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The finest Pedro Ximénez money can buy

Regular readers of this blog will know that we love Sherry, and that we like to extol its virtues at every possible opportunity. It’s not just another fortified wine: From its distinctive sense of place, its unique ageing and the sheer range of flavours and styles on offer, Sherry has a lot to offer the […]

Sandeman Sherry and other international wine groups

Browse the fortified wine section of any given wine store or supermarket and you are likely to see a bottle of Sandeman Sherry. You may even see a Port or Madeira from the same brand. Some people find fortified wines confusing enough as it is, so when you see Sandeman Sherry, Port or Madeira alongside […]

How does Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry compare with Marqués de Poley?

Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry is perhaps the world’s best known Sherry brand. There are good reasons for this: It is widely available in supermarkets and convenience stores, it is relatively affordable and it has a pleasant, sweet taste that is agreeable to many. That’s all well and good, but let’s not forget just how versatile […]

Food pairing ideas for Pedro Ximénez Sherry

Sherry is versatile, available in all manner of styles and to suit all palates. Dry, sweet and in between, there is surely something for everybody. Whether it’s as an aperitif, a digestif or with a meal, there are many occasions to enjoy a glass. But is Sherry really good with food? Short answer: Yes. However, […]

Fortified Wines: Where in the world?

You may not know the term “fortified wine”, but you can probably name a few examples nonetheless: Port and Sherry are the two most popular types of wine that fall into this category. They are two crucial components, sure, but fortified wine is made elsewhere too. Here, we will discover some of the major styles […]

Harveys Sherry and what to try instead

Harveys Sherry is a popular, if not terribly exciting, introducing into the world of Sherry wines. Sherry is Spain’s most popular fortified wine, and is well worth trying. Harveys Sherry is just one of many Sherry brands that are out there, with another very popular brand being Dry Sack Sherry. Let’s look very briefly at […]