⇨ Read Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best-Kept Secret, with Cocktails and Recipes. online free download ⩹ Kindle By Talia Baiocchi ⫠ As my train pulled into the station in sherrys historic capital, Jerez de la Frontera, rain spattered against my window and onto the platform below I was half awake, with a mosaic of half eaten jamn bocadillo stuck to the front of my sweater, classically overpacked yet without an umbrella in January, a month so rainy it makes you forget that arid Morocco is anywhere near Jerez I shuffled into the lavishly tiled station bleary eyed and inelegant In such a state only a few things were immediately clear to me I was in Spain Spanish was being spoken To my right, in the train station caf the hum of the espresso machine, the faint mumble of a football game, and the clink of cups meeting saucersa definably Spanish kind of clink and hum.Further, I was in southern Spain Nobody was in a hurry In fact, people almost looked embarrassed to be making their trains And, let me tell you this now, because its as true as anything Ive learned while writing this book never, ever come to this part of Spain and show up to a meeting on time You will startle and confuse your host I tumbled out onto the street and into a cab, cracked the window, and watched the buildings whirl by, whitewash peeling off their faades to reveal the scars of centuries Seville orange trees lined the sidewalks, sagging with fruit so fragrant it smelled as if the streets were paved with marmalade I was a goner, of course, but its not hard to fall in love with the aesthetic beauty of this place and the obvious cultural bountythe sherry, the food, the music, the everythingthat has enchanted centuries worth of thinkers, poets, explorers, artists, and apparently California girls But Federico Garca Lorcathe great early twentieth century Spanish poet often dubbed the Son of Andalusiawould say to look past the obvious charms, that the real Andalusia cannot be seen Its true that the cultural affluence smells and tastes so good that its easy to forget the centuries of conflict buried underneath Jerez, Sanlcar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa Maraboth literally and figuratively These three towns, which form the roughly 25,000 acre swath known as the marco de Jerez, or Sherry Triangle, have seen a tremendous amount of historical tumult and variety of cultural influence In many ways, sherryin its idiosyncrasies, triumphs, and failuresis an embodiment of the regions experience It is a wine that has endured through thousands of years of political upheaval, sacking, conquest, and economic disappointment But sherrys highs have certainly outweighed its lows it was practically the official drink of fifteenth and sixteenth century explorers a favorite of everyone from Shakespeare to Poe to Dickens the base of the Sherry Cobbler, one of the greatest American cocktails ever invented and, believe it or not, one of the muses of Californias nascent wine producing industry before it set its sights on Bordeaux as a model So its not hyperbole when I say that sherrys story is one of the most remarkable in the history of wine Despite its storied pedigree, however, sherry has been maligned in America for decadesso misunderstood that one wonders whether it was the victim of an elaborate smear campaign involving all of the grandmas, everywhere But against odds that seemed insurmountable just ten years ago, sherryreal sherry, not the warm, blended stuff still found lurking in octogenarian pantriesis undergoing a renaissance It has become a star ingredient on the modern craft cocktail scene, beloved of bartenders who use it in pre Prohibition era cocktails as well as in their own contemporary drinks It is popping up on wine lists in restaurants and bars from New York to New Orleans to San Francisco, where sommeliers have finally given sherry the real estate it deserves And at long last, importers and wine shops are selling an unprecedented array of sherries from producers large and small, which means that the best sherry wines are available to American consumers for the first time in generations Sherry has, in short, been reborn And with this rebirth, its time that sherrys story is retold In simple terms, sherry is a wine produced in Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlcar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa Mara It is a fortified wine, which means that a small amount of neutral grape spirit brandy is added to the wine to increase its alcohol content Fortificationor, specifically, the lingering negative connotations surrounding it thanks, Thunderbird is one of the reasons sherry is so misunderstood in America Another reason its wide range of styles, which include both the driest and the sweetest wines in the world, and numerous points in between There are four dry styles of sherry, each with differing modes of production fino in which style I include manzanilla, which though distinct in character is simply a fino aged in the town of Sanlcar de Barrameda , amontillado, palo cortado, and oloroso These styles fit, in this order, along a spectrum from lightest to fullest In addition to the range of dry wines, the region produces two naturally sweet wines pedro ximnez known affectionately as PX and moscatel And those cheap, sweet bottles with the sticky labels left marinating in pantries across America Those fit into the category of blended sherries, which are generally made by mixing one of the dry styles with either PX, moscatel, or unfermented grape must and labeled with designations like pale cream, cream, amoroso, and medium In America, people often equate sherry with these ubiquitous, sweetened wines Thus, the entire category is generally considered sweet, even though the majority of it is not That fact, coupled with a general distrust of fortified wines, has long kept sherry from the dinner table But sherry is above all a wine, and one that should be consumed like any other wine with food In fact, the intense savoriness of the dry wines and their compatibility with a wide range of cuisines, from English pub fare to sushi, are whats helped drive modern interest in it But while sherry should be considered a wine like any other, its also true that its production methods, especially, make it unique within the world of wineand not in an academic or abstract way The differences are dramatic, and visceral No wine differs so much from all others, and the differences are not merely of taste or colour, of scent or sparkle, but of kind it is not a variant, but a primary, writes Rupert Croft Cooke in his 1956 book, Sherry There is Sherry, and there are all other wines Despite what all the vowels in my name might imply, I was not reared on the great wines of Italy and my mother, who is half Spanish, did not teach me either the art of flamenco or how to love fino sherry Instead, it all begins with a stoned surfer, a liquor store on Pacific Coast Highway, a carful of high school girls, and a botched request for Baileys That night I had my first taste of Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry, which I stirred into a concoction that I still maintain is the worst blended drink Ive ever consumed I was sixteen Five years later and no thanks to the Bristol Cream , I broke the news to my parents that Id fallen in love with wine Instead of going to law school as predicted or at least as hoped , Id taken a job as a vineyard slave in Piedmont, Italy, and I wouldnt be back until Id spent all of the money my relatives sent for graduation P.S I love you I had my second sip of sherry the year after I returned from Italy, when I wandered into Bar Jamn, a pocket square of a restaurant on Irving Place in New Yorks Gramercy neighborhood, just down the block from the wine store where I worked I went for the ham, but I left loving sherry That night the bartender poured me the first real sherry Id ever tasted a chilled copita of oloroso It was both incredibly foreign and totally familiarlike old Barolo laced with iodine that was amplified, reduced, and somehow elegant despite its heft It sparked that dull, joyous pulse in the gut that travels north, gains momentum in the chest, and releases all its pent up energy behind the eyes in the same way that good 90s rock choruses, eggs with truffles on them, love, Barolo, and log rides do Its a variety of bliss, I guess the kind that is best expressed through tears or dancingor, if youve had enough sherry, both That was in 2007, and sherry was at the tail end of a decades long decline that had left it nearly irrelevanta wine best reserved for bridge games and bad jokes In fact, the best bit of PR the wines enjoyed over the last thirty years was a nine year stint on the sitcom Frasier as the object of the Crane brothers alcoholic affection, which doubled as a backhanded jab at their stodgy Britishness In a testament to how old fashioned it had become, the Cranes served their sherry warm out of a decanter next to Frasiers grand piano, and sipped it pinky up But just a few years after Frasiers run ended, rumblings of an unlikely renaissance began in the cocktail world The modern day craft cocktail revival inspired bartenders and consumers alike to rediscover Americas pre Prohibition era drinking past Bars around the country were studiously unearthing nineteenth century recipes, many of which called for sherry as a primary ingredient The rebirth of classic cocktails like the Sherry Cobbler gave sherry a way back into the barmans repertoire By 2009, sherry had become a budding trend in the cocktail world, with bars from coast to coast featuring sherry prominently on their menus The wine world wasnt far behind The improved distribution of smaller, high quality sherry bottlingsincluding Lustaus Almacenista line, the boutique sherries of El Maestro Sierra, HidalgoLa Gitanas Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana, and Emilio Hidalgos La Panesa, as well as the La Bota wines from Equipo Navazoshelped hook the progressive sommelier set Within a few years New York and San Francisco had become incubators for an overdue American fascination with one of the first wines ever imported to the New World Sherry, quite suddenly, was hip Some of this comeback is linked to a decades long shift in flavor hierarchy in the American palatea slow but steady decrease in the dominance of fruit flavors to an embrace of bitter and intensely savory flavors Simply browse the greens section at Whole Foods endive, treviso, arugula, and dandelion greens now hold court in aisles that once pledged allegiance to Bibb lettuce and spinach Even McDonalds serves radicchio now As it applies to beverages, this change can help us understand everything from the rise of the bitter, Campari based Negroni cocktail to the unlikely popularity of intensely savory skin fermented orange wines Enter sherry Its various dry stylesfino and manzanilla, amontillado, palo cortado, and olorosoare arguments for rebellion against fruit wines anthems about the savory They are also wines that deserve to be on the table And that is the great lesson we are learning in America while sherrys production process makes it unique within the world of wine, it represents of a convergence with table wine than a departure And the I taste, the I find glimpses of other winesthe salinity of Chablis, the warmth and meatiness of northern Rhne Syrah, the earthiness and florality of Nebbioloin the wines of the Sherry Triangle Its thanks to some of the countrys best sommeliers and bartenders that sherry is finally being understood as both a table wine and an element that can make a cocktail complex These are people like Ashley Santoro, the former wine director of Manhattans Casa Mono and Bar Jamn, who would be a millionaire if she had a buck for every time shes heard I thought that was for grandmas during her years at the restaurant She converted many of those people by slipping glasses of fino or manzanilla next to countless plates of ibrico ham, gratis Theres Sean Diggins, formerly of Gitane, who was pouring than twenty sherries by the glass before most restaurants in San Francisco even thought to consider it And Sandro Piliego, an Italian from Lazio who fell in love with sherry in the late 1990s, when collecting it was about as cool as collecting navel fuzz When I asked him why an Italian guy would move to America to open a Spanish restaurant in Brooklyn, he said, plainly, For the love of sherry There are dozens of people who helped dig sherry out of the dark ages and have pushed to prove that the wines of Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlcar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa Mara, as well as those of Montilla Moriles, are some of the worlds most intriguing and uniquely terroir driven food wines They are different, yes, but they require nothing but curiosity and perhaps a little jamn In fact, thirteen years after that not so fateful night on PCH and than three years after that first rainy January in Jerez, Ive realized that unbridled curiositynot knowledge, or fancy glassware, or the right vernacularis the only thing you need to love wine Its the one thing that led me here, and perhaps its whats led you here, too.The worlds most neglected great wine, sherry is ancient, delicious, and still far too obscure So its fortunate to have its story told by Talia Baiocchi, a great young wine writing talent with her finger on the pulse Her clear, witty style is perfect for untangling sherrys intricaciesand for demonstrating why a whole new generation of wine lovers and bartenders are so taken with it The tastefully opinionated producer profiles make this an essential guide for anyone seeking to navigate the ever expanding sherry lists of so many new shops and restaurants Jordan Mackay,James Beard Awardwinning coauthor of Secrets of the Sommeliers Witty, fun, relatable These three words are not typically associated with sherry, but perfectly describe Talia Baiocchi and her passion for the wines of the Sherry Triangle The cocktails and recipes are a welcome and critical 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