The Golden Week

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Cardenal Mendoza Golden Week 2023

Cardenal Mendoza has come up with a new proposal for Golden Week 2023: innovative, creative and unforgettable experiences for brandy-lovers, mixologists and drinks professionals, which will help you to discover the rich notes and exciting potential of this extraordinary drink.

Cardenal Mendoza, the prestigious Solera Gran Reserva sherry brandy from the Sánchez Romate winery, will celebrate the 8th edition of the Golden Week with a series of events taking place in various locations around the world, from 25th to 31st October 2023.

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We invite bartenders and mixologists of the world to participate in the largest Brandy de Jerez competition. The 3 finalists will contend for the grand prize, a customized gold jigger, at the in-person final in Jerez on 25 October 2023. 

Cardenal Mendoza Ready to Drink


Music is a fundamental part of the joy of living, and Cardenal Mendoza always wants to be present where it is felt. On October 25th, a fantastic musical experience will take place where you can savor Cardenal Mendoza in its classic form or in its other exciting variations such as ready-to-drink cocktails, and more. *This year is a private event, but in 2024, it will be open to the public with tickets.

Cardenal Mendoza & Cocktail


Cardenal Mendoza’s extraordinary depth of flavors pairs perfectly with coffee, chocolate, Cola and cigars. Sanchez Romate will show off their ‘C- Factor’ ways to enjoy Cardenal Mendoza at tastings, master classes, and happy hours - don’t miss it!



New this year, Sanchez Romate is hosting an online event in both English and Spanish where we will invite our importers/distributors to enjoy a fun, dynamic tasting to discover the 12 elements that define Cardenal Mendoza, including vanilla, raisins, leather...

The poster of Cardenal Mendoza Golden Week 2023

Through this year's poster, we wanted to transmit that "Golden hour" that characterizes the moment of enjoyment of our appreciated brandy Cardenal Mendoza.  All this represented with Cardenal Mendoza as the main actor and source of liveliness. Poster created by the Jerez artist Daniel Diosdado.


Cardenal Mendoza Golden Week 2023

Another year of awards

Cardenal Mendoza has once again demonstrated in 2023 why it is the top choice of brandy for many mixologists around the world. 

We are proud to have been ranked in the categories of  Top Ten Best-Selling Brandy y en los Top Ten Trending Brandy in the Drinks International Brand Report 2023.

An award that makes the fifteen years of aging in American oak barrels that Cardenal Mendoza's authentic Gran Reserva Sherry brandy requires, a long artisan process that transmits its sophisticated woody nuances, and the more than 200 years of passion and effort for creating a brand of the highest quality have been worth it.

Cardenal Mendoza awards 2023 Drinks International

Julio Cabrera

Julio Cabrera, Miami's king of mixology! Julio has been in the industry for more than 25 years, perfecting his craft throughout the world. Since 2006, he's been in Miami helping transform the cocktail culture into something worthy of accolades and when he isn't behind the bar, he is training fellow bartenders on the ways of the "cantinero," the classic bartending style from his native Cuba

To celebrate The Golden Week, Julio has concocted three innovative takes on classic cocktails, using Cardenal Mendoza and he has kindly shared the recipes so that you can download them and either make them at the bar or at home yourself!

julio cabrera mixologist

Download the recipes and posters of the cocktails