Sherry is a fortified wine from Spain.


When Harry first visited the Leaky Cauldron, a handful of older women in a corner were drinking small glasses of sherry (PS5).

After drinking her fourth glass of sherry, the Riddle family’s cook gave her opinion of Frank Bryce being arrested at the Hanged Man pub in Little Hangleton (GF1).

Sherry was the alcoholic drink of choice of Professor Trelawney. She would even drink cooking sherry, and she sometimes smelled strongly of it (OP25, OP26, HBP10, HBP15, HBP25). Trelawney drank quite a lot of sherry, and placed the empty bottles in the Room of Requirement (HBP25).

Dolores Umbridge likes a glass of sweet sherry, although she then becomes “prone to spout very uncharitable views”, shocking even other wizards with anti-Muggle views (Pm).



Sherry is a fortified wine made from grapes and comes from Jerez in the Andalusia region of Southern Spain (Wikipedia).

Cooking sherry has extra salt added to it (for extended shelf life) (Masterclass).

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