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Sherry with Beltran Domecq

Jerez in the most southern province of Spain. Jerez (meaning sherry) is a town in the western part of the province about 20km from the sea. Beltran gives us an overview of what sherry actually is and stands for and its history which stems from Mediterranean influences from 3000 years ago when the vine arrived in Spain. We also talk about the Solera system, the soils and climate and about pruning and picking in the vineyard!

Today there is around 40 million litres of sherry being produced each year and the market is in balance in terms of the supply and demand and the quality has increased. Beltran talks us through the 5 different styles of dry sherry which are made from the Palomino grape:Fino and Manzanilla, Amontillado, and then the aged varieties Oloroso and Palo Cortado. The sweet styles are made from the Pedro Ximenez grape and the cream sherries are blended from dry styles. Graham talks us about the styles that are popular in some of the markets.


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