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Is it Possible to Buy a Pipe of Port?

April 25, 2012
Question by: Jeff, Floral Park, USA

Q:

I'm looking to possibly set one aside for my offspring and I've been hearing great things about 2011 (birth year of my son).  So, is it possible to still buy a pipe of port in this day and age?

A:

Hi Jeff, Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to buy Port wine in cask.  Regulations introduced in 1974 require that all Port be bottled by the winemaker or shipper here in Portugal.  Bearing in mind that one pipe is 550 litres of Port, that would work out to 61 cases of 12 x 75cl bottles.  We look forward to your order!

Bear in mind as well, that the decisions about declaring or bottling Vintage Ports from 2011 will be announced some time in April or May of 2013.  Keep an eye here on the Vintage Port Site for that news next year!



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