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by SushiNorth
20:53 Mon 03 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: HABEMUS VINTAGE PORT
Replies: 23
Views: 3503

Re: HABEMUS VINTAGE PORT

This is all very very cool (and 2013! we were just talking about that year :D )
by SushiNorth
05:17 Fri 24 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port in movies, dramas and tv series
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: Port in movies, dramas and tv series

An excellent thread. I shall have a think about this. Coincidentally I watched 'Babette's Feast' last night which prompted me to buy some Clos de Vougeot when I first saw it years ago. As did Jeanette Winterson, I understand. I actually thought there was some Port in babette's feast, no? Been so lo...
by SushiNorth
18:59 Wed 01 Feb 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port bottle leaked? Still drinkable?
Replies: 16
Views: 1894

Re: Port bottle leaked? Still drinkable?

There I was (a few years ago), in BBR in london, right in the main room, with a bottle of 50's-ish Croft in one hand and a flashlight in the other. They went through their entire stock (all 4 bottles), and I turned em all down. I don't know who was more embarrassed, me with the flashlight or them wi...
by SushiNorth
21:27 Tue 31 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port bottle leaked? Still drinkable?
Replies: 16
Views: 1894

Re: Port bottle leaked? Still drinkable?

Oh, and when purchasing (especially if in person), bring a good flashlight with you. Even the darkest of bottles can be illuminated. You can usually see yellowing/lightening of the port, look for level, and you can tell if the cork is in the bottle, etc.
by SushiNorth
21:25 Tue 31 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port bottle leaked? Still drinkable?
Replies: 16
Views: 1894

Re: Port bottle leaked? Still drinkable?

Go get the refund. Tell them to give you a better bottle of G70 :)
by SushiNorth
14:19 Mon 30 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port bottle leaked? Still drinkable?
Replies: 16
Views: 1894

Re: Port bottle leaked? Still drinkable?

It's probably been breathing for the last 10 years -- what's a day? :) Was it palatable in its new form?
by SushiNorth
04:41 Mon 30 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port bottle leaked? Still drinkable?
Replies: 16
Views: 1894

Re: Port bottle leaked? Still drinkable?

I've had this experience -- going to open a bottle and the cork just slips right in. It wasn't forming much of a seal, and as others have said -- sometimes the capsule saves it, sometimes it doesn't. I've even opened one bottle that was corkless. Literally, no cork. Not in the bottle, not in the nec...
by SushiNorth
15:15 Tue 10 Jan 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to serve a G70
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

Re: How to serve a G70

If i am lucky, i have a friend, who's a professional sommelier (did i spell it right?), taste it with me. He's not much familar with ports (he knows more about wine and gins, particularly), but he should be way better than i am at describing it! :) It sounds like you're going to have a lovely eveni...
by SushiNorth
14:39 Thu 29 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Help for a newbie, Grahams '77 - decanting to serve NYE
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: Help for a newbie, Grahams '77 - decanting to serve NYE

I'm going to provide a different opinion. I'd keep it closed until 4-6 hours before hand, then decant. I don't think a Graham's 77 needs 2 days, or even 12 hrs. It's not the 80 or 85, which were both inky black vintages for a lot of ports (Graham's included). 77's are lighter, and tend to have a lot...
by SushiNorth
05:01 Wed 21 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for laying down - 2010, 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Port for laying down - 2010, 2013

Have a look at the tasting notes section for the years you fancy, look out for notes by AHB (Alex) as I have found his notes reliable. DRT (Derek) suggestion about Vesuvio is a good one. Other reliable names are Fonseca, Dow, Taylor, Warre and Graham. There will be single Quinta wines from these pr...
by SushiNorth
21:19 Tue 20 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for laying down - 2010, 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Port for laying down - 2010, 2013

I have reason, also, to lay down port from 2010 and 2013, but likewise found the pickings scarce. As I didn't buy it "on release," I'm waiting a bit to see how things evolve before buying some bottles. As you don't have ideal cellaring conditions, and its well past 2012 and 2015 (respective release ...
by SushiNorth
04:31 Mon 19 Dec 2016
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Gould Campbell, RIP...?
Replies: 21
Views: 1941

Re: Gould Campbell, RIP...?

