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The González family has a tradition of making fine sherries and brandies in Jerez, including the well-known Tio Pepe Fino Sherry. Tio Pepe sherry has been produced since 1844. Don’t confuse this with the brown, sweet sherry sipped by your grandmother. Fino sherry is dry and should be chilled and served like a white wine. The Tio Pepe Fino Sherry is fresh and bright with notes of citrus and almond. It retails for $19.99.
Three For Dinner
Albariño is Spain’s greatest white wine in the opinion of many (including us). The Lusco Albariño comes from Rias Baixas in the country’s northwestern coastal region of Galacia.
This is a beautiful wine with flowing minerality and flavor threads of grapefruit and pineapple. It is a dry and lively wine with good acidity. This is perfect for poultry or seafood. It is priced at $24.99.
A summer party wouldn’t be complete without rosé. We opened the Beronia 2017 Rioja Rosé. A salmon pink color, this wine is made with 100% Tempranillo grapes. Rosé from Spain, often called rosado, tends to be more flavorful than a Provence rosé. Ripples of sweet strawberries and cherries intertwine in this fresh and lively wine. SRP is $12.99. This is a winning wine for almost any occasion.
Spanish sherry, whites and rosé provide perfect warm weather satisfaction. Put on some extra sunscreen and grab one of these affordable bottles!
Full disclosure: We received these wines as marketing samples.