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by John M
17:51 Fri 27 Dec 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Selling V. Ports
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: Selling V. Ports

I am in Hunterdon County--.
by John M
01:20 Fri 27 Dec 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY
Replies: 84
Views: 10986

Re: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY

Ditto....splitting is fine.
by John M
21:16 Thu 26 Dec 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY
Replies: 84
Views: 10986

Re: Annual ACPT March 8th 2014 tasting in NY

I have an 85 Fonseca and a 95 Guimareans....or could just adopt if that's what you prefer.
by John M
15:08 Mon 23 Dec 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Selling V. Ports
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: Selling V. Ports

..and New Jersey!!
by John M
13:55 Wed 30 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle after two or three years?
Replies: 8
Views: 1503

Re: Bottle after two or three years?

I have had 1969 Oporto bottled. Superb stuff.
by John M
15:34 Mon 07 Oct 2013
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1983 Dow
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: 1983 Dow

That's a shame. I had a bottle of this this weekend and it showed quite well. From a 1/2 bottle purchased at Wine Bid--decanted 8 hours. Blood red with a burnt orange meniscus. The nose offered pepper and stewed rhubarb. Crisp and light, picked up traces of white pepper, and a good finish with grape...
by John M
14:29 Wed 28 Aug 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottles for occassions?
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Bottles for occassions?

On my own I usually can't drink Port fast enough to do it justice, so almost all of my "nice" bottles are saved for when I have someone to share them with. That's more true of VP than tawny, though... I can generally finish off a bottle of 40-yr old before it starts to decline, so I'm more inclined...
by John M
17:37 Sun 11 Aug 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Date TBD
Replies: 52
Views: 7811

Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 28th?

Sept. 28th is out for me...have a family event that weekend. If another date, I will retain my spot as first reserve.
by John M
13:15 Tue 18 Jun 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Taste the 2011 Quevedo in NYC
Replies: 15
Views: 1955

Re: Taste the 2011 Quevedo in NYC

If its in Sept-Oct I'd like to join you/get some, etc.
by John M
03:35 Mon 03 Jun 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Suggestions for a Bris
Replies: 20
Views: 2262

Re: Port Suggestions for a Bris

Congratulations!! Wonderful news. Parenthood is loads of fun--and a challenge.

Now you have to hope for a good harvest for this year so Elijah will have proper things to drink in 20-100 years.
by John M
14:05 Wed 15 May 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Suggestions for a Bris
Replies: 20
Views: 2262

Re: Port Suggestions for a Bris

DRT Wrote/Responded jdaw1 wrote:Am I allowed to say that it should be a bottle with a proper capsule? There can be some ceremony to its removal. But not one of those hard plastic ones that you have to remove by holding it over a boiling kettle and prising it off with a blunt knife :shock: How ironi...
by John M
23:15 Mon 06 May 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What are you standing in the cellar
Replies: 49
Views: 5160

Re: What are you standing in the cellar

mosesbotbol wrote:
'63 & 66 Grahams, need someone to help me drink them.
Road Trip!
by John M
13:15 Mon 06 May 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1395
Views: 150608

Re: Latest buy

All 1/2 bottles:

1983 Dows
1985 Dows
1985 Grahams
1985 Warres
by John M
20:45 Wed 03 Apr 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Date TBD
Replies: 52
Views: 7811

Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Sept 28th?

Hello All;

I am unable to make the 28th--a family thing I would not miss; c'est la vie. :cry:

Big Love--John M.
by John M
06:32 Wed 13 Mar 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC/Lon - Date TBD
Replies: 52
Views: 7811

Re: Warre Vertical (incl. LBVs): NYC - Fall 2013

Looks like I'm the first reserve...so I'm in to there.
by John M
17:55 Tue 12 Mar 2013
Forum: Reviews
Topic: ACPT Port tasting, NYC, March 9, 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3127

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

Glenn Wrote: Not all of the Ports were properly decanted, which I'm quite certain added to the irregularity. Only the D85, F85, W85, and GC80 had been decanted before arrival at the event (all between 9:30 and 10:00 am). That was probably sufficient for the D85 and W85, but was short for the F85 an...
by John M
20:45 Mon 11 Mar 2013
Forum: Reviews
Topic: ACPT Port tasting, NYC, March 9, 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3127

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

I got a distinct berry flavor off the FG76--actually my notes were it smelled and tasted of berry and berry bushes--(aroma from a berry patch in the sun). On none of the others, including the other Bagas, did I get berry as a powerful component. Many of the ports were Pop and pour (I think only the ...
by John M
15:06 Sun 10 Mar 2013
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: ACPT Port tasting, NYC, March 9, 2013
Replies: 111
Views: 12643

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

That was a great night--so nice to meet everyone! Thank you.

Given how youthful so many were, we should revisit this tasting in 5-10 years. :)
by John M
19:44 Thu 07 Feb 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: "Proper" port decanters?
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: "Proper" port decanters?

it doesn't matter at all!provided it is big enough to hold the bottle
I disagree somewhat. Too many decanters are terrible for the last pour or two--mainly I find the ones with long straight necks are the worst--the wine just flys out. Teardrop shape/ships decanter usually the best IMHO..
by John M
18:16 Wed 06 Feb 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: half bottles of vintage port for novice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: half bottles of vintage port for novice?

Glassware: Instead of the Reidel (which are very nice and expensive but also break easily IMHO) why not just get a case of Marjorie Lumm's glasses for $2.75 a stem (#9909). With shipping the lot would be $130-$135. Then you'd have enough for your group to do proper tastings.
by John M
16:03 Wed 06 Feb 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: half bottles of vintage port for novice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: half bottles of vintage port for novice?

Here you go--GC 2007 is on sale again...

http://cinderellawine.com/
by John M
15:41 Wed 06 Feb 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: half bottles of vintage port for novice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Re: half bottles of vintage port for novice?

Half bottles: the consensus is that they tend to mature a faster than regular size bottles although two 1/2 bottles are more expensive than a regular bottle (and larger size formats also are often more expensive per 750 bottle, ounce, whatever unit of wine you use). I find 1/2 bottles great when its...
by John M
14:40 Tue 29 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: ideas for port tasting for novices for self-education
Replies: 21
Views: 1433

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

There, isn't that clear now??? :lol:

I'm trying to hook him up with a wine rep who did an across the board tasting for us--a lot of entry level stuff, a 10 year tawny, and LBV and a VP. However, the producer is not a top of the line one.
by John M
21:11 Mon 28 Jan 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: ideas for port tasting for novices for self-education
Replies: 21
Views: 1433

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

From what is being described, you could do this for about $200 to $300 including a little bit of food to nosh.