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by Will W.
13:47 Wed 02 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 8620

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

Please would you email me ( contact information ) a really good picture of the bottle, for inclusion in the Errata, with credit to you? I’m hoping for face on (not at an angle), in good light, with good focus, at high resolution. That is, I’m hoping for the picture you would want in your reference ...
by Will W.
16:13 Tue 01 Jan 2019
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 93
Views: 8620

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

Should we start a thread on TPF to help the author with his second edition? We could create a list of Ports we encounter which are not mentioned in the book, along with photographic evidence to back up our findings. A possible contribution: The author expressed uncertainty whether Burmester produce...
by Will W.
14:59 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bad News if You're Shipping Port in the EU
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Bad News if You're Shipping Port in the EU

I would suggest that you try another shipper and let us know how you get on, should you choose to do so. My firm has various courier accounts and we try to avoid DHL, save where it is the only option, to shift anything other than documents as DHL invariably throws up unnecessary customs requirements...
by Will W.
15:29 Fri 31 Aug 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Shropshire!
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Hello from Shropshire!

Thomas - Here's a 1993 VP on offer at auction:

https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/181 ... s-in-total
by Will W.
18:36 Fri 03 Aug 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburns Vintage 1950
Replies: 5
Views: 1494

Re: Cockburns Vintage 1950

No problem. Send me a private message whereupon I will provide you with an email address to which to send the photos.
by Will W.
18:18 Fri 13 Jul 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburns Vintage 1950
Replies: 5
Views: 1494

Re: Cockburns Vintage 1950

I have a Cockburn's VP 1950 in the cellar; what is left of the wax seal might be described as dark brown in colour, making for only a slight contrast to the colour of the bottle itself. Evidently, the same wax was used by Cockburn's to seal the 1947 VP - or so it seems when I hold the two bottles ne...
by Will W.
22:53 Fri 23 Mar 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The philosophy of drinking old port
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

Re: The philosophy of drinking old port

I think that the answer depends upon with whom one is drinking. I have been collecting port for less than three years and, whilst there are a few hundred bottles of (mostly) decent stuff in the cellar, those in my social circle know even less about port than myself. As such, when I roll out a truly ...
by Will W.
17:11 Sun 21 Jan 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cork Weevil
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Cork Weevil

I had the same reaction in reading the Christmas tasting notes, though I had never heard of cork weevil. The following thread would appear to shed light on the issue: http://forums.winespectator.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/6826053161/m/98660105 Evidently, the offending insect is not a weevil but a caterp...