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by AHB
18:21 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 28443

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

Just because I could, I took the list of Ports known to have been declared from the 2011 vintage and checked to see which we have available to us. This is what I found: ‘Douro Boys’ (40 cases in magnums only); Wiese & Krohn: Krohn ; Krohn Retiro Novo ; Niepoort: Niepoort (1,650 cases); Niepoort Biom...
by AHB
17:09 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 28443

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Could we add the fact that it is a Sunday to the title? Have we booked a room at the B&F? Hopefully we will be able to get the Red Room — but I'm not sure what are the opening hours of the B&F on Sunday. And yes, I am still in. I had Sunday lunch at the B&F just before Christmas (which was splendid...
by AHB
16:55 Wed 16 Jan 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Day trip up the Douro Valley
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

Re: Day trip up the Douro Valley

That's not a bad plan, but you are trying to fit a lot into a small amount of time. One of the things about the Douro is that it is a wonderful place to just sit and chill and let the world go buy. With friends a couple of years ago we booked into Bomfim and included a picnic lunch on the terrace of...
by AHB
15:18 Tue 08 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 120
Views: 37080

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

If anyone has the opportunity to visit the Oxford & Cambridge club, their current Vintage Port list comprises of Dow 1997 @ £60, Graham 1997 @ £62, Taylor 1997 @ £63 and Taylor 1994 @ £65.
by AHB
22:48 Sun 06 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 158
Views: 29259

Re: Pointless Statistics

Charles's note has made me realise that I can also talk about the bottles which came out of my cellar this year, without having to wait to finish typing up my tasting notes. The shippers which came out of my cellar most often in 2018 were Warre (11 bottles including Cavadinha) followed by Dow (9 bot...
by AHB
08:47 Sat 05 Jan 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Individual Port for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Individual Port for Sale

Josh You have a nice selection of Ports for sale. I would expect that you’ll receive a few offers from the people who read the forum. One request though. Vintage Port is best stored lying down. It is essential that it is kept out of the light, ideally somewhere the temperature is steady, cooler is b...
by AHB
14:03 Fri 04 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Pointless Statistics
Replies: 158
Views: 29259

Re: Pointless Statistics

Would you believe it, this is my 10th annual posting of pointless statistics? I also had a look back to that first post and have noted how things have changed over the decade in italics. At the end of 2018, I had a cellar which was composed of: 90.4% Port (90.8% last year ; 82% in December 2008 ) 3....
by AHB
15:11 Thu 03 Jan 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 2945

Re: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency

Sorry, I’m not in an office today - but could well be an early(ish) arriver.
by AHB
18:26 Wed 02 Jan 2019
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Hertfordshire
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: Hello from Hertfordshire

Hello AJP.

If you're not busy tomorrow night and are in London, please do consider dropping by the Boot & Flogger after 6.30 and saying hello! It would be a pleasure to meet you — and perhaps even share a little of our Port with you! And JDAW will be there to sign your book for you...

Alex
by AHB
12:19 Sun 30 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Are Vintage Port prices increasing
Replies: 12
Views: 1398

Re: Are Vintage Port prices increasing

It seems prices for the 1977s have gone up since 1983.
by AHB
12:13 Sun 30 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1100
Views: 201601

Re: Port for sale by retailer

My local Tesco has just stocked its shelves with the new Tesco Finest Vintage Port, this one is also from the Symingtons but is now the 2007 vintage. Still £20 a bottle (at full price). Next to it is the Malvedos 2004, currently reduced from £27.50 to also be £20 per bottle.
by AHB
13:04 Sat 29 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Are Vintage Port prices increasing
Replies: 12
Views: 1398

Re: Are Vintage Port prices increasing

If anyone has a copy of Decanter from December from a year before 2017, please do post the prices from those earlier editions.
by AHB
12:30 Fri 28 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Are Vintage Port prices increasing
Replies: 12
Views: 1398

