The ABCs of Sherry

The ABCs of Sherry
Sergio Martínez, winemaker at Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, draws Sherry from the solera aging system of barrels.
From the Dec 31, 2013, issue

Though Sherry is niche today, the wines of the Jerez area have been counted among the world's aristocratic pours at many points in their history, which spans thousands of years. The vicissitudes of the centuries have led to myriad styles and winemaking techniques in Jerez that are largely alien to the rest of wine; in a 1959 travelogue, writer T.A. Layton deemed it "the most complicated-to-explain wine in the world." Wine Spectator's Ben O'Donnell explains.

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