Intro to Sherry – Part 1

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As part of International Sherry Week (6th to the 13th November) I’ve got a few videos I’ve done with the wonderful Miss Amelia Singer all about Sherry for anyone getting into it for the first time.  So here’s part one, a brief look at what Sherry is.  Hopefully you’ll all rush out to the shops and get buying Andalusia’s finest after this 🙂

#NWTW Week 22: The Verdict on Fino Sherry

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The wife and I have been through the sherry experience before, so we kind of knew what to expect. From that point it was a good tasting on the Saturday as we tried the sherrys from Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, and Majestic, because aside from just seeing what we thought of sherry, we could compare and contrast a bit.

#NWTW Week 22: Food Pairing With Fino Sherry

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Not sure whether I need to ram it home any further. Don’t attempt anything this week without the food! Actually scrap that. For full effect it’s best to try the wine without the food, then try it with. The difference is insane!

#NWTW Week 22: How Do They Make Fino?

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Well this is just a bit tough this. Normally at this stage of the week I like to write a little bit about how a wine is made. Or maybe what it may or may not taste like and why. Problem with Fino Sherry is that it’s a really complicated production method, and the taste of the thing is just, well, a bit hard to describe for me.

#NWTW Week 22: Where’s Sherry From?

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Sherry’s one of those things that for some reason everyone’s heard of, but most people have no idea what it tastes like. Like most things in this world, it’s us Brits that are to blame! Basically that national sweet tooth we have meant that things like Pale Cream sherries and Cream sherries and all that flooded the shelves throughout the 20th Century. Hence the sickly sweet stuff that, as we mentioned yesterday, your nan drinks.

#NWTW Week 22: Fino Sherry from Jerez

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Well we’re just going from one international week to the next. Last week we had English Wine Week, this week it’s International Sherry Week. In honour I’m looking to get you all trying an almost forgotten drink, but one that deserves a comeback, it’s Fino Sherry.