snippets of sherry adventures & education
Like Sean + an A. Fourth generation Oregonian. Lover of Andalucia: Castilian speaker, Spanish wine drinker, flamenco dancer, and certified Sherry Educator.
The best part of traveling to Jerez is that I can always pick up right where I left off. Compared to my ever growing, ever changing city of Portland, Oregon, Jerez relatively remains the same from year to year. I can slide back into life right along the daily routines. My landlords Manolo and Carmen will […]More
Place or Process?
If you’ve ever been inside a sherry bodega, or wine cellar, the aromas leave a lasting impression unlike any other. It’s a combination of toffee, brown butter and brandy, mixed with rising bread dough and raisins. When I walked into Liner & Elsen Wine Merchants for a rare sherry tasting, I was instantly transported back […]More
Reconsidering Sherry Cocktails
I’ll admit, it’s taken me some time to warm to the idea of mixing sherry in cocktails. On its own, the wine is so well aged and perfect for any food combination.More