Had a Glass: NV Fernando de Castilla Fino “Antique”

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She says: “Rich” is not normally a word that comes to mind when drinking Fino sherry.

He says: What stands out most for me is how much character this Fino has.

Tawny: Port’s unsung hero

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Who would want to drink anything but Tawny?

Uncovering the mystery of the Sherry Triangle

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No study for the WSET diploma fortified unit would be complete without a visit to Jerez de la Frontera, the home of Sherry. We discovered our love for Sherry whilst living in Vancouver and were excited to explore its origins. We visited three very different bodegas during our weekend getaway – Lustau, Bodegas Tradicion and Gonzalez Byass, all located in Jerez de la Frontera.

Had a Glass: 1975 Graham Porto Vintage

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He says: This is a wine to be savoured slowly, but it tastes so good that you’ll have a hard time keeping your glass full.

She says: It had layer upon layer of flavour, a depth rarely seen by us mere mortals.

Had a Glass: Morris Muscat Cellar Reserve Grand Liqueur

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He says: If you have a chance to taste a Morris fortified, do everything you can to make it so.

She says: What a treat… a glass full of lusciously delicious goodness.

Had a Glass: 2006 Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Red Label

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He says: Tokaji is one of those great joys that very few are aware of, yet there are few wines that compare.

She says: Those with a sweet tooth will love this.

2004 Château Climens

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WineHater says: WOW, what a wine!!!

He says: Our first 5-star wine rating on Winecouver, and no questions about it.

Wine truths

“If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life.”
by Sir Alexander Fleming

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.