Richard Bigg has been a staunch advocate of Spanish wine and food for years and at the forefront of innovating when it comes to the pushing the boundaries, opening the UK's first Sherry bar - Bar Pepito - which soon went on to win Time Out's "Best Bar in London". He talks to us about … Continue reading Bigg in Spain
Sarah Jane Evans MW: first female Chair of the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino at speaking at the 2021 Investiture Dinner For those who could not make it to the 36th Investiture dinner we are publishing Sarah Jane Evans MW speech to toast and welcome the guests. Your Excellency, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, New Caballeros, … Continue reading A first for the Caballeros…
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