sher·​ry | \ ˈsher-ē How to pronounce sherry (audio) \
plural sherries

Definition of sherry

: a Spanish fortified wine with a distinctive nutty flavor also : a similar wine produced elsewhere

Examples of sherry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some people incorporate sherry, which is a good idea. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 23 July 2022 Taste: Not quite a sherry bomb, more like a big tannic firecracker. Felipe Schrieberg, Forbes, 28 June 2022 The Vodka Crown, for example, has sherry, tarragon and stone fruit liqueurs, vermouth and only an ounce of vodka; by comparison, there are usually three ounces of vodka in a martini. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 11 May 2022 Pork belly a la Placha over Otra piperade drizzled with aged sherry. Globe Staff,, 2 June 2022 His spin on it comes with nutty Amontillado sherry, umeboshi (Japanese pickled plum) and orgeat, a sweet almond syrup. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Nov. 2021 This is the latest one, matured in a combination of ex-PX and Oloroso sherry casks. Felipe Schrieberg, Forbes, 28 June 2022 Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk the sherry vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper., 24 May 2022 The richness of the sherry notes cuts through the deep flavor of the cheese and provides a beautiful pairing that complements both cheese and whiskey. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 9 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sherry

1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sherry

alteration of earlier sherris (taken as plural), from Xeres (now Jerez), Spain

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2 Aug 2022

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“Sherry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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