Tagged with Jerez

Let the harvest festival begin!

Let the harvest festival begin!

The wine grape harvest has gotten underway in some regions of Spain, and it stands poised to begin in others.   Apart from the obvious importance of this time of year to the incredible and varied wines made throughout this country, the harvest, or vendimia, is also really important for another reason: harvest festivals! Yes, it … Continue reading

Excellent Spanish Brandy

Excellent Spanish Brandy

We talk a lot about Spanish wine and Sherry on this site, but what about Spanish brandy? Recognized for its excellence around the world, Spanish brandy is both an enduring tradition and a huge business that is synonymous with quality and excellence. Great Spanish brandy can be made all over the country, just look at … Continue reading

Copa de Jerez 2015

Copa de Jerez 2015

The Andalusia town of Jerez de la Frontera is gearing up to host the sixth edition of the Copa de Jerez which will take place tomorrow in this picturesque town that is, among other things, famous around the world for being at the heart of Spanish Sherry country. This Copa de Jerez attracts hundreds of … Continue reading

Heading South to Sherryville

Heading South to Sherryville

With the cold and bleak days of January finally upon us, it’s not surprising that people’s thoughts often turn to traveling south this time of year, if only to enjoy a few days of sunshine. And when you combine this temptation with the idea of eating delicious tapas and imbibing nutty and warming glasses of … Continue reading

This Weekend is for Wine Tourism

This Weekend is for Wine Tourism

Just a reminder that this November 9th is the Día Europeo de Enoturismo, or European Day of Wine Tourism. Organized by the European Network of Wine Cities, this annual date on the agenda is packed full of events that will be taking place this weekend in wineries and wine regions throughout Spain (and simultaneously throughout … Continue reading

Vinoble, a look at noble wines

Vinoble, a look at noble wines

  Vinoble 2014 wrapped up yesterday, after a successful three-day run of this world-renowned event, which is dedicated to fortified and sweet wines. Held for the first time in five years, this tremendous exposition/conference is the only one of its kind in the world dedicated to these products, with special emphasis on the excellent fortified … Continue reading

Sherry Vinegar!

Sherry Vinegar!

Spain is known for a wide variety of wonderful wine vinegars, as well as other types of vinegars. However, during this week long celebration of World Sherry Day, it seems only fitting to talk about some of Spain’s wonderful sherry vinegars which have been produced and consumed on the Iberian Peninsula since Roman times. The … Continue reading

Happy Sherry Drinking!

Happy Sherry Drinking!

It’s World Sherry Day, or perhaps I should say World Sherry Week! From May 20th – 26th, bars, restaurants and wineries all over the world will be pulling out all the stops to celebrate this wonderful Spanish product with tasting events, workshops, food and wine pairings and other activities. In all, more than 190 events … Continue reading

Touring the South

Touring the South

This video features a visit made by the ICEX Young Chef’s Culinary Scholarship participants to Andalusia. The following text by Miles captures some of his impressions from that trip. Traditional pig slaughter and out-of-the-barrel sherry tastings; the South lived up to its rugged reputation. A five-hour drive south and the landscape started to become noticeably … Continue reading

Jerez Award for One of Our Pioneers

Jerez Award for One of Our Pioneers

We want to share with you one great news. Danish chef Anton Ulrik Christian Eff from the restaurant Kiin Kiin won the award ‘Best starter pairing’ in the recent Copa Jerez International Food & Wine Competition, held past week in the Jerez Hospitality School. Anton participated in the first Programme for Young Foreign Chefs in … Continue reading