Williams & Humberts

Sherry 1877 Williams & Humberts, Canasta

Canasta Cream Sherry, Jerez & London, in Woven Basket

Provenance: Private purchase, 3/1/2013

Sherry 1877 Williams & Humberts, Canasta (7870)
$ 939.00
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Size 70 cl
Alcohol 18.0 %
Button No button
Classification Cream
Shape Mallet


Well before the Roman conquest some 2,200 years ago, the area around Cadiz, Spain already boasted a flourishing grape-growing and winemaking tradition. Canaanites, who founded the city around 900 b.c., brought vines and the winemaking trade with them. Greeks added to this knowledge and during Rome’s rule from about 200 b.c. to 100 a.d., Cadiz’s wine industry transformed from a local industry to a phenomenon throughout the known world. Vintages from the area around southern Spain soon were being shipped throughout the Empire. The drink that would become the sherry we know today was a favorite among the Roman elite.

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