Owner of the top quality Jerez bodega El Maestro Sierra, Pilar Plá, has been named an honorary member of the Atheneum of wine of El Puerto de Santa María. This honour is in recognition of the achievements of one of the few women running a bodega in the province.
|Pilar Pla (centre) with Beltran Domecq (right) (foto:cosasdecome)|
Luís Pérez, owner of the bodega of that name has been awarded the honour “Gaditano del Año” (person from Cádiz of the year) by the Atheneum of Cádiz for his achievements in producing quality red wines. His son Guillermo “Willy” Pérez is experimenting with unfortified Fino.
|Luis Perez receiving his award (foto:bodega)|
Cortijo de Jara, another table wine producer in Jerez, has won the silver medal in the Tempranillos al Mundo Competition with their Cortijo de Jara 12 months. Considering Rioja and Ribera del Duero have vastly more tempranillo grapes than Jerez, this is a real achievement. In fact it was the only bodega from Andalucía in the competition.
|Wine ageing in the beautiful old cortijo (foto:bodega)|
A major Osborne shareholder seems to have disappeared. Guo Guanchang, multi-millionaire boss of China’s biggest corporation Fosun, and owner of 20% of Osborne, was alleged to have last been seen being escorted by police at Shanghai airport. It is possible he is involved in a corruption investigation.
|Ignacio Osborne and Guo Guanchang (foto:ABC)|