Sherry is wine that has been fortified with grape spirit at the end of the fermentation process. The result is a dry beverage that is often consumed as an after-dinner drink.
A Natural Beverage
Despite the relatively recent introduction of fermentation in human history, it’s a natural process that happens in the wild. As long as we consume our fermented beverages in moderation there’s no reason not to include it as part of a healthy Paleo lifestyle.
The Health Benefits
Wine has long been associated with multiple health benefits, and lately science has managed to back up some of those claims. It has antioxidants, which we need for keeping inflammation down and maintaining a strong immune system. It’s also a great source of probiotics, meaning it introduces beneficial bacteria into our guts, something most of us could use more of.
The Pros and Cons
Mark Sisson has a pretty comprehensive list of pros and cons to including alcohol in your diet.