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by Glenn E.
22:24 Sun 19 Feb 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Taylor's very Old Single Harvest Limited Edition 1964
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Taylor's very Old Single Harvest Limited Edition 1964

Hi Donna,

I am the 1964 vintage member to whom DRT refers. I will send you a PM.
by Glenn E.
07:00 Mon 13 Feb 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 8906
Views: 194208

Re: One quiz at a time

By road and by rail?
by Glenn E.
19:43 Tue 31 Jan 2017
Forum: Travel
Topic: Winebar in Oproto
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Winebar in Oproto

Next to? Or with a view? Due to the sloped hillsides, you can get some pretty great views without actually being next to the river. The Yeatman is expensive, but has a great view of the river and Pont Dom Luis I. I only ate at the Taylor Lodge before the Yeatman was built, so don't know if the resta...
by Glenn E.
06:35 Mon 30 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: My way towards my first vintage
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: My way towards my first vintage

A very enjoyable read, thank you! I, too, very much like the 1970 Graham Vintage Port. It sounds like you had at least one very good bottle.
by Glenn E.
20:36 Tue 24 Jan 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Upgrade of Forum Software
Replies: 118
Views: 8555

Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

This latest upgrade seems to have mitigated a certain slowness that crept in after the previous upgrade. The forums are still not as fast as they were prior to the previous upgrade, but they're now back to being solidly within the "tolerable" range.
by Glenn E.
20:31 Tue 24 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Vintages - Slow to mature but worth the wait...
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Port Vintages - Slow to mature but worth the wait...

Congratulations! I can wait to get my hands on my copy!
by Glenn E.
17:47 Thu 19 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sat May 27, 2017 London stopover [cancelled]
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Sat May 27, 2017 London stopover [cancelled]

Our flights are on Delta through Amsterdam, with only enough time to change gates on the way through. We tried to set up an opportunity to at least have dinner in Amsterdam, but it would have raised the ticket price and also would have involved earlier flight times than I am willing to suffer. :(
by Glenn E.
17:38 Thu 19 Jan 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Portuguese cheese
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Portuguese cheese

The one time I found Serra da Estrella in the US it was actually Queijo da Serra being sold improperly. Since several of us from FTLOP had purchased, I think we terribly frightened the poor importer with our cries of outrage. He refunded all our purchases and changed the sales link, but then also st...
by Glenn E.
06:39 Thu 19 Jan 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Portuguese cheese
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Portuguese cheese

Or the non-PDO version, Queijo da Serra.
by Glenn E.
06:38 Thu 19 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The TPF Referendum
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: The TPF Referendum

But... But... What about my wager on the Brexit-Trump-VigLink trifecta???
by Glenn E.
03:56 Sun 15 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Storing of colheitas and tawnys
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Storing of colheitas and tawnys

AHB's advice is, as usual, right on target. The answer varies by producer. A very broad and general rule of thumb is that tawnies and Colheitas should be consumed within 3-5 years of bottling. I have many in my cellar older than that, though, because as AHB explained the extra age simply changes the...
by Glenn E.
23:00 Wed 04 Jan 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sat May 27, 2017 London stopover [cancelled]
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Sat May 27, 2017 London stopover

Flights booked. Unfortunately we will not be stopping over in London on this trip. :(
by Glenn E.
18:49 Tue 20 Dec 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sat May 27, 2017 London stopover [cancelled]
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Sat May 27, 2017 London stopover

Seems like a bit of a stretch, so I'll have my wife go ahead and get whatever's cheapest. If that still results in a London stopover, I'll make sure to let everyone know just in case anyone is free!
by Glenn E.
18:59 Mon 19 Dec 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sat May 27, 2017 London stopover [cancelled]
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Sat May 27, 2017 London stopover

