What does Sherry mean?
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dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif
A fortified wine produced in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain, or a similar wine produced elsewhere.
A variety of sherry.
They produce several quality sherries.
A glass of sherry.
Would you like a sherry?
A female given name from English, from the sherry wine, or a variant of Cheri.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Sherris, Sherris Sack, Sherrynoun
A kind of sweet Spanish wine.
Etymology: from Xerès, a town of Andalusia in Spain.
Your sherris warms the blood, which before, cold and settled, left the liver white, which is the badge of pusilanimity; but the sherris makes it course from the inwards to the parts extreme. William Shakespeare.
Good sherris sack ascends me into the brain, dries me there all the foolish dull vapours, and makes it apprehensive. William Shakespeare.
Sherry (Spanish: jerez [xeˈɾeθ]) is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the city of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain. Sherry is produced in a variety of styles made primarily from the Palomino grape, ranging from light versions similar to white table wines, such as Manzanilla and fino, to darker and heavier versions that have been allowed to oxidise as they age in barrel, such as Amontillado and oloroso. Sweet dessert wines are also made from Pedro Ximénez or Moscatel grapes, and are sometimes blended with Palomino-based sherries. Under the official name of Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, it is one of Spain's wine regions, a Denominación de Origen Protegida (DOP). The word sherry is an anglicisation of Xérès (Jerez). Sherry was previously known as sack, from the Spanish saca, meaning "extraction" from the solera. In Europe, "sherry" has protected designation of origin status, and under Spanish law, all wine labelled as "sherry" must legally come from the Sherry Triangle, an area in the province of Cádiz between Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa María. In 1933 the Jerez denominación de origen was the first Spanish denominación to be officially recognised in this way, officially named D.O. Jerez-Xeres-Sherry and sharing the same governing council as D.O. Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda.After fermentation is complete, the base wines are fortified with grape spirit to increase their final alcohol content. Wines classified as suitable for aging as fino and Manzanilla are fortified until they reach a total alcohol content of 15.5 percent by volume. As they age in a barrel, they develop a layer of flor—a yeast-like growth that helps protect the wine from excessive oxidation. Those wines that are classified to undergo aging as oloroso are fortified to reach an alcohol content of at least 17 per cent. They do not develop flor and so oxidise slightly as they age, giving them a darker colour. Because the fortification takes place after fermentation, most sherries are initially dry, with any sweetness being added later. In contrast, port wine is fortified halfway through its fermentation, which stops the process so that not all of the sugar is turned into alcohol. Wines from different years are aged and blended using a solera system before bottling so that bottles of sherry will not usually carry a specific vintage year and can contain a small proportion of very old wine. Sherry is regarded by some wine writers as "underappreciated" and a "neglected wine treasure".
a Spanish light-colored dry wine, made in Andalusia. As prepared for commerce it is colored a straw color or a deep amber by mixing with it cheap wine boiled down
Etymology: [So called from Xeres, a Spanish town near Cadiz, x in Spanish having been formerly pronounced like sh in English.]
Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the town of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain. Sherry is produced in a variety of dry styles made primarily from the Palomino grape, ranging from light versions similar to white table wines, such as Manzanilla and Fino, to darker and heavier versions that have been allowed to oxidise as they age in barrel, such as Amontillado and Oloroso. Sweet dessert wines are also made, from Pedro Ximenez or Moscatel grapes, and are sometimes blended with Palomino-based Sherries. The word "Sherry" is an anglicisation of Xeres. Sherry was previously known as sack, from the Spanish saca, meaning "extraction" from the solera. In Europe, "Sherry" has protected designation of origin status, and under Spanish law, all wine labelled as "Sherry" must legally come from the Sherry Triangle, an area in the province of Cádiz between Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa María. In 1933 the Jerez Denominación de Origen was the first Spanish denominación to be officially recognised in this way, officially named D.O. Jerez-Xeres-Sherry and sharing the same governing council as D.O. Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sher′i, n. a name derived from Xeres or Jerez de la Frontera, near Cadiz, and applied to the better kind of white wines grown in the neighbourhood of Xeres.—Sherry cobbler, a cobbler made with sherry.—Natural sherry, a sherry having from two to four per cent. of spirit added to make it keep.
Etymology and Origins
An English corruption of “Sherris,” a dry wine exported from Xeres in Spain.
Who Was Who?
Proprietor of a New York restaurant where a person feels wealthy while at the table and poor afterward.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sherry is ranked #4846 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Sherry surname appeared 7,271 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Sherry.
92% or 6,695 total occurrences were White.
2.2% or 163 total occurrences were Black.
2.1% or 154 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.8% or 134 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.3% or 99 total occurrences were Asian.
0.3% or 26 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of Sherry in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Sherry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of Sherry in a Sentence
It just means that I now accept the new reality of my life. I'm Sherry Cormier, I live alone. I don't have siblings to call up anymore. I don't have parents to call up anymore.
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- شيري, خمرةArabic
- xerèsCatalan, Valencian
- šery, sherryCzech
- sherrylasi, sherryFinnish
- xérès, Sherry, verre, jerezFrench
- シェリー, シェリー酒Japanese
- 셰리, 셰리주Korean
- шерри, хересRussian
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