A easy guide to food matching with Sherry. Texts by Sherry.org and The House of Lustau.
Sherry wines are considered to be amongst the world’s finest oenological treasures. Widely appreciated by chefs and sommeliers from all four corners of the world, these unique wines are regarded as perfect partners for a wide range of dishes, from more traditional menus to the most modern and avant-garde Culinary creations.
Their unique versatility is reflected in the wide range of types and varieties, each with a distinctive character of its own. In fact, there is a Sherry for every type of dish and occasion. Discovering the different varieties and investigating the numerous ways of pairing them with a whole range of gastronomic creations is perhaps the best way to discover truly exceptional Culinary sensations.
An ideal partner for both main meals and every kind of tapa or snack, it is widely appreciated with the quintessentially Andalusian cured meats and Iberico pork products. It also combines well with fish and shellfish, vegetables, salads and cold soups, such as Salmorejo.
However, we can always go further. Fino, together with Manzanilla, is the ideal partner for light Japanese cuisine, which is why it is so successful there. Accompany your next sushi or sashimi with a glass of Fino.
AMONTILLADO & PALO CORTADO
Probably the most versatile wines in the world. Amontillado and Palo Cortado, with its exquisite complexity, combines extremely well with all sorts of recipes and can add a very personal touch to a wide range of dishes – smoked fish, mature cheeses, white meats, blue fish, spicy dishes… – It can also offer inspiring results in pairings with a large number of vegetables and mushrooms. Best wines for savory and umami dishes, in our opinion.
Which wine would you drink with a soup or consommé? Try an Amontillado and discover how a simple evening meal can turn into a unique experience.
The sweet Sherry par excellence, Pedro Ximénez is itself a dessert. Consumed lightly chilled in a White wine glass, whether as the final element of a menu or as an after meal drink, it always offers a perfect finish.
A suggestion for a different dessert? Dice Blue cheese into small cubes, place them in a bowl and pour Pedro Ximénez all over them. Extremely easy and at the same time delicious.