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A book review of “Sherry. Maligned, Misunderstood, Magnificent!”

by  |  07-04-2020

Watching a webinar on Sherry recently, the host made the most salient, yet cutting of opening comments, "Like most people in the wine trade, you probably all love Sherry but despite this, it's a tough... more » Watching a webinar on Sherry recently, the host made the most salient,... more »
Do not get between Allison Janney and a porró.

Guzzling with the stars; six new celebrity wines

by  |  18-03-2019

From press releases about Sarah Jessica Parker’s forays wearing gumboots into the vineyards of New Zealand, to Brangelina’s lucrative Provençal Rosé adventures, to Jon Bon Jovi’s uh, Rosé, to Drew Barrymore’s, uh… other Rosé (wtf?)... more » From press releases about Sarah Jessica Parker’s forays wearing gumboots into the... more »

A missed point on sweet Sherry

by  |  11-10-2016

I was quite stoked when I saw this headline as I thought the author of the article was going to bring up the point that, as one of the driving markets for sweet and blended... more » I was quite stoked when I saw this headline as I thought... more »

Enough with Sherry & Grandma

by  |  26-09-2016

It seems to have started at least a decade ago when someone introduced an article on Sherry by saying that people shouldn’t confuse it with that sweet drink that your grandmother would sip on. Others... more » It seems to have started at least a decade ago when someone... more »
Lovely in presentation as as well as flavor

Fernando de Castilla – Fino Antique

by  |  08-02-2016

When attending the Sherry Educators course last fall, I tried to schedule visits with some of the Sherry cellars in Jerez to round out my general knowledge of this lovely beverage by tasting as much... more » When attending the Sherry Educators course last fall, I tried to schedule... more »

A book review of “Sherry: A Modern Guide”

by  |  02-12-2015

This book has me conflicted and suffice to say, that is probably why it's taken me so long to get around to reviewing it as I've had it for a couple of years now. In... more » This book has me conflicted and suffice to say, that is probably... more »

Drinking 240 year-old Sherry will land you in jail

by  |  19-09-2015

During a tour through Crimea by Russian president/leader-for-life Vladimir Putin and former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi (who all British press add “disgraced” to the beginning of) they apparently drank a very rare bottle of... more » During a tour through Crimea by Russian president/leader-for-life Vladimir Putin and former... more »

Drinking Sherry wines

by  |  13-01-2015

Sherry is one of those drinks that is largely misunderstood as most people believe it to be a sweet drink when in reality, the majority of it is dry or more to the point, not... more » Sherry is one of those drinks that is largely misunderstood as most... more »

The venencia

by  |  09-12-2014

Anyone who has visited a wine cellar knows well the thrill when the winemaker whips out that glass tube called a pipette and pulls a long, smooth draw of visceral wine from the barrel. When... more » Anyone who has visited a wine cellar knows well the thrill when... more »

Sherry Triangle tasting at the convent of Santo Domingo

by  |  05-12-2014

For most, the image of Spain being exactly like Mexico but with a “lisp” is due to most people equating Andalusia, the furthest south region of the country, with being what Spain is and assuming... more » For most, the image of Spain being exactly like Mexico but with... more »