Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Sherry Please

Going back nearly forty years to the 1970s, fortified wines were very popular in the UK market.  We consumed copious quantities of Port and Madeira (from Portugal), Sherry (from Spain) and a bit of Marsala (from Italy).

Unfortunately these wines fell into a sorry state of popularity from the 1980s onwards, some of it their own doing.  The inexorable march of clean, modern, New World wines was completely at odds with the old school fusty image of Port and Sherry.