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Hope & Glory for Graham's

Hope & Glory for Graham's | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

"Port brand Graham's appoints Hope&Glory: Port brand Graham's has hired Hope & Glory to help position itself as luxury and draw in 'a new audience', following a pitch"...

 

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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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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

New map of the Douro offered by Christie’s | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

"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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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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Vintage Port Back On The Map

Vintage Port Back On The Map | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Jancis Robinson says: "Could 2011 be the vintage to put vintage port back on the fine wine map? I do hope so. I have never been as excited by the launch of a clutch of vintage ports. The quality of the best examples, of which there are many, is outstanding".

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Graham's 1963: 'like an obsessed ex girlfriend' Neil Martin

Graham's 1963: 'like an obsessed ex girlfriend' Neil Martin | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

 

An outstanding 1963 Port scoring 96/100 Parker Points.

 

Neil Martin of Wine Advocate : "What a stunning 1963 vintage port this is. The bouquet draws you in, does not drag you in with its alcohol and reveals a fresh, well defined nose with a nutty edge, hints of cigar box and allspice.

 

The palate is beautifully balanced, understated on the entry but building all the time, flashes of eucalyptus leading towards a more extrovert, clove tinged finish that hangs around the palate like an obsessed ex-girlfriend. Gorgeous Grahams!" Tasted May 2009." Neil Martin, Wine Journal

 

W & J GRAHAM was founded in 1820 and has an impeccable reputation as one of the leading producers of premium Port wines"...

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Vintage Wine Travel

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Vintage Wine Travel in the world's oldest formally demarcated wine region with Pipadouro Turismo Fluvial. Visit the legendary wine estates of the majestic Douro valley, enjoy tutored tastings and private winemaker dinners with unique access to those who create some of greatest Portuguese fine wines.... travel onboard the classic vintage boat 'Friendship 1' while sharing a unique wine experience in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

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Winter Work at S.F.E.

Winter Work at S.F.E. | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Winter work at Quinta das Lages in the Rio Torto, Douro Valley

Image © David Eley

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Vintage Port in Asia

The Vintage Port Academy returned to Hong Kong for the third year to organise a series of exclusive tastings and food and wine pairing events for the ..

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The New Illustrated Map of the Douro

It is over 160 years since the groundbreaking publication of the acclaimed and highly regarded Douro Maps by Baron Joseph James Forrester. This original mid nineteenth century documentation and classification of the best Douro Port wine Quintas was pioneering and vitally important, but as with the controversial 1855 classification in Bordeaux, much has changed and the modern Douro is now a very different place...

 

163 anos depois do primeiro surge um novo mapa ilustrado da região vinícola do Douro. Pintado pela mão de um artista inglês, o mapa está agora exposto num ho...
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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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The Exceptional 2011 Vintage Port with James Suckling

The Exceptional 2011 Vintage Port with James Suckling | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

"Last week we visited Oporto and the beautiful Douro Valley, the only place on earth where real Port wine can be made. This trip was particularly special: We were coming for the first universal vintage declaration since 2007. And we weren't disappointed"..

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Christie's Douro Map Press Release

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

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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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Vintage Port : back to the future

Vintage Port : back to the future | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
There are few notable events in life that demand a symbolic purchase. Those looking for a wine with genuine aging potential one should look no further than vintage port.
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Vintage Wine Travel

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Vintage Wine Travel with 'Friendship 1' - luxury wine tourism on the mighty River Douro in Northern Portugal, private quinta visits, exclusive winemaker dinners and tutored tastings of both still and Port wines, experiennce the extraordinary beauty of the world's oldest formally demarcated wine region and UNESCO World Heritage Site…como missão a qualidade como excelência. O Douro Vinhateiro e o Romântico Rio Douro como cenário.

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Major Port Houses Declare 2011 Vintage | Wine Spectator

Major Port Houses Declare 2011 Vintage | Wine Spectator | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

The Douro Valley's top Port houses are declaring the 2011 vintage, making it the first generalized declaration for Vintage Port since the classic 2007 vintage. Even though 2011 was regarded as a difficult growing season in the Douro Valley, Port producers were smiling by the end of harvest. A rainy winter at the start of 2011 proved beneficial, providing deep water reserves for a long, dry spring and early summer. May and June, however, brought alarming hailstorms. “I was at the quinta during the hailstorms, and they brought tears to my eyes,” said António Agrellos, chief winemaker of Quinta do Noval. (image: António Agrellos - Quinta do Noval)

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To Declare or not to Declare

To Declare or not to Declare | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

"Vintage Port is a fascinating example of a category which has gained a fanatical following amongst a relatively small constituency of wine connoisseurs, most of them based in Great Britain and latterly the USA. Berry Bros are lucky enough to be the largest single importer of Vintage Port into the UK, and to have a treasured stock of early London (BB&R) bottlings of celebrated vintages in the Family Reserves"...

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2011 Vintage Ports declared by Symington Family Estates

2011 Vintage Ports declared by Symington Family Estates | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

The Symington family are very pleased and proud to announce our decision to declare 2011 Vintage Ports for seven of our brands:  Graham’s, Dow’s, Warre’s, Cockburn’s, Quinta do Vesuvio and Smith Woodhouse, as well as the Prats + Symington brand Quinta de Roriz.  In addition, the extraordinary conditions of 2011 have enabled us to once more make the limited edition Capela da Quinta do Vesuvio 2011 (previously made only in 2007), and Graham’s has produced the limited edition Graham’s The Stone Terraces Vintage Port for the first time.

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Vintage Wine Travel

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The ultimate in classic Douro wine tourism with Pipadouro Turismo Fluvial in the world's oldest formally demarcated wine region., fine wine, fine gastronomy onboard Friendship 1. Private visits to legendary wine estates, winemaker dinners and exclusive access to a unique world of fine wine in northern Portugal…como missão a qualidade como excelência. O Douro Vinhateiro e o Romântico Rio Douro como cenário.

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Symington Family Estates

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Symington Family Estates is a leviathan within the Port wine trade of the Douro valley: legendary marques, Warre's, Dow's and Graham's, the former production empire of Cockburn's, major interests in Madeira with Blandy's and winemaking partnership with Frenchman Bruno Prats, comprise an impressive fortified and still wine portfolio... (image of Rupert Symington) http://www.symington.com

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