Tag Archives: Sherry

Crowd sauce!

Well it might finally be happening. I might be writing a book, well actually I am writing a book, it just now might be published. I originally called this blog World of Booze so that it would complement by nascent book, … Continue reading

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Barriques Oubliees

Now that Sherry has become cool what is the modern anachronist supposed to drink? My tip is to search out the fortified wines of Southern France. There’s no Vin Doux Naturel equivalent of the powerful Sherry lobby so I think … Continue reading

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Home Soleras

I’m afraid it’s more drunken experimentation this week rather than incisive commentary on natural wines or Bordeaux 2012. Ever since I learned that sherry is created by blending vintages together in a Solera so that the finished drink contains minute … Continue reading

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Some choice sherries

To follow-up on my last post (insert haunting bugle solo), here are some of my favourite sherries from the Great Sherry Tasting: La Bota no 32 Manzanilla, Equipo Navajas – This has a very yeasty nose, distinct whiff of marmite here … Continue reading

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A young person’s guide to sherry

I have a new job which makes me work five days a week. Five days! Surely a civilised man needs a day before the weekend to think, eat dim sum and ‘work on his book’? There’s so much interesting booze … Continue reading

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Dabbler post: Sherry – the opposite of a modern wine

Here’s my latest post as wine correspondent for the Dabbler: Sherry is the very opposite of a modern wine – it’s not fruity, it’s not made from a well-known grape variety and, worst of all for the accountants who run … Continue reading

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What kind of sherry did Frasier drink?

The sherry marketing board should have made more of the Crane brothers’ love of sherry. In every episode of the long-running sitcom Frasier there they were with their decanter and little glasses. There wasn’t a problem that couldn’t be solved … 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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