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.
11.12.15 Luis Caballero Restructures; Mosto Competition Results
The Caballero group which
includes Emilio Lustau has decided to reorganise to increase competitivity and profitability. Caballero
consists of 40 companies, and to simplify things there will be three holding companies
all owned by the family: Luis Caballero SA which will be the industrial firm;
Caballero El Puerto SLU which will be the spirits firm and Emilio Lustau will
be the wine firm. At a press conference the managing director, Luis Luengo
assured the workforce that their jobs were safe and that he hoped there would
be more work, not less.
The 185th anniversary of Ponche Caballero (foto:diariodejerez)
The results of the II Mosto
Competition organised by the Consejo have been announced. The competition took place to the sound of zambombas at the Atalaya. There were 32 samples in two categories,
all tasted blind by the Consejo tasting panel:
Mosto from DO bodegas: 1st González Byass; 2nd
Barbadillo; 3rd Hidalgo La Gitana
Mosto from DO growers: 1st and 2nd
Emmanuel Pemán Domecq; 3rd Juan Núñez Moreno
Beltrán Domecq said that with the competition
it was hoped to give value back to the origin of the wine: the vineyard, and
demonstrate the excellence of the young wines. This competition has become a
fixture in the activities of Jerez thanks to keen participation of the
producers and the public which also took part in the tastings.