Last week was International Sherry Week and since winter is in full-swing in the Cape, it is time to sit back and sip some sherry. Some of us will have…

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Last week was International Sherry Week and since winter is in full-swing in the Cape, it is time to sit back and sip some sherry.

Some of us will have fond memories of those nostalgic moment when looking at the world over the rim of one’s sherry glass, and at best whilst seated near an open fire place. The sherry that you will find at Wine Cellar however, is not just any ol’ sherry.

Lustau, whose tag-line says it all, is today one of the world’s highest rated producers.  This winery has been around since 1896 and was named ‘Best Spanish Producer’ in 2011 at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London and crowned the ‘winningest’ winery in Spain and 7th worldwide in 2012.  To top that, Lustau’s oenologist, Manuel Lozano, has been named Best Fortified Winemaker of the Year five years in a row by the International Wine Challenge of London.

Michael Olivier highlights Lustau as the go-to sherry winery in one of his recent articles and goes into some more interesting facts about these unique products.  Click here to read the full article.

What is often so appealing about sherry is that although the aromas can often appear sweet, sherry can be completely dry on the palate, making it a great aperitif.

Now if that did not make you lust for a ‘copita’ of Lustau’s various sherries:  Amontillado, Oloroso or Manzanilla, Pedro Ximinez, then we say ‘Hasta luego!’, Spanish for ‘See you later!’, after we’ve enjoyed a good few glasses of this golden, bronze or copper coloured treat with some Gorgonzola cheese…

Lustau3Lustau sherry

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