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sherry - Styles, Aging, History

dry usually

A white wine (usually a blend of younger and older wines), fortified with brandy; named after Jerez de la Frontera in the Andalusian region of Spain, the centre of excellence for sherry. There are several types: fino is dry, light-coloured, of a high quality, and usually drunk young; amontillado is darker and moderately dry; oloroso is fuller and dark, the sweetest available.

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