Douglas Green Pale Cream Sherry, one of three sherries in Douglas Green’s authentic Spanish Sherry range, has been recognised in this year’s Sommeliers’ Selection awards.

“Quality and consistency are the foundation of all our sherries. To be recognised particularly in this forum by the tastemakers themselves — the sommeliers who recommend and sell Sherry daily – again confirms this,” says DGB Marketing Director Jacques Roux. “Significantly, the accolade serves to highlight the superb versatility and suitability of the Douglas Green Spanish Sherries in food and wine pairing.”

The Sommeliers’ Selection competition is the first local wine competition judged solely by a panel of South Africa’s top sommeliers, in categories relevant to a restaurant wine list. The Sommeliers Selection was announced in Stellenbosch, where the Douglas Green Pale Cream Sherry was named the sole winner in the category Stickies and Fortified Wines – Sherry.

As part of the Douglas Green Spanish Sherry range, the Douglas Green Pale Cream Sherry was sourced from the bodegas (wine cellars) of Caballero in Spain’s foremost Sherry districts, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Puerto de Santa Maria and Jerez de la Frontera. Caballero, a world-renowned Sherry producer, is famous for setting the international benchmark of quality for Sherries.

The Douglas Green Pale Cream Sherry as well as the other two sherries in this range – Douglas Green Medium Dry and Cream – are blended in the time-honoured traditional Criadera and Solera methods.

The Sherry is best served slightly chilled and pairs well with delicate soups, pâté and seafood dishes, as well as fruit-based starter salads such as pear and melon, fresh fruit salad desserts, and also with milder blue cheeses such as Gorgonzola dolce, or white Stilton.

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