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sherry testOn the eve of leaving for the Sherry Educator course I met up with dear friend Victor @WeLoveMalaga who happened to be in town for a few hours, and we ended up at Las Teresas, which gave me an opportunity to practice one of the blind tastings I’m dreading the most. Telling the difference between fino and manzanilla. So I asked the guys at the bar to set me up with a half-serving of each, but not to tell me which was which…

I was a bit confused at first, they kind of smelled the same to me. Then Victor said – “they smell completely different!” – and I realised I was just being nervous. So I took the two glasses again and took another sniff of both… and no question. I knew immediately which one was manzanilla. Ha! Without even tasting them. I sure hope I can do that again on Friday!

I also hope I can tell the difference between a palo cortado and oloroso when the time comes. Off to pack…