JEREZ, the home of sherry, is launching an official postage stamp in honour of William Shakespeare.

The face of the famous English bard is set to appear on a stamp next autumn coinciding with the city’s VI Homenaje dedicated to the playwright who made reference to sherry no less than 48 times through eight of his plays.

The Cine-Club Popular and Club Filatélico are behind the latest scheme with both working together to create the final design.

The stamp will be sold alongside a postcard at the event in the Hontoria Gonzalez Memorial Park.