Native to the town of Jerez in Spain, where it’s referred to as Vino de Jerez. Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes. Sherry is a protected designation of origin name and Sherry liquors must come from the Sherry Triangle area in the province of Cádiz.
It comes in a variety of styles, including dry and light versions referred to as finos or manzanilla and darker, heavier versions known as Oloroso.
An open mind. Serve at room temperature as an aperitif. Fino and Manzanilla Sherries are the most vulnerable to air elements and the open bottles will not preserve well for too long. Darker sherries last longer and opened bottles can be kept in a cool dark place for longer.