Intro to Sherry – Part 1

Sherry and Port, Uncategorized

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 🙂

The Booze 4

Uncategorized, Wine Industry

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I’m in training at the minute to run the Marathon du Médoc. It’s a full marathon, so 42km, through the vineyards of the Médoc in Bordeaux. Slight twist is that it’s a wine marathon, with different châteaux along the route opening their doors to the runners to try their wines en route. They also kindly stick on food to keep you sustained on the way round, although foie gras and oysters isn’t what your typical top athlete boosts themselves with I guess!

I Can’t Make My Mind Up On Wine Spritzers

Sherry and Port, Whites, wine tasting


I’ve seen my mum drinking white wine spritzers since I can remember. We like to take the mick and wind her up about the amount she drinks, but really she doesn’t drink much at all. And when she does drink, it’s usually a white wine spritzer. Not my number one choice, but seems to sort her out a treat!

New Wine This Week 61 – Food Pairing with Sherry

For The Foodies, Fortified, New Wine This Week, Sherry and Port


Sherry is a foody’s dream wine. It’s a bit weird though in that until you really get into Sherry, it’s nearly impossible to drink and enjoy without food. It’s not that it’s not nice stuff, it’s just that over the years we’ve got used to the idea of what we think a white wine (or a brown wine) should taste like. If you’ve spent your days drinking Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay then Sherry will smell and taste like nothing you’ve had before!! 

Week 61 – Where Did All The Sherry Drinkers Go?

Fortified, New Wine This Week, Sherry and Port


There’s a line you hear quite a bit in wine marketing circles about Sherry’s big mistake. It let its drinkers die on them without replacing them. In the 1950s through to the 1980s it was one of the most popular drinks in the UK, and the UK has always been one of Sherry’s primary export markets. Now it’s struggling, so what happened?