savoury bite with FINO
Andalusian fino wines, whether fortified from Jerez or unfortified, like Alvear’s version from nearby Montilla, are superb accompaniments to intensely flavourful tapas, canapés and sushi. Bone-dry with high acidity, they have an almost briny quality that quickens your appetite as all good aperitifs should; meanwhile, food softens the austerity of the wines and brings them to life. Serve fino wines well chilled, as you would any white wine, and don’t try to cellar them. They need to be enjoyed as young as possible.