Trip to Jerez?

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uncle tom
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Trip to Jerez?

Post by uncle tom » 15:06 Tue 08 Jun 2010

My knowledge of Sherry is rudimentary, at best; and I have never visited Jerez.

However, I do get the impression that Britain is at the receiving end of the rubbish end of the market; much as France is for Port.

Many of us have had pleasant encounters with old aged white ports; but they also horribly scarce. I therefore wonder what aged treats may lie in Spanish cellars - surely they don't put everything into soleras - or do they..??

Don't ask me to organise a trip, as I wouldn't know where to start; but I'm game for a little adventure, if others are..

Tom
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Re: Trip to Jerez?

Post by Cookie » 07:21 Tue 15 Jun 2010

Have vehicle...will travel Tom :lol:
God may have made water...but man made wine. - Victor Hugo

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Re: Trip to Jerez?

Post by angeleyes » 22:02 Thu 01 Jul 2010

I like sherry (mainly the dry varieties), but it's a bit of a mixed bag. You could say sherry is to port as British Leyland is to Rolls Royce. Perhaps a terrible analogy; but with sherry, it's inexpensive but functional (Morris Maxi), sometimes unreliable (Austin Princess), unusual but occasionally characterful and brilliant (Mini); port is reliable, a pleasure to drink (Silver Shadow), frequently superb (Corniche), and more desirable with age (Phantom 6).
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