Currently undergoing something of a revival, sherry, or dry sherry to be precise, is finally shrugging off its staid mantle.
The lightest style, Manzanilla, can be treated just like a white wine and drunk with or without food, but is at its most appetising with a plate of fresh shellfish.
Dry Amontillados and Olorosos are more warming, winter drinks, and make great accompaniments to soup. But the best way to learn how to drink them is to visit Jerez or Sanlúcar, both of which are an easy day trip from Seville, Ronda or Gibraltar.
Product Code: VS009CLight, fresh, bone dry and slightly salty, La Gitana is one of Sanlúcar de Barrameda's best known Manzanillas. It makes an excellent accompaniment to green olives, Jámon Iberico and to many fish dishes. More »Sanlúcar de BarramedaPalominoFortified - Dry15.0%Razor clams grilled with garlic butter
Product Code: VS014This is a single vineyard sherry which is a relatively new concept in Jerez. It is full and dry with good intensity and a fresh, delicate fragrance coming partly from longer ageing than standard Manzanilla. More »Sanlúcar de BarramedaPalominoFortified - Dry15.0%Razor clams grilled with garlic butter
Product Code: VS045A stunning amber colour with hints of orange, this wine has an intense nutty aroma of toasted hazelnuts and almonds with some spicy character on the palate. The finish is very long and smooth. More »JerezPalominoFortified - Dry20.0%Manchego cheese slices