The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

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

Post by jdaw1 » 22:58 Sun 09 Sep 2018

Usual practice is to charge for signing.

Since when have I been bound by usual practice? No charge — just bring to the event a bottle of great Port and the book, and I’ll happily sign.

(My proper ink pen was cleaned and dried and put away about 22 years ago. It has been brought out of retirement, and will be used for signings.)

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Post by StuartC » 13:09 Mon 10 Sep 2018

Ordered 3! :CC3300: :990066: :993300:

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

Post by Glenn E. » 01:53 Tue 11 Sep 2018

I have a group purchase to order, but am not sure that all interested have had the opportunity to respond. I leave for Portugal next Thursday.

Safe to wait to place the group order until at least Oct 3, or will orders have closed by then?
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Post by jdaw1 » 07:21 Wed 12 Sep 2018

Glenn E. wrote:
01:53 Tue 11 Sep 2018
Safe to wait to place the group order until at least Oct 3, or will orders have closed by then?
Safe.

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

Post by AHB » 10:28 Tue 16 Oct 2018

I've just listened to the esteemed author on The UK Wine Show ThirtyFifty podcast where he talks about vintage port. Very entertaining and well worth a listen.

There's also a follow up podcast which I haven't listened to yet, where he talks about The Book.
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Post by DaveRL » 17:13 Wed 17 Oct 2018

AHB wrote:
10:28 Tue 16 Oct 2018
I've just listened to the esteemed author on The UK Wine Show ThirtyFifty podcast where he talks about vintage port. Very entertaining and well worth a listen.

There's also a follow up podcast which I haven't listened to yet, where he talks about The Book.
Both very good, very well worth a listen.

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

Post by SCP-DFF » 17:25 Wed 17 Oct 2018

DaveRL wrote:
17:13 Wed 17 Oct 2018
AHB wrote:
10:28 Tue 16 Oct 2018
I've just listened to the esteemed author on The UK Wine Show ThirtyFifty podcast where he talks about vintage port. Very entertaining and well worth a listen.

There's also a follow up podcast which I haven't listened to yet, where he talks about The Book.
Both very good, very well worth a listen.
Yes, and Part 2 of their conversation is up as well.

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

Post by AHB » 18:02 Wed 17 Oct 2018

SCP-DFF wrote:
17:25 Wed 17 Oct 2018
DaveRL wrote:
17:13 Wed 17 Oct 2018
AHB wrote:
10:28 Tue 16 Oct 2018
I've just listened to the esteemed author on The UK Wine Show ThirtyFifty podcast where he talks about vintage port. Very entertaining and well worth a listen.

There's also a follow up podcast which I haven't listened to yet, where he talks about The Book.
Both very good, very well worth a listen.
Yes, and Part 2 of their conversation is up as well.
I was slightly disappointed that neither episode featured the actual drinking of Port.
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Post by jdaw1 » 18:05 Fri 19 Oct 2018

AHB wrote:
18:02 Wed 17 Oct 2018
I was slightly disappointed that neither episode featured the actual drinking of Port.
I was the guest — it was worse for me!

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:55 Wed 31 Oct 2018

Stock is running low, and sales are about to end. If you have, thank you. If you haven’t, then www.PortVintages.com.

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:27 Thu 15 Nov 2018

The shop is closed. Supply is not quite exhausted (about 90% sold), but for the moment the shop is closed.

Cloth-bound books are set to arrive at the fulfilment company on Wednesday 28th November. Hence they are likely to be in the hands of UK readers early in the week beginning 3rd December; European and US readers later that week or early week of 10th December; and Australian readers not long after that.

Leather-bound books are likely to be ready in early January.

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Post by jdaw1 » 21:58 Mon 26 Nov 2018

The printer has sent me a picture of an unfolded hardback cover, which will be attached to the inside pages tomorrow (Tue 27th Nov).

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Post by jdaw1 » 21:22 Wed 28 Nov 2018

Received from fulfilment company at about 4pm today (Wed 28th Nov):
> Just to let you know, within the past hour we have took delivery of the books – 3 pallets.

Two copies were sent by the printer directly to my home, and it looks good. I’m confident you will be pleased. Reading it will take you several magnums.

Anyway, some of you are doubtless impatient for this pleasure. When your treasure arrives if you are able to post in this thread on ThePortForum (or, when it’s working again, on FTLOP), please help the others by posting to say when it arrived. Please also say approximately where you are in the world, and whether you are remotely rural or speedily urban.

Thank you.

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Post by jdaw1 » 20:46 Fri 30 Nov 2018

An ambiguous message was been received from the fulfilment company, at about 4pm today = Fri 30th Nov.

