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by Glenn E.
00:57 Thu 13 May 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: Vesuvio 1992
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Vesuvio 1992

winesecretary wrote:
21:50 Wed 12 May 2021
I love this port. Might be my favourite modern port for current drinking.
I agree - it's a fantastic Port. It might be my 2nd favorite Vesuvio behind only the 1994. And they're usually pretty inexpensive when you can find them.
by Glenn E.
06:02 Tue 11 May 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Quevedo, Blend Your Own 20-Year Old Tawny, Thu 13 May 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 2814

Re: RE: Re: Quevedo, Blend Your Own 20-Year Old Tawny, Thu 13 May 2021

Tawny is drunk at about 6°C. No wonder you Brits don't like Tawny Port, you drink it too cold! Tawny Port is best from slightly chilled to just below room temperature. Cellar temp is the low end of the range. If I'm doing the conversion correctly, I believe it should be drunk between 12°C and 16°C....
by Glenn E.
00:18 Sun 09 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1305
Views: 417600

Re: Port for sale by retailer

Those both looked like very interesting offers. Can anyone remind me the history of Palmer? Is it one the van Zellers’ Barão de Vilar brands? It is indeed, I believe normally reserved for the more premium juice. Yes, IIRC from our visit there in 2018 or 2019, Palmer and Maynards are meant to be the...
by Glenn E.
23:04 Sat 08 May 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #10 - Thurs 13th May - Quevedo Mixology Afters
Replies: 24
Views: 449

Re: 2021 Virtual Tasting #10 - Quevedo Mixology Afters

I assume this is on Thursday, May 13? (It helps greatly to have the date in the thread even when it seems obvious.)

That is the day after my 2nd Moderna shot, so I suspect I will not be able-bodied. But if able, I'll join for a bit.
by Glenn E.
23:24 Wed 05 May 2021
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Graham's Six Grapes Port
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: NV Graham's Six Grapes Port

I keep meaning to do a comparative tasting of them at some point! We did this several years ago. There were several blind tastings held across the US and one in London, with the initial reason for the tasting being to compare Graham's Six Grapes with Noval Black. Once that had been arranged, the us...
by Glenn E.
23:07 Wed 05 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 37
Views: 5491

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

75c per this approved label for it. Click the printable version tab to see the pics. https://ttbonline.gov/colasonline/viewColaDetails.do?action=publicDisplaySearchBasic&ttbid=21082001000211 Hmm...I guess when they talk about there being 2 casks they aren’t referring to 550l pipes? Otherwise they w...
by Glenn E.
23:04 Wed 05 May 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny
Replies: 37
Views: 5491

Re: Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny

I have a vague memory that Krohn sold these in a 2-pack (one white, one tawny) right before they were purchased for something like 8000 EUR, so offering just the tawny for £3,950 seems like a very TFP thing to do.
by Glenn E.
18:51 Wed 28 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 121
Views: 16520

Re: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

All - I'm confirming the start time, but 19.30 has been suggested. Please don't be early as we'll need a few minutes to get ourselves set up. I will either need to connect a couple of minutes early (5 or less), or some indeterminate number of minutes late. The 19.30 start time coincides with the st...
by Glenn E.
18:27 Wed 28 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 121
Views: 16520

Re: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

All - I'm confirming the start time, but 19.30 has been suggested. Please don't be early as we'll need a few minutes to get ourselves set up. I will either need to connect a couple of minutes early (5 or less), or some indeterminate number of minutes late. The 19.30 start time coincides with the st...
by Glenn E.
23:02 Tue 27 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum
Replies: 121
Views: 16520

Re: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Online Churchill tasting with the Port Forum

Alex Bridgeman wrote:
22:44 Tue 27 Apr 2021
Invites have been emailed to everyone.
Received, thank you.
by Glenn E.
17:59 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 33
Views: 2079

Re: I'm going to be having a bad week...

