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'Portugal Street' revisited in 2013

'Portugal Street' revisited in 2013 | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

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Until the 17th century the upper end of Piccadilly in London was known as Portugal Street in honour of Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese Queen Consort of Charles II but by 1743 became known as Piccadilly.

 

Therefore, it is quite fitting the Douro Map should be launched in St James's no more than a stone's throw from this very location.... albeit in the distinguished portals of the Dukes Hotel made famous by Ian Fleming and his James Bond Martinis... and across St James's Street at Christie's famous King Street auction rooms...

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António Guedes's curator insight, September 19, 2013 8:30 AM

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Douro Dinner at the Dukes

Douro Dinner at the Dukes | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Douro Map Dinner co-hosted by Christie's at the famous Dukes Hotel in London, favourite of James Bond author Ian Fleming and home to the legendary 'Vesper Martini'... the Douro in London with fabulous wines from Quinta do Noval and Romaneira including the '100 Point' Vintage Nacional 94'....

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Noval Vintage Nacional 2011

Noval Vintage Nacional 2011 | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

"Fantastic: 'The legend lives'... "Could be better than the perfect 1994 and equal to the 1963.” James Suckling gave the maximum score of 100/100 to our recent Quinta do Noval Vintage Nacional 2011!

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The Architecture of Hedonism: Port and the Douro Valley | Special Feature | Christie's

The Architecture of Hedonism: Port and the Douro Valley | Special Feature | Christie's | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
English artist and author David Eley explains his love of fine Port wine and why he created The New Illustrated Map of the Douro.
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Douro in London with Christie's

Douro in London with Christie's | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

On 6 June 2013 the number 1 artist's proof of The New Illustrated Map of the Douro was sold together with six prestige lots of classic Port wine. This included, Noval Nacional 1994, 2000, 2003, Noval Colheitas back to 1937, Graham's VP 70', Taylor's VP 94' and Fonseca VP 94'. This marks the only occasion to date that the Douro Valley has been given such prominence in the United Kingdom and internationally.

 

The cover of Christie's catalogue carried the Douro Map and the first two pages of the sale catalogue featured the map and all six lots of Port wine ahead of the greatest Bordeaux and Burgundy... including some lots of Romanée Conti carrying individual estimates of up to 100,000 euros... the sale total was in excess of 1.5million euros.

 

            DOURO MAP - NOVAL - GRAHAM'S - TAYLOR'S - FONSECA

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Vitabella Wine features Douro Map

Vitabella Wine features Douro Map | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
A world of Luxury Wine, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Napa, Tuscany, Rioja and Marketing Strategy  The New Illustrated Map of the Douro offered at London Christie’s with a substantial collection of Noval Nacional, Graham’s, Taylor’s and Fonseca Port wines
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Douro Map and Port Wine at Christie's

Douro Map and Port Wine at Christie's | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

"English artist and author David Eley explains his love of fine Port wine and why he created The New Illustrated Map of the Douro" image © David S. Eley shows small detail from 'The New Illustrated Map of the Douro' to be offered at Christie's together with classic Port wines on 6 June 2013.

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