Sherry vinegar is Spain's answer to balsamic vinegar. From Jerez, Spain and made in the traditional Solera system, our Sherry Reserva 25 year aged Wine Vinegar, has a true sherry flavor that can only come from cask-aging.
Solera is a process for aging liquids such as wine, beer, vinegar, and sherry. In the solera process, a succession of containers [like wooden casks] are filled with, say, vinegar, and aged for a period of time [say, a year]. At the end of that time, the oldest container is tapped and bottled. Then that oldest barrel is filled with vinegar from the next-oldest container; then the next-next-oldest barrel is filled with vinegar from the slightly younger barrel next to it, and so on, down to the youngest barrel, which is filled with new vinegar.
Our Sherry Reserva vinegar is a favorite among serious cooks. It has a deep and intense flavor, assertive yet smooth, that is great for deglazing pans. Try Sherry Reserva next time you need to give a boost to sauces for hearty meats like duck, beef, or wild game.