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by Andy Velebil
14:00 Sun 30 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1100
Views: 195489

Re: Port for sale by retailer

My local Tesco has just stocked its shelves with the new Tesco Finest Vintage Port, this one is also from the Symingtons but is now the 2007 vintage. Still £20 a bottle (at full price). Next to it is the Malvedos 2004, currently reduced from £27.50 to also be £20 per bottle. 2004 Malvedos is very g...
by Andy Velebil
05:42 Thu 27 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Help with unlabeled bottle
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Help with unlabeled bottle

Bummer, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose with older bottles. but one never never knows until they try. Thanks for the update.


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by Andy Velebil
06:58 Mon 24 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2003 Graham's First Flight Colheita Port
Replies: 0
Views: 149

2003 Graham's First Flight Colheita Port

Tonight I finally opened my bottle. Bottled in 2017. Bought at Frankfurt airport in October 2018 for, IIRC, 35 Euros. The color is a medium/light ruby-tea color. A bit of a waxy and baked plum nose. The palate started out somewhat thick and lacking in acidity with a dominate flavor of baked plums. T...
by Andy Velebil
06:58 Mon 24 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's First Flight 2003
Replies: 12
Views: 2663

Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Tonight I finally opened my bottle. I'll post here then cross post to it's own TN. Bottled in 2017. Bought at Frankfurt airport in October 2018 for, IIRC, 35 Euros. The color is a medium/light ruby-tea color. A bit of a waxy and baked plum nose. The palate started out somewhat thick and lacking in a...
by Andy Velebil
06:52 Sun 23 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Help with unlabeled bottle
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Help with unlabeled bottle

It appears to have a T-cork (see the serrated sides on the top). If so, this would be a cheaper Port. Something like an LBV or Ruby Reserve, etc. Depending on how it was stored, it may still be at least decent. Hope for the best when you open it but prepare for the worst with a backup bottle at the ...
by Andy Velebil
19:43 Thu 13 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale
Replies: 88
Views: 6581

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

Both books have arrived this morning in Los Angeles, Ca.
by Andy Velebil
02:17 Tue 11 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's First Flight 2003
Replies: 12
Views: 2663

Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

SCP wrote:Spotted at Heathrow T5 today. Priced at £39.99.
In early October I bought a bottle during my layover at Frankfurt airport. Haven’t opened it yet. Will post a note when I do (sometime soon).


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by Andy Velebil
10:58 Sat 08 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintages after 2000
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Vintages after 2000

No such thing as a silly question when it comes to Port. Not so much rules, the overall quality of the "brandy" used for top end Ports has gone up considerably over the years. The short version is back in the old days a producer had to buy it from the IVP (now called IVDP). As one can imagine when y...
by Andy Velebil
18:26 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1993 - A hunt
Replies: 12
Views: 1399

Re: 1993 - A hunt

Just don’t buy it from this place in Porto. The price tag washed out with the flash but it reads 999 Euros!

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by Andy Velebil
06:45 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Brighton
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Hello from Brighton

Welcome to the TPF as well. Both are excellent forums, obviously living in England makes it easier to meet regularly than the states. This a great bunch of guys and gals to get to know and share some Port with.


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by Andy Velebil
06:43 Tue 04 Dec 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Humblebragging here in NY
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: Humblebragging here in NY

I would need some advanced notice and if work complies, I haven’t been to NY in ages.


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by Andy Velebil
14:29 Mon 03 Dec 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Real Vinicola 1931 and Real Companhia Velha 1957
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Real Vinicola 1931 and Real Companhia Velha 1957

Thanks Andy and DRT. @DRT I'm pretty sure the bottles are genuine as the owner worked on RCV for a lot of years. @Andy Unfortunally i don't have more pics, but i can ask for. But you think the bottle is not genunine? Br's, Nuno. I will simply say way too many fakes of old Port have been showing up ...
by Andy Velebil
16:22 Wed 21 Nov 2018
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Real Vinicola 1931 and Real Companhia Velha 1957
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Real Vinicola 1931 and Real Companhia Velha 1957

Get more pics please.

