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Jerez, or Xerez, is in southwest Spain in Andalucia (Andalusia), taking its name from the town of Jerez de la Frontera. “Sherry” is both the Anglican pronounciation of the region and the fortified wine it is known for. It occupies the “Golden Triangle” lying between the cities of Jerez, El Puerto and Sanlucar de Barrameda.
Jerez has three main soil types: Albariza is thin and chalky, best suited for growing the lighter styles of sherry from Palomino grapes. Baros is clay-dense and lightly chalky and Arenas is sandy, both more conducive to growing Pedro Ximenez and Moscatel for sweeter styles. The changes in climate also influence grape-growing. Areas that benefit from cooler ocean winds preserve vital acidity in the grapes and cellar temperature control.
Once the wine is fermented, it is monitored and designated for fortification, which is done by adding brandy (usually Destillado from La Mancha) to it, and further aging. The richness of the still Read more »

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  • Aurora

  • Pedro Ximénez

    Ximénez, Jimenez, Ximénès, Pedro, Pedro Giménez, Pedro Jimenez, Pedro Khimenes, Pedro Ximénès, Pedro Ximenes De Jerez...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Palomino

    History of the grape: Palomino is split into three types: Palomino Fino, Palomino de Jerez and Palomino Basto. All of...

  • Hidalgo

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  • Osborne Pedro Ximinez Viejo Vors NV


    great!!! Read More

    Wine review by testscreen

  • Duncan, haven't seen Cathy on these boards in years, though that's a shame. She brought a lot of boots-on-the-ground value to our discussions here... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Spain Trip (Jerez Sherry)

  • Cathy  You say you have problems getting sherry in France. However the French do their own fortified wines ie Maury and Banyuls.Have you tried them?  There are also Pineau de Charentes and Floc de Gascogne However these are all appellations from the south as opposed to the Loire valley Read More

    Forum post in the topic Spain Trip (Jerez Sherry)

  • Hey NapaloverThat Spain trip sounds like fun. I'm just a beer guy, but my wife likes cream sherry. She was buying rot gut supermarket shelf bottles and I'm putting a stop to that. There's not much sherry available in St. Petersburg, Florida, so I ordered a few imported bottles through ABC wines and spirits to try. A night and day difference. I s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Spain Trip (Jerez Sherry)

  • A oak A - the fact that it said Burgundy on the bottle is entirely irrelevant. ... ... from many places besides Jerez. The Hungarians had to sue the Italians, who called their wine Tocai. Meantime Kraft makes a product called "cheddar"  They even have New York Cheddar. And there's "parmesan" cheese from Wisconsin and elsewehre.The idea of ship... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pahrump Valley Winery (Nevada)

  • To get back to Joanne`s question, in my wine classes, I use a simple method to ... canapes.Champagne and sherry/Jerez go with almost everything.  And cheese changes your palate, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.Wines with astringent, rustic tannins are balanced by heavy proteins.Maybe the model isn't so simple, but there you have i Read More

    Forum post in the topic No clue about Wine Terminology

  • OK now that's lawyerin' talk! Not fair since I'm midway through a ... ... matters in places like Jerez - you can be licensed to grow, produce, or age the wines. Some people do every step, others only one or two.This is what the feds require. When you get into producing your own wine, you'll have to know all this stuff!!! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Year Label?

  • Emark - here's a link to Napa Valley ... example. In Champagne, as in Jerez, the idea was to create a house style, which is a little different and I'm not sure it's a bad idea. I guess I'd rather have them mix vintages than add sugar or acid or color to make consistent wines from year to year.And then when you get a wine like an Unico that is a... Read More

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  • Equipo Navazos Niepoort Blanco 2011


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Wisdom & Warter Delicate Cream Sherry NV


    Sherry reminds me of church; of fumbling in my parents liquor cabinet the first time they left me home without a baby-sitter, and spitting back the contents of whatever bottles I was brave enough to sample. However, 25 years later, I'm delighted by this sweet, musty, caramelly and invigorating wine. So what if each sip makes me flash back to the... Read More

    Wine review by GrantC

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