MrTattieHeid wrote:I'll see if I can get Mom to try that, Christian. She's very skeptical about drinking it cold.
Bar Items wrote:What is the best temp. for drinking a sherry??
MrTattieHeid wrote:I like a drop of Pedro Ximenez now and then--I think if you refrigerated that, you'd have trouble getting it to pour out of the bottle!
Bar Items wrote:Thankyou for your advice Christian...do you know of any good websites that discuss the different types and production methods/process??
I have never really tried sherry before(I say "never really" as I used to take little swigs from mums decanter. I have no idea what sherry it was)
I remember my great grandmother was 'very' fond of her sherries but bless her soul she has now passed and I am unable to ask her about what she used to drink...I will have to ask my Nan(grandmother), my great grandmother's daughter.
Mr Fjeld wrote: you naughty boy!
Mr Fjeld wrote:I wonder how it will impact on the availability of barrels for the whisky industry?
Oloroso ('scented' in Spanish) is a variety of sherry aged longer than amontillado, producing a darker and richer wine.
Unlike the fino and amontillado sherries, in oloroso sherries the flor yeast is suppressed by fortification at an earlier stage. This causes the finished wine to lack the fresh yeasty taste of the fino sherries. Without the layer of flor, the sherry is exposed to air through the slightly porous walls of the American or Canadian oak casks, and undergoes oxidative aging. As the wine ages, it becomes darker and stronger and is often left for many decades.
Oloroso sherry is also the base for many of the sweet sherries developed for the international market, such as Bristol Cream, in which oloroso is sweetened and sometimes has the colour removed by charcoal filtering to achieve a desired effect.
Reggaeblues wrote:Yes - got a bottle of DE Talisker
Reggaeblues wrote:]BYTW thanks to whomever put me straight on what LFW stood for(see above!) I thought it had something to do with that Bowmore perfume controversy...(i.e. Le French Whore...)