Tuesday, 25 October 2016

25.10.16 González Byass Best Spanish Bodega in the World; Strike Latest

González Byass has been selected as the best Spanish bodega and 5th best in the world by the World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists (WAWWJ) in their world rankings of wines and spirits. This is the 4th time the firm has been the best Spanish bodega, and on top of that, their Noé PX VORS was selected as the 3rd best wine in the world, and best in Spain. Established in 1996, the WAWWJ rankings are based on a system where points are awarded for all the awards a bodega or wine has achieved at national and international competitions throughout the year (February to January). González Byass received no fewer than 167 awards in that period.

After a week of strike action the unions and Fedejerez are to meet again on Thursday at the offices of the resolution of industrial conflict service. Fedejerez has called on the unions to halt the strike to allow negotiations  to take place in a better atmosphere, but the unions say that they are not asking for anything new, simply that the rights they had before in the last Convenio de la Vid are respected. Pickets will be at Williams & Humbert, Fundador and González Byass today and the unions say the strike has massive support, however according to Fedejerez more than half the staff are working normally. There have been no further incidents.

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