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by AW77
18:41 Wed 19 Aug 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: A cricket fixture
Replies: 49
Views: 4736

Re: A cricket fixture

Will someone (Daniel?) film this historic match and thus preserve it for posterity?
by AW77
18:38 Wed 19 Aug 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2012 Le Poiane Valpolicella Ripasso
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: 2012 Le Polane Valpolicella Ripasso

I'm delighted to hear that you try more Italian wines. :)
PS: I think the wine is called "Le Poiane": http://www.bolla.com/specialselections/lepoiane.html
by AW77
22:49 Mon 10 Aug 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: A reason to get up early
Replies: 591
Views: 36301

Re: A reason to get up early

Astronauts sample salad grown on ISS:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stati ... ady_to_eat

I wonder if grapes would grow in space...
by AW77
17:47 Sat 08 Aug 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: L'Intendant, Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: L'Intendant, Bordeaux

That's a nice little collection you bought there. Perhaps you should ask them if they also ship their wines abroad.
Did you also visit the Badie (http://www.badie.com) wine shop in Bordeaux?
by AW77
13:22 Sat 08 Aug 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: L'Intendant, Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: L'Intendant, Bordeaux

This surely is a great wine-shop. What did you buy there?
Btw, here is their website: http://www.intendant.com/eng
by AW77
22:55 Sat 01 Aug 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: What Her Majesty will be drinking in Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: What Her Majesty will be drinking in Germany

In their current e-mail-newsletter the Wegeler Estates announced that the Queen was served their 2009 Wegeler Geheimrat »J« Riesling Sekt brut at the state banquet in Berlin: http://www.wegeler.com/nc/en/wine-details/wein/sekt-geheimrat-j-riesling-sekt-ba-brut-2009-ba-brut-750.html?tx_cagtsf%5Bback%...
by AW77
22:13 Mon 27 Jul 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Recommend me a 1976 port?
Replies: 20
Views: 2665

Re: Recommend me a 1976 port?

There is also a 1976 Niepoort Colheita: http://www.niepoort-vinhos.com/de/ports ... .html#1976
It was bottled in 2004. You can get it for 75 Euros on the German market (shipping costs to the UK are quite low, so this should not be a problem).
by AW77
16:46 Mon 27 Jul 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Theft at BBR
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: Theft at BBR

At BBR's homepage, you can take a virtual tour of the warehouse:
http://www.bbr.com/virtual-tour-warehouse
I guess the thieves were quite grateful for this planning tool.
by AW77
17:41 Fri 17 Jul 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: BBR port walk - 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2810

Re: BBR port walk - 2015

LGTrotter wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
DaveRL wrote:Learning points from last year.
You will be offered a glass of sparkles. Decline.
I thought that it was a very nice glass. Accept.
I liked it too.
But I understand that it distracts from the main reason to go to the PortWalk.
by AW77
13:09 Mon 13 Jul 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2007 Quinta da Romaneira LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 782

Re: 2007 Quinta da Romaneira LBV

The technical sheet says it was bottled in 2012:
http://www.quintadaromaneira.pt/files/t ... 07-ing.pdf
A local shop has this LBV so I'm tempted to get some (hence the research here on TPF and on the Romaneira website).
by AW77
20:04 Mon 06 Jul 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: What Her Majesty will be drinking in Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: What Her Majesty will be drinking in Germany

Further research shows that Her Majesty had a Stigler Freiburg Schlossberg Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) Weisherbst (Blanc de Noir) Beerenauslese with her dessert at the state banquet in Berlin. The vintage is not disclosed in this press article: http://www.badische-zeitung.de/ihringen/was-sagt-der-win...
by AW77
20:07 Tue 23 Jun 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: What Her Majesty will be drinking in Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

What Her Majesty will be drinking in Germany

I thought it would be fun to do some research on what Her Majesty will be drinking during her state visit to Germany. So far only little information can be found. But this is definitely one she will try with her lunch in Frankfurt on Thursday: 1953 Kloster Eberbach Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Spätburg...
by AW77
14:12 Sun 14 Jun 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Return of the Prodigal Port-drinker
Replies: 49
Views: 4067

Re: Return of the Prodigal Port-drinker

Hurray, Daniel is back. :D
by AW77
22:45 Mon 08 Jun 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Hats and caps
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Re: Hats and caps

That's a good question. Perhaps it would be a good idea to wear hard hats when drinking a lot of port.
by AW77
23:07 Sat 11 Apr 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1998 Telmo Rodriguez Molino Real
Replies: 1
Views: 574

1998 Telmo Rodriguez Molino Real

Made of 100% Moscatel in the Spanish region of Málaga. Bottled after 20 months in French oak barrel: The first glas: brown colour, smells of caramel and quince (the nose somehow reminds me of a 5-year-old Madeira), medium body, not that sweet, in the mouth caramel and quince, it's also a littly bit ...
by AW77
18:26 Sat 11 Apr 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1390
Views: 137877

Re: Latest buy

6 x 2011 Niepoort Crusted
I bought a bottle each time I did my weekly shopping at the civilised supermarket. I will continue to do so until they run out of stock.
by AW77
23:32 Tue 07 Apr 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2002 Dom Perignon
Replies: 7
Views: 1420

Re: 2002 Dom Perignon

This sounds like a case of spring fever. Did you also take a smell at the budding flowers in your garden?
by AW77
22:04 Tue 07 Apr 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 2002 Dom Perignon
Replies: 7
Views: 1420

Re: 2002 Dom Perignon

Owen, I'm glad you're having a good time. :)
by AW77
13:35 Mon 06 Apr 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Manoel de Oliveira, 1908-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: Manoel de Oliveira, 1908-2015

There was an obituary in the local paper which said that de Oliveira made a living during the Salazar years by making port wine on the estate that his wife had inherited. I guess what the journalist meant was that he ran the quinta and sold the grapes to port companies.
by AW77
01:05 Sat 04 Apr 2015
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: 1982 Chasse-Spleen
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: 1982 Chasse-Spleen

DRT wrote:D+6h - this wine has developed a serious problem :|
Do you mean the decanter is empty? :)
by AW77
01:45 Sun 29 Mar 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca Bicentenary Edition Crusted Port
Replies: 7
Views: 1250

Re: Fonseca Bicentenary Edition Crusted Port

I wonder if this is just the standard Fonseca Crusted that is released every year (this time with a bicentenary label) or really something more special to mark the occasion. The press release doesn't really give any information on the quality of the Crusted.
by AW77
23:53 Wed 25 Mar 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Tasting: A Checklist
Replies: 9
Views: 1513

Re: Port Tasting: A Checklist

Andy Velebil wrote:way to uncomfortable.
I guess these were just the waiters planning for the night's event. :)
by AW77
23:49 Wed 25 Mar 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 68
Views: 8375

Re: Jeremy Clarkson

djewesbury wrote:Not at all. I can smell the future coming.
Or this might just be the smell of JC's exhaust. :D
by AW77
22:18 Tue 17 Mar 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 68
Views: 8375

Re: Jeremy Clarkson

Owen, there was no offence intended. It was meant as a compliment.
Is your picture of portrait of Madame Clicqout?