Different types of Sherry and Port


sherry glass with bottle

Different types of Sherry which can differentiate from each other based on fortifying and ageing, a process which influences flavour, body and level of sweetness.

Fino Sherry

Driest style, pale and light-bodied which brings brininess. and saline flavours. 15–16% ABV Manzanilla Sherry
The lightest style with the same technique of production as Fino.


Rich, umami and nutty flavours due to oxidation. 18% ABV

Oloroso Sherry

Heavy, full-bodied, complex and usually dry (Palomino grapes) but can be also sweet(Moscatel). 18–19%ABV


There are different styles of Port each with its own characteristics and flavours.

White Portport glass and bottle

Non-traditional type of Port made from white grapes can be sweet or dry. Typically
served chilled as an aperitif.

Ruby Port

This is standard sweet red port, the cheapest option, aged for up to 3 years, blend of different vintages

Tawny Port

This is a blend which spends some time in a barrel to soften the flavours. Aged for a minimum of 5 years.

Vintage Port

The finest port, single harvested, developing complex, layered flavours.

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