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The hunt is on

to find the best sommelier and chef team to represent the UK at the international final of Copa Jerez in 2019.

Are you up for the challenge?

Sherry Wines is on the search for the UK’s best sherry pairing menu. Chefs and sommeliers nationwide are invited to take part in its 2018 UK heat of Copa Jerez.

To enter, your chef and sommelier team must devise a three-course meal created specially to complement and showcase Sherry wines' versatility, using Sherry as an ingredient in at least one course. All proposals received will be evaluated by a professional jury, charged with selecting five UK Finalists.

The UK Finalists will then take part in a high profile cook-off in the Competition Theatre at The Restaurant Show at Olympia London, on Monday 1st October 2018, in front of a leading panel of judges and an audience.

The winning team will receive £500 cash plus a trip to the Sherry region of Jerez which includes visits to the bodegas where Sherry is made. The second and third placed teams will win £300 and £200 respectively, and of course all finalists will be showcased in press communications and on 

Commenting on this year’s search to find a UK winner, international chair-judge Beltran Domecq, president, Consejo Regulador de Jerez y Sanlucar de Barrameda, said: “We are very fortunate to attract a high-level calibre of contestants each year we host Copa Jerez in the UK, and I know this year will not be different. The food pairings always delight us and show how well our competitors understand Sherry and its culinary versatility. I can’t wait to see what we discover this year.”

International Final 2019

The winning chef and sommelier team, will then go forward to represent the United Kingdom at the International Competition of Gastronomy and Sherry Pairing, which will be held in the capital of Sherry Wines: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in 2019. The UK winners will compete alongside the finalists from six other countries, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Holland, United States and Spain.

Useful information

  • Full details of the Copa Jerez 2018 competition, including details of the judges and the rules can be found on
  • The closing date for entries is 31st August, 2018
  • Join the conversation: @SherryWinesUK #copajerezUK

For more information about taking part in Copa Jerez 2018, contact:

Angeline Bayly, Campaign Director, Sherry Wines UK


Tel: 01430 240147/07780 708454

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