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escape, will remain in solution in the wine until such time as, the cork being removed, it will have a chance of escaping, either from the bottle or from the glasses into which the wine is poured. In order to appreciate Champagne fully, one should not wait until the end of a long meal during which other wines of a strong character have been drunk. Otherwise, one will discover that the palate is unable to appreciate the subtle qualities of Champagne. Champagne, when good, is undoubtedly better than any other sparkling wine; it costs more and is worth more, but it has ceased to enjoy what was for a long time a monopoly. Methods and devices used for the first time and perfected in the Champagne district may easily be copied and applied else where, but sparkling Champagne owes its unchallenged superiority over all other sparkling wines to characteristics due to purely local conditions—to the soil, climate, aspect and variety of the Champagne vineyards. SHERRY Sherry is a wine made from white grapes grown in the South of Spain, in the Jerez district. It is usually fortified, but not necessarily so. It is allowed to ferment in its own way when the grapes are gathered and pressed, and it is " fortified " by the addition of Brandy at a much later stage of its existence. All Sherries are by nature dry, but many of them are sweetened before being shipped to England. The very dry, pale, somewhat austere Sherry is the best for an appetizer, but after dinner, with fruit or cake, a darker, sweeter, more comforting Sherry is best. In the case of Sherry, vintage does not count for much, nor does any individual vineyard. Sherry is a blend of wines similar in style, but made from grapes of different vineyards blended together and of wines of different years also blended together, so as to maintain the same standard associated with certain " Marks " or " Brands " registered by the different Sherry shippers. Some of the drier styles of Sherry are Manzanilla, always a dry wine with a peculiar searching aroma, light in colour. Vino de Pasto, a fuller wine, usually a little darker. Amontillado, a finer wine, more distinctive, more refined and one that is capable of acquiring a beautiful bouquet if kept in bottle for any length of time. Montilla is the proto-


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