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by Glenn E.
21:01 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 21
Views: 1910

Re: Coravin

Ahh... ninja'd by AHB. :-)
by Glenn E.
21:00 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 21
Views: 1910

Re: Coravin

There's really no need to use a Coravin on a Tawny with an indication of age, i.e. a 10, 20, 30, or 40 Year Old Tawny. I routinely leave those on the kitchen counter after opening and they easily last a week to 10 days with only very slight degradation. If kept in the refrigerator, they should easil...
by Glenn E.
16:12 Thu 02 Nov 2017
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Fake whisky
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Fake whisky

Two things stand out for me in that article. 1. Someone bothered to fake a 100-year old bottle of whisky 25 years ago. Though I suppose that does actually make some sense since I'm getting old and 25 years ago isn't as long ago as I think it is. 2. The hotel performed the investigation and voluntari...
by Glenn E.
03:38 Sun 29 Oct 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 293494

Re: One quiz at a time

If memory serves, the other is 1994 Noval Nacional.
by Glenn E.
03:32 Sun 29 Oct 2017
Forum: Press Releases and Announcements
Topic: SOGEVINUS DECLARES 2015 VINTAGE
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: SOGEVINUS DECLARES 2015 VINTAGE

So 2011 widely declared, but not ’12 nor ’13 nor 14 nor ’15. Which is also the same gap as 1970-’75. 41 years ago in parallel years, so while not quite half a century I feel it's forgivable hyperbole for a magazine article. What about 85-91 (as 87 wasn't generally declared), 2011 and counting doesn...
by Glenn E.
02:47 Fri 27 Oct 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Rare Port for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: Rare Port for sale

At 81 years young, do you have any descendants to whom you could bequeath the Port with the instruction to have a party in your honor? A serving of Port is only about half the size of a serving of wine, so a single bottle of Port can easily be shared by 10 people. Especially if there are going to be...
by Glenn E.
23:06 Thu 26 Oct 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Rare Port for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: Rare Port for sale

El Supremo, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you've found a collection of very knowledgeable and fanatical Port drinkers! The bad news is that you've found a collection of very knowledgeable and fanatical Port drinkers! ;) None of those Ports are particularly rare with the except...
by Glenn E.
22:33 Thu 26 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vesuvio 94 Cork shonkyness
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Vesuvio 94 Cork shonkyness

Your report sounds very familiar: 1994 Vesuvio Vintage Port . I have not had one in the past quite as bad as the one documented in this link, but they do seem to have strange corks. I'm confident in the provenance of the bottle and I'd been storing it myself for a few years, so I'm nearly positive t...
by Glenn E.
15:58 Thu 19 Oct 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9532
Views: 293494

Re: One quiz at a time

Taylor.Vargellas.Vinha Velha
by Glenn E.
15:53 Thu 19 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Croft
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: 1955 Croft

In my relatively limited experience, 1955 VPs range from currently at peak/on a plateau to already fading. I don't recall having tasted one that I thought was still going to improve with further aging. Most of the ones on a plateau - which as I recall included the Croft - should hold until 2025. Som...
by Glenn E.
16:59 Fri 13 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Are you thinking of the Family Reserve colheita, which is only available at the Quinta? The 1992 vintage port was made, bottled, sold and distributed just like most other years. D'ohh! Yes, that's exactly what I was thinking of. I saw "1992 Vesuvio" and immediately went to Colheita because I wasn't...
by Glenn E.
23:53 Thu 12 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

I've been lead to believe that's a colloquialism for "where'd you get that?"

It literally means "the where?" Or with context, "from where?"

I believe I had this at the Quinta in 2014, and it was delicious. But alas, not available.
by Glenn E.
22:14 Fri 06 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

de onde?

I thought these were strictly kept at the Quinta?
by Glenn E.
22:07 Fri 06 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cheese with port. Advice required
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Cheese with port. Advice required

Any of the following, though the first two are both the best and the most obvious: Serra da Estrella (duh) Queijo da Serra (the non-PDO version of Serra da Estrella) white Cheddar, English Coastal preferred Comte Gouda Manchego aged Parmesan aged Asiago Beecher's Flagship (might be hard to find in L...
by Glenn E.
16:03 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 1418

Re: What do you have most of?

