Definitions

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  • n. A film of yeast that develops on the surface of some wines during fermentation, produced deliberately in during the production of sherry

Etymologies

Spanish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In Fino Sherries, a protective yeast, called flor, is allowed to develop over the surface of the wine, which stops the oxidation partway through the aging.

    Sherry's Long, Rich Past and Uncertain Present

  • After fermentation, the juice is fortified with brandy, and then a natural yeast known as flor is allowed to establish itself on the surface of the wine.

    Sherry's Joyous Value

  • Fino and manzanilla are born beneath a yeast called flor, which appears on the wine's surface and devours sugars to create dryness and add notes of nuts, freshly baked bread, lemons, and a slight saltiness.

    The sherry revival

  • When the juice is aged, the sherry casks are not completely filled to allow the growth of a yeast called flor, or "flower."

    Molly Laas: Enjoying Sherry

  • Its surface in the solera is protected from the air by a layer of unusual yeasts called the flor.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The flowers, which bloom in spring and summer, are also known as flor de itabo or flor de izote in Spanish.

    The Kitchn

  • One highest-quality type is called flor de sal, which must be collected by hand, a time-consuming process limiting production to 90 tonnes a year.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • (size), 'flor' (quality), 'Colorado' or 'oscuro' (strength), and he would get a good cigar, nice size, best quality, not too strong, or too mild.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • There will be chalk on the flor if not every where, especialy with animals or chirdren.

    Beautiful Room : Chandelier Creative

  • Los P**che Gringos appear like una flor en el desierto - magical and miraculous for the environment in which they thrive.

    Flowers in the Desert

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