Ben Howkins was awarded the Vintners' Scholarship in 1963, making him the youngest person to receive this award. His experience in Europe's vineyards, working with many leading vintners, informs his commitment to educate others in the enjoyment of wine. He is a member of the Confraria do Vinho do Porto and the Vintners' Company, cofounder of Royal Tokaji, and is wine advisor at Waddesdon, to Lord Rothschild, coowner of Chateau Lafite Rothschild. He is the author of "Real Men Drink Port and Ladies Do Too!"
'This is the fourth edition of Ben Howkins' book, which was first published in 1982. It covers port - an historical perspective, vineyards and vines, port maturation, the leading port producers, port styles, vintage port, visiting the region, Oporto, world markets and fifty shades of port.' - Circle Update