Tuesday, 22 August 2017

22.8.17 Latest on Harvest; Tio Pepe Sherrymaster

Due to a persistent Levante wind and the high temperatures it brings the harvest is being brought in as quickly as possible. These temperatures cause evaporation from the grapes reducing their weight and therefore value as they are paid for by weight. It looks now as if the 75 million kilo harvest predicted might be more like 65 million, but that is still 8 million more than the difficult 2016. Nearly all the lagares are now working with a few exceptions in coastal areas, but they should be working shortly. According to the Consejo, up to and including Sunday, 21 million kilos had been picked, or just under one third of the total, with an average sugar reading of 11.55° Beaumé.

The V edition of the Tio Pepe Sherrymaster takes place on the 6th and 7th September led by oenologist Antonio Flores. There will include visits to the vineyards, the bodegas and the firm’s archive as well as various tastings, one in the mosque of the Alcázar. Sherry will be matched to gastronomy at the hands of Andoni Luis Aduriz and Guillermo Cruz of the two Michelin star restaurant Mugaritz. This is a great way to learn more about Sherry and one can book here: https://sherrymaster.com/inscripcion/

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