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Aperitivo Hour - Industry

  • The Ox Cheltenham 10 Cambray Place Cheltenham, England, GL50 1JS United Kingdom (map)
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We all know that Low ABV is a thing now, well what you might not know is that sherry is delicious! It also owns the Low ABV category.

With that in mind, we wanted to bring you the best in Low ABV and sherry…I give you…

XECO

In early 2016, three 30 something ‘fino feinds’ set out to create a new brand of sherry to put a contemporary edge on an age-old product, and in doing so help to dispel some of the myths around the category and encourage a new generation of discerning drinkers to give sherry a second look. 

Lustau

The origins of Emilio Lustau S.A. date back to 1896, when Mr. José Ruiz-Berdejo, a secretary to the Court of Justice, started cultivating the vines of the family’s state, named Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza, in his spare time. In these humble beginnings he made wines which were then sold on to larger Sherry producers. This activity was known as being an almacenista or stockeeper.

In 1931, his daughter, María Ruiz-Berdejo Alberti, acquired a small winery closer to the centre of Jerez de la Frontera and moved there all the preexisting soleras, gaining notoriety and visibility.

This will be a great insight into old vs new. With talks from Ruairidh ‘Rory’ Muir and our very own sherry geek Simon Rouse.

Today you will be taught how to use sherry, the best things about it and how to sell it. This paired with some great serves, nibbles and of course, loads of delicious sherry.

Earlier Event: September 19
Tiki Takeover
Later Event: September 20
Aperitivo Hour - All are welcome