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

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The lentils and vegetables get only more delicious after a turn in a sherry-Dijon-dill vinaigrette, a meeting of Spain and France bound with olive oil. Genevieve Ko,, "For a taste of the Mediterranean at home, try this vegan lentil salad recipe," 13 July 2019 Add the yogurt and sherry vinegar to the remaining cantaloupe mixture in the blender and purée until smooth. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: How to select (and utilize) melon," 2 July 2019 This summer soup, often made with tomato, cucumber, onion, stale bread, olive oil and sherry vinegar, can be tweaked to include an interesting variety of vegetables, and in some cases even fruit. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "Sip your way through summer with these 5 refreshing gazpacho recipes," 27 June 2019 The Yamazaki 12-year, on the other hand, is made solely of malt whiskies from the Yamazaki distillery, namely those aged in white oak, sherry, and mizunara casks. Hannah Lott-schwartz, Fortune, "Inside Japan’s Oldest Whisky Distillery," 16 June 2019 Its stocks now replenished, The Glendronach resurrected its 15-year-old expression in October, giving sherry bomb lovers a renewed taste of an old favorite. Clay Dillow, Fortune, "The 6 Most Interesting New Whiskies You Should Be Drinking Right Now," 15 June 2019 At Westbrook Lobster in Clinton and Wallingford the lobster pot pie ($23) features tarragon-sherry cream, potatoes, peas, corn, carrots, green beans and puff pastry. Leeanne Griffin,, "(Not) on a roll: 7 unexpected lobster dishes you can find in Connecticut," 14 June 2019 Vermouths can be aperitifs, but so can light sherries, or even whole cocktails like a classic Aperol spritz. Max Falkowitz, GQ, "These Aperitifs Are the Before-Dinner Drinks You Need on Your Bar Cart," 19 Mar. 2018 More Spirits Science Enough of those byproducts are left over after distillation that the spirit holds up to exposure from the oak and sherry better than a totally neutral spirit would, says Jeffrey. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Celebrate World Cocktail Day with a Surprising Spin on the Boulevardier," 13 May 2019

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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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The first known use of sherry was in 1584

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English Language Learners Definition of sherry

: a type of strong wine with a nutty flavor that is made especially in Spain

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