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by Glenn E.
18:36 Sun 17 Mar 2019
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 147

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: 14
Views: 436

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: 952

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: 2344

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: 2344

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: 1433

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: 10368

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: 27586

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?
by Glenn E.
03:24 Thu 07 Feb 2019
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Sell collection
Replies: 24
Views: 2344

Re: Sell collection

Deal is almost done. Will post an update in a week or two. I think you guys will be surprised. I would not be the least bit surprised if a local retailer who presumably at least knows you in passing is willing to pay more than anonymous people on an internet website. Even a slight relationship is w...
by Glenn E.
00:30 Tue 05 Feb 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 27586

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

Being 1st on the reserve list, and seeing as there are 4 on the main list who have not yet re-confirmed as-of late 2018/early 2019, I am presenting my currently (early 2019) available Ports:

Graham
Graham's The Stone Terraces
Quevedo (2 x 375)
Quevedo (750)
Quevedo (6L)
Vesuvio
by Glenn E.
03:02 Fri 14 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 10368

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

The 6 copies for the Sammamish Port Club arrived today. (West coast, USA.) I received two shipping notices on December 12, but only one tracking number, so my hope is that my separate single-copy order will arrive tomorrow. The single was the first "test" order from outside the UK.
by Glenn E.
05:59 Wed 21 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 63
Views: 11441

Re: RE: Re: 2016 Declarations

To be accurate, most VP's don't come from just one Quinta. Even "SQVP's", by law, can have a small amount from other Quinta's and still be called a SQVP. Are there rules for SQVP? I thought that SQVP is not at all regulated by the law nor IVDP? Legally it is a Vintage Port, everything else is just ...
by Glenn E.
05:48 Wed 21 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: How to spell "Port"
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: How to spell "Port"

Capitalizing Port has been standard practice on FTLOP for as long as I can remember, and I've always done it here, too.

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by Glenn E.
06:40 Fri 09 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 126
Views: 27586

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

Though only on the reserves list, my then-to-be-87 year old self would still like to attend.

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by Glenn E.
01:54 Tue 16 Oct 2018
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Port House abbreviations
Replies: 130
Views: 27125

Re: Port House abbreviations

Are Eq and Ec not included because Eufemia doesn't (often? ever?) produce VP?

Question posed primarily due to the unique difficulty with naming the split house(s).
by Glenn E.
21:26 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor's historic limited edition
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: Taylor's historic limited edition

As far as I remember from ProWein, this is a special reserve Tawny Port, average of less than 10y old. The important thing here is the bottle, you would not purchase this for the Port. We tasted this at the Taylor lodge prior to PHT2 this year, and what Axel says is exactly correct. It is a Reserve...
by Glenn E.
21:17 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Wine Auctioneer
Replies: 16
Views: 3253

Re: Wine Auctioneer

Yes, also possible! Having a close look in person, there doesn't appear to be horizontal arm-stubs coming off the vertical (I) for the remnants of an R - yet this could well be due to damage. However, there isn't enough space to the left of what would be the letter O, for the letter P; and the cent...
by Glenn E.
01:53 Tue 11 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 10368

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

I have a group purchase to order, but am not sure that all interested have had the opportunity to respond. I leave for Portugal next Thursday.

Safe to wait to place the group order until at least Oct 3, or will orders have closed by then?
by Glenn E.
04:47 Wed 05 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 10368

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

AHB wrote:
14:11 Tue 04 Sep 2018
My order also already in. But do I order a second copy, one which can be signed by the author...
My dilemma as well...
by Glenn E.
22:02 Sat 21 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 23
Views: 3066

Re: Valuation???

In broad terms, Garrafeiras should be treated and stored like Vintage Ports (or red wines). Unfortunately, stored in an air conditioned home not in a cellar or fridge is not proper storage conditions. It's not horrible, but it's not what I would expect for an expensive bottle of wine. So to me, this...
by Glenn E.
21:46 Sat 21 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1133
Views: 256863

Re: Software that makes placemats

I actually noticed the non-randomness of the 47 and 67 with merely a glance before reading the rest of the original post. That said, I don't see it as a problem. (The overtitles example looks bad to me, and not due to alignment. I would not put the pattern in the overtitle as it makes that word too ...
by Glenn E.
20:20 Wed 07 Mar 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1133
Views: 256863

Re: RE: Re: Software that makes placemats

I now have GhostScript installed and so tried it myself using the first file that I generated for this set of placemats. (I sent a different file to my friend based off a known-to-be-good version from the FTLOP 1985 Horizontal in January.) Works fine with the new scan converter. Glenn: are you able...
by Glenn E.
21:01 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 22
Views: 5316

Re: Coravin

Ahh... ninja'd by AHB. :-)
by Glenn E.
21:00 Wed 15 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 22
Views: 5316

Re: Coravin

There's really no need to use a Coravin on a Tawny with an indication of age, i.e. a 10, 20, 30, or 40 Year Old Tawny. I routinely leave those on the kitchen counter after opening and they easily last a week to 10 days with only very slight degradation. If kept in the refrigerator, they should easil...
by Glenn E.
16:12 Thu 02 Nov 2017
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Fake whisky
Replies: 3
Views: 6319

Re: Fake whisky

Two things stand out for me in that article. 1. Someone bothered to fake a 100-year old bottle of whisky 25 years ago. Though I suppose that does actually make some sense since I'm getting old and 25 years ago isn't as long ago as I think it is. 2. The hotel performed the investigation and voluntari...