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vicenzo  •  Link

Cadiz and Malaga re two key provinces on the wine map. The fino from Jerez and the Manzanilla from Sanlucar de Barrameda are light and dry wines (15 to 17 proof), which are produced in the former.
The amontillado and the oloroso from Jerez (16-18 and 19-20, respectively) are dark, aromatic wines with a touch of sweetness. The famous sweet Malaga wines are produced in the regions of Antequera, La Axarquia and Los Montes. The Moscatel, the Pedro Ximenez - popularly known as pedrito-, the Pajarete, the Campanilla and other varieties can be found in any of the wine shops in the villages and towns on the Costa del Sol
http://www.spainsaver.com/costa.htm
Famous in English Naval history [Armada fame and Nelson]
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Terry Foreman  •  Link

Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the city of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain. The word "Sherry" is an anglicisation of Xeres (Jerez).

Sherry is produced in a variety of styles made primarily from the Palomino grape, ranging from light versions similar to white table wines, such as Manzanilla and Fino, to darker and heavier versions that have been allowed to oxidise as they age in barrel, such as Amontillado and Oloroso. Sweet dessert wines are also made from Pedro Ximenez or Moscatel grapes, and are sometimes blended with Palomino-based Sherries. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherry

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