Sherry Week has started! Running from November 7th to 13th the event explores the history, culture and creation of Sherry, a unique, kaleidoscopic expression of one place – the triangle of towns around Jerez de la Frontera, in Andalusia in southwestern Spain, where these fabulous wines have been made for centuries.
Sherry Week in Ireland will show the wine’s versatility and its fantastic pairing possibilities. Delicious dinners, fascinating tastings and introductory events will please both diehard sherry fans and newbies alike.
Events for Sherry Week in Ireland
November 9th – Sherry Tasting in Whelehan’s with sherry expert Paddy Murphy. An opportunity to be introduced to some of the finest examples of this distinctive and historic wine – from Lustau’s Fino La Ina, Hidalgo’s Manzanilla La Gitana, Williams & Humbert’s Don Zoilo Amontillado 12 year-old, to the Palo Cortado by Leonor González Byass, Lustau’s sensational Oloroso, and the extraordinarily intense González Byass Pedro Ximénez Noe 30-year old, these are some of the finest sherries around and they will be introduced on the night by a passionate expert.
Ticket price: €20
November 13th – Sherry will be making a special appearance at the Corkscrew Annual Winter Wine Fair on Sunday 13th of November from 12.30pm to 6pm. This very worthy event in which all proceeds go to charity, sees sherry expert Paddy Murphy hosting an exclusive sherry table, offering tastings of all Sherry styles.
Restaurant offerings during Sherry Week
Several Dublin restaurants including Las Tapas de Lola, Ely Wine bars and Suesey Street, will share a complimentary glass of fino, manzanilla, amontillado or oloroso to celebrate the week.
After Sherry Week ends there is also a separate stand-alone sherry dinner in The Twelve in Bearna, Galway, well known for its focus on interesting wines, where a very exclusive event for just 40 diners pairs a stylish tapas menu created by chef Martin O’Donnell with a selection of fabulous sherries, introduced by sherry expert Elizabeth Fox, Sherry Educator (registered Consejo Regulador Jerez~Xeres~Sherry) from GMIT.
Each course will be perfectly paired with a different sherry from Spain’s sherry triangle, with diners introduced to the range of sophisticated sherry flavours from the delicate and dry style of Fino to the richness of Oloroso and the rare and elegant Palo Cortado, pairing sherry with ingredients such as Clare Island organic salmon cured in-house, wild Irish rabbit loin, and sea salted caramel and Mexique chocolate.
Starting at 7.30 pm with dinner beginning at 8 pm, the special Twelve menu with sherries introduced by Elizabeth Fox costs €49 euro per person.
More info: sherryweek.wine