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Sherry English Drunkenness
18 February 2010 @ 16:51

Sherry English Drunkenness.

The history of the wineskin is dissipated in the more mature. We found written evidence of its existence and with Homer's Odyssey, when his hero Ulysses giving the Cyclops Polyphemus drunk wine in the Bible, Noah inebriated by their children, in Cervantes' Don Quixote, the old gentleman and stabbing to death destroys the skins the innkeeper, and throughout the Golden Age of Spanish literature reviews are reproduced.

Lightweight, manageable, resilient, sensitive to nature, easy to use, waterproof, easy, aseptic, seductive, perfect design synthesis, the wineskin is both a legacy of the Spanish past and a free product requirements fashion that fascinates those who know enjoy the pleasures of life.

Francis Drake's enthusiasm for wine legend has it, there was a certain Francis Drake who worked as a loader at Jerez wineskins. He had a terrible row with Jose Melgarejo, who was a county in the city where he slapped her, and when he was cornered by his crew before the flight started to answer, since "the Spanish hatred grew in the person of the English privateer"

It may be a legend or may be true that the famous English pirate Jerez graze in a warehouse, attracted by the rich broth of the earth.
Drake known for his service to his majesty of England, but also was an exporter and marketer of wines from Jerez, wines for which he had a great fondness, so his constant visits to the city.

This was due in large part to the entry into the markets of London of the three thousand boots Drake captured sherry in Cadiz in 1587.

Elizabeth I commissioned Sir Francis Drake, commanding a fleet that would have the mission to inspect the Spanish military orders, obstructing their supply, attack the fleet and if possible against the Spanish ports.

To this end, the queen became the order of Drake four ships of the Royal Navy: the Elizabeth Bonaventure, with Drake himself in command, the Golden Lyon, captained by William Burroughs, the Rainbow by Captain Bellingham, and the Dreadnought by Captain Thomas Fenner. Another 20 boats, armed merchant ships and pine trees, they joined the expedition. The costs of these ships were paid for by a group of businessmen in London, participating in profits in the same symmetry that have made their contributions to the fleet, the Queen, as owner of the four ships of the Royal Navy would receive half of the profits.

On April 12, 1587 English fleet sailed from Plymouth. Seven days after his departure, the queen sent to Drake repentance of the order that they should not be available to carry out any attack on the fleet and the Spanish ports. This message never reached the Drake because the ship was to deliver, forced by winds and tides, had to return to her dock without being able to reach him.

At the height of Galicia the fleet was scattered by a storm that lasted a week. After regrouping the fleet, they found two ships Netherlands who informed them that Cadiz was preparing a Spanish fleet of war ready to go to Lisbon.

On the evening of April 29 the British fleet entered the bay of Cadiz. At that time there were sixty ships in port (a type of sailing vessel) and several smaller boats. After the sighting, some twenty French ships present in the bay and other small boats sought shelter in Puerto Real and Puerto de Santa Maria, protected by sandbars that large ships could not penetrate.

Juan de Vega, mayor of Cadiz, sent word to Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, Duke of Medina Sidonia, who arrived from Sanlúcar that same night to take over the defense of the place. Spanish galleys, in the absence of the Head of Castile under the command of Pedro de Acuna, came out to meet the English fleet, having to retreat to Cadiz to the English superiority. The posts on shore fired shells from the coast against the British fleet with little success, but managed to reject an attempted landing with boats in Depth, a small fortress, consisting of a tower with five guns gunship, which was the silent witness episode.

During the night of twenty-nine, all day and night following continued fighting in the bay. At dawn the first of May, the British withdrew, having destroyed some thirty] have also captured another 4 ships filled with supplies between these three thousand bottles of wine from Jerez.

William Shakespeare mentions sherrish as known in the late sixteenth century, more than fifty times and in eight of his plays, and its flagship character the most fond Falstaff tasting it. In his famous soliloquy, the second part of Henry IV, just uttering: "If a thousand children had first human principle I would teach would be to abjure all insipid drinks and dedicate themselves entirely in sherry.

His passion for sherry was shared by his friends and contemporaries, many famous writers in the court of the Queen Elizabeth I, as John Fletcher, Francis Beaumont, John Donne, Robert Herrick and Michael Drayton, who used to drink at the Mermaid Tavern or the Board's Head, London.
Ben Johnson, I called sherry "Sack? You said but now it should be ee'n Sherry "

By Jesús Castro

Translated by Rachael Harrison

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