Tuesday, 31 March 2015

31.3.15 Tradición Wins Gran Bacchus de Oro; Anniversary Manzanilla Tasting in Sevilla

The Unión Española de Catadores (Spanish Tasters’ Union) has announced the Premios Bacchus for 2015, and needless to say, a Sherry has won a Gran Bacchus de Oro, the top award for wines scoring over 93 points. 80 tasters including Masters of Wine, winemakers and Master Sommeliers tasted blind 1652 wines from 18 countries at the Casino de Madrid in March in this XIII edition of the competition, so it is quite thorough!

Luxurious tasting room: the Madrid Casino (foto UEC)

In continuation of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Manzanilla de Sanlúcar joining the Sherry DO, there will be a bigger than ever tasting at the Hotel Alfonso XIII in Sevilla. It will take place on the 13th April in the run up to the Feria de Abril, at which massive amounts of Manzanilla are consumed. Experts, winemakers and professionals will be able to share the new spring sacas. 

Typical Feria fare (foto sevilla.ABC.es)

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