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Exclusive Douro Wine and Wine Tourism News from The Original Map Company
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Ai Weiwei and the Douro Map

Ai Weiwei and the Douro Map | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

 

"One of the best Dad’s Army wheezes of the British home guard in the phoney war which later went postal, was to jumble up the sign posts on country lanes in England so that when the panzers rolled up the road to London, they’d end up in Middle Wallop. SA vinous terroir is very Mom’s Army with style sign posts jumbled up and confusion the result. SA wine needs a map.

 

The Douro, first formally demarcated wine appellation in the world, showed the way when Baron Joseph James Forrester produced one in the 1830s.

 

 

A cartographic enterprise which has been brought into the 21st century by David Eley whose Douro Map (above)) will be auctioned at Christie’s in London in June, along with a vertical tasting of 12 vintages of Quinta do Noval from 1937 to 2003"...

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New map of the Douro offered by Christie’s

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"A new map of the Douro Valley will be auctioned alongside a 12 bottle vertical of Quinta do Noval from 1937 to 2003 by Christie’s this June. A further six lots of Port from Noval, Taylor’s, Graham’s and Fonseca will go under the hammer at the sale. Christie’s specialist, Noah May, said they made a “fitting backdrop” to the sale of the vertical and signed copy of the original map, which are expected to fetch £5,400 to £6,200"...

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Christie's Douro Map Press Release

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

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Douro Map Launch at Christie's

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The New Illustrated Map of the Douro with a Classic Port Wine Collection Taylor’s - Noval - Graham’s - Fonseca 6th June 2013 Christie’s King Street

 

“The first new map for over 160 years is a significant development in the history of the Douro valley” Adrian Bridge CEO Fladgate Partnership

 

“the finished work is clearly a tour de force from serious artist, a beautifully designed window on the Douro valley of today, and a fitting homage to the timeless Forrester work” Rupert Symington joint M.D. Symington Family Estates

 

On the 6th of June 2013 The New Illustrated Map of the Douro by David Eley will be launched in the U.K. at Christie's historic London auction rooms.

 

The Original Map Company - London

Note: image shows a small detail from full size 3 metre map of the Douro Valley and its leading estates. The Douro Map is published in 2 archival limited editions, including a half size 'Collectors Edition'. Details of how to purchase this handsome limited edition may be obtained from The Original Map Company - http://www.theoriginalmapcompany.com or email  info@theoriginalmapcompany.com

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