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by AHB
10:12 Tue 10 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor Fladgate getting their knuckles wrapped?
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Could someone copy and paste the text of the article for me please. I tried using the link that Alan posted but couldn't find the article being referred to.

Thanks,

Alex
by AHB
10:03 Tue 10 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cruz Ruby is an Award Winner!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3000

Cruz Ruby is an Award Winner!!!!!

I was reading the text of Alan's posting about the 2005 declaration and followed the link to infoportwine.com when further down the page a newsarticle caught my eye. This was an article about the Decanter World Wine Awards for 2007. It says that The Regional Non-Vintage Port Under £10 Prize was awar...
by AHB
09:39 Tue 10 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wasting Old Port
Replies: 24
Views: 4212

I was thinking the same. Having seen the photo posted by Alan in his note, I have decided to try the idea out. However, I need to find the other bottle first. Although my bottles are all lying down and in temperature controlled storage again, I don't have a clue what is where as they were all racked...
by AHB
14:09 Mon 09 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Definition - Colheita
Replies: 2
Views: 3476

Colheita (pronounced Col-yay-tah) ports are wines made from a single vintage that are matured in barrels for at least 7 years before being bottled. As these are wines that are intended to gain oxidative flavours before they are bottled, their maturing process is very different from that of a vintage...
by AHB
13:41 Mon 09 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1991 & 1992 - Which VP's Are Ready Now?
Replies: 23
Views: 4963

I've been through my notes on '91 and '92 bottles (not many '92s, these are mostly in bond) and can comment based on the following wines: Morgan '91 (twice in last 12 months) Niepoort '91 (once in last 12 months) Vargellas '91 (once in last 12 months) Vesuvio '91 (twice in last 12 months) Warre '91 ...
by AHB
12:45 Mon 09 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wasn't there a potential one coming in July 2007?
Replies: 62
Views: 16046

Christopher Gee has also said that he can make the 18th of July. His plan is to bring a port and a bottle of Quinta de Macedos 2000 as his table wine.

Alex
by AHB
09:34 Mon 09 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Most Expensive Bottle of Port?
Replies: 7
Views: 4938

To those prices you have to add buyers' premium (or should that be buyer's premium?) and VAT on the buyers' premium.

So these prices become £5,140.50, £4,917 and £5,028.75.

And it was this bottle that I found rather disappointing. It certainly wasn't the epiphany I had been hoping for.

Alex
by AHB
09:26 Mon 09 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 251810

Re: M-dash

PC? Hold down Alt, and type 0151 on the numeric keypad. (If that doesn’t cope, change the NumLock setting.) Mac? Good man: Shift-Option-hyphen. Neither: copy-paste mine from above. While you are at it, a pedant’s ellipsis is one character (“…” not “...”), being Alt-0133 or Option-;. I've changed ...
by AHB
09:17 Mon 09 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warres 1995 LBV. A simultaneous tasting?
Replies: 67
Views: 11022

I like the concept of the simultaneous tasting. If I'm around and free on the day (finally) chosen then I will take part.

If I'm not around then I won't take part!

Alex
by AHB
08:59 Mon 09 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wasting Old Port
Replies: 24
Views: 4212

Wasting Old Port

Derek mentioned my Quinta do Noval Nacional 1960 in a thread about Do you need an excuse to open good port? Fortunately I can point out that I did say in that thread that I occasionally open bottles from the 60s and 70s when I'm on my own and just want something different and a bit special. My 1960 ...
by AHB
21:20 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Most Expensive Bottle of Port?
Replies: 7
Views: 4938

One of those bottles of NN31 sold at Christies last year was bought by Linden Wilkie and used in his Noval vs Nacional tasting that he organised in March 2007. I believe that he paid slightly over £5,000 for that bottle (after taking into account buyer's premium and tax). Julian was also at the tast...
by AHB
21:17 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 251810

Julian,

If you can tell me how to get an m-dash on my keyboard then I will gladly change it. I had hoped that the forum software would be as intelligent as word and make the adjustment for me but, sadly, it didn't.

Educate me and I will change...

Alex
by AHB
21:12 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A Big Chunk of Cork.
Replies: 38
Views: 5741

Well I watched and I learnt. Thanks for that link Alan. I shall grab an empty bottle and a spare cork and try it for myself tomorrow night.

