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

on 09/02/11 at 9:36 am

Wine

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 dalliance. Are you ready to push aside your preconceived notions about romance and explore some exciting possibilities? Well, get ready to meet sherry, your newest flame.

Okay, so by now you’ve probably figured out that sherry’s not some random girl, but a fortified wine from the southernmost tip of Spain. What is it about sherry that strikes fear in the hearts of even the most adventurous wine drinkers? Maybe it’s the image of your grandma’s house, with its crystal sherry decanter perched on a dusty bureau next to the armchair (the one with the knitted cozies on the armrest). Time to get over that first impression, because sherry’s enjoying quite a comeback, and is currently popping up on the trendiest of wine lists. Since 2011 is all about drinking better wine, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better candidate than sherry to continue all the good work you’ve started. Here’s what you need to know to make this romance last a lifetime:

What the F?: F is for fortified, which is the wine category that sherry fits into, right alongside port and Madeira.

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