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by Glenn E.
18:03 Fri 04 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Churchill's Port Club
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Churchill's Port Club

The picture they use in their shop for the subscription purchase looks very much like: 1 x VP (in this case SQVP, 2009 Quinta da Gricha) 1 x 20 Year Old Tawny 1 x Ruby Reserve The 20yo looks like it could be a 50 cl bottle because the shoulders are different than the Ruby Reserve and VP, but it isn'...
by Glenn E.
22:40 Wed 02 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1407

Re: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

No idea why my camera doesn't work with BlueJeans - it works fine with Zoom. But it was great seeing everyone again! I'll make sure to get my work done so that I can join everyone on the 15th, too.
by Glenn E.
19:29 Wed 02 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1407

Re: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

I have sent the link/login details to Simon to forward to those of you who are interested. The system runs off your browser (i.e., no download required); and, according to my IT guys, there is no "monitor" needed and I cannot screw it up. We shall see, insha'allah. There is a small download and ins...
by Glenn E.
17:37 Mon 30 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 19
Views: 562

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

It will depend on my work schedule that week (things get busy in the lead-up to Christmas), but I would like to join you if my schedule works out!
by Glenn E.
23:10 Fri 27 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1407

Re: Nickolls and Perks - Graham’s 200th Anniversary Virtual tasting 2nd December 2020

I won't be doing the tasting (too expensive to ship to the US), but would love an invite to the after party!
by Glenn E.
00:09 Tue 24 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1530
Views: 331937

Re: Latest buy

Corney & Barrow have a largish stock of bottles of G66 at £180 each retail. If we ignore the expected auction vs retail difference then maybe $210 doesn’t seem too pricey and not wildly different from the UK? Oh, I think $210 (which is $180 + buyer's premium) is actually quite a good price for G66....
by Glenn E.
23:05 Mon 23 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1530
Views: 331937

Re: Latest buy

Since I'm here, I just managed to pick up (from auction): 12 x 1985 Smith Woodhouse ($52.50 ea) 2 x 1987 Taylor Vargellas ($93.50 ea) 1 x 1966 Graham ($210) All good prices for the US (buyer's premium is included above), but probably nothing to brag about in the UK. I've been trying to find TV87 fo...
by Glenn E.
20:28 Mon 23 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 2201

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

If you were thinking about spending, say £30 or £40 on a bottle of Madeira, what would you buy? I don't know what your prices are like in the UK, but in the US that price range equates to roughly a 10 year old in 750 ml or a 15 year old in 500 ml. H&H and Borges both make very nice lines from 5 to ...
by Glenn E.
18:26 Mon 23 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1530
Views: 331937

Re: Latest buy

Since I'm here, I just managed to pick up (from auction): 12 x 1985 Smith Woodhouse ($52.50 ea) 2 x 1987 Taylor Vargellas ($93.50 ea) 1 x 1966 Graham ($210) All good prices for the US (buyer's premium is included above), but probably nothing to brag about in the UK. I've been trying to find TV87 for...
by Glenn E.
18:21 Mon 23 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1530
Views: 331937

Re: Latest buy

We visited BdV on both the 2018 and 2019 Port Harvest Tours, the former in VNdG and the latter in the Douro Superior. Much of this was explained to us on those visits, but unfortunately I didn't take notes on the history (only the wines) so only have memories. Aside from BdV itself, Maynard's and Pa...
by Glenn E.
22:43 Fri 20 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 2201

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

I haven't tried the 1996 D'olly, but I did not like the 1991 (or 1990) as much as the 1989. When it was available, the 1989 was a real sleeper and a great value. As I recall I only have 3 left. One of the bottles that I currently have open is an almost empty 1964 Blandy's Malvasia. A wonderful wine,...
by Glenn E.
18:30 Fri 20 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov
Replies: 31
Views: 2201

Re: VWP Blandy’s Madeira virtual tasting 19th Nov

I disagree that Malvasia doesn't have enough acidity to be interesting - Malvasia is my favorite Madeira, with Blandy's and D'Oliveiras being my two favorite producers. I stay away from Sercial and Verdelho as they are too dry for me, but do like older Terrantez and some Buals. Note that much of the...
by Glenn E.
18:15 Tue 17 Nov 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1985 Warres vinatage port for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: 1985 Warres vinatage port for sale

It's available in London for as little as £49 per bottle in bond, and in the US for $75 (£56.65).
by Glenn E.
17:17 Fri 13 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanter Port Quiz
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Decanter Port Quiz

nac wrote:
09:53 Thu 12 Nov 2020
And this one...

https://www.decanter.com/learn/winequiz ... ge-388549/
I missed the grape used to make Sherry (I thought it was Jerez), and the amount of fortifying spirit in Vin doux Naturel (I guessed 20%).

