Thursday, 6 September 2012
Sherry News 5.9.12
The Consejo has initiated the 5th edition of the International Food and Wine Pairing Competition “The Sherry Cup”. Teams from seven countries (the biggest Sherry markets) are competing to represent their country for the cup which will be awarded at the final next year in Jerez.
To compete, a team need only comprise the chef and sommelier of the same restaurant who must propose a menu of two dishes and a dessert to be accompanied by wines from Jerez. A panel of experts will choose 3 teams who will have to cook the dishes and explain their menus to the panel, which consists of famous names in the world of Spanish gastronomy, at the national final to be held in Madrid in November. The winning team will compete in Jerez at the international final in 2013.
The Sherry Cup is a food and wine pairing competition which is held every two years. It is a prestigious affair, with a high level of judges and of participants and their ideas.
After a gap of 27 years The Consejo and the Jerez Town Council have revived as an adjunct to the Fiesta de la Vendimia the “Wine Conference”. The idea began in the 1950s and consisted of a multi-disciplinarian vision of Sherry through the mouths of eminent people. This year’s theme will be “The Goodness of Sherry” and begins at the Consejo’s base at the bodega San Gines tonight at 20.30. The conference had lapsed since 1985 through a combination of lack of municipal interest and of suitable personalities.