Cream Sherry

Definition - What does Cream Sherry mean?

Cream Sherry is originally from the region of Andalucia Spain where Sherry, locally called, Jerez, is made. Like other styles of sherry, it is first made from the Palomino, Pedro Ximenez or Moscatel grapes in the solera system. The cream version of it is made by the blending of various different sherries; Oloroso and Amontillado. The final wine is a sweet dessert wine.

WineFrog explains Cream Sherry

Cream Sherry is a style of traditional Jerez from southern Spain with a distinct darkened, caramel or amber color.

For some, its name might suggest that it is of creamy texture or might even contain dairy. This is the case. The name "Cream" is believed to come from a woman who was in a tasting in the later 1800s. The Sherry she tasted was shipped to a port in Bristol known as "Bristol's Milk." After tasting this particular sherry she exclaimed that, "If that is milk, then this is cream." The name stuck.

It is recommended to serve Cream Sherry over ice along with a small coffee on the side which aides in digestion. Cream Sherry pairs well as a dessert wine with various traditional pastries that have coffee, cocoa or cream base. A tiramisu is a great companion to Cream Sherry.

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