Saturday, 12 March 2016

12.3.16 26 New Sherry Educators; González Byass Buys Rias Baixas Bodega

The XIV Sherry Educators course concluded successfully yesterday bringing to over 500 the number of restaurant professionals, sommeliers, wine educators and journalists to have completed the course. The latest group were from Spain and countries as far away as Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. The knowledge gained from this course will allow them to become ambassadors for Sherry in their respective international markets.

Sherry Educators at Barbadillo's La Arboledilla bodega

This highly respected and much enjoyed course takes place twice annually, once in Spanish and once in English, and looks in depth at all aspects of Sherry production from the vineyard to the bodega with tastings along the way. If you are interested, details can be found at

González Byass has bought the bodega Pazo de Lusco in the Galician DO Rias Baixas. The firm is now present in no fewer than nine DOs in Spain. Pazo de Lusco consists of five hectares of vineyard planted to Albariño, a XVI century manor house with stables and a chapel.

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