Pedro Ximenez 1827 Sherry: Sweet like figs, and creamy
dec. 2, 2010: as far as after-dinner drinks go, this is a good one, not that we have much experience with sherry. but we both agree this spaniard has a fig flavor, is very pleasant and floats creaminess. it's almost too easy to drink, even without dessert, though we did have some german chocolate to go with it. 17 percent alcohol. winetree.
this column runs as "bottle by bottle" in the evansville courier and press twice or so a month. the focus is on wines, food and how they intersect. if i receive gifts, i'll tell you. photo credits are noted. i buy most of my wines from winetree, varsity liquors, schnucks, the fresh market, kwik liquor and winestyles (in evansville, ind.); big red liquors and sahara mart (in bloomington, ind.); vecchio's italian market (in newburgh, ind.); whole foods (in st. louis); and binny's (in chicago.) also, i do try a number of wines that i don't necessarily mention in the column, through travels to france and other markets (germany, hungary, italy, etc.) that don't sell wines i can find here. those experiences factor into my tasting descriptions, even if i don't mention them in the column, so keep all that in mind. i write the column to tell my readers in the evansville, ind., area what i consider to be flavorful, balanced and good-value wines for sale in this area.