Tagged with Sherry

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

The Spanish Pantry: Sherry Wineries

The Spanish Pantry: Sherry Wineries

Remember when we introduced you to the wonderful new series The Spanish Pantry on the Foods and Wines from Spain YouTube Channel? Well, if you thought that these gorgeous and evocative videos were only about different Spanish food products, think again! In addition to The Spanish Pantry Food series, there is also an excellent The … 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

ICEX Chef Nominated for Top Award!

ICEX Chef Nominated for Top Award!

This is just a shout out for one of our own. Former ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy chef Jeffrey Weiss, whose book Charcutería, The Soul of Spain, has been nominated for a 2015 James Beard Foundation Book Award. Weiss, who participated in the 2009 edition of the ICEX program, returned to Spain in 2013 … 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

ICEX Tour Sets Off!

ICEX Tour Sets Off!

The twelve international participants in this year’s edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy “hit the road” today, embarking on a two week trip around Spain to get an intimate look at some of its most significant culinary players, including producers, chefs and other Spanish food industry professionals, all while visiting striking monuments, … Continue reading

Sherry Route Seville!

Sherry Route Seville!

It’s not too late to head down to Seville to enjoy the last week of the “Indispensable Tapas and Sherry Wine” bar route organized by the Regulatory Council of the Designation of Origin Jerez-Xérès-Sherry and Manzanilla – Sanlúcar de Barrameda. This tapas route visits 62 bars out of which 20 will be chosen for a … Continue reading

Oil and Vinegar DO Mix!

Oil and Vinegar DO Mix!

There is a common expression that goes something like this: “you two are like oil and vinegar, you don’t mix”, and frankly, I’ve never been able to figure it out. I mean what could possibly go better together than oil and vinegar? On a salad, on a plate of vegetables, to bring out the flavors … 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

Finishing the Program

Finishing the Program

Miles hard at work preparing his dish for the competition. I am sad to be done with the (ICEX) program, but satisfied. The last two weeks leading up to the competition were a big learning experience for me. However it was a very busy time. On top of working at the restaurant, I was trying … 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