Clase Magistral de la Dra. Carmen Borrego, Sherry Explorer Honoraria/Master-Class presented by Dr. Carmen Borrego, Honorary Sherry Explorer


La reunión de los Sherry Explorers de octubre fue intensa y una verdadera clase magistral de la mano de nuestra invitada, la Dra. Carmen Borrego Pla, Profesora titular de la Universidad Hispalense, Co-propietaria de las Bodegas Maestro Sierra, Sherry Explorer Honoraria a la que tenemos gran cariño al igual que a su madre, Doña Pilar Pla que también nos acompaño esa tarde.

The October meeting of the Sherry Explorers was an intense and a true Master-class presented by our guest of honor, Dr. Carmen Borrego Pla, who is a Professor at the University of Seville, Co-owner of the Maestro Sierra Winery,  and Honorary Sherry Explorer.   We have a special place in our hearts for Dr. Borrego as well as for her mother, Doña Pilar Pla, who also joined us that evening.
Comenzamos con el juramento de los nuevos Sherry Explorers a los que damos la bienvenida a este magnífico grupo de incansables exploradores del mundo del vino y brandy de jerez y manzanilla de Sanlúcar.

We began with the swearing-in of the new Sherry Explorers,  to whom we gave a warm welcome as they joined this magnificent group of tireless explorers of the world of Sherry wine, Brandy of Jerez, and Sanlúcar Manzanilla wine.La Dra. Borrego Plá nos explicó los intercambios entre Europa, Asia y América durante el siglo XVI, en lo que considera la primera globalización económica mundial, y cómo nuestros vinos se convertirían en hilo conductor dentro de esta madeja de rutas y culturas.   De estas relaciones entre los tres continentes proceden muchos de los usos y costumbres actuales, aunque no seamos conscientes de ello. Los productos estudiados abarcan un amplio arco desde los indianos –maíz, patatas, cacao o tabaco,entre otros- hasta los españoles –ganado y frutos de la tierra entre los que destaca el vino- y por parte asiática, las lacas, las sedas o las especias.

Dr. Borrego Plá explained the commercial exchange between the continents of  Europe, Asia, and America during the 16th century.  It was a time which could be properly considered as the first economic globalization in the world.  Our wines were converted into a common thread which existed within this broad network of routes and cultures.  The interaction between these three continents created many of the traditions and customs that exist today, even if we may not we aware of that fact. The comercial products that were traded include a wide variety.  They ranged from those of an indigenous origin (corn, potatoes, cocoa, and tobacco, among others), to Spanish products (livestock, cultivated crops, including our wines), to those products originating from Asia (lacquers, varnishes, silk, and spices).

 

Nuestra invitada entregó los premios del concurso de fotografía de la Vendimia de los Sherry Explorers de este año.  ENHORABUENA a Almudena Morales, Nelson Espitia,  Mª del Mar Barrios y VM.

Our guest of honor also presented the prizes that were awarded to the winners of the photo-contest which was a part of the Sherry Explorer Grape Harvest this year.  CONGRATULATIONS TO Almudena Morales, Nelson Espitia,  Mª del Mar Barrios, and VM.Las tapas aportadas por los Sherry Explorers asistentes, y como siempre exquisitas, las acompañamos con los vinos de Maestro Sierra, Fino, Oloroso, Cream y la estrella de la noche que fue el Amoroso (Medium), todo un lujo.

The tapas provided by the Sherry Explorers in attendance were, as always, exquisite.  They were accompanied with wines from the Maestro Sierra Winery – Fino, Oloroso, Cream, and, the star of the evening , Amoroso (Medium).  They were an absolute luxury that we all enjoyed.Las Sherry Explorers, Fátima Furest y Gema Bolaños, fueron las ganadoras de las tapas y la Dra. Borrego les entregó un premio.  ENHORABUENA a las dos.

Sherry Explorers, Fátima Furest and Gema Bolaños, were the Best Tapa winners that evening. Their prizes were presented by Dr. Borrego.  CONGRATULATIONS to the both of you!

Un millón de gracias Doña Pilar y Dra. Carmen por vuestra estupenda visita y a las Sherry Girls por toda vuestra ayuda.

A million thanks to Doña Pilar and to Dr. Carmen for your spectacular visit, as well as to the Sherry Girls for all of your help.

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