A easy guide to food matching with Sherry. Texts by Sherry.org and The House of Lustau.
Sherry, one of the most cosmopolitan and internationally known of Spanish wines, is widely appreciated for the way it combines perfectly with dishes from the most diverse of gastronomic cultures and pairings with haute cuisine creations, have become an important innovation on all five continents. Numerous prominent figures from the culinary world have fallen under the spell of these unique wines which they regard as ideal partners for their creations.
However, Sherry is not only enjoyed or used in High End or Michellin Star Restaurants but also with the new wave of Comfort Food. Its great versatility, variety of flavors and characteristics make Sherry wines to be great food matchers with simple dishes made at home.
Manzanilla is, without doubt, the ideal partner of choice for fish and shellfish dishes in general. As is the case with Fino, it also makes an excellent complement for cured meats and salted fish and is ideal to drink both with main meals and tapas.
Did you know that Manzanilla and Fino are the wines with the lowest acidity? This is why they are the only wines which match well with salads, dressings, marinated fish and cold soups dressed with vinegar.
Oloroso, as its name suggests (“Aromatic”), is a wine with an enormous aromatic complexity. Due to its powerful personality it can be perfectly matched with even the most complex and sophisticated dishes, be they mature cheeses, game, or stews, which bring out its full potential.
If you have the chance to enjoy a grilled loin of red tuna, accompany it with an Oloroso to turn a fine meal into an exceptional culinar experience.
This gentle, velvety wine is guaranteed success, especially when combined with appetisers and desserts. Its well-balanced sweetness offers delicious possibilities to suit even the most discerning connoisseurs.
The nutty, raisiny character of the slightly chilled Cream perfectly complements the intensity of foie gras. The wine’s well balanced sweetness provides a perfect contrast which brings out the flavours and prolongs them in an elegant silky finish.