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by Glenn E.
00:14 Wed 10 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Law of Two Thirds discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: 1983 Covelos

There's nothing in either of these Articles indicating that it only applies to Tawny Port. However, the first paragraph of Article 21 says that its capacity applies to the product referred to in the previous Article. So if Article 20 only applies to Tawny Port, then so does Article 21. That said, th...
by Glenn E.
21:27 Thu 28 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 19th May - Churchill vintage masterclass e-tasting
Replies: 12
Views: 847

Re: Tue 19th May - Churchill vintage masterclass e-tasting

Don't forget that a dry house style does not necessarily mean less sugar in the Port. It can also be obtained by more acidity. Similarly a Port with less sugar can still present as sweet if it also has lower acidity. I tasted an 80 Year Old Madeira blend that Ricardo Freitas uses as a component of t...
by Glenn E.
21:20 Thu 28 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1940

Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

How about a theme for Simon of “1972 or a Birth Year Port, if you can.” Might also work for Neil. Shockingly, despite 1964 being a very pedestrian year for Port, I have a plentiful bounty of birth year Ports in my cellar. It's difficult to find rubies from 1964, but for a few years about 10-12 year...
by Glenn E.
00:03 Wed 27 May 2020
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side

1980 Dow I believe there was also a 2011 stone terraces. There was. I was doing my day 2 notes for the Sammamish Port Club meeting from the night before and had already completed the '17, '16, and '11 Graham's, so was working my way through the '17, '16, '15, and '11 Stone Terraces during the Zoom ...
by Glenn E.
20:18 Sun 24 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1940

Re: Virtual Tasting #6, Tuesday 2 June 2020

Yes please. I will likely have to drink something different again, but I enjoy the company.
by Glenn E.
18:03 Wed 20 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 3346

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Should I reveal or do you wish to guess? Reveal. So that I don't have to bother making a guessing sheet. 2011 Quinta do Crasto LBV (2015, unfiltered, from 375) decanted at 8:00 am for the tasting at 11:00 am Pacific time. Am I right in thinking most of the USA thinks you have a reputation for break...
by Glenn E.
05:30 Wed 20 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 3346

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Hmm... a 5-hour decant for an 11:00 am tasting... my LBV will not be decanted on time! It will probably have to make do with 3 hours of decant time, but since it isn't a 2015 Sandeman or a(ny) Warre, that probably doesn't matter.

Should I reveal or do you wish to guess?
by Glenn E.
01:20 Tue 19 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 3346

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

It seems that I may be signed up for 2 Port tastings in 1 day. 1 virtually (but nominally in England), and 1 in Sammamish. Oh my. Whatever will I do? Also, I have what should be a short meeting at 11:30 Pacific. I can probably participate/observe from my phone, but if it starts to involve me having ...
by Glenn E.
18:49 Thu 14 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 3346

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

2007 Warre LBV isn't available in the US at all. 2015 Sandeman LBV is available, but only for $40+shipping from a single store in Florida.

Seattle to Miami is roughly the same distance as London to Tehran.

I'll just pick something out of my cellar to enjoy with all of you. :-)
by Glenn E.
23:32 Wed 13 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 3346

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

flash_uk wrote:
21:33 Wed 13 May 2020
It seems like a Warre or Sandeman LBV are the most available options. Thoughts?
I have neither on hand and probably won't have the opportunity to go out and check local stores prior to the tasting. I'll just make do with something that I have available.
by Glenn E.
22:40 Sat 09 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May
Replies: 45
Views: 3346

Re: Virtual Tasting #5, Weds 20 May

Yes please!

