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by g-man
12:35 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A possible improvement to tasting-note technology
Replies: 17
Views: 3451

Re: A possible improvement to tasting-note technology

MigSU wrote:
12:19 Fri 26 Feb 2021
g-man wrote:
12:05 Fri 26 Feb 2021
I can't wait for the technology that would allow me to lick my phone and have an app prepopulate all the appropriate tastes!
You can do that now. Just prepopulate your phone screen with the appropriate tastes, so that then it can prepopulate you.
but sharing is caring!!
by g-man
12:05 Fri 26 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A possible improvement to tasting-note technology
Replies: 17
Views: 3451

Re: A possible improvement to tasting-note technology

I can't wait for the technology that would allow me to lick my phone and have an app prepopulate all the appropriate tastes!
by g-man
07:36 Fri 19 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP
Replies: 38
Views: 5964

Re: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP

FYI i'm in touch with Oscar and his importer. We're working out the details and potential timings right now.
by g-man
01:55 Thu 11 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP
Replies: 38
Views: 5964

Re: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP

Firstly, Let me declare an interest as I organised the tasting. - all the GSH packs have now gone. I have organized another tasting with Oscar Quevedo for 31 March - this will be a blend your own tawny - he is supplying four components that go into his 20 year plus the final blend. Should be a fun ...
by g-man
05:36 Mon 08 Feb 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP
Replies: 38
Views: 5964

Re: Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Tasting with Charles Symington and VWP

Would it be possible for me to arrange to purchase 2 packs and not worry about when they arrive? I'd be happy to sip on something else while listening in on the presentation, then taste the Ports later on my own time when they do arrive. It's rather difficult to find these Ports in the US so I'd lo...
by g-man
12:29 Mon 18 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)
Replies: 9
Views: 2756

Re: Missing you (why no kissy face emoji permitted?)

oh congratz,

I'm moving over to Dallas
by g-man
22:01 Sun 17 Jan 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Possible hacking of site
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Re: Possible hacking of site

There is consistent dump of passwords on the "dark web" Chrome has this feature since 2019 where they just scan open password files and if they find your u/p combination, they'll alert you via Chrome plugin saying that your password has been compromised. https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/10/21004434/...
by g-man
03:02 Wed 30 Dec 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1820 Ferreira
Replies: 15
Views: 6155

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: 7568

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: 7568

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: 7568

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: 16074

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: 16074

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: 16074

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: 16074

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: 13757

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: 2797

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: 1623

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: 7223

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: 7223

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: 16074

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: 16074

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: 16074

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: 16074

Re: Port cocktails

New York Sour

2 parts whiskey, 1 part lemon, 1 part simple syrup. Shake.
Float ruby port over the top