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by SushiNorth
16:01 Thu 09 Aug 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Benchmark got a load of port
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Benchmark got a load of port

Yeah, it mostly left me wondering "Who's selling that much port?" Who's even got that much port from reasonable vintages, with conditions that are more aligned to "i just want to drink it" rather than "i only buy to resell." It seemed either like a restaurant, or one of us!
by SushiNorth
01:32 Wed 08 Aug 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Benchmark got a load of port
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Benchmark got a load of port

Got a surprising email from Benchmark (a consigner). Seems like someone is unloading quite a bit of port (check out some of the quantities). also, I'm 99% sure they have a premium on top of these prices, but you can contact them to find out. [if this is in the wrong forum, pls move] "We are thrilled...
by SushiNorth
12:29 Wed 18 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)

Gus -- where are you located? How were the bottles stored (side/upright, in box, etc)? Have they been transported around?
by SushiNorth
03:01 Fri 13 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Valuation???

You can try looking for a consigner (Benchmark) or for a wine auctioneer (zachys, acker merrall condit), or you can look for one of the "sell your wine" online sites/auctions. In any case, you'll be asked for details on how the wine was kept.
by SushiNorth
20:06 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Valuation???

Even closer... https://www.jahrhundertweine.de/shpSR.php?A=13541&p1=257&p2=531 https://www.idealwine.com/uk/acheter-vin/B2095279-14-1-Bottle-Porto-Niepoort-1940-Red.jsp?utm_source=PARTENAIRE-WINE-SEARCHER&utm_medium=FEED Based on those Euro prices, looks like you could probably ask a little more, es...
by SushiNorth
19:44 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Valuation???

That definitely explains the modern trappings on a a bottle labeled 1931, but is this a 1931 Niepoort "VP", or something else? What effect has Demijon>Bottle had (based on our tastings)? And has anyone seen this before from Niepoort? [edit] Looks like the answer is yes: http://www.theportforum.com/v...
by SushiNorth
17:56 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Valuation???

So, my impression on looking at the photos is that the Garantia is of a current styling, the bottle looks molded (not blown) per the shoulder seam in photo 3, the labels look like a mishmash of modern and antiqued, and the capsule is similar to what Niepoort has used recently. I think i recall openi...
by SushiNorth
17:48 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 23
Views: 983

Re: Valuation???

All -- images posted here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sKDyOxZJyuJyn83FZfPo1OMYSM4NQgZ3/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JYowXkEAfmkT_KO2Pen8BjBUYVQteYGt/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QWTEtOqsZAlrAQb4Iwt-3p-_l2k10aLM https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sKDyOx...
by SushiNorth
22:52 Mon 16 Apr 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 9 Bottles of Vintage Port For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: 9 Bottles of Vintage Port For Sale

Notified a friend in FL, thanks for posting!
by SushiNorth
18:29 Fri 23 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..
Replies: 36
Views: 3204

Re: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..

I've only ever heard it used (in the field of electronics) in relation to control of level change, rather than waveform delay (e.g. a thermostat set to turn off as the local temperature rises above 20C, which will then not turn on again until temperature drops below 19C, to avoid continuous switchi...
by SushiNorth
18:23 Fri 23 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..
Replies: 36
Views: 3204

Re: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..

I also thought that gaps/breaks of any sort in insulation materials create a heat sink that badly impairs the overall efficiency of the intended insulation. Specifically, this is about bridging. Wood beams, nails, etc conduct heat much better than air (or insulation encapsulating air), as such they...
by SushiNorth
18:18 Fri 23 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..
Replies: 36
Views: 3204

Re: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..

Water is by some margin the best source of thermal mass, at 4200J/L/C Stone or concrete varies a little but mostly comes in at just under half that figure. Something that intrigues me is the availability of stackable 10L jerrycans - often sold for camping purposes. These can be stacked to form a wa...
by SushiNorth
22:33 Mon 05 Feb 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..
Replies: 36
Views: 3204

Re: The wine shed - a concept, and some horrible maths..

So, this post came at an ideal time as I'm in the midst of a cellar rebuild. Interestingly, my last cellar was made of two 6mil plastic sheets, with 3" between, and it required intermittent AC (5K BTU) to keep the space 15-20F lower than surrounding space. The new cellar has 4-5" dense cement around...
by SushiNorth
15:09 Thu 14 Dec 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: Quinta do Noval Olive Oil

Enjoyed the two bottles we bought from you a few years back (a suspicious looking exchange at Waterloo Station). A bit grassy, but that only required discretion in its application.
by SushiNorth
20:53 Mon 03 Apr 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: HABEMUS VINTAGE PORT
Replies: 23
Views: 5618

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: 2573

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: 3459

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: 3459

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: 3459

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: 3459

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: 3459

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: 3490

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: 1573

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...