Wednesday, 28 September 2016
28.9.16 Celebration at Williams & Humbert; Salón Guía Peñín 2017
The Medina family, owners of W & H, recently held the first Asamblea de la Familia Medina at the bodega. The idea of the assembly is to safeguard cohesion and harmony throughout the three current generations of this large family. There is also a family council which discusses and makes decisions, and everyone signed a protocol which lists the positions members of the family occupy in the company in the hope of continuing the vision of the founders to whom homage was paid: the brothers Ángel, José and Jesús, who were present, and the late Nicolás.
The XVII Salón Guía Peñín de Los Mejores Vinos will take place on 27th October in Madrid at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos. The wines to be shown are those which scored 93 points or more in the tastings for the 2017 Peñín Guide, which will be launched at the event. Over 4,000 people from 17 countries are expected. The 2017 guide has broken its own record with over 11,500 wines tasted, including 174 which scored over 95. Only 3% of the wines tasted were fortified, but Sherry achieved the highest average score of all.