Cata In Vino Veritas en El Puerto de Santa María en la International Sherry Week/International Sherry Week wine-tasting sponsored by Vino Veritas in El Puerto de Santa Maria


Asistimos a la cata maridada organizada por Mariana Ochoa de Retana, técnico en vitivinicultura, Formador Homologado de los vinos del Marco de Jerez y Sherry Explorer,  con motivo de la International Sherry Week.   Tuvo lugar en la calle Larga 70, la antigua Casa de Blas de Lezo, uno de los mejores estrategas de la historia de la Armada Española y que vivió en esta casa.  Eduardo Otaolaurruchi Muñoz,  poeta, escritor e investigador histórico, dio una charla interesantísima sobre él.

As part of International Sherry Week, we attended the paired wine-tasting sponsored by Vino Veritas and organized by Mariana Ochoa de Retana who is a vitviniculture technician, a Certified Sherry Wine Educator, and a Sherry Explorer.   It took place at Calle Larga 70, which is the old palace and home of  Blas de Lezo who was one of the best military strategists in the history of the Spanish Armada.  Eduardo Otaolaurruchi Muñoz,  a poet, writer, and historical investigator, provided us with a very interesting talk on Blas de Lezo.

Después de la ponencia, Mariana fue presentando los vinos y las tapas.  Se sirvieron  Vermut blanco de Lustau,  Oloroso Bailén de Osborne,  Harveys Bristol Cream de Bodegas Fundador, East India de Lustau,  Pedro Ximénez de Osborne, todos acompañados de diferentes tapas acabando con un Cacao Pico acompañado de tejas artesanas Cien Palacios y mermelada de cereza de Contigo conservas artesanales.

Había un buen grupo de Sherry Explorers que no nos quisimos perder esta estupenda cata.  ¡Buen trabajo, Mariana!

After the talk, Mariana introduced the different wines that were paired with a variety of tapas.  She served  Lustau´s White Vermouth,  Osborne´s Bailén Oloroso Sherry,  Fundador winery´s  Harveys Bristol Cream , Lustau´s East India Solera Sherry, and Osborne´s  Pedro Ximénez.  They were all perfectly paired with some very elaborate tapas.  The final touch was a glass of Cacao Pico liqueur accompanied by some Cien Palacios, artisan-made “tejas” (almond pastries) and some cherry marmalade made by Contigo artisan-made preserves.

There was a good group of Sherry Explorers who just could not miss out on such a wonderful and well-done tasting.   Excellent job, Mariana!

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