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Sir, I have 2bottles of port 1.  1950 Porto Velho - Carlo Visconti reservation particular Douro Portugal.

2.  Real Companhia Velha Porto vintage 1994 bottle number 849408

They are laid down in my cellar and I am moving house - are they of any value please?

Many thanks Michael.

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Hi Michael

These are interesting wines.  While they are not from the best producers, they are both good years.  And Vintage Ports are known for aging well.

I think they should both be tasty.

As for value, it's likely that better known wines would sell for more...but these are still of interest to collectors.

I'd say these might sell at auction for $100 or more. But it is illegal for private citizens to sell alcoholic beverages in the USA.  You have to work with a retailer or auction house...and they will take a nice commission.

Hope that helps.

Paul Wagner  

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Wines of the world, wine a food matching, wine and food service questions. I currently teach Wine courses at Napa Valley College, am an international wine judge, written many articles for publication, and have been a guest speaker at way too many wine conferences to remember. 25 years in the business. With Liz Thach and Janeen Olsen, I authored the definitive book on wine marketing: Wine Marketing & Sales, Strategies for a Saturated Market by The Wine Appreciation Guild, which won the Gourmand International Award in 2008 for the best wine book for professionals! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at rickandpaulwine.com, where I answer questions about wine and food on the air.

Experience

30 years in the business.

Organizations
Society of Wine Educators, Academy of Wine Communications, American Wine Society

Publications
Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine, Fine Wine Journal, les Amis du Vin Journal, Society of Wine Educators Journal, and more.

Education/Credentials
I have taught at Napa Valley College for the last twenty years.

Awards and Honors
Spanish National Wine Fair: A lifetime dedicated to wine award. Espaderino della Castelania di Soave in Italy.

Past/Present Clients
Wineries include Caymus, Wente, Parducci, Shannon Ridge, Paul Dolan Wines, Vigilance, and others. Wine regions include the Union des Grand Crus de Borcdeaux, Union des Grands Crus de St. Emilion, Consorzio di Chianti CLassico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Consorzio di Franciacorta, Rioja Alavesa, and others.

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