Just had a tasting of Sherry straight from the source courtesy of Senor Saldana of Jerez, Spain.  I can tell you that my previous knowledge of sherry was limited to the occasion when I use it for cooking.  After THE 12 VARIETIES OF SHERRY, lets just say that the experience was enlightening.  I’ve not known many more passionate people than a Spaniard speaking about the nectar of his home. 

 

The great diversity of Sherry - fino to oloroso to the great fat Pedro Ximenez

The great diversity of Sherry - fino to oloroso to the great fat Pedro Ximenez

 

Sherry is not commonly found in the US (although through this site and others, is something we hope to change), but is a wonderfully diverse wine that is fortified or has added pure grape alcohol that has a variety of effects on the end product. 
solera-system - Beauty in itself
As a hopeFUL romantic, one of the cool things about drinking is the ability to share in the results of the craftmanship that went into that beverage.  There are some craftsmen out there that take great care in producing quality products whether in search for some grand sense of excellence or higher profits – the end result is still the same: greatness; and in the case of the great Jerez Sherry’s, in the words of Senor Saldana: “Simply a turn on”
If you are looking for a great “foodie” type of experience, track down a Pedro Ximenez from Jerez, Spain!  Once you find it, call someone that you can have an honest, quiet moment with – the kind where more is said when nothing is said at all – and pop it open into 2 narrow rimmed glasses.   Then, “Sip – savour – repeat until desired effect”
If you want more information about this terrific wine, leave a comment and we’ll chat huh?
Cheers!
Griggs
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