Sherry Update – Barbadillo Amontillado

 

 

As the weather cools, my diet changes from white wines to red – autumn leaves yield Cote du Rhones. Likewise, I switch out the Fino sherry I so enjoy in the summer for Amontillado – fuller bodied and flavored to match the sweater weather. I’m reminded of the piece former Globe wine columnist Stephen Meuse wrote as his swan-song upon leaving the paper. In it, he mused that Sherry – once popular but now with a declining number of admirers – would never make a comeback. Realizing he was on target, I was initially saddened for revitalizing an appreciation for Sherry was once a WDWU mission. And then I saw the silver lining. Since Sherry is under-appreciated – demand minimal and the market weak –  it is undervalued, i.e. cheap. So, a “thank you” is definitely in order to all those who don’t drink Sherry thus keeping the price low for the likes of me.

Barbadillo Amontillado Sherry

$10.99

Kappy’s   Wellington Circle   Medford MA

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One Response to “Sherry Update – Barbadillo Amontillado”

  1. Eleni
    October 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    We lack decent options for sherry which makes it hard to learn to appreciate it.  And is why I focused on sherry in London.  The post was never really finished but I waxed on about them in April.  It’s on an upswing with me!!!

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