|The bottling plant at Complejo Bellavista|
Friday, 8 July 2016
8.7.16 Emperador Will Retain Most of Garvey Workforce; Mexico Mega-Tasting
The 60 Garvey employees are breathing a little easier now that the Emperador deal has been done and the bodegas will not close. The deal contemplates retaining over 40 of them, and according to Emperador the staffing level has still not been finalised but they will retain as many as possible. On Thursday the union representative at Complejo Bellavista received official notification of the Emperador deal from the administrators who will call a meeting with the workforce on Monday to give them the details of the deal.
Final judicial approval will take up to three months because of the August holidays. Meanwhile the bodegas are running normally and are in pretty good shape if not quite what they once were. The Emperador deal will guarantee more jobs than that of the Asian Alcohol Corporation but there are inevitably still worries among the staff that some will be laid off.
International Sherry Week will take place between the 7th and 13th of November and Raul Vega is planning a record-breaking tasting in México. The idea is to win a Guinness record by having the largest number of people tasting Sherry at the same time in the same place.There will be eight wines: Finos from Jerez and El Puerto, Fino en Rama, Manzanilla, Oloroso, Cream, Amontillado VORS and Palo Cortado VORS. Photos and videos will be sent to Guinness for approval.