Friday, 25 December 2015

Drinkalongathon 2015 - smoked salmon and sherry

First proper food course of the day. With the first wine.

I'm a big sherry fan. Especially because it's so effing cheap. It's ridiculous really how little a decent sherry costs. Even our cheap supermarket job is pretty damn tasty. The smoked slamon we picked up at the Neighbourfood Market last weekend.

It's a cracking pairing, sherry and smoked salmon. If only because everything starts with as "S". That is the way these thyings work, isn't it?

I had some supposedly professionally assembled pairings at the beer hacks dinner earlier this month. Chocolate Porter with the venison was a particularly shite combination. Really shite. Everyone on our table kept it to drink with the dessert. My random lumpings together have never been as crap.


J. Karanka said...

I'm a big fan of sherry. I grew up with it in Andalucía and gave it for granted. Got dry oloroso pretty cold for Xmas. Pale and dry manzanilla the other day. One of the few wines with enough complexity to rival beer. Got some dry PX stocked away as well. And sweet PX on the go (mainly for the ladies).

Ron Pattinson said...

J. Karanka,

not only is it tasty and versatile, it's ridiculously underpriced. But I'm not going to complain about that.

Barm said...

We also all need to drink more sherry as there is now a severe shortage of used sherry casks for distillers to put whisky in.

J. Karanka said...

Ron, yes, if it was craft beer with the same aging and strength you'd be looking at at least twenty quid a bottle. Plus they'd make a ridiculous fuss about it.