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by Axel P
19:18 Thu 29 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 121
Views: 15347

Re: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

Pick the chances. I had a leftover bottle from one of the last Portweinmessen and totally forgot what it was (no label, no capsule inscription) and just opened it: and the corc gave it away: thumbnail.jpg It is the Vieira de Sousa Agua Alta Vintage Port 2016. Great Port. One to look out for. Especia...
by Axel P
10:05 Mon 26 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Portweinmesse 26 November 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Portweinmesse 26 November 2021

Given the proximity of this event to my brother's family, I'm interested in attending (he's based in Pulheim). There seems to be limited information on the website, but I'll certainly keep an eye on this thread. More than welcome, but do not plan to go there by car afterwards as we will have a comm...
by Axel P
15:03 Thu 22 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Portweinmesse 26 November 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Portweinmesse 26 November 2021

On 26 November the World of Port meets in Leverkusen, Germany again to taste the new Vintage Port years. SM GER.jpg Taste more than 100 Ports from the special category and increase your Port knowledge by interacting with the producers, winemakers or their importers. We will certainly adhere to all c...
by Axel P
13:45 Mon 19 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 55
Views: 4159

Re: 2019 Declarations

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by Axel P
15:32 Mon 08 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 55
Views: 4159

Re: 2019 Declarations

Niepoort and Crasto to follow. Niepoort: With some 28.000 bottles Dirk and Daniel Niepoort launch their new baby VINTAGE PORT 2019. Dirk says, that this Port could be compared to his young 2003 as the wine shows a classic tannic structure as well as a massive fruity body. With a fantastic ripeness t...
by Axel P
11:34 Mon 08 Mar 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Niepoort launches 2019 Vintage Port
Replies: 0
Views: 1065

Niepoort launches 2019 Vintage Port

With some 28.000 bottles Dirk and Daniel Niepoort launch their new baby "VINTAGE PORT 2019". Dirk says, that this Port could be compared to his young 2003 as the wine shows a classic tannic structure as well as a massive fruity body and a great colour. With a fantastic ripeness this Port has everyth...
by Axel P
12:50 Mon 22 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1882 Magazine from Symington Family Estates
Replies: 22
Views: 3960

Re: 1882 Magazine from Symington Family Estates

I also got some for our German based friends. Sendet mir einfach eine private email.
by Axel P
18:58 Thu 18 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Something to taste?
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Re: Something to taste?

Dear Sten, this is a great collection of Port that you and your family has consumed over the years. You are correct. It is not the same via zoom. Even if we could manage to share samples of the same bottles amongst friends. So, lets cross fingers for better times to come. Everyone with a solid (Port...
by Axel P
16:05 Mon 15 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Queen's cellar
Replies: 6
Views: 1716

The Queen's cellar

dolls-house-1-700x5118.jpg I guess all UK based readers already know about the curiosity of the dollhouse in Windsor castle, which was manufactured for Queen Mary 1924. What you might not know is that the Berry Brothers supplied the wine-cellar for the dollhouse. There are some 1.200 bottles with o...
by Axel P
11:43 Tue 09 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1628
Views: 421473

Re: Latest buy

Bought some of the Confraria Vintage Port bottles. I guess I am one of the few having had a vertical tasting of these. Quite nice after 2000.

Hope, everyone who was offered, bought some:
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by Axel P
16:23 Sat 06 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 25
Views: 14734

Re: Coravin

I was sent a Coravin system some time ago and am also 100% converted. Great invention. Yes, I am not using this on a Fonseca 1948 and yes, I do not put my bottles back to the cellar, but drink them over time or give them away to be enjoyed by other persons. I also think the Vintage needle is not gre...
by Axel P
15:32 Sat 06 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Seckford's announcement of Taylor Fladgate 2018 wines
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Re: Seckford's announcement of Taylor Fladgate 2018 wines

The Fonseca Guimaraens would be my recommendation. Great wine. Could have made it easily to a full declaration. Best FG since 1976!
by Axel P
15:30 Sat 06 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Niepoort Vintage Port 2017 wins ‘Best Port Wine of the World’
Replies: 12
Views: 2817

Re: Niepoort Vintage Port 2017 wins ‘Best Port Wine of the World’

That is just because they have not tasted the Bioma 2017...
by Axel P
19:01 Mon 18 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1986 Taylor Terra Feita
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Re: 1986 Taylor Terra Feita

I was a bit disappointed in the past by some of the 86s, but they are coming around very nicely lately. Thanks for sharing
by Axel P
18:59 Mon 18 Jan 2021
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 233
Views: 123886

Re: Port House abbreviations

Great list, dear Phil. Some changes/add ons requests:

OPO - OPORTUNIDADE
ChR - Churchill Quinta do Rio
Db - Douro Boys

Thanks and best

Axel
by Axel P
18:53 Mon 18 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 121
Views: 15347

Re: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

Will be on. I have fairly all Churchill Vintage Ports at hand and surprisingly the Rio 2002 is drinking fantastically well now.

Please add me, Alex.

However since 94 is 94 this might be my choice - or both.

The Club 2009 is also on my death row.

Best wishes

Axel
by Axel P
12:29 Fri 01 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: André Ribeirinho 100 Best Portuguese Wines
Replies: 2
Views: 2080

Re: André Ribeirinho 100 Best Portuguese Wines

I do know Andre very well. He is a great guy and a fantastic promoter for Portuguese wines.

However we should have invited him more to Portforum tastings as this would have changed his list quite a bit, I blieve.

Happy new year to all
by Axel P
19:00 Thu 31 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 8600

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

WS1 wrote:
13:37 Tue 29 Dec 2020
Anyway happy to be back in England for tonight's tasting as my German WLAN would have not been able to cope as still the old telephone line from ~80 years ago
but this is because your house is 80 years old and you have spent all your money on Port :-)

Guten Rutsch
by Axel P
18:51 Thu 31 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The terrible year 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Re: The terrible year 2020

Dear Sten, Stefan and Jorgen. Wow, this is a great achievement. I have managed to drink something from 1970 every week and had a champagne sunday every second week, where we had many surprises (just between 4 persons and 2 bottles of champange every time - at least vintage champange). The best thing...
by Axel P
11:26 Wed 23 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 8600

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

I also try to join...
by Axel P
12:08 Wed 16 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 9956

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Thanks, everyone. My first link actually got me to teams. Thats why it took me some time to figure out the correct link, but Alex was very helpful as usual. You can see the "Portbeer" here. The one in the middle is actually a blend of German Hefeweizen and Martha's Ruby Port, whereas the two others ...
by Axel P
20:13 Tue 15 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 9956

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Unfortunately I am too silly to join. Teams is working good in GER, but the link does not. Wish you all a great christmas.

Axel