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Sherry and the Mystery of Palo Cortado: A Documentary

Since one drinks-related documentary is not enough (see my preview of The Birth of Saké), I was also able to screen “Sherry and the Mystery of Palo Cortado“. This film will be showing at two locations next week as part of the Seattle International Film Festival. What is Palo Cortado Sherry?   This is where the [More]

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How I Overcame Sherry (Wine) Anxiety

I’ve had my struggles with Sherry, but recently attended a seminar conducted by Holly Wing of De Maison Selections and felt like I turned the corner. Let me note that this was about my fourth time sitting down for some Sherry sermonizing, so don’t be discouraged if it takes a while (years) to start digging [More]

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The Versatility of Sherry With Master Sommelier Christopher Tanghe

Ever say something dumb in front of a Master Sommelier and have the good fortune to do so during an interview you are recording? Funny you should ask, as that happened to me. You see, I was speaking with Christopher Tanghe, who is not only a Master Sommelier but also the Wine and Service Director [More]

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10 Fascinating Things I Learned at a Sherry Seminar

I have a truckload of learning to do when it comes to sherry. Thankfully, I had the pleasure of attending a recent-ish sherry seminar featuring a wide range of styles from one producer, Lustau. Presented by Drake McCarthy of Europvin, it had me madly scribbling notes. Like port, sherry is a fortified wine. And, additionally, [More]

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