Set around World War I, the series revolves around an aristocratic family and its household affairs, which often include a bit of sherry before supper. Of course, the show's popularity isn't the only reason behind the fortified wine's newfound hipness, at least in the UK. More restaurants are serving sherry, reintroducing diners to a drink they might normally associate with their grannies.
But who knows? Maybe Downton Abbey will do for sherry what Mad Men has done for whiskey. After reading the article, I'm planning on toasting the U.S. premiere of Season 2 next month with a glass of Manzanilla — how about you?
Have you noticed sherry becoming more popular?
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• A Safe Bet: Sherry and Cheese. Together.
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