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RWSF: Annual Wine Dinner
Fri 7 Sep 2018, 19:30 - 22:00£45.00
Friday 7th September 2018
Royston Wine & Spirits Festival Annual Wine Dinner
with Martin Skelton
We are privileged to have Martin Skelton, the MD of Gonzalez Byass, host our annual Wine Fair Dinner. Martin will select a prestigious range of top wines with carefully chosen dishes to compliment.
About Gonzalez Byass:
It was in 1835 when the young Manuel María González Ángel founded González Byass and started a long, and passion-filled journey, dedicated to the world of wine.
Manuel Mª found the support he needed, to get this fascinating business dedicated to Sherry wine started, in his uncle, José Ángel, Tío Pepe (Uncle Joe). It was he who showed his nephew everything he knew about Fino wines.
Inspired by the continual development in export and the growing success of his company, Manuel María González decided to join forces with Robert Blake Byass, his English agent, to whom he wrote a letter in 1844, recommending that Byass sell an “exceptionally pale…” wine. These were the very first barrels of Tío Pepe that were sent to the United Kingdom where they were very well received.
The commercial Alliance between the Byass and González families continued until 1988 when the Byass family withdrew from the business and the winery passed into the hands of the direct descendants of Manuel María González.
Today, it continues to be a family winery, presided over by the 5th generation of the González family who have always shown their passion for the world of wine, their love of nature and their care for the environment.
The González family’s passion for wine does not just limit itself to the wines of Jerez, but stretches across the world, having transformed itself into a Family of Wine, which faithfully represents the viticultural diversity of Spain. In keeping with this ethos, more than 30 years ago González Byass began to incorporate other wineries into its family from some of Spain’s most emblematic regions. Amongst them are Bodegas Beronia -D.O.Ca. Rioja-, Viñas del Vero -D.O. Somontano-, Cavas Vilarnau -D.O. Cava-, Finca Constancia -V.T. Castilla-, Finca Moncloa -V.T. Cádiz-, Beronia Verdejo -D.O. Rueda- and Pazos de Lusco -D.O. Rías Baixas. In 2016, the company leapt out of Spain into the New World, bringing the Chilean, family winery Veramonte into the fold.
Venue: The Old Bull Inn, High Street, Royston
Date: Friday 7th September 2018
Tickets available from:
CAMBRIDGE WINE ROYSTON
34B Kneesworth Street, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5AB
T. 01763 247076 E. email@example.com