Introducing Myself

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Introducing Myself

Post by WheatleyUS » 20:58 Wed 24 Jun 2009

Hello, Port Lovers. I am William A. Wheatley, living in the Philadelphia suburbs in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. I am a direct descendant of Quarles Harris, whose port house grew to become the Symington empire today, making Quarles Harris, Martinez, Grahams Warre's, Dow's, Quinto do Vesuvio, Smith Woodhouse, and Gould Campbell. I am a mere architect, but I love to drink Port and have visited my distant cousins and their operations in Porto and the Douro Valley.

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Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: Introducing Myself

Post by g-man » 21:24 Wed 24 Jun 2009

Welcome to the forums and it's a pleasure to have more members on this side of the pond.
Hopefully we can share a glass with fellow port lovers soon!
Disclosure: Distributor of Quevedo wines and Quinta do Gomariz

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Fonseca 1966
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Re: Introducing Myself

Post by DRT » 06:41 Thu 25 Jun 2009

Hello William,

Welcome to :tpf: - I assume you have looked into whether or not you have a valid claim to seize the liquid assets of your ancestor from the Symington cellars? :wink: :lol:

"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: Introducing Myself

Post by AHB » 07:33 Thu 25 Jun 2009


Welcome to the port forum.

Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: Introducing Myself

Post by KillerB » 11:25 Thu 25 Jun 2009


Welcome to the Port Forum. Such distinguished family history will not go amiss. If you can call up the ghosts of a few ancestors to let us know where there are hidden stashes, it would be much appreciated.

Another architect? That makes at least two, a veritable plethora,


Port is basically a red drink

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Fonseca 1980
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Re: Introducing Myself

Post by RonnieRoots » 17:15 Thu 25 Jun 2009

Hi William, welcome to TPF. I'm looking forward to those tasting notes of Quarles Harris ports! :)

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