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by AHB
22:51 Fri 16 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Monday 16th September - Hawsmoor Air Street
Replies: 2
Views: 100

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: 107

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: 210

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: 100

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: 151

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: 151

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: 74

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: 435

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: 142

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: 967

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: 87665

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: 20
Views: 2633

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: 967

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: 10157

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: 87665

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: 11055

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: 967

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: 289379

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: 11055

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: 11055

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.
by AHB
12:45 Wed 31 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham Blend No.5 White Port
Replies: 0
Views: 394

NV Graham Blend No.5 White Port

I tasted this at the London Launch Party for Graham Blend No.5 White Port, a parcel this vintage of only 6,000 bottles fermented and stored in stainless steel to preserve flavour and freshness. On its own this is a fruity and flavoursome White Port with lots of fruit flavours - gooseberry and grapef...
by AHB
12:43 Wed 31 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham Blend No. 5 White Port
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Graham Blend No. 5 White Port

I tasted this at the London Launch Party for Graham Blend No.5 White Port, a parcel this vintage of only 6,000 bottles fermented and stored in stainless steel to preserve flavour and freshness. On it's own this is a fruity and flavoursome White Port with lots of fruit flavours - gooseberry and grape...
by AHB
19:22 Tue 30 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham Blend No. 5 White Port
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Graham Blend No. 5 White Port

Today sees the London launch party for Graham’s Blend No. 5 white Port. While primarily aimed at the on trade it is also available through a small number of retailers, including Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason and the Whisky Exchange. It’s made to blend - whether with tonic or as part of a cocktail ...
by AHB
14:30 Mon 29 Jul 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash
Replies: 12
Views: 2080

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

Unfortunately the Cricketer's Arms in Rickling Green has closed at short notice due to "unforeseen circumstances". For reasons I'm happy to explain face to face I really don't want to stay at the Saffron Hotel so I have booked myself into Buriton House B&B, which is just next to Newport railway stat...