Book Review: Sherry, by Talia Baiocchi

Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with a new book review, and this time Sherry, by Talia Baiocchi.
Talia Baiocchi, Talia Baiocchi is the editor-in-chief of Punch, an online magazine focused on wine, spirits, and cocktails. She has also written for other outlets, including Wine Spectator, San Francisco Chronicle, Decanter, Bon Appétit, and Wine & Spirits, in her new book, Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World’s Best-Kept Secret, with Cocktails and Recipes, writes about Sherry; presenting this information in an easily understood manner for readers of all knowledge levels. If you are curious about Sherry, this is the book for you!

Sherry presents seven chapters, with an informative appendix on “Where To Find Sherry.” The first two chapters, How Sherry Is Made and Wines of the Sherry Spectrum, present all of the basics of Sherry, including methods of production, terroir, solera system, bodega architecture, flor, as well as the various types of Sherry, from Fino to Palo Cortado, from VORS to En Rama.

  • Chapters 3 & 4 discuss the history of Sherry and its modern renaissance; a history extending back to the Phoenicians. You’ll learn how Sherry was popular in the U.S. during the 19th century, with cocktails like the Sherry Cobbler and restaurants pairing Amontillado and Turtle Soup.
  • Chapter Five explores the Towns &; Bodegas of the Sherry region.
  • Chapter Six is about Sherry Cocktails, providing a short history and an explanation on how Sherry affects cocktails.
  • The final chapter, Sherry At The Table, begins with an origin tale of Tapas, and then presents about ten recipes, dishes that go well with Sherry, including items like Salmorejo and Huevos A La Flamenca.
  • In a final appendix, Where To Find Sherry, there is a list of restaurants, bars and wine shops where you can purchase Sherry. Initially, there are restaurant recommendations for the Sherry region.

Overall, this book is an excellent and reader-friendly introduction to Sherry.

To find out more about this book, click here!



In compliance with FTC regulation, I hereby disclaim that I received a free copy of the book from Blogging For Books, in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions of this book, its author, and publisher, are that of my own.


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