Been reading the forum for quite a while now. Finally signed up for an account a couple of months ago, but this is my first post.
I'm located in the Netherlands and have been collecting (and drinking) port for a few years. Not just port by the way, but it is the
majority of the collection - value wise that is, not in simple bottle count
. Also, I am currently writing a paper on fortified
wines and port in general as part of a wine course (Dutch system, but it's positioned somewhere between Advanced and Diploma
based on the WSET system). Subject is past - present and future on the use of technology, wine style and market trends.
By the way, I have been very jealous of your regular tastings in London. I do have the intentention to join you you for one
of the tastings sometime in the future and shake some hands, but having all that water in between our two countries does
complicate things a little bit. Plane tickets, hotel arrangements, etc. Usually just too much for a single tasting. I am however
considering attending the BFT in two weeks time. Haven't been to London for more then a year now, so getting those irresistible
urges to step onto a plane
. It's just like opening a bottle of port!
Finally, I would love to set up a regular tasting group on this side of the channel! If anyone is interested (Netherlands,
Belgium and the border region of Germany , please tell! I am happy to make all the arrangements and do have some
ideas for a location.