Rías Baixas Roadshow Visits Miami and DC
The wineries of DO Rías Baixas journeyed to the US this fall for a spectacular, multi-city tour in early October to celebrate the origins of Albariño on Spain’s Atlantic Coast with a range of 35 rare and wonderful selections from current releases to sobre lías, ageworthy Albariño, espumosos and local reds.
Visiting wineries stopped in Miami and Washington DC to host VIP masterclasses led by Alessandra Esteves of the Florida Wine Academy, Erik Segelbaum (Advanced Sommelier, founder of SOMLYAY) and Caroline Hermann (Master of Wine). Consumer fans of Rías Baixas also had the opportunity to attend private tastings at Barcelona Wine Bar in DC in partnership with Schneider’s of Capitol Hill and the Golden Hog Market in Key Biscayne. Download the Rías Baixas Roadshow tour booklet here and follow us at @RiasBaixasWines on Instagram for updates.
Editor’s Choice: Albariño for the Holidays
Get inspired on what to choose this holiday from our recent press round-up. DO Rías Baixas was an editor’s choice in Food & Wine’s October Restaurant issue. Looking to try a sparkling Albariño? Matthew Kaner from Men’s Journal is a fan of the emerging espumoso styles. Kaner also took readers on a tour of the annual Fiesta de Albariño this summer with many featured wines and trendy tinned fish pairings inspired by the region’s coastal Atlantic origins. (For a great gift idea wrap up a bottle of local Albariño and festively-packed tinned fish from Galicia). Interested in learning more? Enjoy the stylish and very comprehensive feature “This is Albariño Country” with beautiful imagery in Charleston Style & Design.
From lean and refreshing to round, lush and sparkling, there’s an Albariño from Rías Baixas to match every occasion. For Top Chef inspiration, check out our wine and recipe guide. Felices Fiestas!
On Tour in Rías Baixas
Top wine professionals enjoyed a memorable fall tour of Rías Baixas — experiencing the region’s famous coastal climate in the midst of the harvest season. Attendees were greeted by the aromas of newly fermenting grapes, and were among the first to preview the 2023 vintage. Monica Marin, Director of The Wine House in Los Angeles, was excited to discover a full range of styles with distinct nuances. “Albariño wine from Rias Baixas is very multidimensional with a noticeable evolution in winemaking practices and marked terroir differences between the sub-zones,” Monica shared. Amie Hendrickson, head of operations for TEXSOM, also enjoyed the firsthand immersion and opportunity to take a deep dive into the latest wines from Rías Baixas. Amie notes: “There are many regions in the world that offer one signature grape, but not many of those can offer the complexity and range of Albariño from Rías Baixas.” Amie plans to keep checking in on sparkling wines and wines with ageability noting that “this visit was a revelation to me.”
Interested in learning more about visiting DO Rías Baixas or recommending a qualified member of the wine trade to apply for the next tour? Reach out to the U.S. team for more info!