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Sherry

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1 fl oz, sherry

  • Calories 45
  • Calories from Fat 0
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0g0%
  • Saturated Fat 0g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 3mg0%
  • Potassium 27mg1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 3.44g1%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g0%
  • Sugars 0.32g
  • Protein 0.06g0%
  • Calcium 0mg0%
  • Iron 0mg0%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%

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Sherry on Wikipedia:

For other uses, see Sherry (disambiguation). A glass of Amontillado Sherry with olives.

Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the town of Jerez, Spain. In Spanish, it is called vino de Jerez.

The word ``sherry`` is an anglicization of Jerez. In earlier times, Sherry was known as sack (from the Spanish saca, meaning ``a removal from the solera``). ``Sherry`` is a protected designation of origin; therefore, all wine labeled as ``Sherry`` must legally[1] come from the Sherry Triangle, which is an area in the province of Cádiz between Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa María. In 1933 the Jerez Denominación de Origen was the first Spanish denominación to be officially recognized in this way, officially named D.O. Jerez-Xeres-Sherry and sharing the same governing council as D.O. Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda.[2]

After fermentation is complete, Sherry is fortified with brandy. Because the fortification takes place after fermentation, most sherries are initially dry, with any sweetness being added later. In contrast, port wine (for example) is fortified halfway through its fermentation, which stops the process so that not all of the sugar is turned into alcohol.

Sherry is produced in a variety of styles, ranging from dry, light versions such as finos to darker and heavier versions known as olorosos, all made from the Palomino grape. Sweet dessert wines are also made, from Pedro Ximenez or Moscatel grapes. Sherry is regarded by many wine writers [3] as ``underappreciated``[4] and a ``neglected wine treasure``.[5]

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History

Main article: History of Sherry Jerez-Xeres-Sherry DO in the province of Cadiz, region of Andalusia (Spain) Lagar at Yacimiento arqueológico de Doña Blanca, IV-III centuries  b. C. A degustation of sherries. Sherry de la Frontera of 1775 - the oldest wine in Massandra winery collection, Crimea. Jerez Wine Regulatory Council Sherry vinegar Sherry barrel with transparent front so visitors can see the natural development of flor A venenciador pours Sherry drawn from a butt into a copita Three levels Sherry solera

Jerez has been a center of viniculture since wine-making was introduced to Spain by the Phoenicians in 1100 BC. The practice was carried on by the Romans when they took control of Iberia around 200 BC. The Moors conquered the region in AD 711 and introduced distillation, which led to the development of brandy and fortified wine.

During the Moorish period, the town was called Sherish (a transliteration of the Arabic شريش), from which both Sherry and Jerez are derived. Wines similar in style to sherry have traditionally been made in the city of Shiraz in midsouthern Iran, but it is thought unlikely that the name derives from there.[6][7]

Though the drinking of alcohol is prohibited in the