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by AHB
15:02 Wed 23 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Organising Your Port
Replies: 32
Views: 2706

Re: Organising Your Port

I should have said to keep an eye on the provincial auctions and on eBay (other websites are available) as people occasionally sell off used wine storage cabinets for quite keen prices.
by AHB
09:32 Wed 23 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Organising Your Port
Replies: 32
Views: 2706

Re: Organising Your Port

Cellartracker's not bad, but I never really got on with it and abandoned my efforts to use it after a few months. Like Tom and probably everyone here, I use a spreadsheet. I like the spreadsheet since it allows me to track whatever I want and to cut and dice the data in whatever way I fancy. In phys...
by AHB
22:37 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 27
Views: 596

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Axel P wrote:
14:58 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Why would I be on the reserve list?
Probably because we're only able to get the small room at the Boot & Flogger - that only comfortably fits 8 people.
by AHB
13:16 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 13675

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019

We might also need to have the table placed diagonally in the room to be able to fit everyone in with the maximum space available to each of us. We'll look at options as soon as we can get into the room.
by AHB
08:36 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 13675

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019

Current version of the placemats has been updated. Any Chance someone can print on A3 (I do not have an A3 Printer) Cheers Yes I can print on A3. Should get to the B&F for 5:30. Mike - I've just printed the placemats since I expect to be at the B&F before 5.30 so can start to get the room set up as...
by AHB
18:39 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Oporto for São João 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Oporto for São João 2020

Mrs B and I are planning to visit Oporto for the São João festivities next year. Anyone else from TPF planning to be there?
by AHB
12:44 Fri 18 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 13675

Re: Quinta do Cachao Vertical on Wed 23rd October 2019

Tony - would you like a pair of hands to help set up and pour? If so, what time do you expect to arrive?
by AHB
21:42 Wed 16 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 27
Views: 596

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting

Rich - if you're happy to act as the organiser for this tasting, the next thing to do is to edit your first post to include the usual details: Date and Time Theme Attendees Since we're in the Green Room I would recommend limiting numbers to 8 to fit round the table reasonably easily. If you'd prefer...
by AHB
22:24 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 27
Views: 596

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting

Rich - are you happy to give the Boot & Flogger a call and ask if they have a room or other space which can accommodate us that night?
by AHB
22:22 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 16
Views: 2994

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Alex M wrote:
18:01 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Work commitments prevent my attendance this year. Please offer my place to the first reserve. Have a great evening!
Noted and will do. Thanks for the early notice.

Phil - do you want the spot?
by AHB
22:21 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 16
Views: 2994

Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

I have just found out that the Cricketer's Arms reopened in August under new management - and is getting great reviews on TripAdvisor.
by AHB
10:18 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Marks & Spencer
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: 2011 Marks & Spencer

Quite possibly Quinta do Romariz or a specific blend make specifically for M&S
by AHB
10:14 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 27
Views: 596

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting

I confirm that I was suggesting AHB's preferred "a Port which cost you less than £25" and was very carefully not suggesting "a Port which cost less than £25 to buy in 2019". Albeit I obscured my intention by immediately mentioning that I have four candidates that fit either interpretation. Like AHB...
by AHB
09:50 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 03 Leading to the Douro-Boy Auction (served by the Douro Girls)
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: 03 Leading to the Douro-Boy Auction (served by the Douro Girls)

Great photos Axel — thank you for posting them here. They brought a big smile to my face.
by AHB
16:42 Mon 14 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 27
Views: 596

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting

PS - if being organized for Tuesday 17th please count me in (but as tentative).
by AHB
16:41 Mon 14 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 27
Views: 596

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting

We have the 1991 Horizontal on 9th December, we also have the Christmas bash on 19th December. Traditionally we have also had a tasting in London on the Tuesday before the Christmas bash, which would be Tuesday 17th, but no-one has started to organize such an event. That would be an excellent date f...
by AHB
18:25 Wed 09 Oct 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: First visit to Porto
Replies: 11
Views: 2688

Re: First visit to Porto

I will be out in Porto in just over a week and I'm struggling to find out if there is a ferry to/from Pinhao. I am hoping to get the train to Pinhao and then a ferry/boat back to Porto. All I can find is pre-arranged tours that include food/drink options when I'd happily arrange my own. Can anyone ...
by AHB
11:56 Wed 09 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 35
Views: 4093

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Would we be able to buy the 63 / 66/ 70 directly from Sophia for the tasting? I have a bottle of the 1963 but, as much as I love you all, I'm keeping this for myself to celebrate a birthday with.
by AHB
13:22 Tue 08 Oct 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 128
Views: 11908

Re: The Five Word Novel

in the alleged drowning of
by AHB
13:21 Tue 08 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Mon 7th Oct 2019 - bring a bottle to the Boot & Flogger
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Mon 7th Oct 2019 - bring a bottle to the Boot & Flogger

Five of us were able to get together at the Boot & Flogger last night to share some Port and good company. The Ports we drank were: Dow 1963, bottled by Carl Jacobsen of Copenhagen Niepoort 1980 Kopke 1944, bottled 1981 Smith Woodhouse 1983 Smith Woodhouse 1970 Taylor Vargellas 1986 The highlight of...
by AHB
22:29 Mon 07 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 38
Views: 2898

Re: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F

My bottle of GC91 was left at the Boot & Flogger this evening.
by AHB
16:11 Mon 07 Oct 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 128
Views: 11908

Re: The Five Word Novel

niece was actually related to
by AHB
16:08 Mon 07 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Auction haul!
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Auction haul!

That is a really nice ready-made drinking cellar, for now and over the next couple of decades as the Ports mature. You've got an interesting and wide range of styles and ages.

Good job!
by AHB
08:43 Mon 07 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle

CPR 1 wrote:
19:07 Sat 05 Oct 2019
I can print placemats on Monday if someone can prepare them
Yes please. That would be very helpful.
by AHB
17:12 Fri 04 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: Monday 7th October - Bring a bottle

We certainly have space for one more. If both of you can make it then I am sure we can find a larger space on a Monday night.

But I have a confession to make - I have been so busy at work that I have neither pre-ordered food nor printed placemats. Please be prepared to cope!