The objective of the course is to promote the title to educators who are specialists in the wines of the region and who act in extension to the work of the Consejo in different markets, imparting rigorous quality education which develops knowledge and understanding of the value of these special wines.
In order to receive accreditation as Sherry educators, participants attend an intensive course over three days and must pass a theoretical as well as practical (blind tasting) exam. This October, twenty-five leading professionals such as sommeliers, oenologists, distributors and journalists from eight countries participated in the seminars.
|Sherry Educators and trainers at Vina La Canariera (foto reporteros jerez)|
Vina La Canariera, belonging to Gonzalez Byass, was the host to the practical class on grafting and pruning in the traditional "vara y pulgar" (finger and thumb) method. Later, once the exams had been passed, the Consejo president, Beltran Domecq and director Cesar Saldana presented the certificates, after which there was a magnificent celebratory dinner at bodegas Williams & Humbert.