Tag Archive: Fino

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

Tasted With Liberty Wines – Valdespino Fino Inocente

There is little doubt that with sherries produced by Hijos de Rainera Pérez Marín and Valdespino to name but two houses, and even ignoring group director Eduardo Ojeda’s involvement in Equipo Navazos, the… Continue reading

Equipo Navazos and La Bota de Manzanilla No. 32 “Navazos”

One of the things that first attracted me to sherry, apart from its delicious taste, was its method of production. Something about the solera system and the fact that in every bottle of… Continue reading