wine wednesday

A wine recommendation under £10 every Wednesday – except the last of the month which is a payday splurge

I don’t know about you, but this week has been a bit bleugh.

The weather, the news – quite frankly everything has been rather depressing and grey.

(I realise that I reference weather quite a bit in this column but I am British – and it’s what we are born to do, so I make no apology for it.)

In weeks like this, you can go one of two ways. Pick up a bottle that is as mediocre and bland as the week this, or make an event out of the wallowing.

American films excel at reveling in sorrow, just think of the well-known cliche of the heartbroken woman eating a tub of Ben & Jerry’s solo. (I’ll take a cookie dough please).

However, having recently binged on Drag Race – I am firmly in the camp of making everything as extra as possible – because why the hell not?

Co-op Irresistible PX Sherry £6 Shop

I know that Sherry has quite a bad rep. It’s something your Gran drunk at Christmas that made her false teeth fall out, while she was doing an impression of someone you’ve never heard of – but hear me out!

I genuinely believe Sherry offers the best value for money within the whole world of wine, and this bottle proves it.

Aged for 12 years in oak by one of the greatest producers of Sherry this PX is unctuous, luxurious, raisin-y treacle goodness.

As it is extremely sweet it goes perfectly with chocolate dessert or as I prefer – upping the ante on the ‘sad American woman’ scenario – poured over ice-cream, in your fanciest bowl and with your best cutlery.

This isn’t an every day wine, but it is a wine you should keep in your ‘for emergencies and shit days’ box.

Sherry – Shantay you stay

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