This is the third article in a three-part series on sweet wine. In the first article (“How Sweet Wines Are Made”), we looked at the different ways sweet wines are made. In the second article we started to stroll down Sweet Wine Lane, exploring the sweeter, lighter wines in the sweet wine continuum. In this article, we will focus on one end of the sweet wine continuum by looking at the heavier sweet reds and fortified wines. [Read more…]
Today we’re going to explore Sherry production. Why is it so important to do this? Because Sherry is so different from other wines.
In the first article in this series, I took you on a centuries-long journey to a region in southern Spain, Jerez de la Frontera, the true home of Sherry. This rocky, chalky limestone region is old, ruggedly beautiful and romantic, with ancient churches, horse breeding, agriculture and some of the oldest wine barrels around.
Poor Sherry. This wonderful Spanish fortified wine just doesn’t get the respect and love it deserves. Why is that? In this four-part series, we’ll explore the history of Sherry, how it is made, the different types, food pairings, and why it isn’t very popular. Today’s focus: Sherry’s history.