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by g-man
02:18 Tue 23 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fitting in more bottles..
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Fitting in more bottles..

Hexagons, we want hexagons! Hexagonal bottles would also tessellate perfectly (albeit not along the edges), while also not allowing an entire row or stack to slide, as well as fitting better within the hand for pouring. But no, we don't want really want hexagonal or square bottles; also presumably ...
by g-man
02:16 Tue 23 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fitting in more bottles..
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Fitting in more bottles..

Imagine if the entire wine industry moved to square or rectangular bottles instead If port was bottled in square bottles with rounded corners - similar to Jack Daniels bottles - they could be racked with over 50% better space efficiency. Unfortunately it would be a different story when bin storing,...
by g-man
00:24 Mon 22 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fitting in more bottles..
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Fitting in more bottles..

Imagine if the entire wine industry moved to square or rectangular bottles instead
by g-man
01:33 Mon 15 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Watch
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Bottle Watch

Dredging u p an old thread. But sushi if you find this, I've got a bottle of the 1972' dows.
by g-man
09:43 Fri 21 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor's historic limited edition
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Taylor's historic limited edition

Thanks Alex,

At ~45$ release prices it would fit in roughly at the 20 year tawny range.
by g-man
06:38 Fri 21 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor's historic limited edition
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Taylor's historic limited edition

https://taylor.pt/us/port-wine/historic-limited-edition

anybody know what this tawny actually is?
by g-man
00:28 Wed 05 Sep 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 9/1 NY Unorganized Port offline
Replies: 0
Views: 226

9/1 NY Unorganized Port offline

As it's hard to herd cats, it's only slightly better herding Northeastern Americans to port offlines. Sushinorth and I visited differentdave out at his house with the theme of share a bottle that is ready to drink. Differentdave spotted a 1970 Croft and a 1970 Dows. Both of which were drinking well ...
by g-man
23:55 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 33
Views: 1464

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

Best part of this book is that i'm going to use it as a checklist and have my fellow port lovers signature bottles shared together!
by g-man
04:20 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 5 V.Ports for Sale N.J.
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: 5 V.Ports for Sale N.J.

What are you asking for these and where abouts in new jersey?
by g-man
01:47 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 33
Views: 1464

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

A big congratulations to you Mr. Wiseman!

Hopefully you might venture back state side one of these days!

Looking forward to utilizing the book!
by g-man
01:20 Tue 28 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Hoopers
Replies: 0
Views: 284

1967 Hoopers

Muddy Garnet color that is most likely due to my lack of standing up the bottle as this was a last minute pop and poor. Bark spices, cinnamon, cloves, root beer mixed with a dried green fig branch flesh out a lovely spicy nose. The entry is silky, smooth and cherryish. A surprisingly lush and mouth ...
by g-man
01:13 Tue 28 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1127
Views: 218220

Re: Software that makes placemats

(The overtitles example looks bad to me, and not due to alignment. I would not put the pattern in the overtitle as it makes that word too difficult to read. Especially in the busy parts in 'pe' and 'ia'.) I agree with this, the pattern in the over label is completely distracting when placed over th...
by g-man
03:17 Wed 01 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Durand corkscrew
Replies: 41
Views: 4374

Re: The Durand corkscrew

Another fan here and in the same boat as Andy.

I drink a fair bit of older clarets, the durand gets used often.
by g-man
01:40 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19283

Re: RE: Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
08:03 Thu 19 Jul 2018
g-man wrote:Wait, did Cockburn declare a 1966?

I thought they skipped and went for the 67' instead.
Declare, or make?
I see! 66' would be similar story to the 77' then?
by g-man
06:40 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 19283

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Wait, did Cockburn declare a 1966?

I thought they skipped and went for the 67' instead.
by g-man
07:55 Sat 19 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 43
Views: 6651

Re: 2016 Declarations

My money's on the Dow being the one that moves first.
by g-man
21:40 Mon 14 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines

Very true on the young ports, and not only that, some were cask samples. The NY tasting had less people and from the pictures looked like a small venue so we got pretty decent sized pours on most wines. I was fortunate enough to have Dominic swing by to say "Hi" so the pourer did me solid on the Gra...
by g-man
04:24 Mon 14 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines

I attended the NY tasting, I much prefered the Dow's and the Graham's Stone terraces as my top two of the vintage. The noval was solid like previous years. I'm shocked at the black pepper notes from the Fonseca as the 97, 2000, 2003 had a beautiful fleshy peach note that has been absent in the 07,09...
by g-man
08:45 Wed 09 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 43
Views: 6651

Re: 2016 Declarations

Quinta Da Romaneira didn't update their site but Mr. Seely confirmed with a pouring this afternoon from a cask sample in NY.
by g-man
02:10 Tue 19 Dec 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2015 Vintage Review
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: 2015 Vintage Review

TL:DR Graham stone terraces top of the class? TL:DR? Not sure what that means. But yes, GST blew me away. I told Charles S that I thought it was the best young vintage port I have ever tasted. Pure finesse yet incredibly complex. heh, i meant it was too long and i didnt read through all of your ind...
by g-man
12:07 Mon 18 Dec 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2015 Vintage Review
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: 2015 Vintage Review

TL:DR Graham stone terraces top of the class?
by g-man
20:10 Wed 22 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 22
Views: 4344

Re: Coravin

Have folks done any controlled experiments with the coravin? I know for quevedo's 20 year, the taste changed in coravin'ed bottles after about 3 months. There was an opportunity for me to open two bottles, so i opened the coravin'ed bottle and a new bottle. The newer bottle was definitely fresher bu...
by g-man
05:09 Mon 20 Nov 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NY: Jan timeframe placeholder with Chris @ TFP. <edit moved from Oct>
Replies: 14
Views: 3546

Re: NY: Jan timeframe placeholder with Chris @ TFP. <edit moved from Oct>

Not yet

he mentioned second week of Jan right now but hasnt firmed up with me.
by g-man
05:08 Mon 20 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1957 Krohn
Replies: 0
Views: 461

1957 Krohn

Cork came out wet and in half. Nice clear ruby color with a slight tinge of bricking around the edges. Decanted 1 hour A lovely nose of reduced cranberries and cardamon. On the mouthfeel notes of sarsaparilla root, vanilla cola mixed with cane sugar. It lends itself to a lovely candied ginseng liqou...