sherry

noun
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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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, courant.com, "(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 Pour the mixture into a heavy saucepan with the rest of the stock and wine, the salt, the ground black pepper, and the sherry. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Alex Hitz's Roast Leg of Lamb and Mashed Peas," 5 Mar. 2013 Certain ingredients like sherry and celery bitters complement the oysters’ natural umami-like qualities, Rainey said. Wesley Case, baltimoresun.com, "Dylan's Oyster Cellar makes good on promise shown years ago," 10 May 2018 This unique 5-year-aged bottling all comes from one sherry cask. Dan Q. Dao, GQ, "Japanese Whisky: A Guide for the Thirsty and Curious," 2 Apr. 2018 In Norway, where the domestic market is robust, aquavits are a premium liquor, traditionally aged in sherry casks and enjoyed after dinner like a Cognac or Scotch. Jason Wilson, New York Times, "Jump-Starting the Aquavit Renaissance," 13 Mar. 2018

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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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sherry

noun

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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