On these pages, we regularly celebrate the joys of Fino, from its flavour to versatility with food. Perhaps a better place to start though would be by showing you where to buy Fino?
These days, it’s very easy to buy Fino across the UK, and many such “Sherry Spots” can be found at sherry.wine/sherry-uk/sherryspot, a great resource whether you’re looking for the best store to buy Fino, a Supermarket to buy Fino or where to buy sherry online.
These days it’s very easy to get hold of a bottle of Fino at most British supermarkets.
Aldi, for example, has a celebrated range of excellent value drinks, including sherry.
Waitrose, too, stocks several including their own label Fino Sherry and Gonzalez Byass.
Tesco also offers their own label Fino Sherry, a Tesco Finest Fino Sherry, and Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino Sherry.
Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe is also available at Morrisons, alongside their silver medal winning own label Fino Sherry.
That’s not to ignore specialist retailers, of course. Majestic Wine is consistently a reliable source of all things sherry.
If you’re seeking a wider range, you can buy sherry wines online from a number of sources.
Gloucester based independent wine, beer and spirits merchant Stroud Wine offers a fine range of sherries.
Amps Wine Merchants in Oundle, Northamptonshire are a fourth generation, family-owned independent wine merchant.
London’s Jeroboams are one of the best places to buy fino online, and the same can be said of friendly Manchester-based Reserve Wines who, in addition to a number of shops, have a great website where you can easily buy sherry online.
Where to buy sherry in your city
If you want to truly celebrate Fino then it’s very easy to do, all across the UK. The rise of tapas restaurants, so many chefs and bartenders waking up to Fino’s impressive qualities… A search through sherry.wine/sherry-uk/sherryspot, will give you may more options, but here are a few suggestions for some of the country’s key cities.
Where to buy Fino sherry in Manchester?
We mentioned the online element of Reserve Wines above but their physical locations, at West Didsbury and in the buzzy food market of Mackie Mayor, are also worth a visit.
Manchester too is well served by supermarkets and Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose and Majestic can all be found in and around the city.
To celebrate Fino and food, Manchester is also heavily dotted with excellent bars, restaurants and great tapas options. Evuna offer two locations in Deansgate and the Northern Quarter while Simon Shaw’s El Gato Negro serves some excellent Spanish dishes across in a beautifully converted building in the city centre. Meanwhile, over in Salford, Porta Salford are channelling the very best – and the simplest – fare of Barcelona and Madrid in a vibrant, intimate space.
Where to buy Fino sherry in London?
London is very well served for places where you can buy Fino (and buy sherry generally). All the main retailers listed – Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose and Majestic – are heavily represented across the capital.
The charming Andrew Edmunds has been celebrating sherry in various forms for years, offering a full range of Valdespino sherries – one of the oldest bodegas in Jerez – alongside its celebrated seasonal menu.
Jeroboams, as well as their online retail service, have nine outlets across London, while Hawksmoor, Moro, the justifiably celebrated Noble Rots and the Michelin-starred Brat are also big fans. The ever-reliable Tapas Brindisa group – at both their restaurants and Borough Market store – offer a wide range of Fino and other sherry. You can also enjoy a glass of Fino (and other sherry styles) at the delightfully old school Gordon’s Wine Bar, near Charing Cross / Embankment.
Specialist drinks retailer Amathus have several locations across London where knowledgeable staff will find you something excellent to drink while West London dwellers have four branches of the charming Good Wine Shop to choose from.
Where to buy Fino sherry in Edinburgh?
Edinburgh’s burgeoning food and drink scene includes many great places to try and buy Fino sherry. WoodWinters is a proudly independent shop that promotes the things they’ve discovered on their travels. It’s a similar ethos at Cork & Cask on Marchmont Road, as well as at both branches of the brilliantly named Great Grog (who also have an excellent collection of local craft beer).
Both branches of La Casa Dalry, a family owned, Mediterranean restaurant, offer a range of sherries alongside their tapas and mezze style plates, while Tapas3 can offer all of the above, plus flamenco dance classes.
Directly opposite the Edinburgh Playhouse, La Sal pair sherry (and other wines) with their tapas and paella menu, while Piggs, combine Spanish influences and local meat and vegetables for their menu. Whatever the origin though, Fino works its magic… Meanwhile, in the cobbled back streets of Leith, Tapa has been doing its delightfully authentic Spanish thing since 2009
Where to buy Fino sherry in Cardiff?
Like close(ish) neighbour Bristol, Cardiff is carving out a reputation for local gems and smart cooking. Spain is also well represented, such as at Bar 44, who offer a sherry flight for first timers (or aficionados) and Fino Friday, where they (rightly) match Fino with fried fish at two locations.
There’s a similar love of Fino at Curado Bar, a restaurant so delightfully Spanish, they have a certificate – from Restaurants of Spain – to mark their authenticity. Here you can expect one of the knowledgeable teams to suggest cold Delgado Zuleta Fino as the perfect match to their meat and cheese sharing boards…
There’s no such plates at Ultracomida, but you will find a huge range of Spanish wines – and food – for retail (and online order). That includes some 20 different types of sherry making this a great place to buy sherry online.
Nestled in the heart of Cardiff, at Guildhall Place, is the small Andalusian-themed Vermut Bar, which packs a surprising number of sherries into a compact space.
Somewhat bigger is Asador 44, a Spanish grill that goes substantially past tapas and pintxos (and possibly raciones for that matter) with a hearty menu with a big focus on aged ex-Dairy cows – and a wide range of wines and sherry to match. Grupo 44 are the same people behind the aforementioned Bar 44s and also offer a Spanish-influenced hotel (Parador 44) and a mail order food and wine business, Mercado 44.