Tio Pepe: the world's favourite fino sherry

Tio Pepe: a treat for your tastebuds

by Great British Chefs 20 April 2020

Learn a little bit more about Tio Pepe sherry and why it's been beloved since the 1800s.

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Tio Pepe – the world’s best-selling fino sherry – is a fortified wine aged in oak barrels under a delicate layer of yeast known as flor. Its rich history dates back to 1835 when Manuel Maria Gonzalez Angel, a young entrepreneur, embarked in the sherry trade. He enlisted the help of his uncle Jose, who was affectionately known as Tio Pepe.

Tio Pepe doesn’t shy from bold flavours or sophisticated dryness – it embraces them. It is pale in colour, bright and fresh, and has almondy, bready aromas and flavours. There’s something so satisfyingly savoury about the taste that it makes you go back for more.

Always served cold from the fridge, Tio Pepe is fantastic with most savoury dishes but goes especially well with nibbles such as Jamon Iberico, chorizo, olives, nuts and Manchego cheese. It’s great with fish and, of course, a classic match to authentic, Spanish tapas. When not paired with food (or in a recipe), Tio Pepe makes a refreshing long drink mixed with a splash of tonic and is loved by bartenders as a popular cocktail ingredient.