The Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino (GOCV) has a newly appointed chairwoman: Sara Jane Evans MW. She was appointed following a unanimous vote by all 63 members, all of them leading professionals in the wine industry. She takes over for Nick Room.
Evans has an extremely impressive resume and she originally joined the GOCV in 2010. She is a wine writer and journalist with a special interest in sherry, and she has received multiple awards and published several books about wines from Spain. She previously held and currently holds posts in other prestigious organizations.
Says Sarah: “I am touched and excited to have been elected Chairwoman. It was an enormous privilege to become a Caballero, and I have so enjoyed being part of a network of exceptional people in the UK and Spain… I look forward to continuing our work of educating about and promoting Spanish wine.”
The GOCV was originally founded by Wines from Spain in 1985 and aims to recognize those professionals who promote and advance Spanish wines in the UK. Fernando Muñoz Naranjo, Director of Foods, Wines and Gastronomy at the Spanish Commercial Office in London, added: “We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sarah Jane for being appointed Chair of one of the most eminent organizations in the field of Spanish wines.”