Thursday, 13 September 2012
News from Jerez 13.9.12
One of the central streets of Jerez, the Alameda Vieja, came alive last night in celebration of the Harvest Festival with forty stalls serving local dishes in the second annual Muestra Gastronomica. The stalls will be open from 8.00 in the afternoon till 1 am until the 16th, and have already attracted crowds of people. The idea is to offer a tapa and a drink for only 2.50 euros, and many stalls are also selling local produce.
The Sanlucar bodega has finished its harvest satisfied that while the shortfall in yield was about 20%, the quality was excellent Quite a lot of red grapes were harvested as well as the white in order to produce Barbadillo’s new red wine, the Gibalbin with 8 months crianza. The sin crianza Gibalbin has been produced successfully since 2008, and the crianza wine has only been produced since last year. Is is made with Tempranillo, Merlot and Tintilla de Rota grapes.
The international food matching competition Copa Jerez .offering chefs, sommeliers and restaurateurs from all corners of the world the opportunity to show off their talent, has begun. After a first national round to decide who will represent their countries. The international final will be held in Madrid in November. All that is required is to present a menu which matches perfectly the wines of Jerez.