January 20th, 2021

words

Wednesday Word: Oloroso

Oloroso - noun.

Oloroso, which means "scented" or "odorous" in Spanish, is also the name of a sherry which is produced in the Jerez and Montilla-Moriles regions of Span. It's known for a dark and nutty flavour in contrast with Amontillado sherry. Huh, all these years I didn't realize that it was a type of wine referred to in Edgar Allan Poe short story "The Cask of Amontillado". I always thought it was a place and it turns out it kinda sorta is--amontillado comes from the Montilla region of Spain.