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Quarles Harris

Port wine company owned by Symington; see there.

The important Port Wine House in Porto (Portugal) has grown out of various port wine companies throughout its history. The founder was the Scot Andrew James Symington (1863-1939), who immigrated in 1882. He began his career at the port wine company Warre's (with Quinta da Cavadinha) and later became a partner in the company. George Warre was the majority shareholder of Dow's Port (with Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhorada Ribeira). In 1912 Symington took over a share in Dow's, while Warre bought back part of the company founded by his family. The Symington family was responsible for production and the Warre family for sales and distribution. In 1961, Warre sold the remaining stake to the Symingtons, which meant that Dow was now also...

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