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Thursday 22 March 2007

A visit to Bodegas Gonzalez Byass, Jerez de la Frontera

Last evening I visited one of the places I have wanted to visit for YEARS, the Bodegas of the Gonzalez Byass sherry company. I am an avid sherry drinker and of all the styles of sherry I prefer Fino, of which this company's 'Tio Pepe' is one of the best and it is certainly one of the most widely known. Although I tend to drink Fino most often I also like Oloroso and Amontillado sherries, at least the 'dry' or 'medium dry' versions. I am not specially fond of 'sweet' sherries, although some of the special blends of Gonzalez Byass's sweeter sherries are very fine. A sherry tasting accompanied by tapas rounded off the visit very nicely. Naturally I acquired a few samples of the products the company makes in the lavishly-appointed on-site shop after the visit!

Bodegas Gonazalez Byass, Jerez de la Frontera - 21 MAR 2007
A small part of the 'Tio Pepe' bodegas

Yours truly in the Bodegas 'La Concha'

Barrels maturing in the Gonazalez Byass 'Tio Pepe' (fino) bodegas

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