Sherry is a wine, albeit a fortified one, the does spoil ~ a particular time being open. It likewise typically doesn't improve once that is put right into the party so here's how long to save it around. 

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follow to the Consejo Regulador that Sherry, the wine must be stored for the complying with times: 

 Fino or Manzanilla: in a sealed bottle it will last for 12 to 18 months. If the bottle is opened and also stored in the refrigerator, it will certainly last one week. 

Amontillado and also Medium Sweet Sherries in a sealed bottle will last because that 18 come 36 months. If the party is open up they will last 2 -3 weeks.

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Oloroso and Cream Sherries in a sealed bottle will last for 24 to 36 months. If the party is open up they will certainly last 4 -6 weeks.

Pedro Ximenez in a sealed bottle will certainly last for 24 come 48 months. If the party is open it will certainly last 1 -2 months.


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I guess: v I have to throw far this party of oloroso that's been open in my refrigerator for two years.


Posted by:Nathan |September 27, 2010 at 01:20 PM



It's precious trying first...


Posted by:Camper English |September 27, 2010 at 01:21 PM



You specifically keep in mind that the lighter sherries have to be stored in the fridge. Go that mean that the other species do not have to be refrigerated?


Posted by:Sam |September 27, 2010 at 03:38 PM



That is definitely what the on slide implies. Yet would maintaining the darker sherries in the refrigerator extend their life even further? I'm guessing yes however I don't know the official answer to that one.


Posted by:Camper English |September 27, 2010 at 03:40 PM



Something to consider, that's for sure. Many thanks for the quality info, sir.


Posted by:Sam |September 27, 2010 in ~ 06:08 PM


I dislike these overaggressive time frames that 1) discourage human being from buying the stuff and 2) don't complement up come taste.

Things choose hearing the vermouth is poor after 1/2/7 days is an excellent for a restaurant, yet the house user can't afford that particularly for slight decays in smell (old vermouth i do not care noticeably sharp yet that is countless weeks out).

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Posted by:Frederic |September 28, 2010 at 07:18 AM


I should add that the over comment is in regard to house users and for cocktail use.


Posted by:Frederic |September 28, 2010 in ~ 07:20 AM


The life span of the sealed bottles is a little bit scary.

I nothing think a the majority of sherry is moved about that lot from the shelves in mine area. This would typical they are most likely all too old…


Posted by:Tony Harion |September 28, 2010 at 01:14 PM


Gracias por el consejo saludos


Posted by:edward olive |May 16, 2011 in ~ 11:49 AM


What if the California (Fairbanks) Sherry has been opened up for weeks,not refrigerated,smells great still and is come be offered in cooking?


Posted by:Carla |September 02, 2011 at 07:17 AM


I'm not sure how California sherry is do (I'm guessing not at all in the same means as in Jerez) or if the is supposed to critical longer, however if the still smells/tastes good then i don't mean there is any reason no to use it!


Posted by:Camper English |September 02, 2011 in ~ 08:45 AM



I have actually A party OF 1925 LONDON CREAM SHERRY SEALED through THE labels ON IS it STILL an excellent AND WORTH any THING


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Trying to figure out just how old a party of Fairbanks cream Sherry is. The was open when provided to me, but had been kept in the fridge, not sure for exactly how long though. I have no suffer with sherry, so don't recognize what it's suppose to odor like. Ay thoughts?



If that smells favor vinegar, that's bad. An ext likely if it's old that will just taste flat and possibly unpleasant. Generally, sherry smells favor oxidized wine; favor sweet vermouth to part extent.





Sherry really often smells nutty, for this reason that's normal.



I just opened mine Pastora Amontillado from trader Joe's. That tastes an excellent but looks a small cloudy. I bought that awhile ago and assumed it would remain fine in mine pantry (dark). Opinion please?



Cloudiness can happen when liquids acquire cold or simply be organic sedimentation, despite I'm surprised that you'd uncover it in sherry. Anyway, if you've simply opened it and also it tastes fine climate it's probably simply fine. It's once things taste vinegary that it's time to to toss.



I just opened a botle of celebration event Cream sherry through Pedro Domecq. Its remained in the ago of my save room (Dark, even temperatures)for at the very least 20years with some other bottles inherited native my parents so its probably 30 year old. Ns dont drink a lot and also when I carry out its port so this obtained left. The cork degenerated on pulling and also I thought, oh, too ~ (Or something favor that). Sniffed it scented ok, quiet absolutely clear so i took a sip and its gorgous. The 2nd glass was even better, looks like I obtained a surprise Xmas pressie.


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I have a party of Christian brothers dried sherry the has remained in my pantry -- opened let me add for a couple of years. Should I toss it? that does no smell vinegary




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