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by AW77
21:21 Mon 13 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2012 Niepoort LBV
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: 2012 Niepoort LBV

How long did you decant this one? Or did you pop and pour?
by AW77
21:24 Mon 14 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: LBV with different bottling years: which is "better"?
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

LBV with different bottling years: which is "better"?

While I was doing my usual shopping today, I decided to further stock up on Niepoort's 2011 LBV, so I put two bottles into the trolley. At home I was surprised to find that one bottle was bottled in 2015 (like the other bottles that I have) and one in 2016. So I wonder a) if different bottling years...
by AW77
21:24 Wed 15 Jun 2016
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: The Wine Society: recommendations
Replies: 31
Views: 6470

Re: The Wine Society: recommendations

For Riesling lovers I can recommend these two wines: Wiltinger Riesling Dry, von Kesselstatt 2014 http://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/productdetail.aspx?section=pd&pl=&pd=GE8941&pc=&prl= A very tasty Saar river Riesling. Very good value, too. Jordan Estate The Real McCoy Riesling, Stellenbosch 2011 h...
by AW77
21:15 Wed 15 Jun 2016
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2011 Schodener Saarfeilser Marieenberg Riesling Spatlese troken
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Re: 2011 Schodener Saarfeilser Marieenberg Riesling Spatlese troken

First of all, you’re welcome. I’m glad you take an interest in Riesling. I’m always happy to make converts. If you shop the next time at Waitrose, try their Künstler Hochheimer Hölle Riesling. This is from the Rheingau. A region you seem to prefer over the Mosel (since you liked the Breuer one bette...
by AW77
20:36 Tue 07 Jun 2016
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2014 Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett Trocken Rheingau
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: 2014 Weingut Schloss Vollrads Riesling Kabinett Trocken Rheingau

We had a similar discussion before: http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8774&hilit=closure They're calld Vinolok: http://vinolok.cz/en/home/ August Eser use a similar shaped bottle for one of their wines: http://www.august-eser-weinshop.de/epages/63703322.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/6370...
by AW77
00:28 Sat 07 May 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Which LBVs are worth cellaring?
Replies: 98
Views: 6280

Re: Which LBVs are worth cellaring?

In addition to the Sandeman, I would recommend the following LBVs for cellaring:

- Niepoort
- Noval (unfiltered)
- Rozes
- Warre (unfiltered)
by AW77
23:15 Wed 23 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Portillez drinks Martino
Replies: 23
Views: 842

Re: Portillez drinks Martino

djewesbury wrote:Yes - you need to use a proxy server that tells the BBC website that you're in the UK. It's worth it.
Using a proxy server? Oh dear, I guess I'm not foxy enough for proxy. (Sorry, I'm in my pun mood today).
by AW77
23:08 Wed 23 Sep 2015
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: "Hedonic eating"
Replies: 0
Views: 2063

"Hedonic eating"

I guess this forum is more about hedonic drinking, but I would like to draw attention to a little book that was published by OUP some weeks ago: 'Hedonic Eating: How the Pleasure of Food Affects Our Brains and Behavior". :tpf: Lifecoach-General will probably like chapter eight: "The Influence of Die...
by AW77
22:56 Wed 23 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Portillez drinks Martino
Replies: 23
Views: 842

Re: Portillez drinks Martino

djewesbury wrote:Did anybody bother watching this? Fascinating. He went to Vesuvio too.
I would like to watch it, but the iPlayer is only working when you're in the UK (something to do with IP-range). :cry:
by AW77
23:23 Mon 21 Sep 2015
Forum: Travel
Topic: New visitor centre at Quinta da Roêda
Replies: 0
Views: 681

New visitor centre at Quinta da Roêda

Croft Port has opened its estate in the Douro Valley to the public having completed work on its new visitor centre at Quinta da Roêda: http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/09/croft-opens-douro-estate-to-tourists/ http://croftport.com/en/visit-us/quinta-da-roeda-douro-valley/ There are now two more ...
by AW77
23:14 Mon 21 Sep 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: German wine
Replies: 21
Views: 2952

Re: German wine

Egon Müller’s 2003 Scharzhofberger Trockenbeerenauslese smashed records last week when it sold for €12,000 a bottle at the VDP Prädikat wine auction in Trier:
http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/0 ... on-record/
by AW77
15:23 Sun 20 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Portillez drinks Martino
Replies: 23
Views: 842

