Saturday, 27 May 2017

27.5.17 Sherry Looks to the Russian Market; Copa Jerez Forum Coming Soon

Consejo Regulador Director César Saldaña hosted a talk and tasting of the diverse styles of Sherry to dozens of Russian importers, sommeliers and professionals recently at a central Moscow hotel. He was on a mission to explore the tastes of the Russian market where Sherry is still a great unknown and to create an opening in the country’s gastronomic panorama. He outlined the wine’s principal characteristics, grape varieties, gastronomic possibilities and its use in cocktails, and there was even a cocktail demonstration. The event included the presentation of the Consejo’s informative booklet “Food in Good Company” which has been translated into Russian. The Consejo sees Russia as a good future market which is already growing year on year. “Sherry is very special and very diverse, and not being familiar it can be a bit surprising, but its appeal is that enormous diversity”, said Saldaña, “there is great interest among Russian sommeliers who can see its great gastronomic potential”.

Copa Jerez Forum Coming Soon

The VII edition of the international Sherry and gastronomy matching competition, the Copa Jerez, takes place over the 12th and 13th of June in Jerez. The seven finalists are all Michelin starred restaurants, so the standard is very high. The event has been expanded into the Copa Jerez Forum and now includes a range of show cooking, lectures and demonstrations by leading figures in the world of gastronomy and a Sherry salon where 20 bodegas will be showing some 200 wines. There will also be a gala dinner and live flamenco performances. This event is simply not to be missed, so if you are a professional and haven’t enrolled yet, do so quickly at:

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