A shipper is probably one of the easiest themes for a first attempt. If we keep it to a major shipper, that will also help.
by Glenn E.
21:17 Thu 07 May 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 77925

Re: Port House abbreviations

Should Vargellas become Vg with Vesuvio remaining V? That way we have FrV, V, FrVg and TVg (and TVgV). The original purpose of these necessitated brevity. Brevity is still very much a desideratum. As is consistency with the printed book. So my vote, in response to Alex’s questions, is a strong ‘no’...
by Glenn E.
21:04 Thu 07 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting
Replies: 48
Views: 5061

Re: VWP and b.f.t. Quevedo tasting

The serving temperature guide for tawny/colheita port is approx 10-12 degrees c. Personally I think you can go a bit colder. I will take the port out of the fridge about 15 mins before and pour. They should get up to the perfect temperature for the start. I am sure others will have very different v...
by Glenn E.
22:24 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 77925

Re: Port House abbreviations

Past practice seems to lead to BA, as we only rarely use more than 1 character except for disambiguation. Does Burmester have another Quinta that might need disambiguation from (A)rnozelo? Even if so, past practice seems to lead to first come first served, with only subsequent examples providing nec...
by Glenn E.
21:15 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Krohn port
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: Krohn vintage port

Bottled in 1979, harvested in 1960. So they are basically 20-year old Tawny Ports that have been in bottle for an additional 40 years. Unfortunately, that is not a good thing. Tawny Ports, including Colheitas, are intended to be consumed shortly after bottling. How long "shortly after bottling" act...
by Glenn E.
19:24 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Krohn port
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: Krohn vintage port

I would point out that this post -- tho labeled Vintage Port -- shows bottles labeled Colheita. While that means they wouldn't command a VP price, that also means they're a bit more resilient in storage. I was just going to point out the same thing. The 1960s both say "Tawny Very Sweet" under the y...
by Glenn E.
21:52 Fri 01 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 3797

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

I love the idea of an ‘event’ like this where we all taste the same wine if that can be arranged. I'm planning to do this for the May/June Sammamish Port Club meeting. I will likely spend most of the day on the Friday of the tasting doing decanting and portioning, and then hand delivering of the sa...
by Glenn E.
00:50 Fri 01 May 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 77925

Re: Port House abbreviations

I also prefer Dv.
by Glenn E.
00:49 Fri 01 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 53
Views: 5685

Re: Lockdown Drinking

Yes there is... 1963 Taylor 1966 Taylor 1977 Fonseca 1970 Graham's 1980 Warre 1963 Graham's Colheita  Delivered to the UK £170.00 Delivered to Europe £180.00 Don't think the website has been updated yet, but just received this via email. I don't see any reference to a sample kit for sale on the web...
by Glenn E.
18:01 Wed 29 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1196
Views: 277622

Re: Port for sale by retailer

nac wrote:
14:48 Wed 29 Apr 2020
Reduced to £310 (£394) for 2+.
That's a great price for the US. Sadly, not great enough to purchase in England and then have shipped to the US. :(
by Glenn E.
18:38 Sun 26 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April
Replies: 31
Views: 3797

Re: Virtual tasting #4, Thursday 30 April

I can't make it this Thursday regardless, but it looks like you're all full up already anyway. Have a great time!
by Glenn E.
20:54 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 3344

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

GEE: Opened for the FTLOP April/May Virtual Tasting and also the 3rd Port Forum VT Color: medium dark garnet, kind of a black cherry color. Some brick. Nose: semi-tart black cherry, some very faint sour VA, some blackberry and some black currant Palate: rich, ripe black cherry seems to be the theme ...
by Glenn E.
18:49 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 3344

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Bottle splash decanted at 10:00 am Pacific (6:00 pm GMT), glass immediately poured and awaiting the start. Pre-midday drinking - the mark of an enthusiast. It's after 5 o'clock somwhere! Specifically, in London! I've also tweaked some WiFi settings so I'm hoping my connection will be a little more ...
by Glenn E.
18:44 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April
Replies: 34
Views: 3344

Re: Virtual tasting #3, Tuesday 21 April

Bottle splash decanted at 10:00 am Pacific (6:00 pm GMT), glass immediately poured and awaiting the start.