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by benread
10:16 Wed 13 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1051

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

LBV is my kind of theme! Please May I join you? Gives me an excuse to go to the cellar today!


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by benread
10:04 Wed 13 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)

Nice to hear from you Chris. Your tasting analogies are missed!


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by benread
23:33 Tue 22 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta de la Rosa LBV and Vintage Thursday July 8th
Replies: 18
Views: 1132

Re: Quinta de la Rosa LBV and Vintage Thursday July 8th

Yes please. I have come to realise I really like the house style


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by benread
09:29 Tue 22 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Exploding corks
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Exploding corks

By ‘exploding’ are you referring to the phenomenon where the cork refuses to move when attached with a spiral style ‘pull’ corkscrew and instead disintegrates into lots of dry tiny pieces? If so, I’ve previously assumed this was just an occasional annoyance and not some wider issue. I will pay more ...
by benread
10:39 Mon 21 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smoking Bishop & other Mulled Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Smoking Bishop & other Mulled Ports

My mum has just given me this recipe for Portuguese mulled port. I’m just not sure if I have a suitable bottle to make it with!

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by benread
11:25 Sun 20 Dec 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 186
Views: 51520

Re: The Five Word Novel

inner thigh. You’re probably wondering


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by benread
14:48 Fri 18 Dec 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 186
Views: 51520

Re: The Five Word Novel

arrived on my doorstep wearing


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by benread
19:28 Mon 14 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 3411

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

AHB wrote:And I’ll select my bottle!
I struggled. Mainly because so many bottles I want to share with people who will appreciate them. Not finish on my own. I’ve selected an old LBV of which I have multiple bottles.


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by benread
17:09 Mon 14 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 3411

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

You’ve just reminded me I need to prepare a bottle!


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by benread
18:32 Thu 10 Dec 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 186
Views: 51520

Re: The Five Word Novel

previously shut down for nefarious


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by benread
14:30 Thu 10 Dec 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 186
Views: 51520

Re: The Five Word Novel

to go to the local


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by benread
14:36 Tue 08 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smoking Bishop & other Mulled Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Smoking Bishop & other Mulled Ports

The big difference seems to be that mulled wine is generally made to be consumed immediately whereas ‘smoking bishop’ seems to be made and bottled for future consumption. Increasingly I enjoy a glass of mulled wine. It may simply be that the Jamie Oliver recipe I use really appeals to me. It involv...
by benread
15:02 Mon 07 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smoking Bishop & other Mulled Ports
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Smoking Bishop & other Mulled Ports

The big difference seems to be that mulled wine is generally made to be consumed immediately whereas ‘smoking bishop’ seems to be made and bottled for future consumption. Increasingly I enjoy a glass of mulled wine. It may simply be that the Jamie Oliver recipe I use really appeals to me. It involve...
by benread
14:08 Sun 06 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Churchill's Port Club
Replies: 18
Views: 1402

Re: Churchill's Port Club

Watch your spam folder for an email then log in and use the code you are sent. I got the email about 2-3 hours later I think. I suspect it is a manual process so don’t be surprised if it comes tomorrow! If you need to email them they are quite responsive. I emailed to check I had everything right an...
by benread
10:01 Sun 06 Dec 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 186
Views: 51520

Re: The Five Word Novel

(Perfect for the port aficionado)


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by benread
09:20 Sun 06 Dec 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 186
Views: 51520

Re: The Five Word Novel

With the Christmas season approaching


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by benread
15:28 Sat 05 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Churchill's Port Club
Replies: 18
Views: 1402

Re: Churchill's Port Club

JacobH wrote:
13:45 Sat 05 Dec 2020
I’ve done so too. I am sure there are cheaper ways of buying Port but I like Churchill; it seems good value; and I think we should encourage these sorts of things!
I enjoyed being able to gift a pack too - and my recipient was very pleased.
by benread
20:29 Fri 04 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Churchill's Port Club
Replies: 18
Views: 1402

Re: Churchill's Port Club

I took the plunge! The sign up process is a bit vague. Quick to take my money. No contact (so far) about the bonus bottles. Personally I discovered I really like the Churchill style at their lockdown tasting but found their bottles hard to find in the U.K. Buying from Portugal was certainly more exp...
by benread
14:01 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 11248

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

@ Alex - Would be really nice to get Johnny Graham out to play. The 2000 Churchill was absolutely gobsmacking when I had it early this year. I thought the QdlR was quite similar in style to Churchill’s. Both are houses I have tried properly for the first time and both I have enjoyed a lot. I think ...
by benread
13:58 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 3411

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - TBC

Sounds fun. I might try and find some thing a little special - unless you have a specific theme in mind?


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by benread
16:55 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 4585

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

I’ve talked my Mum into joining Nuala and I so I won’t be able to join you afterwards. We’ve got the TV lined up to watch the tasting from our dining table with a full spread of food as suggested by Tony. See you all at 7pm.


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by benread
21:11 Fri 30 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port in movies, dramas and tv series
Replies: 14
Views: 9123

Re: Port in movies, dramas and tv series

Watched over the weekend parts of the old TV series "All Creatures Great and Small". In S1 Ep3 sends Mrs Pumphrey a Fortnum&Masons hamper to James Herriot containing 3 bts of Grahams 1920 and 3bts of 80 year old brandy for improving her pudel Tricki Woo's health. In Germany the series was called "D...
by benread
16:58 Thu 29 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 11248

Re: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist

My options are a 20yo Tawny or the Extra Dry white. It will be the 20yo Tawny for me.
by benread
13:22 Thu 22 Oct 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Olive Oil
Replies: 24
Views: 12433

Re: Olive Oil

I've just been advised that the 2020 harvest of Noval olive oil is going to be shipped to the UK in the next month or two. If anyone would like any, please let me know. It's the same price as last year (£10 for a 50cl bottle). Depending on where you are and how quickly you need your oil I may be ab...
by benread
12:24 Thu 22 Oct 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 11248

Re: Interest in an online tasting with la Rosa?

Yes please. With enough notice we could order direct from them as an option too.


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