There is no other wine so versatile to enjoy with the widest range of flavours. Throughout the summer take advantage of the increasing choice of 'foods to go' in supermarkets and pair your quick and easy hamper foods with a glass or two of Sherry.
Take inspiration from our quick guides to pairing classic picnic bites with different styles of Sherry below, or share your perfect picnic pairings on #SherryPicnic.
How about a bone-dry Manzanilla with smoked salmon? A perfect match of two classic, distinctive flavours. Or grab a baguette with farmhouse paté or duck rillettes to enjoy with a glass of Oloroso. And a glass of chilled Fino is great with a quick tomato salad.
Those who want to delve deeper into pairing ideas should grab a copy of 101 Greats Ways to Enjoy Sherry published by Fiona Beckett, one of the UK’s best food and wine writers.
Elevate your food flavours and discover the intense characters of dry and sweet Sherry. From Fino to PX, sherry has a complex array of tastes. Who knew salted caramel florentines were delicious with cream sherry - a sweetened dry sherry that's the nations' favourite Sherry. Or the simplest of them all, macerated British strawberries in PX, the super sweet Pedro Ximenez sherry with lots of rich aromas, including liquorice, and delicious on its own.
Try the savoury, umami essences of bone dry Manzanilla and Fino Sherries, best served ice cold, or the more developed and aged Amontillado dry Sherry with smokiness and caramel notes, or the nutty, deep flavours of dry Oloroso.
Matching picnic food with Sherry is easy and always provides a taste revelation. Of course, Sherry is also great on its own, or in cocktails, but it's with food that Sherry really comes alive. Half bottles (37.5cl) of Sherry are widely available and are also perfect for sharing with friends on a picnic.
So, shake up your picnic, wake up your taste buds and choose a glass of Sherry.
01 May 2017