Sherry comes from vineyards around the southern Spanish town of Jerez, whose name became anglicised to ‘Sherry’ (the English are known for their love of Sherry, less so for their foreign language skills!). Sherry denotes not just one style of wine, but a vast range of fortified wine styles from light and bone dry, to rich and lusciously sweet. Delicious on their own, Sherries are extraordinarily versatile with food too.
Dry, chilled Fino and Manzanilla are the perfect foil for seafood or tapas, while nutty Amontillado and Oloroso styles bring panache to the cheeseboard. Try the unctuous, sticky-toffee indulgence of Pedro Ximenez Sherry poured over vanilla ice-cream. Market forces in recent years have led to a decline in Sherry’s popularity, keeping prices modest – all the more reason for you to try! Corney & Barrow’s sherry selection includes top producers Lustau, Barbadillo and Delgado Zuleta.