Vinos y Gastronomía en el Castillo San Marcos/ Wines and Gastronomy at the San Marcos Castle


Un año más se celebró en el Castillo de San Marcos el 29º Ciclo Cultural organizado por el Grupo Caballero.  Fue una experiencia interesante y divertida y nos encontramos con muchos Sherry Explorers.

This year the 29th annual Cultural Celebration Series, sponsored by the Grupo Caballero, was once again held at the San Marcos Castle in El Puerto de Santa Maria.  It was a fun and interesting experience as we met up with many of our fellow Sherry Explorers.Nos recibieron con un rico vermut.  Los asistentes que lo deseaban podían hacer una visita guiada del Castillo que es el monumento más antiguo y emblemático de El Puerto de Santa María construido sobre un Palacio romano. Declarado Bien de Interés Cultural, posee en su interior una Mezquita árabe, Mezquita de Alcanate, y posteriormente fue Iglesia Cristiana.

We were greeted with a glass of some delicious vermouth.  Those in attendance,  had the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Castle, which is the oldest and most emblematic historical monument in El Puerto.  It was built over an old Roman palace and has been officially declared as a Cultural Heritage Site.  Within its interior, it contains part of a Moorish mosque – the Alcanate Mosque – which was subsequently also utilized as a Catholic Church.Cada uno teníamos un talonario de tapas y las íbamos recogiendo de los diferentes stands.  Muy originales y ricas, cada una recetas asesoradas por restaurantes de la zona como El Faro, La Carboná, Aponiente, El Campero o Saja River.   ¿Y los vinos?  ¡Increíbles! Una variedad impresionante.  Yo disfruté de un vermut rojo, Palo Cortado de la gama Almacenista y probé el Añada 1992, exquisito.  ¡Sin duda una experiencia maravillosa!

Each person was issued a “ticket-book” which entitled us to a serving of the tapas that were being provided at the various culinary stands.  They were all very original and delicious as each was prepared with the unique recipes from many of the  areas high-end restaurants such as El Faro, La Carboná, Aponiente, El Campero, and Saja River.   And the wines?  Incredible!  A very impressive variety.  I enjoyed the Red Vermouth, some Palo Cortado sherry from the Almacenista product line,  and an exquisite vintage sherry – Añada 1992.   Without a doubt, it was a marvelous experience!

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