Albarino

    Wine of the Week

    …LL coated a thick swordfish steak with tapenade and seared it in the cast-iron skillet to medium rare. I pulled the cork on the Condes de Albarei Albariño 2012, Rias Baixas, and we were fit as a fiddle and ready for fun. Rias Baixas is a vineyard area in the province of Galicia, in northwest Spain. The company is a cooperative that gathers grapes…

    1 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    Weekend Wine Notes: Six Spicy, Savory Whites

    … (the only form of seafood we ate when I was a child). Anyway, quick reviews here, meant to tease your interest and whet your taste-buds. All were samples for review. Enjoy! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Villa Robles Huerhuero Albarino 2013, Paso Robles. 14.5% alc. Very pale…

    7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    What Would the Crew of the Minnow Drink?

    … be caught carrying this purse wine on her arm to find a shady palm tree under which to sip. Cost is $15 for a 3 litre box. *Abadia de San Campio Bodegas Terras Cauda Albarino 2013 (sample) – I love Albarino from Spain’s region of Rias Baixas. This white wine will be perfect for a picnic on the beach or pier after you dock your boat. Pale lemon…

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    2013 Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes “Albariño des...

    … 2013 Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes “Albariño des Fefiñanes” As you know, Albariños are always welcome in my house! This one’s got lots of peach, sea shells, sea salt, and fresh white flowers on the nose with a hints of candied lemon peel. Mouthwatering acidity on the palate with lots of pear and marine (salt/shells) notes. A bit of a tingle…

    2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    2012 Martín Códax Albariño

    …The wines of Martín Códax take their name from a Galician troubadour, which I've written about in a previous review. While the Albariño has been a consistent and enjoyable performer over the years, I was impressed by the label on this vintage. The company uses a lute as their logo, but rather than go for a photorealistic version, the designer…

    9 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

    Albarino Day Sat Aug 2, 2014: celebrate this cool white for hot days

    …Inspired by the Albariño Wine Festival held during the first week of every August in in the small coastal town of Cambados, Spain,  International Albariño Day 2014 is set for Saturday, August 2. Traditionally grown in Rías Baixas, a coastal wine region in Galicia in northwestern Spain where over 90% of the vineyards are Albariño, this … Continue…

    19 readers - By wine predator

    Paco & Lola Albarino 2013 - A Love Story

    …A wine (and a variety) that's easy to love. 100% Albarino from Rias Baixas, Spain. SRP of $20 and available for as low as $12. Sample submitted for review. From the bottle: "Variety: 100% Albariño sourced from the winery's own vineyards. Fermentation: fermented in stainless steel vats, with temperature controlled. Appearance: attractive…

    14 readers - By The Reverse Wine Snob

    Weekend Wine Notes: 10 Under $20

    … Your eyes do not deceive you, My Readers. Today’s Weekend Wine Notes offer 10 wines priced under $20, in actuality, from about $12 to $19. We flaunt our eclectic nature today, reaching from various regions of California to Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Argentina and Australia, and embracing many grape varieties and styles of wine. As usual…

    7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    Getting to Know Oregon and Washington Albariño

    … a multitude of wood-fired pizzas. The most notable being one with local cherries, bacon, and goat cheese. Then a gelato sample at Ice, an olive oil and vinegar tasting at D’Olivo, a quick wine tasting at Jones of Washington (I got the Sauv Blanc), and a coffee at Cafe Columbia to finish. If you’re wondering howl I drank hot coffee in that heat, the market is mercifully air-conditioned. Wenatchee, I’ll be back! Tags: abacela albarino, crayelle albarino, pybus market wenatchee, visit wenatchee…

    8 readers - By Jameson Fink

    DeBarge Vineyards and Winery

    … DeBarge Vineyards and Winery is the culimination of a series of projects headed by Dr. Raymond DeBarge, an eye surgeon in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. The urban winery is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee (a city right on the Georgia border) in the Southside Historic District, not too far from the campus of UT Chattanooga. The vineyards…

    3 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews