Paul Howard

International Sherry Week 2018

Take part in International Sherry Week, 8-14 October 2018

International Sherry Week takes place between 8-14 October 2018. Let’s celebrate Spain’s great gift to the world!

From the floral delights of a chilled Manzanilla or Fino to the nutty notes of an Amontillado and Oloroso. From the umami flavours of Palo Cortado to the sweet caramel of PX. This is the week to taste, discover and love them all, dry or sweet. Then, of course, drink them the rest of the year too.

As usual, there will be a multitude of events in more than 30 countries. That includes the UK, so look out for events being held all over the country, with further details here. Taking part in this celebration will be pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels, bodegas, universities, tabancos, and wine clubs.

Oh, and at my house too.

Here are ten Sherry recommendations:

Gonzales Byass, Tio Pepe Fino, En Rama, (half bottle) £9.50 Oddbins.

Valdespino, Inocente Fino, single estate, (half bottle) £10.49 Martinez.

Emilio Lustau, Los Arcos, Amontillado, (full bottle) £13.95 Stone, Vine & Sun.

Hidalgo, La Gitana Manzanilla, (50cl bottle) £8.49 Tanners.

Hidalgo, Pastrana Manzanilla Pasada, (full bottle) £11.95 The Wine Society.

Fernando de Castilla, Antique Oloroso, (50 cl bottle) £24.99 Waitrose.

Valdespino, Oloroso VOS 1842 Solera, (half bottle) £21.25 Lea and Sandeman.

Gonzales Byass, Matusalem Oloroso Dulce Muy Viejo, 30 yo VORS, (half bottle ) £19.99 Waitrose.

Valdespino, Palo Cortado CP Calle Ponche Viejo, (full bottle) £30.99 Ministry of Drinks.

Emilio Lustau, San Emilio Pedro Ximenez Solera Reserva, (half bottle) £8.99 Drinkfinder.


To get you in the mood, you can download booklets here: Sherry & Tapas and Food with Sherry in good company.

And if you want an introduction to Sherry styles, here are links to my articles Dry Sherry part 1, and Dry Sherry part 2.

I’ll be doing my bit. Until then, may the Flor be with you!

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