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.
10.3.16 Díez Mérito to Move Production Plant; I Andaluz Cork Forum
The Espinosa family,
new owners of Díez Mérito, plan to move the production plant which contains the bottling equipment,
offices etc. from the Morabita road to the Viña El Diablo on the N IV road at
the Jerez turnoff. The name El Diablo was changed by Rumasa to Viña San Patricio.
A year ago Grupo Paternina sold the plant to the Tevasa cooperage (which
produces Sherry seasoned casks for the Macallan) and rented it back until they
could find a buyer for the bodegas. The rental agreement was extended to the
new owners of Díez Mérito but without a renewal clause. Tevasa intend to move
from their present outdated premises in Las Pachecas to those on the Morabita
road, which they intend to modernise due to increased demand for Sherry casks, within
Current production plant (foto:diariodejerez)
Today the González
Byass bodegas in Jerez are hosting the I Andaluz Cork Forum sponsored by the Jaime González
Gordon Foundation, which recently published an illustrated dictionary of cork, and
the Friends of the Alcornocales Park association. The intention is to promote
cork and at the same time protect the Alcornocales natural park where much cork
is grown. Cork has many industrial uses but most of it is still used for
sealing wine bottles, despite stiff competition from synthetic cork producers.
For this reason it is considered necessary, indeed urgent, to promote the cork
industry and its totally natural sustainable product which is recyclable,
renewable and non-polluting and which provides employment and contributes to