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by g-man
03:02 Wed 30 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1820 Ferreira
Replies: 15
Views: 4156

Re: 1820 Ferreira

I know the wine director, Eric at Bern's,

We went last feb, on back to back days and it was pretty glorious.

He hooked me up with a btl of Domaine Leroy.
by g-man
19:54 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1621

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

Thank you!

Is the theme to open something good, or something from a challenging year like the 75'? We might turn away JDAW if so
by g-man
19:21 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1621

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

Doggett wrote:
13:46 Mon 28 Dec 2020
g-man wrote:
12:00 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Has a time been set for this yet?
7pm gmt is the norm for these
May I get added too please if there is room

I do have a paid zoom account too if needed
by g-man
12:00 Mon 28 Dec 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1621

Re: TPF pre-NYE party 29th December 2020

Has a time been set for this yet?
by g-man
04:42 Wed 22 Jul 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port cocktails
Replies: 49
Views: 12114

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: 49
Views: 12114

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: 49
Views: 12114

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: 49
Views: 12114

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: 8432

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: 2086

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: 1262

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: 5943

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: 5943

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: 49
Views: 12114

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: 49
Views: 12114

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: 49
Views: 12114

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: 49
Views: 12114

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: 49
Views: 12114

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: 49
Views: 12114

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: 952

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: 2150

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: 12760

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: 2656

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: 2473

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