A blog and review on all things Sherry. It is about tasting, enjoyment and learning more about the World’s Finest Wine. "Sherry is a thoroughbred" as Javier Hidalgo rightly puts it. Included are the amazing local Brandies and the remarkably good table wines also produced in the province of Cádiz.
The XLVII Fiesta de la Buleria will take place
on the 6th September
in the Plaza Mamelon in Jerez, at the spot where the Vuelta a España (Cycle
race) started. It was originally to be at the bullring. This year’s event will be free, and is dedicated to the famous
local singer Juan Moneo “El Torta” who died earlier this year. There will be
leading flamenco artists playing, including singer Remedios Amaya and guitarist
El Torta painted onto a house in an art project from a year or two ago (foto reporterosjerez)
Grand tastings are to be held between the 3rd and 13th
of September at the Alcazar as part of the Fiestas de la Vendimia. Seven
bodegas will participate along with the excellent catering of Alta Cazuela to
create a fantastic marriage of food, wine and flamenco. The bodegas are: Emilio
Lustau, Harveys, Estevez, Aecovi, Romate Gonzalez Byass and Williams &
Humbert. Oenologists from the bodegas will show all the main styles of Sherry,
and there are two different menus depending on the type of Sherry being shown.
The tastings begin at 20.30 and tickets are a very reasonable 25 euros,
available from Bar Juanito or the Tourist Office.