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Sherry Wines Int. 19h
Spring is almost here and that means it's almost EN RAMA time! Do you know what "En rama" means?⁠ Ruben of Sherry Notes gives a great summary: "En rama literally means on the branch. You could say it is raw sherry, in its freshest, most immediate st…
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Sherry Wines Int. Feb 22
"As a winemaker, few wines arouse as much passion as the wines of Jerez, as much for their variety as for their particular methods of production." ⁠ Meet the Maker: Paola Media Enologist Bodegas Williams & Humbert. Read her full interview link in bio…
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Sherry Wines Int. Feb 21
The 24th edition of the Festival of Jerez starts today and runs until March 7th. A major exhibition of the city's most genuine and important artistic manifestation: flamenco, with dance as the running thread of the festival. Click the link in bio to vi…
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Sherry Wines Int. Feb 19
It is very rare that one leaves Jerez without falling a little bit in love with the city. And once you visit a Sherry bodega and learn about the fascinating way it is made, well you'll never look back!⁠ ⁠ 📍Bodegas ⁠ ⠀⁠ Es muy raro…
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Sherry Wines Int. Feb 17
Sherry is unique for a number of reasons such as the albariza soil, the microclimate of the region, the ageing of the wines in the solera & criadera system but do you know about the essential element known as Flor in ageing biological Sherries such as Fi…
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Sherry Wines Int. Feb 14
Why eat chocolate when you can have grapes! Happy Valentines Day to all you out there. This classic poster from 1959 was the official poster used to promote the annual Harvest festival. It not only encapsulates the romance, culture, and t…
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Sherry Wines Int. Feb 12
Pour AMONTILLADO Pair ARTICHOKES ⁠ Artichokes are notoriously difficult to match with wine due to cynarine, a bitter compound in them. The answer is Amontillado Sherry, it's low acidity pairs brilliantly with the high acidity of the Artichoke, not …
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Sherry Wines Int. Feb 10
Sherry Postcards from Bodegas La Gitana in Sanlucar de Barrameda. Founded in 1792, the winery remains in the hands of the family and is most famous for their Manzanilla, La Gitana which as the legend goes, was named after a gypsy woman from a bar in Mál…
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Sherry Wines Int. Feb 8
Do you know what Tabancos are? The word «Tabanco» is the result of the fusion of the words «estanco» (small shops where goods controlled by the Spanish state, such as wine, were sold) and «tabaco» (tobacco in Spanish). ⁠ ⁠ Today Tabancos are sprinkle…
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Sherry Wines Int. Feb 7
Sherry Postcards from Bodegas Tradicion Jerez de la Frontera. Have you experienced their wines or visited the Bodega? José María Quirós Sacaluga the wineries enologist explains here more about their Amontillado VORS "Our Amontillado has between 10 and 1…
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Sherry Wines Int. Feb 5
Jerez de la Frontera is considered as one of the principal cities linked to the art of Flamenco. The city stands out as a great cathedral of the “arte jondo” (or deep art as it is known), the Flamenco atmosphere permeates the streets. A city where peopl…
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Sherry Wines Int. Feb 3
"Fino and its cousin Manzanilla make fine sippers before a meal. But it’s with food that these tangy, briny white wines sing. They stand up to golden potatoes with tuna, assertively seasoned with vinegar; pungent anchovies; and Ibérico ham, edged with fa…
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Sherry Wines Int. Feb 1
Bodegas Barbadillo was founded in 1821 by Benigno Barbadillo in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Almost 200 years later Barbadillo is still a family-owned business & an essential visit for any lover of Manzanilla and Sherry Wines when you are next in the Sherry Tr…
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Sherry Wines Int. Jan 31
The countdown is on to one of the most important events of the year for Jerez - The Flamenco Festival. From February 21st to March 7th thousands of people from all over the world will visit the capital of Flamenco to experience first hand the music, the…
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Sherry Wines Int. Jan 29
Need help preparing for your next Sherry tasting or upcoming exam? We've got you covered, in our Sherry Tasting video with a step by step guide to understanding the nuances of the Sherry Wine spectrum, click the link in bio or visit our YouTube ch…
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Sherry Wines Int. Jan 27
Sherry 101: "Vara & Pulgar" (stick & thumb) this term refers to the pruning method carried out once the vine reaches maturity and is at rest during the winter. A traditional method of pruning specific to the D.O Jerez consists of training each vine's tru…
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Sherry Wines Int. Jan 25
"Sherry wines are unique in the world, for their origin, the characteristics of our albariza soil, their amazing versatility and for the processes used in their production." Meet the Maker: Victoria Frutos - Enologist Grupo Estévez. Read her full intervi…
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Sherry Wines Int. Jan 24
One of the finest food and wine matches of all is, without doubt, Jamón Ibérico de Bellota and Sherry.⠀⁠ Why? Because Fino with its reasonably low acidity and bitter edge from the Flor (yeast) works incredibly well as it balances the slight sweetness…
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Sherry Wines Int. Jan 23
Sherry trivia - there are approximately 300,000 barrels in the region, all made of American Oak. They are generally between 20 & 50 years old, though many will be used for more than 100 years. The are painted black to help spot any leakages.⁠ ⁠ ⁠She…
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Sherry Wines Int. Jan 21
So much goes into making Sherry wines that you may not know about. During the winter in order to retain water, there is the task "aserpia" or "alumbra", which is specific to the region. It takes place after the harvest and involves building up ridges of …
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