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by John M
22:34 Sun 30 Oct 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1412
Views: 189862

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: 3018

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: 3744

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: 4224

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: 3920

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: 13902

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: 4224

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: 26818

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: 26818

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: 26818

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: 26818

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: 26818

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: 26818

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: 26818

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: 5517

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: 5517

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: 5517

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: 5517

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: 5517

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: 5517

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: 5517

Re: NYC 1985 retro

There are some 85's at Wine Bid if anyone is so inclined...the usual suspects.
by John M
00:25 Tue 10 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 5517

Re: NYC 1985 retro

G-Man and Sushi North & I had discussed this long ago. The issue for me will be December--just too busy a time of year. January much better.

I have a Ferreira, Souza, Grahams & Fonseca.
by John M
19:40 Wed 23 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to record personal tasting notes
Replies: 13
Views: 1840

Re: How to record personal tasting notes

Excel spreadsheet. I have tasting sheets which I immediately transcribe to the database--even if just a score and couple of quick notes. I like it, its searchable and I can keep track of my inventory and what I've drunk easily.
by John M
15:06 Wed 19 Aug 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Buy 1997?
Replies: 18
Views: 2141

Re: Buy 1997?

I think they need some time to develop. Not in a great place at the horizontal, but I think many will become if not great, at least good. Gould and Smith Woodhouse showed quite well - perhaps the big beasts were slumbering? Methinks 1997 may be like 1980 & 1983....under the radar with a few stellar...
by John M
00:48 Sun 09 Aug 2015
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Port Collection for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2352

Re: Port Collection for Sale

Thanks too for the notice.