Port Vintages - Slow to mature but worth the wait...

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Port Vintages - Slow to mature but worth the wait...

Post by DRT » 00:44 Tue 24 Jan 2017

On 20th March 2008, following discussions that I cannot remember, Julian D. A. Wiseman posted this thread...

Big house, big year, but no vintage port!

That (and no doubt a few glasses of port) caused me to post this less than a week later...

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I distinctly recall that very shortly after those posts were created Julian told me the only way to satisfy the need was to write a book, and so the concept of "Port Vintages" was born.

This evening, after many thousands of hours of research, transcription, editing, proof-reading, slacking by me and the justifiable sacking of a once enthusiastic co-author, Julian handed me one of the first eight unpublished copies of Port Vintages.

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I am immensely impressed with what Julian has achieved in producing this book, and very proud to have been an active part of the first few years of its creation.

Well done Julian :D :660033:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: Port Vintages - Slow to mature but worth the wait...

Post by flash_uk » 09:24 Tue 24 Jan 2017

Super effort JDAW! When does the first edition officially get released?

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Post by PopulusTremula » 10:39 Tue 24 Jan 2017

Incredible work! I am looking forward to getting my hands on this.

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Post by Glenn E. » 20:31 Tue 24 Jan 2017

Congratulations! I can wait to get my hands on my copy!
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Post by idj123 » 21:28 Tue 24 Jan 2017

Yes, well done Julian- a herculean effort.

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Post by jdaw1 » 22:44 Wed 25 Jan 2017

Well, ordinary publishers are being much less enthusiastic than the audience. It is now likely that there will be a crowd-funded publication, being arranged. Links will be posted; after which please register your passionate enthusiasm in the obvious way.

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Post by mapmap » 00:30 Thu 26 Jan 2017

Keep us updated and congrats on your hard work!

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Post by DRT » 00:57 Thu 26 Jan 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
22:44 Wed 25 Jan 2017
Well, ordinary publishers are being much less enthusiastic than the audience. It is now likely that there will be a crowd-funded publication, being arranged. Links will be posted; after which please register your passionate enthusiasm in the obvious way.
I have just managed to spend an hour browsing through this great tome and I must say you have done a splendid job. I would encourage all Port enthusiasts to support your intended crowd-funding campaign to ensure a published edition is made available very soon.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:57 Thu 26 Jan 2017

I sold five today — and Unbound hasn’t yet decided to accept it.

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Post by AHB » 15:13 Wed 15 Feb 2017

It is an excellent book and deserves to be published. Any progress on the crowdfunding initiative?
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Post by Andy Velebil » 03:09 Fri 17 Feb 2017

Fantastic, look forward to reading it in the hopefully near future.

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Post by DRT » 22:25 Fri 17 Feb 2017

Our youngest went to University last autumn. Three visits in five months persuaded us to evict him from his bedroom and turn it into a library/office. Yesterday I took delivery of a very fine antique bookcase that is now part of that room...

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My first step was to place within it the definitive works on Vintage Port...

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Post by DaveRL » 22:52 Fri 17 Feb 2017

Good effort. Does he know yet?

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:01 Fri 17 Feb 2017

AHB wrote:
15:13 Wed 15 Feb 2017
Any progress on the crowdfunding initiative?
jdaw1 wrote:
23:57 Thu 26 Jan 2017
Unbound hasn’t yet decided to accept it.
I expect a decision will take a few more weeks.

DRT: next to Sellers! Honoured, indeed.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 14:35 Sat 18 Feb 2017

DRT wrote:
22:25 Fri 17 Feb 2017
Our youngest went to University last autumn.
My gosh, he's that old now. Time does fly.

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