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New Zealand Fortified Wine

July 9, 2012
Question by: Dylan, Sydney, Australia

Q:

I have been trying to find information on my Cooks Ports made in New Zealand and get a value on them.  Any information would be great.  Cooks New Zealand 1982

A:

Hi Dylan,  Just as sparkling wine made outside of Champagne, France, is not strictly "Champagne" so fortified wines made outside of the Douro region of Portugal are not strictly "Ports."   As makers of true Port here in Portugal, and not active in the secondary market for Port or any other wines, Symington Family Estates are not well placed to help you on this query.  We would suggest you contact a specialist wine merchant in your area who could advise you on the secondary market for these wines, or one of the auction houses which routinely handle wine, such as Bonham's, Christie's or Sotheby's, all of which have contacts in Australia.

Be aware anyone looking to buy or re-sell your wines on your behalf will need to know the wine has been well-cellared. For more information about buying wines in the secondary market (which will help understand the sell side too) look at our article about Purchasing Vintage Port.



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