Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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sherry, seriously undervalued but slowly reawakening fortified wine from the region around the city of Jerez de la Frontera in andalucía, south west Spain. ‘Sherry’ was used as a generic term for a wide range of fortified wines made from white grapes, but in the mid 1990s the sherry trade successfully campaigned to have the name restricted—at least within the eu—to the produce of the Jerez do. (For details of other once-prominent producers of similar wine styles, see cyprus, south africa, and british made wine.)