A blog and review on all things Sherry. It is about tasting, enjoyment and learning more about the World’s Finest Wine. "Sherry is a thoroughbred" as Javier Hidalgo rightly puts it. Included are the amazing local Brandies and the remarkably good table wines also produced in the province of Cádiz.
29.5.14 London Sherry Dinner; Vinoble Results; Yet Another Medal for Lustau Oenologist
A gastronomic presentation with Sherry is to
take place in London.
The provincial government of Cadiz and Turismo Andaluz are behind the event
which is timed to coincide with London Wine Week, and Jerez European City of
The idea is
to promote Sherry and its suitability as a wine to accompany food. On Wednesday
5th June, chef Mauro Barreiro will present a dinner marrying Sherry
with Atun de Almadraba (net-caught Atlantic Bluefin tuna, among other delights,
at the prestigious Hispania restaurant at Lombard St. in the City of London.
be a tasting led by Beltran Domecq beforehand, and there can be no doubt that
the event will be well attended by press, somelliers, restaurateurs, wine trade
etc. Details can be found on this website: www.sherryinstitute.co.uk
Vinoble 2014 has been judged a great success by the organisers. A staggering
150,000 glasses were used during the 3 day event. The city of Jerez also
benefitted, as hotels were approaching capacity and restaurants did well. It
was great to see a buzz going through town. 98% of the 200 exhibitors will be
back, and the other 2% will probably be back. 8,000 professionals came through
the gates of the Alcazar. After the disappointment of the event’s cancellation
in 2012, such is now the enthusiasm that the organisers are beginning to think
of holding some event in the odd years as well as the even. They will also
start work on Vinoble 2016 a bit sooner.
One of the tasting spaces at Vinoble
Lustau oenologist, Manuel Lozano, has received
yet another honour.
He was awarded the Gold Medal for Oenological Merit by the Spanish Federation
of Oenologists’ Associations at their recent congress held in Jerez. He’ll be
needing a longer mantelpiece!