Emilio Lustau Palo Cortado "Peninsula" Sherry ($21.99)
Clear bronze with glints of gold. Nutlike aroma focuses on freshly cracked pecans, with a hint of lemon zest in the background. More of the same on the palate, full and dry, pecans and snappy citrus in a long finish. US Importer: Europvin USA, Oakland, Calif.; Selected by Christopher Cannan. (Dec 5, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: Rich, dry Sherry works with a surprising range of dishes, from cracked nuts to French onion soup to oysters on the half-shell. We generally enjoy it on its own, though, as an after-dinner drink on a nippy evening.

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