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The Astor Wines & Spirits Glossary

Fino

Fino Sherries are the driest and most delicate of the lot. Here, the flor is at its thickest and most protective. This style of Sherry is light and refreshing - it spends an average of only three to five years in the solera. It should absolutely be consumed while young, within at most a year after its release. Fino Sherry works fantastically as an aperitif, as it pairs particularly well with almonds, olives, oysters, or any other light (and preferably salty) pre-dinner fare. It should be served well-chilled in a small glass (called a copita). You can keep Fino Sherry refrigerated after opening for up to two weeks.