Blunty and Blooms 2017

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Jerez {Part 2}

September 19, 2017

We both love sherry and after this trip, I've decided it's totally underrated. I have only ever had sherry at Christmas time, I think my Mom has fed the odd Christmas cake with it over the years. Where better to sample and learn about the worlds finest sherries than in Jerez its self! We visited two Bodegas whilst on our trip {first blog post here} 


We firstly visited Tio Pepe, the most famous sherry in the world. The tour cost €14 each and in my opinion it was just ok. With Tio Pepe it's mainly about the brand but it's sold as a sherry tasting experience?


If you're going to go to any Bodegas {and why wouldn't you?} visit Bodegas Tradiciòn by far the best Bodegas in Jerez.


After Tio Pepe, we decided to try another Sherry winery. There are roughly ten different Bodegas that take tours in Jerez. We headed to Bodegas Tradiciòn, an authentic, boutique style winery that produces a limited number of high quality sherries.


{I mean look at that courtyard! Autumn has arrived in Jerez}

Because they specialise in old and rare sherries classed as VOS {Vinum Optimim Signatum} Bodegas Tradiciòn has a reputation for producing some of the worlds finest sherries and focuses on the artisanal production of the wine, being made and bottled by hand.

We entered in to a stunning courtyard where the ancient barrels are stored and kept cool in the cellars. As soon as we walked in the smell of the sherry overwhelmed us, we knew we were in the right place.

Our tour lady was exceptional, her English was excellent and was very knowledgeable about the sherry making process and history of the wine and the Bodegas it's self, I wish I could of remembered her name!


 We headed into the large cellar where rows of barrels, stacked three high stretched into the distance. Here is where many types of sherry are aging; Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso, Palo Cortado and PX. Each morning the artisan sherry maker comes each morning to taste them and then marks the barrel with chalk to rate the stage and quality of the wine.