Alex
by AHB
12:32 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Do you have to have a reason to drink good port?
Replies: 30
Views: 6094

I tend to be with Jay here. Anything from the 80s or 90s or 00s is fair game for me on my own. About once a month I will open something older, because its there and happens to be leaking or just looking sad. This will generally be something from the 70s or 60s and, again, generally where I have more...
by AHB
12:17 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 0
Views: 1746

1960 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Deep rose red colour, with a touch of orange on the rim. A delicate sweetness on the nose, like ripe wild strawberries. A nose buried in the glass brings out a dusty tone, some pepper and some liquorice with a touch of alcohol showing. Very attractive. Balanced entry, a touch of glycerine adding to ...
by AHB
12:06 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wasn't there a potential one coming in July 2007?
Replies: 62
Views: 16046

I will probably bring two ports as I don't have much non-port these days. I'm thinking of trying to dig out my last bottle of Quarles Harris 1977 plus something else (maybe a Cockburn 1983?) plus a bottle of Cruz 1989 Vintage Port from Morrisons, if they still have some in stock.

Alex
by AHB
11:45 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: A question of etiquette
Replies: 4
Views: 1606

A question of etiquette

I post both here and on Roy's forum so I have a question of etiquette to consult on. If I post a thread or an interesting comment on Roy's forum am I free to post a link to it here? That way I can save myself the effort of having to duplicate my efforts and can still gain comment and response here a...
by AHB
11:36 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A Big Chunk of Cork.
Replies: 38
Views: 5741

Isthere any specific reason why it should be a Japanese chop-stick? I only have Chinese and Thai ones, so I feel that I would be using he wrong tools. Nothing wrong with Chinese or Thai chopsticks. I did say that the important criteria was that you should use "whatever implement is to hand ". If th...
by AHB
00:33 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A Big Chunk of Cork.
Replies: 38
Views: 5741

The only other hint that I can add is that if the bottom of the cork actually falls into the wine then the only solution that I have found that works is a three stage affair: (1) decant the wine as normal but just be alert to the rogue piece of cork forming a temporary blockage that suddenly shifts ...
by AHB
00:27 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wasn't there a potential one coming in July 2007?
Replies: 62
Views: 16046

Tom, I'm pretty sure that you are invited - I think it was a general invitation to all on this forum and a few others. The arrangements are not 100% firm and are being organised by Alex K but the gist of it is that we will meet in the late afternoon / early evening of July 18 at the Crusting Pipe in...
by AHB
00:24 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cruz LBV at Morrisons. No queue at the moment!
Replies: 9
Views: 3366

Hmm. Perhaps I see a germ of an idea for a blind tasting when Ronnie and Lady Roots are in the UK later this month. Morrisons is only a 10 minute walk from my house...

Alex
by AHB
00:17 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pick a year
Replies: 29
Views: 8050

I'm catching up with threads that have been posted here while I was away in the home of the other place and I came across this one. Alex K has it spot on, I really can't vote for one of the 4 options that he has presented. Clearly the '66s, '70s or '77s are nowhere near mature-ish. Some of the '63s ...
by AHB
23:54 Sat 07 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1994 Tesco
Replies: 7
Views: 3351

Derek, I've tasted the Tesco BOB 1994 Vintage Port but it must have been an earlier bottling. I will look back at my notes when I get the chance but I swear that mine was bottled under the Quarles Harris brand. The next batch of tesco own brand Vintage Port that came in was from 1995 and this was bo...
by AHB
23:34 Sat 07 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Centuries of Port Heritage given the boot by Family Firm!
Replies: 9
Views: 1912

I've posted a message on the other site and hope Roy will follow up with his contacts in the Symingtons. I have half a suspicion that this is a bit of a non-story. The Symingtons have had robots in their lagares for quite a while and have used mechanised treading in their non-premium wines for some ...
by AHB
10:46 Sat 07 Jul 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 35251

I've put vintage port into my signature line to try and increase the number of times that Google spots the phrase (Vintage Port) on TPF. I guess it won't do any harm for as many of us as possible to have Vintage Port in our signatures. So, come on everyone, make sure Vintage Port appears at least on...