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From Food & Wine

Sherry on Top
Feb 2013

Sherry’s popularity isn’t just growing in the US, Ray Isle of Food & Wine visits London’s top sherry bars and shares his favorite bottles, including Maestro Sierra Amontillado.

From The Boston Globe

These aren’t your grandparents’ sherries
Jan 29, 2013

Ellen Bhang of The Boston Globe talks sherry in her article “These aren’t your grandparents’ sherries.”

From Bloomberg

Sherry Returns to Trendy Bars, Old Bodegas, Thanksgiving
Nov 18, 2012

Elin McCoy goes to Sherryfest in New York and talks with André in her article “Sherry Returns to Trendy Bars, Old Bodegas, Thanksgiving.”

From Hogshead Wine

Sherry at the 75th International Gold Cup
Oct 23, 2012

Aaron Nix-Gomez held his own Sherry Fest tailgate party at the 75th International Gold Cup. Check out his blog post Sherry at the 75th International Gold Cup for a recap.

From Find. Eat. Drink.

Peter Liem Talks Sherry
Oct 18, 2012

Peter Liem Talks Sherry with Find. Eat. Drink. Read the article for his top Sherry recommendations.

From Wine-Searcher

Sherry Fever Grips New York
Oct 17, 2012

Sherryfest hit New York in October. Check out Wine-Searcher’s coverage in Sherry Fever Grips New York.

From Brooklynguy’s Wine and Food Blog

Good Things to Eat While Traveling - Vera in Chicago.
Aug 2, 2012

Brooklynguy shares his recent experience at Vera in Chicago. Check out that Sherry list.

From T. Edward New York Wine Blog

My Conversation with Andre, About Sherry
July 2, 2012

Karen Ulrich of T. Edward Wines wrote up a recent Sherry tasting, complete with cocktails and an interview with André in "My Conversation with Andre, About Sherry."

From the New York Times

In Spain, Sherry Producers Learn to Think Small
June 19, 2012

June saw a double dose of Sherry in the New York Times. Two Sherry articles from Eric Asimov graced the Dining and Wine section. First he wrote about the movement toward higher quality, smaller production projects in "In Spain, Sherry Producers Learn to Think Small."

Sherry Sidles Out of the Drawing Room
June 26, 2012

June saw a double dose of Sherry in the New York Times. Two Sherry articles from Eric Asimov graced the Dining and Wine section. After talking about the movement toward small production, he focused on specific ideas in Jerez in "Sherry Sidles Out of the Drawing Room."

From Imbibe

3.5 Stars (out of 5)
El Maestro Sierra Fino

Aroma: Candy apple sweet and nutty with notes of hazelnuts and walnuts; lightly floral.
Flavor: Sweet fruit upfront quickly shift to more savory notes of almonds and green olives.
Finish: Long with bitter almonds and cream.
Overall: This one's rich body and mouthfeel makes it a good match for salty meats and aged cheeses.
- Tracy Howard (Imbibe, Sept/Oct 2010, pg 24)

From The Wine Advocate

92 points
N.V. Bodegas El Maestro Sierra Pedro Ximénez
Bodegas El Maestro Sierra
Jerez

Another step up is the non-vintage Pedro Ximénez from a 15-year-old solera. It is brown amber in color with aromas of orange peel and English toffee. It is thick and rich on the palate and very long. –J.M. (#169, 2-28-07)

95 points
N.V. Bodegas El Maestro Sierra Pedro Ximénez Extra Viejo
Bodegas El Maestro Sierra
Jerez
$80.00

The non-vintage Pedro Ximénez Extra Viejo is motor oil thick and opaque brown in color. From a solera at least 50 years old, it comes across as nearly over the top with its layers of figs, toffee, and marmalade. A little of this goes a very long way. –J.M. (#169, 2-28-07)

90 points
N.V. Bodegas El Maestro Sierra Amoroso
Bodegas El Maestro Sierra
Jerez

Among the sweet sherries from El Maestro Sierra, the non-vintage Amoroso is medium amber in color and acquires its sweetness from the addition of a small amount of Pedro Ximénez to the Palomino base. It would match well with a fruit tart or creme brulee. –J.M. (#169, 2-28-07)

90 points
N.V. Bodegas El Maestro Sierra Fino
Bodegas El Maestro Sierra
Jerez
$14.00

The non-vintage Fino offers up aromas and flavors of sea salt and roasted nuts. It is excellent as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to sushi. –J.M. (#169, 2-28-07)

91 points
N.V. Bodegas El Maestro Sierra Oloroso
Bodegas El Maestro Sierra
Jerez
$16.00

The non-vintage Oloroso is darker in color than the Fino and adds elements of smoke and butterscotch to its off-dry character. –J.M. (#169, 2-28-07)

92 points
N.V. Bodegas El Maestro Sierra Vinos Viejos Amontillado 1830 VORS
Bodegas El Maestro Sierra
Jerez
$80.00

Next in sweetness is the light amber colored non-vintage (Vinos Viejos) Amontillado 1830 VORS, which has been aged at least 50 years in the solera system. It is racy and intense and would work well with lobster bisque. –J.M. (#169, 2-28-07)

93 points
N.V. Bodegas El Maestro Sierra Vinos Viejos Oloroso 1 / 14 VORS
Bodegas El Maestro Sierra
Jerez
$80.00

The (Vinos Viejos) Oloroso 1/14 VORS is medium amber and spicier than its predecessor, with just noticeable sweetness, complex flavors (toffee and caramel come to mind) and outstanding length. –J.M. (#169, 2-28-07)

95 points
N.V. Bodegas El Maestro Sierra Vinos Viejos Oloroso Extra Viejo 1 / 7 VORS
Bodegas El Maestro Sierra
Jerez
$160.00

Taking it to an even higher level is the non-vintage (Vinos Viejos) Oloroso Extra Viejo with its smoked nuts and butterscotch personality. This can be enjoyed in the same manner as a vintage Darroze Armagnac or great cognac because it is still essentially dry and just loaded with character. –J.M. (#169, 2-28-07)