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2011 Vintage Port NY Times

2011 Vintage Port NY Times | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

All the major Port houses in Portugal's Douro Valley have declared 2011 a vintage Port, something that is done only in select years -- on average, three times every decade. Ramos Pinto's Qta do Bom Retiro (image © David S. Eley)

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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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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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Adrian Bridge makes a splash with Forbes Magazine

Adrian Bridge makes a splash with Forbes Magazine | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
I am back in Porto, my fourth glorious visit in five years: half a decade of understanding the funky wackiness of northern Portuguese food, half a decade of giving myself over entirely to the unusual aesthetic of Port wine.
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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

Vintage Wine Travel | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

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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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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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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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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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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Douro Map Launch at Christie's

Douro Map Launch at Christie's | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

 

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 Wine Travel

Vintage Wine Travel | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

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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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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