In the years before our marriage, my wife and I always had a half-gallon-jug of Gallo Livingston Dry sherry in the fridge. We'd come home, hit the fridge, pour a tall one and drink it with all nature of ready-to-eat tapas (from potato chips to pasta and anchovies. This stuff was cheap as water, yet great Fino-like beverage. I found it closely approximated Tio Pepe, at that time my favorite Fino, and nowhere near kosher. I never tasted a kosher Tio Pepe as good as that Livingston Dry, much less the nonkosher Tio Pepe of yore, and I think I must have been one of the first on the block to get some (a gift from the first lot that had arrived, from Jay Buchsbaum). I drank it, and I wanted to like it a lot, but it didn't cut the mustard. I had several bottles since, never doing justice to Fino. Perhaps it's just the impossible dream.