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by AHB
16:28 Mon 06 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Prices of Vintages on Release?
Replies: 26
Views: 4530

Tom, Some release prices that I have quickly on hand - all are Berry Brothers en primeur and so are in bond, delivered UK prices. Fonseca 1997 £29.50 Fonseca 2000 £37.50 Fonseca 2003 £31.25 Vesuvio 1992 £25.00 Vesuvio 1994 £24.66 Vesuvio 1995 £23.50 Vesuvio 1996 £24.50 Vesuvio 1997 £29.50 Vesuvio 19...
by AHB
16:04 Mon 06 Aug 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Does anyone know this book?
Replies: 10
Views: 1614

That's a very interesting set of news releases dated 4 August 07, including a nice and fairly balanced reference to this site. I also hope to goodness that Robin Garr has Roy's permission to post his 2004 review. However, I'm sure he must have otherwise that would be a breach of Roy's copyright. Alex
by AHB
19:19 Mon 30 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Quinta do Vesuvio Colheita
Replies: 15
Views: 5094

The 1991 at least is purely for private consumption. You can see that there is no sello on the bottle that Andy took a picture of and that - as far as I understand the IVDP rules - means that the port was not registered and therefore cannot be sold or officially recognised. That said, I would give m...
by AHB
19:12 Mon 30 Jul 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Tasting Notes Section
Replies: 178
Views: 36497

Just wanted to say thanks to Admin for the index of all the tasting notes, excellent addition to the forum.

Alex
by AHB
19:02 Mon 30 Jul 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: South Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 3191

I managed to find some Cape Vintage (seems to be the name that the producers are giving to their port-style blends these days) from De Kraans, so on Alex' recommendation I bought some. I also bought a very interesting bottle from 2000 by Bredell. The blurb on the back says that it was kept in 70 yea...
by AHB
10:37 Sat 28 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dumb site of the week..
Replies: 7
Views: 1590

I'm planning on exporting all my 1986 Vargellas and Guimarens to Ireland and using the profit I make to buy the 1996 vintages (the good ones, not the rubbish ones that didn't get a score).

I should be very happy after that.

Alex
by AHB
09:46 Sat 28 Jul 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: South Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 3191

No, I mean that I have already purchased 6 bottles of South African port. Note that this is not and would not be the same as 6 bottles of South African Port. Perhaps I should start up a thread in meaningless drivel called "Capital Crimes"? Slightly more seriously, there are some impressive fortified...
by AHB
09:27 Sat 28 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 241088

Re: Grovel

Blackmail is it? Hmmm. {Thinks.} OK. On bended knee I offer my most sincere apologies for this needless slight upon your excellent character, upon your vast and superior intellect and apostrophe-using skills. I lie face down on the ground in humility, beating my chest (this is all metaphorical: ign...
by AHB
08:04 Sat 28 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Conky's Avatar
Replies: 24
Views: 4624

Conky's Avatar

I logged on this morning and saw that Alan's avatar has changed from the copa cobana smoking, cigar chomping Bulldog that we know and love to a strange version of a dancing Graham Gooch! I must admit to being a little alarmed at this, but assume that this is Alan showing his support to the England c...
by AHB
08:00 Sat 28 Jul 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 34588

I've just done a search on Google, searching the entire web, using as my search string +"Vintage Port" +forum and the site now appears on page 2 of the results at number 17. The link that was thrown up was this one: The Port Forum.com :: View topic - 2003 Quinta do Crasto Vintage PortMy first Vintag...
by AHB
07:51 Sat 28 Jul 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Organising tasting notes
Replies: 9
Views: 2155

I'll just pitch in with my comments that I would love to have a searcheable TN database of some type. If anyone volunteers to do the work of putting one together, I keep all of my tasting notes from the last 2-3 years in an Excel spreadsheet and would happily send a copy over. I have the "screen scr...
by AHB
12:17 Thu 26 Jul 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: South Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 3191

If I get the chance to bring one back for you, I will, but I have never seen a Klein Constantia Late Harvest wine (other than the Vin de Constance). The other small problem that I might face is that I only took a single piece of hand luggage with me and have already bought 6 bottles of South African...
by AHB
19:32 Mon 23 Jul 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: TN Pick's Pick 2002 LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

But barely acceptable with a Creme Brulee.

Alex
by AHB
19:25 Mon 23 Jul 2007
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Dark & Smooth.
Replies: 11
Views: 5734

What, and waste good port?! No fear. I will leave the dark and smooths to those more suited to it than me.

But now you mention it, was there any Guinness in sight when you were necking that 1963 Fonseca?

Alex
by AHB
19:14 Mon 23 Jul 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: South Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 3191

Interestingly, I have just come across bottles of De Krans Tawny and Ruby ports. £2.30 per bottle. Sadly, being slightly the worse for wear after having drunk through an imp of LBV, I am not really in a fit state to try either of them and report back my findings. Perhaps another day. Klein Constanti...
by AHB
19:02 Mon 23 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Definition: Veraison
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Thanks

Alex
by AHB
18:56 Mon 23 Jul 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: TN Pick's Pick 2002 LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

TN Pick's Pick 2002 LBV

This is the house port of the Butcher's Shop and Grill in Johannesburg. It is made by Anton Bredell, who also bottles and sells ports under his own name. Young and ruby colour. A surprising amount of sediment in the bottle. A nose of blueberries and a bit of unintegrated alcohol but the fruit domina...
by AHB
15:01 Mon 23 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Definition: Veraison
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Definition: Veraison

Veraison is a term that I have seen mentioned in a number of texts and conversations, most recently by Fred in his thread at http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=405 (I would post a link but my BlackBerry won't let me). This is a term that I know I should know, but don't have a clear understa...
by AHB
20:05 Sun 22 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The City of York
Replies: 0
Views: 807

The City of York

Can anyone recommend to me a good wine retailer in York who carries a reasonable or good range of ports? Ideally someone based in the center of York.

Thanks

Alex
by AHB
19:53 Sun 22 Jul 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: South Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 3191

South Africa

I assume that if I taste anything over the next week that is made in South Africa - even if from Portuguese root stock brougt into the region many generations ago - then I have to post it here and not in the "proper Port" section?

Alex
by AHB
19:46 Sun 22 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warres 1995 LBV. A simultaneous tasting?
Replies: 67
Views: 10723

I'm off on my travels again and didn't bring my bottle with me so won't be able to take part in the tasting.

However, please don't wait for me to be able to take part as this is likely to be sometime after the middle of September! My diary is truly horrible for the next 6 weeks.

Alex
by AHB
07:05 Sun 22 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 60856

I will be with you - but only in spirit. I've got so may travel commitments between now and the end of September (including some rugby watching visits to the continent) that I will absolutely not be able to make it to St Helens for TPF Offline #2. I hope you enjoy yourselves and have a fantastic tim...
by AHB
06:56 Sun 22 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A Sad Loss
Replies: 19
Views: 4523

:lol:
by AHB
06:54 Sun 22 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Anybody watching U-20 world cup
Replies: 65
Views: 8202

Perhaps we should send him some port - if he drank more port then surely he would suffer fewer injuries.

What should we send him?
by AHB
19:54 Sat 21 Jul 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #1
Replies: 21
Views: 8657

I wish I'd stayed on in London, as well. Although I did manage to catch my last train (just) I still only managed about 3½ hours sleep before having to get up to get my sorry self over to Heathrow just to sit and wait for 3 hours waiting for our designated take-off slot. God I hate Heathrow. I wish ...