Today´s theme on Flyday Fridays is about the thousands of sherry/brandy barrels which we saw at the sherry bodega (winery) in Jerez owned by the Gonzalez-Byass company, the makers of the world famous sherry brand, Tío Pepe. Let me show you first this blackened courtyard, the first thing that we saw when we started our tour at the bodega. At first, we thought that this area was burned down by fire but it turned out that the darkened walls is a caused by the accumulation soot resulting from the distillation process that has been going on for years in the oldest part of the bodega.
I got fascinated by the HUGE amount of oak barrels at almost every corner of the bodega and by the way, they also make brandy.
This room is very interesting, it´s got all the barrels marked with every country´s name in the world. Amazing!
Wine, sherry and brandy are usually aged in oak barrels but this one was an exception, in cherry wood barrels.
This bodega is very famous, it gets lots of visits from famous celebrities, politicians and even royalty all the time! One of them was:
I also get to photograph( blurred, hehe!) the signature of this famous director :
and a clearer picture of one of my best directors of all time!
And lastly, this wasn´t what I wore in Jerez, this is what I wore yesterday. A cropped tweed blazer which I got on sale and a preppy look of black and white stripes and gray. I needed to wear layers because the temperature´s dropped from 27 C to 10 C. I know, so weird but that´s how the weather rolls in here. ;)
|top- Zara, sweater- local store, jacket- Blanco|