Hi all, can anyone please advise if any of the supermarkets sell Sherry. Many thanks
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.
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.
Yet curiously, there's Port aplenty in all of the supermarkets.
Malaga Cruze is the nearest to it you will get here ,can not tell the difference unless you are an expert
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
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!
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 !
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.
"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.
Strangely enough most French use port as an aperitif !!!
Yes et e leclerc and Auchun it is generally tio - pepe
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.
White Port which, perhaps, is closer to Sherry than Red Port seems widely to be drunk as an aperitif.