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

Posted: 20:40 Thu 06 Dec 2018
by idj123
Still no sign of my book :cry:

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

Posted: 00:09 Fri 07 Dec 2018
by Caparica
Julian, two books arrived today (Italy)...
Only a shame that the company packed the precious books in a very very simple cardboard box with no protection of the sides and corners...
(bit crushed)
For the rest it looks very good. Thank you.

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

Posted: 00:59 Fri 07 Dec 2018
by Alex Bridgeman
Where did the review appear?

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

Posted: 09:30 Fri 07 Dec 2018
by jdaw1
AHB wrote:
00:59 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Where did the review appear?
In an email.

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

Posted: 09:33 Fri 07 Dec 2018
by jdaw1
Caparica wrote:
00:09 Fri 07 Dec 2018
Only a shame that the company packed the precious books in a very very simple cardboard box with no protection of the sides and corners...
The fulfilment company have acknowledged the problem, but tell me that it affects only a small number of packages.

I’m pleased the books survived despite the packing.

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

Posted: 10:39 Fri 07 Dec 2018
by nac
Mine (one copy) arrived yesterday morning via Royal Mail. In Kent, nowhere exotic.

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

Posted: 14:01 Fri 07 Dec 2018
by DRT
jdaw1 wrote:
09:33 Fri 07 Dec 2018
I’m pleased the books survived despite the packing.
Caparica wrote:
00:09 Fri 07 Dec 2018
(bit crushed)
Are you both saying the same thing here?

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

Posted: 15:45 Fri 07 Dec 2018
by Alex Bridgeman
I took mine home last night. You received another review this morning. Mrs B said "It looks really professional and the pictures are very pretty."

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

Posted: 17:55 Fri 07 Dec 2018
by Spotter Brown
I have just joined the forum having just received a copy of the book. It is very interesting and like the Oxford Companion books (I am thinking of the wine one edited by Jancis Robinson and the food edition by Davidson) one is encouraged to browse and explore. Clearly this was a labour of love and it is amazing what an extremely dedicated amateur can accomplish over a decade. I think I shall try to find some average house prices and salaries from various points in time to see what would have been the best decade to have been a port drinker.

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

Posted: 15:19 Sat 08 Dec 2018
by Caparica
As i said the books arrived bit crushed on the side and corner...
The used cardboard box was too thin... and can't absorb even small shocks during the shipment.
A simple bubble wrap could prevent this very good and it is very cheap.
Maybe in the next edition they will take more care with the packaging. ;-)

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

Posted: 15:21 Sat 08 Dec 2018
by akzy
Just received mine in Brighton. Seems to be a very thorough affair!

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

Posted: 15:44 Sat 08 Dec 2018
by jdaw1
Caparica wrote:
15:19 Sat 08 Dec 2018
As i said the books arrived bit crushed on the side and corner...
The used cardboard box was too thin... and can't absorb even small shocks during the shipment.
A simple bubble wrap could prevent this very good and it is very cheap.
Maybe in the next edition they will take more care with the packaging. ;-)
Some, but not all, were packed badly. About this I am both sorry and angry.

Were the books OK?

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

Posted: 18:20 Sat 08 Dec 2018
by flash_uk
My copies were collected today having missed a courier on Wednesday. No chance to read yet!

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

Posted: 18:50 Sat 08 Dec 2018
by gerwin.degraaf
Not received my 2 copies (2 separate orders) yet. Hopefully they will arrive next week.

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

Posted: 14:48 Mon 10 Dec 2018
by jdaw1
gerwin.degraaf wrote:
18:50 Sat 08 Dec 2018
Not received my 2 copies (2 separate orders) yet. Hopefully they will arrive next week.
This evening I will get your data (from a file to quick I don't have access at work) and have fulfillment company report.

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

Posted: 09:12 Thu 13 Dec 2018
by gerwin.degraaf
jdaw1 wrote:
14:48 Mon 10 Dec 2018
gerwin.degraaf wrote:
18:50 Sat 08 Dec 2018
Not received my 2 copies (2 separate orders) yet. Hopefully they will arrive next week.
This evening I will get your data (from a file to quick I don't have access at work) and have fulfillment company report.
Both books were delivered in good order yesterday afternoon (Dec. 11, Sprundel, Netherlands, rural area near Breda) :D :D . Looks very impressive :990066: :990066: !

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

Posted: 19:43 Thu 13 Dec 2018
by Andy Velebil
Both books have arrived this morning in Los Angeles, Ca.

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

Posted: 22:08 Thu 13 Dec 2018
by StuartC
Received my 3 copies about 2 weeks ago; though received notification that they were on their way about 3 days ago... :?

Though I'm in Perth, only a hour's drive from Glasgow where I think you'd said they were being published and despatched from, so would have to be a pretty lousy courier to damage books in such a short time! All in perfect condition, and looking quite a significant piece of work. :D

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

Posted: 22:26 Thu 13 Dec 2018
by Justin K
I received a notification yesterday but nothing arrived today. Surprised that a delivery to California beat one crossing the Irish Sea!

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

Posted: 03:02 Fri 14 Dec 2018
by Glenn E.
The 6 copies for the Sammamish Port Club arrived today. (West coast, USA.) I received two shipping notices on December 12, but only one tracking number, so my hope is that my separate single-copy order will arrive tomorrow. The single was the first "test" order from outside the UK.

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

Posted: 14:23 Sat 15 Dec 2018
by DRT
Justin K wrote:
22:26 Thu 13 Dec 2018
I received a notification yesterday but nothing arrived today. Surprised that a delivery to California beat one crossing the Irish Sea!
Our postal service is just warming itself up for post-Brexit service standards, Justin :lol:

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

Posted: 00:22 Sun 16 Dec 2018
by Justin K
Panic over, arrived this morning😀 to W23 KX3P Co. Meath, Republic of Ireland. Bedtime reading for the next month, very impressive production Julian.

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

Posted: 12:01 Sun 16 Dec 2018
by jdaw1
Justin K wrote:
00:22 Sun 16 Dec 2018
Panic over, arrived this morning😀 to W23 KX3P Co. Meath, Republic of Ireland. Bedtime reading for the next month, very impressive production Julian.
Excellent. Post-Brexit Britain will have an entry exam for dodgy foreigners: perhaps Port Vintages could be the textbook. Prepare for the exam!

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

Posted: 15:17 Mon 17 Dec 2018
by differentdave
Super anxious in New York waiting for my single copy of the book. Few bottles of VP from 60's and 70's standing in my cellar waiting to be drank while reading Port Vintages.

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

Posted: 21:22 Tue 18 Dec 2018
by jdaw1
differentdave wrote:
15:17 Mon 17 Dec 2018
Super anxious in New York waiting for my single copy of the book. Few bottles of VP from 60's and 70's standing in my cellar waiting to be drank while reading Port Vintages.
Post has been slow. You are, alas, not the only person waiting.