The Forum

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

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.


Copa Jerez 2021

Copa Jerez Forum will host a prestigious panel of speakers, including:

Quim Vila

Owner of Vila Viniteca

Juan Manuel Bellver

Director of Lavinia

Ramón Coalla

Coalla Gourmet

César Saldaña

President of the Regulatory Council for the Designations of Origin “Jerez-Xérès-Sherry”, “Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda” and “Vinagre de Jerez”

Ramiro Ibáñez

Winemaker, owner of Bodegas Cota 45

Luis Gutiérrez

Wine critic - The wine advocate & Michelin Guide

Carlos González

Wine critic - Guía Peñín

Ferrán Centelles

Wine critic - Jancis Robinson

Chelsea Anthon

Chelsea & Co. Agency

Jorge Thuillier

Sommelier of Kabuki Wellington

Ricardo Sanz

Chef of Kabuki Wellington

David Robledo

Sommelier/Owner of Ambivium

Robert Tetas

Co-owner / Sommelier of Sobretablas

Manuela Romeralo

Sommelier of Llisa Negra (Quique Dacosta)

José Pizarro

Chef, owner of Grupo Pizarro Restaurants

Jordi Paronella

Sommelier of ThinkFoodGroup

Carlos Echapresto

Sommelier of Venta Moncalvillo *

Eduard Xatruch

Chef of Disfrutar**

Rubén Pol

Sommelier of Disfrutar**

Alberto Fernández Bombín

Paola Medina

Oenologist at Bodegas Williams & Humbert

Willy Pérez

Oenologist at Bodegas Luis Pérez

Armando Guerra

Director of High Oenology at Bodegas Barbadillo

Programme 2021

Copa Jerez Forum & Competition offers participants a complete programme of activities and content focusing on the latest trends in gourmet cooking and Sherry Wine oenology, including new findings and experimentation. More details about the programme soon to be announced!

Tuesday, 9 November: International Final and Showroom

09:00 – 09:30 - Doors open and registrtion

09:30 – 10:00 - Keynote presentación of IX Copa Jerez

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


14.00 -  End of the morning session 

          10.00 – 15.00 - Bodegas Showroom


17:00 – 17:45 - "Atlas of flavours of Copa Jerez"


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


          16.30 – 19.00 - Bodegas Showroom

Tuesday, 10 November : Forum

09:00 – 09:30 - Doors open​

09:30 – 10:00 - "Sapiens methodology applied to jerez: The sommelier as necessary link I"

​             Lecture - Ferrán Centelles

10:05 – 10:35 - “The art of selling jerez”

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

10:40 – 11:10 - "Sherry Evolution: New times, new norms I ” 

            Lecture with wine testing - César Saldaña, Ramiro Ibáñez, Belén Puertas and Primitivo Collantes

11:15 – 11:45 - “Wine guides. More than ratings”

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

11:50 – 12:20  - "Kabuki, travelling around the world with stopover in Tokio"

             Lecture with tasting - Ricardo Sanz and Jorge Thuillier

12:25 – 12:55  - "The sommelier as necessary link II"

             Round table - Manuela Romeralo, María José Huertas and David Robledo

13:00 – 13:30  - "From Typical Spanish to Spain Brand"

             Round table - José Pizarro and Jordi Paronella

13:35 – 14:00  - "Mother's kitchen & wines of Jerez"

             Lecture with tasting - Carlos Echapresto y Alberto Fernández Bombín

14:00 -  End of the morning session 


16:30 – 17:00 - "Disfrutar**, disassembling the wine of Jerez" 

            Lecture with wine tasting - Eduard Xatruch 

17:05 – 17:35 - "How to make wine relevant in the digital era"

             Lecture - Chelsea Anthon, Madeleine Pucket 

17:40 – 18:10 - "Sherry Evolution: New times, new norms II"           

              Lecture with wine tasting - César Saldaña, Paola Medina, Willy Pérez and Armando Guerra

18:15 – 18:45 - "A Look at Jerez from the Mediterranean"

              Tasting - show

19:00 -  End of the evening session 


21:00 – 23:00 - Awards ceremony of Copa Jerez

              Pairing dinner and flamenco show

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