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by ajfeather
21:44 Tue 17 Nov 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Duty & VAT - to pay or not to pay, that is the question...
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: Duty & VAT - to pay or not to pay, that is the question.

I wonder if duty + VAT is rising with inflation my impression is this tax has been rising faster but I don't have the stats
by ajfeather
19:14 Wed 20 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Your first vintage port(s)
Replies: 26
Views: 4042

Re: Your first vintage port(s)

2000 Niepoort around 2005, hooked me on port
by ajfeather
14:09 Sun 06 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Churchill
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Re: 2003 Churchill

DRT wrote:This doesn't appear to have a good reputation...
Went for GBP199...can think of other things I'd rather buy near that point
by ajfeather
22:47 Wed 23 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vesuvio sales at Christies
Replies: 20
Views: 1567

Re: Vesuvio sales at Christies

Looking at my purchases I am not surprised 1995 was the most popular I picked a few of these cases up over the years at reasonable rates. A nice drop too!

Post 2000 Vesuvio is a lot rarer in the secondary market, I don't know if they are making less or it is selling 'quicker'?
by ajfeather
22:36 Mon 10 Dec 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: New to Port
Replies: 6
Views: 2113

Re: New to Port

What fun you will have. I am sure someone can give you a better answer than me on the subtleties you have queried :)

I would recommend getting a Taylors and Noval LBV and then comparing them, Taylors is on offer in some supermarkets right now and Noval might be too. Both are fun and accessible.
by ajfeather
17:23 Fri 28 Sep 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 160127

Re: Latest buy

Picked up a few bottles this week - only a handful were for me I want you to understand! Now we know "who ate all the pies" ! After that not much was left in the SE so I picked up some everyday ports, I had the opposite problem where a mis communication meant I ended up with slightly more than I pl...
by ajfeather
16:17 Mon 10 Sep 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Axel’s experiment
Replies: 21
Views: 3100

Re: Axel’s experiment

Thanks for sharing your results!
by ajfeather
11:27 Mon 09 Jul 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale at auction
Replies: 344
Views: 51621

Re: Port for sale at auction

AHB wrote:
g-man wrote: Did I read the link right on my phone? $300 for a Warre 1961 LBV ? Wow!
That appears to be where the bidding is set to 'open'. Wow indeed.
by ajfeather
15:07 Fri 09 Dec 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port from Sainsbury
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Port from Sainsbury

I bought 6 of the taste the difference and 6 of the GM
by ajfeather
22:26 Thu 04 Aug 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Qunta do Vale Dona Maria 1997
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Re: Qunta do Vale Dona Maria 1997

ACmole wrote:hey will be replacing said bottles with Niepoort 2000.
Not a bad drop :)
by ajfeather
20:26 Wed 13 Jul 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Guess the year
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: Guess the year

Total guess one of the years my kids were born, 2004 or 2007
by ajfeather
08:27 Sun 15 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2009 Vintage Port Declarations and Predictions
Replies: 65
Views: 16756

Re: 2009 Vintage Port Declarations and Predictions

g-man wrote:Maintain the running list:

Taylor 2009
Taylor VVV 2009
Fonseca 2009
Croft 2009
Skeffington 2009
Niepoort 2009
Quevedo 2009
Warres 2009
Vesuvio 2009
Dow Senhora de Riberia 2009
and
Quinta Vale D Maria 2009
by ajfeather
21:26 Fri 06 May 2011
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Taylor
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Taylor 1975

Just drinking an odd bottle of T75 I picked up cheaply whilst watching Monty discussing all things plant related (apologies if your outside the UK you may have no idea what I am talking about). It was an toss up between this and something destined for "Other Wines" a CWG J P Bredell South African nu...
by ajfeather
19:06 Fri 06 May 2011
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port ratings chart(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Re: Port ratings chart(s)

Afraid I cannot point you at a chart. I find the tasting notes in this site extremely useful to get a 'picture' of a port.
by ajfeather
22:38 Tue 30 Nov 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Travel shock, is it real and how long does it last?
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Travel shock, is it real and how long does it last?

Ignore me if I'm having a moment! Anyway I have an observation that younger ports appear to go through a travel shock period (or perhaps time is masking the development). Why? Well being impatient I try newly delivered ports and they miss my expectation, however after some time (say a year) I am sur...
by ajfeather
20:52 Sat 21 Aug 2010
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Quinta do Noval Silval
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: 2000 Quinta do Noval Silval VP

Had a little from another bottle that was much more settled. A nice drink, very rich fruit and the spirity edge has almost gone.
by ajfeather
10:04 Sun 21 Mar 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What is wrong with this picture...
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: What is wrong with this picture...

Whilst a noble jest to those who don't drink port you could get rid of the kettle and have more space for decanters?
by ajfeather
19:31 Tue 16 Mar 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Why?
Replies: 22
Views: 1571

Re: Why?

Don't know. Cause its open?
by ajfeather
20:43 Tue 05 Jan 2010
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A Port Timeline
Replies: 14
Views: 1657

Re: A Port Timeline

Wow excellent, the scrolling works beautifully on a MacBook :)
by ajfeather
22:49 Fri 25 Dec 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: BBC article on Port caught my eye
Replies: 25
Views: 2015

Re: BBC article on Port caught my eye

it becomes our duty to find people, indoctrinate them into port, and get them to our tastings. Got me thinking what would you do to "convert" people to port? My 5 cents, 3 different bottles it is positively fun to spot the differences and most people can pick the quality difference between say a ru...
by ajfeather
10:01 Mon 21 Dec 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: BBC article on Port caught my eye
Replies: 25
Views: 2015

Re: BBC article on Port caught my eye

uncle tom wrote: ..am I being unfair?

Tom
Not really it made me cringe and I am not interested in using tights muslin works just fine!
by ajfeather
13:47 Sun 20 Dec 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: BBC article on Port caught my eye
Replies: 25
Views: 2015

BBC article on Port caught my eye

I think I am OK posting the link (guess I will find out if not).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/f ... 420787.stm
by ajfeather
19:21 Sun 06 Dec 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Laying away Vintage Port for the next generation
Replies: 24
Views: 2651

Re: Laying away Vintage Port for the next generation

Like most it was not something by family did. I suspect I will leave some wine to someone and like Tom I see more point in it being someone who will enjoy it. I have several ports from the years my kids were born and will use them to introduce them to port when they hit 18, who knows they may enjoy ...
by ajfeather
20:54 Mon 30 Nov 2009
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Niepoort
Replies: 2
Views: 1344

Re: 2000 Niepoort Vintage Port

My fav of the Niepoorts I have had...a desert island port in the making.
by ajfeather
20:17 Wed 25 Nov 2009
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Which would you rather have?
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: Which would you rather have?

Tough one probably the VV too although the 1977 is a cracking bottle if you get a good one.