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Is your School of Port open to anyone?

Yes, it is! School of Port is a project by Symington Family Estates which aims to educate globally on port wine and the Douro. Although most of our content is designed for wine professionals, this tool is open to anyone who wants to know more about the Douro Valley terroir, port's production, style and categories as well as food pairing and selling tips.

Is there any free course from School of Port in online mode?

Yes, there is! You can take School of Port's first training module, The Essentials, which is a free online workshop about port & the Douro. If you're interested, please email [email protected] A video version of this module will soon be available on SoP's website, allowing you to take the course in your own time. Stay tuned!

What is the best book you recommend to learn about port?

The best introduction to port (and the Douro region), and almost certainly the most widely available is: - PORT AND THE DOURO by Richard Mayson. Other worthy reads on your way to becoming #schoolofportgeeks, are: - 'Rich, Rare and Red', by Ben Howkins - 'The Port Companion', by Godfrey Spence. For Portuguese readers: - História do Douro e do Vinho do Porto  (Gaspar Martins Pereira) - Ilha de Xisto: Guia do Douro e do Vinho do Porto (Manuel Carvalho) - DOURO, Rio, Gente e Vinhp (António Barreto)

School of Port is an educational initiative from Symington Family Estates, premium port producers in the Douro for five generations since 1882.

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