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Ehrmanns and Sherry : a podcast with Peter Dauthieu jr

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

Release Date: 05/06/2021

Virginia Willcox at Vasse Felix: A podcast from the Heart of the Margaret River. show art Virginia Willcox at Vasse Felix: A podcast from the Heart of the Margaret River.

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

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Ehrmanns and Sherry : a podcast with Peter Dauthieu jr show art Ehrmanns and Sherry : a podcast with Peter Dauthieu jr

Kevin Ecock's WinePod

Peter Dauthieu is a Director at , a leading distributor across the UK and Ireland. He is based in Jerez, is MD of and responsible for Viniberia Almacenista which consolidates the sherry range sold by Ehrmann's in the UK. Peter has worked  in the wien trade  since 1997 - at Ehrmann's Wines aand also as Export Director at CVNE. In 2002 Peter graduated with a Wine MBA from Bordeaux University. I originally approached Ehrmann's through their distributor, , with a view to explore the '' wines. I have a great admiration for companies that can develop value brands that in turn deliver...

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Peter Dauthieu is a Director at Ehrmann's, a leading distributor across the UK and Ireland. He is based in Jerez, is MD of Viniberia and responsible for Viniberia Almacenista which consolidates the sherry range sold by Ehrmann's in the UK. Peter has worked  in the wien trade  since 1997 - at Ehrmann's Wines aand also as Export Director at CVNE. In 2002 Peter graduated with a Wine MBA from Bordeaux University.

I originally approached Ehrmann's through their distributor, United Wines, with a view to explore the 'BeefSteak Club' wines. I have a great admiration for companies that can develop value brands that in turn deliver very drinkable wine. The BeefSteak label does just that!

Peter very quickly changed my mind by pointing out that, as he lives in Jerez (and is quite the Sherry expert), I might begin the Ehrmann's story with a podcast on almacenista sherry with an additional focus on his family's long association with the great sherry bodega, Williams and Humbert. (BeefSteak to follow at a later date ... )

Yes Please! You never have to ask me twice when it comes to talking about what is probably one of the most exciting wines and wine regions in the world.