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Australian Fortified Wine

May 15, 2013
Question by: Matt, Adelaide, Australia

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I attended an auction and was a little sentimental about the 1980 (my birth year) Limited Release Orlando VP's. I ended up with 3 bottles. Do you know what they would be valued at and any advice on drinking windows. They are being stored in a cellar.

Auction Purchase

May 15, 2013
Question by: Vince, Liverpool, GB

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Good evening, I recently purchased two bottles of vintage port from a local auction room. It was an impulse purchase as they were only 2 of about 6 single bottles in this general antique sale. One was a Taylors 1960 with Harrods Ltd on the label, the other was a Sandeman vintage 1960 bottled in '62. I paid £35 and £45 respectively for each. Has this been a good purchase and when should I ideally drink these.  Many thanks for your assistance.

Value of a Fortified Wine

May 15, 2013
Question by: Sylvia, Great Britain, via Mobile

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1988 Crest port 25 years old  is it valuable?

Australian Fortified Wines

April 24, 2013
Question by: Cameron, Australia, via Mobile

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Hi there, I have a bottle of Hardys 1979 vintage port, Americas Cup Defender 1987 Kookaburra 3 and was just wondering what this may be worth please?  Thank you very much.

Dow's 1991 Vintage Port

April 17, 2013
Question by: Robbie, Bury St. Edmonds, UK

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Having just turned 18, I recently found out I've had 6 bottles of Dow's 1991 cellared for me since my christening by my godfather.  I was just wondering about the condition of this Port, and whether it's worth drinking or selling?  Also, an estimate of value for the 6 bottles would be appreciated. Thanks!

Australian Fortified Wines

April 15, 2013
Question by: Judy, Queensland, Australia

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I have a full set (7 x 2) of Cricket  Centenary vintage Port (Australia's first test team 1880). They are in perfect condition, and still in their boxes.  Could you please advise me as to how much the full set is worth and where I could sell them.

1986 Australian Fortified Wine

April 15, 2013
Question by: Jenny, Brisbane, Australia

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My son recieved a bottle of Bailey's Vintage Port 1986 for his birth and wasn't to be opened until his 21st Birthday. I broke that bottle and he is turning 21 in June and I am looking to replace the bottle I broke, do you know of this port or have any vintage ports 1986?

Price of a Specific Port Wine

March 15, 2013
Question by: William, Duluth, MN

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What is the price of a 750 ml bottle of W.&J. Graham's 1980 Vintage Porto bottled 1982?

Australian Fortified Wine

March 6, 2013
Question by: Kylie, Mobile

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Hi, we have a set of Cricket Centenary vintage port from Rhine Castle Cellar Wines.  They are in timber box sets made in 1974, never been opened, they are the complete set of 7.  Would love to hear what they might be valued. Thanks

Old Bottle of Port to Sell

February 28, 2013
Question by: Mary, Pretoria, South Africa

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I need your urgent assistance, this 1937  Porto Wine was given to my late husband as a wedding gift, I have no use of this bottle of Wine and I am very interested to sell this....it got few numbers and a stamp, if someone can assist or give a referal in South Africa.

Selling Vintage Port

January 9, 2013
Question by: Chris, via Mobile

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We have 12 bottles of 1977 vintage port that my wife was bought when she was born. We are looking to sell them. What would be the bet way to ensure we get full value for them?

Old Colheita

December 21, 2012
Question by: Dean, Chester, UK

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I have 1 bottle of  REAL COMPANHIA VELHA, VINHO DO PORTO, COLHEITA DE 1944.  Is it worth drinking or selling?

Value of a Vintage Port

October 21, 2012
Question by: Rodrigo (Mobile)

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I would like to know the value of a Warre's Port wine from 1953 in a wood box in perfect conditions?

Selling Vintage Port

October 21, 2012
Question by: Philip, Great Britain

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I have a bottle of Dows 1963 Vintage Port and a bottle of Cockburn's 1963 Vintage Port. I would like to sell both. Any idea what is the best way to do this?

