After an absence of three years, the iconic Tio Pepe illuminated sign will shine down on revellers in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol as they bring in the New Year to the sound of the bells tonight. This will be the sign’s eightieth birthday (well nearly), and Madrileños will likely also raise a glass to welcome it back. Let us hope that glass contains Sherry!
|The sign as it is now (foto:reporterosjerez)|
The ideal wine would of course be the special edition Tio Pepe Puerta del Sol to commemorate this occasion:
I would like to join Tio Pepe and wish you all a very happy New Year. Feliz y prospero año nuevo!