Tuesday, 10 April 2018

10.4.18 Vinoble Latest and Dates for International Sherry Week

Vinoble is back with a bang this year (3-5 June), the crisis is over and strenuous efforts have been made by the city council and Consejo Regulador to make this tenth edition the best yet. It is the perfect event to show off the wines of Jerez and also the gastronomy and culture of the city. There will be a free daily tasting with capacity for 100 people as well as a special Tokaj tasting for 30 people. There will also be tastings of Fondillón Sweet Bordeaux and Port among others, not to mention Sherry and some of the leading bodegas will do their own. Two sessions will be devoted to the pagos and the Consejo will do a tasting of vintage wines made from the treading of the grapes at the Fiesta de la Vendimia and looked after at its bodega San Ginés. There will also be the opportunity to try wines from the Poets Laureate butts and one laid down in honour of the visit of Prince (now King) Felipe. Vinoble is special because it is the only exhibition to specifically promote fortified and sweet wines which, as Consejo Director César Saldaña put it, “tend to disappear behind a tide of red and white wines at most shows”.

Meanwhile the dates have been announced for International Sherry Week 2018. This, the largest celebration of Sherry in the world, will take place on 8 – 14 October. The dates have been put forward so they fall while it is still summer time and it doesn’t conflict with European Wine Tourism Day. Registration for events is open now so it is time to plan yours! The chance of winning Sherry to the value of 1,000 euros for the most innovative and original event is a great incentive.

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