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Where to buy fine sherries?

Spoony Bard Jul 18, 2006 07:11 PM

Haven't found a wine store yet in Manhattan that carries a good selection of unique Spanish sherries. Any clues?

To give you an idea, I'm specifically looking for La Cigarrera Manzanilla (which can be had by the copita at Tia Pol) and Sandeman Oloroso Royal Corregidor.

Thanks, you Fino hounds, you.

  1. Ora Jul 18, 2006 07:27 PM

    Sherry-Lehmann can order anything you are looking for & they deliver.

    1. MMRuth Jul 18, 2006 08:29 PM

      PJ's, in "northern" Manhattan, has an extensive selection of Spanish wine - might be worth inquiring about the sherries ....

      1. Melanie Wong Jul 18, 2006 08:34 PM

        Hey Spoony, when you have a chance, could you post a tasting note for the Manzanilla on the Wine board? I've not had it. When I checked winesearcher.com for availability, I was surprised to see only West Coast retailers listed, though doesn't mean it's not in other storees.

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        1. re: Melanie Wong
          Spoony Bard Jul 18, 2006 09:34 PM

          My pleasure, Melanie! In my novice opinion, it was truly a superb wine, and well worth the effort. In fact, I'm making the solera a key stop on my upcoming Andalusian odyssey this fall.

          1. re: Spoony Bard
            Melanie Wong Jul 19, 2006 03:05 AM

            Thanks much, and here's a link to your posting on the Wine board.

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        2. erica Jul 19, 2006 09:47 PM

          Have you asked your local wine store to order them for you? If they are distributed here in NY, any shop can, and should, special order for you. Sandeman Royal Corregidor is distributed by Southern and any liquor store can get it in a day or two.

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          1. re: erica
            Spoony Bard Jul 20, 2006 04:47 PM

            Haven't asked that yet of my local wine store. Though I wouldn't mind giving my local (Harlem Vintage) the business, it would be nice to find a store with a wide selection of smaller sherry producers. That way I could experiment more.

            But there is good news! I found a store that carries La Cigarerra. Posted my discovery on the wine board, but to save you the suspense, I'll say that it's only at the Greene Grape in Ft. Greene.

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          2. k
            kenito799 Aug 18, 2006 02:50 PM

            just to follow up on this question, I found that PJ Wines in Inwood is very enthusiastic about sherry and has an amazing selection, great prices, too. La Gitana just $8.47 for 500ml.
            http://www.pjwine.com/html/sherry2.html

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