At this Friday’s extraordinary meeting of the Consejo it will be proposed that the elections take place on the 29th April, the day before the start of the Feria. Another meeting will be called in mid-May for the new representatives to take their seats and they will elect the president and inform the Junta. As things stand there are no other candidates, so unless he were to resign, Beltrán Domecq is likely to be re-elected for 4 years.
What with recent tensions over BIB he has demonstrated his flair for diplomacy and dialogue as well as his passion for Sherry, making him one of its principal ambassadors both in Spain and abroad. The equivalent meeting for Brandy de Jerez will take place in parallel with the Sherry meeting and it looks likely that current president Evaristo Babé will be re-elected. He is also president of Fedejerez, the association of bodegas, whose representatives can now only speak for their principal activity even if their bodega owns vineyards, thanks to new rules from the Junta.