Graham’s Port Scholarship

Carl Stanton (centre) the WSET Graham's Scholarship winner, with Christopher Elliott Lockhart of Fells and wine writer Jancis Robinson MW

Graham’s is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the UK-based Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), which provides training and internationally recognised qualifications for professionals in the drinks industry globally, as well as more informal consumer oriented courses.

As part of our commitment, Graham’s provides an all-expenses paid study trip to the Douro for the student, already working in the drinks industry, who has achieved top marks on the Fortified Wines examination component of the Diploma course – a very tough two year course which leads to the top qualification offered by the WSET.

At the WSET Graduation Ceremony recently held at the Guildhall, London, top UK wine writer Jancis Robinson MW and Christopher Eliott Lockhart of Fells Wine Importers and Distributors presented the Graham’s Port Scholarship to Carl Stanton of Bibendum Wine, one of the foremost wine distribution firms in the UK.

Carl will spend a minimum of four days with us on his scholarship trip during the harvest season.  He will visit the Graham’s Lodge as well as our working tasting rooms in Vila Nova de Gaia, and then spend a few days upriver at our quintas.  It will be an extraordinary opportunity to learn more about how the finest Ports are made.

Congratulations Carl, we look forward to your visit!

3 thoughts on “Graham’s Port Scholarship”

    1. Thank you Augusto, yes, Port can get overlooked in wine curricula, we do our best to provide information, teaching materials, and sometimes guest speakers to ensure students understand and appreciate Port wine.

    2. It´s a very good work this that you are doing. It´s necessary all over the world, that everyone can know Port.

      And maybe it will be necessary in a modern way, to do it also in Portugal.

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