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  • Mitchell Beazley


Julian Jeffs

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Prose: non-fiction, Wines

* Part of the brand-new Mitchell Beazley ClassicWine Library series. * A high-level text on the increasingly popular fortified wine, sherry. * The UK is the largest export market for sherry, consuming 6 million gallons per annum.Holland is the second largest consuming 5.8 million, then Germany with 3 million, and then the USA with 700,000 gallons. * Essential reference to sherry country, its

''The classic book... since 1961 when it first came out this has been rightlyregarded as the standard work.'' The Times''As a combination of history, description and appreciation it is difficult to believethat it will be supplanted.'' Financial TimesThis fully-revised and updated fifth edition of Sherry, first published in 1961,explores the turbulent history of sherry and its region. Julian Jeffs chroniclesthe changing face of sherry's production, producers, trade, and the region itself,which is steeped in a long, rich history. The book also features the remarkablestory of the rise of the Ruiz-Mateos empire,which at one time controlled most ofthe sherry trade. Central to the book is a detailed account of howsherry ismadefrom the vines planted in the south of Andalusia to the complex stages of itsfermentation, ageing, and blending. The key producers and theirwines are alsocovered in full.

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