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by Roy Hersh
22:16 Mon 31 Oct 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Congratulations are in order ...
Replies: 3
Views: 2515

Congratulations are in order ...

Congratulations are in order for Derek, Julian and Alex for maintaining this site for nearly a decade now and reaching the landmark of 100,000 posts on TPF! This is also wonderful news for all participants. Saude!
by Roy Hersh
06:09 Sat 23 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The 2014 Harvest
Replies: 101
Views: 9910

Re: The 2014 Harvest

Yes, 1924 was declared. but 2011 was the first year ending in a one to be generally declared, ever..
Not true. 1851 was too.
by Roy Hersh
09:11 Tue 01 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1132
Views: 223165

Re: Software that makes placemats

Because I don't view a piece of paper lying on a table with circles on it as having a "top and bottom" as you do. For me, the top is where the glasses are placed, the bottom faces down to the table cloth. :wink: For me, I call what you consider the bottom of the page, "the front" and what you consid...
by Roy Hersh
00:34 Tue 01 Apr 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1132
Views: 223165

Re: Software that makes placemats

I was not intimating that Glenn learned from me, just that he's picked this stuff up in a rather short period of years, overall. As to reasons, since it seems that Julian is all about learning the "why" ... here are three of many good reason to explain my point above. a. the winemaker/journalist gro...
by Roy Hersh
21:39 Mon 31 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1132
Views: 223165

Re: Software that makes placemats

Having consumed wines during judging competitions and at trade and personal events for more than 3 decades now; old habits die hard.

Glenn has learned well, in a fairly short period of years :!:

With VP and in any vertical of wines, I've always preferred oldest to youngest for numerous reasons.
by Roy Hersh
08:30 Mon 31 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1132
Views: 223165

Re: Software that makes placemats

Daniel, I do an occasional tasting of Port and/or Madeira and my format never changes. As I am a techno-failure, Glenn typically helps me to organize and print out the placemats using the brilliant software that has been designed and upgraded by Julian. I prefer and always do, have the line of wine ...
by Roy Hersh
23:00 Sun 09 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: For the love of port website
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

Re: For the love of port website

After a very intensive weekend, the maintenance is now 100% complete and the NEW :ftlop: has been launched LIVE ... now!
by Roy Hersh
01:17 Fri 07 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Old vines or not old vines, that is the question...
Replies: 68
Views: 6368

Re: 2011 Declarations

Derek,

I'll toast to that, but with Julian and I, it has happened a few times in recent threads on both sites.
by Roy Hersh
01:13 Fri 07 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Old vines or not old vines, that is the question...
Replies: 68
Views: 6368

Re: 2011 Declarations

Glad you were able to parse that Daniel. Congrats!
by Roy Hersh
00:52 Fri 07 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Old vines or not old vines, that is the question...
Replies: 68
Views: 6368

Re: 2011 Declarations

I'll ignore g-man's comment, as I clearly stated where my info came from regardless if he thinks it flies in the face of other people's stated opinions here. Now more to the real point, Andy's assertion. Since 2004, in articles I've had published (a full decade ago) I have been on record saying that...
by Roy Hersh
19:42 Thu 06 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Old vines or not old vines, that is the question...
Replies: 68
Views: 6368

Re: 2011 Declarations

The Nacional vineyard was replanted in 1925 and the 1931 Nacional was made from six year old vines. Rute and others have mentioned the vines nowadays average 35 years of age.
by Roy Hersh
04:51 Wed 05 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2011 Declarations
Replies: 284
Views: 39797

Re: 2011 Declarations

Not to mention the extremely large riverfront land mass. Likely the greatest of any quinta that comes to mind.