Australian Fortified Wine

October 6, 2012
Question by: Sam, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

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I have a bottle of BANARA, 1979 Vintage Port. 750ml., Product Of Australia, Vintaged and bottled by C.H.KNEZOVIC & CO, Banara Wines, Benara Road. Caversham. Western Australia.  I bought it from Perth in year 2000, still kept in shelf.  Is it safe to drink it? (after so many years!)  Does it carry any market value nowadays?

Selling Vintage Port

October 6, 2012
Question by: Bob, Chesterfield, UK

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I have the following bottles:  Graham's 1966 X 9, Graham's 1963 X 2, Offley 1970 X 10 (Boa Vista), Dows 1960 X 4 (labels missing wax impressed)  For sale--any interest?

Value of Vintage Ports

October 3, 2012
Question by: Jackie, London, GB

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I would like to know the value of the following bottles of Vintage Port: Grahams - 1980. Warre's - 1977 and 1960.  Offley - 1983 and Quarles Harris - 1980, 1977 and a bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1965.

1985 Vintage Port

September 25, 2012
Question by: Davinia, Durham, UK

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i have a bottle of 1985 Sandeman's Port unopened and un-damaged, is it worth any value?

Australian Fortified Wine

September 25, 2012
Question by: Scotty (Mobile)

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I have a bottle of Chateau Tahbilk Port 1975 I think it just says 75 in the corner so I think it's 1975.  My dad gave it to me for my 21st birthday, it has never been opened and is still all looked after.

Value of a Vintage Port

September 22, 2012
Question by: Keith, Surrey, UK

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I have a bottle of1972 Fonseca Port, any ideas of the value please?

Perfect Age for Vintage Port

September 22, 2012
Question by: George, East Sussex, GB

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I am trying to find out what age Offley Boa Vista 1985 Vintage Port would be perfectly matured and should be sold? I have 12 bottles in an unopened crate which have been carefully stored for its entire life.

Warre's 1977

May 24, 2012
Question by: Matthew, Dorchester, UK

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I have inherited an unopened wooden box (24 bottles) of Warres 1977 Vintage port.  I am interested to find out more about it - is it ready to drink? is it valuable? is it better sold in its current unopened state or as individual bottles; anything else I should know!

Dow's 1977 Silver Jubilee Vintage Port

May 23, 2012
Question by: Michelle, Sheering, UK

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I have a bottle of Dow's 1977 Silver Jubilee Vintage Port.  Can you please tell me if this has any real value and if so, where I can sell it?

Selling Old Ports

May 11, 2012
Question by: Susan, West Sussex, UK

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Could you tell me how I can sell a bottle of 1945 Borges & Irmao port, I have had several estimates but need the experts, regards.

Warre's 1926

May 11, 2012
Question by: Gary, St. Austell, GB

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I have a bottle of Warre 1926 Vintage Port bottled in 1930, will this still be drinkable, does it have any value?

Warre's 2000 Vintage Port

May 7, 2012
Question by: Roger, Croyden, UK

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I have 6 bottles of Warres 2000 vintage port that I purchased from the Sunday Times Wine Club and has been in storage with them ever since. I now wish to sell them and would be grateful if you could give me a rough idea of the value and how best to go about it. Thank you.

Selling Old Ports

May 7, 2012
Question by: Shirley, Bournemouth, UK

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I have 5 bottles of vintage port I would like to sell they are as follows:
J.W Burmester & Co. 'ld Oporto Colheita 1955 extra selected
Taylor's Quinta De Vargellas 1978 Vintage Port
Cockburn Vintage Port 1975
Taylor's 10 year Tawny port bottled in 1998
Vinho do Porto Messias Vintage Port 1984

Dow's Vintage 1944

May 2, 2012
Question by: Maurice, Wolverhampton, UK

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Wondering if there is any value to a bottle of Dow Port 1944 I have. Comments appreciated

Pricing of Old Vintages

April 23, 2012

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How much should I pay for a bottle of 1970 vintage port?

Graham's 1977 Vintage Port

April 13, 2012
Question by: Emily, Kent, England

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I was given some port for my christening and am now looking into selling it. It is a crate of 12 bottles of Grahams Vintage Port 1977. How much is this worth?