> Just to let you know, the job is ready for dispatch. I will have the bulks dispatched on Monday, so you should receive yours by Tuesday.

Given that fifty are being delivered to me, that might mean that the non-bulks have been shipped today. Have they? And how many books is “bulk”? I asked by email (no reply); I phoned (several times; phone not answered). Sigh. The ambiguity is not my fault, except in the sense that it came from my subcontractor. Sorry: I do understand that it irritating me does not help you.

So, when your book(s) arrive, if you are able to post in here on ThePortForum (or on FTLOP), please help the others by posting to say how many arrived, and when. Please also say approximately where you are in the world, and whether you are remotely rural or speedily urban.

Thank you.

Despite this, I’m confident you will be pleased. Reading it will take you several Imperials.

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

Post by AHB » 21:50 Sun 02 Dec 2018

The author has confessed to finding an error in his copy of The Book. One error in 395,000 words.

I am deeply impressed and look forward enormously to receiving my copy. On Christmas Day I shall be ignoring the family and reading The Book.
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Post by jdaw1 » 20:22 Mon 03 Dec 2018

Message received from the fulfilment company, at about noon today = Mon 3rd Dec.

> The singles (1 copy) mailed on Friday and bulks (2 and above) are leaving from today. You will receive yours tomorrow. 10 boxes.

I know that a single ordered to London did not arrive today, but tomorrow, Tue 4th Dec, is surely quite likely.

As said before, please, when your book(s) arrive, if you are able to post here on ThePortForum (or on FTLOP), please help the others by posting to say how many arrived, and when. Please also say approximately where you are in the world, and whether you are remotely rural or speedily urban.

Thank you.

PS: the ‘advertising’ did say “Delivery expected before Christmas”; tomorrow is three weeks before that day.




AHB wrote:
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The author has confessed to finding an error in his copy of The Book. One error in 395,000 words.
On page 603: “There are pictures of other Wine Society labels: Warre 1934 on page 521; Cálem Quinta da Foz 1963 on page 19; Cálem Quinta da Foz 1966 on page 19; and Gould Campbell 1977 on page 193.”

Alas (feel my pain!) this omits a Cálem Quinta da Foz 1958 on p18. But page 18 is opposite p19, to which there is a pointer (twice — Cá63 and CáF66), so readers are no more than slightly disadvantaged.

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

Post by AHB » 14:48 Tue 04 Dec 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
20:22 Mon 03 Dec 2018
Message received from the fulfilment company, at about noon today = Mon 3rd Dec.

> The singles (1 copy) mailed on Friday and bulks (2 and above) are leaving from today. You will receive yours tomorrow. 10 boxes.
And have you?
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Post by jdaw1 » 20:34 Tue 04 Dec 2018

Reports have been received of single books arriving in Cornwall, and in St Andrews. A bulk shipment of books arrived in South London. But a single that was ordered to be delivered to my office in central London did not come today (Tue 4th Dec).

Make of that what you will.

Edit: also a single near Romford.

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Post by DRT » 12:42 Wed 05 Dec 2018

Two books arrived safely in Chesterfield this morning :smile:
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Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Post by Doggett » 18:50 Wed 05 Dec 2018

My order for a single volume arrived this afternoon between 16.00 and 17.00 GMT.

It was delivered to me in Sanderstead, approx 10 miles south of Charing Cross in C London.
Some Sanderstead stats for those unfamiliar...

Population - 12,777 (2011 Ward)[1]
UK OS grid reference - TQ337613
London borough - Croydon
Ceremonial county - Greater London
Region - London
Country - England
Sovereign state - United Kingdom
Post town - SOUTH CROYDON
Postcode district - CR2

At first look it is just as impressive as I hoped and expected from the Author. I am very much looking forward to some quality quiet time to give it the attention it deserves.

I am, of course, more than happy to sign page 608 for anyone that wishes.

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

Post by flash_uk » 08:41 Thu 06 Dec 2018

I had a UPS card for a missed delivery yesterday, so I anticipate picking up my delivery this afternoon.

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Post by DaveRL » 11:21 Thu 06 Dec 2018

My copy of The Book arrived here in speedily urban London today, and it looks very good indeed. I am most certainly not disappointed. :D :GoldStar:

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

Post by AHB » 18:32 Thu 06 Dec 2018

I picked up my copy this afternoon. I look forward to a long, long read.
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Re: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Post by jdaw1 » 19:43 Thu 06 Dec 2018

Delicious review comment: “There is some truly useless information in there!”

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