Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Organise events to meet up and drink Port.
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Post by rich_n » 09:15 Fri 11 Dec 2020

Glenn E. wrote:What time? That will help me keep my schedule clear at the appropriate time.
We can aim for a 7pm GMT start time, that has seemed to work for most people on these virtual gatherings.

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Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Post by hadge » 12:17 Fri 11 Dec 2020

please can you add me to the invite list, thanks

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Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Post by JacobH » 14:58 Fri 11 Dec 2020

I appreciate this post is going to jinx it but I am pretty confident I should be able to join you now.
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Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Post by rich_n » 14:57 Mon 14 Dec 2020

Afternoon everyone, I hope you're all excited for whatever port you've selected. Could I please ask that if you've not joined one of the virtual sessions before, or if you have but Alex wasn't the host, please could you make sure you DM him your email so he can send you an invite ahead of tomorrow evening.

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Post by benread » 17:09 Mon 14 Dec 2020

You’ve just reminded me I need to prepare a bottle!


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Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 19:24 Mon 14 Dec 2020

Rich has just reminded me that I need to send the invite out. I’ll do so tomorrow morning.

And I’ll select my bottle!
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Post by benread » 19:28 Mon 14 Dec 2020

AHB wrote:And I’ll select my bottle!
I struggled. Mainly because so many bottles I want to share with people who will appreciate them. Not finish on my own. I’ve selected an old LBV of which I have multiple bottles.


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Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 10:10 Tue 15 Dec 2020

I decided to open an unknown. I've tonged the top off the bottle and now it's Audouzing gently in the cellar. I'll push the cork out this evening.

Invites are going out now. If you don't receive one by 10am (UK time) text, PM, email or otherwise get hold of me.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Post by PhilW » 17:43 Tue 15 Dec 2020

AHB wrote:
10:10 Tue 15 Dec 2020
I decided to open an unknown. I've tonged the top off the bottle and now it's Audouzing gently in the cellar. I'll push the cork out this evening.
Following Alex's initiative, I decided to follow his example as I have an unknown "believed 63" with destroyed (black) capsule and unreadable label (though a BBR label, not BOS). Opened by tongs this am also.

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Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Post by Glenn E. » 18:29 Tue 15 Dec 2020

I have received my invitation and have arranged to be free at 11:00 am.

Alas, I will not be opening something old and interesting. Instead I will be finishing off a bottle of 2015 Graham's LBV - which is absolutely delicious if you haven't had the chance to try it yet - and then moving on to the remains of a S. Leonardo 30 Year Old Tawny.

Does anyone know if the Graham is a 2019 or 2020 bottling? I assume 2020, but it could be 2019. It does not say on the label, which seems to be a new habit that the producers have picked up. I very much wish that they would go back to declaring when an LBV was bottled because it matters whether it was 4, 5, or 6 years after harvest. It does not say "Unfiltered" on the label so I assume it is filtered. Even so, I think it could pass for a VP. It's that good!
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Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Post by Doggett » 19:01 Tue 15 Dec 2020

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Glenn E. wrote:
18:29 Tue 15 Dec 2020
Even so, I think it could pass for a VP. It's that good!
And available for as little as £8 this silly season in the UK.

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Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Post by Axel P » 20:13 Tue 15 Dec 2020

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

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Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Post by rich_n » 00:01 Wed 16 Dec 2020

Great to chat with everyone, and glad Axel made it on despite the technological odds. Thanks Alex for hosting! See you all in the new year (unless someone decides we should do one of these in the lull between Christmas and New Year).

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Post by Axel P » 12:08 Wed 16 Dec 2020

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 are Belgian beer stored in Cockburn casks:
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The Billionare's vinegar, fantastic read:
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Re: RE: Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Post by rich_n » 13:08 Wed 16 Dec 2020

Axel P wrote: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 are Belgian beer stored in Cockburn casks:
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The Billionare's vinegar, fantastic read:
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Fascinated by the strong golden ale (am assuming it's somewhat akin to a Belgian dubbel), that sounds rather tasty. I may try and track it down... Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Post by Doggett » 13:17 Wed 16 Dec 2020

Great evening, as always. Thanks to Rich and Alex for organising and all for their company.

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Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

Post by JacobH » 20:44 Wed 16 Dec 2020

Really good to see everyone for this. Thank you, AHB, for sorting out the Zoom and for Rich for proposing / arranging it.

I wasn’t around when you started discussing the Billionaire’s Vinegar but it’s a good book: I enjoyed reading it many years ago.
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