1. Sherry wine and food are a perfect team, a pairing fallen from heaven
Be adventurous by serving tapas and Sherry at your next dinner – think of a chilled Sherry served with Spanish olives, spicy meatballs and Iberian ham … it’s an unbeatable decision.
Enjoy sherry wine with tapas guilt-free! The vast majority of sherry wines are low in calories – 50 ml of dry sherry has only 58 kcal!
3. Cleanse your palate
Fine wine cleanses the palate after each sip, helping to bring out even more flavors in the food. How could you not love it?
4. Sherry wine can only be made in the Sherry
Frame Like Champagne, El Marco de Jerez is a specific area, this sherry aging area covers 9 municipalities and the grape from which most of the Jerez wines are obtained is palomino. Variety of native white grape that is grown practically entirely in the Sherry Triangle.
5. The wind, the sun and the earth.
“Do you remember, the night of September 21, …” – Yes, you guessed it, Earth, Wind and Fire, although in this case, it is the wind, the sun and the earth. It is the balance between these three elements that makes sherry so magical. The “sherry triangle” has almost 300 days of sunshine a year and about 70 days of rain. During hot, dry summers, the ocean wind brings enough moisture to the vineyards, and the albariza keeps the water below the surface. The unusual white soil of the albariza reflects the sunlight and serves as a parapet for the previous vines, helping them to mature and grow.
6.Sherry contains antioxidants that help control cholesterol levels
Four of the most commonly produced Sherries, Oloroso, Manzanilla, Fino and Amontillado, were tested and all four increased the body’s production of ‘good’ cholesterol, which medical experts think helps to carry potentially harmful cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver Four of the most commonly produced Sherry wines, Oloroso, Manzanilla, Fino and Amontillado, were tested and by accelerating the production of “good” cholesterol in the body.
Endocrinologists believe that it helps transport potentially harmful cholesterol from the artery back to the liver.
7. There is so much to choose from!
There are several types of sherry, light and dry like Fino, oxidized like Oloroso or sweet like Cream and others like it. Do not forget its different sub-categories. Don’t worry, you don’t have to love them all, but you’re crazy if you don’t try to find a favorite.
8. Sherry doesn’t last long …
If you ever need a reason to drink sherry, you already have one, increase the joy! Sherry wine does not have preservatives so it is recommended that it be consumed as soon as possible after being opened. Surprised with these 8 curiosities about sherry? We hope these tips have been helpful! You can find out about all the events that are going to be held during International Sherry Week in the following link and choose where you will celebrate it, of course with a glass of sherry in hand.