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by John M
15:41 Fri 18 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port corks with branding on the end
Replies: 20
Views: 1054

Re: Port corks with branding on the end

Did not think to ascertain and believe the cork is gone---good excuse to open another which I will do in next month.
by John M
23:36 Mon 14 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: LBV with different bottling years: which is "better"?
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: LBV with different bottling years: which is "better"?

Anything we say would be speculative---you have the means to procure empirical evidence.

I wonder what Dirk would say....assume this was done before his departure.
by John M
15:32 Sat 12 Nov 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Seeking tasters in NJ USA
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Seeking tasters in NJ USA

I Know 4-5 in NJ including me. Have been talking to all about a NJ tasting----no plans but thought something in January.
by John M
16:43 Tue 08 Nov 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port corks with branding on the end
Replies: 20
Views: 1054

Re: Port corks with branding on the end

2011 Quinta do Crasto LBV has both ends stamped!
2011 Crasto LBV Cork.jpg
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by John M
22:34 Sun 30 Oct 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1375
Views: 94114

Re: Latest buy

6 x Fonseca Quinta do Panascal 1986 (at auction last Sunday). I didn't know this was made (I know of the 1986 Guimaraens). Also the label is somewhat of a mystery to me (I'll try to post a couple of pictures). Does anyone know these kind of labels from Fonseca? And since I don't have a clou when th...
by John M
19:39 Fri 09 Sep 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The NY sucks tasting sometime soon
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: The NY sucks tasting sometime soon

Maybe end of month??
by John M
14:02 Mon 13 Jun 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

In May of 2015 my Port Club had a 1995 horizontal. They are drinking well right now, many in the good category with the exception of Churchill Q da Agua Alta (poor) and Dow Q do Bomfim (OK). The WOTN was Graham's Malvedos. Further, while drinking well now I did note a few had more upside potential. ...
by John M
21:46 Tue 07 Jun 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: June 25 2016 NYC 50s 70s tasting
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: June 2016 NYC 50s 70s tasting

Sorry G-Man----I will not be able to attend.
by John M
15:53 Mon 30 May 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Youngest never-tasted vintage?
Replies: 29
Views: 1233

Re: Youngest never-tasted vintage?

1966 for me...then 1955.
by John M
16:48 Sat 07 May 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Which LBVs are worth cellaring?
Replies: 98
Views: 4644

Re: Which LBVs are worth cellaring?

I totally agree with the notion that there are many LBVs out there that can benefit from bottle aging. My personal favorites, in no particular order: Smith-Woodhouse Niepoort Crasto (partially because of its very attractive price) Noval (unfiltered) Warre (especially many over 20 y/o) Sent from my ...
by John M
17:47 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: June 25 2016 NYC 50s 70s tasting
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: June 2016 NYC Cockburn tasting

I am always interested---problem always is other aspects of life.

About where do you live G?

I have no Cockburn's, but I can try to solve that problem!
by John M
22:00 Wed 16 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 7209

Re: New York again, Easter

Its killing me to miss this--I have a bunch of various Grahams including some ex-cellar 1970 Grahams. Have fun---hope you find your venue.
by John M
02:05 Fri 11 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 7209

Re: New York again, Easter

Are we necessarily one person/bottle? I've found it tends to be a good deal more Port than i can stomach. How do you guys typically do it? In London? Well, 1¼ to 2 bottles per person. Which probably doesn’t help you. JDaw--I suppose we are not professionals over here!!!. :wink: Miguel: Take your ti...
by John M
14:38 Thu 10 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 7209

Re: New York again, Easter

I will be unable to attend...off on holiday. :evil:

Have Fun
by John M
02:21 Thu 25 Feb 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 7209

Re: New York again, Easter

I am unable to attend....my apologies.
by John M
17:47 Thu 07 Jan 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 7209

Re: New York again, Easter

My attendance is now in doubt but lets keep planning...
by John M
22:38 Wed 06 Jan 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 7209

Re: New York again, Easter

April 1 would be a good date----Friday but if the consensus says during the week so be it.

Price range...$100-$140 (at least that's what I think what we did at The Palm a few years back).

Theme: Agree. Make it easy. How about anything pre 1990?
by John M
18:11 Mon 04 Jan 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 7209

Re: New York again, Easter

I am!
by John M
22:26 Tue 22 Dec 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 1850

Re: NYC 1985 retro

I just had a 77 SW last month....Thought is showed quite handsomely. I was wondering what transpired....perhaps late January, early February.
by John M
17:11 Thu 17 Dec 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 1850

Re: NYC 1985 retro

SO...is this happening today??
by John M
15:05 Thu 10 Dec 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 1850

Re: NYC 1985 retro

What's the plan here???

BYW, Jan 23rd out for me.
by John M
16:29 Mon 30 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 1850

Re: NYC 1985 retro

12/17 does not work for me---but you already knew that. :cry: post another date or post another thread for another offline If you are going to do 12/17 and another tasting I would assume you'd rather go into late January/February for the 2nd....so January 23, 30 or 6th (Super Bowl is the 7th if tha...
by John M
15:27 Mon 23 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 1850

Re: NYC 1985 retro

12/17 does not work for me---but you already knew that. :cry:
by John M
14:41 Thu 19 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 1850

Re: NYC 1985 retro

Nice---I've got two local Port Friends who are interested in joining us.
by John M
23:34 Tue 10 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 1850

Re: NYC 1985 retro

There are some 85's at Wine Bid if anyone is so inclined...the usual suspects.