Pure Poetry

When I first decided to dive into the world of sherry, I came across this website. I was so captivated by the words Peter Liem spoke on their Vimeo clip. Naturally, I purchased the book and it’s been my Sherry Bible ever since.

“It’s easy to fall in love with Andalucia – its sights, its sounds, all of its wonderful things to eat. For me, sherry encapsulates all of this in a glass. One whiff of its salty, tangy fino or manzanilla can instantly transport you to the sherry region.

Sherry is one of the world’s greatest wines, but it’s also one of the least understood. I think that one problem is in recent times we haven’t had a lot of good resources for educating wine drinkers about sherry. But what’s good to see is that in export markets such as the US we’re realizing more and more that sherry is a serious wine and we’re quickly shedding this notion that it’s this old fashion beverage. I would say on the contrary, among the knowledgeable wine consumerists, sherry’s becoming down right hip.

Sherry also represents an incredible value. For now anyway, you’re able to get these remarkably old and complex wines with such incredible personalities for a fraction of the price that you would pay for all equivalent quality in other wine regions. And for me, there’s no question it is the most food friendly wine on the planet.”

~ Peter Liem

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