Monday, July 7, 2008

When in Spain....

J. Ferris M. Winery
Fino - Pale, Light and Dry

Amontillado - Amber with a bouquet of hazelnuts

Oloroso - Mahogany, Sweet and Full Bodied

I always thought that Sherry was a drink only sipped by philosophy debating Oxford Dons out of an Iris Murdoch novel. Obviously, I was wrong.
Jerez de la Frontera is the home of Sherry, and let's just say that it is the local drink of choice.

I learned a lot about the production and history of Sherry when I was invited by Antonio and Pepe Ferris to a private tour of their winery. The highlight was tasting some 150 year old Sherry right out of the barrel.

I can't say that it is my favorite libation, especially with all of the local Tinto which is delicious, but you know...when in Spain...
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photoman said...

Was that 150 glasses of Sherry? Or 150 year old??

Belle de Ville said...

God...I need an editor...especially when I write at night!

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