The X Copa Jerez selects its next finalists

Copa Jerez launches its X Edition in which once again the Regulatory Council of Sherry Wines and Fedejerez will bet on promoting the extraordinary synergy between Sherry Wines and haute cuisine through an international competition that will lead to one in 2023 of the biggest culinary events held in the world: Copa Jerez Forum & Competition.

In 2022, a first phase of the competition is being developed to select the chef and sommelier teams that will represent each of the seven participating countries, through national calls attended by some of the most outstanding restaurants in the world. .

Thus, the search for the perfect pairing with Vinos de Jerez and the team that can best represent us against our six opponents in the great international final of the competition, which will be held in October next year within the framework of the Copa enogastronomic congress, opens in Spain. Jerez Forum & Competition, one of the world’s largest events with haute cuisine.

A great menu and the expertise to pair it with the appropriate Sherry Wines are the weapons that applicants need to get on the stage of the Teatro Villamarta in Jerez de la Frontera and star, in front of more than 300 professionals from all over the world, in the largest live cooking show held in Spain.

How to participate in the X Copa Jerez?

Copa Jerez is an opportunity for catering professionals to test the harmony between the kitchen and dining room, their knowledge of Sherry Wines and show the world their talent.

Until next September 15, 2022, the period for submitting candidacies for the Copa Jerez National Final will be open, in which chef and sommelier teams from the same restaurant or catering business that has at least three References to Marco de Jerez wines in your menu.

Together they must create a three-course menu proposal -starter, main course and dessert- and choose the Sherry or Manzanilla Wine that best accompanies each of them. The gastronomic quality of the menu, creativity and success in the proposed pairings will be the determining factors when it comes to success.

From among all the proposals received, a committee of experts will select the three final teams that will have to recreate and defend their proposals before a jury of leading professionals from our gastronomic scene in the National Final of the X Copa Jerez, which will take place in the last quarter of 2022.

Those interested can send their proposal, consult the mechanics of the competition and get inspiration from the winning creations of previous editions at

The team that wins the National Final will represent our country in the X International Final of the competition, which will take place during the Copa Jerez Forum & Competition congress.

An appointment with the highest gastronomy

If anything characterizes Copa Jerez it is its recognized international prestige, the result of the high level of both the juries and the participating teams and gastronomic proposals submitted to the competition.

Edition after edition, Copa Jerez has become a benchmark in the field of international competitions and the most important professional event with Sherry Wines, bringing together some of the most relevant figures in gastronomy and current oenology.

Throughout its ten editions, prominent restaurants from different parts of the world have attended before top-level juries, with names such as Josep Roca, Heston Blumenthal, Quique Dacosta, Pontus Eloffson, Juan Mari Arzak, Andoni Luis Aduriz, among many others.

In the last edition, the Rioja restaurant Venta Moncalvillo* won the representation of Spain after beating the restaurants Atrio** (Cáceres), Ambivium* (Peñafiel), El Club Allard* (Madrid) and La Carboná (Madrid) in the National Final. Jerez de la Frontera).

After an exciting live cooking show, the absolute victory in the International Final of the IX Jerez Cup went to the team from the Belgian restaurant Paul de Pierre, whose members also won the Best Sommelier (Paul-Henri Cuvelier) and Best (Chef) awards. Fabian Bail).

Copa Jerez Forum & Competition: international knowledge forum

Awarded as the best wine event in Spain at the International Wine Awards, Copa Jerez Forum & Competition is a platform for participating restaurants and one of the largest gastronomic events worldwide.

More than 300 professionals -chefs, sommeliers, oenologists and leading experts- come together for two days to reflect on the latest trends in oenology, explore the gastronomic potential of Sherry Wines and strengthen this increasingly important dialogue between kitchen and dining room , emphasizing that, as Josep Roca pointed out in the last edition, “When cooking embraces wine, it is a much richer cuisine and creates GASTRONOMY in capital letters”

An exceptional event, with a highly experimental format and a complete program that combines tastings of the highest level, tastings, demonstrations, presentations and colloquia, all of it, coexisting together with the great spectacle that constitutes the Copa Jerez competition.

The next edition of the Copa Jerez Forum & Competition is scheduled to be held at the Teatro Villamarta in Jerez de la Frontera on October 3 and 4, 2023.

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