It’s International Sherry Week (IWS) next week (Monday 8th to Sunday 14th October)! And new contemporary sherry brand XECO Wines will be out and about in Manchester celebrating all things sherry!

Industry folk and sherry lovers alike are invited to two special events on Tuesday 9th October hosted by XECO founder and sherry expert Alexa Keymer. Sample carefully-crafted cocktails and the XECO range at Arcane from 2pm, followed by sherry sampling and limited-edition drinks at sherry bar Flok from 5pm.

For the night-owls, there’s a Dusk ‘til Pawn all-night sherry party beginning at 7pm (Tuesday 9th October), and basement bar Wood & Company has devised a limited-edition sherry menu on offer throughout International Sherry Week.

Here’s the full listing information, see you there!


Industry folk and sherry lovers alike are invited for a one-off tasting hosted by XECO founder Alexa Keymer at classic cocktail lounge Arcane on King Street. Guests will sample specially crafted cocktails created by Manchester’s cocktail maestro Adam Day including XECO Fino with ginger ale and peach bitters; and a twist on a Gimlet featuring XECO Amontillado.
Arcane: 2 S King St, Manchester M2 6EX
Tuesday 9th October, from 2pm


Specialist sherry bar Flok, has crafted two special cocktails inspired by, and using XECO sherry for International Sherry Week, which can be sampled at this one-off tasting.  XECO’s Co-Founder Alexa Keymer will be on hand too, sampling the XECO range and answering any sherry-related queries.
5 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DN
Tuesday 9th October, from 5pm. £5.


Celebrate all things fortified at the Dusk ‘til Pawn sherry party featuring bespoke XECO cocktails for one-night-only. Dance the night away while delving into delights including Magic Mountain (XECO Amontillado, lemon, sugar, Mt Fiji bitters, foamer and Magic Mountain grapefruit) & Fin(o) (Fino, cognac, fresh orange juice, brown sugar lemon sherbet, champagne acid foamer).
Dusk Til Pawn, Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1DN
Tuesday 9th October, from 7pm. Free entry.

Wood & Company ISW Menu

Basement bar Wood & Company on South King Street, has created a limited edition sherry week menu which will be available throughout International Sherry Week. Visit and try a XECO sherry twist on a Mojito, a re-invented Sherry Cobbler and more. Drinks have been created by Jack Sleaford and Meg Williams.
Wood & Company, 9 S King St, Manchester M2 6DE
Wednesday 10th – Sunday 15th October 5pm – 3am.



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