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by differentdave
01:57 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 721

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Congrats Julian. Order placed, a holiday present I am looking forward to receiving and using!!!! I agree with G-man about returning for a visit.
Unrelated great seeing sushinorth and gman this past weekend.
by differentdave
15:31 Wed 01 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Durand corkscrew
Replies: 41
Views: 4035

Re: The Durand corkscrew

Pretty much the durand is my go to opener. I used to use an ah-so most of the of the time so when the durand came out I thought it was a no brainer for me. Have had it for so many years and it has held up wonderfully thus far. Not a wine gadget guy (no aerators, nothing to help my wines open up/brea...
by differentdave
13:48 Thu 28 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal
Replies: 25
Views: 3208

Re: 2020 - A 1970 horizontal

WIll have to check which 70's I have but for now count me in please.
by differentdave
17:42 Mon 16 Apr 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 9 Bottles of Vintage Port For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: 9 Bottles of Vintage Port For Sale

I concur with Andy, I may be a buyer but not until fall. Overnight shipping is to expensive. What do you consider to be a reasonable offer (retail, wine searcher low, wine searcher low plus 20% off)?
by differentdave
16:06 Thu 03 Aug 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Martinez 1987 vintage port
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Re: Martinez 1987 vintage port

Sorry for my inability to send a PM lol. 25 plus years being a full time nerd you would think I could successfully send a private message.....
by differentdave
20:15 Tue 01 Aug 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Martinez 1987 vintage port
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Re: Martinez 1987 vintage port

Pm sent to both Glenn E and AHB
by differentdave
15:40 Fri 30 Jun 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY: Jan timeframe placeholder with Chris @ TFP. <edit moved from Oct>
Replies: 14
Views: 3258

Re: NY: October 18-22 timeframe placeholder

will bring my thirst and something from 60's or 70's depending on theme/etc
by differentdave
16:25 Mon 10 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: HABEMUS VINTAGE PORT
Replies: 23
Views: 5890

Re: HABEMUS VINTAGE PORT

i would greatly appreciate the opportunity to taste it on this side of the pond. Congrats and great work!
by differentdave
15:34 Tue 10 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to serve a G70
Replies: 26
Views: 3659

Re: How to serve a G70

I always start off with the intention of letting the port sit in the decanter and open up for 4 to 6 hours but when that window approaches somehow a glass or two is missing. I have since learned that decanting a different bottle of port the day before you want to decant a bottle of port often works ...
by differentdave
01:21 Wed 20 Apr 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Investigation for a PhD on Port
Replies: 11
Views: 2498

Re: Investigation for a PhD on Port

Taken.
by differentdave
00:58 Wed 20 Apr 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: June 25 2016 NYC 50s 70s tasting
Replies: 17
Views: 2950

Re: June 2016 NYC Cockburn tasting

I have a handful of vintages and would love to attend the tasting, can also offer decanters, wine glasses and my wife for babysitting duties if need be :-)
by differentdave
12:46 Mon 23 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 3972

Re: NYC 1985 retro

G-man thanks for inquiring about the Palm I followed up with Pete as he did not realize I was aslo involved. He will get back to me later this week about updated arrangment and he may even try to work theday of our event. Time and finances may preculde me from attending both events. I will be bringi...
by differentdave
19:35 Fri 13 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 3972

Re: NYC 1985 retro

This is looking promising, Moses if youwant to come from Boston please feel free to use my house to sleep at if needed before/after the tasting. WIll compile a list of possible attendees shortly. I would like toto work this around Chris schedule since he is here for a limited time.
by differentdave
16:01 Mon 09 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 3972

NYC 1985 retro

Was wondering if there was any interest in doing a 1985 retrospective on this side of the pond. I can host at my house on Long Island or take the lead on booking a location in Manhattan if its easier for attendees. Was thinking early to middle December. I have about 5-8 different houses from 85 so I...
by differentdave
19:35 Sat 16 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 21971

Re: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City

I will clean and bring a box of 36 glasses just in case. i am currently bringing 2 bottles but can bring another one if need be. I am not sure who the 2nd bottle was for.
See everyone tomorrow at 5.
by differentdave
14:06 Fri 15 May 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A high dinner party
Replies: 5
Views: 1485

Re: A high dinner party

Did not read through this entire thread but apparently Adrian Bridge (CEO Fladgate Ports) was part of this hiking group. He is okay.
http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/51594
by differentdave
21:47 Thu 14 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: may 11th in NYC: Quevedo wines
Replies: 7
Views: 2531

Re: may 11th in NYC: Quevedo wines

jdaw your name came up on a few occasions during the course of the evening. 1 the disclaimer on my 6liter bottle (which I would like you to please sign for me next time your in NY) 2 the story about the older woman using the sediment as jam 3 your passion and intelligence Claudia and Oscar were both...
by differentdave
21:43 Thu 14 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 21971

Re: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City

If additional adoption is needed (I am bringing two currently if not mistaken) I can bring a third as well.
by differentdave
21:41 Thu 14 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 21971

Re: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City

I am in for the dinner. Please let me know if glasses are needed or not as I will wash/steam sanitize them in advance if they are needed. G-man Dont think I can swing 2 meals in NYC as its a long time away from the family. Might be able to convince them to drive me into the city in the am and take t...
by differentdave
17:38 Thu 14 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 21971

Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Sorry if I stepped on anyones toes, was trying to be helpful.
I am fine with whatever plans unfold.
by differentdave
19:52 Wed 13 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 21971

Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

I have tasting glasses (over 100 of them) which I can bring with me if need be. As for venue/time I am pretty much open. I would actually like to see an earlier start time as well as earlier finish time since it is on a Sunday. Anything I can do to assist please let me know.
by differentdave
16:23 Tue 12 May 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Quevedo
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: 2011 Quevedo

Drank the 2011 Quevedo VP last night while in the company of the winemaker Claudia and her brother Oscar (director, sales/marketing if not mistaken) as well as the NY distributor and friend Jeff. On a personal note both Claudia and Oscar were very nice, very knowledgeable and make some delicious win...
by differentdave
14:16 Tue 05 May 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2013 Declarations
Replies: 53
Views: 11051

Re: 2013 Declarations

Article from winesearcher about 2013 declarations.
http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/05/ ... r-for-port
by differentdave
15:19 Mon 04 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 21971

Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

I can inquire ata few steak house I frequent/know people at. Uncle Jacks and The Palm downtown come to mind. Please let me know if you would like me to inquire as I do not wan to step on the organizer(s) toes.