A GUIDE TO BUYING
Sherry is amazingly affordable with a decent bottle starting as low as €5 (US$5.8). At the other end of the spectrum there are special limited editions. Look out for a bottle of Pio X 1903 from Tio Pepe, made in honour of the Pope at that time: 120 bottles were found in a hidden cellar in 2017, but only 100 were put on the market at €1,300 (US$1,523) per bottle. As the limited productions become harder to find, their value is sure to increase. At the top end of the spectrum are the Versos 1891, a rare blend of 125-year-old Amontillado sherry, which comes from the personal collection of the Barbadillo family. It has a very intense flavour, with prices up to €12,000 (US$14,060) per bottle.
WHERE TO BUY SHERRY IN ASIA-PACIFIC
If you can’t get to Spain, you can still treat yourself to a tapas and sherry dinner at: Ham and Sherry, a Spanish tapas bar in Hong Kong (hamandsherry.hk); Niajo Spanish Restaurant in Beijing (niajo.com); or El Willy in Shanghai (elwillygroup.com).
For deliveries throughout Asia you can also order online at yesmywine.com or tintafinawines.com