Kicking Off Sherryfest - Free Tasting Saturday, October 5th, 3-5pm

Posted by Joe Salamone

Kicking off Sherryfest
Saturday, 10/5, 3-5pm
RSVP today!

This Saturday, sherry will flow across NYC, including Crush.

Last year's Sherryfest NYC was epic, spawning Sherryfests on the West Coast and Toronto.

Like last year, to kick things off, retailers across the city will be pouring sherry on Saturday, October 5th.

Please join us on Saturday, October 5th from 3-5pm, when we celebrate Sherry week in style with a trio of sherries that drive home just how compelling this neglected category is. See below for a list of what we're pouring.

All next week NYC will be filled with some of the best producers in sherry. It's really worth checking out the Sherryfest website for their list of dinners with top Sherry producers.

Sherry can be wicked complicated wines that are absolutely unique. Sherry is one of the most unique combinations of terroir and technique, soil and solera, wines that are blended, aged and then recombined in a process that is singular and confusing and wonderful.

Join us on Saturday for some of the region's best and most fascinating examples.

Please be sure to RSVP to

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

The Lineup...

La Bota Fino Macharnudo #35 – La Bota's Fino comes from Valdespino's famed Inocente solera, a fino sourced from Macharnudo Alto, a single vineyard that boasts the highest altitude in Jerez and that's famed for the purity of its chalk soils. Valdespino's Inocente Solera is around 11 years old, and following Equipo Navazos' standard procedure, it's bottled with only the slightest filtration after a rigorous selection process. Both of these qualities are unusual: the majority of finos clock in at three to five years of age and are aggressively filtered.

Valdespino Amontillado Tio Diego – Valdespino's Tio Diego is also sourced from Macharnudo Alto. Tio Diego is one of the most, and likely the most, dramatic example of long-flor aging. The longer an Amontillado ages under flor, the racier and more Fino-like the wine is. The more time it ages oxidatively (without the flor) the deeper and richer and the more caramel notes it has. Tio Diego has a brightness and poise that makes it startlingly finessed and a discreet richness adds complexity and a haunting regalness. There's a fascinating juxtaposition between steeliness and cut and layered notes of toasted nuts and caramel spiked with a sunny, citrus quality.

Fernando de Castilla Oloroso Antique – Fernando de Castilla is a quality-obsessed boutique bodega. Across the board, the quality of their Antique range is through the roof. Their Oloroso Antique offers a perfect contrast to the cut shown by the two wines above with its glycerin richness. There's a classy elegance to the oloroso as it delivers notes of burnt oranges, walnuts, polish and spices.