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Food glossary

Enjoying a drink

Sherry

A traditional Spanish fortified wine that is made from white wine. A wide variety of different sherries are available in Waitrose including:

Amontillado

Literally 'in the style of Montilla', Amontillado sherry has a dry to medium nutty concentrated flavour. Choose from Waitrose Sherry pale cream, Waitrose Amontillado or Croft Particular Pale Amontillado. Serve Amontillado sherry with salted almonds and olives as an aperitif.

Fino

A pale golden, dry, tangy sherry with a delicate flavour. It has a subtle yeasty flavour which develops with the growth of a film of yeast culture over the surface of the wine. Fino sherry is best served well chilled and connoisseurs will serve it from a freshly opened bottle. In Spain fino sherry may be served with a meal instead of wine.