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by Axel P
17:29 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: There is no other place on earth, where you can taste these together...
Replies: 1
Views: 60

There is no other place on earth, where you can taste these together...

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... with some other 60 Vintage Ports from 2017 here:
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by Axel P
14:58 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 27
Views: 596

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec

Why would I be on the reserve list?
by Axel P
18:21 Tue 15 Oct 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Informal pre-Christmas tasting - 17th Dec
Replies: 27
Views: 596

Re: Informal pre-Christmas tasting

I would like this, too, but can we also have something nice afterwards (1 or 2 glasses...)

Count me in.

Axel
by Axel P
11:15 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 03 Leading to the Douro-Boy Auction (served by the Douro Girls)
Replies: 1
Views: 165

03 Leading to the Douro-Boy Auction (served by the Douro Girls)

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Fantastically organised by Dorli Muhr and her team at
https://www.wine-partners.at/
by Axel P
11:06 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 02 A fantastic week with the Douro boys...
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02 A fantastic week with the Douro boys...

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by Axel P
10:59 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 01 A fantastic week with the Douro Boys...
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01 A fantastic week with the Douro Boys...

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by Axel P
10:00 Fri 20 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Its a Stone Terrace day
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Its a Stone Terrace day

It can be easy and rewarding to organise "Full verticals". As there are only 4 years of Stone Terraces so far, it will be fantastic to see them side by side today and next week on location in the Douro: ST Labels.jpg I never had a vertical before, where I rated all Ports with at least 19/20... More ...
by Axel P
07:39 Mon 19 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017

Otherwise you can bid via phone or fax and they send you over to anywhere in the world.
by Axel P
18:23 Thu 15 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)
Replies: 20
Views: 2372

Re: What was the last bottle of VP you opened, and when did you open it? (VP in the summer?)

Today a bottle of Warre 1963. I have bought some 50 bottles in France and wanted to check the quality.

FANTASTIC.

When I open VP in Summertime, I always keep the bottle on ice or in the fridge.

A good start before leaving to the Champagne tomorrow.

Best

Axel
by Axel P
16:21 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017

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Auction at the Six-Sense Hotel on 10 October.

Catalogue online:

https://wine-partners.us10.list-manage. ... c5fa980c76

Hope to see you all there.

Axel
by Axel P
10:58 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical
Replies: 35
Views: 4093

Re: Thur 21st November 2019 - Rebello Valente vertical

Re-confirming. No bottles available from my cellar. That stuff was kept on the island.
by Axel P
10:43 Tue 13 Aug 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 30
Views: 12074

Re: The Standard Food Order

Starter: goats' cheese salad.

Medium-rare rib-eye steak
+ Peppercorn sauce
+ Green beans with shallots
+ Chips, either fat or skinny, but not triple-cooked
by Axel P
12:25 Mon 10 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 2769

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

I look forward to your next attempt to convince us that 2015 was a general declaration 88) I am already convinced which is absolutely satisfactory for me. Btw I challenge you that 2015 in general produced better Vintage Ports than 2016! Please ask this question next time you are in the Douro and yo...
by Axel P
13:17 Sun 09 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 16651

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

Are we really on 9x1994s with 12 Persons to join?
by Axel P
13:14 Sun 09 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 2769

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

I think it is very difficult to reconcile that traditional practice with today's population of Port producers as 80% of them are single quintas so are likely to produce a VP in almost every year. We are therefore left with a small group of companies who make a different wine in great years to deter...
by Axel P
18:21 Sat 08 Jun 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 16651

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

I would also be in favour to have all main players there and adopt if necessary.

Axel
by Axel P
13:14 Sat 08 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 2769

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

Fantastic research. Well done.

Now you could argue "the great Port houses". I would challenge at least Ramos Pinto to be a great Port house, too.

Let us keep discussing...
by Axel P
10:30 Sat 08 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 2769

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

My understanding is that the IVDP does now "declare" a vintage, and that 2015 was not declared. Hi Glenn, thanks for your input. How would the IVDP communicate this? Did you ever see any statements or else? I think there is a lot of "I believe" in the market when it comes down to a "General Declara...
by Axel P
08:35 Fri 07 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 2769

Third time is the charm - History in the making

For the first time in the history of Port we have three consecutive General declarations with the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. Which brings me to the definition of the term "General Declaration" that everyone likes to use quite frequently. There is none! And (maybe because) it was not necessary to hav...
by Axel P
10:44 Mon 27 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 987

Douro Boys Cuvee Vintage Port 2017

Dont spend all your money on the "regular" Ports. The Douro Boys are bottling Vintage Port again for the second time after 2011. Only Magnums, fantastic qualities and most probably not cheaper than the other big brands... Label Douro Boys Vintage Port 2011.jpg They will also (for the third time) wil...
by Axel P
09:56 Mon 27 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 29
Views: 6956

Re: 2017 Declarations

At ProWein, George was very uncertain of how it ended, but I believe it was for Quality:

http://worldofport.de/Video/2017.html
by Axel P
13:59 Mon 20 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 29
Views: 6956

Re: 2017 Declarations

Sogrape only with 2 Single Quintas...
For the first time ever in a general declared year. (?).