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by Andy Velebil
03:19 Thu 23 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Coravin
Replies: 21
Views: 1667

Re: Coravin

From what I've read on other wine boards is Coravin works good until the bottle gets to about 2/3 to 1/2 full. Then the contents degrade quite quickly after that. So it works great for the first few pours.


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by Andy Velebil
15:59 Thu 09 Nov 2017
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Funny translations
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Funny translations

You don't drink Port in the bathtub? LOL!


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by Andy Velebil
16:44 Wed 08 Nov 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Port and Madeira inquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Port and Madeira inquiry

None of these are expensive Ports or Madeira. All are basically "lower to middle tier" and current equivalents sell for around $15-30 (USD), which probably means they sell for less in the UK. I assume you're in the UK based on the plug in the pictures background, that is. If well stored they may sti...
by Andy Velebil
16:50 Tue 07 Nov 2017
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Upgrade of Forum Software
Replies: 139
Views: 13298

Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

I get two different views, when not logged in and when logged in.

1- When not logged in all is normal

2- This is what I get when I log in. Noticed the extra phpBB logo. That is not there when I am logged out.
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by Andy Velebil
14:46 Fri 03 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Need help
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Need help

The LB is a basic ruby Port and I'd assume so is the Graham's. Basically worthless from a money perspective. They probably would still drink sorta ok but considering these are around 40-50 years old and a basic Port to begin with don't expect much.


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by Andy Velebil
05:54 Fri 03 Nov 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Ramos Pinto LBV
Replies: 1
Views: 140

1927 Ramos Pinto LBV

Can I brag about this one? Cause I rarely guess a vintage correctly when served a Port blind.


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by Andy Velebil
10:03 Sat 28 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vesuvio 94 Cork shonkyness
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Vesuvio 94 Cork shonkyness

I've had some similar issues from dry wine corks from this era as well. So I don't think it's just a Vesuvio issue.
by Andy Velebil
19:02 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1977 Dow
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: 1977 Dow

A good bottle!!!!! When this is good it's really good.


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by Andy Velebil
03:18 Sun 22 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Possible fake 1927 VP in Belgium auction this weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: RE: Re: Possible fake 1927 VP in Belgium auction this weekend

Absolutely! I couldn't tell however if this is a digital picture artifact sometimes seen after image file compression..... I know what you mean, but don't think so - it matches the outline colours at the edge of the label too well, and lacks the blocking for compression artifact. It looks like some...
by Andy Velebil
10:54 Sat 21 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Possible fake 1927 VP in Belgium auction this weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Possible fake 1927 VP in Belgium auction this weekend

Did anyone else also notice all the words look like there were cut and scanned onto this label from something else?
by Andy Velebil
19:54 Fri 20 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Possible fake 1927 VP in Belgium auction this weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Possible fake 1927 VP in Belgium auction this weekend

I've taken some heat from a couple people about my outspoken views on just how many fakes there now are of Port. I'd be very careful buying any older Port at the moment. There is a lot more of it out there than people think, most of it showing up in Europe but now also in the States. Niepoort, Graha...
by Andy Velebil
17:16 Fri 20 Oct 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburn Smithes & Co (1950)
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Cockburn Smithes & Co (1950)

Hi Andy, I don’t mind sharing, but can I ask first why you want to know? I sent you a message. I only ask as the Port trade was quite small then and if you are perhaps interested, I'm sure between all of us here we could find out some fun facts of his time there to pass on to you. Cockburns was one...
by Andy Velebil
16:34 Fri 20 Oct 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburn Smithes & Co (1950)
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Cockburn Smithes & Co (1950)

flash_uk wrote:Sediment is perfectly normal. This is why the port needs to be decanted through a filter. Cheesecloth is great if you have some.
+1

What was your grandfathers name, if you don't mind sharing?


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by Andy Velebil
14:32 Fri 20 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

DRT wrote:Are you suggesting that people in the port trade might embellish stories a little to add to the mystique of their products?

Surely not :roll: :lol:
Never ;) LOL!!!


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by Andy Velebil
14:31 Fri 20 Oct 2017
Forum: Selling Port
Topic: Cockburn Smithes & Co (1950)
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Cockburn Smithes & Co (1950)

Where did you find it stored? 1950 is not a great vintage. Most I've had over the years have seen their best days already and have been on the decline. It's not a vintage I would spend much money on. Opening with family to enjoy together is probably the best way to go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapa...
by Andy Velebil
02:48 Fri 20 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 2015 Cockburn
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: 2015 Cockburn

It's pretty well known the Cockburn's facilities were in pretty poor shape when the Sym's took them over. I don't think they've totally revamped everything there yet. I'd imagine it's gonna take a bit more time to get everything back up to tip top shape and return it to the former glory it once was....
by Andy Velebil
02:42 Fri 20 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

A very rare find. As far as I a aware Fonseca have not made a 30 year tawny since losing a significant part of their cellared Ports when part of the lodge collapsed in 2001. Are you talking about the landslide from the neighbor? If so, That damage took out mostly lower end ruby stocks and very litt...
by Andy Velebil
19:45 Thu 19 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

A very rare find. As far as I a aware Fonseca have not made a 30 year tawny since losing a significant part of their cellared Ports when part of the lodge collapsed in 2001. Are you talking about the landslide from the neighbor? If so, That damage took out mostly lower end ruby stocks and very litt...
by Andy Velebil
03:35 Thu 19 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Croft
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: 1955 Croft

I'm not AHB, he may or may not differ, in my experiences a good bottle of it should hold until 2025 with ease.
by Andy Velebil
21:22 Wed 18 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Kopke LBV 1981 in Magnum, collector's item?
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Kopke LBV 1981 in Magnum, collector's item?

It appears to be a Tappit Hen bottle. Perhaps all they had was mag labels and that is what they used. Or it's a smaller Tappit Hen look-a-like. If a true Tappit Hen then it's rare for LBV to be in that style bottle. That won't make it valuable except to someone who may want it just for the bottle. I...
by Andy Velebil
21:18 Wed 18 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

It appears to be a regular 30 year old tawny, but with a fancy name that was quite common in years past. It was bottled in 1977 and if stored well should still drink ok, however that's a long time for something not intended to be aged so long in bottle. I wouldn't expect a blockbuster this many year...
by Andy Velebil
06:20 Fri 13 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Glenn
IIRC, it was 1989-1991 that was kept at the Quinta. Hence the wax capsules as the corks were feared to have started drying out.

1992, like the previous few vintages, weren't made in huge quantities and all are not easily found today in secondary markets.


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by Andy Velebil
14:04 Wed 04 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: What do you have most of?
Replies: 23
Views: 1156

Re: What do you have most of?

uncle tom wrote:
21:58 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Of VP, I bought heavily into the 2009 vintage, and the Skeffington '09 is the only VP I have over 100 bottles of..
Planning a big party for 2109? :lol:
by Andy Velebil
14:03 Wed 04 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Graham's First Flight 2003
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

What airports are the question? Anyone know the price?
by Andy Velebil
17:22 Tue 03 Oct 2017
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: 1977 Vintage Port
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: 1977 Vintage Port

Axel P wrote:Actually I rated the wines in the 20 point-system which were transported to the 100 system without me knowing prior to the print.
That wasn't very nice of them.


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