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Sherry in London

On a trip to London last week, I tried to get a feel for how consumers might see sherry. Just ordinary consumers,not the sorts who buy wines from expensive West End merchants.Of course, this exercise was totally unscientific. In between errands and meetings, I dropped into as many shops as […]

Sherry at EWBC 2008 and Alvaro Domecq

Initially, I thought I would be the only person bringing sherry to the EWBC 2008 invitational tasting, but once things got going, I was pleased to see that some Osborne Fino Quinta and the Manzanilla and Fino from Equipo Navazos (Nos 7 and 8 ) had made an appearance. The […]

Bodega Profile – Bodegas Osborne S.A. – DO Jerez

Osborne is Spain’s most prestigious producer of wines and spirits. Headquartered in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain, in the famous brandy and sherry-producing region of Jerez. Osborne currently produces world-renowned brandy, sherry, port, fine regional wines and anise liqueur. Founded in 1772, Osborne is one of the oldest firms […]

Bodega Profile – Bodegas Emilio Lustau S.A. – DO Jerez

In 1896, Don Jose Ruiz-Berdejo began cultivating grape vines on his estate, Nuestra Senora de la Esperanza (Our Lady of Hope), located right outside of Jerez de la Frontera. Once the wine was made, Jose would store the barrels on his estate and later sell them to a large exporting […]

Timeline of Spanish Sherry

Sometimes the best time to write is when you least expect ideas to be born, and at 2am, I guarantee you that I had no intention of putting my fingers to the keyboard. However, life has a funny way of nudging you, and I felt it was my sworn duty […]

Osbourne – El Puerto de Santa María

One of the oldest and most prestigious sherry producers in Spain, was founded by an Englishman, Thomas Osborne Mann. Bodegas Osborne is located in El Puerto de Santa María, in the province of Cádiz, in the heart of the wine growing region known as the “Sherry Triangle”, formed by the […]

TN – Grandma Wine? Cream Sherry

So by now most of you know that I am a fan of Sherry. I’m not afraid to admit it, but in fact, I revel in its meaning. This noble wine that has fallen off the wagon of wine popularity is in my opinion due for a comeback. With wine […]

Bodegas La Cigarrera – Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Last weekend I had the fortune of visiting one of the most important wine regions in Spain, historically speaking that is. San Lúcar de Barrameda is located on the southern coast of Spain at the point where the river Guadalaquivir runs into the Atlantic Ocean. What makes this city so […]

TN – Pedro Ximenez Wines – DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry

According to Jancis Robinson’s “Guide to Wine Grapes“, Pedro Ximenez “… is capable of producing very ripe grapes and is by far the dominant grape for the sherry-like wines of [Montilla-Moriles->http://www.montilla-moriles.org/].” My experience, up until my moving to Spain, was that of watching a small bottle of PX linger on […]