"With all due respect to the chroniclers of Andalucía that have gone before, this is without a doubt the most accurate, thorough and comprehensive account of the Marco de Jerez to date....Finally, we have the book that dispels the myths, and gets right down to the bare soul of the region, yet captures the romance through accuracy of information."
"In a lucid, understated, wry and subtly subversive manner, “Sherry” questions much of the conventional wisdom about how the wines are made and how it should best be consumed. In this way, it functions not only as an excellent summation of what has been, but also as a wise and hopeful vision of what can be."
"If the wine whose mysteries you most revel in is sherry, then the recently published "Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla" by Peter Liem and Jesús Barquín, two of the foremost authorities on the subject, is a must-have. The first half is an in-depth reference to essentially everything there is to know about sherry: its history, the nature of the region, how it’s made and aged, and the many different styles. The latter half of the book is a thorough and extremely useful critical assessment of the principal bodegas of the region and their wines."
"If most wine books now tout populism, "Sherry" skillfully makes the case for deep expertise. It is an invaluable read for anyone who has loved Sherry in a serious way."
"The definitive guide to sherry as it was and as it is now."
"With erudition and eloquence, Liem and Barquín offer the tools essential to empathetic and enlightened enjoyment of an amazing class of wines about which ignorance reigns. If you are among the few who appreciate sherry, this book is your added good fortune. If not, then to avoid reading it will be your misfortune!"
"The world needs another sherry book like we need another Bible. But this is not just another sherry book...it is the Sherry book...it is the missing tablets with Commandments 11 thru 20 of what we must do with our lives. And we must drink more Sherry if we want to go to Heaven."
"The classic family of sherry-style wines, which includes manzanilla and Montilla, is incredibly multi-faceted. However, there has often been a dearth of reliable information about these wonderful wines, so I am delighted to say that Peter Liem and Jesús Barquín have teamed up to create a well-researched book that should be an indispensable addition to the library of any wine aficionado, wine professional, chef or restaurateur."