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    January's Tag Game - Spanish Sherry

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    NorthwestGal
    Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:16 am
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    Sherry is a fortified wine made from green grapes that are grown near the town of Jerez de la Frontera in the Andalusian region of Spain. The word sherry is an Anglicized version of the name Jerez, which is the location where the primary grapes [used for making sherry] are grown.

    Sherry is produced in a variety of dry styles made primarily from the Palomino grape, ranging from light versions (similar to a white table wine, such as Sherry Manzanilla and Sherry Fino), to much darker and heavier versions that have been allowed to oxidise as they age in barrels (such as Sherry Amontillado and Sherry Oloroso).

    Sweet dessert wines are also made, from Pedro Ximinez or Moscatel grapes, but the are sometimes blended with Palomino-based sherries.

    Sherry has protected designation of origin status, which means under Spanish law, all wine labeled as “sherry” must legally come from the Sherry Triangle, which is an area in the province of Cadiz, located between Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlucar de Barrameda, and El Pureto de Santa Maria.

    ~ After the initial fermentation process, the base wines are then fortified with a grape spirit in order to increase their final alcohol content, which will determine their classification. Because the fortification occurs after fermentation, most Sherries are initially dry, with any sweetness being added later. (In contrast, Port wines are fortified halfway through the fermentation process, which stops the process and not all of the sugar is turned into alcohol.)

    Sherry wines classified as Fino and Manzanilla are fortified until they reach a total alcohol content of 15.5% by volume. As they age in the barrels, they develop a layer of flor (a yeast-like growth that helps proect the wine from excessive oxidation).

    Sherry wines classified as Oloroso are fortified until they reach a total alcohol content of at least 17% by volume. Unlike the finer version, Oloroso versions do not develop flor, and therefore they oxidise slightly as they age, giving them a darker color.


    Grape Varieties

    Sherries produced in other countries often use different varieties of grapes. But in Spain, there are primarily three white grape varieties grown for Sherry-making. They are:

    ~ Palamino is the dominant grape used for dry Sherries. Approximately 90% of the all grapes grown for Sherry are of the Palomino variety. It produces a bland wine with neutral characteristics. In fact, the neutrality is what makes the Palomino variety an ideal grape because it is easily enhanced by the Sherry-making style.

    ~ Pedro Ximenez is used primarily to produce a sweeter Sherry. When harvested, these grapes are typically sun-dried for two days to concentrate their sugars.

    ~ Moscatel is used similarly to Pedro Ximenez grapes, but they are much less common.


    Sherry Types

    Fino ('fine' in Spanish) is the driest and palest of the traditional varieties of Sherry. The wine is aged in barrels under a cap of flor yeast to prevent contact with the air.

    Manzanilla is an especially light variety of Fino Sherry made around the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

    Manzanilla Pasada is a Manzanilla that has undergone extended aging or has been partially oxidised, giving a richer, nuttier flavour.

    Amontillado is a variety of Sherry that is first aged under flor but which is then exposed to oxygen, producing a sherry that is darker than a Fino but lighter than an Oloroso. Naturally dry, they are sometimes sold lightly to medium sweetened but these can no longer be labelled as Amontillado.

    Oloroso ('scented' in Spanish) is a variety of Sherry aged oxidatively for a longer time than a Fino or Amontillado, producing a darker and richer wine. With alcohol levels between 18 and 20%, Olorosos are the most alcoholic sherries. Like Amontillado, naturally dry, they are often also sold in sweetened versions called Cream Sherry. As with Amontillado "Sweet Oloroso", "Rich Oloroso" and "Oloroso Dulce" are prohibited terms.

    Palo Cortado is a variety of Sherry that is initially aged like an Amontillado, typically for three or four years, but which subsequently develops a character closer to an Oloroso. This either happens by accident when the flor dies, or commonly the flor is killed by fortification or filtration.

    Jerez Dulce (Sweet Sherries) are made either by fermenting dried Pedro Ximénez (PX) or Moscatel grapes, which produces an intensely sweet dark brown or black wine, or by blending sweeter wines or grape must with a drier variety.

    Cream Sherry is the term for a common type of sweetened sherry made by blending different wines, such as Olorososweetened with PX. It has a rich deep amber to golden brown color, and it’s very sweet.


    Sherry Trivia

    Several literary figures often wrote about Sherry, including William Shakespeare, Benito Perez Galdos, Alexander Fleming, and Edgar Allan Poe.

