On Saturday I received a copy of the book Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla. A Guide to the Traditional Wines of Andalucia by Peter Liem & Jesús Barquín. A friend from the United States who was coming to Spain brought it for me as it can only be purchased in the US. Also, the company that sells it do not ship overseas; here is a link to their website
Anyway, if you have any interest at all in sherry and live in North America you should get hold of this book. I belive it to be the best book on the subject to have been printed in years. Everything about sherry is clearly explained which has not always been the case in previous publications. There is also plenty of information on individual wineries and their wines. I know one of the authors, Jesús Barquín, and I think I can safely say that he is one of the most knowledgable people if not the most knowledgable on the subject of sherry.
I dont’ think there is a better way to learn about sherry than to take a tour with us to Jerez and then to buy Peter and Jesus’ book!!!