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by Andy Velebil
15:38 Fri 22 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: International Launch of Taylor’s Rare Aged Tawny Port
Replies: 54
Views: 4101

Re: International Launch of Taylor’s Rare Aged Tawny Port

The Krohn brand is not being killed off, as far as I am aware. In the UK, Krohn is represented by a separate agent to Taylor / Fonseca / Croft (which all come through Mentzendorff). The Krohn stocks of aged tawnies still in barrel are being commercialised under the Taylor name, but TFP have never m...
by Andy Velebil
15:34 Fri 22 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Douro Harvest
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: 2017 Douro Harvest

Interesting article and reply from Adrian. I know the discussion on irrigation is one which has been going for a while, but as far as I know the current rules forbid irrigation of port grapes once the vines have established themselves. But then Prats + Symington are a table wine producer and make o...
by Andy Velebil
22:30 Thu 21 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2017 Douro Harvest
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: 2017 Douro Harvest

Doggett wrote:
18:38 Thu 21 Sep 2017
Link below to an article re the harvest this year in the Douro with a comment posted by Adrian Bridge

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/ ... the-douro/
I'd say Adrian scolded Mr. Pratts about his lack of Douro knowledge in that reply.
by Andy Velebil
09:51 Sun 17 Sep 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: 4 Bottles Of Old Port For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: 4 Bottles Of Old Port For Sale

Hello, Unfortunately the bottles in the first three pictures are almost worthless - perhaps £30 for all three on a good day at auction. The bottle in the fourth picture is not Port and I have no idea of its quality or value. I would suggest you either drink them or give them to a friend who might a...
by Andy Velebil
12:35 Sat 16 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Need help
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Need help

No clue. The house on the label looks like every other house in the Douro.


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by Andy Velebil
16:09 Fri 15 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2011 M&S Vintage Port
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: 2011 M&S Vintage Port

Chris
You ok or has someone taken over your account?
by Andy Velebil
21:36 Tue 12 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: YouTube of Cockburn Bicentennial tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: YouTube of Cockburn Bicentennial tasting

Very good to watch. I wish he didn't cut off the Family as they spoke, which I realize would have made a longer video, as I love the historical info. Charles especially had some very insightful things about what state things were in when they took over and of course the overall historical info from ...
by Andy Velebil
05:25 Sun 10 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens

I've found a discussion on the corks branded with the Quintas do Cruzeiro name. Check out here. https://www.fortheloveofport.com/ftlopforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15083&p=81045&hilit=Cruzeiro#p81045 Adrian said it was not a SQVP at the big FG tasting in London in 2011. And according to the discussion A...
by Andy Velebil
20:33 Fri 08 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: 1978 Fonseca Guimaraens

That discussion came up with Adrian during the FG tasting some years ago. Someone who also attended please refresh our memories.


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by Andy Velebil
13:05 Fri 08 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Barrel Storage in Hot & Humid Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Port Barrel Storage in Hot & Humid Weather

I assume you are filling it up with bottles bought from the store. If so, I would suggest leaving the empty barrel as a show piece and keeping the bottles in a wine cooler so they aren't damaged by prolong heat exposure. And it's not hard to say. Anything much above 25C is way too hot for prolonged ...
by Andy Velebil
09:18 Fri 08 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port Barrel Storage in Hot & Humid Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Port Barrel Storage in Hot & Humid Weather

I don't think the humidity is your problem; I think the temperature is going to kill your Port with any kind of long-term aging. Port should be aged at 12-15 degrees (C) for best results. 25 is the upper end of safe for short-term storage (but not good for aging), while 35 will absolutely cook it a...
by Andy Velebil
09:16 Mon 04 Sep 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Time for drinking vintage port
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Time for drinking vintage port

I have a Warre 1977 on death row, but the temperatures have just shot up to the mid-high twenties again so I shall wait to open it a few days until it cools down again. That's cold. This week it's supposed to hit the low 40's (Celcius) in Los Angeles area. :shock: Pretty sure I'll be sticking to Gi...
by Andy Velebil
13:27 Sun 03 Sep 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Real Companhia Velha vintage Ports
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Real Companhia Velha vintage Ports

