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by Axel P
12:29 Fri 01 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: André Ribeirinho 100 Best Portuguese Wines
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: André Ribeirinho 100 Best Portuguese Wines

I do know Andre very well. He is a great guy and a fantastic promoter for Portuguese wines.

However we should have invited him more to Portforum tastings as this would have changed his list quite a bit, I blieve.

Happy new year to all
by Axel P
19:00 Thu 31 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1627

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

WS1 wrote:
13:37 Tue 29 Dec 2020
Anyway happy to be back in England for tonight's tasting as my German WLAN would have not been able to cope as still the old telephone line from ~80 years ago
but this is because your house is 80 years old and you have spent all your money on Port :-)

Guten Rutsch
by Axel P
18:51 Thu 31 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The terrible year 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: The terrible year 2020

Dear Sten, Stefan and Jorgen. Wow, this is a great achievement. I have managed to drink something from 1970 every week and had a champagne sunday every second week, where we had many surprises (just between 4 persons and 2 bottles of champange every time - at least vintage champange). The best thing...
by Axel P
11:26 Wed 23 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1627

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

I also try to join...
by Axel P
12:08 Wed 16 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 3353

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Thanks, everyone. My first link actually got me to teams. Thats why it took me some time to figure out the correct link, but Alex was very helpful as usual. You can see the "Portbeer" here. The one in the middle is actually a blend of German Hefeweizen and Martha's Ruby Port, whereas the two others ...
by Axel P
20:13 Tue 15 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 3353

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Unfortunately I am too silly to join. Teams is working good in GER, but the link does not. Wish you all a great christmas.

Axel
by Axel P
20:40 Mon 07 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 3353

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Yes, please. Much looking foward to seeing you there...
by Axel P
20:38 Mon 07 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3572

Re: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

Hi Guys, could the participants of this tasting with some experience of the wines tell me how the 85 and 70 were from the smaller bottles?

Thanks in advance
Axel
by Axel P
13:16 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 11128

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

I’d also be interested to hear from someone who is responsible for a more tawny-centric house. Like the chaps who are running Quinta do Mourão but I don’t think I’ve met any of them. I am currently in line organising something with them. If successful, I will certainly let you know. All best Axel
by Axel P
22:01 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 11128

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

Thank you Alex for organising.

Great to see you all again. Miss you. Stay safe.

Much looking forward to our next glas together.
by Axel P
20:01 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 11128

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

I received my La Rosa parcel this morning...
by Axel P
12:07 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 11128

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

Popped the corc at 10, will decant the 2011 now.
by Axel P
08:38 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 11128

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

Much looking forward to seeing you all tonight. Will be a tough wine of the night choice :-)
by Axel P
17:43 Fri 20 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 11128

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

I think Sophia would be impressed by the lineup we are having in total. Time to get over Covid and have a proper glass of everything in good company.
by Axel P
15:55 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1271
Views: 360807

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Thanks, much appreciated
by Axel P
15:54 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 11128

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

I have a vast range of Sophia's Ports, but think that I will retaste 2011 as no one else does.

Maybe I will "coravin" a glass of 94 afterwards.
by Axel P
15:44 Thu 19 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 22
Views: 2472

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

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by Axel P
20:12 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 24 November 2020 - A Tasting with Sophia Bergqvist
Replies: 95
Views: 11128

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

Great topic. Had a telefone chat with Ana Rosas today and she also could not explain why there is no 66 RP. It was a tough time for the company, they had to sell certain Quintas and focussed on Tawnies.


Very sad
by Axel P
20:02 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1271
Views: 360807

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Would like to taste this, too, dear Alex. Could you pick up a bottle or two for me?

Thanks

Axel
by Axel P
12:17 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor 77 later release?
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: Taylor 77 later release?

As they often store the bottles without the label, the newly released bottles might differ a bit. Happened to the 85s. There are differnt versions.
by Axel P
12:05 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Sparkling Port
Replies: 7
Views: 1281

Re: Sparkling Port

I was at a Port fare in 2007 when Croft launched the Pink Port and everyone thought "what is next?". Sparkling Port was a hot candidate at this time. From a business point of view it is vital to swipe the bad dust off the Port's image - make it more female and younger, but keep the good dust, all th...
by Axel P
11:57 Wed 18 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Parabens
Replies: 0
Views: 768

Parabens

Today I would very much like to toast to a very special producer and also raise my glass to one of the distinguished personalities in this company, who unfortunately just passed away: James Symington. My deepest condolences to the family. There are very few producers who are able to guarantee such a...