Delgado Zuleta has appointed José Antonio Sánchez Pazo as their new technical director within a week of the departure of Salvador Real to Garvey. He is well known in the Sherry trade having graduated in chemical sciences at Cádiz University and started his career in 1988 in charge of the technical department at Wisdom & Warter. He went on to be production manager at Sandeman in 1993 and worked his way up to managing director. From January 2007 till February 2012 he was technical director at Herederos de Argüeso and at the same time represented Manzanilla at plenary meetings of the Consejo Regulador.
|Jose Antonio Sanchez Pazo (foto:diariodejerez)|
According to Delgado Zuleta he is a great connoisseur of Manzanilla and Sherry from both the organoleptic and production points of view. He will reinforce the firm’s structure and support its strategic plan begun just a few years ago during the presidency of José María Bustillo Aguirre. The firm also says that he has recently been involved in his own consultancy business Sherry-Gades, in which he has developed various successful projects launching new wine-based products and which is in line with DZ’s own diversification and new product development policy of recent years. José Antonio says that DZ has a long history (established in 1744)of producing consistently high quality products which is a great challenge for me but at the same time an opportunity to contribute my own experience. Also, it is an open and innovative bodega which will allow me to work on new ideas and styles in the world of drinks.
|The Osborne directors, Fernando Terry Osborne on R (foto:diariodejerez)|
In El Puerto Osborne has announced its new managing director will be Fernando Terry Osborne who will take over from Ignacio Osborne Cólogan when he takes over as president when Tomás Osborne Gamero Cívico retires in May after 20 years in the post. Over the last five years the firm has spent four million euros innovating in the area of wine tourism, which accounts for 12% of the tourists who visit Spain. Osborne themselves receive 80,000 visitors a year. In 2012 they set up a bodega for the 635 butts of the oldest wines, some of which date back to 1790. The brandy bodega El Tiro was reorganised and then they set up the Toro Gallery, a cultural area dedicated to the history of the firm’s iconic trademark, the bull. Next they converted the old Bodega Moro into Toro Tapa, and then opened a new shop. Lastly they established the Toro Club, modelled on a London Club but more vanguard, where they can attend to clients, the press and upmarket visitors.