Sherryfest 2013


Sherryfest is one of the largest sherry events in the world, celebrating all aspects of this magnificent Spanish wine. Created by Peter Liem, author of Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla, and Rosemary Gray, director of RS Productions NYC, Sherryfest was launched in 2012, featuring an array of tasting events, seminars and sherry dinners with bodega representatives.

The second edition of Sherryfest NYC will be from October 5-8, 2013, and will feature a variety of exciting events for both consumers and wine professionals. Sherryfest will also travel outside the country for the first time this year, with Sherryfest Toronto scheduled for October 9-11, 2013.

Sherryfest was first held in  2012 in New York City, and was followed by Sherryfest West, in Portland, Oregon in March of 2013.

NYC 2012

The first Sherryfest, held in October of 2012 in New York, was the largest sherry event to ever take place outside of Spain. It included 36 in-store tastings, four educational seminars, eight producer dinner events, and a grand sherry tasting with 20 sherry houses presenting over 100 sherries for an audience of over 400 people, including top industry professionals, press and consumers.

Sherryfest West

Our first West Coast event took place in March of 2013, in Portland, Oregon. This week-long celebration of sherry was co-sponsored by Bar Vivant and Galaxy Wine Company, and featured an extensive array of sherry tastings, with wines from 13 different sherry bodegas. In addition, Sherryfest West featured the public American debut of several new sherries, including Valdespino’s Deliciosa En Rama and the wines of Alexander Jules. Dinner events at Sherryfest West were hosted by Smallwares and Lat Khao, and additional tasting events took place at Great Wine Buys and E&R Wine Shop.


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