Tag Archive: Palo Cortado

Aponiente: Mind Reading and Mind-Blowing

Rarely has a meal had such a lasting impact on me. And it’s perhaps for this reason that I’ve so struggled to capture a spectacular, and upon reflection a quite bibendous, recent evening… 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: Leaving Jerez

Friday 11th September 2015 My head is a bit scrambled. I’m writing this while on the train to Malaga, and even accounting for the inevitable tinge of sadness when leaving Jerez, I’ve never… Continue reading

Bodegas Tradición at Stanley’s

I’ve been at the sherry again! What’s new, I hear you cry!?!? Well this time was slightly different. While it’s true that I can often be found propping up the bar in Stanley’s… Continue reading

An Evening in Tabanco El Pasaje

This post should really be called ‘Evenings in Tabanco El Pasaje‘ rather than confining it to the singular, since on my visit to Jerez last Autumn we found ourselves propping up the bar there… Continue reading

Exquisite and Elegant Old Sherry From Bodegas Tradición

Would you like to taste some 80 year old amontillado was the gist of David Harvey’s email the night before The Great Sherry Tasting in London last year. Would I what, I thought?!?!? David… Continue reading

Palo Cortado – Cayetano del Pino y Cia

At the Great Sherry Tasting in 2013, the production of palo cortado was a point of some discussion at a seminar hosted by Beltrán Domecq, President of the Consejo Regulador. Beltrán made a distinction… 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

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

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