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by Alex Bridgeman
20:20 Wed 14 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 31
Views: 1496

Re: 2019 Declarations

I like the idea of being able to buy a “tasting case”, especially if it’s relatively easy to add to the case contents - with a bottle of Vesuvio 1989, for example.

Anything which makes life easier for enthusiasts like us is a great idea.
by Alex Bridgeman
19:54 Tue 13 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 92
Views: 10907

Re: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

To help the Churchill team prepare for their call with us, please post here what you intend to open for the tasting.
by Alex Bridgeman
19:47 Tue 13 Apr 2021
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Porto
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Hello from Porto

Hi Paul, Can I offer a recommendation for your continuing Port education? LaDo wines is a small wine shop / wine bar set up by a group of 5 or 6 smaller producers. Most of their wines are available at the shop by the glass or bottle. If you go there on a day when Maria is looking after the shop, she...
by Alex Bridgeman
19:39 Tue 13 Apr 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 198
Views: 63538

Re: The Five Word Novel

rare and exquisite antique French
by Alex Bridgeman
22:59 Thu 08 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Port Club Tasting - 15th April
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Port Club Tasting - 15th April

I’ll ask Jamie if we can effectively roll the Churchill Club tasting into our TPF tasting.
by Alex Bridgeman
18:00 Wed 07 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 21st birthday port — 2018 and 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: 21st birthday port — 2018 and 2019

Hello John, I echo Jacob’s advice on your selection of Porta from 2019 — be patient for a month or two more and you may well have a wider choice. I also beg to offer a different view from your experience of a major Port house’s effort being unable to be ready at age 21 and still developing in its 30...
by Alex Bridgeman
18:42 Tue 06 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 92
Views: 10907

Re: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

The date of Wednesday 28th April has been suggested as the replacement for our postponed meeting in February.

Any strong objections?
by Alex Bridgeman
07:57 Sat 03 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022
Replies: 37
Views: 1958

Re: Poças, Tue 26 April 2022

I can confirm that Poças Junior and Poças wines come from the same producer. Poças is simply the modern choice of brand; Poças Junior having been retired a few years ago.
by Alex Bridgeman
20:22 Sat 20 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 5291

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Not already offered by others, I have the following:
  • Martinez
  • Paxton & Whitfield own label
I'd like to see the Martinez included, perhaps instead of the Passadouro?
by Alex Bridgeman
20:01 Sat 20 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1871 Cabral Port
Replies: 19
Views: 1801

Re: 1871 Cabral Port

I notice there are also 4 lots of 11/12 bottles of Cabral 40YO Tawny in the sale which look, to my inexpert eye, as though they were bottled in the 1960s. I don't intend to bid for any of these lots, but if someone buys one of the dozens and would like to share the lot with others, I would be inter...
by Alex Bridgeman
21:27 Thu 18 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 5291

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Justin says "yes please" but he's blocked from accessing TPF.
by Alex Bridgeman
21:25 Thu 18 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 5291

Re: 1994s, Tue 16 Nov 2021

Yes please.
by Alex Bridgeman
16:17 Tue 16 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 16 Mar 2021 - Churchill Port Club meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Tue 16 Mar 2021 - Churchill Port Club meeting

Tonight at 6pm there is a live Zoom conversation / tasting with the team behind the Port Club where they are taking club members through the contents of the first Port pack.

Are we interested in a follow-up session after the official Port Club chat?
by Alex Bridgeman
15:48 Tue 16 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)
Replies: 53
Views: 19732

Re: Warre's Sesquarcentennial Tasting - Weds 6th Oct 2021 (tbc)

I reconfirm. Can I suggest that we adopt the approach taken for the Croft Vertical held in Boston on 8th February 2008 ? For that tasting each person was asked to contribute one "old" bottle and one "young" bottle (of at least 21 years of age), each in good condition with good colour, high fill and ...
by Alex Bridgeman
10:27 Mon 08 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP
Replies: 38
Views: 5597

Re: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP

Justin K wrote:
00:18 Mon 08 Mar 2021
I wish I could work out how to use quotation boxes!
You did it right, just missed out the opening square bracket when closing the quote, as in you used "/quote]" instead of "[/quote]".

I've corrected it for you, using my admin powers.
by Alex Bridgeman
10:17 Mon 08 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1871 Cabral Port
Replies: 19
Views: 1801

Re: 1871 Cabral Port

I notice there are also 4 lots of 11/12 bottles of Cabral 40YO Tawny in the sale which look, to my inexpert eye, as though they were bottled in the 1960s. I don't intend to bid for any of these lots, but if someone buys one of the dozens and would like to share the lot with others, I would be intere...
by Alex Bridgeman
23:09 Fri 05 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1294
Views: 405145

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Justin K wrote:
22:29 Fri 05 Mar 2021
Asda have the Graham’s LBV on at £9.00 but don’t worry about me as I can’t travel to NI....bolloc*s😂
Surely you have potential customers who are planning their reopening in April. It must be essential for you to travel and visit them to be part of their plans?
by Alex Bridgeman
23:08 Fri 05 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1871 Cabral Port
Replies: 19
Views: 1801

Re: 1871 Cabral Port

I don’t know much about this Port, other than the fact that there is plenty of it around. I’ve had it a couple of times and it’s very nice, but not in the same class as Scion or the Krohn / Taylor 1863 or the Mourão 100 year old.
by Alex Bridgeman
13:04 Wed 03 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1621
Views: 411513

Re: Latest buy

Alex is that the reason she opened the T70 yesterday afternoon? It might be very wise to take the hint and get yourself down to Morrison’s fast and pick up a few dozen! To my great surprise, what I thought was two glasses of Taylor 1970 being carried by Mrs B turned out to be one of T70 (which she ...
by Alex Bridgeman
13:03 Wed 03 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Old bottle VAT 22 port
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Old bottle VAT 22 port

Although the name rings a very vague bell, I don't recall any details on this Port. From the appearance I would guess that this is a ruby Port, probably the equivalent today of a Ruby Reserve. If I had to make a guess, I'd guess probably made from grapes grown in the Baixo Corgo sub-region. I don't ...