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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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Pedro Ximénez, Bodegas Mons Urium, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry DO, Spain, 15% abv, €82.50

The very first thing that hit us was the overwhelming smell of the yeasty velo de flor as we walked through the bodega doors.  Flor is a layer of yeast that protects the developing wine from oxidation – and it … Continue reading

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La Guita, Manzanilla, Hijos de Rainera Pérez Marín Bodega, Sanlúcar de Barrameda DO, Spain, 15% abv, C$23

This Sherry comes with a little string draped across the neck of the bottle – apparently signifying a guitar string and hence the name, La Guita. It’s aged under a thick layer of flor (or yeast) near the coast at the … 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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