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by AHB
22:17 Fri 21 Sep 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline #5
Replies: 16
Views: 3706

I am serious that I plan to open one of my bottles of 1908 next year. I would love to open it in the company of other port lovers - ideally those who would be able to bring another bottle of 1908 port to drink alongside it but equally with anyone willing to make a contribution towards its replacemen...
by AHB
21:57 Fri 21 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Any one experimented with Vacu-Vin, or Similar?
Replies: 12
Views: 2598

Alan I have used Vacu Vin on bottles of port in the past and have stopped using them these days. I have found that when I drink a bottle of port over 4-5 days that it is different but still very enjoyable at the end of the 5 days when I don't use the Vacu Vin. Instead I usually put the bottle or dec...
by AHB
07:54 Fri 21 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Which fairly modern ports are you least stocked up with
Replies: 15
Views: 1987

I've sometimes thought about doing what Tom has said happens with some wine merchants. I have one or two rare-ish bottles of port and I have occasionally toyed with the idea of offering them to a broker at a ridiculous price. Priced so that I don't want to sell them but if I was offered as much mone...
by AHB
19:15 Thu 20 Sep 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Offline #5
Replies: 16
Views: 3706

Offline #5

I'm not sure what number offline we are up to - but does anyone fancy meeting up late next Spring in London for an offline with a theme of "1908 Horizontal". I confess that I am a little short of the recent 1908 vintage in my cellar, but I would be interested in opening one of my bottles if others c...
by AHB
19:08 Thu 20 Sep 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Christmas Offline
Replies: 141
Views: 21527

San Francisco is one of my four favourite cities out of all the cities I have ever visited - plus it has the advantage that I have family who live there. I love the idea of an offline in SF with Jay and perhaps if we planned something far enough in advance then we might be able to organise a full tr...
by AHB
17:48 Thu 20 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2000 Fonseca
Replies: 12
Views: 4640

I only have 6 of these in my stocks and they are stuck away in a disused chalk mine somewhere. I plan on opening one for my 65th birthday in 2028. If I'm not around then my son can have them for his 33rd birthday.

Alex
by AHB
17:40 Thu 20 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 2
Views: 1653

This particular bottle of wine was drink over a period of 4 days. Sadly, it did not integrate in the way that I expected it to and it was probably at its best 1 hour after opening. Over the following 3 days, the spirit became less integrated and the fruit less pronounced. A shame as I have had other...
by AHB
13:00 Sun 16 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Morgan
Replies: 2
Views: 1653

1991 Morgan Vintage Port

I've just opened a bottle of Morgan 1991 and will post a tasting note later. Curiously - and I don;t remember this from the previous bottles I opened - the cork was branded across the length as opposed to the more usual branding along the length. The result of this was most odd since the cork was pu...
by AHB
09:54 Sat 15 Sep 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nebuchadnezzar of Dow 1896
Replies: 15
Views: 5324

While I note the concern over the rebottling issue, I think that there are probably a couple of additional points to consider when drawing comparisons to the Fonseca 1920. Firstly, the 1896 vintage has a reputation for being a very good one - certainly better than the 1920. Secondly, I suspect that ...
by AHB
23:32 Tue 11 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How goes the vintage?
Replies: 91
Views: 20630

I've just heard from another friend in the Douro at the moment that the Taylor's are not - at the moment - expecting that either 2006 or 2007 will be of sufficient quality and quantity to declare.

Alex
by AHB
23:25 Tue 11 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cheddar Cheese Tasting (drank 1992 Fonseca)
Replies: 1
Views: 819

John

What an interesting and different topic! Thanks for posting it.

Alex
by AHB
08:44 Tue 11 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Mutton as lamb..
Replies: 4
Views: 915

That is extremely naughty on two counts. How does one go about making a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority?
by AHB
23:25 Sun 09 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quality whites?
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

You can get them by the single bottle from the retail outlets that they have in some places around the country.

Alex
by AHB
07:18 Sat 08 Sep 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: 4000th post
Replies: 2
Views: 760

4000th post

I decided that I could not resist being the person who posted the 4,000th post!

Another milestone passed.

Alex
by AHB
07:12 Sat 08 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine storage/coolers
Replies: 7
Views: 1992

I bought my cooler second hand about 12 years ago and its still going strong. I had a good look round it before I bought it and checked the seals, temperature, heat exchanger etc. but saved myself about 50% of the cost even after hiring a van to move it to my home.

Alex
by AHB
07:00 Sat 08 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Douro or Duoro?
Replies: 20
Views: 2992

Dear Administrator

Please split this post and put most of it into meaningless drivel. :shock:

Alex
by AHB
06:59 Sat 08 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quality whites?
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Interesting timing of this post. I went into a new branch of Laithwaites that opened up close to where I live and was browsing through their stock of ports when I came across this: Andresen 10 Year Old White Port NV Unique and delicious! Hand-harvested, carefully aged discovery - the first of its ki...
by AHB
23:09 Thu 06 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How goes the vintage?
Replies: 91
Views: 20630

Fred,

Thanks for the update. Let us know how your trip is going.

Alex
by AHB
23:08 Thu 06 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Question about 1994 and 1997 Passadouro
Replies: 6
Views: 1889

John, I haven't tried either of these wines, so can't give you any suggestions based on personal experience but, in general, I enjoy the '94s at the moment but accept that they are likely to be better in 10 years and I also avoid the '97s as they seem very closed at the moment and will not be worth ...
by AHB
23:05 Thu 06 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens Panascal
Replies: 7
Views: 2541

I'm not having much fun with any ports from about 1991-2000 at the moment. While I accept that this is a huge generalisation, my working assumption is that wines from this period - with notable exceptions of 94-96 are somewhat closed and not very enjoyable. Anything from 91/92 or from 97-00 is curre...
by AHB
22:13 Thu 06 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 109
Views: 31699

I'm in the Hilton Am Tucherpark in Munich, who have a very limited offer of port but one on which I can survive for a couple of days. Their offer is: Ramos Pinto 20 year old tawny (rather tasty) - EUR 9,50 Ramos Pinto Tawny (not to be drunk when the 20 year old is on offer) - EUR 7,50 Sandeman Ruby ...
by AHB
15:45 Tue 04 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Three little thankyou's..
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Tom, Just as a matter of interest, when you have emptied out one of the miniatures, I would be very interested to know what the volume is that they hold. I am still looking for some way of being able to take decent port on a trip with me without it being shaken up and I wondered if a minuature bottl...
by AHB
13:08 Tue 04 Sep 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: John Danza's here
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

John

Great to have you here.

Alex (the other one)
by AHB
20:57 Mon 03 Sep 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Croft Roeda
Replies: 0
Views: 1341

1995 Quinta da Roeda (Croft) Vintage Port

This is the first of a brace of bottles purchased in June in a vain attempt to find something to drink while better bottles lie undisturbed for a few months longer. The bottles are disappointingly dark and difficult to decant, but at least the bottles are moulded with the seal of Croft moulded in. T...
by AHB
22:57 Sat 01 Sep 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Port Forum Offline #2 - 1st Sep 2007
Replies: 282
Views: 63502

I'm very pleased to see that the sun is shining and that you are all studiously taking notes. I'm looking forward to seeing them posted as I sip what's left of my Cockburn '83. Any early clues as to what you rate as the wine of the night? How did the weak (your descriptor, not mine) vintages of Fons...