Thursday, 31 December 2015

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Happy New Year!

Wishing everybody a wonderful, fulfilling and happy New Year.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this humble blog. I hope the increasing number of page views means you are enjoying it, but more importantly that the word about Sherry is spreading. It is customary to make wise New Year resolutions, so here are my recommendations, ones you will find easy not to break:

Drink good Sherry not “thin potations” (as Falstaff would put it)
Recommend Sherry spread the good word to your friends and family
Visit the Marco de Jerez more often there’s so much to see and do, and bodegas too!
Buy “El Misterio del Palo Cortado” now available on DVD (with English subtitles)

In Spain the custom is to eat 12 “uvas de la suerte” (lucky grapes), one to each peal of the midnight bells, and I thought this cartoon by Peri from the Diario de Jerez was quite apt:

"Look what a lovely bunch of grapes I've bought for New Year's eve."
"Lovely. But you know I prefer the ones already bottled by the bodega."

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