¡Ya estaba todo listo para recibir a los Sherry Explorers, y a Mónica Zhou!/ Everything was all ready in order to greet the Sherry Explorers and Monica Zhou!


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Iba a ser una reunión muy especial, nuestra invitada, Mónica Zhou de Shanghai iba a hacer una cata comparativa de vinos de arroz chinos que había traído y además íbamos a celebrar el año nuevo chino. El salón en nuestro campamento base ya estaba listo.  Sofía Nieto, nuestra artista del equipo Discover Sherry había decorado cada mesa con un tema chino y quedaron preciosas.

It was going to be a very special meeting.  Our guest speaker, Mónica Zhou, who is from Shanghai, was going to conduct a comparative wine tasting with Chinese rice wines and Sherry wines.  In addition, we were going to celebrate Chinese New Year. The dining salon at our base camp was ready to go.  Sofia Nieto, our Discover Sherry team artist, had decorated each table with a different Chinese theme and they were all amazing.

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Nuestra mascota EDU también estaba preparado para la ocasión y los regalos esperando el momento del sorteo.  Es típico en la celebración del año nuevo chino regalar un sobre rojo con algo de dinerito y buenos deseos.  Nosotros también preparamos los sobres con un yuan y un deseo como por ejemplo:

Our mascot, EDU, was also ready for the occasion and the gifts awaiting the door prizes drawing.  It is customary, during the celebration of Chinese New Year, to provide a gift consisting of a red envelope that contains a lit bit of money along with some good wishes for the upcoming year.  So, we prepared some envelopes containing a One Yuan Note and a wish like the ones pictured below.some-wishes

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Los vinos de arroz, el Huang Jiu seco y el dulce, los trajeron Mónica y su marido Russell desde Shanghai.  Los habían embotellado unos días antes de salir para España.  Los íbamos a maridar con el Amontillado Dios Baco y Cream César Florido, todo un lujo.  El licor de arroz lo conseguimos en el Polígono Amarillo en Sevilla y lo servimos en unos vasitos de chocolate.

The rice wines, a dry Huang Jiu seco and a sweet one, were brought by Mónica and her husband, Russell, all the way from Shanghai.  The wines had been bottled just a few days before  Monica and Russell´s departure to Spain.  We were going to compare them with a Dios Baco Amontillado and César Florido Cream, which was a complete luxury.  We were also able to purchase a rice liqueur at the Polígono Amarillo in Sevilla and we served it in some small glasses made of chocolate.  

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El equipo ya tenía las bandejitas de los postres listas con los lichis, mochis, y mini sherry cake, y las de las tapas esperando para añadir las tapas chinas.

The team had the dessert trays ready to go.  They had  lichis, mochis, and  mini sherry cake.  The tapa trays were waiting to be filled with the Chinese tapas which were being prepared.

Ya solo faltaban los invitados.  En unos días compartiremos el video con las fotos de esta original y maravillosa reunión.

All that was left was the arrival of our guests.  In a few days, we will share the video that captured this unique and wonderful event.

 

 

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