Independent wine merchants are being called upon to take part in the UK’s Great Sherry Festival in October.
The British Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has signed a replica of her ‘Butt of Sherry’ to mark the opening of a historical exhibition in Edinburgh.
Biodynamic wine, copas of Sherry, seashell cocktails and a Bourbon barrel-aged gin were just some of the topics up for discussion among the drinks trade this week.
The inaugural International Sherry Week, which took place on 2-8 June, has been hailed a success after attracting 100,000 participants via over 2,000 events.
Tio Pepe Sherry’s famous sombrero wearing, guitar-wielding mascot has returned to the Puerta de Sol in Madrid after a three-year battle with electronics giant Apple.
A rare collection of fortified wines held “in secret” by several generations of winemakers at Seppeltsfield’s Barossa Valley cellars has been released.
For the first time in recent history, González Byass has bottled six rare vintages of Palo Cortado and Oloroso dating back to 1967 for a multiple release.
Michael Dresser recommends a Romanian Pinot Noir “comparable to a good regional Bourgogne” while Irene Virbila picks an Italian white “scented with white peaches and lime”.
Sherry almost made its way onto the menu of 1970s astronauts, but was pulled following a slew of complaints and because of the “awful stench” it caused in space.
UK multiple retailer Marks & Spencer has reported a rise in Sherry sales this year, particularly for pale, dry styles.
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