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Sherry bodegas, Jerez, Spain

Think only your grandma drinks sherry? Think again! NV Bodegas Hidalgo Napoleon Amontillado Sherry. Raisiny, dark fruit, even a touch of oxidation, but a dry finish. Great value. Get to know sherry!

#Riedel Wine Glasses, a perfect glass for every wine.

Jerez is a Denominación de Origen in southwestern Spain, with a Mediterranean climate of wet, mild winters & dry, hot summers. Sherry (an Anglicized word for ‘Jerez’) is the most famous fortified wine from this region, made mostly from the Palomino grape. Pedro Ximénez (PX) accounts for about 10% of the Sherry made. After fermentation, a mix of high proof alcohol and old wine called ‘mitad y mitad’ is added. There are 2 major types of Sherry made: Fino & Oloroso.

Sherry barrels - everyone should try one of Spain's most under-rated drinks.

Tio Pepe, the most famous sherry from Jerez. You may have seen the figures by the roadside around Spain.

Tio Pepe Sherry Bodega - Jerez de la Frontera, Spain by Ruth L, via Flickr