Sherry

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gblackford

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Hi all, can anyone please advise if any of the supermarkets sell Sherry. Many thanks

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ams86 1518819128

it would help if you said where you are... but for a start both e leclerc and auchan at Poitiers do - but it is the big brands, and tends to be expensive.

rollerboy 1518850729

Hello gblackford - not as a rule, very rare indeed to find any in 'normal' supermarkets, and unusual even in the BIG ones. And it will almost certainly be Tio Pepe or Croft Original. May be different in other regions of France, but in the south-west it is considered to be unwanted competition to Pineau des Charentes.

Dennis-Diogenes-901492 1518870032

Yet curiously, there's Port aplenty in all of the supermarkets.


dave&olive 1518873728

Hi

 Malaga Cruze   is the nearest to it you will get here ,can not tell the difference unless you are an expert

  Dave

gblackford 1518876257

Many thanks for replies, will try Auchan at Poitiers when next in that area. I do find it strange however that Port is readily available, which in my mind is nearer in taste to Pineau than Sherry, but hey ho 

Dennis-Diogenes-901492 1518876811

Noz has had it from time to time. I've bought both fino and manzanilla there recently. But Noz is a bit like London buses - you wait for ages and then three turn up at the same time!

rowin-546313 1518940237

The only problem with Noz is  I either buy one bottle & its really good but then I never see it again or ,I buy six & they turn out to be cack.  Still have to drink them though !

JB 1518945970

I’ve never thought that people drank Pineau because it tasted like Sherry, I’d always presumed it was a good alternative drink that could be drunk when Sherry, if avaliable, might be on offer. In my opinion the rates are worlds apart, I like Pineau. 

Chuckles16 1518947523

"I do find it strange however that Port is readily available, which in my mind is nearer in taste to Pineau than Sherry, but hey ho "

Port is a 'digestif' whereas Pineau and Sherry are more often drunk as aperitifs.


ams86 1518954671

Strangely enough most French use port as an aperitif !!!

Yes et  e leclerc and Auchun it is generally tio - pepe

Qbak 1518957744

Instead of the normal places or cheap, discounted shops were the English seem to prefer, why not try a specialty shop. Nicolas comes to mind.


Dennis-Diogenes-901492 1518960040

White Port which, perhaps, is closer to Sherry than Red Port seems widely to be drunk as an aperitif.

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