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by Glenn E.
05:16 Wed 08 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 58
Views: 1158

Re: Another virtual tasting

Thank you for a wonderful event! It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Sorry I had to bow out early, but I had work to get back to. But I returned rejuvenated and fortified for the rest of the week!
by Glenn E.
18:48 Tue 07 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 58
Views: 1158

Re: Another virtual tasting

I'm headed downstairs to prepare now... I need to set up my netbook (which has the only working camera), so I may be a little bit late.
by Glenn E.
20:15 Fri 03 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 58
Views: 1158

Re: Another virtual tasting

I have figured out a way to participate with video! Now you'll have to see my scruffy coronabeard.
by Glenn E.
21:28 Thu 02 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 58
Views: 1158

Re: Another virtual tasting

AHB wrote:
19:57 Thu 02 Apr 2020
Can I suggest that in honour of our mystery guest we adopt a theme of "Open a bottle of Quevedo Port, if you can."
I can, and am perfectly happy to do so, but I submit that what I open will likely be too obvious to count in the evening's point tally. :lol:
by Glenn E.
21:25 Thu 02 Apr 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 14 and Thu 16 April 2020: Virtual Tasting with Johnny Graham
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Tue 14 and Thu 16 April 2020: Virtual Tasting with Johnny Graham

I think this is a great concept, but agree with Phil that it would have been nice to have had the Port package provide a higher-end experience. I can't justify 166 Euros in my house for a basic dry white, a ruby reserve, and 10YO tawny when the (presumably much higher quality) wines won't be enjoyed...
by Glenn E.
20:25 Tue 31 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Another virtual tasting
Replies: 58
Views: 1158

Re: Another virtual tasting

Tuesday April 7 might actually work for me. I have Zoom but do not have a camera, so I might have to be a voice-only participant. Or more correctly, I have 2 cameras (both very old) and approximately 23986710948 USB Type A-to-something else cables but precisely 0 USB Type A-to-USB Type A cables. You...
by Glenn E.
19:16 Mon 30 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Lockdown Drinking

My wife gives up alcohol for Lent, so there has been no wine consumed in the house so far during the lockdown. I'm just finishing up an S. Leonardo 40 Year Old Tawny Port and have started pondering what to open next. I think it will be a VP, and probably an older one, but I haven't figured out which...
by Glenn E.
17:44 Thu 26 Mar 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 6535

Re: Online Tasting - Wed 25th March 2020

I desperately wanted to join in, but since I'm officially working from home and it would have been during the middle of my work day I felt it best not to. That plus I don't have a camera on my computer so wouldn't have been able to fully participate anyway. Sounds like a great way to hold a virtual ...
by Glenn E.
01:28 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 588468

Re: One quiz at a time

Quinta da Revolta 20 year old white?
by Glenn E.
01:26 Fri 20 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2015 LBV options
Replies: 29
Views: 2345

Re: 2015 LBV options

Assuming I just drink what's in the cellar at home, then at a rate of one bottle per week I'm OK for about 11 years. Hopefully we'll be back to normal by then. I don't have an exact inventory of my wine fridges, but I think I'm in the same ballpark. I have 3 standard size fridges that are full (eac...
by Glenn E.
03:18 Thu 19 Mar 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: One quiz at a time
Replies: 9600
Views: 588468

Re: One quiz at a time

AHB wrote:
22:51 Wed 18 Mar 2020
Mourão, and it's 60 years old
PhilW wrote:from Quinta da ....
So that would be a no, because Mourão is Quinta do Mourão.

10 Years Old, Quinta da Romaneira? (Do they even make whites?)
by Glenn E.
18:27 Tue 10 Mar 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 160
Views: 61040

Re: Port House abbreviations

I'd agree with VDM as most obvious choice, and to my mind no more confusing with potential Vesuvio single quinta as Gould Campbell GC is with potential new Graham's single quinta (i.e. we already cope with this issue). Do we not already have VM for Quinta do Vale Meao anyway? Beat me to it. Yes, VM...
by Glenn E.
03:50 Wed 22 Jan 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: "official" Vintage Port map (IVDP)
Replies: 7
Views: 2598

Re: "official" Vintage Port map (IVDP)

No. Just no. Way too generous. I can't imagine a definition of "classic" that would include 1989 but not 2015. 2009, 1992, 1991, 1987, 1982, 1978, 1967, and 1958 are at best arguable (and to varying degrees of arguable). My experience isn't sufficient prior to 1958 to comment, but I suspect there ar...
by Glenn E.
21:00 Fri 03 Jan 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: A market for fakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3988

Re: A market for fakes?