My Romaneira production number came directly from the source.
by Roy Hersh
19:37 Tue 04 Feb 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2011 Declarations
Replies: 284
Views: 39797

Re: 2011 Declarations

Glad I could help! :wink:
by Roy Hersh
10:44 Wed 29 Jan 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: For the love of port website
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

Re: For the love of port website

Sorry the site was down. We tried to launch our new website and had some technical glitch prevent that from happening. Will be towards the end of next week. Some cool new features including a collaboration with one of the key Port enthusiasts on this Forum. For those with the nice comments above, if...
by Roy Hersh
05:09 Wed 20 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oldest bottles
Replies: 36
Views: 2634

Re: Oldest bottles

In documents I've read and discussions I've been a part of, 1820 has been the date most often mentioned for the broad practice of fortification with Port wine. As for oldest bottles tasted: 1802 Colheita, 1815 for Vintage Port and 1748 for Madeira. This year I was a shown a true 1756 Vintage Port. M...
by Roy Hersh
04:51 Sun 17 Nov 2013
Forum: Travel
Topic: Oporto Restaurant - Canelas de Coelho
Replies: 1
Views: 4114

Re: Oporto Restaurant - Canelas de Coelho

A nice tapas style restaurant with small dishes and very solid food. I've eaten here a bunch and pricing is good for food and somewhat reasonable for wine explorations. Service runs from friendly/professional to absolutely amateur hour. That being said, even the off nights were still pleasant.
by Roy Hersh
00:49 Wed 06 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964
Replies: 72
Views: 9585

Re: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964

To be entirely fair... The family knew what the deal was in selling to TFP, I'm sure. They accepted that W&K would no longer be the brand on the bottle. Taylor paid for the stock, not the name. This must have been clear to all who signed on the dotted line.. Pure speculation. Knowing the two key fa...
by Roy Hersh
00:39 Wed 06 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964
Replies: 72
Views: 9585

Re: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964

Derek wrote: Roll forward 30 years: "what's the oldest Taylor Colheita you have tasted?" - "1964" - "Ah. A rich history of Colheita production spanning nearly eight decades". :? We disagree here my friend. They own casks of 1863 and also both white and red Colheita pipas of 1896. Those are priceless...
by Roy Hersh
00:32 Wed 06 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964
Replies: 72
Views: 9585

Re: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964

LGTrotter wrote: Roy thanks for the information. I may be being a little slow but I take it this moving up of the prices of existing W+K wines(softening up for the presumably larger hikes that occur when Taylor appears on the label) will occur across all the distributors for TFP and not just the US/...
by Roy Hersh
22:31 Tue 05 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964
Replies: 72
Views: 9585

Re: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964

To add some facts to the discussion, before venturing back into my opinion too: Shortly, some of the W&K Colheitas that are currently available and at reasonable prices are going to be removed from the market. Not because of scarcity / stocks running low, but with intent. The bottles that are alread...
by Roy Hersh
23:21 Sat 02 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964
Replies: 72
Views: 9585

Re: Taylor Single Harvest Tawny 1964

Wiese & Krohn. Adrian mentioned these would be coming soon in limited editions and mentioned they'd appear with the Taylor name associated.
by Roy Hersh
22:45 Fri 01 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and Marketing: "Best Vintage ever"
Replies: 60
Views: 4196

Re: Port and Marketing: "Best Vintage ever"

Comic relief, eh? Well it washed right over me. Like during my recent weekend celebrating Alex's birthday, I sat in the same room for two days with the majority made up of friends from England; often scratching my head and wondering why I'd possibly have a greater understanding of the discussions .....
by Roy Hersh
21:23 Fri 01 Nov 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and Marketing: "Best Vintage ever"
Replies: 60
Views: 4196

Re: Port and Marketing: "Best Vintage ever"

Thank you Owen and Daniel. Sorry for rankling feathers above. Keeping it light now, no reason to point fingers at some of the hyperbole aimed at 2011, inaccurately or not. Agreed that discussions by those who do not get to taste cask samples are still valid. My intent above was not mean spirited, bu...
by Roy Hersh
22:08 Wed 30 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle after two or three years?
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: Bottle after two or three years?

Axel, you make an interesting point about bottling later. But you have not explained what characteristics you notice, or prefer when the VP sits in pipas longer. Please elaborate.
by Roy Hersh
19:25 Sun 27 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port and Marketing: "Best Vintage ever"
Replies: 60
Views: 4196

Re: Port and Marketing: "Best Vintage ever"

I love people who speculate without even having tasted a sip of the juice from a vintage they've only read about. Especially basing their opinions on mere words, whether related to a specific vintage, or otherwise. Alex's opinion above is a breath of fresh air, not because he is pro-2011, but becaus...