A blog and review on all things Sherry. It is about tasting, enjoyment and learning more about the World’s Finest Wine. "Sherry is a thoroughbred" as Javier Hidalgo rightly puts it. Included are the amazing local Brandies and the remarkably good table wines also produced in the province of Cádiz.
3.12.16 Domecq Brand Purchase Welcomed; Winners of I Premios Solera
Yesterday’s news that
Emperador and González Byass had bought the Domecq brand names has been welcomed in Jerez. Both
the Consejo Regulador and Fedejerez have expressed their delight that these
iconic brand names will return to Jerez from the hands of a French
multinational which under-valued them. This patrimony will once more form an
active part of the Sherry business. It remains to be seen what will happen,
however, as so many Domecq brands were sold off.
La Ina among others is now Lustau
The Consejo’s bodega
San Ginés was the scene for the I Premios Solera awards ceremony. Awards are given to those in the
province who have demonstrated outstanding promotion, knowledge and good work with
the wines of the province over the past year. The competition was the
brainchild of Pepe Monforte of the gourmet website Cosas de Comé with collaboration
from publishers Grupo Joly, the Consejo Regulador and the tourism department of
the Junta. There was a judging panel of 55 experts.
A toast for the winners of the I Premios Solera (foto:diariojerez)
The four winners were Fernando Córdoba of the
restaurant El Faro de el Puerto in El Puerto de Santa María for his outstanding
wine list; the restaurant Aponiente again in El Puerto, for the cooking skills
of its proprietor Ángel León and passion for wine of sommelier Juan Ruiz Henestrosa;
Armando Guerra for the best taberna, Er Guerrita in Sanlúcar, with its wine
shop and tasting room, and finally Magerit in Cádiz for best wine shop and wine