A Modern Guide to Sherry

History, context and recipes regarding the oft mentioned yet misunderstood wine

Sherry references infuse culture, from kitchens to cocktail bars, short stories, poetry and beyond—not to mention the celebrated use of sherry casks in whisky-making. We all know that sherry is important. But many people simply do not know what it is, aside from the fact that it’s in the wine family—let alone the fact that it’s a dynamic red hailing from Spain once thought of …