An introduction to Sherry
Curious about the allure of Sherry but don’t know where to start? Join us in Ardkeen Quality Food Store Off Licence on Friday 8th November for an ‘Introduction to Sherry’ tasting evening in the to celebrate International Sherry Week, now in its 6th year.
This will be a relaxed and fun evening looking at this often misunderstood sip which is now one of the hippest drinks around. Discover the fascinating range that is Sherry, from driest Fino, through nuttier Oloroso, decadent sweet Pedro Ximenez and more in-between.
Paired with simple bites, be assures this tasting will dispel any myths that your Granny favourite tipple wasn’t cool.
Kicking off in the Off Licence at 7pm on Friday 8th November, the cost of the event is €10. Numbers are limited to 12 and booking essential, click here for tickets.
Lustau Oloroso Don Nuno Dry Sherry 375ml
'The NV Dry Oloroso Don Nuno is produced from Palomino grapes, fortified to 20%, and aged in American oak botas. Its heady, aromatic nose still has some fruity aromas from the grapes, intermixed with the noble woods, which comes through as a textbook, young Oloroso nose. The medium-bodied palate reveals very clean flavors of roasted nuts and a touch of brandy. It’s a good entry-level Oloroso, with good quality to price ratio. Drink 2013-2015.' – 87/100, Wine Advocate
Lustau Amontillado Los Arcos Dry Sherry 375ml
This dry Amontillado acquires a genuine, rich and nutty flavour through years of ageing. Amber in colour, with hazelnut aromas on the nose.
Light, soft and round on the palate, with a long aftertaste.
The Los Arcos Amontillado is ideal as a warming aperitiff, with tapas, especially nuts and meats. It can also be served with a meal or any type of cold meat platter or richly flavored seafoods. It is best served lightly chilled in a copita or white wine glass.
Lustau Fino Puerto Fino Very Dry Sherry 375ml
Very dry with citrus pith and steely notes, this classic fino sherry is the ultimate aperitif with tapas. Deceptively complex it is virtually unrelated to Grandma's tipple of sweet Sherry, in fact it's so dry you will either love it or hate it. The only way to find out which is chill it on a hot afternoon and consume with green olives and salted nuts.
Lustau Manzanilla Papirusa Very Dry Sherry 375ml
"Impressive is the superb non-vintage Manzanilla Papirusa. Its light straw color is accompanied by a spicy, nutty nose, elegant, dry flavors, delicious purity, and a smoky intensity. It would be fabulous with sushi. Drink it over the next year.' – Wine Advocate
Lustau Pedro Ximénez San Emilio Very Sweet Sherry 375ml
Deep, dark brown and viscous. Redolent of ripe fruit, figs and dates. Rich, sweet, velvety and soft in the mouth, well balanced, with a long finish showing the wine's great age.Serve between 12-13ÂºC in a white wine glass with rich desserts, cakes and pastries, or pour a little over the best quality vanilla ice cream. This wine can also accompany strong blue cheeses, or may simply be enjoyed as a digestif for the sweet-toothed.