Category Archive: Jerez / Sanlucar / Puerto / Montilla

Dublin Flamenco Festival 2013 – Flamenco & Sherry by Tío Pepe

As sherry week on The Vine Inspiration draws to a close, it’s fitting that we finish with a party, and the party in question was one of the opening events of the 2013… Continue reading

A Visit to Drakes Tabanco

After such an intense day of palomino palate punishment at The Great Sherry Tasting (not a bad thing at all I might add, as I’m sure you gathered from my recent posts!), I… Continue reading

The Great Sherry Tasting 2013 – Palo Cortado and Oloroso

It’s day three of sherry week on The Vine Inspiration. Yesterday, I wrote about some of the most enjoyable aged fino and amontillado I tasted at The Great Sherry Tasting held in London… Continue reading

The Great Sherry Tasting 2013 – Aged Fino and Amontillado

It’s day two of sherry week on The Vine Inspiration and we’re on to the good stuff. October 2013 saw the second incarnation of the, now hopefully annual, Great Sherry Tasting. The event… Continue reading

Dry Sherry – An Introduction

This week is sherry week on The Vine Inspiration! Isn’t every week ‘sherry week’ I hear you ask? Well yes, but this week is particularly sherry filled, as I’m finally getting around to… Continue reading

Wines From Spain Tasting – A Sherry Adventure

I’m like a stuck record in bemoaning that despite its rising popularity across the globe, in mainstream terms at least, sherry remains stuck in the doldrums in Ireland. Things weren’t looking good when… Continue reading

González Byass Sherry – Amontillado Del Duque VORS

Last year I came across an old article from Spain Gourmet Tour magazine describing the age dating system for sherry that was introduced around the turn of the millennium by the Consejo Regulador.… Continue reading

World Sherry Day In Dublin, Ireland

“Did you have fun hanging out with the OAPs?” was the general gist of the jibes from my friends when I told them that I was at a world sherry day tasting in… Continue reading

Magnificent Manzanilla

With World Sherry Day (well World Sherry week really) finally upon us, sherry lovers in Ireland are gearing up for a variety of events that are taking place countrywide. Those near Dublin can… Continue reading

Peter Siemens – The Best Dentist In The World

Although perhaps not the wisest alternative to a dental checkup, a glass of Pedro Ximénez (PX) swirled around your mouth is sure to highlight every little cavity and sensitive root in a way… Continue reading