Tag Archives: Pedro Ximenez

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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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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Ximenis, Genium Celler, Blanco, Priorat DOQ, Spain, 2012, 14% abv, 12 euros

He drove 2.5 hours from his day job and Barcelona to meet and pour wines  for us at Poboleda. Jordi Ossó i Estivill, Genium Celler’s export manager, is one of six family partners who’ve banded together to bring their wines from this tiny Catalan … 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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