Lustau is the first winery to receive this trophy twice. It was awarded at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) dinner in London and is yet another accolade for the bodega which has already won Best Spanish Winery in 2011, Best Sherry Bodega in 2015 and their sadly missed oenologist, Manuel Lozano, won Best Fortified Winemaker an unprecedented eight times. The IWC announced that the prize for the World’s Best Fortified Wine will be re-named the Manuel Lozano Trophy. (Len Evans was a greatly loved wine expert in Australia).
The annual Great Sherry tasting will be held at OXO2 in London on 12 September. It is expected that 40 bodegas will be present pouring some 200 wines, making it the largest Sherry tasting in the world outside Jerez. Beltrán Domecq and Fiona Beckett will host three masterclasses. Beltrán will do “Sherry Uncovered”, the full range of styles from Manzanilla to PX, and “The sherry Landscape” covering the terroir behind certain Sherry labels, while Fiona will do a session on matching Sherry with food. The event is trade only and ticket applications can be made at: http://www.sherry.wine/media-trade/events/great-sherry-tasting