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by Alex Bridgeman
23:04 Fri 23 Feb 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Blind Fun - 11th March
Replies: 17
Views: 700

Re: Blind Fun - 11th March

Alex Bridgeman wrote: 10:21 Fri 23 Feb 2024 Damn those rules! I had chosen the two wines I was bringing but one falls outside the rules.

Hmm…
Aha! I have just re-read the rules and I am fully compliant. I shall be bringing two bottles of fortified wines.
by Alex Bridgeman
14:33 Fri 23 Feb 2024
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Mould under foil/on top of cork
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Mould under foil/on top of cork

I believe cellar mould is a form of penicillin and is essentially the same mould as you find on the skin of a white rinded soft cheese (like Camembert or Brie). It’s harmless and can be seen in some well reputed cellars to a spectacular degree. I don’t worry about cellar mould on my bottles or corks...
by Alex Bridgeman
10:21 Fri 23 Feb 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Blind Fun - 11th March
Replies: 17
Views: 700

Re: Blind Fun - 11th March

Damn those rules! I had chosen the two wines I was bringing but one falls outside the rules.

Hmm…
by Alex Bridgeman
12:55 Fri 16 Feb 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: LBV - The Young Turks
Replies: 39
Views: 42359

Re: LBV - The Young Turks

But São João is on June 23rd and some of us might not be in the UK.

What about week commencing 27 May?
by Alex Bridgeman
21:54 Mon 12 Feb 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: LBV - The Young Turks
Replies: 39
Views: 42359

Re: LBV - The Young Turks

I’m not crying or gnashing my teeth, but as I remarked earlier, my diary is rammed in April and May.

I can’t make any date in the week commencing 29 April.
by Alex Bridgeman
00:31 Mon 12 Feb 2024
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Quinta Dona Matilde
Replies: 0
Views: 186

2011 Quinta Dona Matilde

Corked!
Corked!
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Sadly, this was really badly corked. Such a pity.
by Alex Bridgeman
00:20 Thu 08 Feb 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1977's - June 11th 2024
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: 1977's - June 11th 2024

Yes please.
by Alex Bridgeman
20:36 Wed 07 Feb 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 13352

Re: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024

Still awaiting confirmation from Tom, Tony and Pommy42.

Waiting for potential contributions from Tom and Tony.
by Alex Bridgeman
15:11 Tue 06 Feb 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb
Replies: 102
Views: 123202

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb

V94, V97 and V11 were all double decanted between 10.30 and 11.00.
by Alex Bridgeman
10:47 Tue 06 Feb 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb
Replies: 102
Views: 123202

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb

For logistical reasons, Harry and I are swapping the 1994 and 1995. I'm now bringing the 1994.

Justin and I will probably arrive around 17.00-17.30 to help set up.
by Alex Bridgeman
14:27 Sun 28 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cancelled: Ɇmɇɍǥɇnȼɏ, Møn ƻ9 ɈȺn ƻØƻ4
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Emergency, Mon 29 Jan 2024

I can’t make it in to London tomorrow. Sorry.
by Alex Bridgeman
14:21 Sun 28 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 13352

Re: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024

Mike JW isn’t in a position to confirm and has asked to stay on the reserves list.

Pommy42, you’re next up. Would you like a seat?
by Alex Bridgeman
21:52 Fri 26 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 13352

Re: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024

Christopher, Mike JW - you are next on the reserves list. Would you like the seats that have come available?
by Alex Bridgeman
19:24 Thu 25 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 13352

Re: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024

I am about to run through the chain of posts and update the attendee list. Please could you confirm that you are still able to attend.
by Alex Bridgeman
19:13 Thu 25 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 13352

Re: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024

JDAW is rushed off his feet at the moment, so I've stepped in to take over the organising of this tasting. As Harry has noted above, this is the Tuesday before the Easter weekend BUT, if your school holidays are the same as in our area, the schools don't break up until Good Friday so Tuesday is stil...
by Alex Bridgeman
00:17 Wed 24 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb
Replies: 102
Views: 123202

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb

jdaw1 wrote: 23:43 Tue 23 Jan 2024 Draft of the placemats, images having been added to first post. Please check people. Please check Ports. Please check Port-people matching. Please check everything else.
Jack’s initials are JD and he is right-handed.
by Alex Bridgeman
19:18 Tue 23 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb
Replies: 102
Views: 123202

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio in February 2024 - 6th Feb

My bottles are now standing up and settling.
by Alex Bridgeman
11:19 Tue 23 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: LBV - The Young Turks
Replies: 39
Views: 42359

Re: LBV - The Young Turks

My diary is pretty full late April / early May.

Pop me on the reserves list for 25th April, just in case I can make it nearer the time.
by Alex Bridgeman
15:17 Sun 21 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 13352

Re: 1994s, Tue 26 Mar 2024

Julian, we should revive the thread organising this tasting. If you want me to step in and take over, I'm happy to do so - just let me know.
by Alex Bridgeman
19:15 Thu 18 Jan 2024
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 2095
Views: 763537

Re: Latest buy

That’s a fabulous price Miguel!
by Alex Bridgeman
19:08 Thu 18 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Aged LBVs - Tue 5 March 2024 @ B&F - ALIVE AGAIN!
Replies: 80
Views: 32391

Re: Aged LBVs - Tue 5 March 2024 @ B&F - ALIVE AGAIN!

I am unlikely to be able to attend on the new date, if I am able to it’s likely to be a last minute change of plans.

If plans change, I’ll just have to take the risk that a space comes available for me.
by Alex Bridgeman
15:09 Thu 18 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tastings (Physical & Virtual) - Planner
Replies: 58
Views: 27738

Re: Tastings (Physical & Virtual) - Planner

Or ‘35 at 90 or ‘55 at 70 or ‘65 at 60 or ‘75 at 50 or ‘85 at 40…
by Alex Bridgeman
20:56 Tue 16 Jan 2024
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Thoughts on LBVs
Replies: 26
Views: 44291

Re: Thoughts on LBVs

I’ve just opened a bottle of Sandeman 2007 LBV. While it’s nowhere near the age that Andy and Tom have been discussing, I can confirm that with 17 years of aging, this LBV is effing delicious!
by Alex Bridgeman
22:17 Mon 15 Jan 2024
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Aged LBVs - Tue 5 March 2024 @ B&F - ALIVE AGAIN!
Replies: 80
Views: 32391

Re: Aged LBVs - Thu 23 June @ B&F - POSTPONED

I’m still not available on 23rd June, although I note that’s now a Sunday.
by Alex Bridgeman
10:00 Sun 14 Jan 2024
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Upgrade Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 38444

Re: Upgrade Issues

DRT wrote: 00:47 Sun 14 Jan 2024Is this fixed?
As Martin says, the issue was fixed by an iOS upgrade.