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Decanting an Australian Fortified Wine

October 5, 2012
Question by: Dave (Mobile)


How long should I stand a bottle of 1962 Penfolds Port, and how long should I open it and decant before drinking?

How Long to Store Port?

September 25, 2012
Question by: Rui (Mobile)


For how long should I store a bottle of Port?

Decanting Advice, 1998 Vintage Ports

September 19, 2012
Question by: Mr. Smith, Washington, GB


Please can you advise when should i start to decant the following port for drinking:  Fonseca Guimaraens 1998 Port and Warres Quinta da Cavadinha 1998 Port.

How to Decant

June 22, 2012
Question by: Maureen, Burton on Trent, UK


I have a bottle of 1970 Graham's and need information on how best to decant it. The bottle has been lying on its side for 25 years.

Old Bottle of 1927

May 23, 2012
Question by: Eric, San Jose, CA, USA


My great-aunt just passed away and tucked away amongst her belongings was a 1927 Hoopers Port, unopened. What is the best way to ensure this bottle, which is very much intact, retains its drinkability and its value? And do you have any guidance or opinion on its drinkability or its value? If we're going to open it, do you have any recommendations?

Warre's 1926

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


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

Decanting Vintage Port

December 25, 2011
Question by: Martin, Westport, USA


I have opened and decanted a number of Vintage Ports, so I read your "How To" on this with interest but with some experience. I was surprised and puzzled at the advice to look through the neck of the bottle to detect sediment.  While this works with a table red almost all the Vintage Ports that I have opened have been in bottles that are completely opaque. Even with a candle one cannot see into them. How do you rationalize your advice when it really does not work.

Late Bottled Vintage and Crusted Ports

December 19, 2011
Question by: Connie, Newcastle, GB


Can all the LBV & Crusted port wines be stored for more than 10 years or longer? Thank you!

Fine Douro Port

November 30, 2011
Question by: Ronald Lewis, Pasadena, USA


I have been given a bottle of "Douro Port", 1946 Vintage in a straw wrapped bottle and shipped by C. da Silva (Oporto).  Can you tell me more about this vintage; still pourable, any particular value, and how should I decant it?  Thank you.


October 29, 2011
Question by: Jeff, Santa Rosa, California


Should port be decanted, whether Vintage or Tawny? Or aerated?

Gould Campbell 1927

October 26, 2011
Question by: Jules


Greetings,  Did Gould Campbell declare in 1927? I have a bottle purchased at Christies with only a tag stating “Gould Campbell 1927 vintage port”. The bottom of the bottle has embossed: “C. S & Co. Ltd” “131”.  Thank you for any help you could give.

1908 Vintage Port

September 12, 2011
Question by: Robin, Great Britain


Please advise if a bottle of Sandeman 1908 port is still drinkable? It was shipped by Sandeman has the year 1908 and bottled 1918 on a brown luggage tag with John Davy on the reverse.

What To Do With a Very Old Bottle

June 14, 2011
Question by: Hans, Netherlands


We have a bottle Vintage Port with a little label 1934 on it.  The cork is in a bad condition. Our questions are:  What to do with this bottle?  Is it a collectors item?  Can we sell it?  What is the price?  We can send you a picture.  We are looking for your reaction, thanks, Hans 

Double Decanting

April 8, 2011
Question by: Pedro, Portugal


What is double decanting? When is it appropriate to double decant a vintage port?

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