Welcome to For The Love Of Port!

Thanks for registering at For The Love Of Port! Welcome to one of the most active Port, Madeira and Douro Wine sites on the web! We are very happy to have you join our friendly community. Just a few quick things to note before you register:

Terms of Use

Read Our Real Names Policy Before Registering

Real Names Policy

When registering, you MUST use your REAL NAME as your USER NAME in one of the following formats:

  • John Doe
  • John D.


The FTLOP Forum is the most popular Port and Madeira forum on the Web, where the most knowledgeable group of Port wine and Madeira drinkers on the Internet gather as a community to discuss topics related to Port and Madeira. Guests can browse the forum without registering on FTLOP, but you must register in order to post messages on the forum, get email notifications when someone replies to one of your posts, and to use the private messaging system. We have worked very hard to keep the forum a friendly place, and registering adds a level of accountability and transparency to the discussions that take place on the forum, preventing potentially disruptive users from hiding behind an anonymous screen name.

Like other wine forums on the Web, FTLOP requires that you use your REAL NAME as your username when you register. If you have a beloved “screen name,” you may always put that name in your signature at the bottom of your posts.

If you register with any other username other than your real name in one of the formats above, you will be asked by a moderator to go into your profile and change it, or risk having your account deleted from our site. If you have specific concerns, please email admin  AT fortheloveofport  DOT  com

The Essential Legal Stuff

The Short Version:

This Website is For The Love Of Port, located at http://www.fortheloveofport.com

We take your privacy very seriously and will NEVER share or sell your information to any marketing company or disclose it for ANY other purpose. Period.

Should you ever want to be removed from our database / e-mailing list, please email roy  AT  fortheloveofport  DOT  com and we will be happy to immediately comply with your request.

All of Roy Hersh’s tasting notes, opinions and/or suggestions on specific Ports are the opinion of Roy Hersh, and in no way represent the interests of any retailer or Port Shipper.

Roy Hersh does not act on behalf of, or as an agent of any retailer or Port Shipper, although he may occasionally mention a particular "bargain" or offering of a "rarity" that he happens to come across. In this case, "caveat emptor" applies. When purchasing any wine, you assume all inherent risks and liability. It is strongly suggested that you do your own homework and ask the retailer questions about provenance and applicable shipping laws.

There are no advertisements sold and the newsletter is designed to promote and further the cause of Port, Madeira & the wines of Portugal’s Douro Valley.

No photos or content on For The Love of Port may be used with the express written permission of For The Love of Port. Photos from FTLOP’s website, communications or email newsletter may not be used for any purpose without the express prior written consent of FTLOP.

Now for the Official, Legal, Long Explanation:

This Website is For The Love Of Port (“FTLOP”)

Our postal address is: 311 207th Ave NE, Sammammish, WA 98074

Our name used for billing subscriptions is:  ProCure Solutions, LLC

We can be reached via e-mail at roy  AT  fortheloveofport  DOT  com

Please carefully read this notice before you use this website. This website is provided by For The Love Of Port and may be used for informational purposes only. By using this Web site, or downloading materials from it, you agree to abide by the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with the following conditions of use, please exit this website.

Privacy Policy Statement

For The Love of Port has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this website. From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.

Information Automatically Logged

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. The IP address is not displayed anywhere on the website, and is not disclosed to any other parties. The IP address is also used if it becomes necessary to ban a member of the forums and to stop them from re-registering with another alias.


This site uses cookies to store the login information of registered forum members. Cookies are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer's web browser temporary files. These cookies store your user ID for features like “Keep Me Logged In” and for information about what posts you’ve already read in the Forum.

Registration Forms

Our site's registration form requires users to give us contact information (like their name, email, etc). This contact information is only used to get in touch with the member in the event of a forum rule violation. It may also be used to prevent banned users from re-registering under a different username. We will NEVER share nor sell or disclose your personal information to any other party for any purpose.


Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at "fortheloveofport.com", so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with "fortheloveofport.com", or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the "I forgot my password" feature provided by the login in functionality. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your email, and the software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any such websites. We do however have moderators for the forum, who will delete/edit any links, content, etc that they feel should not be printed in any of the forums. If you have a concern about something posted in the forums, please email the sit administrator at the email address below.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. If you have any questions regarding these measures, please feel free to contact the site administrator at the email address below.

Website Content

The use of For The Love of Port ("FTLOP") website is entirely at your risk. The materials and information in this website (including text, graphics, and functionality) are presented without express or implied warranties of any kind and are provided "as is". It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of any opinions, advice, services or other information provided. Those who choose to access this website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with state, local and foreign laws, if and to the extent such laws are applicable. FTLOP does not warrant that this website be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components. FTLOP will from time to time revise the information, products and services described in this website, and reserves the right to make such changes without notice. Unless otherwise indicated, all trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to For The Love of Port or its affiliates. FTLOP enforces its intellectual property rights. Use in commerce other than as "fair use" is prohibited by law except by express license from FTLOP. Other parties' trademarks and service marks that may be referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.


FTLOP maintains all copyrights on this website, including in the text, buttons, layouts, graphic images and logos contained in this website. Except as stated herein, no portion of this website or its contents may be reproduced, copied, republished, altered, or transmitted, uploaded, downloaded, or posted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of FTLOP. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of FTLOP’s copyright and other proprietary rights. The use of any such material on any other Web site or networked computer environment is prohibited. You may print a copy of the information contained herein for your personal use only, but you may not reproduce or distribute the text or graphics to others or substantially copy the information on your own server, or link to this website, without prior written permission of FTLOP. An acknowledgment of the source must be included whenever our materials are copied or published. Any infringement of our rights will result in appropriate legal action. FTLOP disclaims any and all liability which may result from any unauthorized reproduction or use of the information on this site.

License and Reproduction

A hyperlink to the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of this website in HTML documents which you prepare, must be approved in writing or via email, prior to making such hyperlink, and is subject to the following conditions: (a) the URL may be used only for the purpose of hyperlinking to FTLOP’s home page at "http://www.fortheloveofport.com"; (b) the URL shall be clearly identified as being a link to a website owned and operated by For The Love of Port; and (c) you will make no other use of any FTLOP intellectual property, other than the URL, without FTLOP's express written permission.

Forum Usage

While the administrators and moderators of the FTLOP forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. You also agree not to post any copyrighted or trademarked materials with proper citations, which you alone are responsible for ensuring meet applicable copyright and trademark laws. Violation of any of these policies may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.

This forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above; they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

By registering at fortheloveofport.com, you agree to be bound by these conditions.

Linked Websites

Other Internet or websites which may provide access to this website by hypertext links ("hyperlinks") are entirely independent of this Web site. Links to other Internet or websites from this Web site are included as a convenience for our visitors and in no way are meant to imply that FTLOP endorses, sponsors, promotes or is affiliated with the owners of or participants in those sites, or endorses any information contained on those sites, unless expressly stated. FTLOP does not guarantee the accuracy of any information in these other sites nor does it assume any liability for the content or presentation of linked sites.

Due to the constantly changing nature of the Internet, FTLOP cannot guarantee that the hyperlinks set out on our website will be accurate at the time of your access. Moreover, the sites pointed at by hyperlinks have been independently developed and possibly maintained by person(s) over whom FTLOP has no control. FTLOP cannot and does not monitor the sites linked to its pages on the Internet or any transmission made through the respective web pages and news groups. Accordingly, FTLOP assumes no responsibility for the content of any site referenced to by any hyperlink or otherwise. FTLOP believes that our making available hyperlinks to publicly accessible web pages is legally permissible and consistent with the common, customary expectations of those who make use of the Internet.

Governing Laws

The applicable laws of the state of Washington shall govern as to the interpretation, validity and effect of this Agreement and any use of the website, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. You hereby consent and submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the state of Washington in any action or proceeding instituted under or related to this Agreement or your use of this website.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact the administrator at   admin  AT  fortheloveofport  DOT  com