This outstanding event took place last Monday in London and was attended by over 300 members of the wine trade. Nearly 40 producers were represented by over 20 UK importers, so there was no shortage of interesting Sherry. Record numbers attended the three masterclasses: Biological and Traditional Ageing and En Rama Sherry both by Beltran Domecq, and Sherry, Chocolate and Cheese by Sarah Jane Evans who is chair of the Institute of Masters of Wine.
There was a tasting of Sherry cocktails which provided interesting twists on classic cocktails: Negroni, Bamboo, Bloody Mary and G&T showing just how well Sherry acts as a mixer. The same day saw the launch of The Great Sherry Festival which runs till the 27th and which entails all sorts of Sherry-based events promoted by over 40 UK wine merchants. Then from the 2nd till the 8th November there will be International Sherry Week, a worldwide celebration of Sherry. ¡ Salud !