I believe Derek is correct. Other than the fact that the label appears to be a reproduction, the bottle, selo, and capsule all appear to be genuine. As has already been said... labels fall off occasionally and are then sometimes replaced with varying degrees of success. Personally I would not try to...
by Glenn E.
01:26 Sun 24 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1242
Views: 428873

Re: Software that makes placemats

For some reason filling the glasses circle is more appealing to me than filling the empty space between glasses. Is this a quirky feature of Simon and our American cousins (and hence perhaps ignorable), or is this a general preference? It is such a mild preference for me - on a feature that I'm not...
by Glenn E.
23:08 Fri 22 Nov 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1242
Views: 428873

Re: Software that makes placemats

I like all of the above for different reasons. But if I'm honest, I probably won't use these features. We're pretty basic with our placemats and are very happy with just the core functionality. I might try spirals (or anything else that fills the circle) some time. For some reason filling the glasse...
by Glenn E.
20:16 Sun 10 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels
Replies: 7
Views: 3076

Re: Cellar Defenders without Selos or Labels

The few bottles that I have been able to purchase without Selos are in no way cellar defenders - they have all be very old tawny Ports, often bottles straight from cask, that I will cherish and savor at significant occasions. I would say that it is very unusual to be able to purchase a "younger" Por...
by Glenn E.
20:12 Sun 10 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status
Replies: 9
Views: 3515

Re: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status

DrewD83 wrote:
11:42 Thu 31 Oct 2019
Which houses would you recommend for the ‘85 vintage?
Fonseca and Graham are easily the two best for me. They're followed by Dow, Smith Woodhouse, Taylor, Gould Campbell, and Churchill.
by Glenn E.
20:09 Sun 10 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Vintages - what to buy and store
Replies: 12
Views: 4288

Re: 2016 Vintages - what to buy and store

It's more than a bit confusing when different people give quite different scores. Those who score are no more than people, too. Educated and experienced people, but still just people like everyone else. We all have different tastes, which results in different scores. For any wine critic's scores to...
by Glenn E.
20:03 Sun 10 Nov 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Niepoort´s port 1957 for sell
Replies: 6
Views: 2670

Re: Niepoort´s port 1957 for sell

Hello and welcome. I’ve no interest in this bottle, but I’ll make a helpful observation. The prices you’ve quoted are the optimistic prices at which some wine merchants hope to sell. Which can be far above any measure of a fair achievable price. Which, for this, I’d expect to be high double-digits....
by Glenn E.
05:41 Mon 14 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Its a Stone Terrace day
Replies: 4
Views: 3437

Re: Its a Stone Terrace day

We did a "full vertical" of Stone Terraces this past Spring before the 2017 was declared, and my article on it appeared in the FTLOP newsletter.

It was splendid.
by Glenn E.
03:53 Sun 15 Sep 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 128
Views: 24257

Re: The Five Word Novel

a bottle of Port is
by Glenn E.
20:10 Sat 10 Aug 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port
Replies: 9
Views: 3909

Re: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port

Have to disagree with you gents; I'd take G77 over any of G80/G83/G85, and by no small margin. Over G85? Uh... no. :wink: I'd slot it in the middle somewhere. It's nowhere close to as good as G85 to me, and my recent experiences with G83 have been better than my most recent experiences with G77 (wh...
by Glenn E.
01:52 Wed 24 Jul 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port
Replies: 9
Views: 3909

Re: Graham's 1977 Vintage Port

In the US, 1977 Graham's is available for $105 from The Chicago Wine Company and for only slightly more than that from 3 more reputable sources. So I think your $125 retail estimate is on the high side. That said, Phil's estimate of 50-60% of retail is more appropriate in the UK than in the US. Here...
by Glenn E.
18:59 Sat 06 Jul 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar defenders - Waitrose VP (or SQVP) options
Replies: 15
Views: 4547

Re: Cellar defenders - Waitrose VP (or SQVP) options

In some sense, I use 40yo Tawny Port as a cellar defender because my cellar contains so much very old Tawny Port. When your "next" option is something from the 1960s, 1950s, or 1940s, a mere 40yo starts to look like a frugal choice. On the ruby side, it's by value for me. I have some very inexpensiv...