1960's Vintage Dow's Port for Sale

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mitchell miller
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1960's Vintage Dow's Port for Sale

Post by mitchell miller » 19:56 Sat 05 Jul 2014

Hi Guys,

A bottle of Dow's Vintage 1960's Port for sale. Item has been stored upright, at ambient temperature in a drinks globe for the entirety of its life. I was given the item by my Grandad to sell recently. Make me an offer. Thanks

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Re: 1960's Vintage Dow's Port for Sale

Post by jdaw1 » 20:48 Sat 05 Jul 2014

Where are you? Or, more precisely, where is the bottle?

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Re: 1960's Vintage Dow's Port for Sale

Post by mitchell miller » 21:08 Sat 05 Jul 2014

The bottle is at my home in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. Any other questions? Thanks

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Re: 1960's Vintage Dow's Port for Sale

Post by jdaw1 » 23:24 Sat 05 Jul 2014

mitchell miller, on [url=http://www.fortheloveofport.com/ftlopforum/viewtopic.php?p=97535#p97535]FTLoP[/url], in response to a question “Ullage?”, wrote:I wouldn't know this figure accurately as I'm not an expert. However there appears to be minimum space between the cork and surface of the port. 0.5-1cm. Thanks

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Post by DRT » 08:29 Sun 06 Jul 2014

Hi Mitchell,

What is a drinks globe?

If this bottle has indeed been standing upright at ambient temperature for 52 years it is a fair bet that what is inside is more or less undrinkable. Whilst I congratulate you on the honesty of your description I am sad to say that your bottle has no material value other than as a curiosity.

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Re: 1960's Vintage Dow's Port for Sale

Post by flash_uk » 09:32 Sun 06 Jul 2014

DRT wrote:What is a drinks globe?
Something like one of these.

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Post by mitchell miller » 11:42 Sun 06 Jul 2014

Hi Derek,

Thanks for the information, exactly why I came on here as I knew people would know more about the bottle than me as I'm clueless! Drinks Globe attached! :) Thanks

Mitch
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Re: 1960's Vintage Dow's Port for Sale

Post by CaliforniaBrad » 03:13 Mon 07 Jul 2014

While I'm not in the UK and therefore don't really have the option to purchase to begin with, I would like to chime in that I'm impressed that your grandfather is classy enough to have a drinks globe. I'll admit, I've never seen one in person, but on screen they always accompanied very classily appointed places and people, though a good portion of those people were supervillains.


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Re: 1960's Vintage Dow's Port for Sale

Post by jdaw1 » 21:46 Thu 10 Jul 2014

So that we don’t lose the linkage, this bottle was also discussed on FTLoP.

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