The Consejo Regulador has understood that the High Court ban on BIB has immediate effect and has therefore sent a copy of the ruling to those bodegas in Sanlúcar affected by it, advising them that no more precintas (DO labels) will be issued and asking for any unused ones to be returned. No more Manzanilla may be sold in BIB and that which has already been sold should be returned. The Association of Artisan Bodegas of Sanlúcar, those who sell BIB, say they will comment on the developments once they have analysed their full implications. Meanwhile the Consejo will be on the lookout for infractions.
Sherry lovers worldwide will be participating in all kinds of Sherry related events from tomorrow in celebration of International Sherry Week. There will be more than 1,000 events in over 26 countries making this III edition the biggest Sherry Week ever. This year there is an interactive website at http://www.sherry.wine/sherryweek where one can find out what is happening locally, and of course social media will have lots of information. Even if there is not an event nearby, you can always buy a bottle of Sherry and raise a glass to the sheer quality and versatility of this unique and marvellous wine which arouses such passion in its admirers.