Thursday, 5 September 2013

5.9.13 Parker's New Man in Spain; Decanter World Wine Awards; UCA Students to make Wine

Robert Parker’s new man in Spain is Luis Gutierrez, co-founder of El Mundo Vino. He wrote the article on Jerez and Montilla in the latest issue of the Wine Advocate, the first in the magazine’s history. He also tasted and awarded points to many Sherries, including the Grupo Estevez and Gonzalez Byass wines already reported, and he also awarded a perfect 100 point score to Barbadillo's Palo Cortado Reliquia VORS.

Luis Gutierrez with Robert Parker

Decanter Magazine has announced its 2013 World Wine Awards, and those for Sherry are listed below:

Gonzalez Byass Tres Palmas (Dry Fortified over £15)
Gonzalez Byass Tintilla de Rota (Regional Spanish Fortified over £15)
Lustau PX VORS (Regional Sweet Sherry over £15)

Barbadillo Medium VORS
Fernando de Castilla Amontillado Antique

Gonzalez Byass Dos Palmas
Gonzalez Byass Cuatro Palmas
Gonzalez Byass Amontillado del Duque VORS
Gonzalez Byass Matusalem Oloroso VORS
Lustau Abocado 1997
Lustau Almacenista Palo Cortado Manuel Cuevas Jurado
Lustau Oloroso Emeratriz Eugenia 
Lustau Oloroso VORS
Lustau Amontillado VORS
Hidalgo Amontillado Napoleon
Hidalgo Wellington
Hidalgo Wellington VOS
Williams & Humbert As You Like It
Williams & Humbert Collection 12 year old Oloroso:

 Students participating in the 5th oenology course at Cadiz University (UCA) will be able to make their own wines, such as Tintilla de Rota, Moscatel, at the Rancho de la Merced as part of their practical work. The Rancho belongs to the Instituto de Investigacion y Formacion Agraria y Pesquera (IFAPA) which has an agreement with the University to allow oenology students to use its facilities. This year the wines will be bottled and used as institutional gifts at the University.

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