Fortified Wines

How does Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry compare with Marqués de Poley?

Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry is perhaps the world’s best known Sherry brand. There are good reasons for this: It is widely available in supermarkets and convenience stores, it is relatively affordable and it has a pleasant, sweet taste that is agreeable to many. That’s all well and good, but let’s not forget just how versatile Sherry wine truly is. There is a lot more to Jerez wines than Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry. Furthermore, Sherry itself is not the only Spanish region producing excellent fortified wines. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Fortified Wines

Food pairing ideas for Pedro Ximénez Sherry

Sherry is versatile, available in all manner of styles and to suit all palates. Dry, sweet and in between, there is surely something for everybody. Whether it’s as an aperitif, a digestif or with a meal, there are many occasions to enjoy a glass. But is Sherry really good with food? Short answer: Yes. However, there are some considerations to keep in mind, particularly when it comes to sweet Sherry. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Fortified Wines

Fortified Wines: Where in the world?

You may not know the term “fortified wine”, but you can probably name a few examples nonetheless: Port and Sherry are the two most popular types of wine that fall into this category. They are two crucial components, sure, but fortified wine is made elsewhere too. Here, we will discover some of the major styles of fortified wine throughout the world. First, let’s try to establish what a fortified wine actually is. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Fortified Wines

Relax with a harveys bristol cream

Clearly, a British tipple, Harveys Bristol Cream, comparable to other excellent fortified sherries and despite its “old fashioned” reputation has not died but remained religiously steadfast over the years more familiar with the older folk during festive occasions or best served quite chilled as an aperitif before a meal. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Fortified Wines

Why pale cream sherry is trendy again

Once upon a time, the only occasion to drink pale cream sherry was round at Grandma’s house for Christmas. But this is a drink which has managed to shake off its fusty image in recent years, gaining a legion of younger fans. It may have last been fashionable at around the time of avocado bathroom suites and shagpile carpets. But sherry is now enjoying a resurgence. Thankfully, coloured bathroom suites are not. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago

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