Gonzalez-Byass "Tio Pepe" Fino Sherry
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Gonzalez-Byass "Tio Pepe" Fino Sherry

Item # 57254 750mL
$15.99/ Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

Textbook Fino, Tio Pepe is the world's best-seller, offering a generous bouquet with attractive yeasty, nutty character. Dry and refreshing, with a marked tang to the finish, served it chilled pre-dinner to whet the appetite.


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Staff Pick Notes

Life can be fast and uncertain. So we shouldn’t waste too much time hemming and hawing over what to drink. When in doubt order sherry. Tio Pepe is a famous staple in the sherry world that everyone should try at least once. Tangy citrus, toasted almonds, light salt and pickling spices. While these aren’t the normal pinwheel of flavors people associate with white wines it makes for a simple and refreshing experience. Don’t believe me? Go to grand central (they serve it there), sit at the marble counter, and sip sherry. Watch the grand concourse pulse with people, then take a second sip and tell me life isn’t a little bit more wonderful.

- SD

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