The Wine of Life
Sherry wines are incredibly diverse. Many people think of Sherry as merely a sweet dessert wine and nothing more, though this is far from true. Sherry can be sweet, certainly. There are some delicious sweet Sherries out there, in different styles and at different price points. There is also completely dry Sherry available, again in […]
Clearly, a British tipple, Harveys Bristol Cream, comparable to other excellent fortified sherries and despite its “old fashioned” reputation has not died but remained religiously steadfast over the years more familiar with the older folk during festive occasions or best served quite chilled as an aperitif before a meal.
Once upon a time, the only occasion to drink pale cream sherry was round at Grandma’s house for Christmas. But this is a drink which has managed to shake off its fusty image in recent years, gaining a legion of younger fans. It may have last been fashionable at around the time of avocado bathroom […]
How many Sherry brands can you name? For many people, just one: Dry Sack Sherry. Dry Sack is a medium sweet blended Sherry, well known on the shelves of European supermarkets and hypermarkets. Launched in 1906 by Bodegas Williams & Humbert, the brand is an inexpensive introduction to the world of Sherry wines (also known […]
The Spanish wine region of Jerez, commonly referred to as “Sherry”, is capable of producing a surprisingly versatile range of wine styles. For reasons of tradition and perhaps distribution, however, not many people outside the region actually know this. For many, Sherry is exclusively for old women at Christmas time, or a cooking ingredient no […]
This past week a “little” gem, DON PX CONVENTO SELECCIÓN 1946, arrived to our cellar. A wine made from Pedro Ximénez grapes under the A.O. Montilla-Moriles. This PX was made from the first harvest after World War II and it has been ageing in American oak until bottled, in September 2011. The bottle is wax-sealed […]
Pedro Ximenez (PX) is a fortified wine made with the grape variety of the same name. Its production is based on the overripe of the grapes under the intense Summer sun in Andalusia. These extra ripened grapes are pressed, fermented and the resulting wine is aged under the traditional Sherry solera method. The next step […]