Tag Archive: La Bota

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

Equipo Navazos Nights: La Bota de Fino No. 54

Something was confirmed for me both at the Great Sherry Tasting in London in September and my recent exploits in La Carboná, Jerez – Equipo Navazos are consistently releasing some of the most exciting… Continue reading

Equipo Navazos Nights: How Low Dare You Go?

For Equipo Navazos fans it’s a numbers game. And in the era of ‘Unicorn Wine’, where there’s a temptation to seek out all things rare, it seems to be a case of ‘the lower… Continue reading

Equipo Navazos Nights: La Bota de Amontillado No.49

In 2007 Gaspar Florido was purchased by Pedro Romero and some of the oldest sherries, which used to be marketed as ‘Jerez viejisimo‘ and absent of any other classification, were moved to the Pedro… Continue reading

Equipo Navazos in Etto

Last November, I attended the best wine dinner of my life. Bar none. Jesús Barquín was in Dublin to conduct a series of tastings of his Equipo Navazos sherries, and Ally Alpine from… 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

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

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