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by benread
20:26 Wed 08 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1981 Warre LBV
Replies: 3
Views: 139

1981 Warre LBV

Drunk 7th November 2017. Utterly fabulous. I’d say this is my sweet spot for maturity. Still plenty of body and fruit but elegantly so. Just becoming possible to see through a glass. I’d speculate that on 10 years time AHB might find this to his style. I think perhaps a Warre LBV vertical might be a...
by benread
21:26 Sun 29 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 51
Views: 1716

Re: Thursday 2nd November - 1970

Please may I order truffle mac & cheese followed by gammon with black pudding.

Thank you.


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by benread
20:59 Wed 11 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cheese with port. Advice required
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Cheese with port. Advice required

I did suggest a Sussex charmer but it is also quite hard to get hold of. The aged Parmesan was very good though.


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by benread
20:20 Wed 11 Oct 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 19 Oct 2017; B&F; Mature V.P. or L.B.V., blind, ideally in decanters
Replies: 35
Views: 1103

Re: Thu 19 Oct 2017, B&F, Mature VP or LBV

Regrettably I am home alone next week.


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by benread
17:14 Fri 06 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cheese with port. Advice required
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Cheese with port. Advice required

A friend is buying the cheese for a dinner tomorrow. We have a bottle of Krohn 1967 ( supplied by Tony direct to my friend ).

What cheese would people recommend. Indulgences welcome!


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by benread
13:05 Thu 28 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 28th September - Port at the Boot & Flogger
Replies: 35
Views: 1588

Re: Thursday 28th September - Port at the Boot & Flogger

For the record my (blind) bottle was decanted at 11.45 and will shortly be at the B&F for tonight’s tasting.


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by benread
13:02 Thu 28 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2015 Vintage Port Tasting: Leverkusen, Germany, 03 November
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: 2015 Vintage Port Tasting: Leverkusen, Germany, 03 November

Sounds like a great event Axel. Regrettably my chances of a pass for that are very close to zero!


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by benread
08:30 Thu 28 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 2nd November - 1970
Replies: 51
Views: 1716

Re: Thursday 2nd November - 1970

Can I provisionally join you with a Noval ( need to confirm it is in the cellar!). Now to organise childcare!


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by benread
23:29 Sun 24 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: BBR port walk 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: BBR port walk 2017

AHB wrote:Is anyone interested in going for dinner somewhere close to Berry's after the Port Walk?
Yes.


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by benread
19:12 Sun 24 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 28th September - Port at the Boot & Flogger
Replies: 35
Views: 1588

Re: Thursday 28th September - Port at the Boot & Flogger

Julian. I have no ability to print at that size but I might be able to pick up from somewhere in the City if you can. I have a 2.30pm meeting but will be in town earlier and have options of arriving at Thameslink stations too. Ben


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by benread
07:34 Sat 23 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 28th September - Port at the Boot & Flogger
Replies: 35
Views: 1588

Re: Thursday 28th September - Anyone Free?

I may be able to swing this one. Consider me heavy pencil with a tbc early next week. Btw, I think you may have confused Cookie & RLC in the first post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro My attendance is now confirmed, assuming there is space at the table. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
by benread
07:33 Sat 23 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical
Replies: 150
Views: 10029

Re: Tue 10 Oct - A Gould Campbell vertical

Tony. If Reigate is any use to you I am going on 28 September and could Transport from here. PM me if that might help. Ben


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by benread
21:36 Wed 20 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1998 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 0
Views: 248

1998 Fonseca Guimaraens

A bottle that has been in my ‘cellar’ for 5 years or so. Always stored on its side. The cork was completely dried out. It disintegrated and the bottom 1/3 ended up in the bottle. The sediment was very leaf like. The port itself is good. Just beginning to show the slightest element of translucence. Y...
by benread
20:25 Wed 20 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 28th September - Port at the Boot & Flogger
Replies: 35
Views: 1588

Re: Thursday 28th September - Anyone Free?

I may be able to swing this one. Consider me heavy pencil with a tbc early next week. Btw, I think you may have confused Cookie & RLC in the first post.


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by benread
21:14 Mon 21 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Mon 21 Aug
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Mon 21 Aug

There is a + in a circle next to the reply box. Use that then the image icon appears.


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by benread
22:08 Sat 19 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Mon 21 Aug
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Mon 21 Aug

Would Wednesday or Thursday be an option?


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by benread
09:35 Sun 06 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A day of three surprises
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: A day of three surprises

I'm not sure how excited the first 2 surprises left you, but I suspect the 3rd was very gratifying!


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by benread
09:57 Fri 21 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's just not cricket
Replies: 2378
Views: 81723

Re: It's just not cricket

KP is a topic that always generates much debate. I'm not even sure you could refer to him as marmite as the views don't seem to be split 50/50 in a way that reference infers. That said, I still think he was good business for Surrey on a number of counts. Excuse the link, but this was my view when hi...
by benread
21:33 Thu 06 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's just not cricket
Replies: 2378
Views: 81723

Re: It's just not cricket

Only the second best score by a captain on his first day in the job I gather!


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by benread
12:46 Mon 26 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A cricket fixture
Replies: 49
Views: 3800

Re: A cricket fixture

As promised, my notes from my visit, as written up via my alter ego, BurntBails. https://www.burntbails.com/oporto-cricket-lawn-tennis-club/ What I didn't say in the article, but which has been said to me by the President, is that we would be very welcome to arrange a fixture if we so wished. That a...
by benread
09:33 Fri 23 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 59
Views: 5029

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Very sad to be leaving Porto this morning but I feel I have made some contribution to the recognition of 10 years of TPF. A big thank you to those who made it possible and who helped make my trip so memorable.


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by benread
19:28 Tue 20 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A cricket fixture
Replies: 49
Views: 3800

Re: A cricket fixture

I spent a lovely afternoon chatting with the President of OC<C this afternoon. It is a club with an interesting history and a few greats of the game have graced their facilities over the years. Thankfully I can confirm (should the idea ever be resurrected) that enjoyment is their primary objective...
by benread
16:36 Mon 19 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017
Replies: 59
Views: 5029

Re: The 10th Birthday, Tuesday 20 June 2017

A quick reminder to those coming to Portugal next week, please don't forget the dress codes are jacket and tie for Wednesday night, black tie (including tambuladeira for members of the Confraria) on Thursday and smart casual for dinner on Friday. With, for those who have, TPF cufflinks (of which th...
by benread
08:50 Thu 15 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Ferreira LBV
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: 2011 Ferreira LBV

What is the rating code you use Phil?


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by benread
06:30 Wed 24 May 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th May - ABV
Replies: 33
Views: 2480

Re: Wednesday 24th May - ABV

'For JDAW' and 'For AHB' decanted at 6.15 and returned to bottles with t-stoppers. All is good.

Printing also now done. Any further changes will have to be manually dealt with.