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by g-man
21:48 Mon 08 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 19006

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

if you guys are still interested in running this tasting blind, I'm happy to volunteer since I would have no vested interest in guessing the bottles being across the Atlantic. I'd ask folks to take a vote and however you guys decide if you want a blind or not, I will then propose a method for lettin...
by g-man
03:37 Wed 06 Mar 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 1 March 2019 - The Eastern seaboard Vesuvio Box tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 2088

Re: Wed 1 March 2019 - The Eastern seaboard Vesuvio Box tasting

This review is not a great advert for Vesuvio from this era. The 1994 seems to have been popular in the tastings on both sides of the pond but the others are variable to say the least. Maybe this is just a case of SFE spending a decade finding their way with a previously neglected vineyard? Perhaps...
by g-man
02:18 Mon 04 Mar 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 1 March 2019 - The Eastern seaboard Vesuvio Box tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 2088

Wed 1 March 2019 - The Eastern seaboard Vesuvio Box tasting

Organization here http://theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=111212 A merry band of 11 tasters showed up for this offline at the a prestigious white shoed lawfirm in the main war room to hold a vertical tasting of Vesuvios! Initial impressions were the 94' coming out first, followed either by the 9...
by g-man
03:00 Sun 17 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 5341

Re: Sell collection

And being in the distribution market in NY, it's very unlikely you'd be offered enough to make it worth your while =) It would appear the most prudent advice is to take a trip out to sunny California and enjoy the nice weather. Or go into business with me, as I have easy access to West coast market...
by g-man
04:03 Sat 16 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage port terrible teens?
Replies: 13
Views: 3497

Re: Vintage port terrible teens?

Thanks! And to clarify: A "horizontal" = tasting different ports all from the same year (e.g. '94 Dow, '94 Warre, '94 Graham, etc.), whereas a "vertical" = different vintages from the same winery (shipper)? Is that right? Correct. And looking at the main page of the forums, the offline section is c...
by g-man
02:08 Fri 15 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage port terrible teens?
Replies: 13
Views: 3497

Re: Vintage port terrible teens?

The fun part about being with the port community is that folks are quite diligent about trying/posting and sharing ports and notes, allowing another fellow forumite to make their own informed decisions fitted to their tastes! Unfortunately there is no hard rule, my "dumb phase" starting at 5 to say ...
by g-man
22:06 Thu 14 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 6976

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, 13th FEB 2019

akzy wrote:
18:23 Wed 13 Feb 2019
That is a very nice looking case. Quite jealous right now.
come by New York =)
by g-man
22:03 Thu 14 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 5341

Re: Sell collection

I paid GBP 75 per bottle (just under USD 100) last time I bought Graham 1963. That's the market I am able to buy in. That's why I told you the offer you had was one you would be wise to accept. If my maths is right, K&L paid you 80% of $375 = $300 for your bottles. Maybe I should be arbitraging Por...
by g-man
09:13 Mon 11 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1958 Gonzalez Byass
Replies: 0
Views: 857

1958 Gonzalez Byass

As noted from the Port Vintages book, ordered from Berns Steakhouse in Tampa Florida on Feb 09, 2019. Decanted for 30 minutes before drinking. What a lovely rich milky bouquet. Malty, rich, black cherries and plums. The palate shows a lovely rich milk chocolate mixed with freshly ground cinnamon and...
by g-man
05:31 Fri 08 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 5341

Re: Sell collection

I'll be honest to say that I'm curious as to the retail shop who's willing to offer 80% wine searcher average prices.
Here in NY, you'll usually look for 60-70% wine-searcher low.
by g-man
22:49 Mon 04 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, MAR 1st 2019 NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 2994

Re: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, MAR 1st 2019 NYC

Heh, holding back notes leads to people just not posting any =)
by g-man
09:59 Mon 04 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, MAR 1st 2019 NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 2994

