Tag: Sherry

A Sherry-led quest

The prestigious house of Lustau has long been making exceptional Sherries but is best known for pioneering “almacenistas”. Here, Felipe Carvallo reports on his trip to Lustau’s bodega in Jerez, and on to two of their almacenistas. There aren’t a great number of activities that make a 4am trip to Stansted airport seem like an […]

En rama: a raw of approval

Bemoaning the shunning of Sherry, Simon Field MW – our esteemed Sherry Buyer – espouses the virtues of en rama, the ultimate, unfiltered experience of the fine fortified wines of Jerez. Discussions on the commercial success or otherwise of Sherry are usually accompanied by platitudinous hand-wringing and poetic evocations of maiden aunts cycling into the […]

A libation to Shakespeare

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Chris Foulkes and Carrie Segrave – the minds behind Berry Bros. & Rudd Press – ponder the playwright’s vinous inclinations. As we prepare to drink a toast, and to pour a small libation, to the Bard’s 400th anniversary this weekend, we’ve been musing (sorry…) about two of our favourite […]

The sheer appeal of Sherry

This month Damian Carrington muses the food matching power of Manzanilla and Fino, the absolute pleasure to be sought in a copita of Amontillado or Oloroso and the London spots serving serious Sherry alongside stonking Spanish food. As I know I have written before, I have a very soft spot for fortified wine and in […]