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SushiNorth
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Hello, I've been lurking in the reviews for a while, but figured it was time to join the community. I'm another J in the NY area, and very much the foodie.

I focus on several areas: Port, Sake, Sushi, Cheese, Brandy, and Rieslings (in that order). I run a blog on the topic over here, mostly the japanese cravings on it, though. I view Port as "my extravagance" and, rather than buy fancy tvs that become obsolete I buy bottles that become tasty (I buy for drinking, not reselling). I don't have nearly as impressive a cellar as some of the regulars here, and it's heavily weighted toward 94, 97, 00, and 03; about 40 bottles all told.

I also have opened very little of it to date, maybe 2-3 tops in the past 5 years of collecting, trying to be content with LBVs or a glass at a restaurant. I buy the port so that I'll have a bottle to celebrate with on the spur of the moment, and believe that -- if drunk alone on any given night -- they'll each be a star. That doesn't get me much in the way of comparison understanding, so I'm hoping for an opportunity to join fellow port lovers at tastings (public or private) and would be willing to contribute a bottle or two at such an event.
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Hello Josh. As you said in the thread arranging the late-March 1977 horizontal, you’re a New Yorker beginning with the letter J. We need those. Welcome indeed.

Why the name ‘SushiNorth’? That is, why the North? (And I’d be on for a Sake tasting guided by you.)
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Hi Josh,

Welcome to TPF. I am sure Jdaw will sort you out with a port tasting very quickly.

Have fun.

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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The Sushi part is that I was heavily blogging sushi restaurant reviews, but as I live in Ossining (about 40 mins north of Manhattan), it was all "North of NYC" type places.

I'd be happy to orchestrate a Sake tasting. In the past I've held them up here and in NJ, but i'm switching over to nyc as its more central for the sake crew.
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Josh,

Welcome aboard, and great to see you chipping in.

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SushiNorth: what’s the avatar?

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SushiNorth: what’s the avatar?
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Uncorking a Niepoort 1987 (at 20), here's the full pic.
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Good to have you here, Josh, seems you've made yourself at home already.
Port is basically a red drink
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Just going to start tying together some threads/sites/search engines/etc.
Though I use SushiNorth here, will be posting more broadly than tpf with the moniker JoshDrinksPort .
JoshDrinksPort
Image Port wine should perhaps be added -- A Trollope
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Good work to re-post in the original thread.
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SushiNorth wrote: 23:26 Wed 11 May 2022 Just going to start tying together some threads/sites/search engines/etc.
Though I use SushiNorth here, will be posting more broadly than tpf with the moniker JoshDrinksPort .
It is possible to change your username here if you wish?
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