Estupenda reunión de los Sherry Explorers en la Real Plaza de Toros de El Puerto de Santa María/Fantastic Sherry Explorer meeting at the Royal Bullring in El Puerto de Santa Maria


Fue una reunión diferente, en un sitio tan emblemático como la Real Plaza de Toros de El Puerto de Santa María.  Una visita cultural que nos pareció interesantísima a todos los Sherry Explorers e invitados.   Recibimos a todos con una copa de Fino La Garrocha de Bodegas Grant y a disfrutar de los cuadros de diferentes autores  que se mostraban en la sala de exposiciones de la Plaza.

It was a very different meeting, in an emblematic  and historical site such as is the Royal Bullring in El Puerto de Santa Maria.   It was a cultural visit which we thought would interest the Sherry Explorers and their guests.   We greeted everyone with a glass of La Garrocha Sherry wine from the Grant winery.  Along with the sherry, we were able to enjoy the exhibition of artwork, by different painters, which is displayed at the Bullring´s exhibition hall.

El director de la Plaza Raúl Capdevilla, Sherry Explorer por cierto,  nos hizo una visita completísima explicando cómo funciona una plaza y cada una de las diferentes zonas incluyendo la capilla.

The director of the Bullring, Raúl Capdevilla ( who is also a Sherry Explorer), provided us with an extensive tour of the structure and explained to us the purpose and tradition relating to each of its sections, including its chapel.

Después de la visita un buen número de invitados hicieron su juramento de Sherry Explorers en medio del ruedo de la plaza, con su salacot o sombrero Indiana Jones, la venencia y una copa de oloroso La Garrocha.  Fue un juramento muy original y en un sitio impresionante.   ¡¡Ya somos 505 Sherry Explorers!!

After the tour, a good number of our invited guests took the Sherry Explorer oath in the middle of the bullring, along with their Pith helmet or camoflauge-hat, a venencia, and a glass of La Garrocho Oloroso Sherry wine.  It was truly an interesting swearing-in at an impressive site.  We now are 505 Sherry Explorers!!

El equipo de Discover Sherry ya habíamos preparado todo para la presentación de nuestro amigo, invitado y Sherry Explorer, José Luis Rodríguez Peral.  

The Discover Sherry team had everything prepared in order to listen to the presentation provided by our friend, guest, and fellow  Sherry Explorer, José Luis Rodríguez Peral.  

Habló de los vinos de jerez y las suertes del toreo mientras catábamos unos vinos de lujo del Grupo Caballero – Lustau y hasta su clásico Ponche Caballero.    Muy interesante, muchas preguntas y una tarde estupenda.  José Luis es un verdadero experto en el tema y ha escrito varios libros.

He spoke about the different Sherry wines and the bullfighters´ various passes.  Meanwhile, we tasted some excellent Sherry wines of note provided by the Caballero – Lustau Group,  and which even included its classic Ponche Caballero.    There were some very interesting questions and the evening sky was perfect.  José Luis is a true expert on bullfighting and he  has written several books on the subject.

Attached is a video that was put together by  José de la Peña,  and which includes many photos of the event. (Other photos were also taken by Teresa Rubio, Ingrid Miller, Antonio Narvaez, Vicky Miller)

Aquí está el vídeo realizado por José de la Peña con más fotos del evento. (Fotos de: Teresa Rubio, Ingrid Miller, Antonio Narvaez, and Vicky Miller)

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  1. Many thanks Vicky!

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