Rose Murray Brown MW, respected wine writer in Scotland, was celebrating three modern Scottish wine pioneers - in her ‘Scottish Connections’ virtual tasting in November - include GOCV member Norrel Robertson MW.
During his visit to Jerez in October 2019, last year's newly appointed Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, choose his gift of Sherry and signed his own barrel. Following a few delays brought about by Covid-19 we are delighted to report that the wine has now been delivered to him.
The GOCV was delighted to support the update of the Student Study Guide materials on Spain for the new look 2020 WSET Diploma qualification. GOCV member Philip Rowles explains ‘I’ve been the principal Diploma lecturer on Spanish Light Wines and Sherry for over 20 years. In 2019, building on this professional personal relationship, the WSET … Continue reading GOCV supports the WSET Diploma
Recipe kindly provided by María José Sevilla, author of Delicioso: A History of Food in Spain (published 2020) and GOCV member. Pollo al Horno con Pasas y Piñones It was on a wine trip to Jerez de la Frontera, a long time ago, when I encountered this recipe for the first time. It had been … Continue reading Recipe: Roast Chicken with Pine Kernels and Raisins
GOCV Trip report by WSET prize winners 2019