The Best Food-Pairing Wine You're Not Drinking
One of the most fascinating wines in the world, and one of the coolest to pair with all kinds of dishes, is one that you're probably not drinking.
Yes, we're talking about... Sherry!
Sherry is one of the most interesting, diverse, and delicious categories of wine in the world. These high-quality Spanish fortified wines from the Andalucia region have been produced for 3,000 years and are a must-try for any wine lover. I highly recommend you make a trip to your local Spanish restaurant or Tapas bar and dive right into exploring these wines! This fun video outlines 3 of the most iconic styles, so check it out:
About the Wines:
Valdespino Inocente Fino
Fino Sherry is a light, delicate, almond-toned style characterized by a high concentration of acetaldehydes, a salty tang, and a final alcohol content of 15-18%. Pair it with: olives, Iberian ham, almonds, shellfish, grilled sardines or Spanish mackerel.
Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana Faraon Oloroso
The darker Oloroso, meaning “fragrant,” or “aromatic” demonstrates spicy, walnut ( tones and a smooth mouthfeel. Oloroso must range from 17% to 22% abv--- if it’s fortified to at least 17% you create an environment where flor cannot survive. It can easily pair with meat dishes!
Lustau San Emilio Pedro Ximenez
Rich and full-bodied, this golden brown, viscous Pedro Ximénez offers abundant aromas and flavors of prunes, raisins, figs, roasted nuts, and exotic spices. Sweet, smooth and luscious on the palate, it's delicious when sipped or poured over vanilla ice cream.