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by Glenn E.
02:46 Tue 07 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 29
Views: 8137

Re: 2017 Declarations

General declarations in reverse order: 2017, 2016, 2011, 2007, 2003, 2000, 1997, 1994, (1991/1992), 1985, 1983, 1980, 1977, 1975, 1970, 1966, 1963, 1960... As you can see, there have been roughly 3 general declarations per decade for at least the last 50 years. (1991/1992 was what is known as a spli...
by Glenn E.
16:57 Thu 25 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

Re: Vintage 2017

The Ports have just been declared and so are not yet available for purchase. That said, many people here are tried them and can probably provide you with advice. From what I have heard, 2017 is an exceptional vintage and the Ports produced will be very high quality. My guess based on current reviews...
by Glenn E.
01:49 Fri 19 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 20700

Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

"A June date" is too nebulous to research flights. Please be more specific, quickly. Tell me your preference and we’ll try to work around you. It doesn't look like June is feasible for me. Carry on. I'll hope that a 14 October version also comes into being soon enough for me to arrange tickets, whi...
by Glenn E.
18:40 Fri 12 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 20700

Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

"A June date" is too nebulous to research flights. Please be more specific, quickly.
by Glenn E.
03:40 Wed 10 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 29
Views: 8137

Re: RE: Re: 2017 Declarations

Interesting generally smaller volumes from the Symington Family but significantly more of the Stone Terraces and Capela but no Smith Woodhouse Sell 1 bottle at normal price, or sell 1 bottle at 2x to 3x normal price? Hopefully it won't adversely affect the quality of the regular Graham and Vesuvio ...
by Glenn E.
03:48 Sat 30 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 20700

Re: RE: Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:
10:15 Fri 29 Mar 2019
What to do, what to do?
Is “Both” ever the wrong answer?
He's not wrong, you know.
by Glenn E.
05:26 Fri 29 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 101
Views: 20700

Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

14 October is Columbus Day in the US, which my company oddly grants as a holiday. I might possibly be able to attend on that day, then fly home on Tuesday and only miss 1 day of work.

I will keep an eye on this thread and start looking into flights if things work out.
by Glenn E.
18:36 Sun 17 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: 1977 Graham

Is the presence of cork weevil in one bottle indicative of it being in others from a similar stash? Not necessarily, even if this bottle came from an intact case. Especially in the US, a "case" of Port is likely an amalgamation of bottles from multiple sources, so there's little to actually tie one...
by Glenn E.
06:18 Mon 11 Mar 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Image format test
Replies: 15
Views: 4168

Re: Image format test

Android, Tapatalk, P, W.
by Glenn E.
20:29 Sun 03 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage port terrible teens?
Replies: 13
Views: 3611

Re: Vintage port terrible teens?

In 2009, recognising that young bottles often failed to impress or inform, I imposed a minimum age for my home consumption of 18 years, this I then upped to 21 in 2012 and again to 24 in 2014. In my final incarnation of restraint, I have limited the consumption of bottles under 30 to an average of ...
by Glenn E.
20:12 Sat 16 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 5682

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 Glenn E.
19:00 Tue 12 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 5682

Re: Sell collection

OK, here is how it worked out. K&L Wines paid $6800 for the 54 bottles. That is about 82% of the lowest US retail (non-EU, non-auction) and about 35% less than I expect they will sell them for. They have a pretty good rep, so they can ask a bit more than other retailers. And they are local to me, s...
by Glenn E.
19:04 Mon 11 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 45
Views: 8959

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

TV '67 is a great Port... y'all should make sure you have one for this tasting. Though you do have to be careful about the theme in this case, as I've had bottles that were bottled in both '69 and '70.
by Glenn E.
03:10 Mon 11 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 18655

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


SushiNorth wrote:There was a flaw in the plan, which i trust JDAW will spot immediately :)
It appears to me that the Port in the glass is not from the decanter, and if my suspicion is correct then I approve.
by Glenn E.
03:26 Thu 07 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 132
Views: 47349

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

jdaw1 wrote:
00:29 Wed 06 Feb 2019
adding an Imperial would be a brave decision, minister.
Who are you and what have you done with Julian?
by Glenn E.
03:24 Thu 07 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 5682

Re: Sell collection

Deal is almost done. Will post an update in a week or two. I think you guys will be surprised. I would not be the least bit surprised if a local retailer who presumably at least knows you in passing is willing to pay more than anonymous people on an internet website. Even a slight relationship is w...
by Glenn E.
00:30 Tue 05 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 132
Views: 47349

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

Being 1st on the reserve list, and seeing as there are 4 on the main list who have not yet re-confirmed as-of late 2018/early 2019, I am presenting my currently (early 2019) available Ports:

Graham
Graham's The Stone Terraces
Quevedo (2 x 375)
Quevedo (750)
Quevedo (6L)
Vesuvio
by Glenn E.
03:02 Fri 14 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 18655

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

The 6 copies for the Sammamish Port Club arrived today. (West coast, USA.) I received two shipping notices on December 12, but only one tracking number, so my hope is that my separate single-copy order will arrive tomorrow. The single was the first "test" order from outside the UK.
by Glenn E.
05:59 Wed 21 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 63
Views: 16310

Re: RE: Re: 2016 Declarations

To be accurate, most VP's don't come from just one Quinta. Even "SQVP's", by law, can have a small amount from other Quinta's and still be called a SQVP. Are there rules for SQVP? I thought that SQVP is not at all regulated by the law nor IVDP? Legally it is a Vintage Port, everything else is just ...
by Glenn E.
05:48 Wed 21 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to spell "Port"
Replies: 5
Views: 2273

Re: How to spell "Port"

Capitalizing Port has been standard practice on FTLOP for as long as I can remember, and I've always done it here, too.

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by Glenn E.
06:40 Fri 09 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 132
Views: 47349

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

Though only on the reserves list, my then-to-be-87 year old self would still like to attend.

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by Glenn E.
01:54 Tue 16 Oct 2018
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 130
Views: 38153

Re: Port House abbreviations

Are Eq and Ec not included because Eufemia doesn't (often? ever?) produce VP?

Question posed primarily due to the unique difficulty with naming the split house(s).
by Glenn E.
21:26 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor's historic limited edition
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

Re: Taylor's historic limited edition

As far as I remember from ProWein, this is a special reserve Tawny Port, average of less than 10y old. The important thing here is the bottle, you would not purchase this for the Port. We tasted this at the Taylor lodge prior to PHT2 this year, and what Axel says is exactly correct. It is a Reserve...
by Glenn E.
21:17 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 16
Views: 5229

Re: Wine Auctioneer

Yes, also possible! Having a close look in person, there doesn't appear to be horizontal arm-stubs coming off the vertical (I) for the remnants of an R - yet this could well be due to damage. However, there isn't enough space to the left of what would be the letter O, for the letter P; and the cent...
by Glenn E.
01:53 Tue 11 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 18655

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

I have a group purchase to order, but am not sure that all interested have had the opportunity to respond. I leave for Portugal next Thursday.

Safe to wait to place the group order until at least Oct 3, or will orders have closed by then?