Bar 44 and Bodegas Baron Plan Week-long Sherry Bonanza

October 2019

It’s a great honour to be supporting the gang at Bar 44 Tapas y Copas as they look to help people discover and celebrate all things Sherry this International Sherry Week.

Running from the 4th – 10th November, the award-winning restaurant group has announced its packed itinerary and promotions including:

Manzanilla Monday, 4th November – the perfect way to discover the driest side of sherry, enjoy a glass of Manzanilla alongside a free seasonal dish for just £6 in all of the Bar 44 sites during International Sherry Week.

Tuesday Baron Masterclass – 5th November – An intimate tasting with Bodegas Baron, one of the oldest Sherry producers which fuses heritage with a modern approach.  Tickets cost £5 and include 3 free drinks plus nibbles.

 

Wednesday Sherry Flights, 6th November – fly the length and breadth of the Sherry category, sampling from sweet to dry and all that’s in between alongside the finest delicacies. These will then run all week.

Thursday Thirsty – Sherry beer tasting, 7th November – A sherry cask beer and cheese tasting taking place at the Bar 44 Bristol site, showcasing a collaboration between the Alhambra Brewery and leading sherry producer Bodegas Baron.  Three incredible different sherry cask beers will be on hand to try and pair with the finest Spanish cheeses. These beers are a one-off production and are the only stock in the UK.

Fino Fryday, 8th November – a celebration of the tastiest morsels from the sea, fried and paired with Fino across all the sites.  #friedthingsandfino #finofriday

Saturday Sherry Fiesta, 9th November – An all-day sherry fiesta in Bar 44 Bristol including an internationally-renowned flamenco artist, live music, competitions and a sherry pouring challenge for the whole family from the barrel.

Sunday Sherry School – 10th November – taking place at the original Bar 44 Cowbridge site, this is a great event for those new to sherry. One of the Bar 44 in-house experts will be running a discovery tasting where you can start you sherry education.

Bar 44’s Co-Founder Owen Morgan, who is also an International sherry educator, said:

“We’re incredibly excited once again as International Sherry Week approaches and have created a week-long sherry bonanza, whether you are an aficionado, first timer, wine lover, or just inquisitive. We’ve long been leading the way to champion the versatility of sherry and it’s core to our business so we’re looking forward to pushing boundaries and building the excitement once again.”

About Bar 44 Tapas y Copas Group

Founded by brothers Tom and Owen Morgan in 2002, the 44 Group now has five sites including Bar 44’s in Cardiff, Bristol, Penarth, Cowbridge, as well as the unique Asador 44 restaurant in Cardiff.

Built on an insatiable passion for Spain, its food, drink, history and culture, the group has grown organically to become one of the leading Spanish bar and restaurant groups in the UK. It’s inspired by the brothers’ infamous travels around Spain, sourcing unrivalled produce and then using it with seasonal ingredients to create their own take on modern Spanish cuisine. The drinks and wine lists play equal importance to their food, offering creative plates and glasses packed with flavour.

For further information on the sherry events and offers, contact owen@bar44.co.uk

About International Sherry Week

For the 6th year, International Sherry Week, organised under the auspices of El Consejo Regulador Jerez-Xeres-Sherry, will spread the word about sherry wines to aficionados in a multitude of events in more than 30 countries throughout the week of November 4th – 10th, 2019.

Thousands of restaurants, bars, wine stores and bodegas across the world will hold sherry tastings and offer pairing menus, as well as other sherry-themed events, to show how superbly this wine pairs with a wide variety of dishes, from cheese and cured meats, to fish, seafood, stews, and desserts.

Organisers have reported increases of as much 500% in sherry wine sales during International Sherry Week, along with sustained growth as a result of exposure.

For more details visit – https://www.sherry.wine/node/add/sherry-week.

 

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