Tuesday, 8 April 2014

8.4.14 Sherry Week; New Jerez App; Semana Santa

The International Sherry Week website is now up and running. After the success of last year’s World Sherry Day, it was felt that one day was insufficient to squeeze in all the 300 events in 29 countries, and it has been extended to a week. This year’s event, from the 2nd – 8th of June,  will have ambassadors such as Jose Pizarro, owner of London tapas bar Jose and restaurant Pizarro, Angel Leon, Michelin-starred owner of the famous Poniente restaurant in El Puerto de Santa Maria and the sommelier Cristina Losada, among other internationally known names.

There will be a wealth of events this year, including tastings, interactive online tastings, maridajes (food and Sherry matching) along with cultural events such as Flamenco, theatre and festivals. For information on how you can be involved, look at the website: www.isherryweek.com

There is a new guide to Jerez Application available for your Android or i.phone. The website is www.guiadejerez.com/descargar/html. It is a fantastic tool for those who are not familiar with Jerez, and is a lot handier than maps.

Semana Santa (Holy Week  starts on the 13th and runs till the 20th of this month in Jerez. It is the most spectacular series of processions of huge thrones carried through the streets by many people, bands and penitents. Just one more reason to visit Jerez this year.

(Fantastic poster by Francisco Jose Jimenez Iglesias for the Ayuntamiento de Jerez)

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