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

Manzanilla La Cigarrera

November 9th, 2018 | by Ruben

We head over to Sanlúcar de Barrameda with this Manzanilla La Cigarrera, the flagship product of the small family-owned Bodega La


Portales Pérez (Los Caireles)

October 26th, 2018 | by Ruben

Portales Pérez is a family bodega in the historic centre of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. It was founded by María José Portales in


Certified Sherry Educator

October 16th, 2018 | by Ruben

Finally becoming a Sherry Educator was a wonderfully enriching experience. Here's an overview of the 3-day programme


8 things Wine Folly got wrong about sherry

October 3rd, 2018 | by Ruben

The new Wine Folly is a book about wine with concise information and infographics. Apart from a few unfortunate conceptual choices, it has obvious factual errors with regards to sherry



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