What to eat with Sherry?

Jamon


On Sunday 26th of May
, more than 26 countries will celebrate World Sherry Day a celebration of all things Sherry designed to enhance the publics understanding and appreciation of this ancient and complex drink.

When customers ask about Sherry, we always make sure to ask them what they’re eating with it as whilst it can be an excellent pre (or after) dinner drink and extremely enjoyable by itself – it really starts to sing when paired with food. Anyone who has spent an evening out in the South of Spain will clearly attest to this!

Whilst there are a variety of Sherries which each have their own interesting matches with food, the most versatile for pairing is Manzanilla. This dry and saline liquid is what you’ll often see ‘anciano’s’ sipping at the bar along with a plate of Marcona Almonds and Iberico Ham – the Sherry playing the part of refreshing the palate after eating a piece of this sweet and rich ham.

For something a little more adventurous, Eric Asimov (Wine critic for the New York Times) suggests that the complex, saline flavours of these wines pair well with certain types of Chinese food, Indian, even Sushi – light seafood being a perfect accompaniment for this beautifully textured wine.

If you’re at all intrigued by this, we encourage you to take advantage of our 50% off promotion, pick up a bottle this weekend and get pairing!

Further reading:

Sherry Pairings and Science (NY Times) – http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/20/sherry-pairings-and-science/
More on World Sherry day – http://jerez-xeres-sherry.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Comments
One Response to “What to eat with Sherry?”
  1. I never knew what Sherry was until I read this post. Great writing and very informative on a date many Americans might not know that 🙂

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