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When to Enjoy Your Vintage Ports

June 30, 2013
Question by: John, Barnet, GB

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Advice please. Over time I have been given or purchased the following bottles.  Should I be drinking, keeping or even selling?  Many thanks.  Warres Vintage Port 1977, Taylors Vintage Port 1980, Quarles Harris Tercentenay Vintage Port 1980, Grahams Malvedos Vintage Port 1986, Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas Vintage port 1996, Grahams Vintage Port 2000, Dows Crusted Port bottled 2000.  Any help or advice warmly welcomed.

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?

Warre's Late Bottled Vintage 1981

May 17, 2013
Question by: John, Swansea, GB

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I have 6 bottles of Warres 1981 L.B.V Port bottled in 1985. What is their value?

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?

Warre's Late Bottled Vintage 1981

March 15, 2013
Question by: Robert, Ottowa, Canada

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I purchased a case of Warre’s LBV 1981 to mark the birth year of my son.  Could you kindly refer me to any information on that bottling – and your appreciation of its life expectancy.  My son stands up a bottle on special occasions and he has more than 3/4 of the case left.

Warre's Porto Cintra

March 15, 2013
Question by: Hubert, Denmark

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I found a bottle in the cellar: Porto Cintra, Grand Corona, of Warre.  Unfortunately, I can't find a picture, to determine which is the vintage wine.  Can you help me?

Famous Vintages

March 6, 2013
Question by: Carmen, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

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May I know what is the famous vintage of Port Wine?

Vintage Port as a Gift

February 5, 2013
Question by: Jason, Mobile

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What would be a good vintage Port to buy as a gift in the $125-200 range?  Looking to buy my life long friend a bottle and I know nothing about wine.  He recently purchased a 2000 Graham's Port.

1984 Vintage Port

January 5, 2013
Question by: Andy, via Mobile

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I have a bottle of Warre's 1984 vintage port and was wondering  if you have any information on it.  Thanks

When to enjoy 1983 and 1955 Vintage Ports

January 4, 2013
Question by: Roger, via Mobile

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I've one bottle of Warre's 1983 and one bottle of Warre's 1955. When will they be " over the top" for drinking?

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?

Which Port for a Gift?

October 5, 2012
Question by: Emma, Southampton, GB

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My dad is a lover of Port and so I want to buy him a very nice bottle for his 60th birthday but I have no idea what I'm looking for (not being a Port lover myself - sorry!) - so I'm looking for some expert guidance please!  Any pointers you can give would be much appreciated, thank you.

How Long to Store Port?

September 25, 2012
Question by: Rui (Mobile)

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For how long should I store a bottle of Port?

Life Expectancy and Best Age to Enjoy Vintage Port

September 22, 2012
Question by: Damien, (Mobile)

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Typically how long does vintage port hold and what is its optimum drinking period?

Warre's Grand Reserve Port 1965

July 10, 2012
Question by: Michiel, Tiel, NL

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I'm able to buy 12 bottles of Warre's Grand Reserve Port 1965, but I can't find any information about this port on the internet. Can you please inform me about this port, if it probably is in fine conditions or not, and what they are aprox worth at this time?

1994 Vintage Ports

July 6, 2012
Question by: Nicholas, Paris, France

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1. I  am fortunate to own several cases of Graham, Dow, Warre and Croft 1994 Vintage Port. Please could you place in order of quality for drinking over the next ten years which your preferred ports would be? If possible give them a comparative rating on a scale of 1 to 10.
2. These ports are stored with a prime London wine merchant. How would you go about selling those wines surplus to my own requirements to obtain the maximum return?

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!

Gift for a Naval Officer

May 23, 2012
Question by: Maryanne, Saint Peters, USA

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My son is being commissioned by the navy, as an officer. I was told that a vintage bottle of port was a good gift. Can you recommend one for me? Thank you.

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.

Purchasing Warre's Vintage Port

April 9, 2012
Question by: Mrs. Adams, Birmingham, GB

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Please can you tell me where in the UK that I can purchase Warre's 1995 Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage Port, Oporto Portugal ?

Warre's 1975

March 14, 2012
Question by: Muriel, Glasgow, UK

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I recently bought a bottle of Warre's 1975 Vintage Port for my son and was surprised to see that it specified By appointment to the King of Denmark. We have puzzled over this since we thought he died in 1972 and wonder why this does not read "the Queen of Denmark"?

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.

Late Bottled Vintage Ports

January 2, 2012
Question by: Fraser, Birmingham, GB

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Please give reviews on Symington Family Estates Late Bottled Vintage Port 2006 from the Wine Society, also price.

"White Label" Warre's

December 30, 2011
Question by: Cat, Chichester, England

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This Christmas we decided to open the very old bottle of port that came from my mother's aunt when she lived in Portugal in the 1950's but we were interested in knowing more about it. It only says "White Label No. 1" and 'not for sale' (in Portuguese) with 'Warre & Ca. Lda. Vila Nova de Gaia' on the label. There's no other information except some markings in the glass on the bottom of the bottle, although the label has the same look as the Warre bottles from the 1950's, so I was wondering if there was any way of finding out which year it actually came from?

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

Warre's Ruby Port

December 13, 2011
Question by: Gordon, Torquay, UK

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i purchased a bottle of Warre's Ruby port in Portugal in the Eighties, just curious as to how much it may be worth?  The year of the port is 1965.  Thank you

1934 Warre's

September 6, 2011
Question by: Guy, North Carolina, USA

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Hello,  I bought a bottle of 1934 Warre's in about 2002 as an investment. It seems the market has deteriorated and its worth about the same as I paid for it. I'm looking for your guidance if you think this is still work drinking in the next year, or is it more of a curiosity and way past its prime. Thank you.

Warre's Vintage 2009

July 28, 2011
Question by: Money, Machrie, UK

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is it possible to buy one or two bottles of your 2009 quinta da cavadinha vintage port for my daughter?

Warre's Colheita

July 25, 2011
Question by: Deirdre, UK

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I have a bottle of Warre's Colheita 1940, which says it was kept in casks and bottled in 1988.  I also have a bottle of Sandemans, the label says: Sandeman 30 years old Tawny Port matured in wood and bottled in 1990. The bottle is a replica of bottle used in 1790. It was produced to celebrate bicentenary of the House of Sandeman.  Can you tell me if they are good years and where I might be able to sell them?  Thank you.

 



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