Sherry Tonight

19 Apr

Sherry Wine & Food Pairing

3 New Sherries: Starting at 5:00 pm, April 19, 2011

Sherry is a fortified wine that for many, elicits visions of mature ladies in England sipping sweet cream sherry. Nothing could be further from the truth. True sherry is produced in southwestern Spain in or near the town of Jerez (hence the name Sherry). Sherry has been appreciated from before Shakespeare’s time*. Sherries have a wide range of flavor profiles and uses for pairings, from dry and lighter-body (fino styles) good with tapas, to very sweet dessert wines (Pedro Ximenez, PX).

We are putting together a complete line-up of sherries at Pairings, heading towards having real sherries representing 5 different types. The first three new sherries include a Fino on the light side, a PX at the other extreme, and a sweet Oloroso cream sherry that is less sweet than the PX. Stop in tonight and get a start on understanding and appreciating sherry. Today these sherries are 20% off their regular price.

Foods will be paired, of course.

Hidalgo Fino Jerez Seco– light and crisp, on the nose and palate, almonds, olives, green apples, oxidized                                         Reg. $14.99       Tonight  $11.99

Alvear Cream Sherry – a sweet Oloroso – full-bodied and sweet, delicate olives and almonds on the palate                                            Reg. $15.99       Tonight  $12.79

Hildago Pedro Ximenez (vino dulce natural) – prunes, figs and walnuts on the nose; velvety, dense and honey sweet on the palate            Reg. $30.99      Tonight  $24.79

*If I had a thousand sons, the first human principle I would teach them would be to abjure all insipid drinks and dedicate themselves to Sherry wine” – William Shakespeare.

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