Quinta do Vesuvio Box Vertical, MAR 1st 2019 NYC

Finally got those bums together Same format tasting across the Atlantic. I'll have to check which box number I have. Confirmed: Dave, George, Jay, Jay + 1, Jay2, Jeff, John, Josh, Miguel, Phil. Location: Jays place midtown. Pls PM me for details, we need to put you on a list to get into the building...
by g-man
01:26 Mon 28 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2011 Quevedo
Replies: 0
Views: 853

2011 Quevedo

Opened 24 hours and left in open decanter. On initial open, notes of eucalyptus, wintermint on the nose. Tastes of strong notes of wintermint gum but then alot of fruit just overwhelms the palate. 24 hours after. This smells like young vintage port! Lovely plums, earthen spices/freshly ground allspi...
by g-man
23:58 Wed 26 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 18219

Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Book arrived here in NY, slight ding on the corners but otherwise vrey good condition
by g-man
00:44 Thu 06 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting?
Replies: 7
Views: 3063

Re: Virtual Tasting?

I'm going to throw out some dates.

Ranging from dec 26th onwards.

We could find an open virtual chat channel so that folks can come in and out all day.
by g-man
01:18 Wed 05 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Humblebragging here in NY
Replies: 8
Views: 2236

Re: Humblebragging here in NY

If we're having folks meeting us from the US west coast and across the atlantic, perhaps NY would be the best place?

I'll pencil it in!
by g-man
08:51 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting?
Replies: 7
Views: 3063

Re: Virtual Tasting?

I believe the only thing really holding us back was the timing as you guys are currently 5 hours ahead of us in NY, and I'm currently working on Japan times which would a virtual drinking 10 pm BST? 5pm EST?
by g-man
05:36 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting?
Replies: 7
Views: 3063

Re: Virtual Tasting?

mm I was thinking something like a leakers or a broad theme like Rubys / Tawnies that allow for consistency so that we can have a discussion without the potential faults found in vintage ports.
by g-man
00:25 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Humblebragging here in NY
Replies: 8
Views: 2236

Re: Humblebragging here in NY

Let's see how my schedule next year turns out! Or if any folks would like to swing by NY!
by g-man
23:44 Mon 03 Dec 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting?
Replies: 7
Views: 3063

Virtual Tasting?

Any fellow TPFers interested in doing a virtual tasting?

Pick a style theme, discussion wine, life, pleasures, meet new/talk to old folks across the Atlantic?

AHB and Djewels did one many years ago and it was quite fun.
by g-man
08:42 Mon 26 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Dow
Replies: 0
Views: 1033

1963 Dow

Clear ruby colour with hints of bricking around the edges. Decanted 3 hours. Absolutely lovely nose of honeyed dates, freshly ground allspice mixed with some cardamon. On the palate shows some gingered graham crackers but then opens up to a lovely smooth cinnamon dried currants. There is a plethora ...
by g-man
09:24 Thu 22 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Humblebragging here in NY
Replies: 8
Views: 2236

Re: Humblebragging here in NY

I am definitely long due for a visit, I believe it's been almost 10 years since i've been back to London
by g-man
06:02 Thu 22 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1414
Views: 206806

Re: Latest buy

Did some vertical shopping for the holidays
2x each of cockburn 19 55, 60, 67,70,75,83,85,91,94, 97, 2000, 2003
2x each of fonseca 19 60,63,66, 70, 75, 77, 80, 83, 85
by g-man
05:54 Thu 22 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Humblebragging here in NY
Replies: 8
Views: 2236

Humblebragging here in NY

I've always wanted to do this seeing how you guys over on the fun side of the pond have such great cellars and offlines whereas I struggle to round up folks in NY!

But I've managed to pick up a bottle of 96' Dows.

1896 that is =P
by g-man
05:25 Fri 09 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 132
Views: 45888

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

egads, i would be 72, and if this were spread out over 2 weeks, 73!