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1815 Ferreira

Post by PhilW » 18:28 Wed 04 Mar 2015

I thought I'd seen this mentioned, but cannot find the post to reply to, so apologies if any duplication.
You may be aware that Ferreira have decided to auction off one of the bottles of the oldest VP in their cellar, a bottle of 1815 Ferreira VP. It was announced by Sogrape at the end of last year, that this bottle would be auctioned in London as part of bicentennial commemorations of the battle, with the money going to charity. Does anyone know when and where this is to take place?

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Post by jdaw1 » 18:36 Wed 04 Mar 2015

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Is it strange that such an old bottle should contain exactly the modern quantity of 75cl, and at the modern strength of 20% ABV?

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Post by flash_uk » 19:15 Wed 04 Mar 2015

jdaw1 wrote: Is it strange that such an old bottle should contain exactly the modern quantity of 75cl, and at the modern strength of 20% ABV?
Possible explanation: some kind of regulation which required compliance, so someone created a label which meets the requirements (regardless of the truth)

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Post by PhilW » 10:04 Tue 10 Mar 2015

PhilW wrote:Does anyone know when and where this is to take place?
Nobody knows? Can anyone PM me a contact at Sogrape?

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Post by jdaw1 » 10:27 Tue 10 Mar 2015

PhilW wrote:
PhilW wrote:Does anyone know when and where this is to take place?
Nobody knows? Can anyone PM me a contact at Sogrape?
Wilco.

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Post by AWGH » 12:47 Wed 11 Mar 2015

OK, so as far as I am aware (this is a centrally managed project, so I am slightly out of the loop) the auction will happen in May and most likely at the Tower of London, but it is all still TBC.

As for the ABV, I can ask, but the 75cl measurement should be reasonably accurate as the wines are part of a re-corking programme where by every 25 years the corks are renewed and one bottle is sacrificed to top up the others to the correct fill level.

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Re: 1815 Ferreira

Post by AWGH » 13:01 Wed 11 Mar 2015

Hello Everyone, my name is Anthony and I'm a Portaholic. There, I've said it now.

I'm sort of new, but not new. I currently work for Sogrape (Sandeman, Ferreira and Offley), but this is due to come to a glorious end within the next few weeks.

It is nice to meet you all

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Post by LGTrotter » 13:16 Wed 11 Mar 2015

AWGH wrote:Hello Everyone, my name is Anthony and I'm a Portaholic. There, I've said it now.

I'm sort of new, but not new. I currently work for Sogrape (Sandeman, Ferreira and Offley), but this is due to come to a glorious end within the next few weeks.

It is nice to meet you all
The warmest of welcomes.

As you have posted here do you have any thoughts on where and when for this auction of the 1815? And what will be glorious about the ending? So many questions...

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Post by AWGH » 13:19 Wed 11 Mar 2015

AWGH wrote:OK, so as far as I am aware (this is a centrally managed project, so I am slightly out of the loop) the auction will happen in May and most likely at the Tower of London, but it is all still TBC.

As for the ABV, I can ask, but the 75cl measurement should be reasonably accurate as the wines are part of a re-corking programme where by every 25 years the corks are renewed and one bottle is sacrificed to top up the others to the correct fill level.
Aloha! This is all I know right now. "The ending will be glorious, because it will be an ending." Tzun Tzu's 'Art of Avoiding Questions'

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Re: 1815 Ferreira

Post by PhilW » 14:54 Wed 11 Mar 2015

AWGH wrote:OK, so as far as I am aware (this is a centrally managed project, so I am slightly out of the loop) the auction will happen in May and most likely at the Tower of London, but it is all still TBC.

As for the ABV, I can ask, but the 75cl measurement should be reasonably accurate as the wines are part of a re-corking programme where by every 25 years the corks are renewed and one bottle is sacrificed to top up the others to the correct fill level.
Interesting, thank you for the info as far as you know, and welcome to :tpf: .
Presumably every 25 years some lucky soul gets to drink the remainder of the sacrifice bottle once top-up is complete :D

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Re: 1815 Ferreira

Post by jdaw1 » 15:30 Wed 11 Mar 2015

AWGH wrote:due to come to a glorious end within the next few weeks
Ooh, missus! Please do start an Introduction thread, and therein reveal your new home.

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Re: 1815 Ferreira

Post by AWGH » 17:02 Wed 11 Mar 2015

I didn't say a 'happy ending'! Filthy man

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Post by AWGH » 17:22 Wed 11 Mar 2015

PhilW wrote:
AWGH wrote:OK, so as far as I am aware (this is a centrally managed project, so I am slightly out of the loop) the auction will happen in May and most likely at the Tower of London, but it is all still TBC.

As for the ABV, I can ask, but the 75cl measurement should be reasonably accurate as the wines are part of a re-corking programme where by every 25 years the corks are renewed and one bottle is sacrificed to top up the others to the correct fill level.
Interesting, thank you for the info as far as you know, and welcome to :tpf: .
Presumably every 25 years some lucky soul gets to drink the remainder of the sacrifice bottle once top-up is complete :D
Yes, as I understand there is quite a lot of competition internally as to who will 'accidentally' be around when Luis and the team are doing this! And thank you for your welcome

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