A half bottle of Guttierez Colosia's El Puerta OPedro Ximenez. The ultimate in dessert sherry, single varietal Pedro Ximenez wines are great matched with chocolate based desserts or poured over ice cream as an alcoholic sauce.
A beautiful Palo Cortado sherry from Gonzalez Byass. Produced from Amontillado sherry, this ages for 12 years before bottling to give a lightly sweet and nutty wine. Excellent drunk chilled as either an aperitif or as an accompaniment to food.
A dark mahogany coloured, sweet Oloroso sherry, great when chilled or even served with a block of ice. Made from a blend of Palomino, Pedro Ximenez and Muscatel, which is aged in a solera system for at least four years.
A balanced ume liqueur from Choya. Ume is often mistaken for plum, although they are not the same. The ume fruits contain higher acidity than plums, specifically citric acid. This is a refreshing umeshu.
A young, fresh and fruity ruby port from Ramos Pinto. Uncomplicated class from a terrific producer. Aged for 3 years in large wooden vats, this blend of Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca is best enjoyed at room temperature with red fruit desserts.
A bottle of Pellegrino's Marsala Fine. Made from a selection of Sicilian native grapes, the term 'fine' indicates minimum ageing, usually a year or less. This is traditionally served as an aperitif between the starter and main courses of a meal.
A medium amontillado from Williams & Humbert, aged for at least 6 years in their solera. A combination of Palomino and Pedro Ximinez grapes give this a rounded combination of a nutty body with sweet dried fruit richness.
A half bottle of white Pineau des Charentes made with cognac distilled in coal fired stills and aged for five years in Limousin oak barrels. Made from Colombard grapes, this is lightly filtered to retain aromas and flavours.
A half bottle of red Pineau des Charentes made with cognac distilled in coal fired stills and aged in Limousin oak barrels. Made from Merlot grapes, this is lightly filtered to retain aromas and flavours of raspberries and Morello cherries.
A half bottle of sweet Moscatel Soleado from Gutierrez Colosia. A rich, yet not sticky, style of sherry, this will pair well with chocolate based desserts or could even be used as an alcoholic ice cream sauce.
From the Portugese island of Madeira comes this delightful aged dry wine from Blandy's, the region's top producer. Bottled at 3 years of age, this is made using Tinta Negra Mole grapes. This works equally well as an aperitif on its own, or with creamy or fish based dishes.