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by Glenn E.
17:23 Tue 19 Jan 2021
Forum: Reference
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 233
Views: 106617

Re: Port House abbreviations

I slightly prefer "DoB" aesthetically, but am convinced by Phil's argument for differentiation from Dow Bomfim. So I vote "DrB" also.

("Douro" is pronounced closer to Dur-Oh than to Do-Row, so the 'r' does not seem significant to me to the pronunciation.)
by Glenn E.
23:41 Fri 15 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 24th February 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 32
Views: 660

Re: Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

I'd love to participate, depending on exact time and date. I have a few bottles of the 1985 Churchill VP remaining and could open one for the festivities.
by Glenn E.
19:07 Fri 15 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #2 - Wednesday 27th January
Replies: 14
Views: 293

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #2 - Wednesday 27th January

Yes please! I will have to step out for a bit to participate in a work meeting, but that shouldn't take too long.
by Glenn E.
23:22 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: The Barbeque Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 154

The Barbeque Thread

Since we talked about it today during the first virtual tasting of 2021, I thought I'd go ahead and start a thread with a recipe for a very basic BBQ rub. This rub works well as a base on just about any kind of BBQ. All-purpose BBQ rub 1 Tbsp fresh ground black pepper 1 Tbsp salt, preferably Kosher ...
by Glenn E.
17:45 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 195
Views: 52636

Re: The Five Word Novel

the lack of wood aged
by Glenn E.
17:42 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1409

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan

That GC70 LBV looks marvelous! I'm with Simon, I wish we could all be together so that we could all taste it!

Crasto '11 375ml decanted at 8:00 am (for the 11:00 am tasting).
by Glenn E.
17:40 Thu 14 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham 10 YO Tawny
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: NV Graham 10 YO Tawny

Thanks for the recommendations and info here, this is useful to know! It's intriguing that what you've mentioned about the better tawny producers being mostly entirely different to rubies hasn't generally translated to what is seen in supermarkets - maybe because the buyers aren't as knowledgable a...
by Glenn E.
00:25 Mon 11 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1409

Re: RE: Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan?

Yes please. Handily I already have a bottle of 2015 Taylor LBV open but I might add a bottle of 2015 Graham LBV to the mix, just to see what the fuss is about. I will do the same. When will you decant? On the day, noon? They are filtered LBVs, will decanting early help much? The Taylor is already o...
by Glenn E.
00:19 Mon 11 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Anyone know this Dow? Designation: "Very Very Old"
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Anyone know this Dow? Designation: "Very Very Old"

Putting to one side the debate as to whether tawny Ports are capable of being aged in bottles, considering the low fill level and leakage, I wouldn’t expect it to be drinkable so don’t pay more for it than you think it is worth as an ornament! I can almost guarantee that it will be drinkable. Depen...
by Glenn E.
07:02 Sun 10 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s [very old] Single Harvest 1961
Replies: 25
Views: 2240

Re: Taylor’s [very old] Single Harvest 1961

Most years should not cause you too much trouble, provided you are willing to pay the price. However there are a handful of years that will be difficult... luckily you've already succeeded with one of them. I assume you are looking for bottles that have the year on them, not just bottles that were p...
by Glenn E.
06:52 Sun 10 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Anyone know this Dow? Designation: "Very Very Old"
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Anyone know this Dow? Designation: "Very Very Old"

A "V.V.O." label implies tawny, as ruby Ports are bottled at a young age and so you would not label them VVO.

I've never seen a label like that, though, nor am I familiar with anything of the sort from Dow.
by Glenn E.
20:23 Thu 07 Jan 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan
Replies: 43
Views: 1409

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #1 - Thursday 14th Jan?

Yes please! I will likely open a 2011 Crasto in 375ml bottle.
by Glenn E.
00:52 Wed 06 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham 10 YO Tawny
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: NV Graham 10 YO Tawny

In the past I have found Ramos Pinto's Quinta da Ervamoira 10 YO and Niepoort's 10 YO to be quite good for the category, so if those can be found in London they're also worth a try.
by Glenn E.
18:28 Tue 05 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham 10 YO Tawny
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: NV Graham 10 YO Tawny

Sadly not up to the standards I would expect from a highly respected port house such as this. Most of the "big names" in the Port business built their reputations producing Vintage Port, especially when said reputations are viewed from the UK. The best producers of wood-aged Ports either do not hav...
by Glenn E.
19:34 Tue 29 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2125

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

I will unfortunately be late, as I need to time a Costco run to coincide with my wife's availability (she has to work this week) and that's now. We'll probably be done in an hour or so, so I'm hoping to be able to join everyone no more than 90 minutes late.
by Glenn E.
05:27 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Graham LBV
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: 2015 Graham LBV

It doesn't say (at least on US bottles), which implies that it is filtered. It's fantastic. I tasted it blind, thought it was a VP, and gave it 95 points. That's not unusual - my ratings typically move parallel to Alex's but I'm usually ~3 points higher. Also I'm clearly very fond of Graham's flavor...
by Glenn E.
00:15 Sun 27 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Excessive alcohol — I don’t like spirity Ports
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Excessive alcohol — I don’t like spirity Ports

As I recall, until recently the legal limit for Port was between 19% and 21%. I used to have the appropriate Portuguese legal documents bookmarked but alas no longer have them. I see references to 16%, but I think that's due to translation confusion about the process. 16% is where fermentation is ar...
by Glenn E.
00:25 Sat 19 Dec 2020
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: The Five Word Novel
Replies: 195
Views: 52636

Re: The Five Word Novel

the policeman also had a
by Glenn E.
22:14 Wed 16 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas tasting - 22nd December 2020 (Part 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Pre-Christmas tasting - 22nd December 2020 (Part 2)

Yes please, pending work availability. I shouldn't have any problems with that, but it's hard to predict with certainty.
by Glenn E.
18:29 Tue 15 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 3778

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

I have received my invitation and have arranged to be free at 11:00 am. Alas, I will not be opening something old and interesting. Instead I will be finishing off a bottle of 2015 Graham's LBV - which is absolutely delicious if you haven't had the chance to try it yet - and then moving on to the rem...
by Glenn E.
19:11 Fri 11 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Ramos Pinto
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: 1980 Ramos Pinto

Its 1980s bottlings – 1980, 1982, 1983 and 1985 - are invariably overlooked by the cognoscenti , I suspect because these years are not found readily in the United Kingdom, never mind in the United States. RP83 is one of my top Ports of that vintage. It is routinely excellent and sometimes outstandi...
by Glenn E.
19:08 Fri 11 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s [very old] Single Harvest 1961
Replies: 25
Views: 2240

Re: Taylor’s [very old] Single Harvest 1961

To be factually correct. 1973 wasn’t a horrible year. It was part of the arguardente scandal and virtually all of it was poured down the drain (or street gutter to be more specific). Some did survive. I’ve had a few over the years. None great. I hadn’t realised that that was the issue with 1973. Al...
by Glenn E.
01:23 Fri 11 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec
Replies: 41
Views: 3778

Re: Pre-Christmas Virtual Get Together - 15 Dec

What time? That will help me keep my schedule clear at the appropriate time.
by Glenn E.
18:14 Thu 10 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s [very old] Single Harvest 1961
Replies: 25
Views: 2240

Re: Taylor’s [very old] Single Harvest 1961

JacobH wrote:
17:57 Thu 10 Dec 2020
Perhaps they don’t have any 1971 to sell?
Possibly that (I don't know the answer), possibly also that they didn't buy Krohn until 2013 so couldn't release the 1961 for its 50th anniversary. I won't be surprised if this is followed by 1962 and 1963 releases over the next 2 years.