sherry

Brewers Are Using an Ancient Technique to Create New, Funky Solera Beers

Brewers Are Using an Ancient Technique to Create New, Funky Solera Beers

At the inaugural Beer With(out) Beards festival in Brooklyn last summer, attendees lined up for Black Project, a Denver, Colo., outfit specializing in spontaneous and wild ales. Behind the table, with a bucket of bottles and opener poised at her hip, stood Sarah Howat, Black Project’s operations manager. Sour and other spontaneously fermented or wild […]

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Bodegas Grant ‘La Garrocha’ Amontillado Sherry NV

Bodegas Grant ‘La Garrocha’ Amontillado Sherry NV

My first real experience with Sherry, the fortified Spanish wine beloved by British grandmas and hipster somms alike, was fittingly at Sherryfest in New York. These many iterations of Sherry were vast and varying, from light and salty to thick and syrupy. How could so much variety fall under one category? I asked a friend […]

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You Can Tell a Bar Is Serious if It Has A Fancy Banana Cocktail on the Menu

You Can Tell a Bar Is Serious if It Has A Fancy Banana Cocktail on the Menu

Modern mixology is bananas. It’s now easier to get a fantastic cocktail in any corner of the country, a win for those of us who consider drinking a four-season, off-court sport. On the flip side, the movement elevates prices and the sort of panoramic pretension in which your Uncle Jimmy describes his Applebee’s Margarita as […]

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Underbelly’s Westin Galleymore Would Kill Negronis ‘Mercifully’

Underbelly’s Westin Galleymore Would Kill Negronis ‘Mercifully’

Underbelly, a globe-trotting Houston restaurant that earned chef Chris Shepherd two James Beard Awards, is in the midst of major changes. Last fall, it introduced its first-ever cocktail program. Spirits director Westin Galleymore began creating ambitious menus that change frequently, riff on classics, and feature seasonal produce like winter satsumas. ”People want to drink darker, […]

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Fino Sherry, Explained Through Food

Fino Sherry, Explained Through Food

For better or for worse, the Feria de Jerez is a feast for the senses. Southern Spain’s beloved weeklong festival in mid-May looks like a colorful fashion show, sounds like a cacophonous symphony, and smells like fresh horse poop. Such a spectacle engages all walks of life, appealing to a mix of well-groomed businessmen, ragged […]

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Review: Tio Pepe Fino Sherry

Review: Tio Pepe Fino Sherry

In certain circles, sherry is having a comeback. But even though it’s becoming a hot ingredient in cocktails and for sipping, many still don’t know the pleasures of this awesome wine. While many people who think of sherry often think of the sweet variety that’s consumed at the end of the meal, it’s the dry […]

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