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Fully revised and updated for its sixth edition, this benchmark book recounts the exciting and turbulent evolution of the sherry region and explores how its history and culture are intertwined with the sherry trade. Julian Jeffs chronicles the changing face of sherry - its viticultural methods, the complex production techniques, the growth of the wine's trade and the region itself - taking us from the area's early Phoenician settlers right up to the present day. The detailed sections on cultivation and production include information on both traditional and the now more commonly used modern methods of viticulture. Manzanilla, the `wine of joy', receives an entire chapter to itself before Jeffs brings the information on blending and tasting sherry up to date. He also provides extensive details of all the shippers, from the traditional family firms to the new boutique bodegas, along with thorough appendices for those who wish to delve into the fine details. This classic wine book unravels the timeless appeal of one of Spain's greatest wines, making it an essential resource for both sherry enthusiasts and those involved in the world of sherry.
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Julian Jeffs is the world's leading authority on sherry and has written several books on Spanish wine. After leaving Cambridge Julian Jeffs got a job (by accident) in the sherry trade in Jerez, working in a bodega and seeing every stage in the production of wine. Called to the Bar in 1958 he took two years off to write the first edition of this book. He also wrote two more books on wine and others on law. A past President of the Circle of Wine Writers, he was General Editor of Faber Wine Books.Review:
"His intimate knowledge of this most versatile of fortified wines shines through every page." -- Gavin D. Smith * Times Literary Supplement Review * "Very few books on Sherry in English compare to this work." -- Jerez-Xeres-Sherry "Exceptional [...] This is an obligatory purchase for any wine library." * Wayward Tendrils Quarterly * "A worthy update" * Decanter Magazine * "This book about Sherry is a classic [...] No stones are left unturned, all aspects are covered: history, terroir, the land, production, the trade and the shippers and the different styles of sherry of course." * BKWine Magazine * "Written in such an attractive manner that is a joy to read." * Wine-Searcher.com * "The definitive work about this luscious wine." * The Foody Traveller * "Start here for your own personal journey into this unique wine." * Wine Wisdom *
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