Meet the Skilled Venenciador

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Meet the Skilled Venenciador

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Ever since Sherry first began to be produced, the wine from casks is examined with the aid of the venencia, a narrow silver cup attached to the end of a flexible handle.

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The venenciador dips the cup throuhg the bung hole in the top of the cask. He then raises it in one smooth movement, cascading the contents into the glass without spilling a drop.

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This pouring aerates the wines, accentuating their aromas before tasting. Venenciadores skills made them stars: Sandeman's brilliant Juan Galindo and Vicente Sanchez Garcia are among the most famous.

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