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Buy Sherry - New York, NY

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Barcelona, Spain

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Chipiona, Spain

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Argüeso San León Manzanilla Clásica

One of my favorites -- it’s a delicious manzanilla. It’s light and fresh in style.

Spain / Sanlúcar

Sherry / Manzanilla


Hidalgo La Gitana

I am a huge fan. I like the inherent fresh vinous nature of the wine. It sees less aging time and has more of a fresh quality to it. I like it for its freshness and its proximity to the ocean.

Spain / Sanlúcar

Sherry / Manzanilla


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La Cigarrera Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda

They are located in an area where the flor, instead of being sort of fresh on floral notes, it’s more on ashy tones, because they are in the heart of what is called the sub-zone of Manzanilla Barrio Bajo.

Spain / Sanlúcar

Sherry / Manzanilla

Emilio Hidalgo Fino

Also really good, it’s an excellent fino.

Spain / Jerez de la Frontera

Sherry / Fino

Tio Pepe Fino

It’s really good. That is what’s incredible. You look at a really big brand like Tio Pepe and the volume that these guys produce -- it’s on a monster scale. That wine is still delicious and really drinkable.


Sherry / Fino


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Outside of sherry, in Montilla-Moriles, the line of Alvear is produced. It’s really surprising how good those wines can be. They are sherry-like, but they are another undiscovered region. I was really deeply impressed by the fino and their whole line. And they are very inexpensive and delicious.

Spain / Montilla-Moriles

Sherry / Fino

El Maestro Sierra Fino

A big style of fino paired with little fried sardines.

Spain / Jerez de la Frontera

Sherry / Fino

Equipo Navazos La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada

The manzanilla pasada is one of the best manzanilla pasada’s I ever had in my life.

Spain / Jerez de la Frontera

Sherry / Manzanilla Pasada

Gutierrez Colosia Sangre y Trabajadero Oloroso

Sangre y Trabajadero translates to “Blood and the Worker”. It’s a little lighter styled because it’s close the ocean. The label is 250 years old. It’s a nice dry oloroso. Pair with caramelized pork belly.

Spain / El Puerto de S. Maria

Sherry / Oloroso

Hidalgo Napoleon

A really old amontillado with foie gras is a fantastic combination too. The Bodegas Hidalgo Amontillado Napoleon is particularly delicious with foie gras.

Spain / Jerez

Sherry / Amontillado

Cesar Florido

One of the things I like to do is have a little glass of his Moscatel with coffee in the afternoon. We went to taste Moscatel and ended up tasting one of the most brilliant finos I’ve ever had in my life, as we were sitting at his winery which is 25 yards from the ocean. He makes all the Moscatel and the wineries buy it in bulk and age it for a couple of years at their winery.

Spain / Chipiona

Sherry / Fino + Moscatel

Tinto Fino

85 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003

T: 212.254.0850

Find someone with knowledge, like Kerin Auth at Tinto Fino.

East Village

Wine / Liquor Store

148 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

T: 212-227-1434

Find someone with knowledge, like Chris Barnes at Chambers Street Wine.


Wine / Liquor Store

Develop a relationship with somebody who has a passion for sherry and let them guide you through this, because it is such a minefield and so complex. Find someone with knowledge.

Drink Sherry - New York, NY

East Village

413 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009

T: 646.602.1300


24 Harrison Street, New York, NY 10013

T: 212.625.WINE

Multiple Locations

Wine Bar

Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar

34 Downing Street, New York, NY 10014

T: 212.691.0404

They always have flights of sherry. If I am going late night, I am going straight to Blue Ribbon.

West Village

Wine Bar

Go to a bar where they are always pouring sherry by the glass and the guys behind the bar are pretty well versed in sherry. More and more we are going to find sommeliers who are attuned to the fact that this is a fresh product and that’s why they are selling it to you.

Tia Pol

205 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

T: 212.675.8805


Spanish / Tapas

The Dutch

131 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012
T: 212.677.6200


New American

Restaurants - Barcelona, Spain


C/ Agullers, 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

T: +34/

There is a guy who is cooking there, and it’s the most simplest of things. It’s particularly brilliant food, just raw material, whatever he’s got like baby squid or whatever. He’s particularly good. This place is great because it is open for lunch. So, it’s a hole in the wall that is open for lunch. The menu’s written on old receipts and stuff like that. It’s whatever the guy brings in that day.

Ciutat Vella


Spanish Restaurants - New York, NY


240 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001

T: 212.242.4730

They are really doing a bang up job. Alex [Raij] and Eder [Montero] are on top of their game. That restaurant is what I would wish we would have a lot more of across the United States to help us sell wine. Their wine list is Basque focused. So, you have to go drink Txakoli or Remelluri.


Spanish / Basque

Restaurants - Chipiona, Spain

Bar Franchi

In Chipiona, we drank sherry and ate fried shark (pescado frito) and it was just fantastic. The dish of sherry, one of the great dishes, is shark in a cornmeal with a little vinegar. Nobody has ever heard of this place. It is particularly special.



Wine Stores - Barcelona, Spain

Vila Viniteca

C/ Agullers, 7, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

T: +34/93.310.19.56

I just bought a case of sherry from Vila Viniteca. They have all the newest and greatest flavors of the famous wine makers. They also have crazy high-end sherries. All this stuff that I had never seen before: all these crazy palo cortados and amontillados. They are definitely one of the top notch stores in Spain, no doubt.

Ciutat Vella

Wine / Liquor Store

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André Tamers | Recommendations

June 3, 2011

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An introduction to sherry from wine importer André Tamers. He founded De Maison Selections, a wine import company specializing in small production wines from Spain and France.


There is a real interest in sherry, thanks in part to the cocktail-infused revolution, and more and more people are drinking it. If you let your guard down, you’ll realize that you just want to have a glass of sherry all the time.