Sherry wines - Vinos de Jerez - Manzanilla, Oloroso, Pedro Ximenez, Fino, Palo Cortado, Amontillado

About Ruben

Ruben is a Certified Sherry Educator who fell in love with sherry some 25 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

Fino Tiracordeles (The Wine Bang)

7 January 2023 | by Ruben

The Fino Tiracordeles comes from the Cooperativa Virgen de Palomares in Trebujena. This winemaking cooperative was founded in 1957 and


Santa Petronila Fino En Rama

30 December 2022 | by Ruben

Viña Santa Petronila claims to be the smallest sherry winery. Located in Macharnudo, their flagship wine is the Fino En Rama


Meunier 2020 (4OjosWines)

13 December 2022 | by Ruben

Meunier 2020 is a white wine made with Moscatel grapes by 4 Ojos Wines. Quite funky and bitter - it seems to have some stability issues


Patinegro 2019 (Barbadillo)

21 November 2022 | by Ruben

Patinegro is the latest organic white wine from Bodegas Barbadillo. It is a sister of Sábalo, if you like: both come from the same vineyards. However Patinegro gets an extra ageing in ex-Manzanilla casks


Sherry Week 2022 (7-13 November)

4 November 2022 | by Ruben

Sherry Week 2022 will be held 7-13 November 2022. It will include hundreds of events, including an Instagram Live session with César Saldaña about his new book


Manzanilla is (not) a sherry wine

17 October 2022 | by Ruben

Manzanilla is not a sherry wine. At least that's what several producers keep repeating. We look into the legal, historical and practical arguments



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