Back away from the bottle of Bristol cream that granny keeps for the Christmas cake. Instead, as the temperatures rise, drink it like the Andalusians do. Order a dry, crisp fino in an iced glass after work, try chilled amontillado sipped as an aperitif, or skip dessert in favour of a glass of sweet Pedro Ximenez.
Sherry bars have been opening up across the city, broadening our minds and our palates to this overlooked and underrated fortified wine. This time of year you can get sherries en rama, which roughly translates as raw and means the drink is only lightly filtered. It’s as close as you can get to tasting a sherry straight from the cask, and these bottles are full of unique character. Whether you want a traditional experience complete with the drama of having it poured by a Venenciador, or something a little more contemporary, here’s where to enjoy the best of Jerez in London.Read More