Hmm... I would have to say that I'm not sure because I don't have an accurate inventory! That said, I suspect the answer is 1987 Porto Souza. I had some in inventory (~6 bottles), purchased 2 more cases, and have since consumed a few. So I probably have around 2 cases left, which is a lot for me. Ot...
by Glenn E.
16:46 Tue 26 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: International Launch of Taylor’s Rare Aged Tawny Port
Replies: 59
Views: 4976

Re: International Launch of Taylor’s Rare Aged Tawny Port

Regardless, they are brands that TFP owned, in whole or part, at one point and then dumped them some time after. Don't get me wrong, but it appears TFP doesn't want any more brands than their major ones (Taylor's, Fonseca, Croft). I will bet they sell off the name Krohn's in due course. Or just let...
by Glenn E.
00:53 Sat 09 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Barrel Storage in Hot & Humid Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Port Barrel Storage in Hot & Humid Weather

I don't think the humidity is your problem; I think the temperature is going to kill your Port with any kind of long-term aging. Port should be aged at 12-15 degrees (C) for best results. 25 is the upper end of safe for short-term storage (but not good for aging), while 35 will absolutely cook it a...
by Glenn E.
19:20 Thu 07 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Barrel Storage in Hot & Humid Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Port Barrel Storage in Hot & Humid Weather

I don't think the humidity is your problem; I think the temperature is going to kill your Port with any kind of long-term aging. Port should be aged at 12-15 degrees (C) for best results. 25 is the upper end of safe for short-term storage (but not good for aging), while 35 will absolutely cook it an...
by Glenn E.
23:36 Mon 28 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Stone Terrace 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Graham's Stone Terrace 2015

I'd like to find another 3-pack (I already have two 3-packs) with the idea being to drink 3 of them young and hold the others. It's a fantastic Port for drinking young.
by Glenn E.
04:48 Wed 23 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta Do Noval dating, help!
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Quinta Do Noval dating, help!

According to Jancis Robinson, Noval started making LB in 1960 and "LB" actually stands for "Late Bottled". I believe they still make it, or at least made it until relatively recently, but that the more recent product is a Ruby Reserve since they make an actual LBV now. This, of course, assumes that ...
by Glenn E.
20:37 Tue 15 Aug 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Case of Warres vintage 1985
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Case of Warres vintage 1985

Retail value for that case looks like it's running around £600, so an offer of £400 from a merchant seems fairly reasonable to me. Based on the £600 retail price, that's also roughly what I'd expect to see from a private transaction. It's a good Port. A shame that you're not a Port drinker, as that'...
by Glenn E.
22:41 Thu 10 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4808

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

We should rename this thread into thirst in the rain! Rain? What is rain? I have heard stories, handed down from generation to generation, of this weather phenomenon. But it is merely a myth; a story told to young children to give them hope. Our "summer" weather yesterday was around 30mm of rain an...
by Glenn E.
17:02 Wed 09 Aug 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4808

Re: Summer Thirst, Wednesday 9th August 2017

We should rename this thread into thirst in the rain! Rain? What is rain? I have heard stories, handed down from generation to generation, of this weather phenomenon. But it is merely a myth; a story told to young children to give them hope. (Seattle is in an all-time record dry spell. Including to...
by Glenn E.
19:22 Mon 07 Aug 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Port for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Port for sale

The pictures will be very helpful. Hopefully it is your description that is inaccurate, as that may give you some chance of a sale. But just to give you an idea of why we are concerned, Port often lives 50+ years in bottle with little to no leakage at all. I purchased several bottles of 1955 Graham ...
by Glenn E.
22:27 Sat 05 Aug 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Port for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Port for sale

Hi Billy, Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but only 3/4 full is quite bad. The Port remaining in those bottles is likely very oxidized and no longer appealing. It probably won't taste bad , but it will likely be very flat and have few if any redeeming qualities. So those 5 bottles likely hold no ...