Quevedo, Blend Your Own 20-Year Old Tawny, Thu 13 May 2021

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Quevedo, Blend Your Own 20-Year Old Tawny, Thu 13 May 2021

Post by Doggett » 16:59 Thu 11 Feb 2021

EDIT: Please note the new date of the 13th May for this event

Another tasting from the folk at Vintage Wine and Port.
Who thinks they are the best port blender? See below for their details...

Quevedo Taste at Home - Blend Your Own 20 Year Old Tawny - Online Tutored Tasting

Buy the pack and follow the tasting on You Tube Live on the 13th May 2021 at 7pm
Maximum two packs per household

We have again teamed up with Oscar Quevedo to bring you a Taste At Home Blend Your Own 20 Year Old Tawny tasting experience on YouTube Live. This is our most ambitious and fun tasting yet!

Oscar will introduce his family winery and lead you through a tutorial on how to blend a 20 year old Tawny port. You will have the same 4 components that Claudia uses to make their award winning 20 year old Tawny. Can you do better? Make up your blend under Oscars guidance and compare with their final blend

The pack contains 90ml sample bottles of:
- four components used to make up a 20 Year Old Tawny
- The final blend - Quevedo's 20 Year Tawny

We only have 90 packs available and our recent tastings have sold out.


https://www.vintagewineandport.co.uk/pr ... do-30000-2
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Post by rich_n » 17:02 Thu 11 Feb 2021

I wonder if Tony has a special link for TPF members again? I think the last couple he has but I've not seen him on here for a while.

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Post by forest26 » 17:36 Thu 11 Feb 2021

Hi Rich
I'm trying to cut down on the drinking mid-week so have missed some of the virtual tastings. Best price for this (and the Grahams) is the one on the web - its more of a promo thing - so the margins are quite small. Simon has beaten me again to listing on the thread. There are only 90 packs this time as Oscar and I planned this some months ago when restrictions were lifting.

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Post by rich_n » 18:08 Thu 11 Feb 2021

forest26 wrote:Hi Rich
I'm trying to cut down on the drinking mid-week so have missed some of the virtual tastings. Best price for this (and the Grahams) is the one on the web - its more of a promo thing - so the margins are quite small. Simon has beaten me again to listing on the thread. There are only 90 packs this time as Oscar and I planned this some months ago when restrictions were lifting.
Good to know, I went and found it after posting and realised it was already good value. Haven't put an order in but will almost certainly this evening while we're on the virtual tasting.

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Post by akzy » 19:50 Thu 11 Feb 2021

What a fun idea! Looking forward to attending.

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Post by JacobH » 18:47 Fri 12 Feb 2021

This is a great idea. Thank you for sorting it out. I think I have already persuaded a few friends to buy a pack.

At some stage someone should twist Oscar’s arm to do another round of blend-your-own Vintage Port!
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Post by nac » 00:01 Sat 13 Feb 2021

Ordered and very much looking forward to.

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Post by rich_n » 17:17 Sun 14 Feb 2021

I've ordered this so I'll be on the main tasting and then keen to join for a post-tasting-tasting if others are able to.

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Post by Doggett » 08:57 Tue 23 Mar 2021

Please note the new date for this event. At the time of posting there are just 21 of the packs left available for this event.

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Post by forest26 » 10:32 Wed 14 Apr 2021

Sorry - looks like we will have to move this again!!!!

Oscar had them ready at end of Feb but we have have been let down by our shipper bringing this over. I was hoping that they would arrive this week but customs clearance on all inbound duty goods is taking some time.

Will advise when we have something concrete.

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Post by forest26 » 18:23 Mon 03 May 2021

Hi Simon
Can you please edit the header in the thread to reflect the new date Thursday 13/5/2021 @ 7pm
(they are finally here!)

Edit, jdaw1: done.

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Post by jdaw1 » 19:26 Sat 08 May 2021

Tawny is drunk at about 6°C. At what temperature should it be blended?

Also, FTR, placemat.

