Palomino


A superb wine, not just for International Sherry Week Fernando de Castilla Antique Amontillado NV, Spain (£23.99 per 50cl Virgin Wines*) Wonderful gentle yet complex style, with lush flavours of creamy butter toffee, tangy Christmas cake fruits and spices and a touch of herbs. Soft yet persistent and heady, with a […]

Fernando de Castilla Antique Amontillado NV, Spain


Barbadillo Solear Manzanilla, Spain (£6 per half/£9.50 per full bottle widely available) Punchy and pungent, lightly salty with a proving bread dough character and a persistent finish – make you crave nibbles… S- Barbadillo Manzanilla Pasada En Rama ‘Pastora’, Spain (£13 Taurus Wines, The Solent Cellar, Roberts & Speight, Baythorne […]

In celebration of International Sherry Week…


These two are from the 2015 releases of González Byass’ Finos Palmas range – the higher the number of Palmas, the older the fino… González Byass Una Palma Fino NV (2015 release), Spain (~£12.50/500 ml Cambridge Wines, H2Vin, Lea & Sandeman, The Wine Society, Cheers) Bracing, briny style, dense and […]

Two sherries from the González Byass Finos Palmas range



If it’s not beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, then maybe a slug or two of this will help… Harveys Signature 12 Year Old Cream Sherry, Spain (£11.99 per 50cl Tesco) Packed with Christmas cake flavours – fig, walnut, candied peel and raisin, plus notes of cloves and cinnamon […]

Harveys Signature 12 Year Old Cream Sherry, Spain


Not as good as the Oloroso (also made by Barbadillo), but still a decent amount of flavour for the price Tesco Finest Special Reserve Amontillado Sherry NV, Spain (£6/50cl Tesco) Has all the classic Christmas cake character – walnut, caramel, fig, raisin, clove, cinnamon and so on – along with […]

Tesco Finest Special Reserve Amontillado Sherry