Alas, I will not be carrying 45+ bottles with me during the trip. Unless something dramatic occurs and I am able to take over the inventory of a very small, very exclusive Italian Port Shoppe in Rome. Anyone else possible? We likely would not make our decision based on the ability to pick up one bot...
by Glenn E.
23:45 Sat 17 Dec 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Sat May 27, 2017 London stopover [cancelled]
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Sat May 27, 2017 London stopover [cancelled]

My wife and I are traveling again (this time, a Barcelona -> Rome cruise) and so have the opportunity for a stopover in London on our return home. It does seem that Saturday evening might be difficult, so I thought I'd ask before actually purchasing plane tickets. Would there be any interest in a ga...
by Glenn E.
05:49 Fri 04 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1971 Dalva Golden White Colheita
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

Re: 1971 Dalva Golden White

I prefer the '71 over the '63. It's a very nice Port.
by Glenn E.
01:24 Wed 19 Oct 2016
Forum: Travel
Topic: saturday in London
Replies: 5
Views: 6386

Re: saturday in London

I agree with Simon - the Port House on Strand might be able to help you.

Though, as he alluded, their actual Ports available rarely match the ones listed on the menu exactly.
by Glenn E.
05:05 Fri 07 Oct 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2014 Declarations
Replies: 22
Views: 1977

Re: 2014 Declarations

Assuming any make it Stateside, I'll buy halves.
by Glenn E.
06:24 Fri 30 Sep 2016
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Looking to sell
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Looking to sell

That isn't possible in either case. A 1985 Vintage Port could not have been given to you before 1987 as that is the earliest it could have been bottled. Similarly, a 1963 Colheita could not have been bottled before 1970, though it was likely much later. The '63 Romariz that I have tasted was bottled...
by Glenn E.
19:51 Tue 27 Sep 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Which LBVs are worth cellaring?
Replies: 98
Views: 4187

Re: Which LBVs are worth cellaring?

It is intended to be able to be aged in the bottle and to reward a little patience. Indeed, in my opinion, it needs another 5 years or so before it will really show what it might have when it hits its peak. I have a 6-pack of the 2003 unfiltered that I don't plan to touch until 2018, at which point...
by Glenn E.
19:44 Tue 27 Sep 2016
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Smith and Woodhouse for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Smith and Woodhouse for sale

Ideally I am looking for £120 for the three. That would be a reasonable price in the US, as that's roughly $160. The 1985 Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port typically retails (internet) for about $70/bottle, so $55/bottle for a Crusted Port seems about right. But as Julian said, that's retail. Private tr...
by Glenn E.
19:04 Mon 19 Sep 2016
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 118
Views: 7350

Re: Port House abbreviations

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:to allow distinction from FrSx which was produced in the past.
Fair: ’82 and ’83 Ferreira had slipped my mind. In which case FrS and SS.
<rubber stamp of approval>
by Glenn E.
19:01 Mon 19 Sep 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage Port and Fruit bombs
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Vintage Port and Fruit bombs

Madeira can have a century in the pipe, and still last another forever. But it has no fruit. The oxygen doesn’t prevent a wine being “enduring”, but it prevents it from being like Vintage Port. This feels like an example of reductio ad absurdum . I would point to the fruit found in quite old colhei...
by Glenn E.
22:19 Thu 15 Sep 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Some guidance on etiquette required
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Some guidance on etiquette required

Your hosts also host wine merchants, wine journalists, competitors, and others less discreet. Obey yours host’ confidences — whether requested or assumed wise — but otherwise tell the tales great and small. +1 Tell all that you are allowed to tell, but be conservative with unspoken confidences. I s...
by Glenn E.
19:10 Mon 12 Sep 2016
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 118
Views: 7350

Re: Port House abbreviations

I note we don't seem to have covered Quinta do Vallado? Have had some lovely aged tawnies from the producer (although they have produced some VPs). Not many V…s have been used.: Vl ? Vd ? What other Quinta d… V…s might need either of these? I would use either Va or Vl, leaning toward Vl. Absent an ...