Tag Archives: Sherry

• Like tequila? Like Scotch? Then this bottle is for you

Like tequila? Like Scotch? Then this bottle is for you

The bottle: Tequila Herradura Scotch Cask Finish Reposado, $89.99 The back story: We all know about when Harry met Sally. But how about when tequila met Scotch? If the latter doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because it’s not. Tequila Herradura, a respected maker of Mexico’s signature spirit, believes it has come out with the first-ever version […]

• Happy Columbus Day! What wines were with Columbus in 1492?

Happy Columbus Day! What wines were with Columbus in 1492?

“Monday is Columbus Day and I would like to celebrate the day with a wine similar to the wines taken on his journeys. I have done some research and have not been able to find what wines, if any, Columbus’ crew had on board. Remember, he was an Italian sailing under the Spanish flag. Would […]

• Tasty Thursday Night @ Bow&Truss in NoHo

Tasty Thursday Night @ Bow&Truss in NoHo

~ Reporter DR Stewart Last Thursday, as February died a peaceful death, Boozenews got treated to a select group tasting of whiskey, sherry and small plates at NoHo’s Bow&Truss. Bow&Truss is one of the many new classy joints making its way into the NoHo art district renaissance. Bow&Truss comes at with you an upscale menu […]

• Port will overtake sherry by 2020 says report

Port will overtake sherry by 2020 says report

Port is set to overtake sherry as the leading fortified wine in the UK by 2020, according to a major port shipper. The prediction can be extrapolated from a reading of Neilsen statistics for fortified wines over the last 16 years, Andrew Hawes, managing director of wine importers Mentzendorff says. According to Neilsen, in 1996 […]

• Sherry is not just for grandma at Christmas

Sherry is not just for grandma at Christmas

It’s time to challenge the stereotypical view of sherry, says Clive Platman. Nowadays, it’s a sad fact of life that sherry has a rather fusty, old-fashioned image, encapsulated by the bottle of Bristol Cream kept in a sideboard from one year to the next, occasionally taken out for Grandma and then returned to gather even […]

• First Taste of The Glenrothes Vintage 1995

First Taste of The Glenrothes Vintage 1995

The latest release in the vintage program of The Glenrothes—1995—marks a new milestone for the Speyside Scotch distillery. The single-malt whisky is made from the first casks laid down by the company specifically for the purpose of making a vintage whisky expression. First-fill Sherry casks were mingled with some refill Bourbon and Sherry vessels to […]

• If You Knew Sherry Like I Know Sherry

If You Knew Sherry Like I Know Sherry

If goodwill alone could make a wine popular, then Sherry would outsell all the Merlot in the world. I’ve yet to encounter a wine professional who hasn’t professed great fondness for this fortified wine from Spain. For example, when I complimented Erica, a saleswoman at Chelsea Wine Vault in Manhattan, on the store’s Sherry selection, […]

• Here’s to Love in 2011. Love of Sherry, that is…

Here’s to Love in 2011. Love of Sherry, that is…

Next Monday is Valentine’s Day, and while most adore this heart-riddled holiday, plenty of peeps loathe everything about it. With all the pressure to be coupled up, there’s only one thing to do to avoid the drama: fall in love with a sexy, enticing stranger with a past. Be warned: This won’t be your typical […]

• Sherry cocktail competition brings out the best

Sherry cocktail competition brings out the best

Enough time has passed since New Year’s Eve that hopefully we can return to thoughts of tipple. While I’d love to keep on my Champagne jag for another week, let’s turn instead to harder stuff for a moment. The finalists have been announced for one of the few drink battles that seem to always draw […]

• Cool Weather Signals It's Time To Try Sherry

Cool Weather Signals It's Time To Try Sherry

Cool weather signals a need in us for inside warmth. It is time to put away the crisp cold white wines and save them for next summer. Bring out some wines that have more depth and comfort. Sherry is not as fashionable today as it has been in the past but it is a styling […]

• Sherry Enjoys A Revival

Sherry Enjoys A Revival

Sherry, the unfashionable fortified wine, is enjoying a major revival, according to sales figures. Often dismissed as a tipple enjoyed by grandmothers at Christmas, sherry is flying off the shelves and appearing on the menus of an increasing number of restaurants, as well as being championed by celebrity chefs. Wine experts said they were thrilled […]

• Top 10 Trends in Wine for 2010

Top 10 Trends in Wine for 2010

Do you want to know what’s hot in the wine world? Here are the top 10 trends: 1. Rosé Wine 2. Grower Champagne 3. Metropolitan Wineries 4. Natural Wines 5. Fruit days, Root Days… 6. More Wine Drinkers in America 7. Screwcaps & Box Wines 8. Lower Alcohol Wine 9. Biodynamics & Eco-Friendly wine 10. […]

• The Prose of Sherry

The Prose of Sherry

“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 […]

• Port & Sherry: A Quick Overview

Port & Sherry: A Quick Overview

Here is some information on fortified wines (port and sherry) as discussed today on News @5 by Greg Rixen of Happy Harry’s Bottle Shop…