Chris happened to bring a bottle of sherry that perfectly matched our dessert.  He didn’t know we were making Apricot Beignets, but he nailed the choice with an oloroso sherry from Bodegas Dios Baco, originating in Jerez, Spain.

Bodegas Dios Baco Oloroso Sherry

First, olorosos are a bit sweeter and less dry than other sherrys, that is perfect for our personal preference.  Second, due to those qualities it pairs perfectly with fatty foods like nuts, fois gras (for which it’s known to pair with), and fried desserts.  Finally, its perfume is obvious–strong enough to hold up against the beignets, but not overwhelming.

We all enjoyed this fortified wine and believe that the producer, who’s name means (I think) Bacchus’ Wine Cellar, truly has captured what the god of wine would like!

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