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Sherry in the world of wine

By Barry Smith   February 2014

If sherry strikes you as antiquated, something left at the back of the drinks cabinet, then it’s time for a re-think. The world of sherry has changed and it is enjoying a revival. You might be tempted to put its popularity down to the high alcohol content— between 15 and 21 per cent—but the roots of its recent adoption lie deeper.

The quality of sherry has improved dramatically in the last decade: the flavours and the freshness far outstrip what you found in those dauntingly large schooners of pale but austere wines of old. The excellent Spanish habit of serving…

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