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by John M
13:35 Wed 20 Aug 2014
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Your first vintage port(s)
Replies: 26
Views: 4583

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: 1538

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: 2018

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: 1495

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: 8803

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: 1495

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: 8803

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: 1312

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: 12750

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: 1410
Views: 185798

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: 12750

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: 12750

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: 12750

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: 2989

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 ...
by John M
21:44 Fri 27 Dec 2013
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Souza 1987 VP
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Re: Souza 1987 VP

Keep it and drink it. You'll be lucky to get 50% selling. Far better to enjoy it or give it away. While a nice port--it is no blockbuster.
by John M
17:51 Fri 27 Dec 2013
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Selling V. Ports
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

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: 12750

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: 12750

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: 1453

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: 1675

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: 1862

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: 1430

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: 8701

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: 2184

Re: Taste the 2011 Quevedo in NYC

If its in Sept-Oct I'd like to join you/get some, etc.