Tuesday, 13 May 2014

13.5.14 Osborne Results; Feria in Jerez; New Manzanilla Initiatives

Bodegas Osborne has announced its results for the financial year just ended with net sales of 232 million euros, a rise of 5%. The wines and spirits division represents 74% of sales, while those of the Cinco Jotas Iberico pork business represent 26%, a considerable increase. Exports account for 20% of sales. The company has also managed to reduce its debt. All this in the context of difficult times for trade.

The Feria in Jerez is under way, with over 1 million bulbs illuminating the fairground. There, 205 casetas are open, offering food drink and music. Horses are everywhere, either being ridden or pulling carriages. Sherry is everywhere and the atmosphere is fantastic. The weather has been very hot, but luckily not oppressive.

Jerez fairground last night (Foto Diario Jerez)
 Two new Manzanilla initiatives have been announced by Sanlucar’s mayor, Victor Mora. The plan is to give Manzanilla more promotion by setting up a generic website and a wine fair. Representatives of 9 bodegas met with the mayor and have agreed to a wine fair called the I Feria del Vino de Sanlucar to be held between the 24th and 27th September. The website will give full information on Manzanilla, as well as links to bodegas and related institutions, with the aim of broadcasting the wine culture of Sanlucar. This is  an extra to the existing Dia de la Manzanilla.

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