There are many misconceptions about Sherry? Is is sweet? Is it dry? Is it used for cooking? Is it a drink that Grandma Alice drinks after dinner?
Over the years, many misconceptions surrounding Sherry wines caused sales to drop, but in the last couple of years there has been a resurgence in popularity of Sherry; thanks in part to innovative brands like XECO Fine Sherry. XECO is a contemporary brand of Sherry crafted by a team of three female Fino fiends – Beanie, Alexa and Polly. Hugely passionate about Sherry, and dismayed that Sherry was so underrated, they set out to create a brand that makes Sherry easy, fun and accessible.
Beanie says, “The world does not need a new gin, but the world truly needs more Sherry.” So Beanie, Alexa and Polly put heads together to see how they could bring something interesting, creative and innovative to this category of wine.
Many associate Sherry with Harvey’s Bristol Cream but since the 70’s the market has moved away from sweet wines. In the 60’s and 70’s there was a huge focus on sweet Sherry, but today the wine market is looking for a drier, crisper, aperitif style wines. XECO set out to challenge the perception that Sherry is only sweet. The Fino fiends hit the market, educating buyers and drinkers alike that sherry can be crisp, dry, refreshing and versatile.
Tapping into current trends, XECO is a providing a fresh face to Sherry. Beanie says, the goal is to bring Sherry to the forefront in a way that resonates to young consumer. XECO’s emphasis is on serving dry wines. The current generation of consumers want dry, crisp, refreshing, low alcohol and low sugar wines. XECO delivers on all fronts.
XECO Fino – The Fino is a versatile style of wine. It is uniquely dry and savory. On the palate it is fresh and elegant with citrus notes and a hint of salinity. You can drink it straight up in a wine glass or mix it with tonic and lemonade, a classic cocktail served in Jerez during the summer months.
XECO Amontillado – While the Fino is all about spring and summer. The Amontillado is perfect for autumn and winter sipping. The XECO Amontillado is an exquisite expression of Sherry. It has a gorgeous deep dark caramel hue. The aromatic are quite sweet but it is bone dry. It is beautifully nutty with subtle notes of vanilla and fruit.
Sherry & Food Pairings
When exploring Sherry, think beyond Spanish Tapas. Just like you don’t need to drink Bordeaux wines in a French restaurant, you don’t have to drink Sherry in just a Tapas Bar. Sherry pairs beautifully with many different cuisine. It pairs delectably with Thai, Sushi, Indian, and many other cuisines. Sherry has the potential to pair with other cuisines as it does not fight with the food, it is truly one of the most complementary food wines out there.
Sherry has a long history, pedigree and distinguished lineage. XECO is a brand that put a contemporary spin on this prestigious wine category. So give XECO a swirl and explore cool Sherry wines.