Only a year late -- so when will they dump GC 1980 on the market? I'd be happy to help them offload it :)
by SushiNorth
00:46 Sun 13 Nov 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Seeking tasters in NJ USA
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Seeking tasters in NJ USA

Excellent!
January sounds good, but I was hoping even sooner. I'll take a look at my calendar and propose a couple days :), and we can scale the tasting size to the # of attendees. We're now living near the intersection of 287 & 78.
by SushiNorth
15:20 Thu 10 Nov 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Seeking tasters in NJ USA
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Seeking tasters in NJ USA

I recall there were some NJ tasters here -- but can't recall who. Could you remind me; and perhaps we can put together a little gathering?
by SushiNorth
15:17 Thu 10 Nov 2016
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The NY sucks tasting sometime soon
Replies: 12
Views: 1213

Re: The NY sucks tasting sometime soon

I'm similarly inclined to start opening bottles, as we emerge from the newborn days and having finished macgyvering a wine cellar. There still aren't many overlapping opportunities for a tasting, tho. Manhattan M-Thurs, or perhaps out in NJ on a weekend. Port doesn't skype, so virtual tastings (tho ...
by SushiNorth
19:33 Mon 18 May 2015
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1908 da Silva colheita
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: 1908 da Silva colheita

A comment on this wine, there is considerable debate (and perhaps opinions could be added here) as to whether this was Colheita or VP. The label specified "Wine of the 1908 Vintage" but had no bottle date. Given its age, tawny characteristics were expected, and so we are left questioning which of th...
by SushiNorth
14:00 Mon 18 May 2015
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Sun 17 May 2015 (NYC): 'Atonal Port' Blind tasting
Replies: 11
Views: 3069

Sun 17 May 2015 (NYC): 'Atonal Port' Blind tasting

A lovely time was had last night at Left Bank in NYC as six of us (and a few drop-ins) enjoyed 8-ish Ports. The tasting was held blind, with submissions curated by jdaw1, and there were many surprises and few correct guesses. All brought a bottle, with a few gifts added in. Warre's 1984 LBV Barros 1...
by SushiNorth
12:42 Sun 17 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 16438

Re: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City

Updated... djewesbury: 3 differentdave: 2-3 Miguel: 1 SushiNorth: 1-2 Jeff (dropping off): 1-2 attendees: 6. Everyone's exuberance is great, but I fear we may have more wine than we can carry, let alone drink. Might I suggest the following: Djewesbury: You're here for the week still, right? Leave bo...
by SushiNorth
21:25 Fri 15 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 16438

Re: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City

Hi everyone. Landed safe and sound. I have brought an extra bottle with me so the extra glasses will be handy! I will decant in advance, always hoping that the bottles have settled a little by Sunday. Just trying to get a bottle count djewesbury: 2 differentdave: 2 Miguel: 1 SushiNorth: 1* Are ther...
by SushiNorth
13:34 Fri 15 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 16438

Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

Could placemats be prepared and someone let me know when they're printed? Partly done — see next quote. By request of Daniel, the placemats (and parameters by which made ). But it would be easier for Daniel if somebody else could print them. Could that be you? If anyone has access to printing, plea...
by SushiNorth
13:16 Fri 15 May 2015
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 17th May 2015: Port drinking in New York City
Replies: 138
Views: 16438

Re: 17th May 2015: Atonal music & port drinking in New York

OK - a final FINAL gameplan... Please CONFIRM attendance as per the plan below and see first post. Given the complications, Mark's OK to drop the atonal theme and maybe join us another time. So now we have a simple blind theme, with 7 attendees (see first post - new attendee replaces Mark) at the o...