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O-PORT-UNIDADE Kick off

Post by Axel P » 07:52 Tue 24 Sep 2013

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Perfect People, perfect grapes, perfect weather. For further information please see Text from Press Release below.

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O-PORT-UNIDADE Port Project kicked off with maximum recognition

Vale de Mendiz, Douro Valley, 22nd September 2013: For the first time in the history of Port grapes from all over the Douro Valley were put in a lagar . ‟The participating companies are not only contributing 750 kgs of their top-grapes (equalling one pipe of Port), but also sent their VIP to the lagar to tread the Port.” said Axel Probst from World of Port (www.worldofport.com), the originator of the Project. The profit will be donated to Bagos d’Ouro (www.bagosdouro.com), a charity organisation which takes care about the children and youngsters within the Douro Valley.

It all started with a foto-idea. Probst’s current project is a Port book for the German market and he wanted to get the famous faces in the lagar to ensure more ‟attractiveness of the picture”. Two years and many 100 emails and meetings later it finalised in this unique project. ‟I received a tremendous support from the producers and institutions, especially from Dirk Niepoort, the Portwine-Institute IVDP and the City of Porto” Probst said.

After the treading distinguished enologists from the Port trade will look after the Port, amongst them Nick Delaforce (Niepoort), Ana Rosas (Ramos Pinto), Antonio Agrellos (Quinta do Noval), Jorge Alves (Quinta Nova, Quinta do Tedo), Jorge Morreira (Real Companhia Velha, Quinta de la Rosa), Francisco ”žXito‟ Olazabal (Quinta do Vale Meao), Luis Sottomayor (Sogrape), Charles Symington (Symington) and Alvaro van Zeller (Andresen, Barao de Vilar). ‟The timing of this event was absolutely superb. The grapes were in perfect condition for this year‟ stated Noval’s enologist Antonio Agrellos. ‟With these excellent grapes and this enologist team I am very optimistic to produce a very special Port” says Probst.

Additional information about the project can be found at www.o-port-unidade.com

On the foto: Dirk Niepoort (Niepoort), Antonio Agrellos (Quinta do Noval), Antonio Saraiva (Rozes), Jorge Dias (Dalva), George Sandeman (Sandeman), Charles and Martin Symington (Symington), Francisco Ferreira (Quinta do Vallado), Miguel Roquette (Quinta do Crasto), Oscar Quevedo (Quevedo), Manuel Cabral (IVDP), Carlos Flores (Andresen), Tiago Alves de Sousa (Alves de Sousa), Jorge Manuel Pintao (Pocas), Joao Roseira (Quinta do Infantado), Joao Nicolau de Almeida (Ramos Pinto), Paulo Coutinho (Quinta do Portal), Pedro Sa (Vallegre), Manuel Silva (Rozes), Jorge Borges (Pintas), Sophia Bergqvist (Quinta de la Rosa), Pedro Silva Reis (Real Companhia Velha), Antonio Amorim (Quinta Nova), Luisa Olazabal (Quinta do Vale Meao) and Luis Sottomayor (Ferreira)
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Post by jdaw1 » 08:55 Tue 24 Sep 2013

Congratulations Axel.

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Post by DRT » 09:04 Tue 24 Sep 2013

That is a fantastic achievement, Axel, well done!

I hope the juice turns out well after having all of those experienced feet in it :wink:
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Post by djewesbury » 10:18 Tue 24 Sep 2013

What a magnificent picture. Well done Axel. Is it too soon to say "Can I have some large formats please?" :lol:
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Post by christopherpfaff » 11:29 Tue 24 Sep 2013

fantastic event, it was a great pleasure to be there!
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Post by Andy Velebil » 14:05 Tue 24 Sep 2013

Fantastic!

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Post by g-man » 15:51 Tue 24 Sep 2013

Congratz for sure!

looks like a wonderful event and an equally great cause
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Post by Glenn E. » 16:28 Tue 24 Sep 2013

Congratulations, Axel! What a great event and a major accomplishment for you. I can't believe you were able to get all of those dignitaries together at the same time!

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Post by Axel P » 22:34 Wed 25 Sep 2013

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Post by marc j. » 16:57 Thu 26 Sep 2013

Way to go! Putting this together is quite an impressive accomplishment and I must say that the image you posted is one for the ages.

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Post by Axel P » 15:06 Sat 28 Sep 2013

DRT wrote:I hope the juice turns out well after having all of those experienced feet in it
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The real treading was done by the Pro's longer and more intense :D

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Post by djewesbury » 15:11 Sat 28 Sep 2013

Was Frederico there? Dirk just calls him Bla-bla-bla.. Likes holding forth on the techniques and history and product range of Niepoort.. Lovely man, from Quebec, quite hilarious.. I think they're naming a wine after him...
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Post by Axel P » 09:01 Mon 30 Sep 2013

Yes, he was, the Canadian. In and out and always there when a good bottle was popped.

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Post by DRT » 09:15 Mon 30 Sep 2013

Would that be our Fred? (pictured here before he stopped shaving)
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Post by djewesbury » 09:32 Mon 30 Sep 2013

The very same.
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Post by griff » 11:56 Mon 30 Sep 2013

What a beautiful photo up top. Congratulations!

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Post by Axel P » 10:51 Thu 07 Nov 2013

Now the fotos are online at:

http://o-port-unidade.com/Slideshowtest.html

Have fun watching

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