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Also indexed as:Fino Sherry, Oloroso Sherry, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Manzanilla Sherry, Amontillado Sherry, Palo Cortado Sherry
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A fortified wine, true sherry comes only from a small region in southern Spain and is produced in a range of styles from very light and bone dry to intense, dark, and sweet.

Flavor Descriptors

Flavors will depend on style produced but most offer a range of dried fruit flavors, a bracing tanginess, and a gentle alcohol bite. See the Style section for more details.

Food Pairings


Spanish tapas, grilled shrimp, bacon-wrapped dates, ham.


Strong cheeses, nuts, dried fruits.

Pedro Ximenez

Pour it over vanilla ice cream.

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