Sherry has again achieved the highest average score over other Spanish wines in the Guía Peñín for 2017. That score was an outstanding 91.75 and shows – if proof were needed – just how good Sherry is. Wines with a score of 85 or over are classed as very good and those over 95 are classed as exceptional.
A record 11,500 wines were tasted from 64 DOs for the forthcoming edition of Spain’s leading wine guide and only 174 were classed as exceptional. An improved “value for money” category has been included represented by stars, 5 being the best. The new edition of the guide will be presented at the XVII Mejores Vinos de España event at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid on the 27th October where those bodegas scoring over 93 will be present.
Japanese Sherry Educator Tomoko Kimura, who is based in Jerez, is leading a visit to the area by a group of Japanese wine experts. This intense visit includes a tasting of Estévez wines at the tabanco Las Cuadras, flamenco at tabanco El Pasaje, lunch at Bodegas Fernando de Castilla, a visit to González Byass and their vineyard Viña la Canariera and a visit to Bodegas Faustino González with training in the art of the venencia. The group’s next ports of call are Sanlúcar for a visit to Bodegas La Cigarrera and El Puerto to taste the wines of Bodegas Gutiérrez Colosía.