There is no other wine that is as versatile, as utterly unique in its range and production methods and, unfortunately, as misunderstood as sherry. For centuries, sherry was considered one of the world’s great wines, spoken about in the same reverential terms as the finest Bordeaux and Burgundies. But in the last few decades, sherry lost its way and cheap, cloyingly sweet blends sullied the reputation of what remains one of Spain’s oldest and greatest wine making traditions.
Thankfully, sherry is in the midst of a renaissance. Beloved of sommeliers and bartenders in the craft cocktail community, today sherry is being rediscovered and re-appreciated as an incredible table wine and essential component of many classic cocktails.