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by Alex Bridgeman
07:12 Wed 21 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port charitiy auction
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Port charitiy auction

A very generous thing to do Axel. I wish you the very best of luck with the auction.

I hope you and the family are all safe and well.
by Alex Bridgeman
23:15 Wed 14 Jul 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: [POSTPONED] Informal Outdoor Tasting: St James’ Park
Replies: 22
Views: 4168

Re: Informal Outdoor Tasting: St James’ Park, 17 July 2021

Rescheduling to August would be wonderful for us.

Can I tentatively suggest Sunday 16th (or Saturday 15th)?
by Alex Bridgeman
13:13 Sun 11 Jul 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: [POSTPONED] Informal Outdoor Tasting: St James’ Park
Replies: 22
Views: 4168

Re: Informal Outdoor Tasting: St James’ Park, 17 July 2021

Unfortunately Elizabeth and I are going to have to drop out of the planned picnic. She’s currently working three jobs and is exhausted. Weekends are mostly spent sleeping. Life should be a bit closer to normal w/c 26 July after the schools have broken up if we arrange something slightly later in the...
by Alex Bridgeman
00:40 Sun 11 Jul 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #13 - Thursday 8th July 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 934

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #13 - Thursday 8th July 2021

Thanks. I appreciate you asking.

I’ll follow up too if nothing appears soon.
by Alex Bridgeman
10:23 Mon 05 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1779
Views: 477831

Re: Latest buy

M.Charlton wrote:
18:56 Sun 04 Jul 2021
GC00 - 1 case of 12.
That’s a very nice Port, drinking only too well at the moment but very able to slumber in the dark for another decade or two. Good purchase.
by Alex Bridgeman
10:32 Sun 04 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and the Euros
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Port and the Euros

A F75 from magnum which was almost as disappointing as Wales’ abject performance which it accompanied (it was very one dimensional especially compared to a T75 from magnum of a few weeks earlier). A W70 was hastily deployed which was far better and helped deaden the pain! That’s some impressive dri...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:18 Sat 03 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and the Euros
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Port and the Euros

Though I am in no way a football fan, after listening to India Women beat England Women in the One Day International I switched on the TV and watched the quarter final. To keep me interested despite whatever happened on the pitch I opened a bottle of Morgan 1991. While a bit rough straight out of th...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:04 Sat 03 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port myths and their truth
Replies: 30
Views: 1211

Re: Port myths and their truth

I want to pick up on Tom’s last comment. It is often stated that a bottle of Vintage Port must be drunk within a day or two once opened. I regularly take 4-5 days to consume a bottle of Vintage Port of anything from 2 to 60 years of age. While it might be at its most impressive on days 2 and 3, it i...
by Alex Bridgeman
22:00 Sat 03 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1316
Views: 452083

Re: RE: Re: Port for sale by retailer

Just noticed that Marks & Spencer’s on St John’s Road, Clapham has Taylor 2015 LBV discounted from £17.14 to £13.00 Further silly LBV pricing going on at Asda who have Graham LBV back at £9.00 a bottle for those who haven't already had their fill of that particular offer. Morrison’s are also offeri...
by Alex Bridgeman
19:22 Sat 03 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Dow
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: 1980 Dow

I think it will improve with more time in the cellar, but it’s a much nicer drink today than 10 years ago.
by Alex Bridgeman
08:25 Fri 02 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Another award for VIntage Wine and Port
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Another award for VIntage Wine and Port

A well deserved award. Congratulations everyone at VW&P
by Alex Bridgeman
22:25 Thu 01 Jul 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #13 - Thursday 8th July 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 934

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #13 - Thursday 8th July 2021

I can’t make either the Churchill tasting or the after party.

Does anyone know if the guys at Churchill record their presentations? If they do, can anyone post a link to the last one - which I also missed!
by Alex Bridgeman
11:37 Thu 01 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1316
Views: 452083

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Just noticed that Marks & Spencer’s on St John’s Road, Clapham has Taylor 2015 LBV discounted from £17.14 to £13.00
by Alex Bridgeman
09:59 Thu 01 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Dow
Replies: 3
Views: 276

1980 Dow

A bottle sourced from Farr Vintners in April 2008. Deep and dark, looking like black cherry juice capable of staining anything it touches a dark purple colour. Fresh black cherry spiced with mint on the nose, lovely. Big fruit on the palate, lots of black cherry and big black chocolate tannins. Swee...
by Alex Bridgeman
09:57 Thu 01 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Dow
Replies: 1
Views: 123

