Register 2017-08-28T19:10:33+00:00

Thank you for your interest in For The Love Of Port! We are glad that you are here!

We work hard to develop a community of Port, Maderia and Douro wine lovers from around the world. We keep things friendly, have a lot of helpful experts on our forum and want your experience to be great here on FTLOP.

As a result of some attempts to hack our registration system and fill our site and forum with a lot of spam advertising, we are in the process of updating our registration process to ensure that this kind of activity doesn't interfere with your user experience. Until those upgrades are completed and tested, we are - alas - implementing a process of admin approvals for new registrations on our site. It's for our protection - and yours - and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

When you submit the form below, one of our administrators will review your information and - if it complies with our registration policies - will happily approve your account and you will receive an email at the email address you enter below with your login info and a temporary password that will let you log into the site and join in the fun! We try to turn these requests around as quickly as possible, but it may take up to 24 hours depending on the circumstances.

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
  • J Doe


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 to select a new username, or one may be assigned based on the info you enter below. If you have specific concerns, please submit a helpdesk ticket or email [email protected]