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May 10, 2011 11:07 AM

Name that bottle of Sherry

Years ago my parents and friends used to enjoy a Sherry that came in a short green bottle. Short neck (maybe 2") with a flat round body. But for the life of me I can't recall the name. Ideas? It's been around for 20-30 years.

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  1. I immediately thought of Mateus. It's Portugese wine, not sherry. Don't know if you're thinking of something else

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    1. re: ferret

      Looks like the bottle I was thinking of. Guess it was a rose and not a sherry. :) Don't know why I thought they were enjoying a sherry. :)

      1. re: BDD888

        The big sherrys of the day were Dry Sack and Harvey's (Bristol Cream).

        1. re: ferret

          I know it wasn't DS or Harvey's BC. Have heard of the latter. But it looks like it was your originai guess. The Mateus rose (don't know how to put the accent over the e). Thanks guys. For some reason I always thought they were enjoying a sherry. Like I said I it was around for at least 30 years. And popular.

          1. re: BDD888

            BDD888, to do an e with accent aigu in Windows you just hold down the Alt key, then hit 0233. Rosé. See how simple? It does the e with the accent; you don't add the thing.

            Portuguese rosés were very popular for a while, and lots of different brands were imported. Trader Joe's had one in a 1-liter bottle at quite a reasonable price.

            Mods, if this is too off topic feel free to delete.

            1. re: Akitist

              I use a Mac :) And i know I missed it. Which was why I mentioned it. :)

              Mateus changed the labeling and I think stopped using the green bottles. I think I had a few sips as a kid. :)

              As for Trader Joe's...we don't have them in Toronto. I was at a TJ's in LA. They seem to sell a lot of local labels. Don't think I saw any international. I was at the Glendale location.

              Any how now that I know the bottle I was thinking of was a Mateus "rose" and not a Sherry. So I guess we can end this thread. Thanks people.

    2. Could it have possibly been a vin jaune?

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      1. re: Ricardo Malocchio

        Unlikely, given that vin jaune was almost unknown here back in what seems to be the OP's day. Mateus was all over, and sweet enough to be remembered as a white port.