One of the World’s Largest and Most Prominent Sherry Events Come Back to New York City for Fifth Year
New York, NY, September 14, 2017 – Sherry lovers – mark your calendar. Sherryfest, one of the world’s largest and most prominent sherry events, is returning to New York City this fall for its fifth year running. The 2017 program will take place over the weekend of October 27-29th, broadening its reach to a wider consumer and collector audience in addition to programming for wine professionals. The weekend will be full of fabulous and rare sherry, in-depth seminars, and expertly paired dinners hosted by some of Jerez’s most noteworthy producers.
The 2017 Sherryfest will consist of a full schedule of events including a Grand Tasting, in addition to producer dinners and tasting seminars, with three in-depth themed seminars on Friday and a broader look at the spectrum of sherry on Saturday. The Grand Tasting, with an exclusive early entry for wine professionals and VIP rare tasting, will showcase the diverse styles and producers of sherry. The dinner events – Tradición and Osborne at Toro and Williams & Humbert and González Byass at Rouge Tomate – will highlight rare sherries paired alongside dishes from some of New York’s leading restaurants who have dedicated menus and bar programs to highlight sherry. The events will be punctuated with a Happy Hour with Lustau at Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels on Friday and an after-hours party at Terroir Tribeca on Saturday. The final morning will be Sherryfest’s first-ever Sherry Brunch, hosted by North End Grill. The more casual affair will showcase the versatility of sherry at all meals, and guests will be invited to bring their own bottles of rare sherry to share.
“We are very excited that the 2017 Sherryfest is returning to New York, a city that embraces and highlights sherry regularly,” explains Peter Liem, co-founder of Sherryfest. “This year we will reach a wider audience of consumers and collectors, with tastings, seminars, parties, and producer dinners, showcasing the distinctive characteristics of sherry. We believe this will be our best year yet!”
The bodegas joining the 2017 Sherryfest include Gonzalez Byass, Barbadillo, Bodegas Tradicion, Delgado Zuleta, Bodegas 501, Rodriguez La-Cave, Valdespino, La Guita, Real Tesoro, Williams & Humbert, Hidalgo – La Gitana, Fernando de Castilla, Lustau, Emilio Hidalgo, Gutiérrez Colosía, Osborne, Alexander Jules, Callejuela, and more!
Sherryfest Schedule of Events:
Friday, October 27
11:00 am – 12:15 pm Single Vineyard Pago Master Class with Valdespino at Craft Private Dining Room ($45)
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Vintage Sherries Master Class with Williams & Humbert at Craft Private Dining Room ($45)
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Biological Aging Master Class with González Byass at Craft Private Dining Room ($45)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Happy Hour Welcome Party hosted by Lustau at La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels ($55)
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Bodegas Tradición & Osborne Producer Dinner at Toro ($160)
Saturday, October 28
11:00 am – 12:00 pm ‘The Sherry Spectrum’ Tasting Seminar hosted by the Consejo Regulador de Jerez at Astor Center ($45)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Exclusive Wine Trade & Media Grand Tasting at Astor Center
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm VIP Rare & Vintage Tasting at Astor Center ($50)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Grand Tasting at Astor Center ($30)
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Williams & Humbert & González Byass at Rouge Tomate ($160)
10:00 pm – 12:00 am Saturday Night Sherry Fiesta at Terroir Tribeca ($55)
Sunday, October 29
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Sherry Brunch at North End Grill ($99)
Sherryfest is one of the world’s largest and most prominent sherry events, celebrating all aspects of this magnificent Spanish wine. Created by Peter Liem, author of Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla and Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region (in pre-release) and Rosemary S. Gray, Sherryfest was launched in New York City in 2012, and further events have since been held in San Francisco, Toronto, and Portland, Oregon. In 2015, the team expanded to include Siu Ki Wan as director of event production, Sarah Bray as director of marketing and communications, and Caitlin Laman as bodegas liaison.
About Consejo Regulador of the Dominations of Origin “Jerez-Xérès-Sherry” and “Manzanilla”:
The Consejo Regulador of the Dominations of Origin “Jerez-Xérès-Sherry” and “Manzanilla” is the regulatory council for Sherry Wines, the first wine to be protected by a Denomination of Origin in Spain. Established in 1933, the role of the Consejo is to both protect and market the Sherry Wine brand locally and internationally. Exporting to over 50 markets, sherry is one of the most exported wines of Spain. We will keep you up to date on events and news taking place both in Jerez and internationally.