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by Glenn E.
17:40 Tue 11 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 726

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

.... Also no Gould Campbell and no Smith Woodhouse, but for other (more dire) reasons. The no Gould Campbell was certainly an other more dire reason. Smith Woodhouse not so dire I thought - that brand still lives on in the SFE portfolio. They made a SW16 so hopefully you are correct. FWIW GC also s...
by Glenn E.
00:43 Tue 11 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 726

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

winesecretary wrote:
12:19 Sat 08 Jun 2019
1982, which is on the IVDP list...
I've never heard of 1982 being considered a general declaration. 1980, 1983, and 1985.

I have occasionally heard reference to 1982 being a split declaration, but that makes little sense in that 1983 is widely regarded as a general declaration.
by Glenn E.
00:37 Tue 11 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 726

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

I think it is very difficult to reconcile that traditional practice with today's population of Port producers as 80% of them are single quintas so are likely to produce a VP in almost every year. We are therefore left with a small group of companies who make a different wine in great years to deter...
by Glenn E.
05:36 Sun 09 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 726

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

I'll have to do some digging to find when things changed (assuming they actually have), but my understanding is that this new trend was very recent - after the 2013 post. It might have been 2015? It was a surprise to me when I heard about it.
by Glenn E.
21:13 Fri 07 Jun 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Third time is the charm - History in the making
Replies: 24
Views: 726

Re: Third time is the charm - History in the making

My understanding is that the IVDP does now "declare" a vintage, and that 2015 was not declared. Many were very disappointed that 2015 was not declared, and the reasons why it was not declared are probably best left to a different topic, but ultimately neither TFP nor SFE fully declared 2015 so it is...
by Glenn E.
23:06 Wed 29 May 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Seeking input on bottle of 1927 vintage Port
Replies: 24
Views: 907

Re: Seeking input on bottle of 1927 vintage Port

I would say that the bottle's primary (and perhaps only) value comes from the fact that it's an oddity. As Andy said, Valente, Costa & Co was not highly regarded then and is basically unknown now. 1927 was a very good year for Port, but the low shoulder fill says that this bottle is probably not in ...
by Glenn E.
02:01 Tue 21 May 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Best time to visit Porto/Douro?
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: Best time to visit Porto/Douro?

June is a fantastic month to visit Porto. Just avoid São João as Alex said and you'll have a great time. The weather is more reliable in June than in May.
by Glenn E.
00:24 Tue 14 May 2019
Forum: Travel
Topic: Good places for vintage port by the glass in Porto and Lisbon?
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

Re: Good places for vintage port by the glass in Porto and Lisbon?

Bacchus Vini in Porto pretty much right next to the Dom Luis I bridge, and Maria Fonseca (the manager) takes good care of us every time we visit!
by Glenn E.
02:25 Thu 09 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Vintage 2017

Well, they're smaller than either TFP or SFE which is what I was referring to. ;-)
by Glenn E.
02:52 Tue 07 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Vintage 2017

Thanks Glenn and Tom so far for your answers. Does Niepoort realy belongs to the group of top Port producers? I read a couble of decanter issues in the past a normally Niepoort does not belong to there group of top producers. And also Glenn did not add Niepoort in his answer of good producers. But ...
by Glenn E.
02:46 Tue 07 May 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 28
Views: 3640

Re: 2017 Declarations

General declarations in reverse order: 2017, 2016, 2011, 2007, 2003, 2000, 1997, 1994, (1991/1992), 1985, 1983, 1980, 1977, 1975, 1970, 1966, 1963, 1960... As you can see, there have been roughly 3 general declarations per decade for at least the last 50 years. (1991/1992 was what is known as a spli...
by Glenn E.
16:57 Thu 25 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Vintage 2017

The Ports have just been declared and so are not yet available for purchase. That said, many people here are tried them and can probably provide you with advice. From what I have heard, 2017 is an exceptional vintage and the Ports produced will be very high quality. My guess based on current reviews...
by Glenn E.
01:49 Fri 19 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 48
Views: 3448

Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

"A June date" is too nebulous to research flights. Please be more specific, quickly. Tell me your preference and we’ll try to work around you. It doesn't look like June is feasible for me. Carry on. I'll hope that a 14 October version also comes into being soon enough for me to arrange tickets, whi...
by Glenn E.
18:40 Fri 12 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 48
Views: 3448

Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

"A June date" is too nebulous to research flights. Please be more specific, quickly.
by Glenn E.
03:40 Wed 10 Apr 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Declarations
Replies: 28
Views: 3640

Re: RE: Re: 2017 Declarations

Interesting generally smaller volumes from the Symington Family but significantly more of the Stone Terraces and Capela but no Smith Woodhouse Sell 1 bottle at normal price, or sell 1 bottle at 2x to 3x normal price? Hopefully it won't adversely affect the quality of the regular Graham and Vesuvio ...
by Glenn E.
03:48 Sat 30 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 48
Views: 3448

Re: RE: Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:
10:15 Fri 29 Mar 2019
What to do, what to do?
Is “Both” ever the wrong answer?
He's not wrong, you know.
by Glenn E.
05:26 Fri 29 Mar 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 25 June 2019 - 2017 Vintage Ports
Replies: 48
Views: 3448

Re: 2017 Vintage Ports

14 October is Columbus Day in the US, which my company oddly grants as a holiday. I might possibly be able to attend on that day, then fly home on Tuesday and only miss 1 day of work.

I will keep an eye on this thread and start looking into flights if things work out.
by Glenn E.
18:36 Sun 17 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: 1977 Graham

Is the presence of cork weevil in one bottle indicative of it being in others from a similar stash? Not necessarily, even if this bottle came from an intact case. Especially in the US, a "case" of Port is likely an amalgamation of bottles from multiple sources, so there's little to actually tie one...
by Glenn E.
06:18 Mon 11 Mar 2019
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Image format test
Replies: 15
Views: 2473

Re: Image format test

Android, Tapatalk, P, W.
by Glenn E.
20:29 Sun 03 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage port terrible teens?
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Re: Vintage port terrible teens?

In 2009, recognising that young bottles often failed to impress or inform, I imposed a minimum age for my home consumption of 18 years, this I then upped to 21 in 2012 and again to 24 in 2014. In my final incarnation of restraint, I have limited the consumption of bottles under 30 to an average of ...
by Glenn E.
20:12 Sat 16 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 3749

Re: Sell collection

And being in the distribution market in NY, it's very unlikely you'd be offered enough to make it worth your while =) It would appear the most prudent advice is to take a trip out to sunny California and enjoy the nice weather. Or go into business with me, as I have easy access to West coast market...
by Glenn E.
19:00 Tue 12 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 3749

Re: Sell collection

OK, here is how it worked out. K&L Wines paid $6800 for the 54 bottles. That is about 82% of the lowest US retail (non-EU, non-auction) and about 35% less than I expect they will sell them for. They have a pretty good rep, so they can ask a bit more than other retailers. And they are local to me, s...
by Glenn E.
19:04 Mon 11 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"
Replies: 19
Views: 2966

Re: Tue 29th October 2019 - "69"

TV '67 is a great Port... y'all should make sure you have one for this tasting. Though you do have to be careful about the theme in this case, as I've had bottles that were bottled in both '69 and '70.
by Glenn E.
03:10 Mon 11 Feb 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 13410

Re: RE: Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale


SushiNorth wrote:There was a flaw in the plan, which i trust JDAW will spot immediately :)
It appears to me that the Port in the glass is not from the decanter, and if my suspicion is correct then I approve.
by Glenn E.
03:26 Thu 07 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 34169

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

jdaw1 wrote:
00:29 Wed 06 Feb 2019
adding an Imperial would be a brave decision, minister.
Who are you and what have you done with Julian?