|Josep Roca (foto:efe)|
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
16.2.16 Prize for Josep Roca; Jerez to Visit Japan
Josep Roca, sommelier at El Celer de Can Roca in Girona, is to receive the prize of the Andalusian Academy of Gastronomy and Tourism 2016 for his promotion of Sherry internationally. The restaurant has three Michelin Stars and is considered the best in the world with a list containing well over 3,000 wines. Josep is a passionate connoisseur of the wines of Jerez and taking them on the first international Can Roca tour of America, and in a recent interview with news agency EFE he described them as a “patrimony unique in the world” which he is delighted to promote. The prize will be awarded on the 14th March at Bodegas Osborne in El Puerto de Santa María.
Jerez academic José Luís Jiménez is to give a presentation on Sherry in Japan at the invitation of the University of Shinshu. The presentation will be accompanied by Sherry from Bodegas Williams & Humbert. The two nations have long diplomatic relations and Sherry has always been enjoyed in Japan, where there is growing interest in it along with Andaluz culture. This has been ably promoted, especially through Sherry Week, by Tomoko Kimura, a Japanese Sherry Educator living in Jerez.