Sherry on Top is a summer season of events organised by the Consejo Regulador de los Vinos de Jerez and the Asociación de Hoteles de Sevilla y Provincia that will showcase both sherry wines and the rooftop terraces of the hotels of Seville, with catas (tastings), exclusive sherry based cocktails and live music.
Last night saw the first of the series, on the terrace of the Hotel Inglaterra in the Plaza Nueva, a popular spot both for its comfort and its excellent views of the cathedral, and it was something of a privilege to have an official invitation to attend as part of an audience that included such luminaries as Beltrán Domecq and other well known figures.
The sherry tasting, led by Pepe Ferrer and Carmen Aumesquet, included a Fino, an Oloroso, and a sherry cocktail, and live music was by Los Quiero, who specialise in music from the sixties and seventies. Nice to hear one or two old favourites from the days of my youth.
With perfect weather for sitting out of doors this was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, and I hope to be going to more of these events through the summer.