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by g-man
05:25 Fri 09 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 107
Views: 18713

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

egads, i would be 72, and if this were spread out over 2 weeks, 73!
by g-man
05:00 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

It's not the first time these bottles have come up in auction.

There was a private seller from somewhere in asia back in 2003?

And there was a wine bid auction back in 2013?

Someone was also trying to peddle this bottle on the wine spectator forums back in 2014.
by g-man
03:39 Fri 02 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

Online auctions seems to have come up with 3 of these odd balls.

Anybody heard of it?

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by g-man
02:18 Tue 23 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fitting in more bottles..
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Fitting in more bottles..

Hexagons, we want hexagons! Hexagonal bottles would also tessellate perfectly (albeit not along the edges), while also not allowing an entire row or stack to slide, as well as fitting better within the hand for pouring. But no, we don't want really want hexagonal or square bottles; also presumably ...
by g-man
02:16 Tue 23 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fitting in more bottles..
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Fitting in more bottles..

Imagine if the entire wine industry moved to square or rectangular bottles instead If port was bottled in square bottles with rounded corners - similar to Jack Daniels bottles - they could be racked with over 50% better space efficiency. Unfortunately it would be a different story when bin storing,...
by g-man
00:24 Mon 22 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fitting in more bottles..
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Fitting in more bottles..

Imagine if the entire wine industry moved to square or rectangular bottles instead
by g-man
01:33 Mon 15 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Watch
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Bottle Watch

Dredging u p an old thread. But sushi if you find this, I've got a bottle of the 1972' dows.
by g-man
09:43 Fri 21 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor's historic limited edition
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Taylor's historic limited edition

Thanks Alex,

At ~45$ release prices it would fit in roughly at the 20 year tawny range.
by g-man
06:38 Fri 21 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor's historic limited edition
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Taylor's historic limited edition

https://taylor.pt/us/port-wine/historic-limited-edition

anybody know what this tawny actually is?
by g-man
00:28 Wed 05 Sep 2018
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 9/1 NY Unorganized Port offline
Replies: 0
Views: 475

9/1 NY Unorganized Port offline

As it's hard to herd cats, it's only slightly better herding Northeastern Americans to port offlines. Sushinorth and I visited differentdave out at his house with the theme of share a bottle that is ready to drink. Differentdave spotted a 1970 Croft and a 1970 Dows. Both of which were drinking well ...
by g-man
23:55 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 36
Views: 2133

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

Best part of this book is that i'm going to use it as a checklist and have my fellow port lovers signature bottles shared together!
by g-man
04:20 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 5 V.Ports for Sale N.J.
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: 5 V.Ports for Sale N.J.

What are you asking for these and where abouts in new jersey?
by g-man
01:47 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 36
Views: 2133

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

A big congratulations to you Mr. Wiseman!

Hopefully you might venture back state side one of these days!

Looking forward to utilizing the book!
by g-man
01:20 Tue 28 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1967 Hoopers
Replies: 0
Views: 539

1967 Hoopers

Muddy Garnet color that is most likely due to my lack of standing up the bottle as this was a last minute pop and poor. Bark spices, cinnamon, cloves, root beer mixed with a dried green fig branch flesh out a lovely spicy nose. The entry is silky, smooth and cherryish. A surprisingly lush and mouth ...
by g-man
01:13 Tue 28 Aug 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1132
Views: 222497

Re: Software that makes placemats

(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 difficult to read. Especially in the busy parts in 'pe' and 'ia'.) I agree with this, the pattern in the over label is completely distracting when placed over th...
by g-man
03:17 Wed 01 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Durand corkscrew
Replies: 41
Views: 4595

Re: The Durand corkscrew

Another fan here and in the same boat as Andy.

I drink a fair bit of older clarets, the durand gets used often.
by g-man
01:40 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 21671

Re: RE: Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
08:03 Thu 19 Jul 2018
g-man wrote:Wait, did Cockburn declare a 1966?

I thought they skipped and went for the 67' instead.
Declare, or make?
I see! 66' would be similar story to the 77' then?
by g-man
06:40 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 21671

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Wait, did Cockburn declare a 1966?

I thought they skipped and went for the 67' instead.
by g-man
07:55 Sat 19 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 7482

Re: 2016 Declarations

My money's on the Dow being the one that moves first.
by g-man
21:40 Mon 14 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines
Replies: 7
Views: 1694

Re: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines

Very true on the young ports, and not only that, some were cask samples. The NY tasting had less people and from the pictures looked like a small venue so we got pretty decent sized pours on most wines. I was fortunate enough to have Dominic swing by to say "Hi" so the pourer did me solid on the Gra...
by g-man
04:24 Mon 14 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines
Replies: 7
Views: 1694

Re: 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting and other Ports and Douro wines

I attended the NY tasting, I much prefered the Dow's and the Graham's Stone terraces as my top two of the vintage. The noval was solid like previous years. I'm shocked at the black pepper notes from the Fonseca as the 97, 2000, 2003 had a beautiful fleshy peach note that has been absent in the 07,09...
by g-man
08:45 Wed 09 May 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 7482

Re: 2016 Declarations

Quinta Da Romaneira didn't update their site but Mr. Seely confirmed with a pouring this afternoon from a cask sample in NY.
by g-man
02:10 Tue 19 Dec 2017
Forum: Reviews
Topic: 2015 Vintage Review
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: 2015 Vintage Review

TL:DR Graham stone terraces top of the class? TL:DR? Not sure what that means. But yes, GST blew me away. I told Charles S that I thought it was the best young vintage port I have ever tasted. Pure finesse yet incredibly complex. heh, i meant it was too long and i didnt read through all of your ind...