Are Vintage Port prices increasing

Clearing out a cupboard this morning I found a copy of Decanter Magazine from December 2017. By coincidence I also had a copy from December 2018 so I thought I would do a comparison of the Port prices given in their Fine Wine Price Watch over the course of 12 months. To my surprise, I found prices a...
by AHB
17:02 Thu 27 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's First Flight 2003
Replies: 12
Views: 3487

Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

jdaw1 wrote:
09:58 Mon 24 Dec 2018
SCP wrote:
01:21 Tue 11 Dec 2018
Spotted at Heathrow T5 today. Priced at £39.99.
Andy Velebil wrote:
06:58 Mon 24 Dec 2018
Bought at Frankfurt airport in October 2018 for, IIRC, 35 Euros.
:-(
I blame Brexit.
by AHB
17:01 Thu 27 Dec 2018
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2057
Views: 273083

Re: Apostrophe crimes

Remind me, are we allowed to report posts by people who have American English as their first language or is this thread just for the admonishment re-educationof the native English speaker?
by AHB
16:57 Thu 27 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Dow
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: 1963 Dow

But a very entertaining novella it was too. Not sure I enjoyed the (very well chosen) reference to Lucretius. A hint of smug schadenfruede echoed in his poem.

Hope you're well Daniel!
by AHB
16:52 Thu 27 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: 1970 Graham

Can't do better than a 1970 Vintage Port at the moment, they are drinking beautifully.
by AHB
17:09 Wed 26 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Almost meaningless drivel
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

Re: Almost meaningless drivel

I have been pleased with my Climadiff, which has run smoothly since purchase. The only slight irritation I have with it is that the door can only be hinged on the rights, which makes access more difficult than it needs to be.

Of course, that could have changed in the years since I bought mine.
by AHB
15:25 Fri 21 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Berisford Vintage Character Port
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Berisford Vintage Character Port

There's a brief mention of the brand and the importer on the Sherry Notes website, but nothing substantive that I can find. It seems to be a brand that was in use in the UK in the '70s but didn't last.

Gilberts, if I recall correctly, is one of the brands now owned by Ferreira.
by AHB
09:28 Thu 20 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Pintas
Replies: 0
Views: 490

2016 Pintas

Narrow purple rim. A fresh blackcurrant nose, more fragrant and pronounced than the 2015 shown alongside. Deep sweet fruit on the palate, immensely elegant and refined. Big on the palate with powerful tannins that grip firmly but soften to allow through a beautiful fragrance on the late palate. A ma...
by AHB
07:35 Thu 20 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 3rd Jan 2019, Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 2945

Re: Emergencies

I’ll be working in a London on Thursday 3rd Jan...
by AHB
14:47 Wed 19 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 10776

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Should we start a thread on TPF to help the author with his second edition? We could create a list of Ports we encounter which are not mentioned in the book, along with photographic evidence to back up our findings.
by AHB
14:04 Tue 18 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting?
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Virtual Tasting?

December 26 would work for me. We're hosting 12 members of the family during the day so by the time we get to the evening, I'll need a drink!

Only disadvantage for me of that date is I am working on 27th December so can't go too far into the night (UK time).
by AHB
14:33 Mon 17 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 120
Views: 37080

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

At the Don Restaurant if you ask them nicely they will show you the original cellars, they even gave my wife and I a free glass of tawny each. As for Vintage Ports I saw last week a single opened bottle of Grahams 2000 in a High Holborn pub that specialises in beers, I asked the barman who advised ...
by AHB
14:28 Mon 17 Dec 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Graham's, CLWS, 5th December 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: Graham's, CLWS, 5th December 2018

That's a very nice line up, giving everyone a good chance to see where their personal preference lies in terms of the maturity of the wines with some very good mini-verticals (like '83 vs '85 or '00 vs '97 vs '94). Pity the '83 was corked. Personally, I think the 2004 Malvedos is still too young to ...