San Simeon Fortified Wine

March 27, 2012
Question by: Andrew, Launceston, Australia

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How much is a cased San Simeon port worth?

Yalumba Fortified Wine

March 19, 2012
Question by: Maurice, Nerang Qld, Australia

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I have a 35 to 40 year old Yalumba port John Smith & Sons what would be the approx value?  Many Thanks

Warre's 1991

March 19, 2012
Question by: Mrs Mason, Kendal, GB

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My son was given a bottle of Warres 1991 Vintage Port on his christening 16yrs ago and this had been kept in the cellar in a wooden box, lying down.  Should I keep it there until it's ready to drink and also is it worth anything.

1910 Colheita

March 14, 2012
Question by: Brian, London, GB

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I have a bottle of Constantino's 1910 Colheita Port (bottled 1972) which has been well stored over the years and has a level into the neck, and it's original box.  i would like to know its selling value in today's market. Thank you.

Water Wheel Fortified Wine

March 14, 2012
Question by: L, Melbourne, Australia

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Hi I am trying to find out how much bottles of Waterwheels Vintage port are. I have quite a few bottles of the following years 1980, 1983, 1985 and 1986. I cant find any info on them anywhere and was hoping you could help thanks.

Graham's 1963

March 13, 2012
Question by: Fiammetta, Pulborough, UK

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I have 4 bottles of Graham's 1963 vintage port ; I should like to know the value and if/how I could sell them.

1937 Port Wine

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

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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.

Ruby Port

February 27, 2012
Question by: Michael, USA

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I found a full bottle of Robertson's, Black Label, Ruby, Light Porto, Oporto, Portugal.  Can you tell me about it and its value?  I'm guessing the age is 30-50 years old.

Graham's 1983 Vintage Port

February 17, 2012
Question by: Wendy, Meerhout, Belgium

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When is the best time to drink this Graham's 1983 Vintage Port or can it stay even more years in the bottle. How much is it worth?

Value of Australian Fortified Wines

February 14, 2012
Question by: Robert, Canberra, Australia

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Q 1.. i have a full set of 6 of the Customs House tawny ports put out by Yalumba, what is their value?

Q 2 .. i have two full sets 1980 and 1982 Capital City Racehorse Cup winners , including the Kingston Town Sydney Cup put out by St Hallets.  What is their value?

Value of Old Ports

February 14, 2012
Question by: Ellis, Stourbridge, GB

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I am trying to establish the worth of some vintage port: (2) Niepoort 1952, one 1959, also (5) bottles S V Borges & Irmao Oporto Alto Douro 1963.  Many thanks.

Orlando Port

February 1, 2012
Question by: George, Adelaide, Australia

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Can you tell me the value of 1963 vintage Orlando port?

Warre's 1977

January 31, 2012
Question by: Scarlett, Staffordshire, GB

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Hey, i have a case of 12 bottles unopened Warre's 1977.  What I would like to know is, how much is it worth and where is the best place to sell it and get the best price from it?  Thanks.

Warre's 1980

December 28, 2011
Question by: Phil, Donegal, Ireland

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I was wondering how much our bottle of port is worth?  It is a Warre's 1980 Vintage Port, Bottled 1982

Dow's 1985

December 14, 2011
Question by: Nancy, Leicester, GB

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My husband has an unopened case of Dows 1985 vintage port and we are wondering whether we should sell it or drink it! Can you give us an approximate idea of its value and whether it is ready to drink now please

Gould Campbell 1975

December 13, 2011
Question by: Anthony, Dunstable, UK

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I have one bottle of Gould & Campbell port circa 1975, is it worth anything?

Drinking Dates and Values

December 6, 2011
Question by: Sophie, Hertfordshire, UK

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I have a case of Graham's 2000 stored in its original case under bond in the UK and my husband has one bottle of Dow's 1977 Vintage Port stored in our wine fridge at home, can you please give me some idea of drinking dates and value? Thank you for your help.

