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Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot

Posted: 10:42 Fri 19 Feb 2021
by Doggett
A new book coming that covers Portuguese Wine. The Kickstarter campaign launched yesterday and has already hit its first funding target.
Link below for those interested.

Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot
The new book from Simon J Woolf & Ryan Opaz - a narrative and visual deep dive into the soul of Portuguese wine.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/si ... escription

Re: Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot

Posted: 11:59 Sun 21 Feb 2021
by JacobH
I thought this was quite intriguing and although crowd-funding isn’t the sort of thing I usually go in for, I’ve “pledged” for a copy. I’d quite like, this year, to broaden my knowledge of Portuguese wines outside the Douro and this seems like a good way in.

Re: Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot

Posted: 17:36 Tue 23 Feb 2021
by Alex Bridgeman
Would anyone like to split a "2 Book" pledge with me - €30 per copy rather than €38 for a single copy?

Re: Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot

Posted: 23:09 Tue 23 Feb 2021
by MigSU
Alex Bridgeman wrote:
17:36 Tue 23 Feb 2021
Would anyone like to split a "2 Book" pledge with me - €30 per copy rather than €38 for a single copy?
I'd be in for that.

But I'm in Portugal and you're in the UK, I think we'd lose more on the subsequent postage than we'd save on the bundle :P

Re: Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot

Posted: 00:32 Wed 24 Feb 2021
by M.Charlton
Alex Bridgeman wrote:
17:36 Tue 23 Feb 2021
Would anyone like to split a "2 Book" pledge with me - €30 per copy rather than €38 for a single copy?
Yes, I would.

Re: Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot

Posted: 11:37 Sat 27 Feb 2021
by ryanopaz
Hello all. Just thought I would chime in, since I"m one of the authors. Don't want to be spammy, but if anyone wants to ask me any questions or share any info, just let me know. I think I know quite a few people here from the Brotherhood events...How I long for a Gala dinner, been too long!

Hope all are well. Cheers,
Ryan

Re: Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot

Posted: 13:05 Sat 27 Feb 2021
by JacobH
Hi Ryan,

Welcome to :tpf:! I’m really looking forward to this book. What sort of Ports are you into?

Best wishes,

Jacob

Re: Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot

Posted: 20:44 Sun 28 Feb 2021
by ryanopaz
Thanks for the welcome. Port, I'm a tawny guy. Anything old and aged is fine by me, though more and more I'm buying older whites. I'm pretty eclectic when it comes to Port and I don't really have a house that I focus on. Living in Porto makes it pretty easy to find hidden gems(at least pre...all this). That said, I love really most Port, as far as Rubies go LBV's are consistently undervalued and if I drink vintage I prefer it after 20 or so years.

So there is a bit about my port habits. But if you want to make me happy bring out an old Colheita or 20yr Tawny and I'm usually pretty happy.

Cheers,

Re: Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot

Posted: 08:27 Tue 02 Mar 2021
by Alex Bridgeman
M.Charlton wrote:
00:32 Wed 24 Feb 2021
Alex Bridgeman wrote:
17:36 Tue 23 Feb 2021
Would anyone like to split a "2 Book" pledge with me - €30 per copy rather than €38 for a single copy?
Yes, I would.
OK Mike, you're on. I've done a two book pledge, you can have the second copy.

Re: Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot

Posted: 08:28 Tue 02 Mar 2021
by Alex Bridgeman
ryanopaz wrote:
20:44 Sun 28 Feb 2021
Thanks for the welcome. Port, I'm a tawny guy. Anything old and aged is fine by me, though more and more I'm buying older whites. I'm pretty eclectic when it comes to Port and I don't really have a house that I focus on. Living in Porto makes it pretty easy to find hidden gems(at least pre...all this). That said, I love really most Port, as far as Rubies go LBV's are consistently undervalued and if I drink vintage I prefer it after 20 or so years.

So there is a bit about my port habits. But if you want to make me happy bring out an old Colheita or 20yr Tawny and I'm usually pretty happy.

Cheers,
How are the Vermouth experiments going?

Re: Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot

Posted: 17:32 Sat 06 Mar 2021
by PCM
ryanopaz wrote:
11:37 Sat 27 Feb 2021
Hello all. Just thought I would chime in, since I"m one of the authors. Don't want to be spammy, but if anyone wants to ask me any questions or share any info, just let me know. I think I know quite a few people here from the Brotherhood events...How I long for a Gala dinner, been too long!

Hope all are well. Cheers,
Ryan
Just a short question about the book. I read it will be beautifully illustrated. Does this mean the photographs (about 80?) are (most ) full-colour?
Thank you very much for your information!

Cheers,
Paul Metman

Re: Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot

Posted: 23:49 Wed 10 Mar 2021
by ryanopaz
Alex Bridgeman wrote:
08:28 Tue 02 Mar 2021
ryanopaz wrote:
20:44 Sun 28 Feb 2021
Thanks for the welcome. Port, I'm a tawny guy. Anything old and aged is fine by me, though more and more I'm buying older whites. I'm pretty eclectic when it comes to Port and I don't really have a house that I focus on. Living in Porto makes it pretty easy to find hidden gems(at least pre...all this). That said, I love really most Port, as far as Rubies go LBV's are consistently undervalued and if I drink vintage I prefer it after 20 or so years.

So there is a bit about my port habits. But if you want to make me happy bring out an old Colheita or 20yr Tawny and I'm usually pretty happy.

Cheers,
How are the Vermouth experiments going?
Great, how did you know? After Poças I started my own hand made one(s)...happy to elaborate, but my main goal is to revive the lost vermouth culture that once stood beside Port wine.

Re: Foot Trodden - Portugal & the wines that time forgot

Posted: 23:50 Wed 10 Mar 2021
by ryanopaz
PCM wrote:
17:32 Sat 06 Mar 2021
ryanopaz wrote:
11:37 Sat 27 Feb 2021
Hello all. Just thought I would chime in, since I"m one of the authors. Don't want to be spammy, but if anyone wants to ask me any questions or share any info, just let me know. I think I know quite a few people here from the Brotherhood events...How I long for a Gala dinner, been too long!

Hope all are well. Cheers,
Ryan
Just a short question about the book. I read it will be beautifully illustrated. Does this mean the photographs (about 80?) are (most ) full-colour?
Thank you very much for your information!

Cheers,
Paul Metman
Yes, like in our first book Amber Revolution, all photos are full color and there will be lots(I hope!). Also we just passed our 4th stretch goal, so we're going to have a hand drawn map done by the same guy who made the Port Wine Lodge map we released a few years ago. So super excited about that! Thanks for the question.