AHB
11:16 Tue 06 Aug 2019
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time for a TN sort?
Replies: 422
Views: 88031

Re: Time for a TN sort?

DRT wrote:
09:42 Sun 04 Aug 2019
The TN index has been updated today.
How many new tasting notes since the last sort?
by AHB
21:11 Sat 03 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 104
Views: 11631

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

Rib-eye bone in for me please, but no chips - just steak and french beans.
by AHB
21:08 Sat 03 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)

I have a bottle of Fonseca 2001 LBV in the fridge and in my glass at the moment. The last bottle of Vintage Port I opened was on 9 July when I opened a bottle of Warre 1963. I clearly do drink more non Vintage Port in the summer - since opening the Warre 1963 I have opened and drunk a Barros 1998 Co...
by AHB
20:59 Sat 03 Aug 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2060
Views: 290036

Re: Apostrophe crimes

jdaw1 wrote:
14:02 Wed 31 Jul 2019
AHB wrote:
12:43 Wed 31 Jul 2019
On it's own this is a fruity and flavoursome White Port
Embarrasing. Thank you for catching it. Now corrected.
by AHB
13:59 Wed 31 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 104
Views: 11631

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

I've decided I will stay in London after this event - I don't want to rush a vintage as classy as 1966
by AHB
13:34 Wed 31 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F
Replies: 104
Views: 11631

Re: 10th Sep 2019 - 1966 Horizontal at the B&F

I have heard a rumour that JK will be ordering the same as me for his main course.

Please do get the order in at least a week before we meet so he and I can be sure of getting our special order steaks.