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by Glenn E.
22:59 Fri 10 Jul 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1985 Taylo'rs Vintage port
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: 1985 Taylo'rs Vintage port

The bad news is that 1985 Taylor, while a good Port, is not among the best Ports from 1985 or otherwise. I disagree with that quite strongly. Taylor 1985 had a bit of a bad reputation a decade ago but it has matured beautifully. I think I have only drunk about 24 of them in the past five years so m...
by Glenn E.
22:41 Fri 10 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Cross-atlantic tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Virtual Cross-atlantic tasting

Since I'm working from home, it's possible for me to join daytime tastings in the middle of the day (Pacific Time). So I would probably be available for an evening UK/afternoon Eastern/lunch Pacific tasting. Generally any day of the week is equally possible given that time frame, so Friday or a week...
by Glenn E.
18:57 Fri 10 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3120

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

Purple Cloth Dye (refrigerated since received) Color: Dark garnet or black cherry color, around 2.5 pens of rim (which translates to about 5/8" of transparency surrounding an opaque center when the glass is held at a 45 degree angle away from you). Nose: Jalapeno? There's a pepper that isn't a stand...
by Glenn E.
21:55 Thu 09 Jul 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 1985 Taylo'rs Vintage port
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: 1985 Taylo'rs Vintage port

The good news is that these are in their prime right now and drinking well. There's no danger of them fading soon, though since they're currently in their prime the time to drink is now - and over the next 10 years. After that they will likely begin to fade, but will be lovely for another 20 years. ...
by Glenn E.
04:25 Thu 09 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Law of Two Thirds discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 866

Re: Law of Two Thirds discussion

That answer is what I'd understood to be the case. By the way, who or what is School of Port? It is a Symington's instagram page. At the end of the week they ask for questions and they answer them during the week. Pretty cool. That's awesome! I might have to actually start using my Instgram account...
by Glenn E.
17:27 Wed 08 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2018 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port (Cask Sample)
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: 2018 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port (Cask Sample)

I don't think I've seen Alicante Bouschet referred to in the context of Port before There's a significant amount of AB planted at Quinta dos Malvedos in the (expanded) Port Arthur vineyard. What one normally thinks of as Port Arthur is the east-facing slope leading down from the house to the ravine...
by Glenn E.
17:04 Wed 08 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Law of Two Thirds discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 866

Re: Law of Two Thirds discussion

That answer is what I'd understood to be the case.

By the way, who or what is School of Port?
by Glenn E.
04:22 Sat 04 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3120

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

My plant-based purple fabric dye arrive in the mail today. :-)
by Glenn E.
01:15 Wed 01 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3120

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

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by Glenn E.
17:47 Tue 30 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3120

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

The sample did not arrive yesterday and our post isn't normally delivered until about 1:00 pm, so today I'll be drinking some leftover 1970 Croft instead. It's quite nice.

Edit: post arrived early, but alas no Port. So Croft it is!
by Glenn E.
17:22 Mon 29 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3120

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

No luck here yet, but I remain hopeful for today's postal delivery.
by Glenn E.
18:56 Thu 18 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?
Replies: 68
Views: 3120

Re: Virtual Tasting #8 - Tuesday 30th June?

This will be fun, and it will be interesting to see how a small sample bottle holds up to trans-Atlantic shipping!
by Glenn E.
19:13 Tue 16 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2594

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

I suspect that postage to Seattle would be prohibitive, but would enjoy watching everyone else participate in something similar to what I did with the Stone Terraces tasting for the Sammamish Port Club. From a quick look at the Royal Mail website it looks like it would cost a little under $10 for a...
by Glenn E.
19:10 Tue 16 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2594

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

I'm online waiting for the host to start the meeting!
by Glenn E.
19:09 Tue 16 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Law of Two Thirds discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 866

Re: Law of Two Thirds discussion

I think the IVDP website has copies of the regulations as enacted. To work out what is currently in force you need to trace through them to work out what been repealed and / or amended. Yes, this. The two articles that we've been looking at are as they were enacted in ... 1986, I think? They've pro...
by Glenn E.
23:22 Mon 15 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2594

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Just out of interest, and a topic we could discuss tomorrow perhaps, but would anyone be interested in a blind tasting when we have our next Zoom tasting in about 2 weeks? If people are interested and willing to cover the postage costs (of about £5 per person in the UK and who knows outside the UK)...
by Glenn E.
23:21 Mon 15 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2594

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

Should I open Warre ‘70 or Warre Cavadinha’82 for this tasting. Thoughts before 0700 tomorrow please! I vote Warre '70 since I was recently served one blind and would like to see if the bottle I tasted was representative. (I make no comment on the quality of the one I tasted so as not to prejudice ...
by Glenn E.
17:59 Mon 15 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2018 Declarations
Replies: 42
Views: 4606

Re: 2018 Declarations

There was storm damage in the spring that significantly reduced the amount of fruit on the vines in 2018, but the rest of the season was apparently extremely favourable so while the volumes are low the quality is supposed to be fairly high. Alex posted tasting notes for a couple of cask samples and...
by Glenn E.
23:52 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2594

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

White port would qualify An excellent point! There now appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel, as I now only need to choose a bottle from my supply of Brancos. Does not compute. Warre is excellent and under-rated. Even by those who rate it ‘excellent’. Care for some brown sticky stuff? :wink:
by Glenn E.
23:46 Sat 13 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Latest buy
Replies: 1456
Views: 256428

Re: Latest buy

I picked up 7 x 1964 Noval Nacional. That's my birth year and these were fairly reasonably priced (about 1/3 the last price I'd seen) so I couldn't pass up the opportunity. If anyone sees a 1964 Dow, let me know. That's the only VP that I'm missing, though it's theoretically possible that there's al...
by Glenn E.
22:35 Thu 11 Jun 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2594

Re: Virtual Tasting #7, Tuesday 16 June 2020

I may have to get creative. I generally don't like Warre's style, so have none on hand except for a 1964 Grande Reserve that's... reserved... for a later date. Oh, and a 1937 Grande Reserve that should be shared with multiple people in person because it's fabulous. There's a decent chance that I hav...
by Glenn E.
22:30 Thu 11 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Law of Two Thirds discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 866

Re: 1983 Covelos

Iirc, the law of a third only applies to what is actually in barrel. Regardless of type. Anything bottled but held back for later release does not count toward that. It seems like that would cause problems with the formulas, because parts of those formulas are based on previous years' sales. Someth...
by Glenn E.
22:50 Wed 10 Jun 2020
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 179
Views: 78026

Re: Port House abbreviations

Km seems most logical to me as well.
by Glenn E.
22:40 Wed 10 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Law of Two Thirds discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 866

Re: 1983 Covelos

I presume they still had the strict rules on reserves in the 1980s so to produce a single Vintage Port would have been quite a substantial multi-year project? Isn't it already a multi-year endeavor because it takes 2 years (technically 18 months) to make a Vintage Port in the first place? So allowi...