The origins of Bodegas Tradición are based on 'Bodega CZ J.M. Rivero' the oldest of the known sherry houses with business dated back in 1650. J.M. Rivero was by appointment supplier of the Royal Houses of Spain and Portugal and the winery obtained many different international rewards. The winery became a very successful business during the 19th century and in 1855 the property had many worldwide known brands. Bodegas J.M. Rivero was sold in 1991 and immediately after Joaquín Rivero started planning the reinstatement of the family tradition through a new wine house and a different strategy: 'The name Tradición responds to a double requirement: the continuance to the family wine business and a comeback of the traditional styles and the processes in the making of Jerez wines'. With this aim an old sherry warehouse was acquired and after restoration of the warehouse the first casks arrived at Bodegas Tradición. The initial main objective was pursuing the best soleras at the time and sourcing old and first-rate American oak casks to keep the wines which were selected by the team of experts who were hired to work in Bodegas Tradicion. Jose Ignacio Domecq Fernández de Bobadilla former oenologist from Domecq and son of one of the most famous oenologists from the golden age of sherry José Ignacio Domecq González -'The Nose'- was hired to select the wines to be purchased and to create the Tradición styles. Along with Mr. Domecq José Blandino who had worked at Domecq for almost 50 years was hired to select the casks and to make all the necessary arrangements in the house to set up the soleras. Bodegas Tradición Sherries are the real thing! And like all the great wines they are as splendid alone as they are with the right dishes with food pairing potential way beyond a midwinter aperitif. The most important thing is to use large ample wine glasses sit back and enjoy!

Brandy Tradición Solera Gran Reserva 25yrs  

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