Fans of cabernet sauvignon call it “the king of wines, the wine of kings.” For good reason. It makes some of the finest, richest, most powerful, age-worthy wines in the world.
Terroir: tare-WAHR. Dictionaries say it’s the environment, particularly soil and climate, in which wine grapes are grown. Wine fans insist it’s much broader and deeper.
Americans have a stereotyped idea of sherry. It features Grandma, content in her rocking chair, sipping cream sherry to pass time until dinner. We seem to have collectively decided that sherry is a sweet wine past its time, with no special distinction to merit our attention.