Wine Geek Recommended
Meet the CoolVines Wine Geek! He’ll guide you toward – or away from! – wines that have a unique flavor profile: intentionally oxidized wines, earthy, stinky wines, wines with a bit of fritz on the tongue. Look for him throughout our web site, and on the shelves in our stores, to point the way toward these geeky wines.
The original cream sherry - a unique blend of classic old Oloroso wines, fine Amontillados, and high quality sweet wines. Smooth and complex, Bristol Cream can be served chilled or on ice, or enjoyed as a dessert wine. It has clean and tangy dried fruit aromas, fruity grape flavors and a creamy velvet finish.
Jerez has been a centre of viniculture since wine-making was introduced to Spain by the Phoenicians in 1100 BC. The practice was carried on by the Romans when they took control of Iberia around 200 BC. The Moors conquered the region in AD 711 and introduced distillation, which led to the development of brandy and fortified wine. The word "sherry" is an anglicization of Jerez. In earlier times, sherry was known as sack from the Spanish saca, meaning "a removal from the solera."