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by Glenn E.
23:16 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #6 - Thurs 18th March
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #6

Yes please, depending on date. Please add to the first post?
by Glenn E.
23:16 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5 - Thurs 11th March
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #5

Yes please, depending on date. Please add to the first post?
by Glenn E.
23:15 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: UK available 40 year old tawnies
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: UK available 40 year old tawnies

winesecretary wrote:
15:02 Fri 26 Feb 2021
24. Maynards (currently) - is this the same blend as the Barao de Vilar?

25. Fletchers (currently) - is this the same blend as the Barao de Vilar?
If I remember correctly what we were told on our last visit, they are all different blends.
by Glenn E.
01:57 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 5065

Re: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

That Romaneira 40y.o. is making me drool a tiny bit. I have one left. They're very difficult to find because I think they are made specially for an importer in Denmark, so not available anywhere else. But even more drool-worthy, I have one of the old ones left, too, circa 2011. The "40" is red on t...
by Glenn E.
19:23 Tue 23 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 5065

Re: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

Attachments are misbehaving. I can't remove the extra copy of the glasses pic without the bottle pic also disappearing. When first posted (after placing the attachments inline and using preview, which displayed correctly), the bottle pic disappeared and there was a message that said the attachment w...
by Glenn E.
19:20 Tue 23 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 5065

Re: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

I’ll issue an invite today for TPF Zoom Tasting #4 of 2021. Is the plan for this to occur tomorrow at the time previously scheduled for the Churchill tasting? And has the invite been sent? (I have not received it yet.) I have some leftovers from Sunday evening that I'll finish off for this tasting....
by Glenn E.
01:31 Wed 17 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels
Replies: 20
Views: 8182

Re: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels

Will W. wrote:
00:25 Wed 17 Feb 2021
As part of my long-running commitment to enriching the family which owns the property adjacent to Quinta Dona Matilde, I recently had a dozen bottles filled with what is claimed to be a 1937 colheita. This tasting note is based upon an initial sample.
Man I really wish that I lived in Portugal!
by Glenn E.
23:20 Fri 12 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2151

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

Dark dark red, 100% opaque. I know we know what we mean colloquially, but I wish we could find a more pragmatic method to be more precise. I do not use this method, as I feel that attempting to estimate a %opacity is not in my skill set. Instead, I use a standard pour in a standard INAO/ISO 7 oz Po...
by Glenn E.
00:23 Fri 12 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wanted Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 25775

Re: Wanted Thread

Farr Vintners currently has it available in London, but it's a little over that price range (9 liter case of 12 bottles).

https://www.farrvintners.com/wine.php?wine=23549
by Glenn E.
19:17 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Co-fermentation and Biodynamics
Replies: 22
Views: 3977

Re: Co-fermentation and Biodynamics

Presumably you would not plant in a completely random way And yet... Quinta do Crasto undertook and has completed a total genetic identification of their most valuable vineyard: Maria Teresa. They went through and mapped the entire vineyard, vine by vine, and genetically identified each one. They t...
by Glenn E.
18:11 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP

Regarding the bottle size regulations in the US, I believe that those only apply to selling within or into the US. If I were to, say, buy a set of these from Tony and have them delivered to my account at Seckfords, and then have Seckfords ship them to me using Seabrook Export Services, I should have...
by Glenn E.
18:05 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: White Port
Replies: 40
Views: 8251

Re: White Port

During the "pre-tour" for one of Roy's Port Harvest Tours, I discovered - basically by accident - that a 10 Year Old White works exceptionally well and a food wine across dishes that others might need a champagne, a white wine, a rose, or even a lighter red like a Pinot Noir. This was as Euskalduna ...
by Glenn E.
21:51 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2151

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

I opened a 1994 Vesuvio last night and will hopefully still have some available for tomorrow's event.
by Glenn E.
00:21 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: POSTPONED: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 5065

Re: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

I pray that we may all one day have cellars like WS1's where the experience of finding a bottle of Churchill '85 is 'Not the bt I was looking to find but at least something'. What a lovely, lovely phrase. And a lovely, lovely cellar. Up there as a TPF classic for me with 'We drank half a case of Fo...
by Glenn E.
03:01 Sat 06 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine fridges
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: Wine fridges

wine fridges vibrate, and they remove moisture. I don't think that is true of all wine fridges. You get what you pay for :wink: Agree not true of all wine fridges. The better ones are made not to vibrate and to leave humidity. My current one is a bit too much humidity so I put a humidity reducer in...
by Glenn E.
23:53 Thu 04 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: White Port
Replies: 40
Views: 8251

Re: White Port

Just bought from Laithwaite’s (part of Direct Wines Ltd): Andresen 10Y White, in 50cl. It says bottled 2020. How much bottle age would be useful? I assume that the unwritten rules for bottle-aging TWAIOA would also apply to WWAIOA, so that would make the standard recommendation "drink within 3-5 ye...
by Glenn E.
19:54 Thu 04 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP

Would it be possible for me to arrange to purchase 2 packs and not worry about when they arrive? I'd be happy to sip on something else while listening in on the presentation, then taste the Ports later on my own time when they do arrive. It's rather difficult to find these Ports in the US so I'd lov...
by Glenn E.
23:26 Wed 03 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The last 5 years: good luck or an improvement?
Replies: 18
Views: 1685

Re: The last 5 years: good luck or an improvement?

I think this is actually a case of "it doesn't say you can't" which means that you probably could if you really wanted to. I've scoured the regulations looking for anything that talks about White VP, or anything that specifically prohibits it, and I can't find anything. I'm not 100% sure about Port...
by Glenn E.
21:05 Tue 02 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP

Is shiping to Switzerland possible? Shipping to the US is possible, so I assume that they can also ship to Switzerland. Unfortunately it is more expensive than the Port to ship it to the US so it doesn't really make sense to do it. :( Oops, no. I went back to look again (thinking that if I ordered ...
by Glenn E.
20:59 Tue 02 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP

/2alph wrote:
08:41 Tue 02 Feb 2021
Is shiping to Switzerland possible?
Shipping to the US is possible, so I assume that they can also ship to Switzerland. Unfortunately it is more expensive than the Port to ship it to the US so it doesn't really make sense to do it. :(
by Glenn E.
20:56 Tue 02 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The last 5 years: good luck or an improvement?
Replies: 18
Views: 1685

Re: The last 5 years: good luck or an improvement?

PS: is it possible to acquire the “white vintage port” anywhere? This question was asked during the Quevedo white port tasting. Oscar seemed to suggest that he was considering it. Under current regulations (last I was told), not possible as there is no such authorization for a white VP. That said, ...
by Glenn E.
20:36 Tue 02 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine fridges
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: Wine fridges

I have 3 full-size wine fridges because I don't have space for a either a traditional cellar or a separate wine room. My experience is that high-end single-zone fridges are great, but that low-end models don't last long enough to be worth the effort. I have a Eurocave that is now over 10 years old a...
by Glenn E.
20:30 Mon 01 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The last 5 years: good luck or an improvement?
Replies: 18
Views: 1685

Re: The last 5 years: good luck or an improvement?

But beyond this I don’t really know the dynamics of what makes a good tawny Port. For example: how important is the quality of the grapes to the resulting wine? Do you have to start with Vintage Port quality grapes or could you make it from any reasonable base wine? We asked Dirk Niepoort this ques...
by Glenn E.
23:56 Fri 29 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February
Replies: 44
Views: 2151

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #3 - Thursday 11th February

jdaw1 wrote:
23:30 Fri 29 Jan 2021
I have in the house TV04 and TV05. Trying to resist choosing both.
Resistance is futile.