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Vintage Port Image Database (VPID)

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Please note: this interface has been recently updated to make the form more usable on mobile devices, to add a search function to make it easier to find bottles from a particular Quinta or bottler, and to add a large number of images; please report any problems/issues found. Further meta-data and images will be added on an ongoing basis.

This database of images has been created to assist with identification of old bottles of Vintage Port; In addition it provides a reference for the changing use of text, symbols, images and terms used on old bottles and occasionally assist with answering questions which may arise (such as on ThePortForum or ForTheLoveOfPort ). The gallery contains images of bottles, labels, capsules and any particular detail of interest; the intention is to include an image of at least one bottle, labels and capsule for as many combinations of house, year and bottler as possible. The image collection is primarily focussed on Vintage Port (VP) including single quintas; Other bottles of interest to the author may also be included from time to time including LBVs, crusted ports, colheitas and single-vintage tawnies.

This database includes images primarily from two sources: the majority of images have been provided by individuals and businesses with specific permission for inclusion in the VPID; a significant number of images have also been obtained from the websites of (mostly UK) auction houses, particularly for unusual bottles or bottlers. In the latter case is has been assumed that it is reasonable to include the images on the grounds of fair use for research purposes. In all cases the source of each image is credited on the individual picture pages, and while it is hoped that the auctioneers would be supportive of this use for non-profit archival and (hopefully useful) reference purposes, any images would of course be removed on request by the image owner. The images have generally been cropped to just the bottle/label and/or to remove any personal aspect from the image, but are otherwise unchanged. Most images are of good quality; some lower quality images are also included where they are the only image available to date of a particular shipper/vintage/bottler, and may be pruned if a better quality image is made available.

Thank you to all contributors!

Thanks again to all who have already contributed images, including the following:

All image contributions are very much appreciated, and I am always keen to receive further photos (or be invited to take photos) of bottles which would add to this collection, particularly of older bottles and less common shippers and bottlers; I can be contacted by email at hallarn.com ( pw01@ that domain ), as "PhilW" on ThePortForum, or occasionally as "PhilW @VintagePortInfo" on Twitter.