The two friends were the late, great Gerard Basset OBE MW MS and Lewis Chester DipWSET. Hosted on 7th October 2021, The Golden Vines Awards are the ‘Oscars’ of the wine industry. It offered guests an unforgettable event that also celebrates the very best of fine wine.
The event acknowledged the ‘star performers of the fine wine industry’. While raising funds for The Gerard Basset Wine Education Charitable Foundation. The goal was to fund diversity and inclusion-related wine education programmes globally. This included Taylor’s Port Golden Vines Diversity Scholarship, Internship & Mentorship Programmes, which has seen 42 BAME/BIPOC students from 23 different countries apply for two scholarships worth £55,000 each.