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Heston Blumenthal’s New Sherry Pairings

Written by Aksel Ritenis

Heston Blumenthal’s New Sherry Pairings

*This article is from the Connoisseur Magazine archives




Sherry has the ability to really stand mouth feel with certain foods – it gives an extra dimension of pleasure. It can accentuate umami-rich foods, such as meat, fish, shiitake mushrooms and cheese.


“Sherry has the non-volatile components that make a big difference to the mouth feel – and this is the uniqueness of Sherry over wine but what we’ve tried to do here is a two-pronged approach. The pairing with Sherry, with these dishes is actually on two levels. I would say this is certainly a unique approach. It’s unconventional. Because normally when you take wine and food pairings, they’re paired on aroma.”


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About the author

Aksel Ritenis

Axel is the Editor and Publisher of Connoisseur Magazine "for the Finer Things in Life" and has been the custodian of the magazine for over 10 years and leader of a team of freelance Journalists and Community Members who continue to make it all happen!-Join the Team at Connoisseur Magazine!

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