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by g-man
04:42 Wed 22 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 48
Views: 6767

Re: Port cocktails

I use my 95% ABV ethanol for extracting saffron, to be diluted later when I need to cook it.
by g-man
12:19 Sat 18 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 48
Views: 6767

Re: Port cocktails

Hmmm...I’m not quite convinced that that will be strong enough to produce an effect of “having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick” as per the books. Could we bulk it out with some overproof vodka to get the ABV up from c. 30% to a good 70-75%? ;-) If the vo...
by g-man
07:46 Sat 18 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 48
Views: 6767

Re: Port cocktails

haha the cinnamon and mint does the trick. If one were more daring, mustard powder!
by g-man
03:32 Fri 17 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 48
Views: 6767

Re: Port cocktails

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster: -Take the juice from one bottle of Ol’ Janx Spirit. -Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V — Oh, that Santraginean seawater! Oh, those Santraginean fish! -Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced...
by g-man
01:46 Wed 15 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 3555

Re: Quevedo Tasting 2 - 30th July 2020

Nuts, I can't get this state side =T
by g-man
07:56 Tue 14 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles

I think easier recycling and reduced shipping weights are more likely target benefits. Can't say I have ever seen anyone walking around a nightclub with a bottle of whisky, but it's been a while since I was in a nightclub :roll: I certainly think this is one big aspect of it. The costs of glass bot...
by g-man
01:44 Wed 01 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Places to drink post lockdown
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Re: Places to drink post lockdown

Please still be careful and practice appropriate cleanliness and social distancing. As noted state side, we have ballooned to 40k/day cases again. That being said, my local bar Trinity's and my favorite japanese restaurant nxt door Torigo's both are opened for outdoor seating and have relaxed the BY...
by g-man
06:54 Mon 29 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders
Replies: 24
Views: 4320

Re: Cellar Defenders

A deep dive post from 11 years ago =) I have since shored up my port collection!
by g-man
11:32 Wed 24 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cellar Defenders
Replies: 24
Views: 4320

Re: Cellar Defenders

One could theoretically begin opening some 2011 VPs for the same purpose =)

I've found my cellar defenders to be the 90s Vesuvio nowadays.
by g-man
23:07 Mon 22 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 48
Views: 6767

Re: Port cocktails

Be prepared for very purple tongues!
by g-man
11:34 Wed 17 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 48
Views: 6767

Re: Port cocktails

fair point. I've had the negroni at a few spots across Florence and there are certainly a wide variation across the city from very sweet, to very strong campari notes. I'd be curious on your take if you were instead of 1.5 parts of white port, instead do 1 part white port and 1/4 part possibly 1/2 p...
by g-man
06:42 Wed 17 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 48
Views: 6767

Re: Port cocktails

Curious what you guys consider a real negroni? Though, I've never had the Churchill's whiteport before, the quevedo is definitely darker.
by g-man
03:37 Tue 16 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 48
Views: 6767

Re: Port cocktails

New York Sour

2 parts whiskey, 1 part lemon, 1 part simple syrup. Shake.
Float ruby port over the top
by g-man
23:11 Thu 11 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 48
Views: 6767

Re: Port cocktails

I'm quite proud of my negroni. I use 1 part campari, 1 part gin, 1.5 parts of Quevedo White port in my negroni. the Quevedo has a touch more woodiness and less acidity making it a very fine Dolin sweet vermouth replacement. Hmm...I hadn’t thought of using a white Port and will have a go at this, al...
by g-man
11:09 Thu 11 Jun 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 48
Views: 6767

Re: Port cocktails

I'm quite proud of my negroni. I use 1 part campari, 1 part gin, 1.5 parts of Quevedo White port in my negroni. the Quevedo has a touch more woodiness and less acidity making it a very fine Dolin sweet vermouth replacement. Another I do with the Quevedo is a Gin martini. 3 parts gin, 1 part Quevedo ...
by g-man
04:45 Mon 25 May 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1997 Vesuvio
Replies: 0
Views: 602

1997 Vesuvio

Decanted for 5 hours prior. The nose on the entry represented plush plums with just a very slight touch of bramble. The palate follows through with plums mixed with cinnamon spices. A bit one dimensional but the spirits are well integrated giving a smooth well rounded mouthfeel if albeit simple. 89 ...
by g-man
07:49 Sun 24 May 2020
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side

It took a pandemic and a bunch of stay at home orders to finally get the state side folks in for a tasting but we did it right. we had the 5 states of WA, NJ, NY, CT, MA represented in this tasting. We tried a guess the wine format, and were surprisingly fairly successful in vintage guessing. House ...
by g-man
03:58 Sat 23 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 53
Views: 8616

Re: Lockdown Drinking

As someone who h as been locked up for 2 months in New York in heavy quarantine, I've sorted my cellar by cellar tracker and decided a 96 A. Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin was called for. But I've seen my fellow wine lovers done better. I truly hope everyone is at least opening that nice bottle to enjoy...
by g-man
03:54 Sat 23 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side

I'd love to join you guys in London but no one seems to do friday tastings!

I think my cellar is deep enough that i can partake in quite a few of these too =P
by g-man
10:36 Fri 22 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The ports you haven't got round to stocking up on...
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Re: The ports you haven't got round to stocking up on...

Not the first time the 1878 with the label has popped up in market, albeit with a different bottle shape.

Latest one appears to be a regular 750ml bottle with no punt vs the pic in this TPF LInk

Another Forum based around dry wines seems to have a little more info, but also unverified
by g-man
10:20 Fri 22 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side

a great idea for a future tasting, but I've probably killed so many of my taste buds drinking straight up gin that I am personally way out of practice!
by g-man
07:04 Fri 22 May 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side

Or if anybody is awake they are more than welcome to join. Being in NY has been a bit stressful to say the least, including trying to figure out how to make a living =) But if anybody is around for a virtual offline I'd certainly be up for popping a btl or two. Theme will be, open anything you want ...
by g-man
02:55 Fri 22 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The ports you haven't got round to stocking up on...
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Re: The ports you haven't got round to stocking up on...

I've managed to find some odd balls in an 1837 Justerini & Brooks and a 1878 Brooks Royal Coronation Port.

The port I'm still looking to stock up on are 60's Fonsecas as I seen to have a bad habit of drinking them all.
by g-man
21:48 Mon 08 Apr 2019
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal
Replies: 121
Views: 46531

Re: Tue 11 Jun 2019 — 1994 Mini Horizontal

if you guys are still interested in running this tasting blind, I'm happy to volunteer since I would have no vested interest in guessing the bottles being across the Atlantic. I'd ask folks to take a vote and however you guys decide if you want a blind or not, I will then propose a method for lettin...
by g-man
03:37 Wed 06 Mar 2019
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Wed 1 March 2019 - The Eastern seaboard Vesuvio Box tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 5763

Re: Wed 1 March 2019 - The Eastern seaboard Vesuvio Box tasting

This review is not a great advert for Vesuvio from this era. The 1994 seems to have been popular in the tastings on both sides of the pond but the others are variable to say the least. Maybe this is just a case of SFE spending a decade finding their way with a previously neglected vineyard? Perhaps...