We have to shake the image or the idea that sherry is just your Grandma’s dessert drink that she would sip at night before she goes to bed. Not that there is anything wrong with this. I’m sure I will do the same thing my grandma did to help me sleep. Sherry is also not just used to add to your favorite recipe. Actually sherry is a delicious accompaniment with all kinds of food dishes. Understanding Sherry can be a little bit confusing, so let me share a few facts.
Sherry is a fortified wine, meaning it is made from neutral grape spirit, after the fermentation process brandy is added. Sherry is produced in southwestern Spain in Andalusia, which is an area within three towns. The town of Jerez is the most popular. The two main grape varieties used are Palomino and Pedro Ximenez.
When you look at the Sherry section here at Ninos you may be wondering what the different types of Sherry are. Here is a brief explanation.
Amontillado: Dry to medium dry
Oloroso: Dry to medium dry
If you decide to have any kind of fish that is smoked, a Manzanilla sherry would be the perfect choice. It brings out the smoke better than a regular white wine, and an Amontillado is perfect with light cheeses. If you’re like me and have a sweet tooth, cream sherry is always a special treat on the top of your ice cream.