The Prose of Sherry

on 04/10/10 at 11:48 pm


A sherry cask shows the layer of yeast, called flor, that give sherry it's flavor.

“Many of us first learned about sherry from one of America’s earliest authors, Edgar Allan Poe. Remember his short story “The Cask of Amontillado”?

A character named Montresor, a cold-blooded aristocrat with a killer wine cellar, has a plan to murder one of his townsmen, a boastful wine snob named Fortunato. Montresor realizes his wine cellar would provide the perfect cover for the crime. But how to get Fortunato down to the cellar?

That’s where the sherry comes in.”

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