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Upcoming Wine Events

As the warm summer evenings recede, the autumn wine tasting calendar is beginning to heat up. Here are just a few of events to put in your diary. Ireland The Fumbally Stables, an… Continue reading

Sherry Shorts: Eating Vegetables

Although much has been written of late about the gastronomic potential of the wines of Jerez and Sanlúcar, vegetables, with the notable exception of amontillado’s classic pairing with artichokes, rarely feature in the discussion. It’s… Continue reading

A Manzanilla Manifesto

As the United Kingdom remains gripped by referendum fever (or should that be referendum fear?) a very different kind of vote took place in L’Atitude 51 last Wednesday. The question was simple: What drink… Continue reading

Sherry Shorts: Closures

Discussions on sherry bottle closures are probably only of interest to a small fraternity of sherry geeks, but please indulge me for a moment in this ‘sherry short’. Most sherry is bottled under short stopper corks and conventional wisdom… Continue reading

La Guita En Rama – A Manzanilla Worth Waiting For

Luis Gutiérrez notes in his recent article about Sherry in The Wine Advocate that La Guita (Hijos de Rainera Pérez Marín) came under considerable market pressure to release a manzanilla en rama. The bodega has flourished… Continue reading

Sherry Shorts: Birthday Wines

A trio of stunning birthday bottles from the full breadth of the sherry spectrum, each highlighting unique aspects of one of the world’s greatest wines… The solera system, biological ageing and the vitality of individual casks…… Continue reading

Sherry Shorts: Organic Manzanilla From Delgado Zuleta

It’s perhaps testament to the progress made by organic, biodynamic and natural wines in the conscience of wine drinkers, that I’m often asked during tastings whether there are any natural sherries available? Whilst an increased focus… Continue reading

Sherry Shorts: Unsettled En Rama

The Big Fortified Tasting held on Friday in London showcased a few recently bottled (some for the event itself) en rama releases. While most demonstrated wonderful aromas, the wines generally felt a bit… Continue reading

Sherry Shorts: Emilio Hidalgo’s Marvellous Quartet

Sherry Shorts is my series of brief posts that tends to throw up more questions than answers and today will be no different. There’s no such thing as an Emilio Hidalgo free month in my… Continue reading

Sherry Shorts: Books

So, you want to read about sherry? While there are a burgeoning number of blogs and websites dedicated to the subject that are worthy of your attention (check my blogroll links), there are now more than… Continue reading