    In the classic Walt Disney movie, Mary Poppins, every evening Mr. Banks enjoys a Sherry and his pipe at precisely 6:02 p.m.

    ~ The American sitcom, Frasier featured the title character and his brother having a passion for drinking sherry. Their Sherry passion became so iconic to the series that it was a metaphor to mark the end of the series. In the last episode sherry ran out in their home bar, and it became clear that the popular long-run series was about to come to an end as well.







    ………………………………Tag Game

    We have selected an array of Spanish (and other) recipes from the site’s database that include sherry as an ingredient. You are free to tag one of the recipes we found, or you are free to pick any other sherry recipe. And there is no limit; you can tag as many recipes as you can make before the end of the month.



    Featured Recipes

    ~ Spanish Garlic Shrimp by Irmgard
    This delectable dish, flavored by a medium dry Spanish sherry, can be served as a tapas or main dish. Sprinkle in a few extra red pepper flakes for an extra spicy kick.

    ~ Pisto by breezermom
    This traditional Spanish dish features a potpourri of fresh vegetables that get a flavor boost from fresh herbs and a fine dry sherry.

    ~ Spanish Oven Baked Roast Chicken by Bob78278
    You’ll find that a medium Spanish sherry goes a long way in flavoring this delicious oven roasted chicken.


    Bebidas - Beverages




    Spanish Spiced Hot Chocolate
    Andaluz
    Sangria
    Minty Fresh French Aperitif and Appetiser Charentais Melon Bowls
    Fog Cutter
    Spiced Wine


    Tapas – Appetizers and Snacks




    Spanish Mushrooms Tapas-Style
    Sizzling Spanish Garlic Prawns - Tapas Style
    Ajillo Mushrooms
    Spanish Baked Shrimp
    Mushrooms and Alioli Tapas


    Main Entrées




    Barcelona Style Pork Tenderloin With Sherry & Peppers
    Sizzling Sherry Shrimp With Garlic
    Spanish Oven Baked Roast Chicken
    Paella With Chicken, Zucchini and Rosemary
    Spanish Lamb Shanks Jerez
    Spanish Halibut


    Sopas – Soups and Stews




    Gazpacho
    Army Soup
    Chicken and Baby Corn Soup
    Crock Pot Spanish Inspired Beef Stew
    Rabo De Toro (Oxtail Stew from Spain)
    Cream of Portabella Soup


    Dulces – Desserts and Sweet Treats




    Almond Sherry Bundt Cake
    Sherry Baked Pears
    Chocolates Rusticos
    Perfect Plum Crisp
    10 Minute Blueberry Layer Cake
    Strawberries and Cream Trifle



    Last edited by NorthwestGal on Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:58 am, edited 1 time in total
    mama smurf
    Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:20 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    This sounds great...I use sherry in a lot of recipes. I will be back with some recipes to make! icon_biggrin.gif
    NorthwestGal
    Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:26 am
    Forum Host
    ~ PLAYERS' SHERRY RECIPES ~

    Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle's Sherry Recipes
    Roasted Russet Slices With Sherry #480955
    Orange-Ginger Black Pepper Shrimp #480955

    NorthwestGal's Sherry Recipes
    Marinated Chicken Thighs With Tangy Apricot Glaze #413634

    Sharon123's Sherry Recipes
    Sharon123's Sherry Recipes



    ~ PLAYERS' TAGS ~

    Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle
    icon_biggrin.gif Spicy Shrimp With Spinach and Walnuts #10611 by Ashley U
    icon_biggrin.gif Oven-Steamed Trout With Ginger #187058 by Halcyon Eve

    mama smurf
    icon_biggrin.gif Marinated Chicken Thighs With Tangy Apricot Glaze #413634 by NorthwestGal
    icon_biggrin.gif Roasted Russet Slices With Sherry #480955 by Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle

    NorthwestGal
    icon_biggrin.gif Spanish Oven Baked Roast Chicken #110229 by Bob78278
    icon_biggrin.gif Fog Cutter #41914 by Sue Lau

    Susie D
    icon_biggrin.gif Easy Yellow Rice #310914 by chef 176352


    Last edited by NorthwestGal on Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:06 pm, edited 6 times in total
    NorthwestGal
    Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:35 am
    Forum Host
    I'll probably be back with more choices, but for now I will start with two recipes to tag.

