The González Byass wine story began in Jerez in 1835, when young entrepreneur Manuel María González started out as a wine trader. Rapid success led him into wine production, helped by his uncle José Ángel, known affectionately as Tio Pepe, after whom he named his first solera. 186 years later it is still very much a family concern and is now in the hands of the fifth generation of winemakers. Today the family owns 14 wineries, producing premium wines and spirits in Spain, Chile, and Mexico, where they are fully committed to preserving the natural environment for the generations to come.
González Byass UK is a subsidiary of the historic González Byass business, distributing the considerable portfolio of wines and spirits from Spain and beyond, as well as wines from a carefully selected handful of other complementary brands from around the globe.
“At González Byass UK we all share a passion – for great wine, great service, great experiences, but most of all for great relationships. We love what we do, and there’s nothing better than sharing a great glass of wine and good times with customers, suppliers and colleagues. “
It’s #worldcocktailday , so what better to share than the cocktail created by the global #tiopepechallenge2022 winner, @ferdiamurray 🥳
Ferdia describes the Venencia as an approachable, refreshing cocktail created to bring Sherry to a wider audience.
45ml Tio Pepe
30ml Lime Juice
25ml Ginger Syrup
15ml Gonzalez Byass Nectar PX
Combine all but the PX and soda into a shaker and give a short hard shake.
Double strain over ice, add soda and delicately stir.
Garnish with a frozen grape and a small float of PX.
#worldcocktailday2022 #tiopepe #tiopepechallenge #craftcocktails #lowabvcocktails #lowandno #lowalcoholcocktails
And the winner of the Tio Pepe Challenge 2022 is .. @ferdiamurray 🔥
A true sherry aficionado and ambassador with cocktail creativity to boot, a thoroughly deserved win if we do say so ourselves 👏
#tiopepechallenge2022 #tiopepechallenge #tiopepe #gonzalezbyass #gonzalezbyasssherry #tiopepesherry #tiopepefino #finosherry
After two long years, we can’t wait to meet you face-to-face again at the 2022 Gonzalez Byass UK portfolio tasting! Join us on the 14th of June to taste old favourites and see what’s new in our line-up of fantastic wines and spirits!
Limited spaces will also be available for two masterclasses. Up first will be the indomitable Christian Seely from Quinta do Noval, and a second session will cover innovation in Jerez by either the masterful Antonio Flores, or his winemaker daughter Silvia.
June will mark the release of some of fantastic new vintages from our agency brands Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Domäne Wachau and Champagne Deutz.
Closer to home, the Gonzalez Byass family of Spanish ‘Singular Estate’ wines from single vineyard locations all over Spain epitomise a sense of place and individuality, and sit alongside our better-known brands from classic DOs.
As well as wine, we will show the newest of our Spirits – Nomad Reserve whisky, as well as our range of London no1 and MOM gins, alongside our amazing Jerez brandies and vermouths.
Copy and paste the link below to find out how express your interest in attending 👇 also available in the linktree in our bio.
*Due to the nature of our event and capacity limitations, attendance will be strictly for trade only. We will let you know as soon as possible via email if your registration has been accepted, and please note admittance on the day will only be granted to those who have received such correspondence from us. Thank you for your understanding.
It's #EatWhatYouWantDay ⁉️.. (we're just as confused as you are)
It does, however, present the perfect opportunity to draw your attention to Rich Witter, one of our Senior Business Managers. Affectionately known as the office hoover in marketing, less affectionately known as the biscuit thief in customers services, Rich lists one of his hobbies as 'attempting to exercise enough to justify my eating'.
So with that in mind, he's decided to cycle from Darlington to St Albans (approx. 260 miles!), between sunrise and sunset, on the longest day of the year (21st June). Setting off from Darlington at 4:30am, it's non-stop for Rich to get home before the sun sets at 9:25pm, finishing at the Clock Tower in St Albans town centre for a celebratory Tio Pepe.
Besides biscuits, wildlife is one of Rich's biggest passions, so he's raising money for the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust in the process 👏🌻
If you'd like to support this epic undertaking the link below will take you to Rich's Just Giving page 👇, or you can find it in the linktree in our bio!
Pazos de Lusco is a good place to start on our Singular Estates tour, as we know that albariño is already much loved in the UK market, and rightly so.
What makes Lusco so special? It's that terroir driven, remarkable weight and texture that complements the fresh character of the wines so exquisitely. The slight inland location of the winery and its rolling slopes maximise sun exposure and drainage, meaning richer, riper grapes which help develop a silken mouthfeel in the resulting wines.
One of the shared values of our Singular Estate wines is a strong sense of origin and unique terroir characteristics, which is simply Lusco all over.
Interestingly, a little bit of bottle aging doesn't go amiss here. The Pazo Piñiero in particular, with its barrel fermentation and lees aging, develops a subtle honeyed hazelnut layer which is just so moreish and complex with a long, lingering finish...
And the name? In Galician, Lusco is often seen in expressions referring to 'twilight', that fleeting moment of the day where the sun has all but disappeared and the sky stays lit for only a moment longer...
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Why yes, it's #InternationalSauvignonBlancDay, and no, we're not cracking out the sherry to celebrate (although that would be a very funny joke..😶)
The UK can't get enough #SauvBlanc, so we've highlighted what make some of ours truly spectacular!
#1 Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc - Veramonte is 100% organic and vegan, hailing from our ultra-sustainable winery in Chile. Low-temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks allows for layer upon layer of juicy lime and tangerine to develop, dotted with subtle floral notes 🌎
#2 Neil Ellis Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc - from South Africa, one for those seeking a little more greenery alongside their tropical fruits. Think nuances of freshly cut grass, gooseberry and bell pepper. A perfect example of terroir specificity. 🌿
#3 Jackson Estate Grey Ghost Sauvignon - because one simply can't shout about Sauvignon Blanc without a kiwi banger in the mix! This one is a little different, with 70% fermentation in 6-year-old French oak barriques and some intensive lees aging and stirring. Those nectarine and white peach components are combined with a complex gun-flint aroma and hints of lees character. The creamy lees component combines with soft acidity and minerality on the palate to form a supremely textured and layered Sauvignon Blanc 🍋
#sauvignonblancday #sauvignonblancday2022 #southafricansauvignonblanc #newzealandsauvignonblanc #chileansauvignonblanc #internationalsauvignonblancday #sauvblancday