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#SherryEd15 - Becoming a Sherry Educator

Last week Sherry Wines UK were in attendance at the Sherry Educator’s course held by the Consejo Regulador in Jerez.

The attendees came from far and wide. From Japan to the USA and from Scandinavia to the British isles with many others in between. The course attracts a wide range of Wine trade professionals; Sommeliers, Wine writers, restauranteurs and academics and places are highly sought after.

The three days provide a real insight into the viticulture and viniculture of the region, along with some unique opportunities to taste some exceptional wines, many direct from the barrel. Highlights included visiting the albariza soils of the vineyards of Macharnudo and tasting every stage of the Sherry wine from free run juice through to sobretabla wines before sampling from each Criadera of the Solera system.

It’s not all fun though, there is blind tasting and theory test at the end of the week, which certainly adds an element of tension to the proceedings! To see more of what went on, search using the hashtag #SherryEd15 on twitter and Instagram.

Dry Sherry Tasting
Dry Sherry Tasting Tasting the full range of Dry Sherries, learning to identify each individual type. 1 of 14
Albariza
Albariza The Albariza soil of the Vineyards of Macharnudo 2 of 14
Castillo de Macharnudo
Castillo de Macharnudo One of the beautiful classroom locations of the Sherry Triangle 3 of 14
Winemaking facilities at Grupo Estevez
Winemaking facilities at Grupo Estevez Visiting the grape pressing facilities at Grupo Estevez 4 of 14
First Criadera tasting
First Criadera Tasting Tasting from the barrel of the first Criadera of Valdespino Inocente Fino 5 of 14
Solera System
Solera System The Bodega that houses the solera systems for the Valdespino Inocente and Tio Diego sherries. 6 of 14
Bodegas Barbadillo
Bodegas Barbadillo Tasting Solear Manzanilla Pasada En Rama from the barrel at Bodegas Barbadillo 7 of 14
Manzanilla Pasada
Manzanilla Pasada En Rama sherry from Bodegas Barbadillo in Sanlucar 8 of 14
Manzanilla & Clams
Manzanilla & Clams Learning about food pairing and Sherry. 9 of 14
VOS & VORS Tasting
VOS & VORS Tasting Special tasting of very old and rare sherries 10 of 14
Bodegas Tradicion
Bodegas Tradicion The art collection of Bodegas Tradicion 11 of 14
Amontillado
Amontilado Tasting of Amontillado sherries from the barrel at Bodegas Tradicion 12 of 14
Sherry Educators
Sherry Educators Presentation of Certificates for #SherryEd15 13 of 14
Castillo de San Marcos
Castillo de San Marcos Dinner at the Castillo de San Marcos in El Puerto de Santa Maria 14 of 14

Every year there are two Certified Sherry Educators courses, one in Spanish in spring, and the other in English in Autumn.  The course offers advanced theoretical and practical sessions, culminating in an evaluation test of both tasting and theory knowledge.

The aim of the course is to promote the role of educators at a national and international level, giving them a high degree of specialised Sherry knowledge to ensure that they have the necessary qualifications to transmit their knowledge and skills around the world.

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23 October 2015
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