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There’s nothing like a cocktail or two to get everyone in the mood for the year’s biggest party.

Top 5 Sherry Cocktails - Food Wine Travel with Roberta Muir

Amontillado starts as Fino but is then further aged without flor, allowing it to oxidise and gain an amber colour and deeper, nuttier flavour, though still quite dry. Ideal with hard cheeses. Founded in 1781, Sanchez Romate is today a modern winery practicing time-honoured techniques to produce delicious Sherries across all styles.

Forget whatever you think about sweet sherries sipped by old aunts & open your mind to one of the most exciting, diverse wine categories

The palomino grapes for rich, dark amber Oloroso are fuller-flavoured than those for Fino and are aged oxidatively (without flor) from the outset. Oloroso is dry and nutty, like Amontillado, but with a richer texture and higher alcohol. Delicious with game. Founded in 1830, El Maestro Sierra is an artisanal bodega on the outskirts of Jerez.

The palomino grapes for rich, dark amber Oloroso are fuller-flavoured than those for Fino and are aged oxidatively (without flor) from the outset. Oloroso is dry and nutty, like Amontillado, but with a richer texture and higher alcohol. Delicious with game. Founded in 1830, El Maestro Sierra is an artisanal bodega on the outskirts of Jerez.

Not always considered a vermouth as it’s macerated with fruit, not herbs – this delicious pale pink, slightly sweet aromatised wine is light, floral and oh so easy to drink – a great introduction.

Vermouth, fortified wine aromatised with botanicals, is increasingly appearing as a separate category on wine lists – great news for anyone looking for a pre-dinner drink with a difference

Named after the Latin name for Maiden’s wattle and produced on a base of Victorian viognier with botanicals that include 12 Australian natives, this one really packs a punch – pour it over ice, sip it slowly and it’ll win you over as it did me.

Vermouth, fortified wine aromatised with botanicals, is increasingly appearing as a separate category on wine lists – great news for anyone looking for a pre-dinner drink with a difference

France is best known for dry white vermouth and this bone-dry version made since 1821 with local herbs in Chambéry in the French Alps (the only AOC appellation for vermouth) is elegant and smooth.

Top 5 Vermouth - Food Wine Travel with Roberta Muir

Some say quinquina (fortified wines aromatised with cinchona bark – from which quinine is made) is a separate category … this one also contains wormwood (for which vermouth is named) so that’s good enough for me. It’s golden hued, bitter-sweet, full-flavoured and refreshing.

Vermouth, fortified wine aromatised with botanicals, is increasingly appearing as a separate category on wine lists – great news for anyone looking for a pre-dinner drink with a difference


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