About Ruben

Ruben is a Certified Sherry Educator who fell in love with sherry some twenty years ago, but switched to a higher gear in 2013 and started writing about it. Lived in Madrid for a couple of years, now back in Belgium. I also run a whisky blog over at www.whiskynotes.be



Author Archives: Ruben

Tio Pepe En Rama 2019

April 11th, 2019 | by Ruben

It is just a few weeks until the launch of Tio Pepe En Rama 2019. On April 26th, Gonzalez Byass


Arroyuelo Fino En Rama (Primitivo Collantes)

March 26th, 2019 | by Ruben

Arroyuelo - Selecciòn de Botas is a limited edition Fino En Rama from Primitivo Collantes. They select the casks which have the most active flor and bottle en rama, with no filtering or clarifying, at an average age of around 5 years


Aurora Manzanilla (Yuste)

March 19th, 2019 | by Ruben

The new Manzanilla Aurora is a Manzanilla of around 8-10 years. In practice Yuste has downsized and split up the solera, while merging it with the Manzanillas he was already producing as an almacenista


Txodo Oloroso En Rama (Lustau)

March 14th, 2019 | by Ruben

Bodegas Lustau have just announced Txodo, a new Oloroso , over 20 years of age and taken from a single cask selected by Mugaritz ** (Andoni Luis Aduriz) and Aponiente *** (Ángel León)


Port of Leith Oloroso Sherry

March 11th, 2019 | by Ruben

An interesting interaction between the Port of Leith distillery and Bodegas Barón who season casks for the maturation of future whiskies


Towards unfortified sherry

March 7th, 2019 | by Ruben

The proposal for unfortified sherry has been accepted by the Ministry of Agriculture of Andalucía. Now only one last step is required to change the rules of the D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry: approval by the European Commission



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