Andy, the '44 states 'Colheita de 1944' on the front label, no back label or any other dates I can see. Dark green glass. '67 states 'late bottled vintage'. thanks for the swift reply and info thanks. The 1944 is a wood aged Port, called a Tawny or "Colheita". I've never personally seen one in gree...
by Andy Velebil
12:23 Sun 03 Sep 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Real Companhia Velha vintage Ports
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Real Companhia Velha vintage Ports

"RCV" and "Royal Oporto" are the same company, just different labels, for reference. Is the 1944 a tawny (Colheita) Port? Perhaps in a decorative clear glass bottle? If so, what is the bottling date (there should be a date it was put into bottle somewhere on the front or back label. This will help a...
by Andy Velebil
12:54 Sat 02 Sep 2017
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Software that makes placemats
Replies: 1103
Views: 151665

Re: Software that makes placemats

DRT wrote:
12:39 Sat 02 Sep 2017
For the purposes of testing this you could force the software to output CMYK or RGB somewhere on the sheet.
Did DRT just get all computer technical and stuff. Julian what have you done to him? :shock: :shock:
by Andy Velebil
12:03 Sat 02 Sep 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Bottle of Borges & Irmao, Vintage 1927
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Bottle of Borges & Irmao, Vintage 1927

It's a well known year in Port circles but the producer isn't that well known in recent times. In other words, if this was a Fonseca you'd expect far more than the range I list. In the USA this would probably sell for around the $300-500 range. The UK folks on here could give you a better idea as to...
by Andy Velebil
07:07 Sat 02 Sep 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Bottle of Borges & Irmao, Vintage 1927
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Bottle of Borges & Irmao, Vintage 1927

Old and high price don't always go together. Pricing depends largely on producer, the wines reputation for being great or not so great, known and documented provenance. Of course location you are selling it can also cause price swings. Vintage CAN help, but the things listed generally take precedenc...
by Andy Velebil
13:06 Mon 28 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Time for drinking vintage port
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Time for drinking vintage port

I have a Warre 1977 on death row, but the temperatures have just shot up to the mid-high twenties again so I shall wait to open it a few days until it cools down again. That's cold. This week it's supposed to hit the low 40's (Celcius) in Los Angeles area. :shock: Pretty sure I'll be sticking to Gi...
by Andy Velebil
13:29 Sun 27 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Stone Terrace 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Graham's Stone Terrace 2015

I have been looking at 3 packs of this. My issue with this port is not with investment potential which does not concern me, rather that I will not get to drink it at anything like maturity. But of all the super cuvee ports this would be the one I would like to try, Graham being the port which got m...
by Andy Velebil
12:05 Sat 26 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's Stone Terrace 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Graham's Stone Terrace 2015

All wine, especially Port, is typically a terrible investment. Unless you plan to enjoy it yourself or with friends or loved ones at some point in the future.
by Andy Velebil
04:58 Thu 24 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2011 M&S Vintage Port
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: 2011 M&S Vintage Port

Andy
While I've not had this one that I recall, these BOB's (Buyers Own Brand) now days are typically a lesser quality blend than their producer's top VP's. So don't expect a Fonseca or Taylor's 2011 VP level quality. That said, they do typically offer very good bang for the buck.
by Andy Velebil
04:54 Thu 24 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Quinta Do Noval dating, help!
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Quinta Do Noval dating, help!

It appears to have the "notch" flat spot on the top of the bottle. If so, that puts it around the early 1960's to early 1970's. I've seen LB and 10/20/40 year tawny's in this bottle with the same stencil lettering so it could be any one of those. I can't see the color in the pics, but if it's a dark...
by Andy Velebil
17:03 Wed 09 Aug 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A day of three surprises
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: A day of three surprises

Ugh, Ugh, and Awesome!!
by Andy Velebil
03:39 Thu 29 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: NV Taylor 325
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: NV Taylor 325

g-man wrote:ah distributor noted this is an 8 year old tawny
So basically a Tawny reserve in an expensive bottle? Which I'm good with as I'll probably buy one just for the bottle which I think is cool looking.


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by Andy Velebil
16:37 Sun 25 Jun 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2014 Quinta Santa Eufemia
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: 2014 Quinta Santa Eufemia

Agree this was a nice VP and a good mid term Drinker


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