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by AHB
19:52 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 37
Views: 5458

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

jdaw1 wrote:
01:02 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Who is to print the sticky labels, TNs, vote recorders, etc?
I will do so on Monday
by AHB
19:50 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 55
Views: 3518

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

jdaw1 wrote:
01:01 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Who is to print the the placemats?
I can do so on Monday.
by AHB
19:43 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 9 Jan 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Is there any interest in a “bring a blind bottle” type of tasting on the 9th Jan? I have, what will be at that time, a former work colleague visiting London and would rather like to take him to the B&F for a proper Port tasting.
by AHB
19:37 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 15
Views: 164

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

If I could, please could I bring a guest?
by AHB
19:20 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1153
Views: 232626

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Waitrose have got some keen prices on some of their Port in the run up to Christmas — the Sandeman 2014 LBV for under £13 caught my eye.
by AHB
17:30 Sat 14 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 12 May 2020, Horizontal of 1992s, B&F
Replies: 15
Views: 164

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

Yes please. I’ll let you know what I have to offer, later.
by AHB
14:24 Thu 12 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Ideas for tastings
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Ideas for tastings

70 @ 50 - we can argue with those who are 50 next year how complete this should be
by AHB
18:47 Tue 10 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 37
Views: 5458

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

So we move on to Wolfgang - would you like the spare seat Wolfgang?
by AHB
14:08 Tue 10 Dec 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 1991 Horizontal, Mon 09 Dec 2019, at The B&F
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: 1991 Horizontal, Mon 09 Dec 2019, at The B&F

Thank you George for organizing the tasting and the theme. I enjoy opportunities to taste vintages in the way we did last night. I had a quick look through my cellar list this morning to see what, if any, 1991 Port I own. I am quite pleased to see I own 6 bottles of Dow, 1 of Graham, some Morgan, so...
by AHB
13:21 Tue 10 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 55
Views: 3518

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

I like relatively plain placemats.

Rich - can you take a look at the Christmas tasting thread. You have a seat, should you want it.
by AHB
21:15 Mon 09 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 35
Views: 14510

Re: The Standard Food Order

Please can I amend my standard food order to be sirloin steak with chips and beans.

No starter or dessert.
by AHB
17:23 Sun 08 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 55
Views: 3518

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

I confirm that I still plan to attend.
by AHB
17:03 Sun 08 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 37
Views: 5458

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

In addition, a number of Industry Guests have declined the chance to join us. That leaves a seat for Christopher, should he want it.
by AHB
17:02 Sun 08 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 37
Views: 5458

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

Ralph has failed to respond to the opportunity to attend the Christmas event in Newport, Essex.

Rich - you’re next up. Would you like the seat?
by AHB
13:41 Wed 04 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels

I love it! Judging by all the standards but one, it is clearly a fake.

The one standard which redeems it, is that it was properly and fairly priced for what it claims to be.
by AHB
13:40 Wed 04 Dec 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2067
Views: 305585

Re: Apostrophe crimes

Is this your new career? Driving the family tall truck?
by AHB
13:38 Wed 04 Dec 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 17
Views: 507

Re: A market for fakes?

Sadly, vintage Port has been faked for a great many years. Recently there has been a real flood of fakes coming out of Portugal through an auction house, mostly of very old or very high end Port. But people do fake Port, but people do also put their own labels on bottles which have lost or never had...
by AHB
20:03 Tue 03 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1991 Horizontal Tasting - Monday 9th December 2019 - B&F
Replies: 79
Views: 6175

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

Everything except the fact that the GC91 is currently residing in the B&F and so the decanting presents a challenge.

However, I shall attempt to find a solution.
by AHB
20:01 Tue 03 Dec 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk
Replies: 12
Views: 1631

Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

I was surprised by how much I liked both the 2015 and the 2004 la Rosa Porta.
by AHB
20:00 Tue 03 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels

Is there any chance of a photo of a label to accompany this wonderful description of a wine we are unlikely to taste?
by AHB
19:51 Tue 03 Dec 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port podcast goes live Dec 2
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Port podcast goes live Dec 2

Way to go Dia! And thank you for sharing for the news. I needed something to listen to on a flight I’m about to take, and you’ve just filled the gap - thank you.
by AHB
17:21 Thu 28 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The LBV dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: The LBV dilemma

I don't general buy Fonseca, Croft, Cockburn, Graham, Taylor, Dow or Warre (red label) LBVs to age. These may say "unfiltered" on the label, but that is not the same as saying "not cold stabilized and fined before bottling". But a decade or two of bottle age does these no harm and nicely rounds off ...
by AHB
11:57 Wed 27 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk
Replies: 12
Views: 1631

Re: Thurs 28th Nov Berry Bros Port Walk

I understand that tickets for Thursday (ie. tomorrow) are still available - or at least they were yesterday. The wines on show are: Quinta de la Rosa White Port (and tonic) Berry Brothers & Rudd Finest St James's Reserve Ruby Port by Quinta de la Rosa 2015 Berry Bros. & Rudd Late Bottled Vintage Por...
by AHB
11:29 Wed 20 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 37
Views: 5458

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

AHB wrote:
00:00 Thu 07 Nov 2019
Thanks for letting us know, Dia.

Next up is Ralph...
Ralph - please let me know by the end of this week if you would like the empty seat.