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by g-man
21:58 Tue 15 Mar 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 19798

Re: New York again, Easter

Sorry folks been busy w kids. Give me parameters. How many people. How much we want to spend

I can bring 36 glasses s potentially
by g-man
15:58 Wed 06 Jan 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 19798

Re: New York again, Easter

Indeed,

I have a few leaky bottles that need to be drunk as it's making the charcuterie in my cellar smell sweeter than it should be!

Now for just time and location =)

Give me a price range people.
by g-man
15:57 Wed 06 Jan 2016
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Graham
Replies: 0
Views: 939

1985 Graham

Opened by Dave a week before, put into half bottle and sealed into fridge. Ruby hue with hints of purple. A light root spiced nose with hints of crushed cranberries. Smooth pomegranate on the palate giving way to baked sugared cinnamon. A little thin on the palate but finishes with a nice cinnamon b...
by g-man
22:03 Tue 05 Jan 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: New York again, Easter
Replies: 115
Views: 19798

Re: New York again, Easter

those dates look pretty good for me this time around.

we have many options for restaurants if you want to give me price range.

what would be the theme?
by g-man
17:38 Mon 04 Jan 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Porto St Claire
Replies: 7
Views: 2394

Re: Porto St Claire

I saw reference to it when i was taking my driving course, to reduce my insurance premiums, here in NY.

It was used as an example of the evils of drunk driving.
by g-man
06:48 Sun 03 Jan 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Porto St Claire
Replies: 7
Views: 2394

Porto St Claire

Anybody ever hear about this house?
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by g-man
23:01 Wed 30 Dec 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Fonseca
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Re: 1963 Fonseca

ah gotcha.

me thinks my 63' fonseca may be on death row in that case.
by g-man
03:09 Thu 24 Dec 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Fonseca
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Re: 1963 Fonseca

Can someone explain to me how 3 people
drinking the same bottle at the same tasting

go from bright red
to warm red
to brick red?

i just came into a few 63' fonseca and am wondering what the appropriate color should be
by g-man
02:07 Mon 21 Dec 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 4329

Re: NYC 1985 retro

mmm no one got back to me,

tho i did end up drinking a 77' smith woodhouse, 70' cockburn, 77' dow, 82' taylor lbv, 2011 quevedo vp

=)

if anyboyd wishes to join my holiday drinking, it may be best just to post what day you'd like me to show up.
by g-man
20:31 Wed 02 Dec 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca 1985
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Fonseca 1985

jdaw1 wrote:In the last few months I have had several conversations in which I have mentioned, or at least hinted at, the escapades of the Hunt brothers. Jeff: have you any siblings?

why, in fact I do! His name would be Louis winthorpe iii.
Odd fellow who has an intense desire for oranges.
by g-man
17:18 Wed 02 Dec 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca 1985
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Fonseca 1985

Can anyone tell me how many cases were produced?

Also if you guys can do me the favor and tell me how many bottles of such wine you have drunk.

I personally have consumed 18 bottles of F85.

As a side note, would it be possible to corner the market on F85, would such endeavor be worthwhile?
by g-man
17:15 Wed 02 Dec 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Richard Mayson's Top 20 Ports for Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 1970

Re: Richard Mayson's Top 20 Ports for Christmas

LGTrotter wrote:In the spirit of Christmas I am prepared to swap any unwanted bottle, magnum or imperial of the 85 Fonseca for the equivalent quantity of Otima.
i'll one up this and trade the 98 pt ramos pinto!!
by g-man
17:11 Wed 02 Dec 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Richard Mayson's Top 20 Ports for Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 1970

Re: Richard Mayson's Top 20 Ports for Christmas

i'm hoping the prices for the F85 do drop =)

where's my truck!!
by g-man
01:05 Mon 30 Nov 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cockburn 1977
Replies: 52
Views: 7423

Re: Cockburn 1977

LGTrotter wrote:
DRT wrote: I don't think QPR is the most appropriate measure for purchases like this otherwise we would all have cellars full of Fonseca 1985 and almost nothing else.
A telling point.
4 cases in the cellar and counting :nirvana:
by g-man
17:33 Fri 27 Nov 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cockburn 1977
Replies: 52
Views: 7423

Re: Cockburn 1977

but is there really a point to stock up on this port, from the notes i've read on here, that is at best possibly mediocre? Mediocre? Your point system must be very different than mine. I have it at excellent, which is a good 10-15 points higher than mediocre. i'm only reading the notes, not the poi...
by g-man
18:07 Wed 25 Nov 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cockburn 1977
Replies: 52
Views: 7423

Re: Cockburn 1977

i understand the rarity

but is there really a point to stock up on this port, from the notes i've read on here, that is at best possibly mediocre?

It'd be like buying a 84' Domaine d Romanee Conti just to say you have it but not really enjoy drinking it.
by g-man
18:05 Wed 25 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 4329

Re: NYC 1985 retro

John M wrote:12/17 does not work for me---but you already knew that. :cry:
post another date

or post another thread for another offline
by g-man
17:22 Fri 20 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 4329

Re: NYC 1985 retro

We can certainly split it out to two different tastings perhaps one with chris and then a separate one with john? either way, I haven't seen either of you in a long while and it'd be fun to catch up. Chris, can you post dates in Dec you are free and John could i trouble you to do dates in Jan? and y...
by g-man
23:04 Wed 18 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 4329

Re: NYC 1985 retro

the palm tribeca is willing to do a byob pre-fixe if we buy the corkage worth in wine off their list.

it'd come out to 80-120$/person (depending on whats ordered)
+ tax + tip
by g-man
03:04 Thu 12 Nov 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: NYC 1985 retro
Replies: 22
Views: 4329

Re: NYC 1985 retro

can certainly do more than one tasting

i have a few 85's sitting around

believe i also have a ramos and a barros
by g-man
02:54 Thu 12 Nov 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cockburn 1977
Replies: 52
Views: 7423

Re: Cockburn 1977

I got qouted 1500$ for a 12pack
by g-man
18:59 Thu 29 Oct 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Ferreira and Casa Ferreirinha notes from recent tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Re: Ferreira and Casa Ferreirinha notes from recent tasting

Ferreira Dona Antonia Reserva White Port and Gin With a dash of Grapefruit Bitters. I was skeptical until my first sip, then I had a hard time putting this down. It worked very well and was a great way to start the evening. viniportugal did the same exact tasting in ny I'd have to admit this was a ...
by g-man
00:47 Mon 07 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smith Woodhouse 1977
Replies: 45
Views: 3284

Re: Smith Woodhouse 1977

The context of the original conversation was with AHB saying " ... when I've had an order cancelled with an apologetic explanation of something like "When we went to the bin to get the bottles we found they had leaked at bit. Sorry, we can't supply them." so yes, I termed the word "bad" in quotes wi...
by g-man
20:46 Sun 06 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smith Woodhouse 1977
Replies: 45
Views: 3284

Re: Smith Woodhouse 1977

It doesn't mention "bad" bottles being used for the top-up, which I assume simply cannot be true. they will have a few older and younger vintages on hand for people to try as people will typically bring young granges from the 90s. if you have a bottle that they're tasting, they would indeed top it ...
by g-man
20:37 Sun 06 Sep 2015
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Smith Woodhouse 1977
Replies: 45
Views: 3284

Re: Smith Woodhouse 1977

I agree, Tom, but I have less of an issue with the indication of age problem than I do with this odious practice of "professionally" turning old wines into something else but topping up leaky old bottles with younger wines (or even the same wine) and then re-corking them. If the affected bottles we...