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.
1.11.14 Japanese Venenciadores; VI Copa Jerez; VI European Day of Wine Tourism
Yoko Kamiya is the winner of the 2014 Venciador
competition in Japan.
120 Japanese professionals entered the competition and were soon whittled down
to 62, who were in turn whittled down to 8 finalists in a competition sponsored
by the Consejo to promote Sherry generically in export markets. Yoko is
now a “Venenciadora Oficial del Vino de Jerez”.
Yoko Kamiya "venenciando"
The VI Copa Jerez competition is under way. International restaurants compete
to represent their country and the winners then compete among each other to win
the prize for the best food and Sherry matching menu. Next May battle will
commence with the Spanish winner, restaurante Atrio in Cáceres taking on
restaurants from Germany, Belgium, Denmark, the USA, Holland, Britain and
Russia. Whoever wins, it will be good for Sherry.
Paz Ivison (l) and Beltran Domecq (r) with the Atrio team
Celebration of the VI European Day of Wine
Tourism will take
place in Jerez from the 6th till the 9th of November.
Over 50 events are in the calendar such as open doors at bodegas and other
tourist attractions, tastings, conferences and theatre. There will be vineyard
visits in all-terrain vehicles, a sketching competition, Ruta del Guiso (stew
route)as well as participation from the tabancos.