The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

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The Book, ‘Port Vintages’, is for sale

Post by jdaw1 » 21:44 Mon 03 Sep 2018

Port drinker and friends.

As many of you know, for ages and ages I’ve been writing a book, Port Vintages. As George Sandeman says, “This is the definitive reference book on old Vintage Port. Every book that comes after will rely on it.”

And — drum roll — it is now officially on sale! Please order at www.PortVintages.com.

A note about process. The book is not yet printed. Pre-orders are being gathered, and that’s how many will be printed. So it won’t be in bookshops; it’s going directly to out of print. Please order before it does. The plan is that Port Vintages will be delivered in December.

Please order at www.PortVintages.com.

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Post by DRT » 21:51 Mon 03 Sep 2018

Excellent, Julian - well done!

My order already in!
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Post by flash_uk » 21:54 Mon 03 Sep 2018

Superb! Huge congratulations. Order placed.

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Post by TLW » 22:39 Mon 03 Sep 2018

Congratulations!

Order placed.

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Post by g-man » 01:47 Tue 04 Sep 2018

A big congratulations to you Mr. Wiseman!

Hopefully you might venture back state side one of these days!

Looking forward to utilizing the book!
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Post by differentdave » 01:57 Tue 04 Sep 2018

Congrats Julian. Order placed, a holiday present I am looking forward to receiving and using!!!! I agree with G-man about returning for a visit.
Unrelated great seeing sushinorth and gman this past weekend.

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Post by Axel P » 07:08 Tue 04 Sep 2018

Horray, will spread the word on the continent.
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Post by DaveRL » 13:54 Tue 04 Sep 2018

Excellent news, and congratulations. Hope it sells well. My order placed.

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Post by AHB » 14:11 Tue 04 Sep 2018

My order also already in. But do I order a second copy, one which can be signed by the author...
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Post by Constandia » 16:37 Tue 04 Sep 2018

Great news-Many congratulations! My order is now placed. Can I have it signed please :)

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Post by Rubby » 20:40 Tue 04 Sep 2018

Congratulations on this feat!
Looking forward to it.
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Post by jdaw1 » 20:42 Tue 04 Sep 2018

Signing? The books will be printed in Glasgow, and distributed from there. So not before arrival. But books brought to tastings can of course be signed. Decide in advance what you want written in the front.

People: please do market this to wine aficionados you know. I really want it to be owned and used by those with an interest in its subject: please help me reach them.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 23:34 Tue 04 Sep 2018

Woohoo. Ordered 2

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Post by M.Charlton » 23:37 Tue 04 Sep 2018

This book sounds tremendous - I’ve ordered. Well done to the author.

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Post by g-man » 23:55 Tue 04 Sep 2018

Best part of this book is that i'm going to use it as a checklist and have my fellow port lovers signature bottles shared together!
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Post by Glenn E. » 04:47 Wed 05 Sep 2018

AHB wrote:
14:11 Tue 04 Sep 2018
My order also already in. But do I order a second copy, one which can be signed by the author...
My dilemma as well...
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Post by Andy Velebil » 04:53 Wed 05 Sep 2018

Glenn E. wrote:
AHB wrote:
14:11 Tue 04 Sep 2018
My order also already in. But do I order a second copy, one which can be signed by the author...
My dilemma as well...
I ordered two so one I can read and one I can keep in new condition. With the hope that one day when I’m old I can pass it on to a deserving younger Port lover.


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Post by Constandia » 10:56 Wed 05 Sep 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
20:42 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Signing? The books will be printed in Glasgow, and distributed from there. So not before arrival. But books brought to tastings can of course be signed. Decide in advance what you want written in the front.

People: please do market this to wine aficionados you know. I really want it to be owned and used by those with an interest in its subject: please help me reach them.
I'll def. bring it to a tasting for signature and will post on social media

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Post by jdaw1 » 00:10 Fri 07 Sep 2018

g-man wrote:
23:55 Tue 04 Sep 2018
Best part of this book is that i'm going to use it as a checklist and have my fellow port lovers signature bottles shared together!
Great plan. Don’t forget to add the date drank.

Terrible plan. There is little chance of tasting a large fraction of the ≤1900 Ports in the book.

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and will post on social media
Please do, often and well. And please let me know where done. Thank you.

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Post by AHB » 09:26 Fri 07 Sep 2018

Could you create a stand-up cardboard mock-up of the cover or contents page and some blurb (plus a link to portvintages.com) and then ask if you could leave it in places like the B&F, Bar Douro on a notice board or the end of the bar?
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Post by Caparica » 19:33 Fri 07 Sep 2018

Julian, Congratulation !

Two books ordered...

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Post by AHB » 23:20 Fri 07 Sep 2018

I think we should celebrate the launch of the book with an offline. I will choose a date and start a thread to that effect. Keep an eye on the events forum later this weekend...
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Post by DRT » 00:30 Sat 08 Sep 2018

AHB wrote:
23:20 Fri 07 Sep 2018
I think we should celebrate the launch of the book with an offline. I will choose a date and start a thread to that effect. Keep an eye on the events forum later this weekend...
Hopefully the offline will not be "ten years in the making" :roll:
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Post by uncle tom » 08:50 Sat 08 Sep 2018

Well done Julian - it's been a long time in the making..

Just had a look at the ordering page..

..what's the TPF discount code?? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Post by Andy Velebil » 13:49 Sat 08 Sep 2018

AHB wrote:
23:20 Fri 07 Sep 2018
I think we should celebrate the launch of the book with an offline. I will choose a date and start a thread to that effect. Keep an eye on the events forum later this weekend...
Perhaps just after everyone get's their copy so it could be a "Book signing by the Author" event as well. You could require each person getting it signed to give a glass of aged Port to the author and anyone who did any proof reading, supplied pictures or any other involvement, however slight. 88)

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