Category Archive: Jerez / Sanlucar / Puerto / Montilla

IPA En Rama?

With ‘En Rama Season’ firmly in swing, it seems like a good time to update on the availability of some of the sherries I highlighted in my article for the May edition of The Taste… Continue reading

Bodegas Tradición at Stanley’s

I’ve been at the sherry again! What’s new, I hear you cry!?!? Well this time was slightly different. While it’s true that I can often be found propping up the bar in Stanley’s… Continue reading

Monty Python: The Sherry-Drinking Vicar

More Monty Python sherry references on The Vine Inspiration? It’s the last one I promise, and I can’t even claim credit for unearthing this one. That must go to Hannah Whale (@UKSherryLovers), who I… Continue reading

The Sherry Is The Sign: Equipo Navazos

A sign from the Twitter gods revealed in my 8,000th and 9,000th tweets? A sign to gather Equipo Navazos sherries together in abundance? I’m all for that! Now, what will 10K bring? 8K: 9K:… Continue reading

An Evening in Tabanco El Pasaje

This post should really be called ‘Evenings in Tabanco El Pasaje‘ rather than confining it to the singular, since on my visit to Jerez last Autumn we found ourselves propping up the bar there… Continue reading

Exquisite and Elegant Old Sherry From Bodegas Tradición

Would you like to taste some 80 year old amontillado was the gist of David Harvey’s email the night before The Great Sherry Tasting in London last year. Would I what, I thought?!?!? David… Continue reading

Palo Cortado – Cayetano del Pino y Cia

At the Great Sherry Tasting in 2013, the production of palo cortado was a point of some discussion at a seminar hosted by Beltrán Domecq, President of the Consejo Regulador. Beltrán made a distinction… Continue reading

Equipo Navazos in Etto

Last November, I attended the best wine dinner of my life. Bar none. Jesús Barquín was in Dublin to conduct a series of tastings of his Equipo Navazos sherries, and Ally Alpine from… Continue reading

Sherry Wine Week: 2nd – 8th November 2015

The Regulatory Council of Sherry Wines Jerez-Xérès-Sherry and  Manzanilla – Sanlúcar de Barrameda has announced that Sherry Wine Week 2015 will take place from 2 to 8 of November, coinciding with European Wine… Continue reading

Valdespino and The Macharnudo Maze

A curious, and quite frankly preposterous, question keeps popping up in my mind of late – if I was confined to drinking wines from only one winery for the rest of my life,… Continue reading