Friday, 21 March 2014

21.3.14 Gold for Jerez; Pasion; Madrid Sherry Festival

The results of the Bacchus International Wine Competition have been announced, and in a year when Spain has won a huge number of medals, Sherry is up there with Gold Medals (Bacchus de Oro) for Bodegas Tradicion Amontillado, Oloroso, Fino Viejo and Palo Cortado. Osborne Fino Quinta also won a Gold. In the top category, Gran Bacchus de Oro, Bodegas Tradicion PX was a winner.

Bacchus is the biggest international competition, and 80 international wine experts blind tasted 1,593 wines from 20 countries. The event was held in the Casino de Madrid, and was organised by the Union Española de Catadores.

A meeting entitled “Vinos de España, una Pasion” will take place in Jerez on the 10th of April in the recently restored cloisters of the old Santo Domingo Convent. Fifty Spanish bodegas, all of whom are family run, and produce high quality wines, will present 180 wines at a tasting from 25 different Denominaciones de Origen. Places are limited, so only 500 tickets are available.

Convent of Santo Domingo (Voz Digital)
This spectacular tasting was the brainchild of Juan Manuel Martin Hidalgo of the famous Bodegas Emilio Hidalgo in Jerez. Each firm will offer its best wines and important bodega representatives will be in attendance. Embutidos (sliced sausages, ham) and cheeses will be on offer as well. The idea is to join with other wine producers of top quality to celebrate Jerez being European City of Wine.

There is to be a huge Sherry festival in Madrid. The first fortnight of April will see 200 brands and 300 professionals promoting Jerez, the European City of Wine. The event is organised by the Consejo Regulador, and oenologists from Jerez will be meeting restaurateurs, chefs, sommeliers, distributors, educators and the media. There will be general tastings as well as tastings led by oenologists. Madrid will host gourmet experiences, tastings, seminars and special promotions in its main wine bars.

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