1963 Dow

Dow 1963, English bottled in a 70cl light brown bottle, secure rounded pop-off plastic capsule clearly stamped as Dow 1963. Top of cork immersed in liquid. Waisted cork pushed in and bagged out confirmed the identity. Initially very pale in the decanter, this put on colour rapidly to reach a wonderf...
by Alex Bridgeman
09:41 Thu 01 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Quinta da Devesa 20YO White (bottled 2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 123

NV Quinta da Devesa 20YO White (bottled 2019)

Bottled 2019. Tasted alongside the Kopke 20 YO White. Darker than the Kopke with a slight tone of olive brown to the deep gold colour. On the nose this shows caramel and orange, sweet and citric like crepe suzette, with a lovely floral undertone. Lovely thick texture on the palate, brown sugar and c...
by Alex Bridgeman
09:39 Thu 01 Jul 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2013 Bulas LBV
Replies: 0
Views: 135

2013 Bulas LBV

Available by the glass or the bottle from the Sea Kitchen restaurant in West Looe @ £4 for a 50ml measure (sourced through LWC Wines). Bottled 2017; open 3 days: warm dark red colour, very narrow rim. Blackcurrants and bramble on the nose. Ripe and sweet fruit on the palate, good acidity keeps the p...
by Alex Bridgeman
20:09 Wed 30 Jun 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1896 Taylor Single Harvest Port (bottled 2021)
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: 1896 Taylor Single Harvest Port (bottled 2021)

And to be very fair to the Fladgate Partnership, they have mentioned in their briefings that this is one of the wines they acquired through the purchase of Krohn.
by Alex Bridgeman
11:55 Tue 29 Jun 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 139
Views: 68257

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

I don’t remember It’s why phone cameras were invented. Like I said, I was so taken by the Le Haut-Lieu Moelluex 1993 that the rest of the world disappeared from my perception. Phones were irrelevant. Port was irrelevant. All that was important was the colour and smell of the wine in my glass... Le ...
by Alex Bridgeman
11:51 Tue 29 Jun 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 139
Views: 68257

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

I may be missing something but why would anyone order the Quinta da Gaivosa 20 YOT rather than the 1978 Barros Colheita when the latter is cheaper than the former? (Ditto for two glasses for AdS white rather than one of either of these!) I did have a very similar conversation with the sommelier. I ...
by Alex Bridgeman
11:47 Tue 29 Jun 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1896 Taylor Single Harvest Port (bottled 2021)
Replies: 11
Views: 863

1896 Taylor Single Harvest Port (bottled 2021)

Taylor 1896 sample.jpg Taylor's have developed a happy knack of finding ancient and delicious Ports which have been maturing for decades - or even centuries - in the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia or in the Douro. This is the latest release by Taylor of their stock of ancient wines and it is decidedl...
by Alex Bridgeman
20:40 Sun 27 Jun 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week
Replies: 139
Views: 68257

Re: Hotel or Restaurant Price List of the Week

Last week I had the chance to visit three different hotels / restaurants in Devon and Cornwall. Gidleigh Park has a magnificent wine list but a very uninspiring offering of Port - this consisting of: Alves de Sousa Caldas Branco @ £9 / 50ml Barros LBV 2013 @ £10 or £75 for the bottle Quinta de Roriz...
by Alex Bridgeman
15:18 Sun 27 Jun 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: On the hunt for a 93!
Replies: 89
Views: 8612

Re: On the hunt for a 93!

I had a very decent bottle of Le Haut Lieu Moelleux 1993 Vouvray on Friday night. Could be another wine for the ‘93 children to look out for (I paid £43 for the bottle).
by Alex Bridgeman
21:07 Tue 22 Jun 2021
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Coates & Seely - 20% Discount for TPF Members
Replies: 5
Views: 8070

Re: Coates & Seely - 20% Discount for TPF Members

I believe that the 20% discount is no longer valid. Friends now receive a 15% discount on the NV blends.
by Alex Bridgeman
21:05 Tue 22 Jun 2021
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to TPF
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Re: New to TPF

Welcome Dan, good to have you join us.

As and when you open a bottle and taste things, do let us know what you think of the wine you’re drinking. I’ve never tried the Fletcher’s LBV you’ve just bought and always like to hear about good value Ports.