Not Just For Santa!

Pair Sherry with Christmas Foodie Favourites this Festive Season

Xmas Sherry

This Christmas, don’t just leave a glass on the fireplace – banish your preconceptions and let the Sherry flow! Here are our tips – straight from Spain – on how to incorporate Fino and Cream Sherry wines into your celebrations.

Pair clean and bright Fino Sherry wine as an aperitif with smoked salmon and prawns (or lobster if you’re pushing the boat out!), or replace the vodka for a modern twist on a traditional Bloody Mary. Alternatively, take Fino’s savoury, tangy and crisp notes and complement them with salty and intense flavours like Brat’s heavenly grilled bread with anchovies or balance the drink’s low acid content with a zesty salmon or tuna tartare festive starter.

A chilled glass of velvety semi-sweet Cream Sherry served over ice with a slice of orange is a wonderful way to kick start your festivities. Alternatively, share a glass over the Winter fruits and spices of a Christmas Pudding, add as a sharpener to Mulled Wine, pair with mince pie ice cream as a Spanish festive twist on an Affogato or match to traditional blue cheeses like Stilton, Gorgonzola and Stichelton.

Fino

Surprise your guests by pairing this clean, bright Sherry wine in place of your usual white wine or bubbles!

Perfect as an aperitif, Fino pairs well with traditional Christmas favourites such as smoked salmon and prawns (or lobster if you’re pushing the boat out!) For those looking to branch out from the usual suspects, Fino’s savoury, tangy and crisp notes are especially complementary when eaten alongside salty and intense flavours – imagine Brat’s heavenly grilled bread with anchovies! Fino’s low acid content also balances exceptionally well with dishes of marked acidity, so if you’re thinking of offering a zesty salmon or tuna tartare as a festive starter, this is be a winning match.

And for a post-feast Boxing Day pick me up, why not put a modern twist on a traditional Bloody Mary and replace Vodka for Fino Sherry to kick start the celebrations again?

Cream

A chilled glass of velvety semi-sweet Cream Sherry served over ice with a slice of orange is a wonderful way to kick start your festivities and showcase Cream’s citrus notes, but as a dessert wine, the drink really shines. Beautiful alongside the Winter fruits and spices of a Christmas Pudding, or as a sharpener to a Mulled Wine, Cream Sherry can be poured to pair with mince pie ice cream as a Spanish festive twist on an Affogato.

For savoury lovers, the sweet notes of the Cream Sherry are an excellent match to traditional blue cheeses like Stilton, Gorgonzola and Stichelton, which cut through the drink’s seductive intensity for a clean finish. There’s no need for a fruity cheeseboard garnish with Cream’s luscious fruity notes!

No matter who you’re spending Christmas with or how you choose to celebrate, add a little Spanish sparkle with Fino and Cream Sherries this December!

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