August 28, 2010

Oloroso & The Secret Sherry Society

Tales from the IFBC:

Love started with the first sip of Amontillado. Maybe it's the Spanish flamenco guitar in the background but I feel as though I've been transported from Theo's parking lot to Montilla Spain, the birthplace of this particular aged sherry....the next bite was a spicy tuna empanada paired with a young and dry Fino Sherry.

True love began with Oloroso and the buttery tart bite of melting Manchego and Jamon Serrano. All I can say is, I would drive miles for this pairing. The buttery- tartness of the mini sandwich accompanied by the nutty vinous body of the Oloroso Sherry....YUM!

I consulted with Pamela of The Secret Sherry Society about pairing Manchego with fig preserves and toasted almonds (one of my favorite snacks!!)....the best Sherry for this will be Manzanilla. Now I can transform my snack into a suitable course to serve with Sherry for a dessert at my next dinner party. The Secret Sherry Society's tasting notes describes this Sherry as "A straw colored wine with a dry, sharp bouquet which is light on the palate. It is aged under the very special type of 'flor' that exclusively grows in bodegas located in Sanlucar de Barrameda."

I can't wait to try it!!

Do you have a favorite Sherry pairing?
If so please DO tell.

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