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2011 Vintage Port Availability Hong Kong

May 20, 2013
Question by: Roman, Hong Kong

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Hi, where do I purchase en primeur vintage ports 2011 in Hong Kong?

2011 Vintage Port Declaration

April 15, 2013
Question by: Tom, New Jersey, USA

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Do you have any idea when or if the 2011 ports will be declared vintage?

Cork Length

October 6, 2012
Question by: Jeff, New York, USA

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It seems the latest vintages of the Symington line utilizes shorter 38mm cork lengths (especially the Vesuvios and Cockburns) as opposed to the standard 44mm or even older/longer 49 mm cork lengths.  Was there a reason for this?  For those of us who enjoy keeping bottles for many years, is it a cause for concern?  Should we recork with longer corks if we plan to hold for 10-20+ years?

2006 Vintage Ports

October 6, 2012
Question by: Kevin, Austin, USA

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Need advice on purchasing a Vintage year Port near 2006.  I would like to purchase a vintage port near the year of my son's birth to share with him when he turns 21.  He was born in 2006, and I would like to pick a vintage year close in time to his birth.  Any recommendations?

2010 Vintage Port Availability

July 6, 2012
Question by: Emily, York, England

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Can you please tell me if it is still possible to purchase any of the 2010 Symington vintage and if so, if you know of a retailer near York, or indeed anywhere in England, who will sell it to me? I would like a case, ideally.  Thank you very much, in anticipation.

Winery Design

June 21, 2012
Question by: Sofia, Madrid, Spain

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I´m working on an architectural project of a port winery, for a spanish university. I´d love to know some doubts I still have after looking out throughout millions of websites. I´d really appreciate it if you could answer them to me.

1.  I´ve seen one of the improvements in wineries is to carry out the process by using only gravity, instead of using hydraulic pumps.  Is this system suitable for making port wine?

2.  Do the tanks for keeping the must after fortification have to be in a separate room (because of the temperature and humidity) from the tanks where the fortification is carried out in? I mean, the temperatura and humidity are different in both cases?

3. How do you fill the "pipas" from the tanks? Is it neccesary to use pumps for doing it?

4.  How do you fill the "balseiros" and "toneis"? The same way to fill the "pipas"?

5.  How do you transport the must from the "pipas" to the bottling line?

Traditional Methods of Port Making

June 7, 2012
Question by: Francisco, Lisoba, Portugal

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Why aren't Port wines made anymore in the traditional way?  Why did one have to replace men by technology?  Is it a matter of Health Safety (EU regulation) or is it getting more and more difficult to find people to do this job in this remote area?  I went to Symington Quinta do Sol and saw the huge production. I'm working on a project on Port Wine for my IB Diploma.  Thank you.

Symington's Quinta do Vesuvio Anniversary Box

December 2, 2011
Question by: Andrew, Colchester, UK

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Hi, I am no Port expert but have the option to buy a nice looking box set of 6 vintage Ports.  It says Symington's Quinta do Vesuvio Anniversary Limited Edition and comes in a wooden chest which locks with a key at the front, has 2 flaps which open under the lid.  There are 6 plaques possibly made of china with the years on and a signed card that is for 8?  I have been looking for information on the internet for days now but cannot find anything about it or its value.  Can you help?  Many thanks.



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