Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best-Kept Secret, with Cocktails and Recipes

Sherry A Modern Guide to the Wine World s Best Kept Secret with Cocktails and Recipes 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

  • Title: Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best-Kept Secret, with Cocktails and Recipes
  • Author: Talia Baiocchi
  • ISBN: 9781607745815
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 sweetThere 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 winemaking traditions Thankfully, sherry is in the midst of a renaissance Beloved of sommeliers and bartenders in the craft cocktail community, today sherry is being re discovered and re appreciated as an incredible table wine and essential component of many classic cocktails Sherry is essential reading for wine or spirits professionals looking to incorporate this complex wine into their menu, and for adventurous drink enthusiasts who are on the hunt for something unexpected With a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the different styles of sherry, how they are made, and the people and places that produce it, Sherry demystifies what can be a confusing and seemingly contradictory wine A thorough buyer s guide lists top producers and profiles the very best bodegas and wines And a whole chapter on sherry based cocktails illuminates a completely different side of sherry, featuring classic recipes like the Tuxedo and Sherry Cobbler, as well as modern creations from the country s top bartenders Jim Meehan s East India Negroni, Derek Brown s Kojo Cocktail More than a dozen recipes for tapas and other delicious foods best eaten alongside a glass of sherry, of course round out this wonderfully eclectic, engaging, and inspiring collection.

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    1. Before I went to Spain, I had an occasional and enjoyable glass of sherry. I knew basically two kinds, Dry Sack and Harvey’s Bristol Cream. I might have had a glass of port and confused it with sherry (both are fortified wines).While in Spain, we spent a couple of days in Jerez (the city from which the anglicized sherry gets its name). We had arranged to go to the bodega (what in the USA we would call a winery) of Emilio Lustau. There, for a couple of hours under the tutelage of Maria Jose, we [...]

    2. In this guide Talia Baiocchi shares her experiences from the dark days when low quality mass-marketed sherry shaped our perceptions, to her illuminating introduction to real sherry and her subsequent infectious unbridled passion to learn everything about this singular and wonderful old-world wine. The topic is incredibly well researched with fascinating accounts from texts centuries old and with visits to the Sherry triangle where she could sense first hand the impact of the terroir and the peop [...]

    3. A good introduction to sherry. In parts I found myself wanting a little bit more detail, but I did go buy some sherry today, so I figure the book stoked the interest it intended to stoke.

    4. This book made we want to give Sherry another chance. Half of those I tried were undrinkable, half were mediocre at best.Talia can't be to blame for bad wine, however. A rather engaging book.

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