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Osborne

Huge beverage company with the current name "Grupo Osborne" in the port city of Puerto de Santa Maria next to Cadiz in the Spanish region Andalusia, Osborne has been advertised since 1956 with the extremely extensive silhouette of a bull that survived all advertising bans and has been placed under perpetual trademark protection in a judgment of the Supreme Court since 1997. The company was founded in 1772 by the Englishman Thomas Osborne Mann (1749-1854). It quickly developed into a major sherry producer. The two founding sons Tomás and Juan-Nicolás received the one from Pope Pius IX in 1869. (1792-1878) specially created family title "Conde de Osborne".

In 1872 the Duff-Gordon sherry house was taken over. This name is used today as a secondary label for sherry and port wine used. Since 1996 the company has been managed by Tomás Osborne Gamero-Cívico and his cousin Ignacio Osborne Cólogan. The vineyards in the sherry area cover 210 hectares. The sherries produced by the house under the Osborne label are Fino Quinta (Fino Pale Dry), Coquinero (Amontillado Dry), 10 RF = Reserva Familiar (Oloroso Medium), Cream, El Amigo (Medium Dry), Pamela-Cream and Pale Dry. The best are the limited Solera bottlings produced under the name “Rare” (rare) in numbered bottles. The one filled in porcelain bottles Brandy de Jerez "Conde de Osborne" is one of the best Spanish spirits. The bottle and label were designed by the famous Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989).

Ownership (at least in the form of participation) includes the wineries Montecillo (Rioja), Bodegas Aalto (Ribera del Duero) and Osborne Selección Malpica (Toledo); the Bobadilla Sherry House; the Mineral water - Balneario y Aguas de Solán de Cabras company; the Sánchez Romero Carvajal sausage and meat company; the sales company Osborne Distribuidora; the liquor company Anís del Mono; the liquor company Bodegas Osborne Tomelloso (formerly Jonás Torres); as well as the restaurant company Restauradora de Mesones. In 2005, the entire inventory of 4,500 barrels of port wine and the warehouses in the postage - Suburb of Vila Nova de Gaia to the company Fladgate partnership sold. At the beginning of 2008 they were owned by the multinationals Pernod Ricard existing sherry and brandy brands of the brand Domecq bought (the brand itself is not affected).

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