Sherry wine: trend on the UK again

by Marta

The retro is trendy and it is quite interesting to see that all those things that were in years ago, are suddenly back into fashion even in a stronger way than originally. I’m not talking about music or neither clothes, I mean the sherry wine which is gaining prominence in the UK, at any party and after work that rules.

In spite of that the famous song and world hit Macarena which since the Barcelona Olympics 92 is biding his time for a global return in 2.0 (or 3.0, as to baptize many era we live) will still have to wait for its return time, the fact is that Spain is on everyone’s lips, if not for one thing, for the other.

And I’m not talking about the crisis, which also makes us the gossip of many of our continental neighbors, not for good precisely, but the Spanish football team, the tapas, the Costa del Sol (a classic which never dies) and the sherry wine, the last in the list, which gives so much joy to people from Gibraltar up all over Andalusia.

The thing is that when you are away from Spain and start to remember your vacation, the first thing that comes to your mind are those lunches, those dinners, the vermouth time, the snacks in the middle of the afternoon: Spanish omelette, paella, Iberian ham (Guijuelo, Jabugo or Extremadura: all excellent). It is true that a vast majority of us can be won by a good meal.

And there’s that little wine from Jerez (or Sherry), that goes with everything. And it is not because it is more versatile than others, if not that, although many have not yet noticed, there are different types of wine within the PDO Jerez.

Let’s see, who can say no to a plate of prawns from Huelva accompanied by a fine wine from Jerez? Or, who is reluctant to take some cakes while taking a few sips of sweet wine from the same land?

Perhaps the result with the fish and chips is not the same, but the variety is the spice, so we have to experience the British way, and try to make a trade and plan for an afternoon watching Premier League with a beer from the UK to help digest potatoes with mojo picon, a Galician empanada, a Rioja spicy sausage tapa, etc…

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