Arte y Vinos de Jerez: María Higuero y Maribel Estévez con los Sherry Explorers /Art and Sherry Wines: María Higuero and Maribel Estévez meet with the Sherry Explorers


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…y llegó el día de la reunión de los Sherry Explorers de el mes de junio.  Teníamos un programa completo así es que (casi) a la hora prevista pasamos al primer evento.

…and the day arrived for the June Sherry Explorers´meeting.  We had a full schedule so at the designated hour (well, almost) we began with the first item on the agenda.

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Gloria Fernández, Directora de Eventos y Sherry Explorer Honoraria, dio a todos la bienvenida indicando que era un honor que la tercera exposición de Divino Jerez de la fotógrafa, María Higuero, fuese en el Hotel Pinomar.  Como os hemos comentado en otros posts, la primera fue en Jerez y la segunda hace solo tres meses en Nueva York de la mano de Discover Sherry.  Maribel Estévez, nuestra invitada a la reunión de esa tarde, nos hizo el honor de cortar la cinta y luego todos los asistentes brindamos con una copa de Fino Pando de las Bodegas Williams & Humbert.

Gloria Fernández, Events Director and Honorary Sherry Explorer, welcomed us all and indicated that it was an honor that the third exhibition of the Divino Jerez photography project, by photographer María Higuero, was to be held at the Hotel Pinomar.  As we have mentioned in previous posts, the first was in Jerez and the second was held in New York, three months ago, and sponsored by Discover Sherry.  Maribel Estévez, our guest speaker at the meeting that evening, honored us by cutting the inaugural ribbon.  Afterwards, all in attendance joined  in a toast with a glass of Fino Pando sherry provided by the Williams & Humbert Bodegas.

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Puedes ver más información sobre la excelente exposición en  http://https://discoversherry.com/2016/05/08/la-exposicion-divino-jerez-nos-acompana-a-nueva-yorkthe-photo-exhibition-divino-jerez-will-join-us-in-new-york/

You can find more information relating to this beautiful photo exhibit at:  http://https://discoversherry.com/2016/05/08/la-exposicion-divino-jerez-nos-acompana-a-nueva-yorkthe-photo-exhibition-divino-jerez-will-join-us-in-new-york/

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El siguiente punto en nuestra agenda fue el juramento de los nuevos Sherry Explorers.  Después de contarles quienes somos y lo que hacemos, y el juramento que debían hacer y que les cambiaría la vida, los 16 aspirantes se colocaron su salacot, y con la venencia en una mano y una copa de Tío Mateo, del Marqués del Real Tesoro en la otra, hicieron el juramento y …..¡¡ya somos 328 Sherry Explorers!!!

Next on our agenda was the swearing-in of the new Sherry Explorers.  Prior to that, we briefed them on who we are and what we do; as well as on the oath that they were about to take and how it would change their lives.  The 16 candidates donned their Pith helmets, and with a venencia in one hand and a glass of Tío Mateo, del Marqués del Real Tesoro  fino sherry in the other, they took their oaths and ….. we are now 328 Sherry Explorers strong!!!

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ENHORABUENA y bienvenidos a nuestro grupo de incansables exploradores del Vino de Jerez.

CONGRATULATIONS  and welcome to our group of tireless explorers of Sherry wines.

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Después del juramento, empezamos nuestra entrevista con nuestra invitada y recién nueva Sherry Explorer, Maribel Estévez.  Bióloga, Enóloga y Doctora Cum Laude por la UCA.   Maribel es sencilla, encantadora y da gusto hablar con ella.  Nos contó la pasión de su padre, José Estévez, por el vino de jerez y cómo nacieron las Bodegas Grupo Estévez, como junto a su padre desarrolló toda la estructura tecnológica de la bodega.

After the swearing-in, we began our interview with our guest speaker, and new Sherry Explorer, Maribel Estévez.  She is a Biologist, Oenologist, and a University of Cadiz Doctor Cum Laude.   Maribel is charming and down-to-earth.  It is real pleasure to converse with her.  She told us about the passion that her father, José Estévez, had for Sherry wines and how the Bodegas Grupo Estévez were created.  She also told us about the development of the winery´s technological infrastructure.

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También nos habló del Genoma Music3 (VID-VINO-VIDA), una traducción musical de algunos genes característicos de levadura de flor, responsables de la crianza biológica del vino de jerez.  Esta música se escucha en la bodega donde envejecen los magníficos vinos de esta bodega.  Hubo muchas preguntas muy interesantes y todos aprendimos y disfrutamos muchísimo con Maribel y toda su sabiduría sobre nuestros vinos que son su vida.

She also delighted us by explaining the wonder of “Genoma Music3 (VID-VINO-VIDA),” which has translated, into music, the characteristic genes of the yeasts that are responsible for the biological aging of sherry.   This music can be heard throughout the winery building where the magnificent wines of this bodega are aged.  There were many very-interesting questions.  We all learned a lot and really enjoyed partaking in the benefit of Maribel´s extensive knowledge about our wines, which make up such an important part of her life.

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Después hubo un gran aplauso para nuestras dos protagonistas y un regalito.

Afterwards, there was thunderous applause, as well as gifts for our honored guests.

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Os recomiendo el libro de la que Maribel es autora, “José Estévez y el Vino de Jerez” y que es un homenaje a su padre, el fundador de la bodega.  Muy, muy interesante, entretenido y con fotos estupendas.

I highly recommend the book written by Maribel: “José Estévez y el Vino de Jerez” which is a tribute to her father, the winery´s founder.  It is very, very interesting, entertaining, and contains some amazing photographs.

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Llegaba el último capítulo de la tarde, nos tocaba disfrutar de los vinos de Grupo Estevez y las tapas que habíamos traído los Sherry Explorers para compartir.  La decoración de la mano de nuestra artista, Sofía Nieto, la dedicamos al viaje que habíamos hecho el mes anterior a Nueva York para hacer una cata de jereces en La Nacional con motivo del Congreso de FAEUSA.  Más información sobre este evento en  http://https://discoversherry.com/2016/06/16/faeusa-se-enamora-de-los-vinos-de-jerez-de-la-mano-de-los-sherry-explorers-en-nueva-york-faeusa-falls-in-love-with-sherry-wines-in-new-york-guided-by-dsherry-explorers/

The final portion of our evening was spent enjoying Grupo Estevez sherry wines, as well as the tapas that had been brought by the Sherry Explorers to share.   The table decoration, created by the artistic hand of Sofía Nieto, was dedicated to the journey that we made to New York just the month before in order to conduct a sherry wine tasting at La Nacional , as part of the FAEUSA national convention. You can find more information on this event at:  http://https://discoversherry.com/2016/06/16/faeusa-se-enamora-de-los-vinos-de-jerez-de-la-mano-de-los-sherry-explorers-en-nueva-york-faeusa-falls-in-love-with-sherry-wines-in-new-york-guided-by-dsherry-explorers/

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Mil gracias al Grupo Estévez por los vinos estupendos que nos acompañaron esa intensa y magnífica tarde.

Thank you very much to the Grupo Estévez for providing the excellent sherry wines which accompanied us during this busy, yet amazing, evening.

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FOTOGRAFÍAS DE/PHOTOGRAPHS BY: María Higuero, Pedro Pablo Muñoz, Sofía Nieto, Ingrid Miller, Gloria Fernández.

Aquí os dejamos el Youtube de las fotos y la música perfectamente coordinada.

What follows is the Youtube link which contains photos of this event, accompanied by our specially-selected music.

 

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