With this year’s festival becoming a virtual celebration, we decided to make it a monthlong affair! Be sure to follow Rías Baixas throughout the month of August to dive into Albariño month with some of our favorite creators.
We’ve also curated the perfect summer pairings for your Albariño festivities, thanks to some amazing sommeliers and fans of the region
Celebrated each year in the Rías Baixas wine city of Cambados, the Albariño Festival includes a host of activities for attendees to enjoy, including tastings, wine seminars, concerts, street entertainment, music, traditional folklore, and open-air parties. The festive atmosphere in this small, coastal town is filled with a buzzing, fun-filled energy, plenty of bright colors, and of course, numerous bottles of wine. This year, the festival is going virtual – details to be announced!
Host your own fiesta by sharing a bottle of Rías Baixas Albariño with your family and friends. Just add food and a playlist that inspires good vibes, and you’re all set. To help you, here are a few perfect summer pairings courtesy of some great somms and friends of Rías Baixas.
“This summer, I’m craving lots of comfort food with Albariño. From slow-cooked pork to clambakes, Albariño perfectly complements each dish.” – Master Sommelier Dave Yoshida
“I scream, you scream, we all scream for Albariño! Three of my favorite summer pairings include ceviche, fish tartare, and baked Chilean sea bass.” – Sommelier and Educator Kat Thomas
“Did you know you can pair Albariño with beef?” – Beverage Manager Chrissy Wilson
“Albariño from Rías Baixas is an incredibly versatile wine with great pairings for meat-eaters and seafood lovers everywhere.” – Master Sommelier Michael Meagher
“The best Albariño pairing, is just summer itself, sitting outside on a warm evening, with your small bubble of quarantined friends and family… that’s the best!” – Sommelier Elli Benchimol
View the complete Somm Summer Pairing Guide here!