Sunday July 5, 2020

Wine: Flavour to savour

The sherry that became popular in Ireland and Britain years ago bears little resemblance to the quality fortified wines from southern Spain that can be savoured now, writes Tomás Clancy.

20th April, 2013
Workers pick grapes at a vineyard in Jerez, Spain, to make sherry. Photo: Getty

The port city of Cadiz in southern Spain is closer to Tangiers in Morocco than Dublin is to Wexford, at around 56 miles. So to understand the Spanish region's wine, we need to consider its weather. Temperatures in the 'sherry triangle' that surrounds Cadiz - Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlucar de Barrameda at the mouth of the mighty Guadalquivir river and El Puerto de Santa Maria - can soar to 40 degrees Celsius.

Few of the sunworshippers...

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