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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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Alvear Solera 1927, Montilla-Moriles, Pedro Ximénez, Spain, NV, 16% abv. C$30

Recently at Vancouver’s Salt (you know, as I type that I hear the SNL character Stefan in my head…), we enjoyed my favourite kind of dinner – wine and charcuterie. A white Rioja, an old vines Garnacha from Navarra and a really … Continue reading

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