Sherry is one of the world’s great forgotten wines. Immortalized by writers such as Shakespeare and prized by wine connoisseurs of the past, sherry was once considered to be an essential element of a well-stocked wine cellar, yet in modern times it has been largely ignored, to the point where it is sometimes forgotten that sherry is even a wine at all. Recent years, however, have seen a resurgent interest in sherry among wine consumers worldwide, particularly when it comes to top-quality dry versions, from fino and manzanilla to oloroso, amontillado or palo cortado.
In this authoritative guide, Peter Liem and Jesús Barquín present a detailed and thorough introduction to these inimitable wines. While they acknowledge sherry’s historical significance and rich tradition, they focus on discussing sherry from a contemporary perspective, describing the vast array of sherry styles and examining the intricate methods of production and aging that shape the wine’s character, as well as offering extensive profiles of sherry bodegas and producers. Also included is a chapter on Montilla, a closely-related Andalusian wine that demonstrates an identity all its own.
Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla is the first entirely new book on sherry to be published in the United States in over two decades, making it an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to learn more about this remarkable wine.
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