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.
21.11.14 Tsunami in Cádiz? New Book about José Estévez
There is a real risk of a tsunami which could
affect the Bay of Cádiz according to the director of the National Seismic Network of the
National Institute of Geography of Spain. The most exposed areas are the Bay of
Cádiz, Huelva and the Mediterranean coast as well as the Balearic Islands.
has already worked on tests and simulations of undersea quakes of the past, and
the National Tsunami Alert Network is awaiting the appointment of a Civil
Protection directorate to be fully put into action. All sorts of instruments are
sending in data in real time which will be analysed to help predict when and
where a tsunami might strike and what height the wave will be.
The Bay of Cadiz (foto la voz digital)
probably be less than 5 minutes’ warning, and it is more likely to occur in the
Mediterranean, but it would do more damage if it occurred in the Atlantic. The
worst natural catastrophe in Spain was a tsunami caused by the earthquake of
1755 which killed 1,200 people in the Bay of Cádiz. Paleoseismic research
suggests that there could already have been five throughout history. In the
Mediterranean five lower intensity tsunamis have been recorded between 1790 and
2003 provoked by quakes off the Moroccan coast.
The publication of a new book about José Estévez written by his daughter, oenologist
Maribel Estévez was celebrated yesterday in the bodegas he founded. It is a hommage
to her father, “It is not a biography, it is not a novel but my father would
merit many more books. Here I am talking about what I know and what I
experienced of a man who did so much for the Sherry business with his
perseverance, ingenuity and innovation. It was more difficult writing a book
than making wine!”
Maribel Estevez (centre) with her co writer (L) and publisher (R) - diario Jerez
displays a lot of professional knowledge, and clearly explains terminology,
vineyard work and anecdotes. It describes the family art collection, the coach
museum, label collection etc. There is even a chapter in which celebrity chefs
give recipes to match to Estevez wines. The book is titled “José Estévez y el
Vino de Jerez” and is published (in Spanish) by Canto y Cuento.