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PostSubject: Port recommendations   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:56 am

I need some advice. I'd like to buy a friend a nice bottle of port but don't know where to start. Not too pricey though? (this is where food an drink should come in handy)
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:22 am

My favourite port is Penfolds Grandfather's port.

However it is next to impossible to get hold of in the UK...

OR TRY NEIPOORT PETRE'S vintage

http://www.steephillwines.com/index.php?set_products=1&s_colour_name=Fortified&

Third one down, if you find a really nice wine shop (this is a local one to me) they can generally give sound advice.
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:32 am

My old Cambridge College port was fantastic! Alas, not available outside of the buttery!

Better question - what's your budget? That might help define what sort of thing to go for.
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:36 am

I only cook with port. I wouldn't dream of drinking it.

Sorry that was not very helpful was it.
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:39 am

It's nice with a bit of cheese at Xmas. Only time I would ever drink it really.

Or as a cheeky vimto....now that is yummy! But any port will do for that, not the expensive vintage variety!
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:35 am

helencb wrote:
It's nice with a bit of cheese at Xmas. Only time I would ever drink it really.

Or as a cheeky vimto....now that is yummy! But any port will do for that, not the expensive vintage variety!

Bloody cheeky vimto. How chavlike are you! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:27 pm

I was thinking up to about £15 . he's a lovely perosn but not buying a full on vintage!
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:39 pm

Bluebloodedscouser wrote:
helencb wrote:
It's nice with a bit of cheese at Xmas. Only time I would ever drink it really.

Or as a cheeky vimto....now that is yummy! But any port will do for that, not the expensive vintage variety!

Bloody cheeky vimto. How chavlike are you! Twisted Evil
I would never make one, wine all the way for me, but you forget, I work in Sunny Scunny and this local knowledge creeps in occasionally.
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:00 am

In that case, head to good old M&S. Their standard "Vintage" is great, very quaffable and nicely presented.

Alternatively Dow's or Graham's Late Bottle Vintage (LBV) will be fine, or, if you can find it, Dow's First Reserve Estate.

All of those should be fairly easy to find without the need to treck far and wide. If you fancy something a bit different but still in price then 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens will really hit the spot!
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:38 am

I love all port.....
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:25 am

Mmm, me too, I once bought a cracking bottle of Vintage Port for a friend for a wedding present - I used a shop in Edinburgh, can't remember its name but I wanted a bottle from the year the couple were born.

They got divorced, I wonder what happened to that bottle....?
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:38 am

Not Valvona and Crolla by any chance?

I could spend hours in there...!
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:21 pm

It wasn't.....I could take you to the shop - it was in the street behind Princes Street (not Rose Street but the big road).....still can't remember the name and it is beginning to bug me now!
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:29 pm

the Royal mile?

or the other way....?
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:32 pm

The other way.....George Street, may be???
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:41 pm

not sure. V&C is Leith Walk, not too far, and in the right direction

If you have not been, go! It's yummy! I believe they have a separate cafe/restaurant somewhere in EH as well although not been to that.
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PostSubject: Re: Port recommendations   Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:18 am

Read about V&C in the Scotland street books but never been. Don't actually venture east that often, nothing against the place, just don't have many friends still living through that way that we keep in touch with.

Love South Queensferry though Smile
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