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Joshua, hello! Once, two years ago, in a cellar there was vinho do porto feitoria companhia velha bottle with a guarantee mark in "vinho do porto cv 322532 garantia" neck. The bottle was corked at plant kapron up and was well stored, but at extraction leaked. Integrity of a stopper isn't broken, but the deposit from factory kapron is at the bottom visible. Now the neck is wound by a paper napkin and a cellophane bag therefore contents don't exhaust. Question: this wine is how valuable? (it is acquired by parents in the period of 1972-1978) The dissolved kapron is how harmful? Whether it is possible to sell it? How to learn the price? In advance - many thanks. And please, forgive me my bad English, yours faithfully, Igor. Novosibirsk, Russia.

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Igor,

I'm sorry to tell you that your wine is not sellable. First of all it is an inexpensive ruby style port which does not improve once bottled. But more important, the leakage renders it entirely unmarketable. You might as well drink it, I'm sure it won't harm you.  

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I can answer most any question about wine- types, styles, grape varieties, regions, vintages, proper storage, production, wine and food pairing, wine service, decanting, proper glassware, serving temperatures etc. Regarding questions about specific bottles of wine, since I live in the U.S. my focus is on wines imported here. I can't answer questions about spirits and liquor valuations.

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I have over 20 years of experience. I was a wine buyer and sommelier in NYC for many years including 4 years at Windows on the World which was NY's number one wine restaurant. I created and taught a Wine Appreciation Course at Borough of Manhattan Community College. I have worked for the past 15 years for the Wine Enthusiast Cos. as Editor, Columnist, Wine Storage Consultant and am currently Wine Director and Buyer for their online wine website wineexpress.com, I recently judged in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Follow me on Twitter @WEX_Josh

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Windows on the World Wine School- completed all courses from beginning to advanced. Former member of the Sommelier Society of NY. Competed in the Food and Wines of France Sommelier Competition. Traveled to wine regions in Europe including, Bordeaux, Rhone Valley, Alsace, Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto, Rioja, and Jerez. Visited wine regions in NY's Finger Lakes, California's Sonoma, Napa and Central Coast and Oregon's Willamette Valley.

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