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After the sherry boom

Do you remember when sherry was the in thing? First some seriously good tapas bars opened like Barrafina and Fino in London, and Oloroso (the names are a bit of a giveaway) in Edinburgh. Then there were new things happening … Continue reading

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Sherry: it was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Twelve years ago when I would ask for a sherry in a bar, I would be greeted with a suspicious look as if I was taking the mick and then, realising I was in earnest, the barman would reach for … Continue reading

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Old wines

About ten years ago a friend of mine inherited a country pile from a misanthropic great uncle. The place was a bit neglected so he planned to sell off some of the accumulated loot in order to pay for renovations. … Continue reading

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Designer sherries

Martin, manager at Oddbins in Leeds back in the early years of this century, used to refer to a morning sherry as a sharpener.  There is nothing quite so refreshing when hungover as an 11am Tio Pepe.  That is what … Continue reading

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