I am a bit concerned as the 1931 appears to have a very poorly spray painted job. More scrutiny is required, IMO.


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by Andy Velebil
04:09 Sat 10 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 63
Views: 9250

Re: 2016 Declarations

Semantics. Yes it’s a VP, so it has to follow those rules. To be called a “Quinta...” it has to adhere to more rules. For example, Quinta do Noval VP and Noval Silval VP can be declared in the same year. One is technically a VP from a single Quinta and one isn’t. They adhere to similar but also dif...
by Andy Velebil
00:28 Sat 10 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 63
Views: 9250

Re: 2016 Declarations

To be accurate, most VP's don't come from just one Quinta. Even "SQVP's", by law, can have a small amount from other Quinta's and still be called a SQVP. Are there rules for SQVP? I thought that SQVP is not at all regulated by the law nor IVDP? Legally it is a Vintage Port, everything else is just ...
by Andy Velebil
21:28 Fri 09 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 2016 Declarations
Replies: 63
Views: 9250

Re: 2016 Declarations

To be accurate, most VP's don't come from just one Quinta. Even "SQVP's", by law, can have a small amount from other Quinta's and still be called a SQVP. Are there rules for SQVP? I thought that SQVP is not at all regulated by the law nor IVDP? Legally it is a Vintage Port, everything else is just ...
by Andy Velebil
14:49 Wed 07 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 116
Views: 21624

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051

uncle tom wrote:Andy Velebil wrote:
Put me down please. Thanks.
Careful.. - we might have euthanasia on demand by then.

Mind you - you'll only be a sprightly 78 - which used to be a record..
After the tasting, please [emoji1787]


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by Andy Velebil
02:03 Wed 07 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

DRT wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:
04:00 Tue 06 Nov 2018
I’ve never seen that bottle used prior to late 1960’s.
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:roll:
Now I have LOL!


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by Andy Velebil
04:00 Tue 06 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

I’ve never seen that bottle used prior to late 1960’s. I’ll have to research the New York importer.


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by Andy Velebil
22:57 Fri 02 Nov 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: 2011 Horizontal - London, Sunday 23rd April 2051
Replies: 116
Views: 21624

Re: 2011 Horizontal - London, 23rd April 2051

Put me down please. Thanks.


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by Andy Velebil
05:32 Fri 02 Nov 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Brooks Royal Coronation Vintage Port 1878

No I haven’t. It’s a Tawny from what I can tell. But three bottles, bottled after the Selo came to exist based on bottle, without Selo is a major red flag. They could be legit but I’d do some serious scrutiny of the bottles first.


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by Andy Velebil
14:07 Wed 24 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Warre's 1977VP during dinner @Buckingham Palace
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Warre's 1977VP during dinner @Buckingham Palace

That’s a lot of bottles of Latour and Warre’s for that many people.


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by Andy Velebil
23:49 Mon 15 Oct 2018
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Thu 14th March 2019, Broadbent Port, at the B&F
Replies: 24
Views: 2453

Re: Broadbent Port

In gathering information about a new Port name little seen this side of the Atlantic — Broadbent — a tasting was kindly offered. And accepted. One bottle of each of Bb00, Bb03, Bb07, Bb11 and Bb15 are to be sent to me. When? Bart Broadbent is a friend. Dirk makes the ports for him. I assume he’s br...
by Andy Velebil
10:09 Mon 15 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Bottle Watch
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: Bottle Watch

I can say as of about 2 weeks ago I am now in possession of a 1973 Port. A gift from a Port producer. No idea where this person found it but we opened one and we tried it and I was also given an unopened bottle for me to take home for a later bday. Very thoughtful and nice of the person. It's a 1973...
by Andy Velebil
07:04 Fri 12 Oct 2018
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2016 Sandeman
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: 2016 Sandeman

A very impressive port indeed. Sandeman has made huge leaps in quality of their VP in recent declarations. It’s good to see them back on top form.


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