Wine Pairing Weekend Takes the Sherry Challenge #WinePW
Pairing Food with Sherry
Sherry isn’t a single wine, and it isn’t only something your grandmother drinks. Still, it does seem to be a drink which is often totally overlooked. Our Wine Pairing Weekend group is taking the challenge this month to pair any of the wide range of styles of sherry with a dish.
What is Sherry?
Sherry is a whole family of unique fortified wines from the region around Jerez, Spain. Grown in a hot climate, the main grape is a white variety called Palomino. After the base wine is made and fortified, it enters a solera system where new wine is gradually mixed into barrels of older wine over a period of years. Styles range from fresh and austere, to dark and dry, to rich and very sweet, all the way to your grandmother’s cream sherry. If you’re interested in learning more, visit Ryan Opaz’ excellent sherry 101 article. Another excellent reference is the Sherry Wines website where you’ll find all you want to know including excellent wine pairing advice!
Wine Pairing Weekend
Come along and see what we discovered. Our posts will all go live Saturday morning, July 9. Read up and join our chat on Twitter at #WinePW starting at 10am CDT.
- David at Cooking Chat will share “Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa”
- Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog will share “An Exploration of Sherry; In the Glass And At The Table”
- Christy at Confessions of a Culinary Diva will share “Ajoblanco & Amontillado”
- Jade at Tasting Pour will share “Fino and Fennel”
- Nancy at Pull that Cork will share “Oloroso Pairings for #winePW: What Worked and What Didn’t“
- Lauren Walsh at The Swirling Dervish will share “The Possibilities of Manzanilla Pasada“
- Gwendolyn Alley at Wine Predator is working on her post….
- Jeff at FoodWineClick will share “A Sherry Pairing Mnemonic”