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Post by Alex Bridgeman » 14:18 Sun 09 May 2021

Thank you for the placemats. I shall print and use one.
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Post by jdaw1 » 14:22 Sun 09 May 2021

Alex Bridgeman wrote:
14:18 Sun 09 May 2021
Thank you for the placemats. I shall print and use one.
There should be one in the rectangular box in which the samples came.

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Post by PhilW » 18:42 Sun 09 May 2021

jdaw1 wrote:
Alex Bridgeman wrote:
14:18 Sun 09 May 2021
Thank you for the placemats. I shall print and use one.
There should be one in the rectangular box in which the samples came.
Worth repeating - I only discovered the placemat in my second pack of Graham's SHT tasting having missed it in the first as it was so well tucked round in the bottom that it neither came out with the packing and ports, nor noticeable that there was anything further inside.

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Post by Alex Bridgeman » 18:58 Sun 09 May 2021

I’ve not unpacked my samples yet. I will do so after I finish eating and check.
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Post by Alex Bridgeman » 21:19 Sun 09 May 2021

Found the placemats! Thanks for pointing them out to me.
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Post by oscar quevedo » 16:15 Mon 10 May 2021

jdaw1 wrote:
19:26 Sat 08 May 2021
Tawny is drunk at about 6°C. At what temperature should it be blended?
Good point Julian! 6ºC seems too low for drinking. However, not for blending. Being alcohol very volatile, the lower the temperature at blending the less alcohol is lost with the process. So less need of further aditions of aguardente to correct the level of alcohol prior to bottling.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 05:09 Tue 11 May 2021

oscar quevedo wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
19:26 Sat 08 May 2021
Tawny is drunk at about 6°C. At what temperature should it be blended?
Good point Julian! 6ºC seems too low for drinking. However, not for blending. Being alcohol very volatile, the lower the temperature at blending the less alcohol is lost with the process. So less need of further aditions of aguardente to correct the level of alcohol prior to bottling.
Wow, Did not know that. Thanks.

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Post by Glenn E. » 06:02 Tue 11 May 2021


jdaw1 wrote:Tawny is drunk at about 6°C.
No wonder you Brits don't like Tawny Port, you drink it too cold!

Tawny Port is best from slightly chilled to just below room temperature. Cellar temp is the low end of the range. If I'm doing the conversion correctly, I believe it should be drunk between 12°C and 16°C.

6°C is dramatically too cold.
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Post by jdaw1 » 11:47 Tue 11 May 2021

Ooh, I might have the temperature of the wrong fridge. The new fridge is complicated. Sorry.

But, by chance, that is the temp at which to blend. I did not know that.

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Post by PhilW » 14:46 Tue 11 May 2021

jdaw1 wrote:
11:47 Tue 11 May 2021
The new fridge is complicated.
That sounds like something I'd expect my parents to say, not something I ever expected to hear from Julian - I dread to think what features and level of complexity the fridge must be capable of.
Perhaps it's an iFridge, only allowing you to place approved items within and operating at whatever temperatures it decides, which it might change over time to increase life of the product life, if not the contents. If it ever offers to play a "nice game of chess" then run!

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Post by MigSU » 17:36 Tue 11 May 2021

I find 6ºC even too cold for light-bodied white table wines (too many scents are lost, in my opinion; I like 7/8ºC), let alone tawny Port.

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Post by jdaw1 » 18:10 Tue 11 May 2021

PhilW wrote:
14:46 Tue 11 May 2021
I dread to think what features and level of complexity the fridge must be capable of.
It’s terrible: when I’m not looking, it drinks my tawnies and whites.

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Post by rich_n » 13:11 Wed 12 May 2021

oscar quevedo wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
19:26 Sat 08 May 2021
Tawny is drunk at about 6°C. At what temperature should it be blended?
Good point Julian! 6ºC seems too low for drinking. However, not for blending. Being alcohol very volatile, the lower the temperature at blending the less alcohol is lost with the process. So less need of further aditions of aguardente to correct the level of alcohol prior to bottling.
Oscar, would you suggest this is necessary for this blending or are you referring to blending in general? I can either cellar cool or fridge cool the components, whichever is preferable for the session.

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