Once again the figures make disappointing reading, but the slide is showing signs of slowing and there is the odd bright spot. What worries and surprises me is the poor sale of the classics Oloroso, Amontillado and Palo Cortado, some of the most interesting and complex wines on the planet. Wines which accompany perfectly all sorts of dishes. Stocks are high and the wines have never been better, but prices will be forced to rise, so now is a good time to buy these wines. Christmas time.
So if you're searching for presents that won't bankrupt you and which will offer someone something really unique and special, it's easy: give them Sherry for Christmas!