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Mon, 15 Nov


Online Test (masterclass info below)

UK Master of Port: Virtual Masterclass & Test

Westbury would like to invite you to take part in the UK’s first Master of Port competition. We are thrilled to be working with the IVDP (Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto) to bring this prestigious competition to UK sommeliers for the first time.

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UK Master of Port: Virtual Masterclass & Test
UK Master of Port: Virtual Masterclass & Test

Time & Location

15 Nov 2021, 09:00 – 11:00

Online Test (masterclass info below)

About The Event

How does it work?

First round: Virtual masterclass and tasting (see below for option of two different dates), followed by an online multiple choice test to be held on the 15th November. Top ten scorers will go through to the next round.

Second round: The IVDP invite the top scorers to Portugal in Spring/Summer 2022 for a three day visit. At the end of the trip there will be a test and five sommeliers will go through to the next round.

Semi-final and final: The final two rounds will be held in London in the autumn. The semi-final will take place on day 1, and three sommeliers will take part in the final on day 2. The finalists will be judged on service, tasting performance and pairing suggestions, as well as theoretical and technical expertise.

First round details

Virtual masterclass and tasting: Presented by Paulo Pinto of the IVDP and Peter McCombie MW. We will send three bottles of Port to everyone ahead of time.

Option 1: Monday 18th October, 10am – 11.30am

Option 2: Monday 8th November, 10am – 11.30am

Online test (multiple choice): Monday 15th November, 9am – 11am

Participants have a two hour window to sit the test. Once the test is started everyone has a maximum of 30 minutes to complete it.

Please note this event is open to UK-based sommeliers only.

To register interest please RSVP and we will be in touch to ask you which masterclass you would like to attend. You can also email me directly

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