How to use Jerez in a sentence
The sherry produced near Jerez de la Frontera, the copper of the Rio Tinto mines and the lead of Almeria are famous.
The chief towns are Seville (pop. 1900, 148,315), which may be regarded as the capital, Malaga (130,109), Granada (75,900), Cadiz (69,382), Jerez de la Frontera (6 3,473), Cordova (58,275) and Almeria (47,326).
Owing to the lack of railway communication Jerez is of little commercial importance; its staple trade is in agricultural produce, especially in ham and bacon from the large herds of swine which are reared in the surrounding oak forests.
After Badajoz, the capital (pop. (1900) 30,899), the principal towns are Almendralejo (12,587), Azuaga (14,192), Don Benito (16,565), Jerez de los Caballeros (10,271), Merida (11,168) and Villanueva de la Serena (13,489); these, and also the historically interesting village of Albuera, are described in separate articles.
Sherry is produced in a small district bounded by San Lucar in the north-east, Jerez in the east and Port St Mary on the south.Advertisement
Most of the vineyards in the Jerez district are upon albariza soil, those to the north and north-east are mainly of barros, and those close to the seashore of arenas.
In Jerez itself a different classification, namely that according to quality and not age, exists, which, however, is only employed locally.
Thudichum, in his Treatise on Wines, gives a striking and almost poetical description of it as compared with Jerez.
I thought that if Jerez was the vineyard of Venus, this Alto Douro vineyard must be termed the vineyard of Hercules."
Exceptional value and cracking quality from one of the oldest bodegas of Jerez.Advertisement
Further up the coast is elegant Jerez where ample boulevards lined with palm and orange trees separate one famous sherry bodega from another.
The scores of wine bodegas in town have made Jerez, a city of some 200,000, world famous for its sherries.
Among the natural products of the soil of Spain, in regard to quantity, wines come next to cereals, but the only wines which have Wines, a world-wide reputation are those of the south, those of Alicante, of Malaga, and more particularly those which take the name of sherry, from the town of Jerez, in tile neighborhood of which they are grown (see WINE).