Category Archives: Palomino

Fino, En Rama, Bodegas Tradición, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry DO, Spain, 15% abv, €25

When we walked out of Bodegas Tradición, we looked at each other and exclaimed simultaneously, “Never in my lifetime did I imagine I would pay C$40 for a bottle of Fino!” This, however, is not your average Fino. While a … Continue reading

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Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana, Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry DO, Spain, 15% abv, €15

Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana is located 30 km east of Jerez in the Spanish seaside town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda housed in a set of cathedral-like buildings built originally on the oceanfront.  The Atlantic started receding in the 1800s and … Continue reading

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Cream, Bodegas El Maestro Sierra, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry DO, Spain, 375ml, 17.5% abv.

To say the Sherry Spirit Enotourism vineyard tour was unique and picturesque would be an understatement. Cecilia and Isabel arrived at our small hotel in Jerez to pick us up at 6pm. Four hours of albariza soil, palomino grapes and … Continue reading

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Amontillado Viejo Del Duque VORS, Bodegas González Byass, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry DO, Spain, 21.5% abv, €22

Next time you plan to enjoy, say, some manchego cheese and mushroom risotto, pull out the Amontillado Viejo del Duque VORS (Very Old Rare Sherry) from González Byass to pair up with it. This delicious tip was provided by Maribel, … Continue reading

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Fino, Montilla-Moriles DO, Alvear SA, Spain, 15% abv, C$14.99

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love sherry. It’s so versatile and yet completely under appreciated. We enjoyed most of this wine last night with the WSET Fortifieds study group and I finished the bottle … Continue reading

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