Friday, October 8, 2010

All About Sherry

"There are only two kinds of sherry, the good and the better."
--Jerez saying

What is one of the tastiest, most intriguing, and unique wines that you're probably not drinking? It's Sherry, a fascinating fortified wine from a small region of southern Spain.

Sherry has a fascinating history, and the Palomino grape, which is the staple of about 95% of all sherry, extends back about 3000 years. That is a true taste of history in every glass of Sherry. The production process is unique and equally compelling, from the mysterious flor to the use of the solera system for aging. The Sherry bodegas often have some interesting stories, many which captivated me. How many other wineries have albino peacocks, Piccaso artwork, or leave out wine for the mice? It is extremely food friendly, often very inexpensive, and is absolutely delicious.

Over all the years that I've been a passionate advocate of Sherry, I've written over 40 articles about Sherry, and felt it would be very helpful to my readers to compile the links to these posts in a single place. This post will be that repository, and as such will be constantly updated when I write another sherry article. Some of these articles were written before my trip, and others afterwards.

I hope you enjoy.

History of Sherry (Five Parts)
Manzanilla: The Neglected Sherry (Two Parts)
Does Alvear Produce Sherry?
Sherry News
Bound for Spain: Sherry!
I Have Returned!
Ten Things I Learned About Sherry
Five More Things I Learned About Sherry
Aged Sherry: Prepare To Be Wowed
The Mystery of Palomino
Bodegas Tradición: Only Aged Sherries
Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana: Manzanilla Mecca
Bodegas Harvey: Peacocks, Gators & Aged Sherry
Bodegas Sánchez Romate: Flamenco, Momo & Moscatel
Bodegas Gonzalez Byass: Apostles & Thirsty Mice
Bodegas Grupo Estevez: Music For the Flor
Sherry and Spanish Cuisine
Sherry Food Pairings: More Bellota Please 
A Taste of Menton, With Sherry
Sherry Bodegas: Beware The Aliens! 
Rant: Dumbing Down Wine Lists
Sherry Day: December 6
Thanksgiving Wines? Consider Sherry or Sake
Ronnarong: Sherry & Thai Success
Fino Sherry: The King of Food Pairings
Gonzalez Byass & Taberna De Haro: Sherry Food Pairings
Thirst Boston: Fortified Wines--Vermouth & Sherry
Rant: Stop Neglecting Sherry
Alexander Jules: Three Impressive Sherries
Sherry by Talia Baiocchi
Drink More Sherry: Visit Taberna de Haro
Los Abandonados: A Lost Sherry
Alexander Jules Manzanilla 5/41: The Wine Of Joy
Boston Wine Expo: Wines of Spain
Gonzalez Byass La Copa Vermouth: From Sherry With Love
Rant: Stop Neglecting Sherry
The Sound Of A Guitar: Tio Pepe Fino En Rama Sherry
Perfection In A Bottle: Bodegas Yuste Conde de Aldama Amontillado Sherry

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