This image is the cover for the book Manzanilla


An exploration and appreciation of a fine Spanish sherry too often overlooked in the world of wines and aperitifs—but is about to make its mark.

Little-known and underappreciated, Manzanilla is a variety of fino sherry made around the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Andalusia, Spain.

Here, the author of Is This the Wine You Ordered, Sir? and A Traveller’s Wine Guide to France, casts an admiring light on a delightful sherry that is only now gaining the reputation it deserves and finding admirers all around the world.

Basing his findings on research in the archives of the Duchess of Medina Sidonia and visits to the bodegas of all the leading producers, Christopher Fielden guides the reader towards a new view of this dry white wine.

Tasting notes are also provided.

Christopher Fielden, Javier Hidalgo

Christopher Fielden started in the wine trade, in the late fifties, with the agency in the North of England for Gonzalez Byass sherries. He has been involved in the drinks trade for more than half a century and can claim to be the first to have imported wines from Albania and Uruguay into Britain and the first to have sold Irish whiskey in Tahiti, Paraguay and Sierra Leone. His travels have taken him to more than one hundred countries.On the British market, he launched such diverse wines as Jacob’s Creek, Sutter Home, Marqués de Cáceres and Felton Road. He is passionately interested in trade education and is the longest-standing lecturer for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.He is currently the wine columnist for The Church Times, had a column in Decanter for more than ten years, and has written for The Wine Spectator, Wine, Wine & Spirit, Good Housekeeping etc., as well as journals in Holland, France and Austria. His previous books include A Traveller’s Wine Guide to France, Is this the Wine you Ordered, Sir?, and The Wines of Argentina, Chile and Latin America.He now spends his time as a rural clergy spouse, meddling in village affairs and playing the occasional game of cricket.

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