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by Glenn E.
04:22 Sat 04 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 67
Views: 2239

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

My plant-based purple fabric dye arrive in the mail today. :-)
by Glenn E.
01:15 Wed 01 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 67
Views: 2239

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

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by Glenn E.
17:47 Tue 30 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 67
Views: 2239

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

The sample did not arrive yesterday and our post isn't normally delivered until about 1:00 pm, so today I'll be drinking some leftover 1970 Croft instead. It's quite nice.

Edit: post arrived early, but alas no Port. So Croft it is!
by Glenn E.
17:22 Mon 29 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 67
Views: 2239

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

No luck here yet, but I remain hopeful for today's postal delivery.
by Glenn E.
18:56 Thu 18 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 67
Views: 2239

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

This will be fun, and it will be interesting to see how a small sample bottle holds up to trans-Atlantic shipping!
by Glenn E.
19:13 Tue 16 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2107

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

I suspect that postage to Seattle would be prohibitive, but would enjoy watching everyone else participate in something similar to what I did with the Stone Terraces tasting for the Sammamish Port Club. From a quick look at the Royal Mail website it looks like it would cost a little under $10 for a...
by Glenn E.
19:10 Tue 16 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2107

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

I'm online waiting for the host to start the meeting!
by Glenn E.
19:09 Tue 16 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Law of Two Thirds discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Law of Two Thirds discussion

I think the IVDP website has copies of the regulations as enacted. To work out what is currently in force you need to trace through them to work out what been repealed and / or amended. Yes, this. The two articles that we've been looking at are as they were enacted in ... 1986, I think? They've pro...
by Glenn E.
23:22 Mon 15 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2107

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Just out of interest, and a topic we could discuss tomorrow perhaps, but would anyone be interested in a blind tasting when we have our next Zoom tasting in about 2 weeks? If people are interested and willing to cover the postage costs (of about £5 per person in the UK and who knows outside the UK)...
by Glenn E.
23:21 Mon 15 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2107

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Should I open Warre ‘70 or Warre Cavadinha’82 for this tasting. Thoughts before 0700 tomorrow please! I vote Warre '70 since I was recently served one blind and would like to see if the bottle I tasted was representative. (I make no comment on the quality of the one I tasted so as not to prejudice ...
by Glenn E.
17:59 Mon 15 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 41
Views: 4207

Re: 2018 Declarations

There was storm damage in the spring that significantly reduced the amount of fruit on the vines in 2018, but the rest of the season was apparently extremely favourable so while the volumes are low the quality is supposed to be fairly high. Alex posted tasting notes for a couple of cask samples and...
by Glenn E.
23:52 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2107

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

White port would qualify An excellent point! There now appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel, as I now only need to choose a bottle from my supply of Brancos. Does not compute. Warre is excellent and under-rated. Even by those who rate it ‘excellent’. Care for some brown sticky stuff? :wink:
by Glenn E.
23:46 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1453
Views: 253751

Re: Latest buy

I picked up 7 x 1964 Noval Nacional. That's my birth year and these were fairly reasonably priced (about 1/3 the last price I'd seen) so I couldn't pass up the opportunity. If anyone sees a 1964 Dow, let me know. That's the only VP that I'm missing, though it's theoretically possible that there's al...
by Glenn E.
22:35 Thu 11 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2107

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

I may have to get creative. I generally don't like Warre's style, so have none on hand except for a 1964 Grande Reserve that's... reserved... for a later date. Oh, and a 1937 Grande Reserve that should be shared with multiple people in person because it's fabulous. There's a decent chance that I hav...
by Glenn E.
22:30 Thu 11 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Law of Two Thirds discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: 1983 Covelos

Iirc, the law of a third only applies to what is actually in barrel. Regardless of type. Anything bottled but held back for later release does not count toward that. It seems like that would cause problems with the formulas, because parts of those formulas are based on previous years' sales. Someth...
by Glenn E.
22:50 Wed 10 Jun 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 77486

Re: Port House abbreviations

Km seems most logical to me as well.
by Glenn E.
22:40 Wed 10 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Law of Two Thirds discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: 1983 Covelos

I presume they still had the strict rules on reserves in the 1980s so to produce a single Vintage Port would have been quite a substantial multi-year project? Isn't it already a multi-year endeavor because it takes 2 years (technically 18 months) to make a Vintage Port in the first place? So allowi...
by Glenn E.
00:14 Wed 10 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Law of Two Thirds discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: 1983 Covelos

There's nothing in either of these Articles indicating that it only applies to Tawny Port. However, the first paragraph of Article 21 says that its capacity applies to the product referred to in the previous Article. So if Article 20 only applies to Tawny Port, then so does Article 21. That said, th...
by Glenn E.
21:27 Thu 28 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 19th May - Churchill vintage masterclass e-tasting
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: Tue 19th May - Churchill vintage masterclass e-tasting

Don't forget that a dry house style does not necessarily mean less sugar in the Port. It can also be obtained by more acidity. Similarly a Port with less sugar can still present as sweet if it also has lower acidity. I tasted an 80 Year Old Madeira blend that Ricardo Freitas uses as a component of t...
by Glenn E.
21:20 Thu 28 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1698

Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

How about a theme for Simon of “1972 or a Birth Year Port, if you can.” Might also work for Neil. Shockingly, despite 1964 being a very pedestrian year for Port, I have a plentiful bounty of birth year Ports in my cellar. It's difficult to find rubies from 1964, but for a few years about 10-12 year...
by Glenn E.
00:03 Wed 27 May 2020
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side

1980 Dow I believe there was also a 2011 stone terraces. There was. I was doing my day 2 notes for the Sammamish Port Club meeting from the night before and had already completed the '17, '16, and '11 Graham's, so was working my way through the '17, '16, '15, and '11 Stone Terraces during the Zoom ...
by Glenn E.
20:18 Sun 24 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1698

Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Yes please. I will likely have to drink something different again, but I enjoy the company.
by Glenn E.
18:03 Wed 20 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 2943

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Should I reveal or do you wish to guess? Reveal. So that I don't have to bother making a guessing sheet. 2011 Quinta do Crasto LBV (2015, unfiltered, from 375) decanted at 8:00 am for the tasting at 11:00 am Pacific time. Am I right in thinking most of the USA thinks you have a reputation for break...
by Glenn E.
05:30 Wed 20 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 2943

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Hmm... a 5-hour decant for an 11:00 am tasting... my LBV will not be decanted on time! It will probably have to make do with 3 hours of decant time, but since it isn't a 2015 Sandeman or a(ny) Warre, that probably doesn't matter.

Should I reveal or do you wish to guess?