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  • A complete Sherry guide: our best articles about the region
  • A complete Sherry guide: our best articles about the region
  • A complete Sherry guide: our best articles about the region
  • A complete Sherry guide: our best articles about the region
  • A complete Sherry guide: our best articles about the region
  • A complete Sherry guide: our best articles about the region
  • A complete Sherry guide: our best articles about the region
1. Sherry casks 2. Vineyard with albariza soil in Jerez 3. Producers in Vinoble 2016 4. Pitijopos by Ramiro Ibáñez 5. Tabanco El Pasaje 6. Taberna der Guerrita 7. Finos and manzanillas Photos: Yolanda O. de Arri

Sherry Triangle

A complete Sherry guide: our best articles about the region

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | November 7th, 2017

For the fourth year, International Sherry Week takes place throughout this week with over 1,500 sherry-themed events worldwide registered on the appellation’s web page.

Spanish Wine Lover joins in the celebrations with a compilation of pieces published on our site over the past three years about a unique wine which is still little understood by many wine lovers and the general public.

For those who wish to have a general overview of the region and the wines made there, we recommend you read this piece with basic information about grape varieties, soils, production and ageing areas, wine styles and pairings.

The wealth of styles is now larger than ever: biological and oxidatively aged wines share space with a new wave of white wines with no added alcohol —started by Equipo Navazos and followed up by Ramiro Ibáñez and its Pitijopos series or Alba Viticultores and their Alba Sobre Tabla, among many others— which prove that Palomino can be the perfect introduction to world class Sherry wines and a good vehicle to express albariza terroir. As we reported from last year’s Vinoble fair, there seems to be a change of cycle in Sherry Country.

Leisure and gastronomy

Sherry wines are tremendously food-friendly and are capable of enhancing the dishes of many world cuisines as well as being an ingredient or the perfect pairing for the food prepared by chefs across Spain. You can discover many of them in our Addresses section, with bars and restaurants from Cádiz down south (Aponiente, La Carboná, El Espejo Gastrobar, El Campero, or the wonderful Taberna der Guerrita which hosts some awesome tastings like this with Antonio Flores from González Byass) to Madrid (SurtopíaTaberna Palo Cortado) or even Japan

The work of sommeliers like Juan Ruiz Henestrosa (Aponiente) is essential to convey the greatness of these wines, because as he acknowledges in this interview, “talking about wines from the Sherry Triangle is fashionable but consumption has not increased. It’s true that quality has improved —that’s a step in the right direction”.

Sherry-laden cocktails like the Sherry Cobbler, so popular in the US in the late 19th century, are back to stay as our US correspondent Bill Ward wrote in this interesting piece where he also suggests some sherry-friendly addresses from Manhattan to San Francisco. Vermouth has also found inspiration in Sherry, as our cocktails expert François Monti explained; so much so that there are a few producers in the Triangle reconnecting with their own vermouth past. 

From Rioja to Galicia, Bierzo or Rueda, producers from far away wine regions like to experiment with the veil of flor to add an extra dimension to their wines, as Amaya Cervera explained in her piece written last year. 

Undoubtedly, the best way to discover what’s so special about the Sherry Triangle is to spend a few days in the region and walk on albariza soil in legendary vineyards like Macharnudo or Miraflores before visiting the wineries, tabancos and tabernas in Jerez, El Puerto and Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

You will find cathedral-like cellars like Barbadillo but also small traditional wineries with their old oak casks like El Maestro Sierra or Emilio Hidalgo, and the rest of producers reviewed in our Wineries section. The Sherry region has got the beauty, the art and the greatness of one of the world’s most fascinating wine regions.


“Sherry has been badly mistreated”
Twenty unforgettable wines we tasted at Vinoble
Alba Viticultores: Sparkling a rebellion in Sanlúcar
Bodegas Barbadillo signs rising star Armando Guerra
Barbadillo or the courage to tackle changes
Drinking sherry history at Emilio Hidalgo
Unfortified whites from Jerez: back to the roots and the soil
Callejuela: countryfolk bottling terroir in the Sherry Triangle
Tio Pepe comes of age and proves its longevity
Top sherry wineries and tapas in El Puerto and Sanlúcar
Bodegas and tapas welcome visitors to Jerez
Sherry lovers in Japan take to the art of venencia
Sherry Festival in San Sebastián: Our top 10 wines
The day Sherry soils recovered their voice
Is Sherry the most versatile wine in the world?
El Maestro Sierra: a tale of courage and perseverance
Estévez: a vision of the Sherry Triangle from Macharnudo to Miraflores
Sherry meets Rioja and other flor stories
The essence of Pedro Romero lives in Sanlúcar
It comes from Jerez but… it’s not sherry!
Sherry cocktails causing a stir in Manhattan and beyond
Muchada-Léclapart: albariza meets champagne
Peter Liem: “Sherry is not a wine for everybody and we just have to accept that”
Ramiro Ibáñez brings soils and terroir into Sherry country
Southern treasures (I): Manzanilla
An inspiring tasting of some rare, extremely old Sherry
A guide to old sherry with a little help from the experts
From our archive: a sherrylover’s guide to the region and its wines
Vinoble 2016 witnesses a change of cycle in Sherry
Sherry 101: An introduction to styles and pairings
Raúl Moreno brings a disruptive vision to the wines of Jerez
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