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 member and chair of the Wines from Spain Awards, Tim Atkin MW introduces this year's competition and hosts the annual ceremony and tasting at the Spanish Embassy in London. "Judging the Wines from Spain Awards is a labour of love, not just for convinced Hispanophiles like me, but for anyone who values diversity and … Continue reading Wines from Spain Awards
Rioja is Spain's flagship of wine production and each year one hundred of the best wines available in the UK are rigorously selected by a panel of exerts, including GOCV member Beth Willard, who shares her insights and experience below. Image courtesy of Wines of Rioja UK It’s always exciting to be surrounded by a … Continue reading Rioja 10×10