Taylor Fladgate getting their knuckles wrapped?

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Conky
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Taylor Fladgate getting their knuckles wrapped?

Post by Conky » 23:57 Wed 27 Jun 2007

I've heard that there's been a bit of fuss recently about the recent 2005 Declaration. Apparantly you have to get permission of the IVDP, and the Taylor Fladgate Houses declared before the Official Body had Officially recognised it. As you'll probably all know, this has recently happened as the declaration comes in two years after the Harvest year. The 'dispute' has been played out in the Portuguese Press.
Anyone know the facts and if its true. If it is, is it a storm in a teacup, or major Port figures flexing their muscles?

Alan.
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Post by DRT » 00:01 Thu 28 Jun 2007

Interesting stuff. Do you have any links to sources of gossip and scandal? Best to get straight to the truth before waiting on the official story :roll:

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Post by Conky » 00:07 Thu 28 Jun 2007

Try this

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Post by DRT » 00:17 Thu 28 Jun 2007

I'm not sure if something has been lost in translation but parts of this read like an appology to TFP for the approval process dragging it's feet and missing the traditional announcement day.

Sounds like muscle flexing by the big boys has worked

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Post by AHB » 10:12 Tue 10 Jul 2007

Could someone copy and paste the text of the article for me please. I tried using the link that Alan posted but couldn't find the article being referred to.

Thanks,

Alex
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Post by Conky » 12:18 Tue 10 Jul 2007

It had been archived. But here it is...

President IVDP criticizes pre-announcements Vintages.
02/06/07. Late April the Portuguese weekly Vida Económica published an article entitled “The Fladgate Partnership announces five 2005 Vintages†.
A week later Jorge Monteiro, the president of the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto (IVDP), responded with an article entitled “Approval of Vintage Port is the exclusive competence of the IVDP†.
We regret this somewhat forced controversy. But maybe the approval procedure has to be mentioned a little more emphatic in certain pre-announcements.

Every year around April 23rd (Saint Jorge’s Day of Dia de São Jorge) the tension mounts in the Port Wine industry and amongst lovers and dealers. Then the query is which producers will release which Vintage Ports. Most of the time this is nothing more than an announcement of an intention, but every new Vintage is exciting and for many people very interesting. Rumours buzz around including at the internet and many people hope for another nice tasting or good trade. In our opinion this is one of the best promotion forms for the better Port types.

It would be a shame if these joyful expectations should die away into rules. Of course, every Vintage has to be approved first of all by the IVDP. But all producers know exactly what the standards are for it and they will surely not run the risks which would lead to a public and professional flop. And when they are a little less sure for a moment then they will certainly not make a pre-announcement.

So we hope that we enthusiasts may continue to rejoice about as early as possible and as many as possible announcements.

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