Friday, 2 January 2015

2.1.15 Death Announced of Zoilo Ruiz Mateos

Zoilo Ruíz Mateos Jiménez de Tejada who died on New Year’s Eve after a battle with Alzheimer was the brother of the founder of Rumasa, Jose María and the respectable face of the company. A great connoisseur of wine, he was the best oenologist Rumasa could have had, and it was he who secured the “100 year deal" with Harveys to supply them with Sherry. He was vice president of Rumasa, specialising in wine matters from his office at the Atalaya (a beautiful house in Jerez which was Rumasa’s local HQ), and was well liked.

Zoilo in the good days (foto diariojerez)

1 comment:

  1. R.I.P. William Fifield portrayed him wonderfully in The Sherry Royalty.