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by DRT
17:25 Fri 22 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Buying LBV
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Buying LBV

{speechless-emoticon}

:shock:
by DRT
17:23 Fri 22 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lbv vs vintage
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Lbv vs vintage

Vintage Port is made from the very best wines available to the producer and is intended for long-term ageing so is priced to suit a customer base that is looking for a long term investment and can therefore attract a higher cost. LBV is normally made from the next tier down in quality and normally i...
by DRT
22:58 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: The Standard Food Order

Starter: Starter portion of Scallops, prawns and bacon with Chilli — no need to include the salad
Main: Medium-rare Rib-eye steak with skinny fries
Dessert: None
by DRT
21:20 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Valuation Question
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Valuation Question

You should change your username to "LuckyChris5317" :D That bottle would sell for between £500 and £1000 from a reputable wine merchant and at the lower end of that range at auction or a private sale. It also happens to be fabulous Port provided it has been stored properly. The fabulousness cannot b...
by DRT
23:46 Wed 06 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 22
Views: 642

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

Yes please.

I have Croft, Dalva, Graham, Fonseca and Warre.
by DRT
08:48 Sun 03 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Germany, 12 points
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Germany, 12 points

Congratulations, Axel!

This is good inspiration for you to produce an English translation... :wink:
by DRT
18:25 Wed 30 May 2018
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time for a TN sort?
Replies: 417
Views: 72439

Re: Time for a TN sort?

DRT wrote:
17:01 Sat 06 Jan 2018
AHB wrote:
10:07 Fri 05 Jan 2018
I'm pleased to report that I have finished posting all my tasting notes from 2017!
Excellent. I will update the index shortly.
The new definition of "shortly" is "within 5 months from today" :roll:

Now updated.

696 new TNs have been added since the last update.
by DRT
16:50 Wed 30 May 2018
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Privacy Statement
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Privacy Statement

Use of Personal Data on ThePortForum.com As a registered user you will have been asked to provide certain items of personal data. Your password is stored in a secure manner using the default phpBB security features and is known only to you. Your email and IP address will be visible only to the admi...
by DRT
16:44 Wed 30 May 2018
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Upgrade of Forum Software
Replies: 141
Views: 18487

Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

The forum software and database were upgraded to the latest versions this afternoon. Apologies for the extended period of down-time due to a few issues arising during the upgrade.

Everything seems to be working but please report any issues in this thread.
by DRT
09:25 Wed 30 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 5674

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

jdaw1 wrote:
21:08 Tue 29 May 2018
New policy for future events. I will post that people are getting a copy of a recent order, and if different might be wanted, it will be their responsibility to check and request.
A very sensible policy.
by DRT
08:49 Fri 25 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 5674

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

jdaw1 wrote:
22:26 Wed 23 May 2018
Draft of the food order.
Please copy my food order from the Royal Wedding Tasting and make it a default for future tastings that I attend. Thanks.
by DRT
17:53 Fri 18 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 42
Views: 2907

Re: 2016 Declarations

Given eurozone inflation and changes in the exchange rate (taking the change in sterling to USD to reflect a global price outlook) one might expect a release price increase for the '16s of around 15% over the 2011s. First indications however are suggesting that release prices are being hiked by a w...
by DRT
09:23 Fri 18 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Selo under/over capsule
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Selo under/over capsule

The bottles with the selo under the capsule will have been shipped soon after release. Those with the selo over the top will have been shipped from Oporto many years later. The selo is normally applied immediately before shipping. I don't think they will have been re-corked otherwise the selo could ...
by DRT
23:27 Thu 17 May 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation / sale advice for 25 bottles of Port (London, UK)
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Valuation / sale advice for 25 bottles of Port (London, UK)

Your 1970 and 1977 bottles are excellent. The others are less desirable. As you are near the City perhaps you should contact a wine merchant such as Uncorked or Hedonism and ask if they want to make you an offer? You can get an idea of value by looking at www.winesearcher.com - the prices shown ther...
by DRT
23:20 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 6725

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

jdaw1 wrote:
18:39 Sun 13 May 2018
I accept your kind offer and will deliver my magnum to the B&F for you to decant.
Will do.
AHB wrote:
20:14 Sun 13 May 2018
sometime between 17.00 and 17.30?
I will be at the B&F decanting. Please text or call when you are close and I will meet you there.
jdaw1 wrote:
22:35 Sun 13 May 2018
Some of my Monday will be taken by a small operation
Good luck.
by DRT
18:33 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 5674

Re: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.

Excellent. My bottle with three 8's in the vintage is already at the B&F along with a modest but very drinkable back-up.
by DRT
18:30 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 6725

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

jdaw1 wrote:
21:33 Fri 11 May 2018
1970 Fonseca (DRT)
My Fonseca 1970 is already at the B&F. I plan to be there at some point in the afternoon to decant it. Are there other bottles at the B&F that I should also decant?
by DRT
18:28 Sun 13 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 6725

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

AHB wrote:
18:12 Sun 13 May 2018
I note that Berry Brothers are running a pop up bar in Flat Iron Square on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th May, 17.00-23.30.

I plan to call in on my way to the B&F to see what they might have. Anyone care to join me?
It would seem rude not to. What time?
by DRT
22:12 Wed 09 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 6725

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

jdaw1 wrote:
14:16 Wed 09 May 2018
A reply has been received from Kensington Palace. For reasons that arenʼt obvious, it is labelled “Private and Confidential”, so shouldnʼt be posted here. It will be brought to the tasting.
It is understandable that Harry would want to keep the venue of his stag night a secret.
by DRT
21:41 Wed 09 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 5th June - Vintage with an '8' theme.
Replies: 115
Views: 5674

Re: Place holder for June 6/7th Vintage with an '8' theme.

DRT wrote:
12:00 Fri 09 Mar 2018
Sorry chaps - I am having my second knee operation on 21 May so will still be immobile and, more significantly, in an alcohol-free state when this tasting happens.
My knee operation has been delayed due to my current employment status.

Am I still in or on a wait list?
by DRT
23:29 Fri 04 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 6725

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

Oh dear {sackcloth-and-ashes}
by DRT
14:55 Fri 04 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 6725

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

DRT wrote:
09:23 Wed 02 May 2018
jdaw1 wrote:
22:38 Tue 20 Mar 2018
Mr. Derek R. Turnbull: what will you bring?
Cockburn 1977
Someone call the police!!

My Cockburn 1977 has been stollen from the wine fridge! :roll:

Would a Fonseca 1970 be a welcome replacement?
by DRT
09:23 Wed 02 May 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tuesday 15th May 2018, for the Royal Wedding
Replies: 110
Views: 6725

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

jdaw1 wrote:
22:38 Tue 20 Mar 2018
Mr. Derek R. Turnbull: what will you bring?
Cockburn 1977

Food: Same as 1963 tasting.
by DRT
08:24 Fri 20 Apr 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage Port by retailer in London
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: Vintage Port by retailer in London

Berry Bro.s surely? https://www.bbr.com/about/shops If you visit BBR you should also visit Fortnam & Mason, which is just a 5-10 minute walk from BBR. You could also try Hedonism in Mayfair, also close to BBR, who have an extensive Port list: https://hedonism.co.uk/wines/fortified-wines/?winetype=F...