The number of major styles of Sherry. True Sherry, which can only be produced in the “Sherry triangle” of Jerez-Xérès-Sherry in southwestern Spain, falls along a spectrum from light and hauntingly dry (manzanilla and fino) to rich and nutty (palo cortado and oloroso) to thick-as-molasses and every bit as sweet (Pedro Ximénez). Each of the styles is meant to be drunk with different foods or at different times of the day.

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