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Sherry Week is on now: 6-12 November!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

[caption id="attachment_18176" align="aligncenter" width="578"] This is the fourth annual Sherry Week, taking place in 26 countries.[/caption] Anyone who enjoys drinking Sherry, the versatile fortified wine from the town of Jerez de la Frontera (Moorish name: Xerez, pronounced Sheresh), will be delighted to hear that this week is Sherry Week! The annual worldwide ...

Finos Palmas and poetry in a Sevillano palace

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

  FINOS PALMAS 2016 – the finest sherry in a rarefied Sevillano setting   Pedro Rebuelta of the Gonzalez Byass family, Cayetano Martinez de Irujo, the Casa de Alba, Antonio Flores, Chief Winemaker at Gonzalez Byass   The launch of this year’s Coleccion Finos Palmas, four very special Sherries from the Tio Pepe bodega, chosen ...

Summer in Seville 2016

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

  The night concerts in the Alcazar start on on 14 July. As the mercury soars into the low 40s (low 100 F), nightlife and cultural activities move outside and upwards - onto terraces, often on rooftops, to catch any possible slight evening breeze; and into gardens, to be near shady green plants and the refreshing sound ...

Tio Pepe en Rama – the wild fino sherry

Friday, April 15th, 2016

As spring arrives in Seville, two weeks after Semana Santa (Holy Week), it's time for Feria. Ladies prepare their flamenca dresses, horses are groomed, carriages polished, and Seville's vino-gastro crowd waits expectantly for the big pre-Feria sherry event. Tio Pepe on the iconic hat style table Every year, for the past four ...

6th Copa Jerez: And the winner is…

Friday, June 12th, 2015

As I mentioned in a recent preview  blog post, last Tuesday 9 June saw the world's foremost sherry-pairing culinary contest: the Copa Jerez. Copa Jerez 2105 winners, Sommelier Ian Adams and Chef Michelle Matthews, of 16 Romolo in San Francisco, in front of the judging panel. Teams of chefs and sommeliers from restaurants ...

6th Copa Jerez – best sherry and food pairing in the world

Friday, June 5th, 2015

This 6th bi-annual cooking and pairing competition showcasing sherry wines is on Tuesday 9 June. Jose Lopez-Montenegro - sommelier of  Atrio restaurant in Caceres. Every two years, the world’s finest chefs and sommeliers come together in Jerez de la Frontera to compete in a unique international gastronomic competition, where dishes are paired with different ...

Andalucia’s celluloid gold: Sherry and the Mystery of the Palo Cortado

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

We read a lot about budget cuts to cultural events and activities as part of the government's austerity measures these days, so it's good to see that celluloid culture in Andalucia continues to hold its own, despite these challenging times. Cinema is already having a good year - three movies shot ...

International Sherry Week: tapas menu at Vineria San Telmo in Seville

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13977" align="aligncenter" width="411" caption="Our sherry and tapas menu at Vineria San Telmo for International Sherry Week, which has over 1100 events in 22 countries until 8 June."] [/caption] International Sherry Week is the brainchild of Chelsea Anthon, an Australian marketer who lives in Vejer de la Frontera. Organised by Chelsea ...

Finos Palmas: Tio Pepe’s finest sherries

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12675" align="aligncenter" width="467" caption="The Palmas logo - this one is Cuatro Palmas."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_12636" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Finos Palmas - from light Una Palma (left) to rich Cuatro Palmas (right). Tres Palmas was obviously popular."] [/caption] Last week Tio Pepe launched its limited-edition sherries - four specially-selected wines which are ...

Eat well-priced tapas and win prizes in Seville, World Capital of the Tapa

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12511" align="aligncenter" width="254" caption="Tortilla al whisky with a glass of fino - the perfect match."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_12492" align="aligncenter" width="128" caption="Look out for this badge in bars around Seville."] [/caption] If you're going to be in Seville over the next couple of months, you're in for a tapas treat. Until this Sunday ...