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9-10 th November 2021 - Villamarta Theather, Jerez De La Frontera

The Forum

More than 250 professionals will participate in the Forum dedicated to analysis, experience and debate. An appointment with some of the greatest names in oenology and gastronomy. The perfect opportunity for sommeliers and wine lovers to travel to the Marco de Jerez, broaden their knowledge at the hands of renowned professionals and discover the human face of those who daily breed Jerez Wines.

The Copa Jerez Forum is a unique event in the world due to its highly participatory and experiential nature, where each learning involves the five senses.

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Speakers

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Quim Vila

Owner Vila Viniteca

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Juan Manuel Bellver

Director Lavinia

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Ramón Coalla

Owner Coalla Gourmet

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César Saldaña

President of the Regulatory Council for the Designations of Origin D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry y Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda

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Quique Dacosta

Chef and owner: Quique Dacosta Restaurant ***, El Poblet*, Vuelve Carolina (1 Sol Repsol), Mercat Bar en Valencia.

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Paola Medina

Oenologist Bodegas Williams & Humbert

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Luis Gutiérrez

Crítico vinos - The wine advocate & Michelin Guide

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Carlos González

Wine critic - Guía Peñín

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Ferrán Centelles

Crítico vinos - Jancis Robinson.  #elBullifoundation #sapiensdelvino

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Chelsea Anthon

CEO Chelsea & Co Agency 

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Jorge Thuillier

Sommelier Kabuki Wellington*

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Ricardo Sanz

Chef Ricardo Sanz Wellington*

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Madeline Puckette

Chef Ricardo Sanz Wellington*

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Georgia Panagopoulou

Digital Wine Marketer

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Alberto Fernández Bombín

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David Robledo

Owner / Sommelier Ambivium

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Robert Tetas

Co-owner / Sommelier Sobretablas

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Manuela Romeralo

Sommelier Llisa Negra (Quique Dacosta)

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José Pizarro

Chef, owner Grupo Pizarro

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Jordi Paronella

Sommelier ThinkFoodGroup

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Carlos Echapresto

Sommelier Venta Moncalvillo*

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Eduard Xatruch

Chef Disfrutar**

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Rodrigo Briseño

Chef Disfrutar**

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Evgeniya Shibaeva

Sommelier Disfrutar**

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Ramiro Ibáñez

Enólogo, propietario de Bodega Cota 45

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Willy Pérez

Oenologist Bodegas Luis Pérez

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Armando Guerra

Director of High Oenology Bodegas Barbadillo

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Antonio Flores

Oenologist Bodegas González Byass

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Victoria Frutos

Oenologist Bodegas Real Tesoro & Valdespino 

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Eduardo Ojeda

Oenologist - Equipo Navazos 

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María Belén Puertas

PhD in Chemistry and Oenologist, principal researcher at IFAPA- Rancho de la Merced (Jerez de la Frontera)

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José María Quirós

Oenologist Bodegas Tradición

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María Naranjo

Director of the Food Industry - ICEX

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Ana Cabestrero

Oenologist Bodegas Maestro Sierra

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José Ferrer

Ambassador of sherry wines in gastronomy

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Rocío Ruiz

Director and owner Bodegas Urium

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Sergio Martinez

Oenologist Bodegas Lustau  

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Juan Manuel Hidalgo

Commercial Director, "Bodeguero" and owner of BodegasEmilio Hidalgo

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Juan Ruiz Henestrosa

Sommelier and owner of Little John, burguer and things

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Carlos Ferreiro

Oenologist Bodegas Altanza

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Peter Sisseck

Owner and oenologist of Dominio de Pingus and Bodegas San Francisco Javier

Programa 2021

Tuesday, 9 November: International Final and Showroom

09:00 – 09:30 - Access and accreditation

09:30 – 10:00 - IX Edition Copa Jerez Opening Presentation

10:00 – 15:00 - International Final of the IX Copa Jerez 

12:30 – 13:30 - "The wines of the Final" 

Round-table talk

15.00 - End of morning session 

          10.00 – 15.00 - Bodegas Showroom

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17:00 – 17:45 - "An atlas of flavours at Copa Jerez"

Workshop 

18:00 – 18:45 - "The sommelier's challenge at Copa Jerez"

Round table - Sommeliers finalists from Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, United States, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Russia. 

          16.30 – 19.00 - Bodegas Showroom


Wednesday, 10 November : Forum

09:00 – 09:30 - Acces to theatre​

09:30 – 10:00 - "The Sapiens Methodology applied to sherry: The sommelier as an essencial link, Part I"

​             Presented by Ferrán Centelles

10:05 – 10:35 - "From Typical Spanish to Marca España"

Round-table discussion with Quique Dacosta, María Naranjo, José Pizarro and Nicolás López

10:40 – 11:10 - “Wine guides. Going beyond rankings”

Round-table discussion and tasting with Luís Gutiérrez, Carlos González and Ferrán Centelles

11:15 – 11:45 -“The art of selling sherry wines”

​             Round-table discussion with Quim Vila, Juan Manuel Bellver and Ramón Coalla

11:50 – 12:20 - "Sherry Evolution: New norms for a new era, Part I ” 

Presentation and tasting with César Saldaña, Ramiro Ibáñez, Belén Puertas and Primitivo Collantes

12:25 – 12:55 - "Jerez seen from a Mediterranean vantage point"

          Show-tasting with Quique Dacosta, José Carlos Navarrete and Josep Roca

13:00 – 13:30  - "The sommelier as an essential link, Part II"

 Round-table discussion with Manuela Romeralo, Juan Ruiz Henestrosa, Robert Tetas and David Robledo

13:35 – 14:00 -  "Ricardo Sanz Wellington*: From Tokyo to Jerez with a Stopover in Madrid"

Presentation and food & wine tasting with Ricardo Sanz and Jorge Thuillier

14:00 -  End of morning session 

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16:30 – 17:00 - "How to make wine relevant in the digital era"

 Round-table discussion with Chelsea Anthon, Madeline Puckette y Georgia Panagopoulou (@Winegini)

17:05 – 17:35 - "Sherry Evolution: New norms for a new era, Part II"           

Presentation and tasting with César Saldaña, Paola Medina, Willy Pérez and Armando Guerra

17:40 – 18:10  - "Homestyle cooking & sherry wines"

Presentation and food & wine tasting with Carlos Echapresto and Alberto Fernández Bombín

18:15 – 19:00 - "Creativity techniques applied to sherry wines: "Disfrutar**"

Presentation and tasting with Eduard Xatruch, Rodrigo Briseño and Evgeniya Shibaeva

19:00 -  End of the evening session 

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21:00 – 23:00 - Copa Jerez awards ceremony

Paired dinner and flamenco show