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by SushiNorth
18:44 Thu 15 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #8 - Thurs 15 April - Graham’s
Replies: 27
Views: 5459

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #8 - Thurs 15 April - Graham’s

could someone pm me the link for the afterparty? no promises but i'll try to drop in and see y'all.
by SushiNorth
16:12 Fri 12 Mar 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Insane auction prices
Replies: 15
Views: 3805

Re: Insane auction prices

Are these online auctions new to the UK? Or maybe there are just a lot of bored, wealthy folks bidding?
We've been doing online auctions in the US for a heck of a long time, and there was fervor at the beginning. Then the average folks learned how it worked and prices came back to normal.
by SushiNorth
21:00 Fri 05 Feb 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Wine fridges
Replies: 16
Views: 4437

Re: Wine fridges

So, I suppose i'm not a good measure for wine fridges, but... I used a small wine fridge for a while. Technically, it was a beverage fridge, but its flat shelves meant that I could alternate bottle direction for maximum density. It lasted for years, and probably still works (its gathering dust now)....
by SushiNorth
20:35 Fri 23 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Free Richard Mayson Port Book
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

Re: Free Richard Mayson Port Book

Thanks! Got it!
by SushiNorth
20:22 Fri 23 Oct 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Auction Prices
Replies: 10
Views: 3414

Re: Auction Prices

Over on this side of the pond I've seen a similar effect. While our auction prices were never as low as in the UK (as far as I can ever remember), the availability of information about retail prices, and the broad access to auctions online, enables bidders to quickly locate sub-retail prices in thei...
by SushiNorth
20:38 Sun 27 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Favourite corkscrews
Replies: 11
Views: 3880

Re: Favourite corkscrews

With old bottles I now just push the cork in decant and smash the bottle in a plastic bag with a hammer. Even using a bag to get out a fork can damage making it unreadable. It also has the added advantage of being free😂 I learned an excellent trick on this forum. Rather than putting that bottle in ...
by SushiNorth
20:32 Sun 27 Sep 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Favourite corkscrews
Replies: 11
Views: 3880

Re: Favourite corkscrews

After too many mangled, broken, and disintegrating corks, I switched to my favorite: An extra-long three-finger steel pull whose bore is a wide, hollow spiral with a sharpened edge. I picked it up for a few pounds in a corkscrew stall on Portobello Rd; it's labeled circa 1920, but there's no brand o...
by SushiNorth
19:53 Wed 09 Sep 2020
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Templates?
Replies: 1
Views: 4530

Templates?

There have been a number of posts to the Selling Port forum and every time folks fail to mention the details prescribed at the top of the forum. JDaw inevitably then informs them. I am wondering if phpBB might allow a template to be used for new posts to a forum. There are some extensions by the nam...
by SushiNorth
17:01 Mon 03 Aug 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Samples with cases of ports
Replies: 5
Views: 2597

Re: Samples with cases of ports

Love this idea -- what a great way for the consumer to get an idea what the bottle(s) they are laying down for 15-30yrs are like. Go Quevedo! Marketing brilliance there.
by SushiNorth
21:23 Fri 10 Jul 2020
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Virtual Cross-atlantic tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 3900

Virtual Cross-atlantic tasting

I'd like to plan a cross-atlantic virtual tasting at a time that isn't wildly inconvenient for East Coast US and UK. Would attendees be willing to meet on a weekend? Would attendees be willing to start on a weekday at 8:30pm BST / 3:30pm EDT ? Would attendees be willing to meet on a Friday afternoon?
by SushiNorth
02:39 Mon 25 May 2020
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Saturday 5/23 9pmEST Virtual tasting for folks state side
Replies: 3
Views: 3270

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

1980 Dow I believe there was also a 2011 stone terraces. Given that almost all tasters had to taste independently, and without guarantee of tasting note submission, I'd encourage each to post a note for their respective wine, then reply here with the link. Tasting note format is YYYY Housename. Fun...
by SushiNorth
02:33 Mon 25 May 2020
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Dow
Replies: 0
Views: 1411

