The countdown has started – only a few days to go until International Sherry Week 2016 starts!

For a third year International Sherry Week, organised under the auspices of the Sherry Wines Regulatory Council, will spread the word about Sherry wines to aficionados in many countries around the world. Sherry Week, which takes place on 7-13 November 2016, is an international fiesta celebrating this unique southern Spanish wine. Thousands of restaurants, bars, hotels and wine stores around the world hold Sherry tastings, pairings, cocktail and other Sherry-themed events.

This year, more than 1000 daily events have been registered in 24 countries for the biggest global celebration to showcase wines from Jerez. For the first time Lithuania joins the esteemed list of nations taking part in ISW this year, and Paris joins the list of worldwide gastronomic cities where Sherry events will be hosted.

For the first time Sherry Wines UK will simultaneously launch the nationwide schedule of events in four cities around the UK (London, Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh). Each location will showcase a different way to enjoy sherry and celebrate these unique wines from Jerez.

Sherry and food pairing menus
The hot trend for the third International Sherry Week is Sherry and food pairing events. Special pairing menus are designed to demonstrate how Sherry wines complement local cuisine, proving their astonishing versatility, with each chosen Sherry bringing out the best in the paired dish, whether meat, fish, vegetable or dessert. Foodies are always keen to experiment and try new combinations – it’s a voyage of discovery.

Twitter tasting
This year’s Sherry Twitter tasting, on 8 November, will be co-hosted by acclaimed wine critic Jamie Goode, aka the Wine Anorak. Follow the tasting using the hashtag #SherryTT

Facebook Live Q&A
In the first-ever Q&A broadcast live from Jerez, Beltrán Domecq and César Saldaña, President and General Manager of the Sherry Wine Council, will answer questions from the Sherry community live on the Sherry Wines international Facebook page. – register and find events