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How Do You Find a Dark Sherry at a Reasonable Price

Price is one of the reasons you have to sip sherry. Not wanting to be hospitalised is another, but we would all finish our bottles faster if we knew we could inexpensively pick up another good batch. It’s even worse with dark sherry, which are usually more expensive. But help is at hand, as our guide tells you what to look for, and where to look for a dark sherry at a reasonable price. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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All about Sherry cask whisky

Have you ever tasted a Sherry cask whisky? It is not always easy to find, but it's worth seeking out. It's becoming more and more popular in Scotland and Ireland, as well as further afield. Ageing whisky in wine barrels or other wooden vessels is just one of the techniques used by the world's top distilleries. Wineries in Bordeaux, California and elsewhere routinely sell their used barrels to be used in whisky production, and whisky producers love the new flavours and complexity that the vessels can bring. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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Does Sherry go off?

The question, “Does Sherry go off?” is a common one among wine lovers, and it’s worth addressing here. Sherry, perhaps the world’s best-known fortified wine, is also probably the most widely misunderstood. There are many styles of Sherry, and different styles have different characteristics. From sweet to dry, dark to clear and cheap to very, very expensive, there’s a lot of choice and there is not just one type of Sherry. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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Tio Pepe Shows Sherry’s Savoury Side

Tio Pepe is a great sherry producer. They have a wonderful range, and are producing some exceptional wines from their base in Jerez, Spain. Yet unlike Harvey’s or Crofts, they’re more well known for their savoury wines. That’s great if you prefer salted almonds to trifle, as savoury sherry can make salty, savoury, umami flavours more intense. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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Can you still buy sack wine?

“Sack wine” is one of those funny old wine terms that pops up now and again, and is largely misunderstood. The history of sack wine goes back to somewhere around the 1500s, and the phrase pops up in history books and import/export documents alike. Sack wine in the classical sense is no longer available, though. With the exception of Dry Sack Sherry and other specific wine brands with the word “sack” in their titles, sack wine is a thing of the past. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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How Long Does Sherry Last If Not Drunk Immediately?

How long does sherry last if not drunk immediately? ... What a curious question. It suggests that there are actually real people out there who don’t drink sherry until it’s gone whenever it’s available. Oh well - such a person might theoretically exist. This article is for anyone who wonders how long their sherry will keep in storage, and if the bottle they’ve opened will last into next week if not the next year. Here’s the delicious truth. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago

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