Whitwhams Millennium Port 1999

December 5, 2011
Question by: Elizabeth, Manchester, UK

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I have one bottle of Whitwhams Millenium Port 1999 which was given to me as a gift in 2000. I have stored it carefully since then. Are you able please to give me any advice as to how I should go about selling it? Best wishes

Valuation of 1963 Vintage

November 30, 2011
Question by: Evelyn Wood, Argyll, U.K.

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Hi, I'm clearing my late parents' home and have come across 11 bottles of Ferreira 1963 in two marked boxes originally intended to hold 6 each. I remember they were purchased when the wine shop in which my mother worked (in Abingdon, Oxon.) was taken over by a high street off-licence chain in 1978 and all of the fine wines were sold off. I can also remember the evening a 'friend' insisted my father break open one of the bottles from his 'investment' - hence there being only 11. The remaining bottles are all intact and quite soiled, but I know they were carefully stored. I'd be grateful if you could advise me of their value as they will have to be sold as part of the house clearance. Many thanks in advance.

Quinta do Bomfim 1979

November 30, 2011
Question by: Steve, Kent, U.K.

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Hi there!  I've got a bottle of Dow's Quinta do Bomfim 1979 Vintage Port , bottled 1981, sy12574487, how much is it worth?  Many thanks

Selling Old Ports

November 22, 2011
Question by: Chris, Epsom, Great Britain

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Further to the question last August re Serafim Cabrals 1970 vintage port, I have a case of 12 bottles of the aforesaid, bought and laid done at the birth of my son in 1975.  He does not appreciate port and would now prefer the money!  Our tastes differ.  How should I best go about selling or auctioning the case, appreciating that you do not specialise in this port?  With thanks in anticipation of a reply.

Ports from 1980s

September 29, 2011
Question by: Arturo, Denia, Spain

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i have a case of 85 and 87 of Hutcheson Porto, i like to know what is worth, can you give me an idea?  Thanks

Australian Fortified Wines

August 19, 2011
Question by: Joan, Salamanda Bay, Australia

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Could you please give a value for these wines that were produced by Thomas hardy and sons Adelaide South Australia

1. Vintage port Americas Cup no 2350 ( 6 bottles.)

2. Value also of Classic Vintage Cars (Americas Cup Classics) chassis no 1885 (6 Bottles of Port boxed)

3. Value of America's Cup Classic Australia II - 1978 vintage ( 1-750ml Port in wooden box)

Value of a 1945

August 11, 2011
Question by: Ton, Glane, Netherlands

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Can you give an indication of the value of this Kopke 1945 port (I have only one bottle).

1960 and 1957 Port

July 19, 2011
Question by: John, Sheffield, Great Britain

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I have purchased 12 bottles Feuerheerd vintage 1960 and 12 bottles of their 1957 vintage, can you tell me anything about them and value please.  Thank you.

Dow's 1977

July 12, 2011
Question by: Mitchell, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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I have purchased several bottles of 1977 Dow's at auction. Each has a different label (with different US importers) and one has an embossed bottle with "1977".  Are the different labels and bottles common, or should I worry about having a counterfeit or two in the mix?

Selling Old Bottles

July 7, 2011
Question by: Bryan, Boston, MA USA

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Greetings:  Via my late uncle's estate, I recently came into possession of two bottles of Vintage Port (1 LBV). One I have found to be rarer than the other... I am not a huge fan of port, but I have a background in wine. I'd like to find both bottles good homes where they will be truly appreciated (my uncle would have wanted this) -- and I wouldn't mind fetching a fair price in the process.  Can you please offer me any advice (appraisal / auction?) or reputable contacts who can help me accomplish my goals? It would be very much appreciated.  Here are the two bottles (both in excellent condition):

1) Adriano Ramos-Pinto Vintage 1927 'Late Bottled' (the “oldest” LBV to be registered with the IVP -- as confirmed in the linked article below) http://www.fortheloveofport.com/port/lbv-the-other-vintage-port

2) PORTO FEIST 1963 'VIELLI EN FUT'

Thanks very much in advance for your time and for any advice or direction you can offer.



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