Sherry & Port
The Story Behind Sherry
Sherry is a fortified wine made from grapes that are grown near the town of Jerez, Spain.
The word â€śsherryâ€ť is anglicised translation of â€śJerezâ€ť.
Spanish law states that all wine labelled “sherry” must legally come from what is known as the “Sherry Triangle”, an area in the province of Cádiz between Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda & El Puerto de Santa María.
After fermentation is complete, sherry is fortified with brandy. As the fortification takes place after the fermentation, most sherries are initially dry, with any sweetness added later. Sherry is produced in a variety of styles ranging from dry, light versions such as finos to darker and heavier versions known as olorosos. All are made from Palomino grape.
Anna & Vanessa did a tour of the Sherry Triangle before opening Lola. We learnt that sherry is a perfect match for such dishes as olivas, jamón or manchego as a little aperitivo before dinner. Or the sweet sherry such as Pedro Ximénez sips beautifully with cheese and / or dessert.