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by DRT
11:07 Fri 20 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Warre's 1977 Vintage Port for sale (Valuation & Advice?)

Hi Gus, I'm the director of Wine Auctioneer. We've sold a couple of Lots of Warre's 1977 Vintage Port (and have another Lot in current auction). Based on our sales history, I'd suggest likely selling price of approximately £50 per bottle. In terms of condition, labels do fall off, that's natural an...
by DRT
16:09 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Despite the temptation to go for a complete line-up I think we have about as many as we will find. Of those missing I think 1912 and 1945 would be top of the list to consider if we found them but the others are likely to be of academic interest only, and probably prohibitively expensive.
by DRT
16:07 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: RE: Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
08:43 Thu 19 Jul 2018
DRT wrote:filling the gaps between 1896 and 1977
Please donʼt omit ... ʼ78.
:?
by DRT
01:04 Thu 19 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

AHB wrote:
13:29 Wed 18 Jul 2018
Oh no! Who put the completist in charge...
Is that a challenge? :twisted:

Assuming by "complete" you simply mean filling the gaps between 1896 and 1977, we only have a few more to find: 1897, 1900, 1904, 1912, 1917, 1924, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1945, 1958 & 1966.

:D
by DRT
01:02 Tue 17 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Gents, I have an option on two very old bottles that would take the cost per person from £240 to £300 including Port and tip for our friends at B&F. Food would be on top at cost. I await condition reports on the bottles in question but if they look good my intention it to include both. Neither of th...
by DRT
20:11 Mon 16 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I now have enough data to suggest that the cost will be in the region of £240 per person, excluding food. When do you want to be paid? Soon has the advantage of compelling decision by the indecisive. Soon, but I have one more (WS1) to re-confirm and give me prices. I have PM'd and emailed with no r...
by DRT
20:09 Mon 16 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

idj123 wrote:
18:09 Mon 16 Jul 2018
Reconfirming and have sent you an email Derek.
Thanks, Ian
by DRT
18:20 Fri 13 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Can someone remind me who that young guy with dark hair is in seat 23? :?
by DRT
20:02 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: Valuation???

SushiNorth wrote:
19:44 Thu 12 Jul 2018
is this a 1931 Niepoort "VP", or something else?
DRT wrote:
19:09 Thu 12 Jul 2018
This is a 1931 Garrafeira - aged in wood for 7 years then another 41 years in Demijon before being "Decanted" into this bottle.
Garrafeira is a style of Colheita. It is not VP :wink:
by DRT
19:09 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: Valuation???

The label says Bottled 1938 and Decanted 1979. This is a 1931 Garrafeira - aged in wood for 7 years then another 41 years in Demijon before being "Decanted" into this bottle. The inconsistent apparent ages of the label, seal and selo can easily be explained if it was released from the cellar some ti...
by DRT
02:20 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

I now have enough data to suggest that the cost will be in the region of £240 per person, excluding food.

I will confirm the actual cost to each person as soon as possible.
by DRT
01:00 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Christopher wrote:
00:13 Thu 12 Jul 2018
Reconfirmed
Can I adopt please
Thanks, Christopher, and yes.
by DRT
22:40 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Thanks guys.

This is starting to take shape so I will send something out to the attendees in the next few days.

Just one question: wasn't it supposed to be coming home? :roll:
by DRT
18:48 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

PhilW wrote:
17:10 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Reconfirming attendance, and email sent.
Thanks, Phil.

More please :wink:
by DRT
13:17 Wed 11 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Thanks to those who have responded so far. More please! Just to clarify what I meant by "financial rebalancing": My intention is to agree a fair price with the donor of each bottle. The total cost will be calculated using these prices and equivalent credit given for the £ value of the bottles. There...
by DRT
22:37 Tue 10 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

CPR 1 wrote:
21:21 Tue 10 Jul 2018
Re-confirming - I have also sent you a e-mail on the bottles as requested.
Thank you.
by DRT
22:31 Mon 09 Jul 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6625

Re: Cockburn Vertical, Tue 2nd Oct 2018

Could those on the attendee list please re-confirm attendance and email or PM me a fair price for the bottles they are able to contribute.

Financial re-balancing will apply so those with little or nothing to contribute will be contributing in £££.

Thanks
Derek
by DRT
17:09 Mon 09 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Valuation???
Replies: 20
Views: 592

Re: Valuation???

Two threads asking the same question now merged into one.

[DRT as Admin]
by DRT
23:58 Fri 29 Jun 2018
Forum: Travel
Topic: Best time to visit Porto/Douro?
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Best time to visit Porto/Douro?

flash_uk wrote:
22:49 Fri 29 Jun 2018
Any time between Sunday and Saturday.
Is that Sunday 1st January and Sunday 31st December? 88)
by DRT
23:28 Mon 25 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Lonely bottle seeks friends..
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Lonely bottle seeks friends..

Perhaps this would be a suitable candidate 88) ...
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I can't be in London for the next couple of weeks but mid to late July might work.
by DRT
17:25 Fri 22 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Buying LBV
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Buying LBV

{speechless-emoticon}

:shock:
by DRT
17:23 Fri 22 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Lbv vs vintage
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Lbv vs vintage

Vintage Port is made from the very best wines available to the producer and is intended for long-term ageing so is priced to suit a customer base that is looking for a long term investment and can therefore attract a higher cost. LBV is normally made from the next tier down in quality and normally i...
by DRT
22:58 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: The Standard Food Order
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: The Standard Food Order

Starter: Starter portion of Scallops, prawns and bacon with Chilli — no need to include the salad
Main: Medium-rare Rib-eye steak with skinny fries
Dessert: None
by DRT
21:20 Thu 07 Jun 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Valuation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Valuation Question

You should change your username to "LuckyChris5317" :D That bottle would sell for between £500 and £1000 from a reputable wine merchant and at the lower end of that range at auction or a private sale. It also happens to be fabulous Port provided it has been stored properly. The fabulousness cannot b...