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Celebrate Sherry Week 2017 with Tío Pepe

Celebrate Sherry Week with us join for live tastings with Antonio Flores, Master Blender at González Byass. Take part in the Online tastings on either: Tuesday 7th of November, 8:30pm English-Spanish, 10:00pm Spanish or on Wednesday 8th of November, 9 a.m.

You can follow the tasting live via Facebook Live on www.facebook.com/tiopepewine. And you can comment on Facebook or twitter with #sherryweektiopepe.

📥 Here Graphic Resources for your Tasting.

Tasting Note Competition

Tweet your tasting notes via #sherryweektiopepe. The best tasting note, selected by Antonio Flores, will win a full set of the Las Palmas Collection 2017.

 

 

Gonzalez Byass & International Sherry Week: Online Tastings and Tio Pepe Events

Gonzalez Byass celebrates International Sherry Week with the return of the popular online tastings with Master Blender Antonio Flores and Tio Pepe events being held around the world.

Gonzalez Byass joins the third edition of International Sherry Week, celebrated from 7th till 13th November, with a series of activities including online tastings which have proved to be a great success in past years and a Tio Pepe Events competition with Tio Pepe wines as the protagonist.

The online tastings with Master Blender Antonio Flores, IWC Fortified Winemaker of the Year 2016, will take place on 7th and 10th November from Villa Victorina in the históric Gonzalez Byass cellars in the heart of Jerez. The tasting on Monday 7th will be translated to German for our clients in Germany and Switzerland and the tasting on the 10th will be followed by clients in South American, USA and UK. The tastings called be followed via the webpage www.iswandtiopepe.com and comments and questions can be made via twitter @tiopepewine with hashtag #iswandtiopepe.

Throughout the entire week dedicated to sherry wines Tio Pepe Events with be held around the world, including sherry and flamenco events in The Netherlands, food matching tastings in Israel and tastings in China to name a few. Images of all events will be uploaded to Tio Pepe social media and the best event will win a trip to visit the home of Tio Pepe in Jerez. Prizes will also be offered via social media for the best images with the Tio Pepe photocall.

Gonzalez Byass will also take part in a number of events held by the Regulatory Board including Raul Vega’s attempt to hold the largest sherry tasting ever in Mexico. All events should be registered to http://sherryweek.wine

#AskAntonio: Special: “International Sherry Week & Tio Pepe” Tastings 2015

Danilo Zuluaga

Pregunta Rolando, el Gerente del Club, si la alegría, mística y belleza de Andalucía es el secreto del vino de Jerez.

Antonio Flores: Indiscutiblemente algo influirá, aunque lo verdaderamente importante es la situación geográfica de la DO Jerez, la tierra albariza, las varietales, los sistemas de crianza y una tradición enológica que ha hecho posible estos vinos únicos e irrepetibles.

 

Jose Jaime

Aquí tenemos una copa de destilados, y ustedes una más amplia, como de blanco. ¿Cuál es la correcta?

Antonio Flores: El vino de Jerez es un vino para disfrutar solo o en la mesa, por lo que aconsejamos servirlo en copas de calidad, lo suficientemente amplias donde podamos disfrutar de todas sus sensaciones organolépticas

 

Marcel Miwa

¿Cuál es el mejor origen para el Palo Cortado? ¿Fino, Manzanilla u Oloroso?

Antonio Flores: Indudablemente un mosto o vino joven clasificado para fino o manzanilla (crianza biológica) y encabezado a 17º o 18º (crianza oxidativa)

 

Marpico Vinos y Licores

¿Qué opciones de maridaje regional acompañarian bien con Leonor Palo Cortado? [Jorge Puerto]

Antonio Flores: Aunque no soy un gran conocedor de la cocina colombiana una buena carne a la llanera o una bandeja paisa de Antioquia iría perfectamente con Leonor.

 

Jose Jaime

¿Qué tipo de alcohol le añaden al Jerez?

Antonio Flores: Siempre alcohol de procedencia vínica.

 

Marpico Vinos y Licores

Nos pregunta un asistente cuál es el origen de la Venencia.

Antonio Flores: La venencia nace como una herramienta de bodega para extraer muestras, adaptada a nuestras botas (vasijas) permite extraer el vino, dañando lo menos posible el velo de flor y por otra parte al trasegarlo en la copa lo oxigena y permite que los aromas lleguen con mas intensidad a la nariz del catador.

 

B. Silveira DWS

“Apóstoles” sigue oficialmente Palo Cortado mismo con la adición de PX. ¿Es un tema de tradición?

Antonio Flores: Apóstoles es un blend de palo cortado 87% y pedro ximénez 13%, por lo tanto técnicamente es un medium por su concentración en azúcar. Aunque históricamente se le considera un palo cortado único y diferente.

 

Hugo Sabogal

Antonio, ¿qué ocasiones de consumo, especialmente en la mesa, recomiendas con los Palos Cortados?

Antonio Flores: Cualquier tipo de comida potente como caza, carnes rojas, patés y guisos, quesos, platos picantes y especiados donde el potencial glicérico de los palos cortados suavice, redondee y a la vez realce todos los matices gustativos del plato.

 

Danilo Zuluaga

Don Jaime Otoya, desde el Campestre de Cali, pregunta si existe el blending entre Jereces, como en otros tipos de vino.

Antonio Flores: Los vinos de cabeceo o blends forman una parte muy significativa de los vinos de Jerez. Es muy importante que el cabeceo entre dos tipos de vinos pase luego por las soleras de ensamblaje, donde los diferentes aromas y sensaciones gustativas de las varietales se ensamblen con la madera formando un conjunto homogéneo y equilibrado.

Tio Pepe triumphs with live streemed Tastings for International Sherry Week

International Sherry Week & Tio Pepe online tastings achieved more than 2.9 million tweets around the world and trending topic in Mexico during International Sherry Week 2015.

In celebration of International Sherry Week 2015, which took place 2nd – 8th November, González Byass held three online tastings in Villa Victorina, situated in the company’s historic cellars in the heart of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.

The tasting provided the perfect opportunity for sherry lovers, clients and press from around the world to enjoy live a tasting by González Byass’ Master Blender Antonio Flores, who was born and bred in the winery, and to ask him questions via social media.

The tastings, held last week, were translated into English and German and followed live via www.iswandtiopepe.com in The Netherlands, China, Israel, Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Brasil, Chile, Germany and Switzerland.

One of the tastings was such a success that it became trending topic in Mexico last Thursday as reported by #TT Trends in Ciudad de Mexico. However all three tastings, hosted by Antonio Flores achieved the highest number of tweets ever for González Byass with 2.995.259 tweets from all over the world, at hashtag #iswandtiopepe. As a result more than 418.601 people were reached via twitter and 194 accounts actively participated in the tastings.

Commenting on the live streamed tastings, Flores, said, “It is wonderful to see Sherry aficionados from around the world participating in our tastings. International Sherry Week has grown its following over the past few years and is now a truly international event.” He continued, “González Byass is at the forefront of the category when it comes to online activity and we are dedicated to spreading the Sherry Revolution across the globe to all sherry lovers.”