The Best Tablemate - Sherry

Sherry and Manzanilla come the far southwest corner of Spain. Closer to Africa than to Madrid, the Jerez region is Spain’s oldest winegrowing region. The names Jerez and Sherry can be traced to ‘Sherish’ the name for the Phoenician city three thousand years ago. The winemaking of today still draws on the tradition and antiquity of the area to create a wine that is truly unique and incredibly food friendly. Contrary to what many believe, the wines of this region are not sweet. While Sherry can be made with the passito and hence very sweet Pedro Ximinez grape, the vast majority of Sherry and Manzanilla is bone dry. One of the unique things about Sherry is that while there are numerous dr

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