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Graham’s Port & Food Pairing at Dehesa, Soho

What do you associate with port? Perhaps Christmas? Or as an accompaniment with cheese and biscuits at the end of a meal? Admittedly, I hadn’t really tried it beyond these parameters, so when I was invited to a port and food pairing evening with Graham’s, I couldn’t wait to learn more. W & J Graham’s was founded in Porto in 1820 and was one of the first port companies to invest in its own vineyards in Portugal’s Douro Valley. Today, five Symington cousins share responsibility for every aspect of the company and personally make the Graham’s wines. The dinner was held at Dehesa in Soho (the sister restaurant to Salt Yard in Fitzrovia, Opera Tavern in Covent Garden and Ember Yard in Soho), named after the Dehesa – a unique woodland area in Spain which is home to the black footed Iberico pigs. We were seated in a cosy private dining area downstairs and the evening was hosted by Graham’s wine expert, Joao Vasconcelos of Symington Family Estates and family member Charlotte Symington. We started with …