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In the test kitchen, we use sherry in a variety of recipes. Does it matter what type and brand you cook with? In a word, yes.

Published Oct. 1, 2012

What You Need To Know

What is Sherry and How is It Made?

Sherry, a wine fortified with brandy, can be made dry or very sweet, with flavors that range from nutty and figlike to citrusy or melon-y. Originating in the Spanish city of Jerez de la Frontera, authentic sherries get their flavor from aging in a series of partially filled casks that let the wine make contact with the air. This oxidation intensif...