|Camaron (L) with Tomatito (foto abc.es)|
Thursday, 12 May 2016
12.5.16 Top Ten Myths about Sherry; Camarón’s House Open to the Public
The influential UK trade magazine Drinks Business has published an excellent article on Sherry. It is keen on “Top Tens”, but this one is really interesting and all Sherry fans should show it to friends and relations who are doubtful about our favourite wine. Here is a link: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/05/top-10-myths-about-sherry/
The house where the famous Flamenco Singer Camarón de la Isla was born has now opened as a museum. Born in 1950 he grew up in this family home at Calle Carmen, 29 in San Fernando, Cádiz, dreaming of being a bullfighter, but it was his voice which brought him fame. His recordings with guitarist Paco de Lucía are legendary, but he died in 1992 aged only 41, and there followed one of the biggest funerals in Spanish history. A pilot opening of his house during Semana Santa saw well over 1,300 visitors. Listen to him with a glass of Sherry and you will find yourself in Andalucia.