Rounding off Dry January we have the delightfully named Dry Sack, not at all dry, sweet sherry. No longer the preserve of your Grandma on Christmas day, sherry is enjoying the dessert wine resurgence currently sweeping the millennial generation. This brand is produced by Spanish mega-producer Williams & Humbert, winners of countless awards for sherry, wines and everything in between. A type of fortified wine hailing from a select region of Southern Spain, searing heat and cooling Atlantic breezes concentrate the fruit producing this unique style. A rich amber colour with intense nutty aromas.
Region: Jerez, Spain
Varietal: Palomino and Pedro Ximénez.
Food Match: Seafood, crumbly cheeses, dried fruit
Founded in 1877 by sherry connoisseur Sir Alexander Williams, and Arthur Humbert, an international relations specialist, Williams & Humbert is one of the biggest wine producers in Europe. Based near Jerez in South West Spain, the unique microclimate is unforgiving to traditional grape varieties, but produces outstanding fortified wines.
Using winemaking techniques handed down through the generations, Bodegas Williams & Humbert now export to more than 80 countries, expanding into food & wine ownership.