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by AHB
20:28 Thu 16 Nov 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 278958

Re: One quiz at a time

Well I wouldn't have guessed that!
by AHB
21:05 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Coravin

Glenn E. wrote:
21:01 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Ahh... ninja'd by AHB. :-)
:wink:

You have much more experience with tawny port than me, nice to know I am learning from the master!
by AHB
21:01 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash
Replies: 18
Views: 1303

Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

WS1 wrote:
18:40 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Can you please add a friend of mine to the reserve list. His initials are WG.
Done
by AHB
21:00 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - A Cálem (mini-)vertical
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: (28 or 29) Nov 2017 - TBD

I'm unlikely to be available on either evening, but there is a very small possibility that I would be available on the 29th.
by AHB
20:59 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: 1970 Graham

Peanutcoxy wrote:
23:24 Sat 11 Nov 2017
I’m in Gloucester, so I think we are blessed with some good stuff down here
You are spoiled for choice!
by AHB
20:58 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Coravin

Art, The good news is that unless you are a very, very slow drinker you don't need to worry. Tawny ports are aged in barrels, which means they are exposed to oxygen as they age. This means that they do not deteriorate very quickly when opened and, in fact, are meant to be opened and drunk fairly soo...
by AHB
20:51 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: I dont know anything about port and would like some help
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: I dont know anything about port and would like some help

With some photos of the bottles we will absolutely be able to help you.
by AHB
05:57 Tue 14 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)
Replies: 75
Views: 4826

Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

The only day that week which I can make is the 30th. If the date changes, I will have to drop out.
by AHB
17:39 Sun 12 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's First Flight 2003
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Not in T2 this afternoon. Only the usual overpriced offers.
by AHB
23:05 Sat 11 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)
Replies: 75
Views: 4826

Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

With the absence of the Gandys, we have lost two-thirds of those of the intended attendees who were at the first use of the placemat software, fifteen years ago. {Expletives!} {Expletives!} {Expletives!} I now recall what happened. When this tasting was created the attempt to book a room was reject...
by AHB
23:01 Sat 11 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: 1970 Graham

With mature port I prefer hard white cheeses like Cheddar or Comte. I also really enjoy Jarlsberg, Gouda, Parmesan or emmental with mature port like Graham 1970. Depending on where you are in the country, we might be able to offer some much more local choices of white cheese. Where I live, St Bartho...
by AHB
22:55 Sat 11 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What have you got open this weekend?
Replies: 74
Views: 5647

Re: What have you got open this weekend?

I'm drinking a half bottle of Smith Woodhouse 1983 tonight, before I make yet another trip from Heathrow tomorrow.
by AHB
22:49 Sat 11 Nov 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Upgrade of Forum Software
Replies: 139
Views: 13091

Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Now I'm logged in and have used both MSIE and Firefox and see this.
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by AHB
13:54 Fri 10 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)
Replies: 75
Views: 4826

Re: Thu 30 Nov 2017, Sandemans and 1970s (for the Placemat Software’s 15th anniversary)

Best bet would be to try other Davy's branches where we might be known. Alternatives include: A table in the open area at the B&F - not ideal but perfectly acceptable. We could try for a table at one of the branches of Hawksmoor , although we'd have to pay corkage unless we moved to a Monday night. ...
by AHB
13:32 Fri 10 Nov 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Upgrade of Forum Software
Replies: 139
Views: 13091

Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

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by AHB
21:12 Mon 06 Nov 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Upgrade of Forum Software
Replies: 139
Views: 13091

Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Is there a reason we have the TPF logo showing three times in the top left corner of the screen? I can't imagine this is related to the software upgrade, but I don't recall having seen in triplicate before.

Or have I just had too much port?
by AHB
22:37 Sun 05 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Delaforce
Replies: 0
Views: 121

1977 Delaforce

Base of neck fill. A lovely brick red colour, glwoing in its purity, 50% opaque. Dusty bruised raspberries on the nose, sweet and with a delicious peppercorn spicing things up. The spice comes through on the palate, which is sweet yet with enough acidity to keep the sweetness in check. A lovely thic...
by AHB
22:35 Sun 05 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Warre
Replies: 0
Views: 73

1970 Warre

A bottle with an extruded cork and a mid shoulder fill. Copper-bronze colour, clean and glowing; 50% opaque. Dusty candied cherries on the nose, smelling delicious. Smooth and light entry, full of flavour with sage spiciness mixed into maraschino cherry. Lots of flavours on the palate, full of devel...
by AHB
22:33 Sun 05 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Offley Boa Vista
Replies: 0
Views: 71

2000 Offley Boa Vista

By the glass from the Boot & Flogger. Deep red, quite youthful with an opaque centre. Slight stink on the nose with quite a lot of alcohol showing. On the palate the stink shows through as a dirty tone to the fruit. Very hot and peppery on the palate with modest tannins providing some dry grip. Bitt...
by AHB
22:30 Sun 05 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Warre Colheita
Replies: 0
Views: 67

2000 Warre Colheita

Tasted at the BA galleries lounge in Heathrow, Terminal 3 (along with a bottle of Graham Six Grapes). Bottled 2017 and no more than 6 days old since it wasn't in the lounge on my previous visit. A deep mahogany in colour, 50% opaque. An attractive smell of ripe melon and dried tropical fruits. Nicel...
by AHB
22:29 Sun 05 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham Six Grapes
Replies: 0
Views: 78

NV Graham Six Grapes

Tasted in the BA Galleries Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 (along with the Warre 2000 colheita). No more than 6 days old since this bottle was not in the lounge when I last visited. Deep red with a purple tone, opaque in the centre. Fresh blackcurrants and blackberries on the nose. Gentle texture on t...
by AHB
22:28 Sun 05 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Taylor LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 73

2011 Taylor LBV

From a bottle in the BA Galleries Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3. Deep ruby colour, 90% opaque. Harsh cherry nose, smelling sour and acidic. Acidity leads the entry with sour cherries dominating the fruit. Some pleasant sweet lavender on the late palate with faint tannins supporting everything. It gr...
by AHB
22:26 Sun 05 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2002 Taylor Vargellas
Replies: 0
Views: 73

2002 Taylor Vargellas

Attractive mid-red colour, just picking up tones of brick; 50% opaque. Sous bois and brambles on the nose, sweet and fruity yet also a bit earthy. Earthy and slightly woody entry, the fruit is restrained at first with active tannins and sharp acidity. The fruit appears late but is overwhelmed by the...
by AHB
22:18 Sun 05 Nov 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2011 Allesverloren Cape Vintage
Replies: 0
Views: 101

2011 Allesverloren Cape Vintage

A bottle bought from the bar at Bakubung. Sealed with a T-stopper, decanted completely cleanly with no sediment at all. Made from 6 Portuguese Port grape varieties and matured in large oak vats for 20 months. Glowing ruby red colour, 80% opaque. Attractive smell of red cherries and a nice earthy vio...
by AHB
22:16 Sun 05 Nov 2017
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: NV Muratie Cape Ruby
Replies: 0
Views: 63

NV Muratie Cape Ruby

Muratie Cape Ruby NV, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Available by the glass (or bottle) from the bar at Bakubung. Poured from an opened bottle that had sat on the shelf for an unknown time. Dark brown with a hint of dark red and a narrow rim, otherwise entirely opaque. From the appearance it looks as t...