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Chris
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Post by Chris » 11:43 Thu 08 May 2008

With a newly approved membership of this forum and feeling a bit wet behind the ears, I'm here to introduce myself.

My interest in port goes back to a wet afternoon in Vila Nova de Gaia a few years ago. With nothing else to do and being rained upon into the bargain, I decided to seek refuge in Sandeman's lodge. After all they offered a guided tour, a museum and a free glass of port afterwards. It was as good a thing to do as any I felt.

Well, not only was it good, but I liked the wine so much that I decided to go down the road and repeat the experience at Calem's and Cockburn's and Warre's and Taylor's and so on (not all on the same afternoon you understand . . .). I've been drinking and enjoying the stuff ever since and I now have some particular favourites and others that I would not make my first choice.

Situated as I am in the eastern half of the UK I'm in a good position to make frequent trips to Portugal, not that I have particularly but I always hope. The world of the Douro valley and port itself has changed much since that afternoon and I'm here to learn more.

Chris

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Post by DRT » 12:28 Thu 08 May 2008

Hi Chris,

Welcome to :tpf: :D

I look forward to reading your thoughts on the wonderful world of Purple Sunshine and your trips to the Douro. Given your location it should be relatively easy for you to come along to one of the many tasting events we have down in London.

Have fun here.

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Rubby » 12:54 Thu 08 May 2008

Hi Chris! Welcome!
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KillerB
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Post by KillerB » 13:08 Thu 08 May 2008

Hi Chris,

Good to have you here. Sounds like you are starting from a strong background. However, beware those ellipses, we have a puctuation pedant who will have you for those, he's pretty harmless though.

Have fun here,

Cheers,

Alex
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Post by Conky » 14:38 Thu 08 May 2008

Welcome aboard.

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Post by AHB » 14:38 Thu 08 May 2008

Chris,

I can't think of a better way to discover port, but in the heartland of where it is produced! Fabulous.

Alex
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Post by benread » 22:22 Fri 09 May 2008

Chris,

Welcome from another recent inductee. Aside from being lucky enough to have 12 bottles of Dows 1960 laid down for me by my Grandfather, I was equally enthused by a trip to Oporto - with my now wife! At present, I am drinking alone because she is 7 months pregnant - and resenting lack of a drink now!

Enjoy the Forum!
Ben
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Post by 10Anos » 07:46 Sat 10 May 2008

Welcome Chris...

Sounds like you had a good start...
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Post by RonnieRoots » 07:05 Mon 12 May 2008

Hi Chris, welcome, and thanks for the good story!

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Post by ac-fast » 19:16 Mon 12 May 2008

Hello and welcome onboard
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Post by Chris » 15:56 Fri 23 May 2008

Thanks for the welcome everyone. I'm glad to be here and to learn at the feet of the experts.

Chris

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Post by g-man » 17:20 Fri 23 May 2008

Chris wrote:Thanks for the welcome everyone. I'm glad to be here and to learn at the feet of the experts.

Chris
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