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



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Sherry Twitter Tasting 2019 #SherryTT

September 12th, 2019 | by Ruben

The seventh edition of the #SherryTT Twitter Tasting is coming up in November 2019. This year we'll try five Amontillado sherries and discuss via Twitter


Sherry shops in Jerez

September 10th, 2019 | by Ruben

The list of interesting sherry wine shops in the Jerez area is not that long. Here are a few of my favourites: Corredera, La Casa del Jerez and Der Guerrita


Brandy Fundador (Domecq, 1969)

August 24th, 2019 | by Ruben

Fundador is probably the most iconic brand of sherry brandy, produced by the legendary Pedro Domecq. Its name means founder


Brandy 1866 (Osborne)

August 22nd, 2019 | by Ruben

Brandy 1866 is a brandy that originated in Malaga at Larios, taken over by Osborne


Conde de Osborne Brandy de Jerez

August 20th, 2019 | by Ruben

Conde de Osborne is a brand launched in 1965. It refers to Juan Nicolás Osborne, who received the title from the Pope for his diplomatic services


Amontillado Romate

August 6th, 2019 | by Ruben

This is the entry-level Romate Amontillado, around 6-7 years of age and part of the classic Romate range


Manzanilla Nave Trinidad (Barbadillo)

July 30th, 2019 | by Ruben

The idea behind Nave Trinidad was to create a premium wine but younger than the existing Manzanillas from Barbadillo. Put differently: create a Manzanilla of higher quality than standard expressions, bottled en rama but at the same time accessible



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