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.
The II International
Sherry Week celebrations were a huge success with more than 1,500 events taking place in 25
countries on 5 continents. The hashtag #Sherryweek reached some 20 million
people. There were 200 events in China alone and Britain and the USA tripled
the number of events. All sorts of events took place at bodegas, bars,
restaurants, universities, wine clubs and hotels. Most notably there were live online
tastings and food matching which proved that there is a Sherry for any food
anywhere. The Consejo Regulador and the many others involved with making this
wonderful event possible are to be wholeheartedly congratulated.
An event in Holland
Thirty two years after
the government expropriation of Rumasa the council of ministers has approved the
dissolution of the company. The state nationalised the holding company and sold
off its constituent companies to the private sector individually because the
sheer size of Rumasa made it impossible to sell as a unit. There were so many shareholder
claims against the companies that legal history was made, but they have now
been dealt with. Rumasa was founded in 1961 by José María Ruiz Mateos who died
last September, and the government wants to “close the chapter for good”. While
the state stands to receive €160 million from the dissolution of Rumasa, there
is still a multitude of claims against Nueva Rumasa, mainly from purchasers of bonds
which turned out to be worthless. The state does not own Nueva Rumasa, however.