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by John M
14:46 Mon 28 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York
Replies: 16
Views: 4659

Re: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York

Gary's Wine in Wayne or Bernardsville Wine Store in Franklin Lakes (forget the name)...not the best prices but has a walk in "cellar" with many fine bottles--you'll pay serious retail but at least the provenance looks far better than most Bottle King (they have numerous stores) is good for new stuff...
by John M
14:38 Mon 28 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: ideas for port tasting for novices for self-education
Replies: 21
Views: 1422

Re: ideas for port tasting for novices for self-education

AHB concept is great, too and certainly a way to taste both tawnies and rubies in one event. Its all good.
by John M
20:43 Sun 27 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: ideas for port tasting for novices for self-education
Replies: 21
Views: 1422

Re: ideas for port tasting for novices for self-education

Dear Novillero; G-Man is correct...I have a group of port friends, most of whom are novices, and we tend to taste in groupings as you describe. Generally, it is not ideal to switch around from tanwies to rubies to whites without a little interlude between. Also, sticking to one house is a great idea...
by John M
01:33 Tue 15 Jan 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: ACPT Port tasting, NYC, March 9, 2013
Replies: 111
Views: 12639

Re: ACPT Port tasting, NYC, March 9, 2013

I have a 1980 GC, a 1986 Grahams Malvedos and a 1985 Sandeman. Do any of these work?....if not, no worries, I could acquire something.
by John M
19:07 Wed 09 Jan 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: ACPT Port tasting, NYC, March 9, 2013
Replies: 111
Views: 12639

Re: ACPT Port tasting, NYC, March 9, 2013

If there is room, I may be able to make it. G-Man--is there room for a New Jerseyan or two?

I would either have to adopt a bottle or acquire--please advise.
by John M
14:26 Fri 30 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York
Replies: 16
Views: 4659

Re: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York

The Wine Library is a great place to visit. Also, Short Hills Wine--their store is not much, but some of their by the case orders are pretty good. http://www.shorthillswine.com/ Lastly. Lisbon Liquors (G-Man cites above) has a good selection. There are others, and depending on geography could cite t...
by John M
14:13 Thu 29 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York
Replies: 16
Views: 4659

Re: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York

G-Man: Not trying to steal your thunder--just trying to be helpful to Zelandakh since his brother is in NJ.
by John M
23:08 Wed 28 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York
Replies: 16
Views: 4659

Re: Recommendation for port purchase in/for New York

I am in New Jersey and know most of the better stores in the area--if you need some help--please let me know or PM me.
by John M
15:29 Tue 06 Nov 2012
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1934 Niepoort Colheita Porto
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: 1934 Niepoort Colheita Porto

Hi Peter:

it would be helpful to know the provenance of the bottle and also where you are in the world (it can be general).

Thanks.
by John M
18:22 Thu 01 Nov 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port in a (franken)Storm?
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: Port in a (franken)Storm?

Took a licking, not as bad as some--wind tore off about 20-25 slates off my roof and gave me a few holes which of course leaked into some bedrooms. A portion of a solid cedar fence is down and a big oak tree in the back woods had the top ripped off. Various folks around town lost cars, pools, porche...
by John M
03:05 Mon 29 Oct 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 20 year tawny tasting
Replies: 35
Views: 4467

Re: 20 year tawny tasting

Disappointed in that result. I do thank you for the attempt.

Any effort to resurrect would be appreciated as I'd like to include your fine opinions herein.
by John M
14:01 Wed 03 Oct 2012
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Shoudl I sell 1968 Grahams Malvedos etc... ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: Shoudl I sell 1968 Grahams Malvedos etc... ?

DRT's advice is really spot on--Enjoy them!
by John M
19:32 Tue 02 Oct 2012
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Shoudl I sell 1968 Grahams Malvedos etc... ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: Shoudl I sell 1968 Grahams Malvedos etc... ?

I could be interested--are you in the US? I'm in the Metro NY area (New Jersey) and would prefer to obviate shipping.
by John M
00:07 Tue 18 Sep 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 20 year tawny tasting
Replies: 35
Views: 4467

Re: 20 year tawny tasting

It would be great if you could put a group together. The whole idea started with 20s that we could get easily--hence the initial list (which is small) and can be expanded depending on your group size and motivation. My group is having six: Ferreira ** Taylor Sandeman ** Niepoort Quinta do Noval Ramo...
by John M
22:30 Tue 12 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1090
Views: 181802

Re: Port for sale by retailer

by JacobH » 05:44 Sat 09 Jun 2012 Wine Spectator, via. John M wrote:2009 - QUINTA DO VESUVIO VINTAGE PORT [...] Best from 2014 through 2034. I never understand these predictions you read in magazines about Vintage Port. If my Vesuvio 2009 has peaked before its 25th birthday, I would be somewhat di...
by John M
20:19 Tue 05 Jun 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1090
Views: 181802

Re: Port for sale by retailer

2009 - QUINTA DO VESUVIO VINTAGE PORT For the avid user of Wine Spectator's website, you will know about the The Wine Spectator Advance, where they will showcase the highlights of the upcoming issues before the magazines arrive. The highlight of the July 31st edition is this gem below from the Symin...
by John M
15:52 Mon 21 May 2012
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: June 16th: Belated Bday tasting for G-man
Replies: 10
Views: 2291

Re: June 16th: Belated Bday tasting for G-man

Big G;

Happy B-Day!

I'm a possibility--not a good one for both dates. I do have a 1985 Fonseca I would bring if coming.
by John M
13:44 Thu 10 May 2012
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and Salutations!
Replies: 8
Views: 3168

Re: Greetings and Salutations!

Thank you all for the warm greetings! I have met SushiNorth & G-Man at an informal last March. Now if we could just get you puddle jumpers to jump, we'd have a fine time! :D
by John M
15:10 Sat 28 Apr 2012
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Is my LBV ok to drink?
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: Is my LBV ok to drink?

Hi Signus:

Jacob's advice is spot on.

Who is the producer of the LBV? If you are going to drink it, I'd suggest opening it at least 4 hours in advance just to let it blow off a little. If you can, save some to try over 3 days and see if it changes at all.
by John M
22:32 Tue 24 Apr 2012
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and Salutations!
Replies: 8
Views: 3168

Re: Greetings and Salutations!

Hi G-Man

Please let me know when--May is pretty busy but Id really like to join you.
by John M
22:22 Mon 02 Apr 2012
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and Salutations!
Replies: 8
Views: 3168

Greetings and Salutations!

Hello my fellow port lovers. I'm John M from lovely New Jersey, USA. I've been enjoying port a just a few years; my friends and I established an informal Port Club of 13 strong that meets about every 6 weeks or so for a tasting and to hang out with friends. We modestly drink mostly LBVs and some VPs...