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1937 Port Wine

March 5, 2012
Question by: Kathy, San Diego, USA

Q:

We have a bottle of 1937 Coopers Port Wine and want to know the history and price to sell?  The company was started in 1775, according to the label.

A:

Hi Kathy, Symington Family Estates are not active in the secondary market for Port wines, so are unable to advise you on the value of your bottle.  Your best bet would be to contact a specialist wine merchant in your area, or one of the auction houses that regularly handle fine old wines, such as Bonham's, Christie's or Sotheby's for further advice.  They will need to see the bottle or at the least detailed photos of the bottle and labels in full.

1937 was not a declared vintage year in the Douro, nor can we find any records of a Portuguese shipper using the name of Cooper's.  Look again at the label - is the wine in fact a product of Portugal?  If not, it is not true Port, but a fortified wine in the style of port - rather like those outside of Champagne make sparkline wines, not true Champagne.



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