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Sandeman's Celebration Cream

sandiasingh Dec 6, 2013 02:10 PM

I can't find this on a search of the site, so does anyone know if Sandeman's still makes its Celebration Cream Sherry? I checked at Total Wine the other day and they didn't have it.

It used to be made every holiday season.

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    zin1953 Dec 7, 2013 11:06 AM

    I don't actually remember Sandeman's making a "Celebration Cream." I'm not saying they never did, only that I don't recall it. Their "Armada Cream" has long been produced (and still is), though their top-of-the-line sweet sherries have always been their "Royal Corregidor," an old sweetened Oloroso (the very definition of a Cream Sherry is an Oloroso that has been sweetened by the addition of Pedro Ximenez, or "PX" for short), OR their "Royal Ambrosante," which is an old PX -- straight (no Oloroso).

    I, too, remember the Domecq bottling, so it couldn't have been discontinued in 1959, as I know I sold it in the 1970s.

    Sorry I can't be of more help . . .

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    1. re: zin1953
      penthouse pup Dec 7, 2013 11:27 AM

      Jason, In the search I did, I came up with menu references to Domecq's Celebration--the last being in 1959. No doubt you're right though...

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        zin1953 Dec 8, 2013 12:24 PM

        Hey, I'm now -- gulp! -- 60. I can easily be mistaken about events 40 years ago! ;^)

      2. re: zin1953
        sandiasingh Dec 7, 2013 11:34 AM

        Now this is a mystery. I used to buy it every holiday season back in the '70's-'80's but I very vaguely remember reading in Wine Enthus. or some such that they had discontinued making it after many, many years. After that I stopped looking but thought of it again the other day.

        If I find anything out, I will post it but it looks like it's not here anymore.

        Thank you for your help.

      3. penthouse pup Dec 7, 2013 10:51 AM

        I looked through Sandeman's website and they have no listing for this item. Nor is it posted on the web as far as I can see. I did find reference to Domecq's Celebration Cream Sherry but that seems to have been long since discontinued (1959.) Below is a link with an image of that label. Sandeman does make its "Armada Cream Sherry" but apparently that's not a seasonal item.

        http://www.corkbin.com/wine/Domecq-Ce...

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