Sunday, October 21, 2007


No bullshit! I have found sherry. I didn't think it would happen but today, in Les Vins Maeils Jamsil I discovered sherry. A Fino and an Amontillado. Proper sherry. Unfortunately they wouldn't sell it to me. I know, rubbish shopping experience really. I think the nice young lady was telling me they were samples but I was so keen that I was told I should be able to buy on Monday. I will head down next weekend and try and make sure I come home with some. I don't even know if I like sherry very much but I know I like the idea and I know they are some of the best value wines in the world. I'll keep you posted. Also they are doing Goats Do Roam, an oh so funny play on Cotes Du Rhone. They only have the red which I haven't tried before but I know the white is excellent and so have high hopes. 24,000 won.

Also, Shindong wines range seems to have improved. They have a selection of fairly reasonably priced wines from Argentinia. I have a couple and will update when they have been consumed.

Also, thanks to Seoul Steves for the heads up on limes at Shinsegae. They have been spotted in the wild at Lotte Department Store and Hyundai Dept Store as well.

Also, Hyundai department store Cheonho has kebabs. Chicken doner and beef doner. I didn't try one but they looked pretty good.

Also, caviar! Yep, caviar. Beluga, Sevruga and Ossetra. This was in Lotte Dept store at the wine shop on the bottom floor. Beluga was 250,000 won which doesn't seem that outrageous to me. Dedicated decadent that I am.

Also, and I promise this is the last also, Aquascutum shirts and ties for 29,000 won at Hyundai in Cheonho.

It has been an exciting weekend.


SkinnySteve said...

Thanks for the mention! Nice find on the sherry, too. I found sherry vinegar a week or so ago at Shinsegae (need it for a recipe). I really don't know much about sherry though, and not sure I've ever drank it, so off to wikipedia I go...

Matt said...

Hi. Do you have an e-mail address?


Matt said...

Mine is

zach said...

Great picture. That brings back wonderful memories of Pamplona

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Sherry wine, produced in southwest Spain's "Sherry Triangle."The Palomino and Pedro Ximénez grapes are the primary grapes used to make Sherry.

sherry wine said...

To help Sherry stay stabilized during
early ocean voyages, brandy was added to the wine. This is why Sherry is now a fortified (alcohol-added) wine.