    Spanish Oven Baked Roast Chicken #110229 by Bob78278
    Fog Cutter #41914 by Sue Lau
    Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle
    Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:19 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    wave.gif I don't drink it, but I love the flavor of Sherry in cooked dishes ~ Did you see Sharing a Sherry Treasured in Spain spotlighted on Google News?

    My recipes using Sherry:

    Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle #381180
    Roasted Russet Slices With Sherry #480955
    Orange-Ginger Black Pepper Shrimp #472189

    I'll begin by tagging Spicy Shrimp With Spinach and Walnuts #10611 by Ashley U.

    Is this tag game a 2-week turnaround, or by the end of the month? Sorry if I overlooked the answer in your introduction!
    NorthwestGal
    Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:38 pm
    Forum Host
    Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle wrote:
    wave.gif I don't drink it, but I love the flavor of Sherry in cooked dishes ~ Did you see Sharing a Sherry Treasured in Spain spotlighted on Google News?

    My recipes using Sherry:

    Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle #381180
    Roasted Russet Slices With Sherry #480955
    Orange-Ginger Black Pepper Shrimp #472189

    I'll begin by tagging Spicy Shrimp With Spinach and Walnuts #10611 by Ashley U.

    Is this tag game a 2-week turnaround, or by the end of the month? Sorry if I overlooked the answer in your introduction!


    wave.gif Hi, KUW.

    Wow, what a great link about Sherry. I hadn't seen it before, so I appreciate the link. Thanks for sharing that with us. I love stuff like that!

    I'll get your sherry tag added above, too. It sure does sound scrumptious!

    And this is a monthly tag game, so you have until the end of the month to return here (to this thread) to report your completion. I look foward to reading your review of that yummy recipe.

    NorthwestGal
    Susie D
    Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:47 pm
    Forum Host
    I'll make Easy Yellow Rice by Chef 176352
    Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle
    Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:24 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    I'm tagging and reporting a completion at the same time!

    I've MERP'd Oven-Steamed Trout With Ginger #187058 by Halcyon Eve ~ I'm in the photo time-out chair so this photo is from my flickr account!


    Oven-Steamed Trout With Ginger
    NorthwestGal
    Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:32 am
    Forum Host
    Susie D wrote:
    I'll make Easy Yellow Rice by Chef 176352


    wave.gif Hi, Susie! That rice sounds delicious. I have your yummy tag listed above.
    NorthwestGal
    Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:55 am
    Forum Host
    Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle wrote:
    I'm tagging and reporting a completion at the same time!

    I've MERP'd Oven-Steamed Trout With Ginger #187058 by Halcyon Eve ~ I'm in the photo time-out chair so this photo is from my flickr account!


    Oven-Steamed Trout With Ginger


    That is a gorgeous photo, KUW! I can upload photos to my computer and then post them to a recipe, but I wouldn't even begin to know how to get them on Flickr. Is it anything like Photobucket?

    I have that tag already marked as complete, by the way.
    Sharon123
    Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:01 am
    Forum Host
    Hi!
    Here are my sherry recipes:

    http://www.food.com/recipe-finder/all/sherry?bookid=139013

    I'm leaving for Colorado for about a week, and will check in and find a recipe or two to make!
    NorthwestGal
    Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:26 am
    Forum Host
    Sharon123 wrote:
    Hi!
    Here are my sherry recipes:

    http://www.food.com/recipe-finder/all/sherry?bookid=139013

    I'm leaving for Colorado for about a week, and will check in and find a recipe or two to make!


    wave.gif Hi, Sharon. Enjoy Colorado! In the meantime, I have your Sherry cookbook posted above. We look forward to seeing your tags after you return from Colorado.
    NorthwestGal
    Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:33 pm
    Forum Host
    I have made and reviewed Bob78278's Spanish Oven Baked Roast Chicken #110229.

    I definitely recommend this dish!
    Susie D
    Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:43 pm
    Forum Host
    I served Easy Yellow Rice with Papa D's picadillo. (one of my favorites). The sherry was almost too much for us, but I'm glad we tried it.
    NorthwestGal
    Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:08 am
    Forum Host
    Susie D wrote:
    I served Easy Yellow Rice with Papa D's picadillo. (one of my favorites). The sherry was almost too much for us, but I'm glad we tried it.


    They both sound delicious, Susie D. I'll get those completions noted above after I save those gems in my To Try Soon cookbook.
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