Re: Portillez drinks Martino

DRT wrote: Stranger things have happened, Andre. Who know, perhaps one day Daniel might even admit he is wrong about something? :roll: :lol:
Hm, he's a (university) teacher. And teachers are always right. But I don't want to temper your hope. :)
by AW77
14:50 Sun 20 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Portillez drinks Martino
Replies: 23
Views: 842

Re: Portillez drinks Martino

Being a foreigner, I didn't know Michael Portillo. Thus I looked him up on Wikipedia. I think it's strange that a politician should turn into a successful TV presenter. I would have thought that people would be fed up with a politician once he's left the byzantine world of scheming and self-enrichme...
by AW77
20:58 Tue 08 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel Price List of the Week
Replies: 107
Views: 24265

Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

I am currently dining alone at the Kameha Grand hotel in Bonn (I caught the afternoon flight. My colleagues planned to catch the cancelled evening flight). On the wine list is a modest selection of port: Quinta do Noval ruby NV @ €7 per 5cl glass or €46 per bottle Quinta do Noval white NV @ €7 per ...
by AW77
20:36 Tue 08 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel Price List of the Week
Replies: 107
Views: 24265

Re: Hotel Price List of the Week

djewesbury wrote:You should have met André for dinner in the Vintage, down the road in Köln.
You're quite right.
by AW77
00:30 Sun 06 Sep 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: It's just not cricket
Replies: 2378
Views: 78724

Re: It's just not cricket

I guess :TPF: cricket lovers will like the Spiegel magazine's picture of the day for the 5th of September: http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/augenblicke-bilder-des-tages-2015-fotostrecke-122824.html It shows some (elderly) gentlemen trying to catch the ball that Australia's Shane Watson hit into the...
by AW77
20:42 Wed 02 Sep 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9487
Views: 255583

Re: One quiz at a time

A dinner tray?
by AW77
23:30 Sat 29 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port at airports
Replies: 27
Views: 2427

Re: Port at airports

jdaw1 wrote:Please could the OP consider renaming this thread to “Port at airports”.
Happy to oblige.
by AW77
21:59 Thu 27 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port at airports
Replies: 27
Views: 2427

Re: Very uncivilised airport!

In Gothenburg Landvetter airport they sell Andresen 1995 Colheita in the (non-)Duty Free shop. You are not allowed to buy ANY alcohol if you are flying within the EU. Offering good port and then not selling it is clearly teasing. Not very civilised in my opinion. :( Why is it not allowed to buy it ...
by AW77
19:38 Mon 24 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1984 Warre LBV
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: 1984 Warre LBV

Do you know how long this was decanted?
by AW77
19:28 Mon 24 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port in Gothenburg
Replies: 20
Views: 1271

Re: Port in Gothenburg

I guess you should contact the guys from Vintageport.se:
http://www.vintageport.se/about.php

They will know who will be avaiable for port in Gothenburg.
by AW77
19:17 Mon 24 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Drinking in Lisbon
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: Drinking in Lisbon

If you want to try a wide range of ports by various producers by the glass, you should visit the "Solar do vinho do porto": http://www.ivdp.pt/pagina.asp?idioma=1&codPag=169 http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g189158-d195862-Reviews-Solar_do_Vinho_do_Porto-Lisbon_Lisbon_District_Central_...
by AW77
00:37 Thu 20 Aug 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2034
Views: 206244

Re: Apostrophe crimes

jdaw1 wrote:
AW77 wrote:Separately, the use of “DMGs” is painful. Why is the ‘G’ capitalised? Indeed, why is it there at all?
I think this acronym is here to increase the already high number of abbreviations in the wine world. We wouldn't want to let everyone know so easily what we are talking about, would we? :)
by AW77
00:28 Thu 20 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Jammy Evolution
Replies: 25
Views: 1234

Re: Jammy Evolution

DaveRL wrote:I'm not keen on excessively jammy or minty qualities in wines.
Do you also mean excessively sweet by "jammy" or simply excessively fruity? In my limited experience a port tastes less sweet the older it gets. Does anyone know why? (I guess the sugar level is still the same).
by AW77
23:33 Wed 19 Aug 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2034
Views: 206244

Re: Apostrophe crimes

Is ‘double-magnum’ a compound noun, so hyphenated, or should it be an adjective and a noun, so non-hyphenatedly ‘double magnum’? Compare: • We drank three double-magnums. • We drank three double magnums. I prefer the hyphen, but am willing to concede to a contrary consensus. I guess if you drink th...