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

Sherryeducation.net

As you may have noticed, posts on the blog have become less frequent of late. This is due in no small part to a very busy schedule of sherry events in Ireland; 2016 has already… Continue reading

Fortified Wines and The Blythes Of Fitzwilliam Square

A ledger reproduced in the book “Findlaters – The Story of a Dublin Merchant Family 1774 – 2001” by Alex Findlater offers a glimpse into the drinking habits of a well-off family in… Continue reading

Fascinated By Flor

I’ve become fascinated by flor. And I’m not the only one by the looks of things. While I’m not suggesting that the only rational explanation for the surge in popularity of sherry and… Continue reading

My 2016 Wine Predictions

Almost as ubiquitous as the annual wine awards schtick peddled by wine writers are the predictions for the year ahead. Such pontifications rarely have any bearing on the actual course of events, but I do often… Continue reading

WWW: Wonderful Wine Writing

I’ve been doing a lot more reading than writing recently, so what better way of getting back into the swing of things than sharing some of the most enjoyable pieces I’ve come across. ‘Amontillado: A Draught… Continue reading

The Vine Inspiration Wine and Music Awards 2015

Wines of the Year, Food Oscars, Golden Pints, everyone is at it. For many hacks and bloggers it seems to be merely a thinly veiled exercise to publicly thank the PR folk who gazed upon them… Continue reading