|Sherry is a fortified wine from the Jerez region of Spain. It is produced almost exclusively from the Palomino Fino grape.
There are two basic types of Sherry: Fino and Oloroso.
All other styles—Amontillado, Cream, Manzanilla, Moscatel, Palo Cortado, Pedro Ximenez—are variations of these types.
From the Jerez-Xérès-Sherry region of Spain, a sweet Oloroso sherry can be the perfect dinner apéritif and multitask as the dessert wine afterward.
Oloroso is Spanish for “fragrant”; a good Oloroso will be intensely aromatic. The typical sweet, rich fig, and nut flavors can complement a dessert or be savored on their own.
Sherry should be served at room temperature.
The second week in November is Internationl Sherry Week. Why not gather some friends and try a few?
Enjoy your sherry (photo © Ritzenhoff).
See our favorite dessert and wine pairings.
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