Speaking at a tasting of Spanish wines in Whelehan’s Wines earlier this week (all part of Spanish Wine Week), I was very pleasantly surprised by the reception given the Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla sherry by many of those attending. Not everyone by any means, as sherry can still be a shock to some, but at least a dozen people said how much they enjoyed the chilled fresh wine with the (very good) tapas served alongside. It is a long slow battle, but sherry will eventually prevail! La Gitana is light, refreshing and bone dry, and sells for just under €20.
By the way, if you haven’t visited Whelehan’s in Loughlinstown, I would recommend you find the time. It is an excellent shop with a lovely eclectic selection of wines, and a very nice café attached.