NEWS: Lately... I've gotten into sherry.
I've found slow-sippers, like port and sherry, are a fine complement to large amounts of reading because they do not dull your faculties (like wine might do on a late late night). So, the literary nerd in me compels you to take a look at this fine dissertation. As the gentleman suggests, I've come to believe that Fino is the most versatile sherry... excellent with a variety of foods or alone. The only detractor is that it is astonishingly dry. Next time I think I'll go for an Oloroso - for some variety - but one thing is for certain: a good sherry never disappoints.