Unsurprisingly I aced the Port test. :-)
by Glenn E.
19:29 Thu 12 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1268
Views: 341602

Re: Port for sale by retailer - Quinta do Mourao 90yo White

Another offer received from Fine & Rare today - QUINTA DO MOURÃO, SÃO LEONARDO, VERY OLD WHITE PORT, 90-YEAR-OLD - £925/bt in bond. If anyone wants me to forward the offer email let me know. Note that those are 500 ml bottles. As I recall, all of Mourao's white Ports only come in 500 ml. That said,...
by Glenn E.
21:37 Tue 10 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1268
Views: 341602

Re: Port for sale by retailer - T94 & F94

Offer received yesterday from Fine & Rare ( frw.co.uk ) for 1994 Taylor and Fonseca. Apparently recently shipped from Oporto. Both are £570 per 6 in bond. I received the same offer, and if not for the fact that these are in the UK I'd have picked up a 6-pack of each. That's a good price for a coupl...
by Glenn E.
02:08 Tue 10 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1268
Views: 341602

Re: Port for sale by retailer

I'd be very interested to see how they're using the 100-point scale, and what if any controls were used regarding its application. I.e. that 55-point score does not match the written description. Note: most 100-point scales are - even technically - just 50-point scales. For the ones that I've seen u...
by Glenn E.
19:53 Sat 07 Nov 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TFP @ 67 Pall Mall
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: TFP @ 67 Pall Mall

An excellent review, thanks! You guys get all the good events over there... I wish there were similar events timed for US audiences. Odd that DG says Taylor is elegant. I'm reasonably confident that I have never used that descriptor for a Taylor ruby Port at any level. Precise and floral, sure, but ...
by Glenn E.
00:25 Sat 07 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta das Lamelas offer
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Quinta das Lamelas offer

AHB wrote:
20:27 Fri 06 Nov 2020
Any if anyone is feeling excessively wealthy the Quinta do Mourão 100 Year Old is an amazing Port - and is priced as such!
Can confirm. Also the Quinta do Mourão 90 Year Old White Port is very nearly as amazing, and is very nearly as expensive.
by Glenn E.
19:23 Fri 06 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 22
Views: 1158

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

This looks really nice, but in classic Taylor fashion I expect it to be horribly overpriced for a 500ml bottle. Has anyone see a price yet? Yes, I have: both Vinho Grandes Escolhas and Vinho do Porto Vintage Blog say that the recommended price will be €2900.00 per bottle!! Only one order of magnitu...
by Glenn E.
19:12 Fri 06 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: LBV Roundup
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: LBV Roundup

Smith Woodhouse LBVs are deliberately bottle aged before release. I think that's sort of the SW "thing" for their LBVs. As I recall they're aged for a minimum of 8 years before being released, but can be aged longer. The 1995 was the first of these that I encountered (probably circa 2007-2010) and ...
by Glenn E.
22:55 Thu 05 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 22
Views: 1158

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

This looks really nice, but in classic Taylor fashion I expect it to be horribly overpriced for a 500ml bottle. Has anyone see a price yet?
by Glenn E.
22:52 Thu 05 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: LBV Roundup
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: LBV Roundup

Smith Woodhouse : The only LBV I’ve seen or drunk was some 1995 which looked to me like it was a stash of bottles that the Symingtons hoped might be sold as a buyer’s own brand but then became Smith Woodhouse when it became a bit too old for those purposes; neither the cork or the bottom capsule we...
by Glenn E.
20:33 Tue 03 Nov 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: TFP 1994 VP special release for US market
Replies: 15
Views: 870

Re: TFP 1994 VP special release for US market

It does appear to be US-only. (For once!) And yes, that's a bit steep for 2 x 375ml even if they are 100-point Ports with perfect provenance. 750ml bottles run about $150 each in the US right now. I'll have to keep an eye out and see if anyone discounts them at all... this does say SRP of $299 so so...
by Glenn E.
17:37 Tue 03 Nov 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 152
Views: 44133

Re: The Five Word Novel

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