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by Glenn E.
04:48 Wed 23 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta Do Noval dating, help!
Replies: 4
Views: 94

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: 174

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: 1362

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: 1362

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: 256

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: 256

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: 322

Re: Martinez 1987 vintage port

differentdave wrote:
20:15 Tue 01 Aug 2017
Pm sent to both Glenn E and AHB
Glenn E. disputes this claim.
by Glenn E.
18:49 Sun 30 Jul 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Merchants’ packaging of bottles for transport
Replies: 4
Views: 205

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: 322

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: 9442
Views: 238698

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: 9442
Views: 238698

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: 9442
Views: 238698

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: 9442
Views: 238698

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: 9442
Views: 238698

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.
by Glenn E.
21:33 Thu 06 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238698

Re: One quiz at a time

Not Vallado.
Not Dalva.
Not Kopke.

Of the producers guessed so far, I believe that a Niepoort property is closest to the property that I visited, with a Sandeman property in second. I have never toured either the Niepoort property or the Sandeman property.
by Glenn E.
01:02 Thu 06 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238698

Re: One quiz at a time

Not Graham.

I've only visited the property mentioned once, and it was not on one of Roy's tours.
by Glenn E.
19:32 Wed 05 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238698

Re: One quiz at a time

Old Bridge wrote:
21:32 Tue 04 Jul 2017
Niepoort Tawny 30 Years Old
Not Niepoort.

Also:
Not S. Leonardo, but it is a 40-yr old
I have toured property owned by this producer.
by Glenn E.
21:13 Tue 04 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238698

Re: One quiz at a time

Also not Sandeman, but I like your thinking. Bottled in 2007 and likely purchased in 2009. IIRC there was a buyer's op.

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by Glenn E.
15:16 Tue 04 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238698

Re: One quiz at a time

Not S. Leonardo, but it is a 40-yr old
Not Taylor 325th Anniversary Edition

It's my last bottle, though more could be acquired.
by Glenn E.
23:57 Mon 03 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238698

Re: One quiz at a time

What am I drinking?
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by Glenn E.
01:05 Mon 03 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238698

Re: One quiz at a time

I have a question, but need to prepare for it. You're going to get a picture as a clue! I'll post tomorrow afternoon if Phil hasn't already posted a question by then.
by Glenn E.
19:18 Sun 02 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238698

Re: One quiz at a time

Then the answer is at hand. Unfortunately, not my turn.
by Glenn E.
22:20 Sat 01 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238698

Re: One quiz at a time

Hmm... that's why I needed to know about Phil's guess! I'd have guessed higher than 1024 without that knowledge.

1020m?
by Glenn E.
00:57 Sat 01 Jul 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238698

Re: One quiz at a time

PhilW wrote:
15:28 Fri 30 Jun 2017
1026?
This could be an important guess!
by Glenn E.
16:49 Fri 30 Jun 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9442
Views: 238698

Re: One quiz at a time

Since Peakery is apparently sorely lacking, I can only guess with random numbers now.

1024?