Category Archive: Jerez / Sanlucar / Puerto / Montilla

February is Fino Time on The Taste

January has been relatively quiet on The Vine Inspiration but fear not, the sherry is still flowing! I wrote about fino for the February edition of The Taste – Ireland’s Online Food Magazine.… Continue reading

State of the Nation: Sherry in Ireland

Yeah I know this is a frequent topic for me, and you might be sick of hearing about the rising global popularity of sherry. However, seeing the penetration sherry is getting in the market… Continue reading

The Forgotten Few – Wines of 2014

It’s the most wonderful navel-gazing time of the year. A time where wine bloggers and journalists the world over list their favourite wines of the past 12 months. Yawn. So instead this year, I… Continue reading

Equipo Navazos Nights – La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada Nos. 39 and 40

You probably know the story of Equipo Navazos already. In the mid-noughties, a group of sherry loving friends came across several butts of Amontillado that had been unsold for 20 years in the bodega… Continue reading

Sherry Events in Dublin

I’m just back from Jerez, and with Palomino still seeping from my pores you’d think I’d be taking a bit of a sherry sabbatical – if anything it’s quite the opposite though, because… Continue reading

1…2…3 En Rama – Lustau’s 2014 Sherry Release

2013 saw the first release of Lustau’s 3 En Rama sherries. Bottled from the Bodegas Lustau soleras in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Solera 135 from a bodega facing La Calzada Beach on the river bank),… Continue reading

An update on the sherries of Bodegas Tradición

A quick note on the sherries from Bodegas Tradición which I had the great fortune to try again recently. These really are a range of best-in-class sherries across the board but three really stood… Continue reading

International Sherry Week in Ireland

With only days to go until International Sherry Week (2nd-8th June) it’s time to get planning what events to attend. There are loads of events planned across Ireland, from Bantry to Cork, Galway… Continue reading

International Sherry Week: 2nd – 8th June 2014

Mark your calendars! Following on from the success of World Sherry Day, the festivities this year have now been extended to a week-long celebration of Sherry from 2nd – 8th June 2014. This year International… Continue reading

Most Enjoyable Wines of 2013 – Equipo Navazos Sherry

2013 was my year of Equipo Navazos sherry. (You can read more about their story at this link.) I started as I meant to continue with a bottle of La Bota de Manzanilla… Continue reading