I’ve had the pleasure of attending Flamenco Fridays in August at Bar Vivant since its beginning. I’ve even been pulled up on stage by Espacio Flamenco to offer what Sevillanas or Bulerias I may have hidden in my pocket.
Every week you can count on a fresh line up of sherry by select producers. This year, I have the pleasure to pour some of my favorite go-to bottles that aren’t too hard to find in bottle shops around Portland, Oregon.
On Friday, August 17th, I will showcase four lovely bottles and producers. To start, the classic Tío Pepe Fino by Bodegas González Byass. As a fellow Tío Pepe Sherrymaster, I cannot wait to tell stories of their history in Jerez de la Frontera. Next I plan to pour Los Arcos Amontillado by Bodegas Lustau. This specific bottle is great to convert those new to sherry! Thirdly, I will pour Oloroso Faraón from Bodegas Hidalgo la Gitana. I love it for it’s combination of dried fruit and walnut notes. Finally, I’ll finish off with the sweet Moscatel Especial from none other than César Florido.
I do hope you can make it! Doors open at 6pm and free show starts at 7pm. Be sure to grab a seat and a glass of sherry!