george nisyrios | Sherry
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May 18 2018


Over the last 12 months or so I developed my Sherry palate.

There are some good websites providing nice explanations, which is helpful given the varieties, styles and different serving temperatures etc.

It can be a bit tricky finding bottles of good imported Sherry, but with time I managed to try all Sherry styles and find some pretty nice Fino and Manzanilla.

My first taste of dry Sherry threw me off a way, as the smell and taste is quite different from any other style of wine.

But with time and experimenting with styles, wineries, serving temperatures I came to really enjoy Fino and Olorosso.

I found dry Sherry, especially in summer, was really nice chilled with some tapas style foods which complemented the flavours of the sherry.

One does need to be careful though as the alcohol % is greater than wine and a quick glass on an empty pre dinner stomach can definitely go to one’s head.

Oh..keep a beautiful Pedro Ximenez in the fridge for the winter nights.

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