Don’t miss the first World Sherry Day

Sherry is undergoing something of a renaissance and is gradually shaking off its image as a stuffy, sickly tipple. It’s variety and versatility are seeing this “drink for all occasions” gain a far more ecclectic audience.
To celebrate the fact that the world is catching up with what Spain has known for centuries, the first World Sherry Day will be held on Sunday 26th May; with an expected 500 plus venues worldwide joining together to showcase the incredible versatility of Spain’s finest wines. 
From Sydney to London and Tokyo to New York, bars and restaurants are serving Sherry wines as the drink of choice together with the fabulous food pairings they make possible. 
With an impressive range of styles from refreshingly crisp Fino to flavourful Oloroso and indulgently rich Pedro Ximenez, Sherry matches perfectly with food – a fact not lost on the world’s top chefs. 
World Sherry Day™ falls on the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Denomination Origin (D.O.) of Sherry-Jerez-Xeres–Manzanilla, designed to protect the heritage and traditions of the world famous Sherry Solera and Criadera system of Jerez.
3-star Michelin Chef Heston Blumenthal offers 30 Sherries in his world famous eatery The Fat Duck. 
“Sherry is the traditional wine to drink with tapas, and its complexity and huge range of styles also makes it a perfect wine partner for tasting. The range of sherry styles is so vast that it can perfectly partner virtually with every type of food,” he said. 
Food pairings, Sherry tastings, special menus and Master classes are just a few of the activities already underway by participants.
For more information visit World Sherry Day’s website.