The year's largest Sherry tasting in the U.S. was held on Tuesday, October 9th, in New York City. Over 200 Sherry-lovers descended on the historic Pier A Harbor House for the first Great Sherry Tasting: New York. Bodegas from each city of the Sherry triangle were there pouring everything from the newest releases to the oldest and rarest wines, with representatives from each on-hand to discuss the beautiful wines. It will included the largest selection of Sherry wines found outside of Europe, with more than 100 Sherry wines on offer, many of which are unavailable in the U.S.
With two sessions, one for beverage trade during the day and one for consumers in the evening, there was an event for everyone. The full range of Sherry wines were enjoyed, alongside Sherry cocktails, tapas, and hand-carved Jamón Ibérico.
For those looking for a deeper-dive into these nobel wines, sold out seminars were held throughout the day. The first session, led by General Director of the Consejo Regulador, César Saldaña, was on aging Sherry and the historic solera system. With an overview on the process, and details including how the American oak barrels are treated and restored, attendees gained an extensive understanding of how Sherry is effected by aging over time depending on the different styles of Sherry being produced. Not to be outdone, the seminar held later in the afternoon, also led by Sr. Saldaña, detailed the wonderful and diverse history of Jerez and Sherry wines. As guests learned, across the thousands of years of wine production in Jerez, and with the influence of different cultures and time periods, Sherry has continued to evolve and adapt. Finally, as a special treat during the consumer portion, a session was led by the talented Liquid Productions, Inc. team on Sherry in cocktails. Seminar attendees learned the basics of cocktail-making, tasted why Sherry has become a much loved ingredient on cocktail menus today, and received tips and tricks to recreate the libations at home.
Our thanks to all who came out to celebrate these amazing wines, and to the incredible bodegas who made it a delicious day. It wouldn't have been the same without González Byass, Lustau, Bodega Gutierrez Colosia, Delgado Zuleta, Grupo Estévez, Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana, Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla, Bodegas Tradicion, Herederos de Argueso, Francisco Yuste, Bodegas Harveys, Bodegas Barbadillo, Bodegas Williams & Humbert, and Bodega Díez Merito. González Byass, Lustau, Gutiérrez Colosia, Delgado Zuleta, Grupo Estévez, Hidalgo-la Gitana, Rey Fernando de Castilla, Tradición Jerez, Herederos de Argueso, Francisco Yuste, Bodegas Harveys, Barbadillo, Williams & Humbert, and Díez Mérito.
12 October 2018