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Burmester Jockey Club Port

ID: 3190028
€12.75
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Description
In 1730, Henry Burmester and John Nash founded Burmester & Nash in London, a cereal trading company. They moved to Vila Nova de Gaia and in 1750 began shipping port wine to the British Isles and the rest of Europe. The family name originates from the German word 'Burgmeester', meaning 'mayor' - as the family came from the small north Germany city of Moelln. The firm was dissolved at the end of the 18th century, when Henry Burmester Jr. and his two sons, Fredrick and Edward, set up a new port wine company, H.Burmester & Sons. The invasion of Portugal by Napoleon's troops forced Frederick Burmester to abandon the country for a time, leaving no direct descendents behind him. His marriage produced six sons, who all continued the family's commercial interests in the areas of port wine, insurance, bottle production, shipping and textiles. The eldest son, Gustav Adolf, together with his brother Otto, were the two great port entrepreneurs of CASA BURMESTER. Gustav Adolf ran the company with vision and significantly increased the company's exports to new European markets and America. He defined a new marketing strategy, registering the J.W. Burmester brand in 1900, creating new labels and winning great accolades and awards at national and international wine competitions - Lisbon 1888; Berlin 1888; Paris 1889; Chicago 1893. rom 1952 onwards, the Burmester Gilbert generation - Helmut and Arnold- took over the business, having founded, in 1962 another port company - Gilberts e Cº. From generation to generation, the Burmesters and Gilberts were noted for their know-how and commitment to the port business, raising the Burmester profile and ensuring the highest level of international recognition.
Characteristics
Burmester
Producer

Burmester

Tawny Port
Type of fortified wine

Tawny Port

Portugal
Country

Portugal

Douro
Region

Douro

19.5
Teor Alcoólico (º)

19.5

75cl
Volume

75cl

10-14ºC
Serve at

10-14ºC