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by Andy Velebil
04:09 Sat 10 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 7516

Re: 2016 Declarations

Semantics. Yes it’s a VP, so it has to follow those rules. To be called a “Quinta...” it has to adhere to more rules. For example, Quinta do Noval VP and Noval Silval VP can be declared in the same year. One is technically a VP from a single Quinta and one isn’t. They adhere to similar but also dif...
by Andy Velebil
00:28 Sat 10 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 7516

Re: 2016 Declarations

To be accurate, most VP's don't come from just one Quinta. Even "SQVP's", by law, can have a small amount from other Quinta's and still be called a SQVP. Are there rules for SQVP? I thought that SQVP is not at all regulated by the law nor IVDP? Legally it is a Vintage Port, everything else is just ...
by Andy Velebil
21:28 Fri 09 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 62
Views: 7516

Re: 2016 Declarations

To be accurate, most VP's don't come from just one Quinta. Even "SQVP's", by law, can have a small amount from other Quinta's and still be called a SQVP. Are there rules for SQVP? I thought that SQVP is not at all regulated by the law nor IVDP? Legally it is a Vintage Port, everything else is just ...
by Andy Velebil
14:49 Wed 07 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 110
Views: 18791

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

uncle tom wrote:Andy Velebil wrote:
Put me down please. Thanks.
Careful.. - we might have euthanasia on demand by then.

Mind you - you'll only be a sprightly 78 - which used to be a record..
After the tasting, please [emoji1787]


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by Andy Velebil
02:03 Wed 07 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

DRT wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:
04:00 Tue 06 Nov 2018
I’ve never seen that bottle used prior to late 1960’s.
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:roll:
Now I have LOL!


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by Andy Velebil
04:00 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

I’ve never seen that bottle used prior to late 1960’s. I’ll have to research the New York importer.


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by Andy Velebil
22:57 Fri 02 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 110
Views: 18791

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Put me down please. Thanks.


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by Andy Velebil
05:32 Fri 02 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

No I haven’t. It’s a Tawny from what I can tell. But three bottles, bottled after the Selo came to exist based on bottle, without Selo is a major red flag. They could be legit but I’d do some serious scrutiny of the bottles first.


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by Andy Velebil
14:07 Wed 24 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre's 1977VP during dinner @Buckingham Palace
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Warre's 1977VP during dinner @Buckingham Palace

That’s a lot of bottles of Latour and Warre’s for that many people.


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by Andy Velebil
23:49 Mon 15 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 14th March 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 23
Views: 1355

Re: Broadbent Port

In gathering information about a new Port name little seen this side of the Atlantic — Broadbent — a tasting was kindly offered. And accepted. One bottle of each of Bb00, Bb03, Bb07, Bb11 and Bb15 are to be sent to me. When? Bart Broadbent is a friend. Dirk makes the ports for him. I assume he’s br...
by Andy Velebil
10:09 Mon 15 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Watch
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: Bottle Watch

I can say as of about 2 weeks ago I am now in possession of a 1973 Port. A gift from a Port producer. No idea where this person found it but we opened one and we tried it and I was also given an unopened bottle for me to take home for a later bday. Very thoughtful and nice of the person. It's a 1973...
by Andy Velebil
07:04 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Sandeman
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: 2016 Sandeman

A very impressive port indeed. Sandeman has made huge leaps in quality of their VP in recent declarations. It’s good to see them back on top form.


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by Andy Velebil
13:49 Sat 08 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 36
Views: 2162

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

I think we should celebrate the launch of the book with an offline. I will choose a date and start a thread to that effect. Keep an eye on the events forum later this weekend... Perhaps just after everyone get's their copy so it could be a "Book signing by the Author" event as well. You could requi...
by Andy Velebil
04:53 Wed 05 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 36
Views: 2162

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

My order also already in. But do I order a second copy, one which can be signed by the author... My dilemma as well... I ordered two so one I can read and one I can keep in new condition. With the hope that one day when I’m old I can pass it on to a deserving younger Port lover. Sent from my iPhone...
by Andy Velebil
05:44 Wed 08 Aug 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Benchmark got a load of port
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: Benchmark got a load of port

Their pricing is horrible 98% of the time. Massive mark ups. As for these lots. I’d assume it’s all from the same person for the ports. If so, look at how many leakers there are. Obviously poor storage which is a real shame. I got the email and the poor descriptions were a huge turn off. Sent from m...
by Andy Velebil
12:45 Fri 03 Aug 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage countdown 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Vintage countdown 2018

It's getting extremely hot out there.. - most quintas will probably see highs of over 40C today. Whilst a good burst of heat for a few days is a recurrent theme of great vintages, I wonder when 'hot' becomes 'too hot' for the vines? .... Depends on the type of grape vine. However, generally speakin...
by Andy Velebil
04:44 Mon 30 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Durand corkscrew
Replies: 41
Views: 4600

Re: The Durand corkscrew

JB vintage wrote:Those of you who has used the Durand corkscrew, is it worth the money?
Worth every penny. I use mine a lot. Basically anything around 15-20 years or more gets the Durant.


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by Andy Velebil
05:02 Wed 25 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 23
Views: 1748

Re: Valuation???

Thank you... Do you know how to sell it in US? The states are complicated as every state has different laws and shipping wine as a private person is even more difficult (as in if you ship it illegally they confiscate it and destroy it if they find it). Add in no shipping until at least October too ...
by Andy Velebil
02:56 Mon 02 Jul 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Buying LBV
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: Buying LBV

I think, but can't be certain, that Noval make both a filtered LBV and one which is intended to be able to age. Warre certainly do, so beware which you buy. Correct, Noval makes both a filtered and unfiltered LBV. Most of the filtered is for airlines (and the like) and IIRC the Netherlands or some ...
by Andy Velebil
15:57 Sun 01 Jul 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Best time to visit Porto/Douro?
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Best time to visit Porto/Douro?

Anytime except when Europeans are on their holiday there LOL. :O Am imagining the response if I replied to the same question posted on ftlop with "anytime the Americans are not there" ;p It’s a bit of a joke and also serious. The Douro and Porto are overrun by tourists now, mostly Europeans. For th...
by Andy Velebil
17:22 Sat 30 Jun 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Best time to visit Porto/Douro?
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Best time to visit Porto/Douro?

Anytime except when Europeans are on their holiday there LOL.


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by Andy Velebil
13:15 Thu 28 Jun 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburns Vintage 1950
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Cockburns Vintage 1950

I’ve never seen a Cockburn with that color (what appears to be a newer) wax seal and a Selo on top of it. Beware.
by Andy Velebil
20:37 Fri 22 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lbv vs vintage
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Lbv vs vintage

... So my understanding is that the grapes are harvested and then made into port, vintage and lbv, I had assumed the same grapes for the vintage port would be used for the lbv, is that not the case? So the best grapes are used for vintage port and then the next best used for the lpv hence the cheap...
by Andy Velebil
20:17 Fri 22 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Buying LBV
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: Buying LBV

DRT wrote:{speechless-emoticon}

:shock:
I was thinking the same thing. [emoji44]


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