Or - lightbulb moment - I remember Glenn saying either he could not perceive or was not put off by TCA. That may be it... That's correct. I cannot smell or taste TCA, so corked bottles don't bother me a bit. If they're really badly corked they might taste a bit subdued to me, and I do occasionally ...
by Glenn E.
00:10 Fri 23 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 33
Views: 2079

Re: I'm going to be having a bad week...

How odd... I cannot remember having ever had a "bad" bottle of GC77. They've ranged from good to splendid. I once blind identified a splendid GC77 from magnum at a party, and at the time I didn't have that much experience with the Port. It just tasted like GC, and '77 as the age seemed approximately...
by Glenn E.
22:15 Wed 21 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 33
Views: 2079

Re: I'm going to be having a bad week...

80, 83, and 85 are all in a great spot right now. I've had more from those vintages in the last year (I was part of a small "Port pod" that gathered very carefully throughout the pandemic) than in possibly the entire rest of my experience with Port. That was basically our rule of thumb for our Port ...
by Glenn E.
17:27 Tue 20 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 5202

Re: 2019 Declarations

Really? I'd never noticed it before. I guess I just wasn't paying attention! (Either that or the fact that I had to deal with several "legalese" style questions today may have put me in the frame of mind to notice things like this.) It still looks odd to me seeing a Passadouro label on Noval press-...
by Glenn E.
21:54 Mon 19 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: I'm going to be having a bad week...
Replies: 33
Views: 2079

Re: I'm going to be having a bad week...

OBV 1983 Gould Campbell 1985 Graham 1985 Dow 1985 Croft 1991 Vesuvio 1992 Fonseca 1992 Gould Campbell 1994 Vesuvio 1994 Churchill 2000 GC85, G85, V92, and V94 are each slurpy deliciousness that would test your restraint, ergo perhaps not the best solace bottles or you might end up needing to open 3...
by Glenn E.
21:42 Mon 19 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 5202

Re: 2019 Declarations

How odd... why does Quinta do Passadouro need a ® but Quinta do Noval does not? Makes me suspicious about what it really is. There is no need to be so suspicious Glenn: Passadouro already had the "registered trademark" when they were not owned by Quinta do Noval, so they just didn't change the labe...
by Glenn E.
17:53 Mon 19 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 5202

Re: 2019 Declarations

How odd... why does Quinta do Passadouro need a ® but Quinta do Noval does not?

Makes me suspicious about what it really is.
by Glenn E.
00:30 Fri 16 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 5202

Re: 2019 Declarations

For example, I remember seeing some adverts for a “Primum Familiae Vini” case which sounded like a fun thing, but when it was released they clearly went big, putting all of the first and ultra-premium labels in a box and selling them for £81K: To be fair, that sold for £81K because of the 12 privat...
by Glenn E.
21:46 Wed 14 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 5202

Re: 2019 Declarations

Alex Bridgeman wrote:
20:20 Wed 14 Apr 2021
I like the idea of being able to buy a “tasting case”, especially if it’s relatively easy to add to the case contents - with a bottle of Vesuvio 1989, for example.

Anything which makes life easier for enthusiasts like us is a great idea.
Quinta do Vesuvio decivertical when?
by Glenn E.
17:31 Wed 14 Apr 2021
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2019 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 5202

Re: 2019 Declarations

JacobH wrote:
09:52 Wed 14 Apr 2021
No sign of my favourite, the Roriz :(
Roriz is no longer used for Port - I heard somewhere (but now can't find the source) that it is now dedicated to dry wines.
by Glenn E.
19:02 Thu 08 Apr 2021
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Porto
Replies: 8
Views: 1706

Re: Hello from Porto

Hi Paul, welcome! I’m particularly intrigued by the bottles of vintage port, from producers whose names are not readily visible on the lodges across the river, that one can find on the shelves of small, neighborhood grocery stores. I hope to be buying and drinking several of them in the coming weeks...
by Glenn E.
19:05 Wed 07 Apr 2021
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2021 Virtual Tasting #8 - Thurs 15 April - Graham’s
Replies: 27
Views: 2953

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

As it turns out, I will be testing whether or not the Moderna vaccine affects your tastebuds the day after receiving it.