Unfiltered: Fortified Wine Sails Around the World

The Spanish Navy and a top Sherry producer revive an historic tradition to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Magellan’s voyage

Unfiltered: Fortified Wine Sails Around the World
Spain’s 93rd Marine Guard set sail on the Juan Sebastián de Elcano for a training cruise around the world, with two casks of Amontillado on board. (Courtesy of González Byass)
From the Dec 31, 2020, issue

The centuries-old tradition of sending Sherry out to sea to improve its quality has been brought back to life with producer González Byass shipping off two barrels of Amontillado on a year-long voyage on a Spanish Navy training vessel. The journey commemorates the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastián de Elcano’s circumnavigation of the globe. Find out what's in store for the wine…

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