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by John M
14:01 Thu 05 Mar 2015
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: sending a message to a group
Replies: 10
Views: 2624

Re: sending a message to a group

Glenn E. wrote:Eh? Include you in what?
You really know how to hurt a guy.....just remember I'm from New Jersey---we are all connected.
by John M
00:57 Thu 05 Mar 2015
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: sending a message to a group
Replies: 10
Views: 2624

Re: sending a message to a group

Hey Glenn;

Please include me in case I can make it--albeit at less then 5% chance...Thanks
by John M
15:29 Tue 03 Mar 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Can you recommend a port glass?
Replies: 33
Views: 7766

Re: Can you recommend a port glass?

My only complaint with the Riedel glasses is they break far too easily. I had a dozen and am down to four after six years---all but one were broken without a drop, a few when gently hand drying. Lest you say I'm too clumsy, have broken hardly anything else in that span. I bought two cases of Marjori...
by John M
01:28 Thu 26 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 157881

Re: Latest buy

Won at auction today (& pretty happy about it)

1 x 1998 Niepoort LBV
2 x 1997 Sandeman LBV
3 x 1994 Warre's LBV
1 x 1998 Dow's, Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira
1 x Sandeman 40 Year Tawny
4 x Barros Very Old Dry White Port
by John M
17:51 Sat 21 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Corgo Port
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Corgo Port

Sadly, this was completely oxidized and mostly undrinkable...flavors included orange and slight nuttiness but a dominating pine resin spirit just crushed any possible enjoyment....not meant to be aged that long and stored poorly so did not expect much.
by John M
15:22 Wed 11 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Corgo Port
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Corgo Port

Thanks---no date, no back label. I will tong the bottle and see what the cork has on it if anything.
by John M
22:18 Mon 09 Feb 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Corgo Port
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Corgo Port

Anyone know anything about this one? I'll take any info, even in general about the producer. Appears as a basic ruby. Out of my step-dad's house--expect been there for many years. Its been stored upright, very depressed cork, looks like a tawny with sediment in the bottom so I expect nothing; but wi...
by John M
19:49 Mon 02 Feb 2015
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Superbowl 49
Replies: 19
Views: 2279

Re: Superbowl 49

It wasn't so much a pass there it was the type....toss a corner over the outside shoulder that has no chance of being intercepted. Better yet, audible to an option sweep/bootleg. Great game in so many ways--fun to watch.
by John M
14:46 Fri 30 Jan 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 22590

Re: 18th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

I believe May 18th is a Monday....if it's the 17th I am definitely out. :evil:
by John M
21:01 Sat 24 Jan 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 22590

Re: A night of atonal music and port drinking in New York Ci

I'm Interested...mid-May is often tough with Mother's Day and several Birthdays...but fully interested if I can swing it.
by John M
13:45 Tue 16 Sep 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Is anything from the '90s worth opening today?
Replies: 65
Views: 6092

Re: Is anything from the '90s worth opening today?

I had a 1991 Croft and 1994 Grahams this past week. The Grahams was fine but really needs more time to be at "peak". The Croft was more evolved and in a good spot--closer to its apex--although again, a few more years would do it more justice. Both were heartily enjoyed. On Friday, the Croft was bett...
by John M
13:35 Wed 20 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Your first vintage port(s)
Replies: 26
Views: 3986

Re: Your first vintage port(s)

1985 Fonseca around 1990.....did not know better to save it. Remember it being phenomenal all the same.
by John M
20:22 Thu 19 Jun 2014
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Grahams 1966 Port (One Bottle)
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: Grahams 1966 Port (One Bottle)

Can you tell us where you are located please--thank you.
by John M
19:29 Wed 30 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Churchill
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: Crazy 8's: London, April 30th 2014

Following four posts moved here from planning thread, by jdaw1.

Curious to know how the 1985 Churchill's shows. Just had it in a small line up of 1985's, including a Grahams, and it was the WOTN---shocked all of us.
by John M
14:33 Sun 27 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Croft Ruby Reserves
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: Croft Ruby Reserves

Whatever it is the complete lack of response on this topic means to me Croft has not marketed these products at all....after all we are Port Fanatics.
by John M
13:21 Fri 25 Apr 2014
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Buying or Selling Port
Replies: 34
Views: 7148

Re: Buying or Selling Port

Maybe, depending on the motivation. On the positive side: - it might encourage those thinking of posting, seeing other similar posts with responses. - if the poster reads such previous posts, they might have all the info they need, and then not post. On the negative side: - if the poster reads such...
by John M
15:35 Thu 24 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Croft Ruby Reserves
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Croft Ruby Reserves

Posted this on FTLOP as well....Was just looking at the Croft Website and they seem to have several Ruby Reserves (All are called "Finest Reserve"): 1. Distinction 2. Purple Velvet 3. Extravagance 4. Indulgence 5. Platinum Yet there are few notes here. Interesting that they would market five Reserve...
by John M
15:12 Thu 24 Apr 2014
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Buying or Selling Port
Replies: 34
Views: 7148

Re: Buying or Selling Port

Absolutely. Make it easy for newbies to find the proper advice....its usually the same story "you are better off keeping and enjoying" and ends with an offer to bring your bottle to share. Just seems cleaner and simpler to do what you propose.
by John M
14:05 Mon 14 Apr 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Selling Port
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Selling Port

Can you tell us where you are located?
by John M
15:49 Sat 08 Mar 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY
Replies: 84
Views: 11319

Re: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY

Very bummed....I did console myself by opening a 1989 Dows Bomfim....actually better than I hoped.
by John M
00:16 Sat 08 Mar 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1397
Views: 157881

Re: Latest buy

In the past two months from various auctions/B&M shops plus two (70G) were gifts:

1 x 2003 Niepoort Vp
2 x 1997 Niepoort VP
1 x 1995 Dow Q. d Bomfim
1 x 1977 Graham's VP
2 x 1970 Graham's VP
1 x 1995 SW Madelena VP
1 x 2011 Taylor F VP
1 x Fonseca Terra Fielta
by John M
19:49 Mon 24 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY
Replies: 84
Views: 11319

Re: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY

Unfortunately I am out due to illness in the family. Have fun & enjoy.
by John M
20:15 Wed 05 Feb 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY
Replies: 84
Views: 11319

Re: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY

I prefer Manhattan--just easier for a West Jersey Boy---only option is bus from where I am. Thanks.
by John M
15:06 Fri 24 Jan 2014
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY
Replies: 84
Views: 11319

Re: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY

There's an 83 Fonseca at WineBid---happy to try for that if you want. Jeff?
by John M
23:03 Mon 06 Jan 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: IVDP glasses and square stems
Replies: 28
Views: 2788

Re: IVDP glasses and square stems

Pinky or not the Riedel's a very fragile (I have broken two just drying them). I have two cases of basis glasses (Majorie Lumm for $99 for the case plus shipping). They are smaller than the Riedel's but are far more sturdier (only broken ones are from dropping) and the stems are round. Of course, a ...