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Old Bottle of Old Master

February 3, 2012
Question by: Steven, Dunstable, GB

Q:

Hi, I have recently discovered some old bottles of port at the back of my garage and was interested to find out its origin, value and availability.  OLDMASTER Superior Old Tawny Port.

A:

Hi Steven, There is a New Zealand producer of fortified wines which uses the name Old Masters on many of its products, you may have some of their bottles.  Look again at the bottle - if it doesn't have a numbered white IVDP label over the cork, under the capsule seal, and if it doesn't say Product of Portugal on the front label, then it isn't real Port.  Look at this photo of Graham's Vintage 2000 to see what we mean about the labelling.

The Instituto do Vinho do Douro e Porto (IVDP) is the regulating body of the Port trade - only wines produced in the Douro DOC region of Portugal, in accordance with their regulations, are true Port wines.



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