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Travels in Sherry Country

A keen drinker and advocate of sherry, I was delighted to find responsibility for sourcing these finest of fortifieds come my way

Setting out on my first trip to Jerez to buy the wines in a professional capacity I was eager to immerse myself in the wine and region and excited to set up a new venture with our Exhibition Oloroso supplier, Sánchez Romate

Tim Sykes

Tim Sykes
Buyer

  • date October 2017
  • location Jerez
  • people Tim Sykes

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