Sherry is a white wine from Spain. Its fermentation process gets interrupted by the adding alcohol. Therefore one also speaks of fortified white wine respectively liqueur wine. Afterwards the Sherry undergoes a special ripening process.
The word Sherry comes from the Arabic name Sherish for today’s city Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia. Sherry gained its worldwide reputation in the 18th and 19th century through British trading houses.