Friday, 30 January 2015
Humphrey Bogart and Sherry
Sherry owes much to Hollywood. Numerous films produced in the capital of the seventh art have, over the years contained references to Sherry. No less important was the consumption of our favourite wine by the film stars especially in the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s.
One of the big screen’s most famous icons was Humphrey Bogart, whose happiest times of day were aperitifs at 5.30 with dry Martinis and dry Sherry, according to his wife, Lauren Bacall. This was confirmed by cinema director and friend John Huston at Bogey’s funeral in 1957: “There he was, a cigarette in one hand and a glass of Sherry in the other at half past five when the guests began to arrive.”
(Thanks to JL Jimenez)