Tasting room in Bodega Tradicion, Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain.

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Bodegas Tradición

Top choice in Jerez de la Frontera

An intriguing, evocative bodega, not only for its extra-aged sherries (at least 20, mostly 30 years old) but also because it houses the Colección Joaquín Rivero, a private 14th- to 19th-century Spanish art collection that includes important works by Goya, Velázquez, El Greco and Zurbarán. Tours (1½ hours; in English, Spanish or German) require bookings and include a tasting session, and are well worth splashing out on.

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