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by g-man
22:16 Thu 22 Nov 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Tue 11th December 2007
Replies: 39
Views: 12246

Alright, I've picked up a 92 vesuvio.

and I'm fine with any of those dates.
by g-man
06:02 Thu 22 Nov 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: An Idea.
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

I can tell you from experience that there's a lot of paperwork involved if you're starting an import business... It's not at all easy to just order a pallet of wine and resell it. I don't know about the UK, but in the Netherlands the tax service is pretty keen on having some of your profit as well....
by g-man
05:40 Thu 22 Nov 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Tue 11th December 2007
Replies: 39
Views: 12246

I should be available to whenever ...

Let's see if i can track down some vesuvio for this tasting
by g-man
18:53 Wed 14 Nov 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: port stores in HK?
Replies: 1
Views: 690

port stores in HK?

Friend of mine is in HK and looking for good retail stores that sell good selections of ports. Anybody know any places near central?

appreciate the help!
by g-man
14:58 Thu 08 Nov 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Douro Bake
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

that is interesting,

with wine in heat, I personally figured the change in taste due to improper storage would be when port turns into madiera.

so instead of a lush fruit, you get a more sharp acidic profile...

or does douro bake impart a different kind of taste?
by g-man
16:26 Wed 07 Nov 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Screaming Eagle
Replies: 8
Views: 2626

Conky, if you want to get a "sense" try the Paradigm, I believe it's sourced from vineyards that are right next door to the screagle and it's the same wine maker too. The 02 was an impressive wine and can be had for 60$ here in the states. not a "wow" experience i would imagine the screagle to be bu...
by g-man
22:30 Fri 02 Nov 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: PortDude. Greetings!
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Greetings!!!


I never got the peanut butter :cry:
by g-man
21:48 Fri 02 Nov 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1104
Views: 205970

Hart davis auction

Thought you guys might be curious some of the prices. (including buyers prem) Highlights 1851 Warre no label, into Neck - $1673 1900 Sandeman 2 btl lot - base neck/ VHS no labels - 1553$ 1908 Cockburn - base neck / no label - 1553$ Mag 1912 Dow - top shoulder, no label - 1912$ 1920 Fonseca 2 btl lot...
by g-man
17:25 Fri 02 Nov 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cloudy port
Replies: 3
Views: 3042

What would be the recommended way to clean out a bottle?

I stuck a little water in there and shook it with all my life till my face was red,

then i repeated again with some red wine.
by g-man
15:41 Fri 02 Nov 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cloudy port
Replies: 3
Views: 3042

Cloudy port

I was wondering,

the sandeman's and the rebello 77 we had at a tasting was slightly cloudy.

coudl it have simply been too cold?

like how olive oil turns cloudy when you stick it in the fridge.
by g-man
22:17 Thu 01 Nov 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to Bob Heckart
Replies: 6
Views: 2659

Greetings from another recently joined!

We should get more offlines going.

I'll post any good values I see on here.
by g-man
02:29 Thu 01 Nov 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Radiation and wine
Replies: 8
Views: 1660

there was quite an amusing thread on microwaving wine on Spectator where one of the fellow posters microwaved some scotch and singed his nose hairs.. :D
by g-man
02:24 Thu 01 Nov 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: wine bra
Replies: 3
Views: 659

it's all about balance...

a bigger chest may hide an especially rotund gut!
by g-man
02:22 Thu 01 Nov 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: New York, 29 October 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 8692

the sandeman was definitely cloudy and i t hink that I have the blame for a rather bumpy subway ride in the morning.

I'd have to say, until after i saw the pics, i didn't even realize alex was wearing red!!!

=)
by g-man
15:50 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Warre
Replies: 5
Views: 2975

My #3 ,

i think this was the one with the most finesse out of the bunch.

fresh berries, and I follow JDAW with the no heat.

with a spicy/nutty slight menthol finish that had at least a 40 sec finish.

I like this one alot, but I feel the 85 warres at the same age will probably be the better port.
by g-man
15:45 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Kopke
Replies: 4
Views: 2575

this one had started out strong being one of the smoothest of the bunch, but there was this strange herbal note to it. I was trying to think of the herb and thinking back I think it was Anise I was tasting, not the green mint. the length on this was one of the longest, and the tannins were really so...
by g-man
15:37 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Rebello Valente
Replies: 5
Views: 3100

Was decanted at 7 in the morning
re corked and stuck in the fridge until around 2pm?

it might have gotten shaken around tho on the NY subway system.
by g-man
15:31 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 14424

thank you very much for setting this up Julian.

It was a pleasure meeting you all.
by g-man
15:14 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 2994

I also thought this to be slightly corked. There was a slight musty cardboard nose and taste when the wine sat in the glass. the legs on this w ine was the best out of the bunch with a beautiful dark red ruby color. The finish was a good 30 sec finish rich sweet berries also a tinge of black pepper....
by g-man
15:08 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Sandeman
Replies: 3
Views: 2450

This was the last place wine for me. It was a bit rough, and the finish was sorely disappointing. As we let it sit and open the finish lengthened but still only lasted 15-20 seconds, one of the shortest in the tasting. But the tannins have smoothened out. strong mint on the nose, coughed up a good o...
by g-man
14:59 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Rebello Valente
Replies: 5
Views: 3100

My second fav wine. I thought it initially tasted like York peppermint patties. the finish started a bit short ... but as the wine opened up it went a 30+ sec finish .. it was the lightest wine of the bunch. Cloudy brown-red. for me this was like drinking a light milk chocolate covered red berries. ...
by g-man
14:50 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Warre
Replies: 7
Views: 3182

This was my WOTN, me and julian disagree a bit on our taste profiles, but then again Julian simply has had much more port in his life then I've drunk water in mine. nose of cinnamon and light hints of figs? a light purple that tutrned into a reddish hue, I didn't notice the brown edge, but that migh...
by g-man
14:28 Tue 30 Oct 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: New York, 29 October 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 8692

oof I was miserable ...

nailed by the early morning conf call ....

I am a blubbering idiot now.
by g-man
21:03 Mon 29 Oct 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York, Monday 29 October
Replies: 48
Views: 14424

guess I'm bringing some port popsicles tonight =)