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by Glenn E.
15:58 Thu 19 Oct 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9500
Views: 257737

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: 209

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: 333

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: 333

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: 333

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: 261

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: 20
Views: 559

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: 4450

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: 416

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: 416

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: 467

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: 326

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: 325

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: 2508

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: 2508

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: 464

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: 464

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 ...
by Glenn E.
23:50 Tue 01 Aug 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Martinez 1987 vintage port
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Martinez 1987 vintage port

differentdave wrote:
20:15 Tue 01 Aug 2017
Pm sent to both Glenn E and AHB
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by Glenn E.
18:49 Sun 30 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Merchants’ packaging of bottles for transport
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Merchants’ packaging of bottles for transport

If you are interested in non-British packaging, I'll take pictures of our next arrival from WinesTilSoldOut.com. They use 4-pack outer boxes with inner... uh... liners? Forms? The liners are made from recycled paper and would be useless if not used in these specific boxes, as the outer box provides ...
by Glenn E.
18:44 Sun 30 Jul 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Martinez 1987 vintage port
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: Martinez 1987 vintage port

PM sent.
by Glenn E.
00:03 Wed 19 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9500
Views: 257737

Re: One quiz at a time

Just so that Derek can guess, I'll guess... Tejo?
by Glenn E.
18:27 Sat 15 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9500
Views: 257737

Re: One quiz at a time

Banyuls?
by Glenn E.
17:25 Mon 10 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9500
Views: 257737

Re: One quiz at a time

By the way, the hints referred to Passadouro and Seixo.
by Glenn E.
17:22 Mon 10 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9500
Views: 257737

Re: One quiz at a time

Noval Correct! The first (and only) time I visited Noval in 2008, I didn't even know they made tawnies. I was such a n00b. Not too long after that there was a buying opportunity and I picked up about a case of the 40-yr old. This is my last bottle from that case, and it is showing beautifully for 1...
by Glenn E.
03:59 Mon 10 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9500
Views: 257737

Re: One quiz at a time

The race is on! Will I finish the bottle before TPF can guess what it is?

Luckily for TPF, I did not consume any more of it over the weekend.