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Beginner's guide to sherry

Don't be afraid of sherry. Don't look down on it, either, because it is one of the world's great wine styles.

Sherry comes from the area around the town of Jerez de la Frontera _ you can just call it Jerez _ in the autonomous region of southern Spain known as Andalusia. The country has many faces and many moods, but this is the region that includes the Iberian peninsula's closest point to Africa and is home to some of the most classic symbols of Spain: sultry flamenco guitar and dancing, buildings awash in white,

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