Sherry is renowned for its versatility and the ability to serve it alongside so many foods from vegetables through to desserts. But if you're looking for a simple way to remember how to pair these delicious wines, there's a saying that can help; if it Swims pair with Fino, if it Flies pair with Amontillado, if it Runs pair with Oloroso.⠀
Manzanilla and Fino combine to provide the perfect companion for shellfish and fish, especially those with a marked salty taste such as anchovies or even raw sashimi.
Amontillado Sherries present similiar features to finos, but with more body and greater structure, which therefore mixes well with slightly richer dishes, such as white meats, from chicken to quail.⠀⠀
Oloroso sherries are full flavoured and structured in the mouth. Powerful, well-rounded and full-bodied, Oloroso is the ideal accompaniment for intense meat flavours such as roast lamb, steak and casseroles. ⠀
We can't wait to see the menus that Ambiente Tapas create for #Sherryweek and how they show off 3 Sherry pairings on the theme if it Swims, if it Flies, if it Runs.... ⠀
But you don't need to be a Masterchef to join in, you can make some of Annie B's dishes in your own kitchen by following the recipes below, but dont forget to pair them with the perfect Sherry Wine!
If it swims... pair with Fino or Manzanilla
If it flys... pair with Amontillado or Palo Cortado
If it runs... pair with Oloroso
Do you work in the food and wine world? Would you like to be a Certified Sherry Educator? Win an exclusive place at next years Sherry Educator course held in Jerez, by designing a Sherry Pairing menu for International Sherry Week explaining how to pair sherry with your selected dishes, based around the theme If it Swims, If it Flies, If it Runs. Click to enter here by the 31st October
Annie B's Spanish Kitchen offers food and wine filled cooking holidays and courses, located in Vejer de la Frontera on the Costa de la Luz, ran by Certified Sherry Educator Anne Manson.
16 October 2017