Albarino

Albariño (Galician pronunciation: [alβaˈɾiːɲo]) or Alvarinho (Portuguese: [aɫvaˈɾiɲu]) is a variety of white wine grape grown in Galicia (northwest Spain), Monção and Melgaço (northwest Portugal), where it is used to make varietal white wines.Albariño is actually the Galician name for the grape. In Portugal it is known as Alvarinho, and sometimes as Cainho Branco.It was presumably brought to Iberia by Cluny monks in the twelfth century[citation needed].
Posts about Albarino
    • Portrait de Rías Baixas

      Présentement dans l’avion entre New York et Madrid pour ensuite me rendre à Vigo, je termine tout juste mes lectures sur l’appellation Rías Baixas, où je vais. Avant de pouvoir vous raconter mes découvertes et les histoires des vignerons rencontrés, voici un portrait de l’appellation. Rías Baixas est la denominación de origen (DO) la plus importante en Galice et terre de pré ...

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    • Rant: There's No California Chardonnay On The Menu?

      What do you mean there's no California Chardonnay on the wine list? Must a restaurant wine list cater to all tastes, or can it specialize, ignoring some very popular choices? Is such specialization a good thing, or does it spite customers who want something different? How much choice should there be on a restaurant wine list? Consider Taberna de Haro, an excellent Spanish restaurant in Brookli.

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 6 readers -
    • Thanksgiving – A Perfect Time To Try New Wines

      Thanksgiving – A Perfect Time To Try New Wines Wine suggestions to accompany your Thanksgiving Feast. By Lou Marmon Gazette Newspapers November 26, 2014 While Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating family and friends, it is also an opportunity to try some unfamiliar wines. The classic meal of turkey, stuffing and various side-dishes provide a broad palate of flavors, t ...

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  • Eden Hill Holiday Wine Dinner

    … Pate, Latin Cocktail Meat Balls and Crudites with Curry Dip ​Wine pairings (2 Choices): Eden Hill 2013 Roussanne~ Dry White Wine *93 pts, Gold Medal, San Francisco IWC Eden Hill 2013 Moscato ~ Semi-Sweet White Wine, recently released Salad course: Eden Hill Holiday Salad – Baby Greens, Goat Cheese & Red Peppers Wine…

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  • Minerality: My thoughts

    … things that is good but not sufficient in itself to make for great wine. In an ordinary wine—a simple Gruner or Albarino, for example—it can be pleasant, refreshing and eminently quaffable, yet fail to rise above everydayness—an 86 or 87 point wine, in other words. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, if the price is right. But if you take a 90…

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  • Ana Fabiano & The Wonders of Rioja

    … of sustainable agriculture, using no pesticides or herbicides. In the past, producers used to produce their wines using a blend of grapes from the different region of Rioja but now they generally use grapes from a single region. That makes a difference as each region has its own unique flavor profile. For example, Rioja Alavesa creates wines…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 5 readers -
  • Sin Fronteras Dos Mujeres 2013

    … Sin Fronteras Dos Mujeres 2013 California Drinking this blend of albarino and grenache blanc from winemaker Macario Montoya brought to mind scraggly bushes laden with berries and rooted in the thin, loamy soil of a cliffside or sandy hill—manzanita, maybe. Whatever it is, the slightest breeze threatens to uproot it, but the bush holds tight…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 1 readers -
  • Condes de Albarei Rias Baixes Albarino 2013 Wine Review (NW)

    … Tasting notes: Citrus and hints of apple on the nose Light bodied on the palate Abbreviated finish with citrus notes Summary: There's a lot of good Albarino out there from the Rias Baixes region of Spain, but this one is a bit flat. It doesn't have the brightness and full flavor palate that has come to characterize these wines. Take a pass. --A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies …

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  • Gran Reserva Rioja: The Beauty of Aged Spanish Wine

    … My love of Spanish wine is well known, from Basque Txavoli to Sherry, from Albarino to Mencia. They make excellent wine at all price points, and have some intriguing indigenous grapes. The country is rich in wine history, and there is much diversity to be found. I've traveled to Spain three times, including to the Rioja region, and would return…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 6 readers -
  • 6 Albariños to try out…

    … are more round in the mouth with a savory and briny side. All of these characteristics make for a great food wine. Food Pairing This wine is often hailed as a great summer wine. Why not? It’s refreshing, bright, and can be a great appetizer or picnic wine. But I believe that it’s so much more than just refreshing wine reserved for hot months…

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