HABEMUS VINTAGE PORT

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HABEMUS VINTAGE PORT

Post by Axel P » 15:21 Tue 21 Apr 2015

The O-PORT-UNIDADE Port (http://www.o-port-unidade.com) has been accepted as Vintage Port at the IVDP and will be bottled as such.
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Horray, first toast will be on 09 May at the RAF Club in London.

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Post by flash_uk » 15:42 Tue 21 Apr 2015

Congratulations Axel!

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Post by jdaw1 » 17:48 Tue 21 Apr 2015

Go on, tell us. How many times did you have to submit the identical wine before they passed it? (No shame — great Ports need at least twice to defeat the IVDP.)

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Post by PhilW » 18:49 Tue 21 Apr 2015

Axel, really really pleased for you, congratulations and look forward to toasting!

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Post by Christian » 20:21 Tue 21 Apr 2015

Fantastic, Axel! Well done. I still think this is one of the coolest things in the history of Port! :D
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Post by Axel P » 10:06 Thu 23 Apr 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Go on, tell us. How many times did you have to submit the identical wine before they passed it? (No shame — great Ports need at least twice to defeat the IVDP.)
I was also somewhat prepared to do this more than once. Acutally when it is declined as VP you need to put this up to the Interprofessional Council to discuss. It took a while due to Easter, but went through on the frist attempt.

Much looking forward to receiving your comments in London

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Post by Axel P » 16:57 Thu 23 Apr 2015

Some milestones in the programme:

http://o-port-unidade.com/port.html
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Post by mosesbotbol » 18:09 Thu 23 Apr 2015

Will this be available in the USA?
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Post by Glenn E. » 21:20 Thu 23 Apr 2015

mosesbotbol wrote:Will this be available in the USA?
Perhaps a better question is where will it be available?

Even if it isn't available in the USA, I'm going to want to pick up at least a few bottles. Very cool project, Axel!
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Post by djewesbury » 11:24 Fri 24 Apr 2015

Well done Axel, I can't wait until the 9th now.
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Post by Axel P » 18:39 Thu 20 Aug 2015

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Post by jdaw1 » 19:04 Thu 20 Aug 2015

Is that a 6-litre Imperial?

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Post by AHB » 20:01 Mon 24 Aug 2015

Great picture!
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Post by Axel P » 19:53 Mon 03 Apr 2017

No this is "only" 5 Litres.

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Post by SushiNorth » 20:53 Mon 03 Apr 2017

This is all very very cool (and 2013! we were just talking about that year :D )
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Post by Axel P » 17:39 Fri 07 Apr 2017

If we ever come around a "joint" tasting between the US and the Europeans, I am more then happy to put a bottle in. If you want to taste overseas I am also more than happy to pass a bottle or two to Andy.

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Post by differentdave » 16:25 Mon 10 Apr 2017

i would greatly appreciate the opportunity to taste it on this side of the pond. Congrats and great work!

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Post by Andy Velebil » 00:20 Wed 12 Apr 2017

Axel P wrote:
17:39 Fri 07 Apr 2017
If we ever come around a "joint" tasting between the US and the Europeans, I am more then happy to put a bottle in. If you want to taste overseas I am also more than happy to pass a bottle or two to Andy.

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Post by Axel P » 09:54 Wed 26 Apr 2017

@Andy: If you like I will ship some bottles to Porto for you to take with you in June. How many can you carry?
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Post by Andy Velebil » 15:08 Wed 26 Apr 2017

I can, up to 3 max.


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Post by Axel P » 11:13 Thu 27 Apr 2017

I am going to bring some with me. Either you drink them or share them with the US Port lovers. Strange that Roy never reported on this.
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Post by Glenn E. » 21:48 Thu 27 Apr 2017

Andy Velebil wrote:
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I can, up to 3 max.
If you wanted to, you could bring one to the 12th Anniversary tasting. I'd find some way to rationalize it fitting the theme. ;-)
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Post by Andy Velebil » 22:40 Thu 27 Apr 2017

Axel P wrote:
11:13 Thu 27 Apr 2017
I am going to bring some with me. Either you drink them or share them with the US Port lovers. Strange that Roy never reported on this.
Thanks, will share them with other Port lovers!

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Post by jdaw1 » 18:28 Sat 16 Sep 2017

Axel P wrote:
19:53 Mon 03 Apr 2017
No this is "only" 5 Litres.
So disappointing.

Thirsty. Open proper bottle. Make progress: drink an amount that feels like ⅚ of the whole. Return for a top-up and — and catastrophe. Disaster and devastation, calamity and debacle, an unheralded emergency: it’s all gone. Too small.

Six litres is the way forward. Trust me.

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