Medium amber color. Medium intensity aromas of vanilla, sweet sugared walnuts, brown sugar, and maple. Dry on the palate, medium-full body, medium acidity, and flavors of toasted nuts, almond, walnut, and toffee; medium-long dry finish. Roasted acorn or butternut squash soup is perfect with this wine. Recommended.
Pale burnt orange color. Medium-high intensity aromas of dried orange peel, walnut, and vanilla. Dry on the palate, medium body, medium-low acidity, and flavors of walnuts, caramel, and diluted citrus; dry medium finish. Serve with roasted chicken and rosemary-garlic potatoes. Recommended.
Pale straw yellow color. Medium-light intensity aromas of blanched almonds, minerality, and briny sea water. Dry on the palate, medium-light body, medium-low acidity, and flavors of pine nuts, slate, and salted lemon rind; dry medium finish. A perfect wine for shrimp and other crustaceans. Highly Recommended.
Water-light straw yellow color. Medium intensity aromas of toasted almont, burnt wood, smoke, flint, pine nuts, and wool. Dry on the palate, light body, medium-low acidity, and light flavors of almonds, minerality, and chalk; dry medium finish. Pair with olives or fare containing lots of fresh herbs. Recommended.
Pale straw yellow color. Light intensity aromas of apple, almond, yeast, and savory herbs. Dry on the palate, light body, medium-low acidity, and light flavors of almond, dried apricots, and wet stones; dry medium finish. Match with salty foods like nuts, hard cheeses, and cured meats. Highly recommended.
Sherry consumption and sales have been on a decline for the last thirty years. Some might believe that the day of Sherry is over, or that it will never return to its previous heights. However, looking at 3,000 years of history in the Sherry region of Spain, known as Jerez locally, gives me faith to exactly the contrary.
After a whole generation of ignoramuses, it’s the younger people who are starting to appreciate the great sweet wines of the world. Snapple®, Cosmo cocktails…sweet wines: is this their liquid progression? This is what I found at Vinoble, the biennial sweet wine conference held recently in Jerez, in the south of Spain.