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by benread
07:21 Sun 12 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 59
Views: 4671

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

Food: Can I deviate from my standard order and have truffle mac & cheese, followed by gammon (with black pudding) please. Port: I'm sure Queen Victoria had many surprises for her people in her reign. So I have one for us! It is a bottle sold to me by Seckford as 'unknown port'. It might be Noval 196...
by benread
18:32 Sat 11 May 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th
Replies: 59
Views: 4671

Re: Thursday 23 May 2019: Victoria’s 200th

The planets in Reigate have just aligned for this date! Is there still a space available please?


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by benread
16:48 Thu 18 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's unfiltered lbv
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Warre's unfiltered lbv

If there's any interest in doing a double vertical, Luís Sottomayor gave me a set of bottles from the LBV masterclass he delivered at the BFT yesterday with the instruction to share them with the folks on The Port Forum. That would be interesting but we might need to do a limited comparison as to d...
by benread
22:10 Tue 16 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre's unfiltered lbv
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Warre's unfiltered lbv

Constandia wrote:Drunk and disorderly at the BFT decided we should plan a warre's LBV vertical because I just love them.
Me too! I have a reasonable selection of these. 1981, 1982 and 2003 certainly. At least a couple of others too.


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by benread
11:56 Fri 12 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 44
Views: 2708

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Might I be added to the reserve list please? I have one child away with school that week so logistics much easier!


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by benread
07:00 Sat 09 Mar 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Image format test
Replies: 15
Views: 1959

Re: Image format test

iPad mini using Tapatalk app. P. Second image not visible.


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by benread
13:01 Thu 07 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 9314

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

Done. Thank you for the Graham 70 - one of my favourite Ports 88) My birth year - I too seek eternal life! The bottle is in pretty good condition, has been stood up in preparation for its demise in a few weeks (but remains in the cellar) and will be decanted at an appropriate time ahead of consumpt...
by benread
22:06 Wed 06 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 9314

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

DRT - a few housekeeping matters from me: I hereby declare I will be bringing Graham 1970 My default food order no longer seems to be available. Please can I replace with: starter - goats cheese & beetroot salad; main - medium-rare rib-eye with a side order of onion rings. Treacle tart with clotted ...
by benread
19:49 Wed 20 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting
Replies: 77
Views: 9314

Re: Tuesday 26th March 2019: DRT's Annual Elixir Tasting

I’ve no idea how I will negotiate permission but seems like the perfect night for a 70 VP from my perspective! Count me in.


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by benread
18:33 Thu 07 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 2662

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

Phil. I love the theme. But it is half-term for us that week so I suspect my chances are very limited. Can I be first on the reserve list with a view to trying to arrange participation nearer the event if logistics allow?

Ben
by benread
13:13 Sat 12 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 32738

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

I’ll be 81 then and hopefully drinking through my cellar before the kids empty it! Yes still keen.


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by benread
21:38 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 124
Views: 38442

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

The Mercure Hotel at Box Hill, Burford Bridge has the following to offer... Cockburn's Fine Ruby - £4.95/70ml, £35 per bottle Graham's LBV 2012 - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle Graham's 10yr Tawny - £6.95/70ml, £55 per bottle A hotel with an old fashioned outdoor pool. 5 miles down the road from me! An...
by benread
18:13 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thursday 18th Oct - Emergency
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: Thursday 18th Oct - Emergency

Could it be Tuesday 23rd? Or Wednesday 24th? I’m home alone for a few nights during half term!


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by benread
16:31 Sun 23 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 39229

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Food order looks good to me. Thank you.


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by benread
21:22 Mon 17 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 39229

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I have created a default food order. But please may I have a JDAW Style Welsh rarebit to start in place of the truffle mac & cheese. Gammon main.

Thank you.


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by benread
13:06 Sun 16 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 21
Views: 7581

Re: The Standard Food Order

With attendance at a tasting now impending again, here is my default preference:

Starter: Truffle Mac & Cheese
Main: Gammon, egg, chips & black pudding

Note: this is from the menu B&F still describe as Spring (in September...)
by benread
12:58 Sun 16 Sep 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 39229

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

DRT wrote:Ben Read (BMHR) has now confirmed he will be taking vacant seat. :-)
Very much looking forward to this. 10th anniversary of me becoming part of TPF and meeting so many equally besotted port drinkers! At least I know who DRT is now when sending him cash!


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by benread
06:18 Sun 15 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 39229

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I now have enough data to suggest that the cost will be in the region of £240 per person, excluding food. I will confirm the actual cost to each person as soon as possible. I don’t have the details to hand but my immediate reaction suggests little ‘inflation’ since 2008. I haven’t compared the line...
by benread
15:48 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 26
Views: 6500

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

I have a few 1970. Some in greater quantities than others. And I’m free that day, if there is space!


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by benread
21:00 Wed 11 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Tasting
Replies: 6
Views: 2001

Tasting

I’ve recently decided to formalise my wine education a little. I started a WSET level 2 course this week. It has caused me to think a little about the focus when appraising a wine. I’m interested to know what others think. Historically I have spent a lot of time wondering whether the aromas I smell ...
by benread
07:29 Sat 07 Apr 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 25742

Re: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding

Regrettably I am no longer able to make this. I do hope my citizenship will not be questioned for such a treasonous act!


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by benread
18:09 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 23
Views: 2943

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Thank you Phil.


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by benread
16:09 Fri 06 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Crusted Port Wine Malvedos 1958 in Magnum format
Replies: 10
Views: 2613

Re: Crusted Port Wine Malvedos 1958 in Magnum format

Wolfgang, I’m not sure what you paid for it but I wonder if a bottle like this would be worth the trouble of faking? Or has the scrutiny of more valuable wines pushed fakers into new markets? I don’t know the answer to either question but if you choose to open it with TPF friends I’d love to be ther...
by benread
16:20 Thu 05 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 23
Views: 2943

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Alex. Rather belatedly, do you have 3 bottles you can spare still? Thank you. Ben


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by benread
00:29 Mon 12 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 39229

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Could you pop me on the wait list please. 10 years ago I sent some bloke I had never met £200 to attend this. Thankfully DRT was to be trusted!


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