Both sherry and sherry vinegar are widely used in Spain, especially in Southern regions such as Andalusia. Sherry's nutty, often dry, and slightly oxidized flavor adds depth to gazpachos, liver tapas, and meat sauces, among other things. It's also a popular accompaniment to tapas in lieu of wine. Sherry vinegar's popular at the table for dipping and is often used in salad dressings.
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