Log In / Join Now

Magazine Archives: Dec. 31, 2013

Sherry: A Taste of the Sea

Spain's distinctive fortified wines are regaining respect
James Molesworth
Issue: December 31, 2013


Sherry is one of the wine world's most distinctive wines. It is also one of the most idiosyncratic. The best examples are bracing, taut wines that often display lively bitter and salty elements evocative of the Spanish coast, where Sherry is produced. By volume, Sherry consumption in the United States trended down over the past decade, as did its reputation. But almost imperceptibly, imports of higher quality bottlings increased. Now, thanks in part to the efforts of producers and enthusiastic sommeliers to introduce Sherry to a younger generation of consumers, the category is winning newfound recognition. Wine Spectator's James Molesworth explains.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 3, 2013.

Members-Only Content

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

Created with Sketch.

Join today and get immediate access to this article, and to our entire database of more than 345,000 wine ratings. It only takes moments—but it will help you drink better all year long.

START FREE 30-DAY TRIAL

Already a member?     Sign In


WineRatings+ app: Download now for 340,000+ ratings.