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

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 that Barbadillo is well known for. Put differently: create a Manzanilla of higher quality than standard expressions, bottled en rama but at the same time accessible and appealing to a wider, younger public


Lustau Vermut Rosé

July 24th, 2019 | by Ruben

Lustau is the only sherry bodega to offer a rosé version of their vermouth, based on Fino, Moscatel and Tintilla de Rota


Sherry vermouth: a revival

July 18th, 2019 | by Ruben

Vermouth and sherry are both fortified wines, and the sherry regions has a long history of making medicinal wines and sherry-based 'vermut'. Since 2016 a whole list of sherry bodegas launched modern versions of their old recipes


Pérez Barquero

July 15th, 2019 | by Ruben

Bodegas Pérez Barquero were founded in 1905. Since 1985 it is part of a group owned by Rafael Cordoba, which


Manzanilla Gabriela Oro (Sánchez Ayala)

July 8th, 2019 | by Ruben

Manzanilla Gabriela Oro (black label) is the premium version of the regular Manzanilla Gabriela. A selection of the best barrels of the solera is allowed to age in two extra criaderas before being bottled en rama



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