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FTLOP_Newsletter No 67  February 2012  9th Anniversary Edition includes news of the FTLOP Awards, a report on a Fonseca Guimaraens vertical, a profile of The Yeatman Hotel’s Wine Director Beatriz Machado, and much more.

FTLOP_Newsletter No 72  November 2012  Features include a report on a 1992 Vintage Port tasting and a Churchill Vintage Port vertical, Porto and Gaia restaurant recommendations from those who know best – the Port trade, and details of a special buying oppportunity exclusively for FTLOP newsletter subscribers (no longer available).

The newsletter will begin 2014 with 78 issues in the archives and recipients in 76 countries!


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Exclusive subscribers only Buying Opportunities: This program began in 2009 and has been very successful with offerings by Broadbent Ports & Madeira, Kopke, Taylor, Rocha, Quinta do Crasto, Ferreira, Quinta do Noval, Fonseca, Quinta da Romaneira, Quinta do Portal, Porto Quevedo and Souza. Typically negotiated directly with importers or nationally recognized retailers on behalf of our subscribers, there has been an amazing array of Port, Madeira and Douro wine offered at great prices. In some cases, the savings from just one of these offerings would pay for an entire year’s subscription.

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Roy Hersh

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