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Last Minute Plans: Chicago Sherry Festival

By Melissa McEwen in Food on Oct 28, 2014 4:00PM

The past few years sherry has gone from neglected to trendy. Spain's fortified wine has earned devotees at Spanish restaurants like Vera, Salero and Black Bull. It used to be stereotyped as sweet, but the reality is that different types of sherry offer everything from bracingly dry to subtly honeyed (there are eight types!). Learn about sherry and try a variety of sherries tonight at The Chicago Sherry Festival at Instituto Cervantes (31 W. Ohio St.) from 6 to 8 p.m.

César Saldaña, managing director for the organization that regulates sherry, has come from the Jerez region of Spain where sherry is produced, to lead the tasting. On Wednesday Oct. 29, drink more sherry at Black Bull (1721 W Division St.) when they host a sherry-paired dinner with flamenco dancers from 6 to 9 p.m.

Tickets to Sherry Fest are $20 a person. Tickets to the dinner are $55 a person.