About Sherryfest

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 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 H. Bray as director of marketing and communications, and Caitlin Laman as beverage director. For more information on the team, click here

Sherryfest features a Grand Tasting of over 150 sherries, presented by representatives from the region’s finest bodegas. It also involves an array of seminars, sherry dinners and other tasting events, offering a variety of opportunities for guests to engage the world of sherry.

Why Sherry?
One of the world’s most historically important wines, sherry is enjoying a modern-day renaissance, becoming increasingly valued by wine connoisseurs for its nuanced, intricate complexity and its inimitably multifaceted character, derived from long aging in cask. Sherry is an incredibly diverse family of wines, ranging from fresh, saline finos and manzanillas to intense, nobly mature olorosos and palos cortados to lusciously rich moscatels and PXs. It’s a wonderfully versatile partner to food, and with its vast array of styles, there’s a sherry to pair with nearly any dish or cuisine. Sherryfest brings the world of sherry to a broader public, creating tasting events for both those who already have a love of the wine and those who are beginning their own journey of discovery.

Our Partners
Sherryfest is made possible by the generous support of the Consejo Regulador de la Denominaciones de Origen Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda y Vinagre de Jerez


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