The Atheneum of Wine has announced the programme for the XIX Fino Days. They will take place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd and will include conferences, tastings and a visit to Gonzalez Byass. The announcement was made at Bodegas Obregon in El Puerto de Santa Maria, and the Atheneum vice president, Javier Thuiller, said he was pleased with the number of bodegas participating and that this would help promote the classic Fino from El Puerto
The Hotel Monasterio will host a homage to Manuel Gonzalez of bodegas Obregon as well as a round table to discuss Fino en rama in which such winemakers as Manuel Lozano, Jaime Gonzalez, Antonio Flores, Juan Carlos Gutierrez and Fernando Romero will take part. The event will conclude with a tasting of Obregon’s Fino La Draga led by Manuel and Álvaro Gonzalez. The following day there will be a visit to Gonzalez Byass with a tasting of Tio Pepe en rama led by Antonio Flores and a meal at the bodega to round off the events.
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A seminar on Organic viticulture and winemaking starts today at the Rancho de la Merced organised by the Agrarian Research and Education department (IFAPA) with the support of the Junta de Andalucia. The seminar will last till Thursday and will look at every aspect of organic production which include regulations, certification, production in the vineyard and the bodega and more. There will be a visit to an organic vineyard and a bodega as well as a tasting of the wine.