Sheffield, Cadiz, and California

I have mentioned previously that US wine makers have no compunctions about using the region specific names of Champagne and Port when naming sparkling white wine or fortified red wine. Today, I purchased a bottle of California Sherry. Since California is not in the Cadiz region of Spain, the use of the name seems suspect. It is for adding to my collection of mixers for cocktails, so it does not have to match a great Spanish Fino. The vintner’s name hardly inspires confidence; to my English sensibilities Sheffield conjures visions of the South Yorkshire Steel City, not a place that makes one think of great wines.

Published in: on 10 August, 2008 at 13:54  Comments (2)  

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  1. I am sorry but where does Sheffield appear in the wine list.I cannot understand the connection!

  2. The name of the sherry was Sheffield.

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