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Sherry wine comes from only one place in the entire world, Andalucía, Spain where the soil and unique seasonal changes give a particular and unsurpassable character to its wines. The process of production—not really the grape—determine the types of sherry, though certain types are reserved for certain grapes. Sherry's main grapes include Palomino, Pedro Ximénez and Muscat of Alexandria.

Tasting Notes for Sherry

Sherry is a fortified wine that comes in many styles from dry to sweet. Fino, from Jerez, and the similar style called Manzanilla, from the humid and cool, coastal town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, are the lightest and driest styles, and are meant for early consumption. Their creation is dependent on the action of flor, which are benevolent film-forming yeasts that make a floating veil on the surface of the wine, which aid in protecting it from oxidation. Amontillado happens when a Fino’s layer of flor fades and the wine starts to oxidize. Quite simply it is an aged Fino that has a darker color and richer palate. When flor yeast dies unexpectedly, the result is Palo Cortado. A Palo Cortado Sherry can behave like Amontillado on the palate but often show a greater balance of richness and delicacy. Oloroso never develops flor but is oxidized for anywhere from five to twenty five years, becoming aromatic and strong like a fine bourbon. A sweetened Oloroso is a Cream sherry wine; a Pale Cream is one that has had the color removed. Pedro Ximénez and Muscat, representing a tiny proportion of production can make some amazing single varietal sweet sherries but the vast number of styles are primarily based on the Palomino grape. Visit The Seven Types of Sherry Wine - What to Know to learn more!

Perfect Food Pairings for Sherry Wine

For Fino and Manzanilla, think Spanish tapas: baked anchovies, patatas bravas, olives, cold cuts and manchego. For Amontillado and Palo Cortado, dishes like roasted turkey, grilled tuna, artichokes and asparagus will go well; dark chocolate could pair with these too. Rich poultry and foie gras will work with dry Oloroso. Cream Sherry and sweet Pedro Ximénez should be enjoyed with dessert or cheese.

Sommelier Secrets for Sherry

Most Sherry produced is dry and meant to pair alongside traditional Spanish food. The British and American markets have traditionally focused on the sweet ones.

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    Osborne Medium Sherry
    Sherry from Jerez, Spain
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      Emilio Hidalgo Morenita Cream Sherry
      Sherry from Jerez, Spain
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        Alvaro Domecq Fino La Janda Sherry
        Sherry from Jerez, Spain
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        • Lustau East India Solera Front Label
          Lustau East India Solera
          Sherry from Jerez, Spain
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          • Lustau Don Nuno Dry Oloroso Sherry  Front Label
            Lustau Don Nuno Dry Oloroso Sherry
            Sherry from Jerez, Spain
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              Emilio Hidalgo Fino Sherry
              Sherry from Jerez, Spain
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              • Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry Front Label
                Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry
                Sherry from Jerez, Spain
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                • Alvaro Domecq Aranda Cream Sherry Front Label
                  Alvaro Domecq Aranda Cream Sherry
                  Sherry from Jerez, Spain
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                    • Lustau Capataz Andres Deluxe Cream Sherry  Front Label
                      Lustau Capataz Andres Deluxe Cream Sherry
                      Sherry from Jerez, Spain
                      • WE91
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                        Osborne Cream Sherry
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                        • Bodegas Poniente Fino Sherry  Front Label
                          Bodegas Poniente Fino Sherry
                          Sherry from Jerez, Spain
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