A blog and review on all things Sherry. It is about tasting, enjoyment and learning more about the World’s Finest Wine. "Sherry is a thoroughbred" as Javier Hidalgo rightly puts it. Included are the amazing local Brandies and the remarkably good table wines also produced in the province of Cádiz.
The Jerez academic and president of the Jerez
Cinema Club José Luís Jiménez gave a lecture on the subject of “Sherry goes to the Cinema: Sherry
seen in the cinema from Gone with the Wind (1939) to Mr Turner (2014)” as part
of the Scientific Symposium celebrating the 80th anniversary of DO
Gone with the wind: "Have a drink of Sherry"
what defines the human being above the basic necessities, what the mind and wits
have created so that our passage through this world is more than a mere
exercise in survival. Sherry is part of Western culture. Culture is created by
means of art and for those of refined spirit, luxury becomes essential. The
poet TS Eliot said, and quite rightly, that “all that a civilised person needs
is one, or two, glasses of dry Sherry before dinner.”
"Elementary. A glass of Sherry?"
influence of life on art and art on life is constant, and as soon as Sherry
arrives on the tables of a country it begins to appear in the pages of its
literature, its name is soon heard on the stage, and from there it becomes
widespread among the people, and the very gesture of offering a glass of Sherry
becomes a sacred rite. No art is independent of the people or the society which
it sustains, so that when a new art form is born it must necessarily feed
itself from the universal fund of culture. In this way the cinema feeds itself
one of the most cinematographic of wines. This conclusion - and many others -
can be reached by the study of over 500 films where Sherry plays an active role
in the stories brought to the big screen. This lets us understand fundamentally
how the image of Sherry has been projected to the world, and yet certain
institutions have devalued its potential with odd manipulations in the dubbing
of the original soundtrack.