Fino and the Black Bull of Spain

Did you know that this is NOT the official flag of Spain? In fact the black bull on the flag is the black bull logo of Bodega Osborne, the largest producer of Spanish brandy, sherry, and wine. Large billboards of the bull’s outline perched on hillsides throughout the country have become a national symbol. Imagine that we in Canada put a large Labatt’s Blue symbol where the Maple Leaf goes (actually maybe Molson Canadian already did that).

Fino is a dry sherry – bone dry – that is often served with fish or as an aperitif with tapas. You can almost always get Tio Pepe at the LCBO but it might be worth it to wait for a fino from Emilio Lustau to show up in the Vintages section.

Osborne Fino with almonds - Andalucian tapa

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