1980 Dow

1980 Dow Vintage Port from a half-bottle Dark as usual, with a garnet color when it thins. Pop and pour, so clarity is lacking, better by night 2. Nose has light bottle stink & celery, with a hint of white pepper. Tastes of a well balanced port, big black cherry notes, a little spirity. There's a qu...
by SushiNorth
01:53 Wed 06 May 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Oscar Needs Some Help
Replies: 14
Views: 6302

Re: Oscar Needs Some Help

done!
by SushiNorth
15:01 Tue 05 May 2020
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Krohn port
Replies: 7
Views: 4097

Re: Krohn vintage port

I would point out that this post -- tho labeled Vintage Port -- shows bottles labeled Colheita. While that means they wouldn't command a VP price, that also means they're a bit more resilient in storage.
by SushiNorth
18:43 Tue 21 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 53
Views: 17698

Re: Lockdown Drinking

Croft 70, lovely body and slow caramel flavors, but showing its age in that tired dusty fruit manner. A bit of a metallic edge to the nose. Never regretted this case.
by SushiNorth
02:26 Thu 09 Apr 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 53
Views: 17698

Re: Lockdown Drinking

Eager to try something younger, i opened a warres 2000 on sunday. It remains quite a nice port, plenty of earthy complexity, chocolate and tannins. A bit of pine tar in the flavor profile strikes a discordant note. This did not stop me from having four glasses of it this evening, however.
by SushiNorth
01:13 Sat 28 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lockdown Drinking
Replies: 53
Views: 17698

Re: Lockdown Drinking

Quinta Eira Velha 1994 VP, which was lovely at +0, got a bit harsh shortly there after and didnt stand up to the meal, but later in the week (fridge time) rounded out quite nicely tho it lost any subtlety. It lasted a week, at a glass or two a night, from small bottles in the fridge. Tomorrow is a n...
by SushiNorth
01:42 Sat 21 Mar 2020
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Closures, and re-openings
Replies: 11
Views: 5503

Re: Closures

All places we drink port in NY and NJ -- including our houses -- are temporarily closed with the exception of port drinking by the residents. :P
by SushiNorth
02:10 Sun 03 Nov 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status
Replies: 9
Views: 7867

Re: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status

DrewD83 wrote:
11:42 Thu 31 Oct 2019
Which houses would you recommend for the ‘85 vintage?
Dow, Graham, Fonseca, Churchill. I've also enjoyed Croft, but others haven't enjoyed it as much. Warre and Taylor fell flat for me.
by SushiNorth
02:07 Tue 22 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status
Replies: 9
Views: 7867

Re: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status

I'm still annoyed that I bought a bunch of 2009 I don't know why - be patient (or at least, tell your offspring to be patient). I think 2009 will have an exceptional reputation when adjoining vintages start to fade.. Oh don't get me wrong, I'm always happy I bought Port, i just wish I'd bought MORE...
by SushiNorth
16:41 Mon 21 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status
Replies: 9
Views: 7867

Re: Vintage rankings - 2017 awarded alpha status

When speaking to collectors about older ports, I am very bullish on 80's and 85's however rarely do i recommend them as a vintage. Instead, I recommend very specific houses. Based on that, your rankings Tom make sense because they rely on consistency across the vintage, not just "great ports." I'm s...
by SushiNorth
15:52 Fri 11 Oct 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Dow's 1977
Replies: 5
Views: 4996

Re: Dow's 1977

As a precaution, i would advise fwd'ing to me all D77, or if the concern is great all '77s, as I'm rather insensitive to TCA. This will ensure that your wine is properly cared for and enjoyed thereby fulfilling its raison d'etre. This is a free, charitable service -- let no Port go unappreciated. :)
by SushiNorth
20:35 Tue 24 Sep 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Acquiring young vintage port
Replies: 8
Views: 6445

Re: Acquiring young vintage port

Congratulations on building up your Port cellar :) I'm betting there'll be a fire-sale on 2016's soon with the 2017's hitting the shelves (I'm headed out to get some 2017 tonight actually). You should find that your local stores are starting to stock it, and wine-searcher can guide you to them. Euro...