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Osborne

Huge beverage company with the current name "Grupo Osborne" in the port city of Puerto de Santa Maria next Cádiz in the Spanish region Andalusia, Osborne is advertised since 1956 with the extremely extensive present in Spain silhouette of a bull who survived all advertising bans and has been made since 1997 with a judgment of the Supreme Court under permanent trademark protection. The company was founded in 1772 by the Englishman Thomas Osborne Mann (1749-1854). She quickly became a major sherry producer. The two founding sons Tomás and Juan Nicolás received in 1869 from Pope Pius IX. (1792-1878) specially created count's family title "Conde de Osborne".

In 1872 the sherry house Duff-Gordon was taken over. This name is today used 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 known are the limited-edition "rare" solera bottlings in numbered bottles. The bottled in porcelain bottles Brandy de Jerez "Conde de Osborne" is one of the best Spanish brandies. Bottle and label were designed by the famous Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989).

To the possession (at least in the form of participation) count the wineries Montecillo (Rioja), Bodegas Aalto (Ribera del Duero) and Osborne Selección Malpica (Toledo); the sherry house Bobadilla; the mineral water company Balneario y Aguas de Solán de Cabras; the sausage and meat company Sánchez Romero Carvajal; the sales company Osborne Distribuidora; the liqueur company Anís del Mono; the spirits company Bodegas Osborne Tomelloso (formerly Jonás Torres); as well as the restaurant company Restauradora de Mesones. In 2005, the total stock of 4,500 barrels of port wine and the warehouses in the postage - Vorstadt Vila Nova de Gaia to the company Fladgate Partnership sold. At the beginning of 2008 they were owned by the multinational Pernod Ricard located sherry and brand brands of the brand Domecq bought (the mark itself is unaffected).

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