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International Sherry Week, 4-10 November 2019

International Sherry Week takes place between 4-10 November 2019. Let’s all 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 Sherries to get into

Most of these are widely available, however examples of UK stockists are given.

Gonzales Byass, Tio Pepe Fino, En Rama, (full bottle) £14.95 The Wine Society

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

Emilio Lustau, Los Arcos, Amontillado, (full bottle) £17.99 Latitude, Leeds

Hidalgo, La Gitana Manzanilla, (50cl bottle) £6.00 Sainsbury’s

Hidalgo, Pastrana Manzanilla Pasada, (full bottle) £11.95  Waitrose

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

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

Gonzales Byass, Matusalem Oloroso Dulce Muy Viejo, 30 yo VORS, (half bottle ) £20.04 Bon Coeur Fine Wines

Valdespino, Palo Cortado CP Calle Ponche Viejo single vineyard, (full bottle) £40.95 Drinkmonger

Emilio Lustau, San Emilio Pedro Ximenez (PX) Solera Reserva, (half bottle) £11.95 Uncorked

Resources

To get you in the mood, you can download the guides to food and sherry matching here:

Tapas and Sherry

Food with Sherry in Good Company

Just remember: if it swims – Fino and Manzanilla, If it runs – Oloroso, and if it flies – Amontillado and Palo Cortado!

Or here’s one of my delights: Fino Sherry and Marmite!

And if you want to read my introduction to Dry Sherry styles, here are links to two of my  articles:

Dry Sherry part 1

Dry Sherry part 2.

 

I’ll be doing my bit and tweeting using the Twitter hashtag #Sherrylover.

Until then, may the Flor be with you!

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