Sherry Wines: From Origins to Food Pairing: Types, process, wineries, and why most sherries are not sweet!
Alfredo de la Casa
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I love wine, and if anything I like more than drinking wine is sharing my knowledge and expertise about it, and this is the third wine related book that I write (see the back to know more about my other books). Although I grew up in Spain, I only discovered sherry in my 30s, and is such a hidden gem, so under valued, and so nice, that it should be shared! The first thing I want to tell you is that the concept most people have about sherry is totally wrong: sherry is not a sweet wine (at least most of them are not), and is not a drink for grandmothers! I will explain why and I will also explain to you why such misconception. You should buy and read this book if you want to know more about sherry, the different types, and how to choose the ones you like more, or which are more likely to go better with you; how to pair the different types of sherry with food, and know a few more things about it. I like good but simple things in life, so expect my book to be simple (and hopefully good), but do not expect to find a lot of technical information: in my experience most people want to get useful knowledge without becoming experts, and nearly everyone loves a book that it is enjoyable and easy to read, so these are my aims. Having said that, for those of you who want to know more, there are several detailed chapters giving the ins and outs of Sherry production. I hope you enjoy it, and that soon you start sharing some of the amazing sherries with your friends. I am writing something about the history of sherry, for those who want to know more, but I am doing so at the end of the book, so that if you are not interested you do not need to read the last chapter.
established, the first regional rules regulating harvests, characteristics of the butts (known as botas), aging and commercial transactions. This would help with some standardization in the sherry industry as well as better uniting the winegrowers. The ports of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Cádiz were often used as the launching ports for numerous voyages to the New World and East Indies, including some of the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Many of these explorers, including Columbus, brought
protected from oxygen during their development in the way that finos are, however they acquire more particular tones fro time, and oak. Also important to the flavour of sherry is the solera system. This is a rather complex arrangement of barrels where wine travels from one to another in a precise order during its maturation and ageing. The lowest level of butts is known as the solera, which is the name also used for the entire system. This is the final stage in the maturation process, and this
the denominations: Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Brandy de Jerez, Vinagre de Jerez, Vinos de la Tierra de Cádíz and D.O. Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda, being leader in the latter with a stock share of over 50%. DELGADO ZULETA Address: Avda. de Rocío Jurado s/n - 11540 Sánlucar de Barrameda Telephone: +34 956 360 133 FAX: +34 956 360 780 Email: email@example.com Web: www.delgadozuleta.com The Bodega Founded in 1744 this is the oldest family-owned sherry firm in the Jerez region,
Production and Ageing Pale Cream is a generoso wine liqueur produced from biologically aged wine (fino or manzanilla) to which concentrated rectified must is added in order to create a touch of sweetness to mitigate the original dry sensation of the wine. The use of concentrated modified must as a sweetener, a product made from grapes and which consists exclusively of the natural sugars and juices extracted from the same, is generally preferred to the use of naturally sweet wines, as this
Ximénez and Moscatel Extremely sweet, dark brown, dessert Sherries. Often lower in alcohol, these Sherries are made from raisined grapes of these two varieties. Aged Pedro Ximenez sherries are a real delicacy, thick and dark in colour, ideal to be drunk with vanilla ice cream. How sherry is made: Viticulture* Viticulture is largely responsible for the characteristics of its wines. This is certainly true in the case of Sherry, whose wine-growing traditions stretch back over a thousand